In mature woodland gardens with views to the Holy Loch, a delightful family home formed by the successful conversion of former coach house and stables.
Lochend has been successfully converted from historic coach house and stables and is completed in a combination of Barra shell and painted smooth render, all under a slated roof. The house stands in mature garden grounds with lawns, a stream and ponds, as well as specimen mature trees underplanted and edged with rhododendrons. A further area of ground is at the rear and is to semi ancient native woodland underplanted with rhododendrons.
Lochend is a generously proportioned detached family and guest entertaining home, it is well presented and offers light and bright accommodation laid out over two easily managed levels. The original property was built c1870 and it was comprehensively converted and upgraded in 1977. The front of the house enjoys views over the gardens to the head of The Holy Loch.
Lochend is situated just off the A815 in Sandbank which is the coastal ribbon settlement on the southern edge of the Holy loch and just to the northern side of the Cowal peninsula town of Dunoon.
The centre of the bustling town of Dunoon is only a short drive to the south. Dunoon is the main town of the Cowal Peninsula and has a complete range of shopping, leisure and professional services. The town has a good range of welcoming pubs and restaurants, a library, hospital, secondary school, theatre, cinema, swimming pool and leisure centre. There is a primary school in Sandbank. Some children in the area attend the independent school of St Columbas in Kilmacolm and a private bus service is in operation from Gourock.
Located on the scenic Cowal Peninsula in Argyll, Lochend is only a short drive from both Argyll Ferries (passenger only from Dunoon centre to Gourock, linking with the railway station) and Western Ferries (passengers & vehicles) terminals from where there are frequent sailings across to Gourock. From here, the road and public transport links make it possible to commute on a daily basis to Glasgow and the central belt.
It is equally possible to drive to Glasgow via Loch Lomond which takes a little longer but is via some of the most famous and breathtaking countryside in western Scotland.
Dunoon is the gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and can easily be described as having some of the most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the west of Scotland, it is indeed an outdoor enthusiasts playground.
As with most parts of Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course and Dunoon is no exception – the district having three challenging courses.
The expanding Holy Loch Marina is nearby with its berthing and associated chandlery services, an excellent base from which to sail and explore the world famous lower Clyde and Kyles of Bute inland sea lochs and waterways.
Sea fishing is available on the Firth of Clyde and it is possible to fish for salmon and sea trout by permit on some of the rivers and lochs of the district, with the River Eachaig, the freshwater Loch Eck only a few minutes drive to the north.
Some of the local estates can, by arrangement, offer rough and commercial shooting as well as opportunities to stalk for roe, sika and red deer.
The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery. Benmore Botanic Garden is only 2 miles away and there are near endless walks, hill climbs and quiet country roads offering wonderful rambling and cycling country.
Outer door to rear entrance porch with tiled floor, coat hooks and boot racks, shower room and wc, utility room with door to rear gardens, air source heat pump buffer tank, good range of fitted units, tiled floor and shelved press, kitchen (refitted 2014) with a good range of matching base and wall units, centre hob island and twin leaf French doors leading to patio and rear gardens, good space for dining/breakfasting table and chairs, door to comfortable open plan sitting room with open plan staircase to upper level, reception area and front door, twin leaf bevel glazed doors to pleasant family room with multi fuel stove on tiled hearth and with stone fireplace and chimney breast.
Pine staircase and banister to first floor upper hallway, bedroom 1 with 2 x Velux windows and front dormer, bathroom with dormer window and plumbed power shower, bedroom 2 x fitted double wardrobes and dormer window, bedroom 3 with 2 x Velux windows, 1 x double fronted wardrobe and 1 x double fronted shelved press, bedroom 4 with 2 x Velux windows, 1 x dormer window, 2 x full height wardrobes and 1 x half wardrobe, access to insulated, illuminated and floored attic space.
Summer house with decking and overhung eves, light and power and floored loft, generous garden shed and equipment store, good sized and well sheltered carport, concealed log stores.
Driveway with white painted ranch style fencing behind which are mature lawns with tall mature specimen Californian Redwood and Copper Beech trees. A range of evergreens fringed and underplanted with rhododendrons. Further lawn with ancient stone retaining wall supporting mixed herbaceous bed with Pieris Forest Flame plants and colourful azaleas. Lawns extend north to a stone wall where there is a stream, waterfall and pond sequence. A good vehicle, turning and hard standing apron is in front of the house and leads to the carport. Landscaped rear gardens include a small lawn, gravel and flagstone terrace with good sheltered space for summer furniture and alfresco dining. The backdrop is formed by steeper rear gardens mainly to semi ancient native woodland and underplanted with rhododendrons.
Mains water supply, air source heat pump central heating (2 further years of renewable heat incentive payments totalling c £2600) double glazing, mains drainage.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Lochend is in Council tax band E and the council tax payable for 2019/2020 is £2262.62 including water and sewerage charges.
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 will probably 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.
Photographs and particulars taken in December 2019.
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 the Western Ferries terminal at McInroys Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay turn right on the A815 and proceed in a northerly direction. Continue along the A815 coastal road for approximately 2.8 miles before turning left into the driveway for Lochend.