A rare opportunity to secure a pretty coastal property with a mooring, in a situation of great natural scenic beauty at the world famous Kyles of Bute.
Inverchaolain Cottage is a very pretty detached cottage style property on a fine south facing coastal site at Colintraive on the famous Kyles of Bute.
The accommodation is light, bright and spacious and laid out over two easily managed levels. Inverchaolain Cottage is of dressed stone exterior with timber clad upper gable ends and all under a dark tiled roof.
The house is perfect and well set up for principal family living; Colintraive is also a well-known West of Scotland holiday and short break destination and so offers scope as a second or income producing holiday home.
Front door to entrance hall/sitting room with original fireplace, dining/breakfasting area, kitchen, under stair storage cupboard, formal sitting room with bay windows, log burning stove. Door to rear hallway, bedroom 1 (master), walk in cupboard, shower room, shelved linen cupboard, from rear hallway to rear entrance porch. Storage cupboard housing electrical switch gear, family bathroom.
Via a carpeted staircase to first floor landing, bedroom 2 with double fitted wardrobes, bedroom 3 with walk in cupboard, bedroom 4 with walk in cupboard, access to property eaves.
Detached general purpose shed of brick relief and timber clad surround under a corrugated sheet roof. Secondary general purpose shed of timber clad construction under a corrugated sheet roof. Timber log store.
Via stone gate piers and wrought iron gates to private gravel driveway, vehicular hardstanding and parking. Front gardens laid mainly to grass with assorted colourful shrubs and bushes. Flagstone pathway/patio around the house to rear gardens, raised lawn fringed with semi ancient native trees and with a pretty stream running through the rear grounds to the water front. The gardens a very pretty and are mainly bound by a post and wire fence, shrubs and bushes which shelters the property and provides privacy.
Detached general purpose shed, secondary general purpose shed, timber log store.
Via stone gate piers and wrought iron gates to private gravel driveway, vehicular hardstanding and parking. Front gardens laid mainly to grass with assorted colourful shrubs and bushes. Flagstone pathway/patio around the house to rear gardens, raised lawn fringed with native trees and with a pretty stream running through the rear grounds to the water front. The gardens a very pretty and are mainly bound by a post and wire fence, shrubs and bushes which shelters the property and provides privacy.
Inverchaolain Cottage has a stunning coastal situation on the edge of the Cowal Peninsula just south-west of the narrows of the famous Kyles of Bute. There are spectacular uninterrupted water views from the property over the East Kyle, where there is frequent passing of West of Scotland boating and sailing craft.
The area is famous for its stunning natural scenic beauty with deep and narrow sea lochs and high-sided glens which provide a scenic boating route through from the Clyde estuary to Colintraive, Tighnabruaich, Portavadie and the fishing village of Tarbert at Loch Fyne. From Ardrishaig near the head of Loch Fyne it is on through the Crinan Canal to the Western Isles.
Colintraive has a hotel with a friendly bar and an enviable reputation for gastro pub and restaurant cuisine, a shop, post office, heritage centre, community garden and an all-weather bowling green. From Colintraive there is a short and regular 5-minute Calmac ferry crossing to the neighbouring Island of Bute. The main town on Bute is Rothesay where there are local shops, a supermarket and a further ferry to the Clyde coast. The other main centre in the area is Dunoon which provides further shops, supermarket and services, in addition to two competing ferry services across the Clyde. Excellent local medical services are delivered from Tighnabruaich.
There is a local primary school at Glendaruel and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon Grammar, which has an excellent reputation. A school bus runs from Colintraive to Dunoon Grammar in the morning and afternoon to transport students to and from school. It is possible for some of the students to board at the school.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits, including yachting and boating, golf, fishing, hill walking and country walks in an area rich in history. The Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie on Loch Fyne and travels for some 31 miles to Arrochar through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes on the west coast.
A scenic 9-hole golf course is at Kames, with further courses on the Island of Bute and at Dunoon. Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of shoots run either commercially or by syndicates. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
Local bus services run to Tighnabruaich, Rothesay and Dunoon.
The Braehead retail village to the west of Glasgow is only 47 miles (including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys, a range of High Street multiples, plus an IKEA superstore. Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons each have large outlets in Greenock, circa 10 minutes (in normal driving conditions) from the Gourock ferry terminal.
The city of Glasgow is 53 miles by ferry and provides extensive retail, commercial, cultural, higher educational and leisure services.
From Glasgow city centre leave in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Continue for 21 miles to arrive at Port Glasgow. Keep going straight (parallel to the shoreline) through the adjoining towns of Greenock and Gourock on the A770 for 8 miles to reach the Western Ferry terminal at McInroys Point (this is the second of the two ferry terminals and provides a more frequent service). Take the ferry to Hunters Quay, Dunoon. Leaving the terminal turn right onto the A815. At the T junction adjacent to the marina in Sandbank turn right. After approx 1.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for 11 miles before turning left on to the A886. Follow signs for Colintraive and travel for 4.5 miles. On arrival in Colintraive proceed past the Calmac ferry terminal and past the hotel. From the hotel, travel for a further 1.3 miles to find the bell mouth entrance to Inverchaolain Cottage on the left-hand side, the second property after the church.
An alternative route is to travel west on the M8 from Glasgow, take the exit marked Erskine Bridge and cross over the bridge following the sign for Dumbarton/Crianlarich which leads you on to the A82. Follow the A82 through Dumbarton and up the west shore of Loch Lomond. Two thirds the way up Loch Lomond at Tarbet follow the road round to the left on to the A83. Pass through Arrochar. Just before Cairndow turn left on to the A815. At Strachur turn right on to the A886 which takes you to Colintraive. On arrival in Colintraive follow directions as above.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127
Inverchaolain Cottage is serviced by mains water supply, drainage by private septic tank, electric storage heaters assisted by the log burner, double glazing (Note:- The services have not been checked by the selling agents).
Inverchaolain Cottage is in Band E and the amount of council tax payable for 2019/2020 is £1,719.66 including water charges.
EER Band: E
Viewings Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential – Telephone, Holly Stirling 0141 225 3880