**CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 11TH JUNE AT NOON**
A detached cottage in need of modernisation set on the foreshore of Loch Fyne with uninterrupted views to loch, mountains, and glens.
Hirsel Cottage is a 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 is laid out over two levels and the house faces almost due east. The property is set in generous, woodland grounds with the A83 at the rear and the ancient drovers road laid to grass to the front and from where there is immediate access to the rocky foreshore. From the house and gardens there are uninterrupted and sublime views out across the head of Loch Fyne and on towards the surrounding mountains and glens.
Twin leaf outer storm doors to entrance vestibule, outer door to entrance reception hallway, small sitting area with warming solid stove, 2 x general purpose stores, twin leaf doors provide access to a good sized sitting room with full length picture patio doors overlooking and providing access to front gardens. Open fire set in carved timber fireplace with raised hearth and marble slips. Bathroom, kitchen with open fire in firebrick fireplace with raised hearth, glazed door to dining room with open fire set in timber fireplace and raised hearth, patio doors overlooking and providing access to gardens.
Staircase to first floor level, upper hallway leading to bedroom 1 with painted pine lining, dormer and gable windows, first floor bathroom of part painted and part exposed pine lining, feature vintage fireplace, bedroom 2 with large picture dormer window formation.
Driveway to timber access gate to driveway to lower gardens where this is good vehicle turning and hardstanding areas. The rear gardens are fringed with tall evergreens and semi ancient native woodlands. Timber gate to ancient walled stock enclosures. Raised pathway at the front of the house supported by dry stone wall. Lower lawn (formerly the ancient drovers road), buttressed from the foreshore, ancient stone bridge, mature semi ancient native woodlands with carpets of bluebells and spring bulbs. Various access points to the rocky foreshore.
Garage and general-purpose store of part stone wall and part corrugated sheet wall construction under a corrugated sheet roof.
A deep-water mooring is immediately offshore in front of the house.
Hirsel Cottage is situated on a woodland site immediately on the foreshore of Loch Fyne, around 2.2 miles beyond the Loch Fyne Oyster restaurant, shop and The Tree Shop garden centre and café.
From its immediate beach and rocky foreshore position, there are scenic and often dramatic views out across the head of the loch towards the mountains and glens adjacent.
Inveraray is about 6 miles to the south west and is arguably one of the prettiest coastal towns on the west coast of Scotland. Its 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 33 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 Inveraray (9 miles) and secondary schooling is available at Lochgilphead (36 miles) Dunoon (31 miles) and Oban (45 miles). The nearest independent school is Helensburgh (32 miles) where it is possible to board.
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.
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 16 miles to find Hirsel Cottage on the right hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127
Private water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, double glazing, electric night storage heaters and thermostatic panels, solid fuel stove providing a single radiator and domestic hot water.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Hirsel Cottage is in Band E and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £2056.76.
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.