Arden Bank

Kilmun, Dunoon , PA23 8SB
Under Offer £249,999

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A detached property which requires complete modernisation and from its slightly elevated position enjoys spectacular and often dramatic waterscape views across the Holy Loch and to the hills above Dunoon beyond.

Turning now to the property, Arden Bank is a very prominent, detached property built as two separate flats. The property is of exposed stone finish with smooth ashlar at window mullions under a dark grey slate roof. It is located in a situation of great natural scenic beauty and situated on a prominent site, enjoying outstanding views across the Holy Loch. The accommodation while in two separate units could be converted to form a single home, within the property there has been the retention of period features, picture rails, cornicing and fireplaces.

The house is perfect and well set up for principal family living; Dunoon is also a well-known west of Scotland holiday and short break destination and so offers scope as a second or income producing holiday home.

Ground Floor – Lower Arden Bank
Via outer front door to porch/sunroom, inner front door to entrance hallway, formal sitting room with imitation fireplace, window to front gardens, exposed Edinburgh press, bedroom 1 with window to side gardens, fitted wardrobes, bedroom 2 with window to rear gardens. Family bathroom with overhead shower, dining room with window to rear gardens, utility room, door to rear gardens, kitchen, WC & shower room, bedroom 3 with window to front gardens. Fitted hallway cupboard, bedroom 4 (master) with 2 x cupboards, window to front gardens.

First Floor – Upper Arden Bank
Via outer stone staircase to first floor, entrance vestibule with cloaks area and window seat, inner front door to entrance hallway, kitchen/diner with window to rear gardens, sitting room with window to front, exposed Edinburgh press, bedroom 1 & 2 with window to front, bedroom 3 window to rear, linen cupboard, family bathroom with overhead shower.

Gardens
Via exposed stone bell mouth entry to private tarmac driveway to vehicular hard standing and parking. Stone piers with personal gate access leads through front gardens to property front door. Lawns flank the pathway with well stocked colourful beds, bushes and borders at its fringes. The tarmac driveway leads to the garage at the rear with rear lawns and drying green, level rear gardens are bounded by stone walls, post and wire fencing, and mature specimen trees.

Outbuildings
Detached single garage with up and over door.
Attached greenhouse.
Exposed stone under stair coal shed

Situation
Arden Bank is a detached property which enjoys a prominent position on the south facing shore front of the Holy Loch with views across the loch to the hills beyond.

Kilmun and Strone both have churches. The church at Kilmun is of particular historic interest as it includes a mausoleum. Strone has a coffee shop selling essentials including newspapers. There is also a coffee/tearoom and Blairmore one mile beyond Strone. There is an extensively stocked shop, including off licence, at Cot House filling station about two miles from the house. Strone (1 mile) has an excellent pub/restaurant and in Ardentinny (6.1 miles) there is an excellent bistro/restaurant.

Dunoon, seven miles away, has more extensive facilities as well as a library, theatre/concert hall, hospital, leisure centre and swimming pool. Greenock, (by ferry crossing), is about 13 miles. There is a new retail park at Port Glasgow about 17 miles and the Braehead retail village at 33 miles, both offer many of the major high street multiples.

There is a regular bus service to Dunoon and the Western Ferries terminal at Hunters Quay which is 6.8 miles from Arden Bank where vehicular ferries connect to McInroy’s Point, two miles from Gourock from where there is easy access to Glasgow City and beyond. Passenger only ferries operate from Dunoon Pier and berth alongside Gourock train station with a regular service to Glasgow.

Glasgow Airport and Prestwick Airport are 29.6 miles and 48.9 miles respectively and offer domestic and international flights.

There is a primary school in Strone and both further primary and secondary schooling in Dunoon. Some children in the area attend the independent school of St Columba’s in Kilmacolm and a private bus service is in operation from Gourock.

Set within the National Park and the Argyll Forest, Arden Bank is a few minutes’ drive from the towering Californian redwoods at Benmore Botanic Garden and the stunning beauty of the freshwater Loch Eck. Salmon and sea trout run the nearby River Eachaig.

The area is renowned for its natural beauty with many miles of quiet roads, forest trails and hillside tracks.

For sailing enthusiasts, the Firth of Clyde offers some of the most scenic sailing in western Europe and there are marina and chandlery services at The Holy Loch, Port Bannatyne, Portavadie, Inverkip and Largs.

As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Arden Bank is no exception, the Blairmore and Strone Golf club is a short distance from Arden Bank.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow city centre leave in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Continue for 21 miles to arrive at Port Glasgow. Follow signs Greenock and Gourock on the A770 for 8 miles to reach the Western Ferries terminal at McInroys Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay Dunoon. Leave the terminal and turn right on the A815 through Sandbank and towards Ardbeg.

Just past the petrol filling station, turn right onto the A880 towards Kilmun. Travel along this road which has the Holy Loch on the right side.
As you drive through Kilmun, the pier is on the right, in circa 0.5 mile find Arden Bank on the left hand side.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127

Services
Lower flat: Mains water supply, electric night storage heaters, double glazing.

Upper flat: Mains water supply, electric convector heaters, double glazing.

The property is on mains drainage.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Council Tax
Arden Bank Upper flat is in Band B and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £1,420.93 including water and sewerage charges.

Arden Bank Lower flat is in Band C and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/22 is £1,614.08 including water and sewerage charges.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.

Possession
Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Offers
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE.

A closing date for offers will probably be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.

Fixtures and fittings
All items normally known as tenant’s fixtures and fittings, including garden ornaments and statuary, are specifically excluded from the sale. However, certain items, including furniture may be available to a purchaser in addition, by separate negotiation.

Photographs and particulars taken August 2021.