Ardran

Strachur, Cairndow Argyll and Bute, PA27 8DE
OFFERS OVER £399,000

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On an elevated setting a detached stone fronted house in productive half acre gardens with wonderful views to Loch Fyne, mountains and glens.

Situation
Ardran is situated in the Loch Fyne side coastal village of Strachur. Strachur is in southern Argyll at the sheltered confluence of highland glens and Loch Fyne. Strachur is mainly a ribbon development that runs along the coast. The village and most of the homes face due west and overlook the loch and from where there are spectacular waterscape and landscape views as well as dramatic and colourful sunsets.

Strachur is a delightful and very pretty Loch Fyne side Argyllshire coastal village. Strachur and Loch Fyne are well known for their natural scenic beauty which has always drawn people to the area to live, holiday and enjoy weekend breaks.

The village has a post office and café, a retail service station, an excellent Medical Centre with in-house pharmacy, and a vibrant Community Hall, all of which cater for most everyday needs and requirements. Glasgow is about 61 miles distant and offers a full range of higher and further educational services as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city.

There are a number of restaurants, all with menus that encompass the term “Scotland’s Natural Larder”; these include Loch Fyne Oysters, The Creggans Inn (only a few hundred yards away) and Invercottage Restaurant.

Dunoon is approximately 17 miles away with Glasgow Airport at approximately 53 miles distant via Loch Lomondside.

Primary schooling is available in Strachur and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon. The nearest independent school is Helensburgh at 35 miles.

The A83 and A82 provide access to central Scotland. Arrochar has a main line rail station with a service to and from Glasgow city centre and a sleeper to London. The frequent western ferry service between McInroy’s Point and Hunters Quay provides alternative travel to Glasgow and the west of mainland Scotland.

The area offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits including cycle routes, challenging hill climbs, walks and several golf courses. The recently established Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie in the West and travels eastwards for 31 miles through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes in the west coast.

Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.

For sailors, the sea lochs of the west of Scotland offer safe anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing; there are marina and chandlery services at Rhu, Inverkip, Portavadie and Dunoon.

Description
Ardran is a handsome detached house in typical West highland Scottish style. The house is of natural exposed stone with cream painted gables, window mullions, door frames and lintels. The house is under a mainly slated roof with resin roof over garden room at the rear.

The property enjoys an elevated position within beautifully stocked and productive gardens and from its raised vantage point there are first class south westerly aspects out across the village of Strachur and Loch Fyne to the mountains and glens beyond.

The accommodation is freshly presented and is laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels. In its present ownership it has been carefully configured to allow for single family and guest occupancy as well as for self-contained space for a live in relative.

The house features a number of original features such as detailed plasterwork, cornices and centre roses as well as a number of more contemporary features. The house is set in grounds of some 0.502 acres which have been carefully stocked to ensure year-round interest, colour and kitchen produce.

Ground Floor
Twin leaf outer storm doors to entrance vestibule, stained glass door to entrance reception hallway, part tiled floor, under stairs stores, sitting room with bay window formation and warming log burner with pitch pine mantle piece, cosy snug with log burner in timber fireplace, oak hardwood flooring, open arch to well equipped kitchen featuring 2 oven Aga range cooker, twin leaf doors to good sized conservatory itself with twin leaf doors to gardens, good sized utility room or flexible second kitchen with split stable door to rear gardens. From reception hall possible self-contained accommodation of, shower room, bedroom 1, garden/sitting room at rear with doors to gardens and access to second kitchen.

First Floor
Period staircase with cast iron spindles and wood turned banister to upper hallway, generous bath and shower room, bedroom 2 with mirrored wardrobes and en suite shower room with velux window, bedroom 3 with en suite shower room, bedroom 4 with rear facing window. Retractable ladder with access to floored and insulated roof space.

Outbuildings
Aluminium framed greenhouse, garden shed with good garden equipment stores, plumbed for washer and drier, 3 x well vented log stores, 4 bay polytunnel, second garden shed.

Gardens
Gravel off road parking at front of property, twin gate piers with gates to asphalt driveway. Lower level lawn fringed with extensive shrubs and bushes and fronted by stone dwarf wall with trellis draped with climbing roses. Well stocked beds and borders fringe the driveway, a berberis arch leads via steps to upper gardens which are to a gravel apron with flag stone alfresco dining terrace bounded by a dry stone wall. The terrace continues to the side where there are raised kitchen produce planters, a stone rockery has alpines and spring bulbs and a further gravel terrace is at the rear with dwarf stone retaining wall. Steps lead via a gate to rearmost gardens which are to grass with soft fruit cages, productive fruit trees further shrubs rhododendrons and bushes.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway for about 15 miles taking junction 30 onto the Erskine Bridge. Turn left off the bridge on the A82 and continue for about 25 miles to reach Tarbet. Continue to the left at Tarbet onto the A83 and proceed through Arrochar for a further 13 miles. Turn left onto the A815 and travel for about 9 miles to reach Strachur. Continue into the village turning right onto the A886 signposted Glendaruel, Colintraive. After a few metres turn immediate left and immediate right onto the minor road. Continue along the minor road for about 0.2 miles to find Ardran on the left hand side.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127

Services
Mains water supply, mains drainage, oil fired central heating (new external condensing boiler 2016), supported by 2 x wood burners, Aga range, double glazing.

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