Crawford Cottage

Strathlachlan, Cairndow Argyll and Bute, PA27 8BU
Sold £225,000

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A very pretty property located in the delightful west highland Strathlachlan glen.

Crawford Cottage is a very pretty property which was completed some 13 years ago and is finished in typical west of Scotland cottage style with some stylish contemporary twists. The house is of smooth white acrylic rendered finish under a slated roof and it provides flexible, easily managed accommodation which is laid out over two levels.

The house enjoys a slightly elevated position from the minor road that runs along the front and from where there are wonderful east and westerly aspects out across the pretty woodlands of Strathlachlan glen. From the rear the house overlooks the large rocky outcrop and woodlands from which the house takes its name of Crawford Cottage, the Gaelic translation of which is ‘Speckled Rock’

The house provides excellent principal or second home or holiday letting accommodation in a situation of great natural scenic beauty.

An outer canopy porch to front door to entrance hallway, twin leaf glass door to formal sitting room, hardwood flooring, window to front and side gardens, log burning stove, dining come well equipped kitchen, sliding door onto rear decking, ideal for alfresco sitting and dining area, twin leaf cupboard in the kitchen housing the electrical switch gear. Under stair storage cupboard, family shower room, fitted storage cupboard, bedroom 1 with window to front gardens, twin leaf fitted cupboard.

Via carpeted staircase to first floor landing, access to eaves, 1 x velux window, bedroom 2 (master) fitted cupboards, window to front gardens with uninterrupted rolling countryside views, en suite bathroom with overhead shower, bedroom 3 with fitted cupboard window to front, fitted cupboard, family bathroom with overhead shower, 1 x velux window.

Crawford Cottage is situated in the beautiful area of Strathlachlan, 5 miles to the south of the west coast village of Strachur. The house is only one of a handful of properties that form a pretty ribbon hamlet in the glen.

Strachur is in southern Argyll at the sheltered confluence of highland glens and Loch Fyne, and Strathlachlan is the glen that connects Newton and Castle Lachlan and the minor road that carries on down the eastern side of Loch Fyne to Otter Ferry further south.

Crawford Cottage is set in generous gardens and from its east facing position there are lovely aspects both east and west out over the woodlands of the glen.

Strachur (5 miles north) is a delightful and very pretty Loch Fyne side Argyllshire coastal village. Strachur and Loch Fyne are well known for their natural scenic beauty which has always drawn people to the area to live, holiday and enjoy weekend breaks.

The village has a Post Office and café, a retail service station, an excellent medical centre with in-house pharmacy, and a vibrant community hall, all of which cater for most everyday needs and requirements. Glasgow is about 61 miles distant and offers a full range of higher and further educational services as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city.

There are a number of friendly restaurants and country pubs, all with menus that encompass the term “Scotland’s Natural Larder”; these include Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, The Creggans Inn and Inver Cottage Restaurant.

Dunoon is approximately 22 miles away with Glasgow Airport at approximately 58 miles distant via Loch Lomond.

Primary schooling is available in Strachur and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon. The nearest independent school is Helensburgh at 35 miles.

The A83 and A82 provide access to central Scotland. Arrochar has a main line rail station with a service to and from Glasgow city centre and a sleeper to London. The frequent Western ferry service between McInroy’s Point and Hunters Quay provides alternative travel to Glasgow and the west of mainland Scotland.

The area offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits including cycle routes, challenging hill climbs, walks and several golf courses. The recently established Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie in the west and travels eastwards for 31 miles through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes in the west coast.

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.

For sailors, the sea lochs of the west of Scotland offer safe sheltered anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing; there are marina and chandlery services at Rhu, Inverkip, Portavadie and Dunoon.

Detached timber home office with twin leaf doors, kitchenette area.

Via timber twin leaf county style gates to gravel private driveway with good vehicular turning and hard standing flanked with mature lawn which is bound by a post and wire fence. Pathway to rear gardens which are mainly to mature lawn with raised timber decking at the foot of the property, ideal for alfresco sitting and entertaining. The rear gardens are bound by a post and wire fence and offer spectacular and often dramatic rolling countryside views.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127

Crawford Cottage is served by a mains water supply, drainage is by way of private septic tank, which is located in the rear gardens, heating is provided by oil fired central heating supported by the log burner in sitting room, double glazing.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Council Tax
Crawford Cottage is in Band E and the amount of council tax payable for 2019/2020 is £1970.90 excluding 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 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.

Fixtures and fittings
All items normally known as tenant’s fixtures and fittings, including garden ornaments and statuary, are specifically excluded from the sale. However, certain items, including furniture, curtains and blinds may be available to a purchaser in addition, by separate negotiation.
Photographs and particulars taken in March 2020.

Travel Directions
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 about 9 miles to reach Strachur. On arrival in Strachur turn right onto the A886 (signposted, Glendaruel, Colintraive Tighnabruaich), and travel in a southerly direction. After 3 miles turn right onto the minor road B8000 marked Tighnabruaich Coastal route. Continue for 2.3 miles to find Crawford Cottage on the right hand side.