A handsome detached property in need of modernisation with uninterrupted views to the world famous and scenic waterscape of the Kyles of Bute.
Laurel Bank is a very prominent, detached property of exposed stone construction with smooth ashlar at the window mullions under a dark grey slate roof (recently re-roofed in 2020). The house is located in a situation of great natural scenic beauty and situated on a prominent site, enjoying outstanding views across the famous Kyles of Bute.
Outer twin leaf storm door to entrance vestibule, inner front to entrance hallway, formal sitting room with bay window to front gardens, fitted cupboard space, hallway cupboard. Informal snug/sitting room, window to rear, pantry/cupboard, kitchen with oil fired aga, pulley, window to side gardens, 2 x Velux windows, door to rear gardens, wc, utility, sliding door to attached outhouse offering additional overspill storage. Hallway cloaks area, family bathroom with shower enclosure, window to rear, bedroom 1 with window to the side gardens, bedroom 2 with window to front, sliding door to en suite shower room
Via original carpeted staircase, door to rear staircase leading to side and rear gardens, first floor landing, kitchen cum dining area, window to rear gardens, family bathroom with overhead shower, storage cupboard with access to loft space, linen cupboard, bedroom 3 with fitted cupboard space, original fireplace with window to front, bedroom 4 with window to front, formal sitting room with bay window to front, bedroom 5 with original fireplace, window to rear gardens, fitted linen cupboard.
Attached single garage.
Via shared gravel driveway to vehicular hard standing and parking at the front of the property. Front gardens are mainly to gently sloping lawn with an array of mature specimen trees, beds and bushes. A paved pathway leads to an alfresco sitting area from which there are spectacular and uninterrupted water views. A further paved path leads to a patio area at the front of Laurel Bank, which is ideal for alfresco sitting, dining and sundowners. The front gardens are bound by an exposed stone wall to one side, a pretty stream to the other and a mature hedge at its front. At the side of the property there is a soft fruit and vegetable are which is bound by a timber frame. The rear gardens are low maintenance by design and are mainly to concrete under foot with a raised well maintained lawn area and drying green, all of which are bound by a close board fence.
Mains water supply, drainage is by septic tank, the property is heated by electric heating, double glazing (newly fitted windows in 2018).
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Laurel Bank is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Tighnabruaich on the west coast of Scotland. The house is situated in the coastal ribbon southern part of the village, and it enjoys an immediate foreshore setting with only the minor road in front of the house.
From its immediate foreshore situation, there are quite spectacular and often dramatic outlooks to the Island of Bute adjacent and the highly picturesque and world-famous Kyles of Bute.
Tighnabruaich is a well-known sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the comings and goings of pleasure boating and yachting craft. One of its highlights must surely be the regular berthing of the famous Waverley, reputed to be the worlds last sea going paddle steamer. Always a sight to behold as she berths at Tighnabruaich pier with day trippers.
The village centre is a comfortable short level walk and offers a doctors surgery and local amenities that cater for everyday needs. A bus service runs from Tighnabruaich to both Rothesay and Dunoon.
The city of Glasgow is 55 miles distant (via a pleasant boat crossing to Gourock) and has numerous retail districts and all the higher educational, cultural and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre.
Tighnabruaich has a reputable and award-winning primary school and secondary is available at Dunoon Grammar.
The area is famous for its dramatic natural scenic beauty; yachtsmen and women the world over sail through the scenic Kyles from the Clyde marinas and on through the Crinan canal and out to the Hebridean islands. A new marina and restaurant complex at Portavadie is 4 miles to the west and offers facilities such as a leisure centre with indoor and outdoor infinity pool and beauty treatment rooms. Portavadie also hosts facilities supporting great mountain bike trails in the area.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits. Tighnabruaich Golf Club is a scenic and challenging 9-hole golf course. There is tennis and inevitably, a famous sailing school.
Tighnabruaich lies on Argylls Secret Coast, which stretches from Strachur at the top of Loch Fyne round the coast to Colintraive. It is an area of stunning natural beauty where there are countless opportunities to discover peaceful locations. Nearby activities include walks in forests or along the coast, fishing, kayaking or sailing and enjoying the wildlife.
From Glasgow city centre leave in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Continue for 21 miles to arrive at Port Glasgow. Follow signs Greenock and Gourock on the A770 for 8 miles to reach the Western Ferry terminal at McInroys Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay Dunoon. Leave the terminal and turn right on the A815 through Sandbank. After 3.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for 11 miles before turning right on to the A886. Travel for 1.5 miles then turn left onto the A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. On arrival in the village proceed to the end of the road where it meets the sea. Turn left on the coastal road and proceed for about 150 yards to find Laurel Bank on the left-hand side.
Alternatively, 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 for a further 13 miles. Turn left onto the A815 and travel for 10 miles to Strachur. At Strachur turn right onto A886 and travel for 15 miles. Turn right on to the A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. On arrival in the Village, follow directions as above.
Argyll & Bute Council
Laurel Bank is in council tax band F and the amount payable for 2020/2021 is £2885.82 excluding mains drainage.
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.
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