Probably the best harbour and marina views in the west of Scotland.
Monabri is a prominently sited detached house which was built around 1929. It enjoys a raised vantage point set above the west coast fishing harbour town of Tarbert and over which the house has the very best possible views, with the constant comings and goings of commercial fishing, pleasure, yachting and boating craft. The views extend out beyond the sheltered and picturesque harbour to the lower reaches of Loch Fyne and as far as Portavadie in the eastern distance.
The house is of cream painted harled exterior under a red tiled roof. The accommodation is neat and well presented on two light and bright and easily managed levels. Given its highly scenic location and with its uninterrupted views over the harbour, Monabri lends itself perfect for either principal private residence, holiday home or as an income producing self-catering investment property.
Twin leaf outer storm doors with opaque glazing to entrance vestibule with tiled floor, bevel glass doors to broad entrance reception hallway, fine comfortable sitting room with bay window formation and warming multi fuel stove on a slate hearth, Edinburgh press to side, formal dining room with bay window formation again with warming log burner on a slate hearth, Edinburgh press to side. Good sized, well laid out and easily worked kitchen with 2 oven red enamel Aga range cooker, good space for informal dining/breakfasting table and chairs, door to rear gardens, under stairs store, inner hallway with outer wear coat hooks, family bathroom, bedroom 1 with en suite shower room, bedroom 2.
Stairs from the rear of the kitchen lead to an upper hallway illuminated by a Velux window, bedroom 3 with Velux and dormer windows, doors lead to long term stores in the eves space, access to the attic. First floor en suite bathroom.
Hot tub on elevated patio, steps down to flagstone terrace, flagstone pathway around the house, steps and gravel pathway leading down to the main road at the front. Rear lawn leading to side lawn with rocky outcrops supported by gabion cages and bounded by close board fencing. Gravel driveway with railings and retaining wall at the rear
Tarbert is a picturesque West of Scotland fishing harbour town situated on the sheltered eastern side of the Kintyre peninsula, about 14 miles to the south of Lochgilphead and about 36 miles to the north of Campbeltown.
The house is situated on an elevated setting on Barmore Road and from its raised vantage point there are absolutely sublime views over Tarbert Harbour and marina.
Tarbert has a number of friendly harbour side pubs and restaurants. It is renowned for hosting the annual Scottish Series Yachting Event, its seafood and folk festivals. Tarbert has primary and secondary schooling as well as a range of specialist shops and a midi sized Co-op supermarket all of which combine to provide for most daily needs and requirements.
From Tarbert there is a ferry link to Portavadie, which gives access to an alternative route to Glasgow via Dunoon and Gourock.
11 miles away to the south is the picturesque little ferry port of Claonaig, by Skipness, which connects Lochranza on the island of Arran to the Kintyre peninsula, whilst the Kennacraig ferry is 6 miles south (just off the A83) and connects the Kintyre mainland with Islay, Jura and Colonsay.
The A83 leads to Lochgilphead and Campbeltown (14 and 36 respectively) both offering fuller shopping and professional services. The latter is the main shopping town for the peninsula and provides a further range of facilities including supermarkets, garages, the award winning Aqualibrium leisure centre and library, a hospital and a cinema. The hospital has an air-ambulance service to the Southern General hospital in Glasgow for emergencies.
Campbeltown holds an annual regatta, a week-long music festival and the Mull of Kintyre half marathon.
For sporting/outdoor enthusiasts, the links course of Machrihanish is of international acclaim and attracts many visitors. A new 18-hole golf course known as the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club has also recently opened. Tarbert has a challenging 18-hole course and there are 9-hole courses in Carradale and on the island of Gigha. The beach of Machrihanish Bay is well known for windsurfing and surf canoeing.
Some of the most scenic sailing in the world is available with access to either Loch Fyne at Tarbert or the west coast and the Inner Hebrides from West Loch Tarbert. The Crinan Canal also connects Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with Loch Crinan and on to Mull and the Hebrides. Tarbert has its own sheltered marina and moorings and across the Fyne at Portavadie is a recently opened marina; both have associated marina and chandlery services.
Productive sea fishing from shore and boat is available locally and there are trout and salmon opportunities by permit in surrounding rivers and hill lochs.
The countryside is a delight in which to walk or cycle and there is no shortage of scenic routes and places of archaeological and historical interest to visit.
The islands of Davaar and Gigha are nearby and are steeped in history, with stunning scenery and landscapes which attract an abundance of wildlife.
A long-distance footpath called the Kintyre Way was completed in 2006 and stretches from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Southend in the south and criss-crosses the peninsula, connecting communities and landscape, people and produce. The Kintyre Way is 89 miles long in total and provides 4 to 7 days worth of walking. There is serious hiking and gentle rambles.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential telephone 0141 225 3880.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents. 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. The seller reserves the right to conclude a bargain for the sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept either the highest or any offer.
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, LPG central heating supported by 2 x log burning stoves, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Monabri is in Band F and the amount of council tax payable for 2020/21 is £2869.83 including water.
Argyll & Bute Council
From Glasgow take the A82 and A83 to reach the west coast town/port of Tarbert. On arrival in Tarbert proceed to the centre of the village with the harbour on the left and the Co-op on the right, bear right on the A83 and continue for a further 120 metres before turning right onto Lady ILeene Road. Continue up Lady ILeene Road for 0.1 miles then bear right at the fork onto the single track access road that leads to Monabri which is at the end of the access track.