A beautiful, fully refurbished, detached west highland cottage providing an excellent holiday bolthole or income producing self-catering accommodation.
Ardacheranmor Cottage is a delightfully pretty cottage in typical west highland style; the house enjoys an idyllic west facing situation on part of the old single track road, with the convenience of the A886 at its rear.
The property is one of only a handful of properties which form the ribbon settlement in the high sided Ruel valley, and it is set in mature level well established and easily tended gardens; a feature of which is a tall ancient oak tree with a road leaf canopy and which is protected by a TPO.
The house is of white painted stone at the front and Most of the property is under a slated roof with detailed and leaded mansard roof at the rear. Internally the house is well finished with dressed exposed natural hardwoods, and ancient exposed beams have been left as a feature.
The house is of painted stone construction with white painted harling to the newer extension at the rear and with contrasting colours picked out at window mullions and doors, the property is reroofed with Spanish slate on rear pitches with leaded flat roof section and diminishing course Ballachulish slate on the front pitch.
The house has been comprehensively and sensitively refurbished essentially making it a new home inside a vintage exterior outer shell.
Internally the house is well finished with dressed oak, low maintenance hardwood finishes to skirtings facings and doors, the kitchen and bathroom ware are good quality and completed with complimentary coloured ceramics.
Entrance porch/vestibule, with slate tile floor, fine open plan reception area to very decorative facing comfortable sitting room with feature exposed and pointed exposed stone wall with multi fuel stove at its heart, useful under stairs store, comfortable snug or TV room, with feature wood burner and neat window box seating, twin leaf hardwood doors to well-appointed and easily worked and fully integrated kitchen with centre island and open plan formal dining/breakfasting room, twin leaf French doors lead to rear gardens. Doorway to inner hallway with general purpose store leading to fine bath and shower room with velux windows and down lighters.
Quality engineered dressed oak hardwood staircase with ¾ landing split, leading to bedrooms 1 & 2 with front facing dormer windows, second split to bedroom 3 (master) with velux windows and separate WC and wash hand basin room.
Timber garden shed, vented log store, boiler house with boiler and pressurised hot water tank.
Stock gate to gravel surfaced driveway and vehicle hard standing. Stone wall at the front with personal gate to front door. Gardens mainly to grass with spring bulbs and ancient trees. Close board fence ensuring privacy at the rear. Further gravel terrace to the side and neat pathway to setts around the house.
Ardacheranmor Cottage is situated in a location of great natural scenic beauty. The house is set in woodland gardens in the heart of the scenic glen of Glendaruel. The house faces due west and there are views out over adjacent farmland and woodlands of Glendaruel towards the river Ruel and onwards to the craggy heather covered moorlands and mountains which surround it.
The Cowal Peninsula area is famous for its stunning natural scenic beauty with deep and narrow sea lochs and high-sided glens providing a boating route through from the Clyde estuary to Arran, Loch Fyne and the fishing village of Tarbert and on through the Crinan Canal to the Western Isles.
Colintraive (9 miles to the south) has a Hotel with a friendly bar and an enviable reputation for pub and restaurant cuisine; an everyday provisions shop, post office, heritage centre, community garden and an all-weather bowling green. From Colintraive there is a short and regular 5-minute Calmac Ferry crossing to the neighbouring Island of Bute. The main town on Bute is Rothesay where there are local shops, a supermarket and a further Ferry to the Clyde coast. The other main centre in the area is Dunoon which provides further shops, supermarket and services; in addition to two competing ferry services across the Clyde. Excellent local medical services are delivered from Tighnabruaich.
There is a local primary school at Glendaruel and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon Grammar, which has an excellent reputation. A school bus runs from Colintraive to Dunoon Grammar in the morning and afternoon to transport students to and from school. It is possible for some of the students to board at the school.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits; including yachting and boating, golfing, fishing, hill walking and country walks in an area rich in history. The Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie on Loch Fyne and travels for some 31 miles to Arrochar through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes on the west coast.
A scenic 9-hole golf course is at Kames, with further courses on the Island of Bute and at Dunoon. Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of shoots run either commercially or by syndicates. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
Local bus services run to Tighnabruaich, Rothesay and Dunoon.
The Braehead retail village to the west of Glasgow is only 47 miles (albeit including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer and Sainsburys anchor stores; and a range of High Street multiples, plus an IKEA superstore. Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons each have large outlets in Greenock, circa 10 minutes (in normal driving conditions) from the ferry terminals.
The city of Glasgow is 53 miles by ferry and provides extensive retail, commercial, cultural, higher educational and leisure services.
From Glasgow city centre leave in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Continue for 21 miles to arrive at Port Glasgow. Keep going straight (parallel to the shoreline) through the adjoining towns of Greenock and Gourock on the A770 for 8 miles to reach the Western Ferry terminal at McInroys Point (this is the second of the two ferry terminals and provides a more frequent service). Take the ferry to Hunters Quay, Dunoon. Leaving the terminal turn right onto the A815. At the T junction adjacent to the marina in Sandbank turn right. After approx. 1.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for 11 miles then turn right onto the A886 following signs Strachur. Continue on the A886 for about 4.3 miles turning left to see the Kinlochruel Village Hall, turn right, go along the single track road to find Ardacheranmor Cottage on the left-hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127
Ardacheranmor is served by mains water, drainage is by private septic tank, LPG central heating supported by log burners, double glazing.
Ardacheranmor Cottage Band is D and the amount of council tax payable for 2019/2020 is £1,308.83 excluding mains water and excluding sewage.
EER Band: F
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880