A delightful former hunting lodge house in a woodland and riverside situation close to Inveraray on Loch Fyne.
Douglas Lodge is a delightful former hunting/shooting type detached lodge house located in a wonderful woodland and riverside situation.
The house has been comprehensively refurbished and completed in the style of a hunting/shooting or fishing lodge with exposed stone, picture and plate racks, open fire surrounds and a warming solid fuel log burner.
The house is set amid gardens which extend to 1.132 acres and which fringe the Douglas Water which forms the eastern boundary. A delightful and historic stone arch bridge is just to the front of the house.
Entrance porch with tiled floor, broad entrance reception hallway with coat hooks, picture rail and plate rack as well as under stairs stores, comfortable sitting room with fireplace incorporating multi fuel stove, dining room with exposed stone wall and open fireplace, well equipped fitted and integrated kitchen with door to rear gardens and deck, inner hallway leading to bedrooms 1 & 2 both dual aspect and both with fitted wardrobes, bathroom with shower over the bath.
Staircase leading to first floor and with natural light from roof cupola, bedroom 3 (master) with extensive fitted mirrored wardrobes and fine en suite shower room. A concealed door leads to secure, well insulated and mainly floored long term attic space stores as well as the stainless steel pressurised water tank system.
Stone bothy/boiler house, timber lined workshop, open fronted general purpose and log stores.
Access road leading to rear galvanised gate to gravel surfaced vehicle turning and hard standing apron, rockery at the side, all set behind mixed hedging, level mature and easily tended lawn fringed with mixed shrubs, bushes and trees and leading to semi ancient native woodland. Douglas Water at eastern boundary. Front gardens to gravel terrace bounded by painted timber decorative fencing, pathway from front door to old stone arched bridge. Alfresco dining deck with trellis fencing and planters.
Douglas Lodge is situated about 2 miles south of the Argyll & Bute Loch Fyneside town of Inveraray.
The house is set in a situation of great natural scenic beauty amid semi ancient native woodlands and on the edge of the Douglas Water which forms most of its eastern boundary.
Inveraray is a classic 18th century planned town that was built on the site of an early fishing village by the 3rd Duke of Argyll. The town is known as the western gateway to the Highlands and Islands, There is a good range of local shops and provisions stores including a mid-size co-op. There are also a number of boutique type specialist shops, cafés and restaurants including the Samphire Seafood restaurant which sells mainly locally sourced produce. The George Hotel has always drawn people to the area and has an enviable reputation for providing award winning food and drink as well as hosting regular live entertainment at the weekends. Loch Fyne Oysters is also a destination eatery located to the north of the town at the head of Loch Fyne.
Glasgow, about 63 miles away, offers a full range of higher and further education services, as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city. The A83 and A82 offer swift access to central Scotland with the closest rail link at Arrochar (25 miles) providing access to the main west coast line to Glasgow. Inveraray is also served by a bus service offering daily direct connections to Glasgow and to Campbeltown on the Mull of Kintyre; and daily to Oban.
The locality of Loch Fyne-side offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits, the forest tracks around Douglas Lodge offer lovely country walks and safe off road cycle routes.
Inveraray has a 9-hole golf course, the nearest 18 hole course is at Lochgilphead.
Mid-Argyll presents some of the most dramatic seascapes and landscapes on the West Coast of Scotland. Sea, river and loch fishing is easily available, as are a number of organised private and commercial low ground shoots as well as deer-stalking. There are excellent opportunities for boating/yachting on Loch Fyne, leading not only to the Clyde estuary but also to the Crinan Canal across the Mull of Kintyre to the Hebrides and the Atlantic.
From Glasgow, proceed west on the M8 to Junction 30 and the Erskine Bridge. Turn left off the bridge onto the A82 and continue for about 25 miles to Tarbet. Then go straight on (becomes A83) signposted for Lochgilphead, for a further 24 miles around Loch Long and the end of Loch Fyne to Inveraray. On leaving Inveraray continue on the A83 for about 2 miles. The entrance to Argyll Caravan park is on the left hand side, immediately, after the entrance to the caravan park turn left and proceed along the track and across the wooden bridge for about 0.2 miles to find Douglas Lodge located on the left hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, oil fired central heating (new boiler 2018), supported by multi fuel burner, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
South Lodge is in Council tax band E and
the amount payable for 2018/2019 is £1,888.44 excluding sewerage.
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.