Glaschoine House

Cairndow, Argyll , PA26 8BN
Sold £395,000

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CLOSING DATE THURSDAY 3RD JUNE AT 12 NOON. With a full southerly exposure across the head of Loch Fyne, a detached country house surrounded by scenic mountains and glens.

Glaschoine House is a very pretty, detached cottage type property; its architecture is in typical west highland style. The house is of white painted harled exterior and all under a slated roof. The accommodation has a warm feeling of welcome and is very comfortable with accommodation laid out over two easily managed levels. There is extensive use of rich reclaimed oak flooring, teamed nicely with substantial new dressed oak outer doors. The property is set in generous, well established and productive gardens which are mostly south facing and from where there are sublime views out across the head of Loch Fyne and on towards the surrounding mountains and glens.

Glaschoine House lends it perfectly as a principal home, and by dint of the A83, it also lends itself perfect for those who may wish to embark on a small-scale Wolsey Lodge or B&B type enterprise, the roadway providing lots of passing trade opportunity.

Planning permission has been granted to extend and develop Glaschoine House to its northern elevation. Drawings are available for inspection (Planning reference number: 20/01755/PP)

Ground Floor
Main front door to entrance reception hallway, useful understairs stores at the rear. Sitting room with exposed stone wall and chimney breast incorporating a warming log burning stove. Edinburgh press and twin leaf French doors to rear gardens. Snug/library with extensive fitted bookcases, twin leaf doors to formal dining room with bi-fold doors to well equipped kitchen with slate tile flooring, range type LPG cooker, polished granite worktops, frosted opaque glass door to shelved larder, utility room with domestic hot water tank and CCTV gear. Rear inner hallway with connecting door to front reception hall, door to rear gardens, cloaks/wc. Front inner hall leading to bedroom 1 with painted pine flooring, Edinburgh press and en suite bathroom.

First Floor
Main staircase illuminated by velux window, upper hallway with twin leaf doors to general purpose stores. Bedroom 2 with velux and dormer windows, fitted furniture, Sisal floorcovering, eaves stores. Inner upper hallway with dormer window providing home office/study space, bathroom with velux window, bedroom 3 (master) with Sisal floor covering, fitted pine bedroom furniture, frosted opaque glazed door to en suite bathroom. Wardrobe with concealed door leading to bedroom 4 with velux and dormer windows, retractable ladder to attic space, bedroom 5, velux and rear window, wet zone style shower room, return staircase to front lower hallway.

Bell mouth type entry to timber county style gate set in stone wall which runs along the entire frontage and is buttressed at the front of the house. Gravel surfaced driveway and sweep with good turning and vehicle hardstanding by the house. The drive has a stand of maturing silver birch trees and tall evergreens underplanted with colourful heaths and spring bulbs. An ornamental gravel pathway runs along the front of the house and leads to the front door. The path continues to a cottage herbaceous bed at the side and leads to the rear gardens. Sheltered gravel terrace at the rear backed by substantial large stone rockery with assorted alpines and heaths. A stone retaining wall has steps and a pathway to the raised gardens at the rear where there are two gently sloping south facing lawns with central and side pathways. Well cultivated and productive vegetable and kitchen produce beds. Productive fruit canes and trees. A pathway leads to the summer house and a further pathway (on peppercorn leased land, shaded blue on the attached land plan) leads to the nearby community pathway which provides safe walking to Cairndow, Fyne Ales and the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar further around the head of the loch.

2 freestanding workshops which are fronted by twin sets twin leaf doors, overhung log store, greenhouse, summerhouse.

A deep-water mooring is immediately offshore in front of the house.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127

Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, double glazing, oil fired central heating, LPG cooker, fibre broadband, 2022 smoke detector compliance.

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

Council Tax
Glaschoine House is in Band F and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £2,529.49.

EPC rating E

Glaschoine House is situated on a mature and south facing site at the head of Loch Fyne about 1 mile before the Loch Fyne Oysters restaurant and shop and The Tree Shop garden centre and café.

From its slightly raised position, there are scenic and often dramatic views out across the head of the loch towards the mountains and glens adjacent.

Inveraray is about 9 miles to the south west and is arguably one of the prettiest coastal towns on the west coast of Scotland. It’s beauty and charm have always drawn people to the area by both road and sea.

Inveraray has a fine range of local shops, including a new midi range Co-op supermarket, and services that comfortably cater for everyday needs and requirements. There are popular tourist shops and a number of friendly local hotels, country pubs and restaurants. Oban is about 45 miles to the north-west where there are further shops and services. Glasgow City is 54 miles to the south east 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.

Dunoon is approximately 31 miles away where there are Cal Mac and Western short car ferry crossings to Gourock. It is approximately 46 miles via Loch Lomondside to Glasgow Airport.

Primary schooling is available in Strachur (13 miles) and secondary schooling is available at Lochgilphead (36 miles) Dunoon (31 miles) and Oban (45 miles). The nearest independent school is Helensburgh (30 miles) where it is possible to board.

Completed in January 2020, the Fyne Den Is a new purpose-built pre-school nursery facility, conveniently located at the head of Loch Fyne, just off the A83. With the addition of the Family Hub, the Fyne Den offers flexible space which can be rented to business and family, it includes use of a unique wood and sand indoor Adventure Zone which is open 7 days a week. The Fyne Den is establishing itself as a sustainable and innovative service and an amazing, fun attraction for the families in the local community and for visitors alike,

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 service to London.

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 eastward for 31 miles.

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

For sailors the sea lochs of the west of Scotland offer safe anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing; there are marina and chandlery services in the south at Portavadie, Dunoon, Rhu and Inverkip and to the north west at Ardfern in Loch Craignish for easy western isles and coast access.

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 following signs for Inveraray for a further 12 miles to find Glaschoine House on the right hand side.