A Victorian detached house offering extensive well finished accommodation on the fringe of the Cowal peninsula town of Dunoon.
Burnbank is a period detached house of Victorian origins and set in generous gardens which are well screened. Blagaidh Burn forms the southern boundary from where the house gets its name.
The house is of cream painted harled stone exterior finish under a slated roof, the accommodation which is well proportioned is laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels. Throughout the house there has been the preservation of many period features, plaster ceiling roses, picture rails and fireplaces with original ceramics and brassware.
An outer door leads to the entrance porch with terra cotta tiled floor, twin leaf doors to broad reception hallway, under stairs cloakroom and wc, breakfast room with engineered oak hardwood floor and fitted stores with electrical switchgear, well equipped and integrated kitchen with breakfasting bar, tiled floor and access to matching fitted larder, and utility room, a door leads to a small rear hallway and subsequent access to rear driveway and gardens. Formal dining room with claygate open fireplace and bay window formation, family room with twin leaf French doors to gardens, bay window formation and twin communicating internal doors to grand drawing room with log burning effect gas fire and stained glass window at rear.
Period staircase with stained glass window at half landing to full landing. The landing provides access to an insulated attic space, main bath and shower room, bedroom 1 with gable window, bedroom 2 arched windows to front, bedroom 3 with double windows to front, bedroom 4 with front and gable windows 2 x fitted walk in wardrobes, bedroom 5 with rear facing window.
Outbuildings: 2 x garages, brick built under mineral felt roofs, concrete floors, light and power installed.
Twin steel gates in full height stone wall to concrete apron in front of garages; bark mulched bed at rear, twin gate piers with personal gate to side gardens. Gravel terrace bounded by close board fencing, woodland bank to stream with semi ancient native trees. Gravel pathway to front gardens and gravel terrace, level lawn at the front with gravel terrace, acer tree, mixed saplings, mature laurel and rhododendron screen, further lawn at eastern side with Holly trees and further rhododendrons.
Burnbank is a situated to the south western edge of the town of Dunoon. As the name suggests, the Blagaidh Burn passes through part of the gardens and forms part of the boundary the southern side.
The centre of the bustling town of Dunoon is only about half a mile and is a pleasant short walk of about 10 to 15 minutes from the house. Dunoon is the main town of the Cowal Peninsula and has a complete range of shopping, leisure and professional services. The town has a good range of welcoming pubs and restaurants, a theatre, cinema, swimming pool and leisure centre.
Located on the scenic Cowal Peninsula in Argyll, Burnbank is only a short drive from both the Caledonian McBrayne and Western Ferries terminals from where there are frequent passenger and vehicular sailings across to Gourock. From here, the road and public transport links make it possible to commute on a daily basis to Glasgow and the central belt.
It is equally possible to drive to Glasgow via Loch Lomond which takes a little longer but is via some of the most famous and breathtaking countryside in western Scotland.
Dunoon is the gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and can easily be described as having some of the most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the west of Scotland, it is indeed an outdoor enthusiasts playground.
As with most parts of Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course and Dunoon is no exception – the district having three challenging courses, Cowal Golf Course being the closest at only 1.75 miles away from Burnbank.
The expanding Holy Loch Marina is nearby with its berthing and associated chandlery services, an excellent base from which to sail and explore the world famous lower Clyde and Kyles of Bute inland sea lochs and waterways.
Sea fishing is available on the Firth of Clyde and it is possible to fish for salmon and sea trout by permit on some of the rivers and lochs of the district.
Some of the local estates can, by arrangement, offer rough and commercial low ground shooting as well as opportunities to stalk for roe, sika and red deer.
The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery and there are near endless walks, hill climbs and quiet country roads offering wonderful rambling and cycling country.
From the Western Ferries terminal at Hunters Quay turn left on the A815 and proceed in a southerly direction through Kirn and Dunoon. After 2.3 miles, bear/turn right onto Auchamore Road, continue for 0.3 miles to find Burnbank, number 143 on the left hand side.