CLOSING DATE SET FOR TUESDAY 22ND JUNE AT 12 NOON. A wonderful ‘off grid’ home, secondary buildings and land in a situation of great natural scenic beauty.
Leac Na Ban is a pretty, detached cottage type of home with versatile secondary properties and land, all of which are situated in a location of great natural scenic beauty. The package is wonderfully off grid and yet is not totally isolated, remaining reasonably convenient for services and amenities at Lochgilphead.
Leac Na Ban
Leac Na Ban is of white painted smooth render exterior with cedar cladding relief, all under a slated roof with dormer window formations and a flat section at the rear. The former steadings surrounding the property are pretty stone structures and lend themselves (subject to planning) suitable for further residential development.
Outer front door to front porch with coat hooks, reception hallway with staircase to first floor level, comfortable sitting room with warming multi fuel stove on a raised slate hearth and oak wood flooring, home office/study, pine lined bathroom, utility room, rear door leading to sunny south facing garden room with further door to gardens. Dining room, door to inner hall and under stairs store, return door to sitting room, kitchen with breakfasting island, parquet flooring and door to gardens.
Staircase to first floor upper hallway, door to hot tank store, access hatch with retractable ladder to partially floored and insulated roof space, access to eaves, bedroom 1 with 3 fitted wardrobes and dormer window, bedroom 2 with wash hand basin, en suite shower room and dormer window, bedroom 3 with wash hand basin, gable window, fitted wardrobe, first floor wc, two spacious cupboards.
General purpose store and outhouse at the rear of the house.
Studio barn of stone construction under corrugated sheet roof with box profile steel clad lean to.
Workshop of stone construction under corrugated sheet roof providing 4 separate compartments.
Green barn of dwarf drystone walls under box profile steel roof, polycarbonate gable windows, twin leaf doors and earthen floor.
Woodshed with close board vented walls and under a box profile steel roof.
Tractor barn of stone wall construction under twin layer corrugated sheet and box profile steel roof, personal door and twin leaf access doors, concrete floor.
Anguss Barn of dry-stone wall construction under a corrugated sheet roof.
Stone ruins, 2 dilapidated stone ruins.
Field shelter, timber construction fank and livestock handling area.
Greenhouse, aluminium frame.
The cabin, detached timber clad structure of, reception hall, shower room & wc, bedrooms 1 & 2, galley style kitchen, sitting room with door to deck.
A hardcore single track access road of some 1 kilometre leads through an enchanting forest to the clearing that is Leac Na Ban. Post and wire rylock fencing is at grass verges and is planted up with spring bulbs and various shrubs, trees and bushes. A small orchard has a number of productive fruit trees as well as soft fruit canes. Former poultry house and enclosure. Tall eucalyptus trees are to the front and rear of the gardens. The gardens are bounded by drystone walls and are mainly to grass with mixed shrubs, bushes and spring bulbs. A driveway is formed to provide drive in and out access.
The land surrounding Leac Na Ban is in a ring-fenced block and lies into the north, south and east of the steadings. There are a number of grass paddocks which are suitable for small scale livestock rearing, hobby farming, grazing, as well as taking limited crops of haylage. The majority of the land is to mid hill and is capable of providing rough grazing. About 20.43 acres
Leac Na Ban is a registered farm with a farm code, 162/0006.
Planning permission for the development of three plots on the site had been granted, the planning has now since lapsed. Planning Reference 10/01621/PP.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127
Private filtered water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, electric night storage heating, mostly double glazed, satellite broadband.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Leac Na Ban is in council tax band E and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £1,797.05 excluding water and sewage.
EPC rating F
Leac Na Ban is in a wonderfully private rural setting in a location of great natural scenic beauty close to the settlements of Crinan, Cairnbaan, Tayvallich and Lochgilphead. The latter town is about 6.5 to the south east of Leac Na Ban.
Lochgilphead is the main town of the district and as mentioned is about 6.5 miles away to the south east.
The house is situated at the end of a 1 kilometre long and enchanting forest track which reaches a clearing to reveal the assets at Leac Na Ban.
Crinan, Cairnbaan and Tayvallich are small and charming west coast hamlets which are all almost equidistant from Leac Na Ban.
Crinan, with its little harbour, canal basin and anchorage, forms the western sea end of the Crinan Canal and in the summer months the canal is always a colourful spectacle with passing yachting, cruising and pleasure craft as they navigate the canal waterway to connect the inland sea lochs, the Clyde estuary and the Kyles of Bute with the more testing and scenically spectacular sailing waters of the western Isles.
Tayvallich is a picturesque fishing village situated on the shores of Loch Sween. It is a popular and sheltered yachting haven with its spectacular scenery and vibrant community which includes a restaurant, general store and shop along with many local artists. There is a beach just across at Carsaig Bay and many forestry walks in and around the peninsula.
Lochgilphead (6.5 miles) has a good range of local shops, a mid sized Co-op supermarket and amenities that adequately cater for everyday needs and requirements with further shopping including a Tesco supermarket available at Oban. It is possible to arrange grocery deliveries from both the Co-op and Tesco. Glasgow is the nearest major city and has a complete and extensive range of shopping, cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally associated with a major centre.
Lochgilphead has both primary and secondary schooling with a school bus service which is also a service bus.
The area offers a fine range of relaxing outdoor pursuits with pleasant canal-side walks, cycle paths and more testing hill walks. Field sports are available in the area and include stalking, driven and walked up shooting as well as fishing, both sea and inland hill loch.
The area is well known for its dramatic and natural scenic beauty and this has always drawn people to the area making it a popular tourist destination.
The Mid Argyll swimming pool is in Lochgilphead.
There are hospitals in Lochgilphead Mid Argyll Community Hospital and integrated Care Centre, and Oban Lorne and Islands District General Hospital.
A local bus service provides a local and city service and the nearest main line rail station is at Oban.
From Lochgilphead proceed in a northerly direction on the A816 for about 2 miles. Bear left on the B841 to reach Cairnbaan. At Cairnbaan continue across the canal bridge then turn right onto the B8025 following signs Tayvallich. Continue on the B8025 for 1.1 miles bearing right at the fork in the road and remaining on the B8025. Follow the B8025 following signs Tayvallich for a further 0.7 miles then turn right onto the access track. Follow the track through the forest for 0.6 miles to find Leac Na Ban in the clearing as you emerge from the forest track.