A handsome detached Victorian house in need of modernisation with uninterrupted views to the world famous and scenic waterscape of the Kyles of Bute.
Ardvaar is an impressive detached Victorian house and is of tooled honey stone construction under a slated roof and with feature, distinctive and intricately carved barge boards and soffits. The house is set amid mature and broadly level well stocked gardens from where there is shelter and privacy at the rear and wonderful waterscape views from the front.
The accommodation is generously proportioned and is laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels. Internally, period features include fine plaster work to cornices, ceiling roses and corbels, picture rails and original fireplaces have all been sensitively preserved. The house requires modernisation and improvement and Ardvaar represents a fine blank canvas upon which new owners can stamp their own interior design, style and finish.
Fine outer canopy porch, twin leaf outer storm doors to entrance vestibule, stained and leaded glass door to broad period entrance reception hallway, small general-purpose store to side, sitting room with bay window formation and fireplace with tiled hearth and slips, formal dining room with white marble fireplace and glazed Edinburgh press. Morning room with white fireplace and tiled slips, Edinburgh press, shelved under stairs store, kitchen with Rayburn range stove, breakfasting space and ceiling pulley, utility room with electrical switchgear cupboard and door to rear gardens. Bath & shower room & wc.
Period staircase of wood turned banister with fluted spindles, half landing stained and leaded glass window, full landing with shelved linen store with domestic hot water tank. Bedroom 1 with original fireplace, shower room with pine panel to dado height, access hatch to attic space, bedroom 2 (master) with original fireplace, deep bay window and shallow press. Bedroom 3 single or box room, bedroom 4 with original fireplace with brass canopy, tiled hearth and slips, and shallow press, bedroom 5 with boarded fireplace and mantle.
Original wash house with twin Belfast sinks, mangle and charming original cast iron boiler, coal house, original garage with general purpose and garden equipment and machinery stores and greenhouse. Useful attic space and long term stores above.
Ardvaar is set in mature broadly level gardens. There are twin entrances via steel gates set in stone gate piers. The gardens are fronted by a stone wall and a mixed privet and holly hedge. There is an extensive mature and gently sloping front lawn with large colourful rhododendron canopy at the northern side. The southern side has 2 significant evergreen trees underplanted with mixed shrubs, bushes and spring bulbs. The driveway is to gravel and leads to hardstanding areas at the front, side and rear of the house. Further lawn at the rear with spring bulbs and a combination of deciduous and evergreen trees. Impressive flowering cherry canopy, camelia, Pampas grasses, tall scots pine and Yew trees all underplanted with rhododendrons. An area of ground extending to the high water mark on the eastern side of the road is in the ownership of Ardvaar.
Ardvaar is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Tighnabruaich on the west coast of Scotland. The house is situated in the coastal ribbon southern part of the village and it enjoys an immediate foreshore setting with only the minor road in front of the house.
From its immediate foreshore situation, there are quite spectacular and often dramatic outlooks to the Island of Bute adjacent and the highly picturesque and world-famous Kyles of Bute.
Tighnabruaich is a well known sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the comings and goings of pleasure boating and yachting craft. One of its highlights must surely be the regular berthing of the famous Waverley, reputed to be the worlds last sea going paddle steamer. Always a sight to behold as she berths at Tighnabruaich pier with day trippers.
The village centre is a comfortable short level walk and offers a Doctors surgery and local amenities that cater for everyday needs. A bus service runs from Tighnabruaich to both Rothesay and Dunoon.
The city of Glasgow is 55 miles distant (via a pleasant boat crossing to Gourock) and has numerous retail districts and all the higher educational, cultural and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre.
Tighnabruaich has a reputable and award winning primary school and secondary is available at Dunoon Grammar.
The area is famous for its dramatic natural scenic beauty; yachtsmen and women the world over sail through the scenic Kyles from the Clyde marinas and on through the Crinan canal and out to the Hebridean islands. A new marina and restaurant complex at Portavadie is 4 miles to the west and offers facilities such as a leisure centre with indoor and outdoor infinity pool and beauty treatment rooms. Portavadie also hosts facilities supporting great mountain bike trails in the area.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits. Tighnabruaich Golf Club is a scenic and challenging 9-hole golf course. There is tennis and inevitably, a famous sailing school.
Tighnabruaich lies on Argylls Secret Coast, which stretches from Strachur at the top of Loch Fyne round the coast to Colintraive. It is an area of stunning natural beauty where there are countless opportunities to discover peaceful locations. Nearby activities include walks in forests or along the coast, fishing, kayaking or sailing and enjoying the wildlife.
Mains water supply, drainage is by direct outflow. Oil fired central heating provided from Rayburn stove. Partial secondary glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
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 Ferry terminal at McInroys Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay Dunoon. Leave the terminal and turn right on the A815 through Sandbank. After 3.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for 11 miles before turning right on to the A886. Travel for 1.5 miles then turn left onto the A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. On arrival in the village proceed to the end of the road where it meets the sea. Turn right on the coastal road and proceed for about 150 yards to find Ardvaar on the right hand side.
Alternatively 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 10 miles to Strachur. At Strachur turn right onto A886 and travel for 15 miles. Turn right on to the A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. On arrival in the Village, follow directions as above.
Argyll & Bute Council
Ardvaar is in council tax band F and the amount payable for 2020/2021 is £2529.49. excluding mains drainage.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
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 may 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.
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