A very pretty west highland cottage in delightful sheltered woodland gardens set in grounds of about 3 acres.
Kennels Cottage is a delightfully pretty cottage type home which enjoys an idyllic location on the quiet single track road on the western side of Glendaruel.
The property, one of only a handful of properties which form this lovely little hamlet in this tranquil rural location, is set in grounds of about 3 acres which have been carefully and strategically planted to ensure year round colour and interest.
The house is of white painted render finish under a tiled roof, accommodation is laid out over a single easily managed level.
A secondary property in the grounds, the Cabin, is extremely flexible in terms of its usage. It could easily be upgraded And converted to provide excellent overspill guest or be used as self-catering/bunk house holiday letting accommodation or, indeed to provide useful business from home premises.
Entrance reception hallway, electrical switchgear cupboard, well equipped breakfasting and dining kitchen, comfortable sitting room with feature corner sited multi fuel burner, from the front reception hall there is access to bedroom 1, an inner hallway leads to bedroom 2 as well as the bathroom from which there is access to the loft space.
Good sized garage, fine versatile cabin, re-built new vented log store, garden shed, green house with potting and propagation benches.
County style outer gate to gravel driveway and vehicle hard stand. The gardens are laid in the main to grass with numerous feature trees and assorted bushes and flowers. Of particular note are delightful Acer trees with fine full and colourful canopies.
The gardens extend into an area of semi ancient native woodland under planted with native and other feature colourful specimen rhododendrons.
Kennels Cottage is situated in a location of great natural scenic beauty. The house is set in woodland gardens in the heart of the quiet western side of Glendaruel. The house faces due south and there are views out over the flat fertile farmlands of Glendaruel and the craggy heather covered moorlands and mountains which surround it.
The Cowal Peninsula area is famous for its stunning natural scenic beauty with high-sided glens and deep and narrow sea lochs which provide a boating route through from the Clyde estuary to Arran, Loch Fyne and the fishing village of Tarbert and onwards through the Crinan Canal to the Western Isles.
Colintraive (9 miles to the south) has a hotel with a friendly bar and an enviable reputation for pub and restaurant cuisine, an everyday provisions 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 (albeit including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer and Sainsburys anchor stores, 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 ferry terminals.
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 then turn right onto the A886 following signs Strachur. Continue on the A886 for about 2.1 miles then turn left (signposted Kilmodan Carved Stones) into Clachan of Glendaruel. Continue through the village then turn lest left onto the single track road. Continue in a northerly direction for 1.8 miles to find Kennels Cottage on the left hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Kennels Cottage is served by a private water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, electric night storage heating supported by multi fuel burner in the sitting room, double glazing.
Kennels Cottage Band is D and the amount of council tax payable for 2019/2020 is £1,277.40 excluding mains water and excluding sewage.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.