Loch Riddon House

Colintraive, Argyll and Bute , PA22 3AH
Sold £359,000

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A fine private detached family house with views over Loch Riddon to the hills mountains and glens beyond.

Description
Loch Riddon House is a delightful detached country house of white painted harled finish under a roof of Spanish slate.

The accommodation is spacious, light and bright and laid out over two easily managed levels. Loch Riddon House faces due south and stands in grounds which extend to about 1 acre, and from its raised vantage point, there are views across Loch Riddon to the mountains and glens adjacent.

The house is well finished with engineered oak flooring throughout the ground floor level, this combines well with custom joinery white oak skirtings, facings and doors throughout.

Outer rear door to entrance reception hall, cloakroom & wc, neat home office/study, deep under stairs stores cupboard with electrical switchgear and oil fired central heating boiler, generous sitting room with box window formation, door to front gardens, log burner set in limestone fireplace, twin leaf glazed doors to family/TV room, further twin leaf glazed doors to dining room, semi open plan to well equipped kitchen with Belfast sink, utility room with door to rear gardens.

Fine broad staircase to first floor level and upper hallway, linen cupboard, second deep general purpose store, family bath and shower room, bedroom 1 with dual aspect, bedroom 2 with full drop window formation, bedroom 3, dual aspect and with en suite shower room and wc, bedroom 4 with dual aspect.

Outbuildings
16 x 9 timber shed and machinery store, dog kennel and enclosure, poultry enclosure, concealed oil tank store.

Gardens
Gravel driveway to vehicle turning and hard standing apron, gravel pathway around the house to terrace at the front, raised level lawn and viewpoint alfresco dining area, raised drying green at the rear.

Services
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, oil fired central heating, Nordan double glazing. Income producing solar panels.

Situation
Loch Riddon House is situated in a location of great natural scenic beauty at the western end of the small south Argyll ribbon development and coastal village of Colintraive.

The house enjoys a full southerly exposure and there are spectacular views south and west over Loch Riddon towards the hills, mountains and glens adjacent.

Loch Riddon House is mid-way between the southern end of scenic Glendaruel and the coastal village of Colintraive on the Cowal Peninsula. The area is famous for its stunning natural scenic beauty with deep and narrow sea lochs and high-sided glens providing a boating route through from the Clyde estuary to Arran, Loch Fyne and the fishing village of Tarbert and on through the Crinan Canal to the Western Isles.

Colintraive village (4 miles to the south) has a hotel with a friendly bar with 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 at Wemyss Bay. 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 44 miles (albeit including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s 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 49 miles by ferry and provides extensive retail, commercial, cultural, higher educational and leisure services.

Travel Directions
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 about 11 miles to reach the junction with the A886. Turn left here and travel for 1.5 miles to find the entrance to Loch Riddon House on the left hand side.