A handsome detached west of Scotland former farmhouse along with impressive, refurbished income producing steading structure.
The assets at Millcroft are formed by a typical detached former Scottish farmhouse and a refurbished detached stone steading.
The house is of white painted harled exterior under a slated roof and the steading is of white painted smooth render finish with timber cladding relief and again, all under a good re-slated roof.
The house is a substantial 2 storey building and it is set amid mature tree fringed gardens and across the yard at the rear is the refurbished stone steading which is currently run as a country café.
The combination and proximity of the two structures lend themselves perfect for a principal family home together with numerous income producing opportunities which could be derived from the steading. The entire peninsula is a well-known west of Scotland holiday destination and so people are always drawn to the district. The steading is currently set up as a café, and subject to all appropriate permissions and consents, scope exits to increase to a larger scale food and drink enterprise. The steading also offers potential as a destination bar restaurant, gift or craft shop, business from home space or indeed be converted to income producing holiday rental letting cottages.
Rear outer door to hallway, utility cupboard, well equipped and easily worked kitchen, inner hallway leading via twin leaf doors to sitting room with log burner, shower room, under stairs stores, main front door to open front vestibule, study/home office with painted floorboards.
Staircase to upper hallway with velux window, linen stores, bedroom 1, bathroom, bedroom 2, bedrooms 3 & 4 both with painted floorboards.
Open bar and coffee servery, conservatory café and dining room, stainless steel semi commercial kitchen, inner dining room, snug room with log burner, larder/dry goods store, office and general-purpose store, wc.
Garage/general purpose store, timber shed, 3 bay polytunnel, poultry houses and enclosures. Lean to log and implement stores.
Private access driveway and via twin timber country gates to gravel surfaced vehicle turning and hard standing yard. Lawn at the side bounded by post and wire rylock fencing and fringed with mature trees. Kitchen produce vegetable and herb gardens.
Millcroft is situated in an area of great natural scenic beauty in the very pleasant little settlement of Millhouse which is located midway between Kames and Portavadie at the Ardlamont peninsula on the west of Scotland.
About 1.2 miles and 2 miles respectively to the east of Millcroft are the conjoined coastal villages of Tighnabruaich and Kames The villages are a well-known sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the comings and goings of boating and yachting craft. One of its highlights is 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.
Kames has a well-stocked local provisions store and at the centre of Tighnabruaich there are further shops as well as a Doctors surgery and other local amenities that cater for everyday needs. A bus service runs from Tighnabruaich to both Rothesay and Dunoon.
Portavadie Marina is 2 miles away to the west and has in recent years seen significant investment in creating a modern state of the art Marina infrastructure, with associated chandlery, restaurant, accommodation and spa facilities. The marina is fast gaining a reputation among the sailing communities as a must go to destination and many drive to the marina for culinary days and evenings out.
Tarbert is 6.9 miles to the west and there is a ferry service from Portavadie direct to Tarbert.
The city of Glasgow is 59 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 2 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.
Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area, as are a number of commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
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.
Mains water supply, drainage by private septic tank, LPG fired central heating, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
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 turn right onto the B8000, continue along the coast through the next village of Kames, turning right at the post office remaining on the B8000 for a further 1.2 miles to reach the hamlet of Millhouse. Turn left at the cross roads and continue for 0.1 miles before turning right onto the access track that leads to Millcroft.
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 above.
Argyll & Bute Council
Millcroft is in council tax band D and the amount payable for 2020/2021 is £1,575.09
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.
Details prepared and photographs taken in August 2020.