With a full southerly exposure across Loch Fyne, a very pretty semi-detached property surrounded by scenic mountains and glens.
Internally, the accommodation, which is light, bright and spacious is laid out across two easily managed levels. Retained period features preserve the traditional feel of the original part of 3 Hydro Cottage which has been carefully teamed with a blend of contemporary decoration and soft furnishings.
The house lends itself perfect as a principal family home; in addition, Cairndow is a situation of great natural scenic beauty which attracts people for short breaks, so the property offers scope as a second or income producing holiday home.
Via outer front door to entrance vestibule, home office/study, potential bedroom 1 with fitted cupboard and window overlooking Loch Fyne. Formal sitting room with window to front and rear, wood burning stove, electric imitation stove, kitchen come dining/breakfasting area, window to rear gardens, cloaks area, door to sunroom with views to Loch Fyne and adjacent landscape, 2 x Velux windows, wc/laundry room, door to gardens.
Via a fitted carpeted staircase to first floor landing, bedroom 2 with window to side, fitted wardrobe space, family shower room with shower enclosure, bedroom 3 (master) with 2 x fitted wardrobes, window showcasing water views.
Via a shared gravel pathway to personal gate access, front gardens are low maintenance by design and are mainly to a level lawn area. A paved pathway leads to the propertys front door, the front garden is bound by a timber frame fence and hedging. There is a paved patio area at the side of the property which is ideal for alfresco sitting and dining and enjoying uninterrupted Loch views. Steps lead to side gardens and rear gardens which are mainly to a raised level lawn with an array of specimen beds and bushes, all of which is bound by a post and wire fence and wooden frame fence.
Detached general purpose garden shed, greenhouse, open fronted timber log store.
3 Hydro Cottage is situated on a south facing site overlooking Loch Fyne about 1.8 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 loch towards the mountains and glens adjacent.
Inveraray is about 9.6 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 mid 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 46.9 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 29 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 (11.6 miles) and secondary schooling is available at Lochgilphead (34 miles) Dunoon (29 miles) and Oban (46.9 miles). The nearest independent school is Helensburgh (30.9 miles) where it is possible to board.
Strachur which lies circa 11.8 miles South has the famous Creggans Inn, and the highly rated Inver Restaurant as well as a Medical Centre with inhouse pharmacy.
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.
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 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.
There has been a newly created walking path from Cairndow village to Loch Fyne Oysters, The Tree Shop Garden centre and the Post Office, passing the Fynes Ales Brewery. On the doorstep there is the local Stagecoach Inn with beer garden offering food and drink.
Additional local attractions also include the Ardkinglas estates & Gruffalo trail. 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 circa 10 miles. Take the left-hand slip off the A83 following sign for the Caindow Inn, proceed along the road past Kilmorich Church & Caindow Inn to find 3 Hydro Cottage up on the right-hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127
Water is by mains supply, heating is electric night storage heaters, mains drainage, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
3 Hydro Cottage is in Band C and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £1623.92.
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.