A stylish detached house in a sheltered west highland glen at the head of loch and with wonderful views to Beinn Narnain.
Ardachy House is a comparatively modern house having been built in 1995. It is a timber frame home by Scotframe and it is a combination of harled and dressed stone exterior finish, all under a tiled roof. Internally the house features spacious light and bright family and guest accommodation laid out over two easily managed levels. There is extensive good use of natural timber finishes to skirtings, facings, doors and windows.
The house is presented in fresh decorative order and all the main front rooms benefit from the ever changing and sometimes dramatic aspects to Beinn Narnain and the Arrochar Alps adjacent.
An outer front door with canopy leads to entrance vestibule, 2 general purpose stores off, reception hallway, cloaks/wc, fine full width sitting room with central stone fireplace, chimney breast and raised hearth. Spacious full width open plan and well fitted kitchen with Rayburn range cooker open to dining and breakfasting room with twin leaf doors with outer over canopy to gardens, utility room and back door to gardens.
Staircase to galleried first floor upper hallway, access via retractable ladder to floored and insulated roof space, bedroom 1 (master) with 2 fitted wardrobes and recently refitted en suite shower room, bedroom 2, 3 & 4 all with fitted wardrobes, family bath and shower room.
Gravel driveway which encircles the house and provides good vehicle turning and hard standing areas. Flagstone terrace bounded by dwarf stone wall with decorative coping stones, mature lawns fringed with mixed trees, shrubs and bushes which provide shelter and amenity. Mature semi ancient native woodland backdrop. The first section of the access driveway to Ardachy House is to be shared with a single neighbour (shaded in pink).
Potential Building Plot
A building plot (not part of the sale of Ardachy House) is proposed to the south of Ardachy House and will be the single neighbour sharing the first section of the driveway. Mature trees and bushes provide good separation as well as mutual privacy and seclusion.
An area of addition land immediately in front of Ardachy House is available by separate negotiation.
Argyll and Bute council
Tel: 01546 605522
Mains water supply, drainage by private septic tank, oil fired central heating provided by Rayburn range, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
In respect of non-domestic rates, Ardachy House has a rateable value of £3,600 although currently qualifies 100% for small business relief.
EPC rating E
Ardachy House is situated in the pretty Loch Lomondside hamlet of Arrochar which is at the head of Loch Long just off the A83 in scenic Argyll & Bute.
Arrochar is situated within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland's first National Park, and with its near neighbour Tarbet are popular and attractive villages which sit on Loch Long and Loch Lomond respectively.
Arrochar village is located at the head of Loch Long and at the bottom of Glen Lean. The surrounding lochs, mountains and glens are dominated by the Arrochar Alps which include the famous Cobbler, which at 884 metres (2,900 ft) in height, is a Corbett, not quite a Munro. Despite falling just short of a Munro, it is one of the most impressive summits in the Southern Highlands and is also one of the most important sites for rock climbing in the Southern Highlands.
Arrochar has village services which include a petrol station, post office, newsagents, pottery and craft gallery, licensed grocers and there are also welcoming country pubs and restaurants.
Nearby Tarbet is situated on the banks of the world famous Loch Lomond, an area of great natural scenic beauty with views that are dominated by the Loch and the Ben. At Tarbet there is the opportunity to catch a passenger ferry to explore the rest of the loch and to view the exceptional scenery from the water. A hotel and several bed and breakfast businesses cater for visitors to the area, as does the Tarbet Tea Room. Tarbet also has a Post Office and seasonal Tourist Information Centre.
Primary schooling is available in Tarbet and the nearest state secondary school is Hermitage Academy. Lomond School in Helensburgh is the nearest independent school.
The A82 & A83 provide good road access to north and south. There is a good local bus service and the scenic West Highland Railway runs through the villages, with a station at Tarbet (Arrochar & Tarbet), from where trains carry passengers to and from destinations including London, Glasgow, Fort William, Mallaig and Oban. There is an early morning commuter rail service from Tarbet and Arrochar station to the centre of Glasgow. Glasgow international airport is 32 miles away.
Glasgow city is about 40 miles to the south and (as with most large cities) has an extensive range of retail districts, professional services and higher and further educational services. The Braehead and Silverburn retail villages are just outside the city proper.
The locality offers an extensive range of outdoor and leisure opportunities. For golf enthusiasts the acclaimed private members owned Loch Lomond Golf Club is 11 miles away on the west side of the loch and at 13 miles the Carrick Golf and Spa, which is located within the grounds of the Cameron House Estate which itself offers restaurant, leisure club and marina facilities.
Loch Lomond is the centrepiece of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and is an area of natural and often dramatic natural scenic beauty. On all sides of the loch there are some of the most scenic and challenging walks and hill climbs in Scotland.
The loch offers inland sailing and boating and water sports opportunities. Fishing is possible by permit on the loch and some of the surrounding rivers.
Some of the local estates can, by prior arrangement, offer stalking, grouse and low ground pheasant shooting.
Coastal sailing is available on Loch Long which leads to the Firth of Clyde and there are marina and chandlery services available at Rhu (18 miles).
From Glasgow city centre proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway for 11.9 miles and leave at junction 30 following signs Erskine Bridge. Proceed over bridge and leave in a northerly direction on the A82. Continue northwards on the A82 for 10.4 miles to reach the roundabout at Balloch. From here continue in a northerly direction on the A82 up the side of Loch Lomond for a further 17.1 miles to reach Tarbet. At Tarbet continue on the main road which becomes the A83. Follow the A83 for about 1.5 miles to reach Arrochar. Once in Arrochar, continue beyond the Petrol Station for about 150 yards before turning right by a tall lone conifer into the driveway which will lead to Ardachy House. After a further 0.3 miles, Ardachy House is the first property on the right hand side.