A prominently sited ‘C listed’ coastal country guest house in a popular tourist destination with a solid trading performance.
Braefoot is a C listed handsome detached house and is of white painted stone construction with contrasting painted smooth ashlar at quoins, doors and mullions and all under a dark grey slated roof. The accommodation is brimming with character and charm, laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels. The house has classic period apartments typical of the genre, many of which feature the careful and sensitive retention of period features including, window shutters, ornate ceiling roses, detailed plaster cornice work, picture rails and fireplaces.
Outer storm doors to entrance vestibule, inner front door to entrance hallway, storage cupboard housing electrical switch gear, original flooring. Formal dining room, under stair storage cupboard, wc/cloaks room, kitchen come breakfasting room, internal door to cottage, boiler room, twin leaf doors to additional storage cupboard. Formal sitting room, storage cupboard, original working fireplace, additional sitting room, original working fireplace, Edinburgh press.
Via an original staircase with wrought iron riser and original banister to half landing, twin leaf doors to bedroom 1, en suite bathroom with overhead shower. Via staircase to first floor landing, bedroom 2 with en suite shower room, storage cupboard, bedroom 3 (currently set up as the laundry room), shelved linen cupboard. Bedroom 4 with en suite shower room, bedroom 5 with Jack and Jill door to en suite/family bathroom with overhead shower, linen cupboard, staircase to attic, bedroom 6.
Exposed stone cottage and three exposed
stone outbuildings in need of total renovation.
Via a gravel bell mouth entry to hard standing, front gardens are low maintenance by design and are mainly lawn flanked by gravel pathways as well as a mixture of shrub bush and border plants. There is a gravel area at the side of Braefoot, ideal for alfresco dining and sitting and offering views towards the loch. Rear gardens are accessed via a timber gate and via a gravel pathway which leads to level lawn and outbuildings.
Braefoot is situated approximately 0.6 miles from Campbeltown centre, the main town on the Kintyre Peninsula. From its slightly elevated position Braefoot offers good partial loch views across Campbeltown Bay.
Campbeltown is the main shopping town in the area and provides a range of facilities including supermarkets, garages, the award winning Aqualibrium leisure centre, a library, hospital and a cinema. There is an emergency air-ambulance service to Glasgow.
There are two primary schools as well as secondary education at Campbeltown Grammar. The University of the Highlands and Islands can be accessed locally via Argyll College.
Campbeltown is popular with tourists and has a variety of hotels and restaurants. The town has pontoons, sheltered anchorages and a small Sailing Club with moorings. The nationally popular Mull of Kintyre half-marathon is held in May and the annual Mull of Kintyre Music Festival over four days each August.
From the 28th April to 25th September, there are three weekend ferry sailings from Campbeltown to and from Ardrossan. The West Coast bus service runs four daily coaches to and from Glasgow. By car, via the A83, Glasgow can be reached (in normal driving conditions) in approximately 3 hours.
Tarbert also has a ferry link to Portavadie which gives access to an alternative route to Glasgow via the Cowal Peninsula. The nearby Campbeltown airport (2 miles) offers a twice daily return flight (30 minutes) to Glasgow International Airport.
The coastal village of Tarbert is 25.9 miles away where there are a number of friendly harbour pubs and restaurants. Tarbert is renowned for hosting the annual Scottish Series Yachting Event, and for its seafood and folk music.
Machrihanish is famous for golf. The links course of Machrihanish is of international acclaim and attracts many visitors. There has also recently opened a new 18-hole golf course called the Machrihanish Dunes.
Locally, there is an 18-hole course at Southend as well as nine-hole courses at Carradale and on the Island of Gigha. The beach of Machrihanish Bay is well known for windsurfing and surf canoeing. There are numerous easily accessible sandy beaches nearby.
World class sailing is available with easy access to the Clyde Coast, Arran and the North Channel across to Ireland from Campbeltown Loch. At Ardrishaig, the Crinan Canal connects Loch Fyne with Loch Craignish. From where, the Southern and Inner Hebrides are readily accessible. The Kennacraig ferry connects the mainland with Islay, Jura and Colonsay.
Productive sea fishing from shore and boat is available locally and there are trout and salmon opportunities by permit in other surrounding rivers and hill lochs.
The countryside is a delight in which to walk or cycle and there is no shortage of scenic routes and places of archaeological and historical interest to visit.
The islands of Davaar and Gigha are nearby and are steeped in history, with stunning scenery and landscapes harbouring an abundance of wildlife.
The Kintyre Way is a fully waymarked 100-mile trail which criss-crosses the peninsula from Tarbert to Campbeltown. There are serious hiking and gentle rambles, all of which bring home the beautiful reality that is Kintyre.
Mains water supply, drainage is by mains drainage, mains gas central heating, double glazed.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Bookings for the forthcoming season and further information on the trading figures are available on request for interested parties, following a viewing and receipt of formal solicitor notification of interest.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127.
Braefoot is in council tax band F and the amount payable for 2019/2020 is £2768.53 to include mains water and 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 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 tenants 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 in September 2019.
From Glasgow city centre, travel in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Leave the motorway at J30 following signs for Erskine Bridge. Proceed over bridge turning left onto the A82. Remain on the A82 for 25 miles going up Loch Lomond side. Bear left at Tarbert on to the A83. Remain on the A83 for 61 miles passing through Inveraray, Furnace, Minard, Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig before arriving in Tarbert.
Continue through Tarbert on the A83 following signs for Campbeltown. Upon arrival into Campbeltown turn right onto the B842, travel along High Street and find Braefoot on the left hand side.