Braemor & The Lodge

Arrochar, Argyll & Bute , G83 7AA
< £525,000

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CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY 6TH MAY AT 12PM With sublime southerly views, a prominently sited detached house with useful income producing secondary property.

Description
Braemor & The Lodge are an attractive pair of detached homes which enjoy a raised position above the ribbon settlement of Arrochar in Argyll & Bute. Both properties are set in mature and well-established tiered grounds from where there are wonderful views to the head of Loch Long and on to the mountains and glens that form the Arrochar Alps with its craggy centre piece, the Cobbler. Braemor is an excellent principal private residence and The Lodge is a stylish and contemporary detached barrel roofed house which provides an excellent opportunity to accommodate extended family or to generate additional income as a self catering holiday home. Arrochar is within the Loch Lomond National Park which is an area of great natural scenic beauty, the district is an established well-known short break holiday destination and has always drawn people to the area, the A83 is the main trunk road that connects the central belt with the west highlands, and consequently has the potential to provide excellent passing trade.
Braemor is a detached house of white painted harled exterior with Fyfstone relief under a tiled roof, the accommodation is laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels.

Twin leaf outer storm doors to entrance vestibule with quarry tiled floor and exposed stone wall, glazed outer door with side screens to broad lower entrance reception hallway and sitting area with dressed oak flooring, cloaks/wc, bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room and separate study/dressing area.

Staircase up to first floor upper hallway from where there is a retractable ladder providing access to an insulated roof space. The sitting room is open plan to the formal dining room and is a full width apartment with warming multi fuel stove at its centre, patio doors at the western side provide access to a raised veranda, further patio doors at the eastern side provides steps access to gardens. Twin leaf doors lead to the fitted and integrated kitchen which has linoleum flooring, door to rear gardens, informal dining and breakfasting area and second door to upper reception hallway. Bedroom 2 & 3 both with en suite shower rooms and fitted wardrobes, bedroom 4 with linen stores and en suite bathroom.

Garage
Integral double garage and utilities area, light and power, concrete floor, access to sub floor cellarage.
Outbuildings
Greenhouse, garden shed.

Gardens
Gravel surfaced tree lined access driveway leading to both properties, twin steel gates lead to a gravel surfaced driveway with good vehicle turning and hard standing areas. There are lawns with pampas grasses, evergreens, eucalyptus trees and stands of Gunnera. A stream runs through the gardens and gathers in a feature pond, there are further tiered gardens at the front. The gardens are protected by deer fencing.

Services
Mains water supply, mains drainage, oil fired central heating (new boiler 2017) supported by multi fuel stove, double glazing.

The Lodge is a steel framed barrel roofed detached property of painted timber clad exterior with modern accommodation laid out over a single level.

Distinctive ‘V-shaped glass entrance to open plan sitting room, open to breakfasting and dining space open to well-equipped and integrated kitchen, Karndean flooring, vaulted ceiling, boiler store, electrics store, bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobe and en suite shower room, bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobe and en suite shower room which has a Jack & Jill door to open hallway.

Gardens
Gravel surfaced drive up to The Lodge, sloping lawn at the front, bark mulched bed with dwarf conifers, generous balustrade bounded decking providing space for summer furniture and alfresco dining. Gravel pathway edged with gabion cages.

Situation
Braemor is situated in the pretty Loch Long coastal settlement of Arrochar which is at the very head of Loch Long just off the A83 in scenic Argyll & Bute.

Arrochar is situated within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Scotland's first National Park, and with its near neighbour Tarbet, are popular and attractive villages which sit on Loch Long and Loch Lomond respectively.

Arrochar village is located at the head of Loch Long and at the bottom of Glenloin. The surrounding lochs, mountains and glens are dominated by the Cobbler, the centre piece of the Arrochar Alps, which at 884 metres (2,900 ft) in height, is a Corbett, not quite a Munro. Despite falling just short of a Munro, it is one of the most impressive summits in the Southern Highlands and is also one of the most important sites for rock climbing in the Southern Highlands.

Arrochar has village services which include; a petrol station, post office, newsagents, pottery and craft gallery, licensed grocers and there are also welcoming country pubs and restaurants.

At Tarbet there is the opportunity to catch a passenger ferry to explore the rest of Loch Lomond and to view the exceptional scenery from the water. A hotel and several bed and breakfast businesses cater for visitors to the area, as does the Tarbet Tea Room. Tarbet also has a Post Office and seasonal Tourist Information Centre.

Primary schooling is available in Tarbet and the nearest state secondary school is Hermitage Academy. Lomond School in Helensburgh is the nearest independent school.

The A82 and A83 provide good road access to north and south. There is a good local bus service and the scenic West Highland Railway runs through the villages, with a station at Tarbet (Arrochar & Tarbet), from where trains carry passengers to and from destinations including London, Glasgow, Fort William, Mallaig and Oban. There is an early morning commuter rail service from Tarbet and Arrochar station to the centre of Glasgow. Glasgow international airport is 33.3 miles away.

Glasgow city is about 41.6 miles to the south and (as with most large cities) has an extensive range of retail districts, professional services and higher and further educational services. The Braehead and Silverburn retail villages are just outside the city proper.

The locality offers an extensive range of outdoor and leisure opportunities. For golf enthusiasts the acclaimed private members owned Loch Lomond Golf Club is 14.5 miles away on the west side of the loch and at 16.8 miles the Carrick Golf and Spa, which is located within the grounds of the Cameron House Estate which itself offers restaurant, leisure club and marina facilities.

Loch Lomond is the centrepiece of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and is an area of dramatic natural scenic beauty. On all sides of the loch there are some of the most scenic and challenging walks and hill climbs in Scotland.

Loch Long & Loch Lomond both offer offer sailing, boating and water sports opportunities. Coastal sailing is available on Loch Long which leads to the Firth of Clyde and there are marina and chandlery services available at Rhu (15.4 miles).

Fishing is possible by permit on Loch Lomond and some of the surrounding rivers. Sea fishing is freely available on Loch Long.

Some of the local estates can, by prior arrangement, offer stalking, grouse and low ground pheasant shooting.

Services
Mains water supply, mains drainage, electric thermo static panel heating, double glazing.

Local Authorities
Argyll and Bute council
Tel: 01546 605522

Services
Oil fired central heating (new boiler 2013), supported by multi fuel stoves, slimline double glazing, mains water supply, mains drainage.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Council Tax
Braemor & The Lodge are both within Band D and the amount payable for 2020/21 is £ 1826.91.

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 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.