A prominently sited detached house currently a lower and upper conversion with fine panoramic views across Dunoon west Bay to the upper reaches of the Firth of Clyde.
Mars Hill is a distinctive period house of white painted stone exterior, it is under a slated roof with a central flat section, the accommodation is laid out over two levels. Period features have been retained including detailed plaster work to cornices, roses, picture rails and fireplaces.
Presently Mars Hill is formed by a lower and an upper conversion, the pair are offered for sale together as whole, it will be relatively straightforward to restore the internal staircase and re-integrate as a single home.
The house occupies a raised vantage point within its own grounds and from its elevated garden setting there are outstanding panoramic views across the Dunoon West Bay area, the upper reaches of the firth of Clyde and the mainland landmass adjacent.
Outer storm door to entrance vestibule, etched glazed door to entrance reception hallway, generously proportioned sitting room with feature deep oriel window formation living flame effect gas fire set in white fireplace with black solid marble hearth and slips, shallow press to the side, TV/family room with bay window formation log burning gas fire in white fireplace, door to dual aspect bedroom 1, bedroom 2 with shallow press and decorative fire surround, utility/gas boiler room together with general purpose stores. Well equipped breakfasting and dining sized fitted kitchen with door to gardens. Shower room.
External staircase at rear to entrance vestibule, etched glazed door to hallway, bathroom, utility and gas boiler room with ceiling mounted pulley, staircase to upper hallway and landing leading to bedroom 1, sitting room, with dual aspect and fine waterscape views, boxroom, bedroom 3, fitted kitchen with space for breakfasting /dining furniture.
Secondary staircase with cast iron spindles and velux window to attic level, attic room and access to roof space.
Sub floor cellarage offering long term and or garden equipment stores.
Twin steel gates to black asphalt driveway which winds its way up through the gardens alighting at a vehicle hardstanding and turning area to the front and side of the house. The gardens are laid mainly to grass with spring bulbs and hard pruned laurel and rhododendron bushes. The rear gardens are to grass and fringed with a screen of laurels. A stone retaining wall with steps provides access to the drying green. A pathway is at the southern side as well as further laurel screens, mature trees and a stream which runs to the side of the gardens.
Mars Hill is situated in the established West Bay area of the main Cowal peninsula town of Dunoon.
Kilbride Road itself is close to (about .75 miles) the bustling retail and shopping district of the main town of Dunoon and is a pleasant short mainly level walk of about 10 15 minutes from the house.
Dunoon is the main town of the Cowal Peninsula and has a full range of shopping, leisure and professional services. The town has a good range of friendly and welcoming pubs and restaurants, a theatre, cinema, swimming pool and leisure centre.
Located on the scenic Cowal Peninsula in Argyll, Mars Hill is only a short drive from both the Caledonian MacBrayne and Western Ferry terminals from where there are frequent passenger and vehicular 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.
The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery and there are near endless walks, hill climbs and quiet country roads offering wonderful rambling and cycling country. The Bishops Glen walk is close by and allows for a pleasant walk around the local beauty spot of the Bishops reservoir. For children, the West Bay play park is a few hundred yards away on the coastal promenade.
As with most parts of Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course and Dunoon is no exception – Cowal Golf Course being the closest at only 2 miles away from Mars Hill.
The expanding Holy Loch Marina is nearby with its berthing and associated chandlery services, an excellent base from which to sail and explore the lower Clyde and the world famous Kyles of Bute with its inland sea lochs and scenic 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.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127.
Mains gas, 2 x gas fired central heating boilers, mains water supply, double glazing, mains drainage. Both boiler rooms are plumbed for washing machines.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Mars Hill (Upper & Lower) are both within Council tax band C, the council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £1623.92 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 prepared April 2021.
From the Western Ferries terminal at Hunters Quay turn left on the A815 and proceed in a southerly direction on the A815 for 2.7 miles. Turn left onto Kilbride Road and proceed up Kilbride Road to find Mars Hill, number 11 on the left hand side.