A detached stone built former farmhouse in a rural setting at the head of Loch Riddon with planning consent to create 2 further properties.
Auchenbreck Farm is of natural exposed stone construction under a slated roof, it is a handsome detached house with well finished accommodation laid out over two light, bright and easily managed levels. To the rear of the main house there are two dilapidated former stone agricultural steadings. The closest steading to the house has planning permission for redevelopment into two semidetached stone cottage type properties.
Split stable door leading to breakfasting fitted kitchen with warming solid fuel Rayburn range stove and hardwood flooring, twin leaf doors lead to a conservatory with hardwood floor, exposed stone wall and further twin leaf doors to the gardens, door to inner hallway leading to cloaks/wc, home office/study, box window front reception hallway with door to gardens, under stairs stores, triple aspect main lounge with painted exposed beams. From Kitchen, access to boot/outerwear/utility room, retractable ladder with attic access, 2nd inner hallway with door to gardens, bedroom 1 with en suite shower room & wc, bedroom 2 twin leaf doors to concealed en suite shower, bathroom, family room with bay window formation with window box seating and open plan galley kitchen.
Staircase to upper hallway with storage cupboard off, bedroom 3 (master) with fitted louvre door fronted wardrobes, en suite shower room, bedroom 4 with eves space fitted wardrobes, bathroom, bedroom 5.
Detached larch clad garage over concrete base offering general purpose and freezer stores.
Timber roof dilapidated stone steading with planning consent to create 2 further semidetached dwellings.
Planning Ref: B(S)A14/00677/DOM2
Detached stone ruin.
A number of former pig shelters.
The gardens around the house are fenced and mainly to grass, a driveway is from the A886, an entrance leads to twin leaf steel gates and onto an access driveway which reaches a vehicle hard standing and turning area beside the house. A gravel terrace and pathway are at the rear and a lawn at the front has a number of trees and saplings.
The land holding at Auchenbreck Farm extends to about 7.27 acres (2.94Ha) in all. In recent years the land was utilised for small scale pig rearing and there are a number of connected and fenced enclosures.
Auchenbreck Farm is situated in a location of great natural scenic beauty at the western end of the small south Argyll ribbon settlement and coastal village of Colintraive.
The house enjoys a full southerly exposure and there are spectacular views south and west towards the hills and mountains that form the steep sided glens around Loch Riddon.
Auchenbreck Farm is mid-way between the southern end of scenic Glendaruel and the coastal village of Colintraive on the Cowal Peninsula. The area is famous for its stunning natural scenic beauty with deep and narrow sea lochs and high-sided glens providing a boating route with sheltered anchorages 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 village (5 miles to the south) has a hotel with a friendly bar with an enviable reputation for pub and restaurant cuisine, an everyday provision 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 at Wemyss Bay. 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, golf, 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 44 miles (albeit including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer and Sainsburys anchor stores, 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 49 miles by ferry and provides extensive retail, commercial, cultural, higher educational and leisure services.
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, LPG fired heating supported by Rayburn range, double glazing. PV solar panels.
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 about 11 miles to reach the junction with the A886. Turn left here and travel for 0.3 miles to find the entrance to Auchenbreck Farm on the left-hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Auchenbreck Farm is in council tax band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £3032.62. Excluding waste water.
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.