Clachan & Cosy Cottage

Back Road, Tighnabruaich Argyll and Bute, PA21 2DY
Sold £485,000

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A fine fully refurbished principal house and delightful secondary cottage in a private situation with far reaching views to Bute, the Kyles, Arran and the Holy Island.

Clachan & Cosy Cottage are a delightful pair of properties which are completed in a combination of exposed picked and repointed natural stone, cedar cladding and both are under slated roofs. The properties have both been diligently and sensitively refurbished to a high standard, cleverly blending heritage and contemporary styling. Good quality kitchen and bathroom ware are nicely teamed with exposed natural stone and French style antique terra cotta floor tiling. Glass French doors flood light into the house and provide access to outside verandas.

The properties lend themselves perfectly for principal family and guest living as well as good income producing weekly holiday letting assets. With the recent rise in interest for those who wish to work from home, Clachan & Cosy Cottage offer much flexibility to create dedicated home office space with fibre Wi-Fi.

Ground Floor
Split stable door to utility hallway with terra cotta tile floor, coat hooks, bench seating, good pets/boots wash bath, cupboard with boiler. Inner hallway to, cloaks/wc, domestic hot water tank and electrical switchgear cupboard, fine open plan sitting room with feature spiral staircase, terra cotta tile floor, exposed stone to chimney breast, log burner and Edinburgh press. Twin open arches flank the fireplace and lead to the dining or garden room which has exposed stone wall, full length picture windows and twin leaf doors providing access to the veranda with stainless steel wire balustrading. An open plan breakfast or informal dining room has twin leaf door to the veranda and is open plan to a well-equipped and integrated kitchen. An inner hallway leads to bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobe, slate sill, en suite bath and shower room and terra cotta tile floor. Bedroom 2 has fitted wardrobes an en suite bathroom with shower over the bath.

First Floor
A contemporary spiral staircase leads to a large open plan ‘T’ shaped suit of master bedroom with Velux veranda windows leading to raised deck veranda with glass balustrade, an open plan sitting room has a glazed gable and has outstanding views and a final study or home office space has exposed stone to the rear gable wall and access through crawl door hatch to kids den or long term stores. En suite to the first-floor bedroom is a deluxe bath and shower room suite with fitted general purpose store cupboard.

Cosy Cottage

Ground Floor
Outer front steps over natural rocky outcrop to good sized veranda, twin leaf outer doors to open plan and comfortable sitting room with exposed beams and Velux windows, open plan dining room to well equipped kitchen with slate tile flooring. Glass balustrade and stairs leading down to;

Garden Level
Lower hallway with slate tile flooring, double bedroom with French door to rear gardens, bathroom with shower over bath and Velux windows, integral garage/workshop or general purpose store, concrete floor, up and over door, personal door, electrical switchgear, utility and boiler room.

Stone under slate garage with concrete floor, personal side door, LPG bottle store.

A concrete vehicle hardstanding is in front of the garage. Ornamental galvanised steel gates with fish decorative motif lead to a gravel surfaced driveway with vehicle turning and hardstanding areas. Gravel pathways lead to connected decks and walkways set around sunken low maintenance astro turf gardens bounded slate topped drystone walls. There are sheltered areas at the southern side of the house suitable for sun loungers BBQ terrace and alfresco dining. The gardens are sheltered and bounded by post and wire fencing, mature and sapling trees as well as berberis and rhododendrons.

Clachan & Cosy Cottage enjoy a private situation just off the country lane that is known as Back Road in Tighnabruaich.

The properties are in an elevated situation from where there are spectacular and often dramatic far reaching views south down the Kyles of Bute, Arran and the Holy Island.

Tighnabruaich is the mid Argyllshire picturesque coastal village ribbon settlement on the west coast of Scotland which is famous the world over for the highly scenic waterway known as ‘The Kyles of Bute’.

The protected anchorage and moorings are always lively with the comings and goings of boating and yachting craft. One of its highlights must surely be the regular berthing of the famous Waverley, reputed to be the world’s 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 walk and offers a Doctor’s 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.

Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area, as are a number of commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.

Tighnabruaich lies on “Argyll’s 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 2 x private septic tanks, double glazing, central heating infrastructure (requiring new boiler). Fibre broadband, double glazing, Solar Panels with FIT until 2035. Electric vehicle charge point.
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 McInroy’s 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. At the T Junction when the road meets the foreshore, turn left on the B8000. Continue along and through the village for about 1 mile. Turn left (at the property known as Wellpark Cottage) proceed up the minor road for 0.1 miles turning sharp left at the hairpin bend onto the access lane that leads to Clachan. Clachan & Cosy Cottage are about 0.2 miles along the lane on the left-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 above.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
PA31 8RT
Tel: 01546-602127.

Council Tax
Clachan & Cosy Cottage are in council tax band G and the amount payable for 2020/2021 is £3,024.07 including mains water and excluding sewage.