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A well finished detached house on a slightly elevated setting with spectacular southerly views to the Crinan Canal.
The Old School House is a detached cottage type property of exposed stone construction, all under a relatively new dark grey slate roof. The house provides, light, and bright accommodation laid out across one easily managed level.
The Old School House is situated close to Lock 8 on the Crinan Canal and enjoys uninterrupted views of the canal. The house is set within very pleasant garden grounds and takes full advantage of the spectacular views across the adjacent Crinan Canal, the property is also close to the quite delightful conservation protected Argyllshire hamlet of Cairnbaan.
Crinan to Cairnbaan is an area of great natural scenic beauty and while the property represents an excellent principal private residence, it is also perfectly located and well set up as a second or holiday home, or as an income producing investment property.
Outer twin leaf storm doors to open plan contemporary kitchen with shaker style floor, informal breakfasting and dining bar, window overlooking side gardens and window overlooking the Crinan Canal, utility cupboard, cupboard housing the electrical switch gear. Formal sitting room cum dining room, high ceilings, refurbished original sash windows overlooking side and front gardens, original wainscoting panelling, multi fuel burner. Hallway leading to wc, bedroom 1 with window to front gardens and views towards Crinan Canal, bedroom 2 with windows to side gardens, contemporary family shower room with shower enclosure.
Attached stone stores with water supply, original former girls & boys wc located at the rear of The Old School House.
Via private gravel driveway which meets a level lawn area which provides ample vehicular hard standing, parking and turning. Front and side gardens are to a well mainted level lawn area which are flanked with colourful beds, bushes and mature trees at the rear. The front gardens can also be accessed from the minor road to the front via a private stone staircase with hand rail. The gardens are low maintence by design and extend to circa 0.266 acres in all and are bounded mainly by a post and wire fence, from its elevated vantage point there are sectacular, uninterupted views of the Crinan Canal.
The Old School House is situated close to the quite delightful conservation protected Argyllshire hamlet of Cairnbaan.
The house is situated on the edge of a canal side tow path and from its south facing and slightly elevated position there are unrestricted views towards the Crinan Canal itself.
Cairnbaan is a small and charming west coast hamlet which is situated almost equidistant between the town of Lochgilphead and the picturesque village of Crinan with its little harbour, canal basin and anchorage. Crinan forms the western sea end of the Crinan Canal and in the summer months the canal is always a colourful spectacle with passing yachting, cruising and pleasure craft as they navigate the canal waterway to connect the inland sea lochs, the Clyde estuary and the Kyles of Bute with the more testing and scenically spectacular sailing waters of the western Isles.
The area is well known for its dramatic and natural scenic beauty and this has always drawn people to the area making it a popular tourist destination.
Lochgilphead (2.8 miles) has a good range of local shops, a mid sized Co-op supermarket and amenities that adequately cater for everyday needs and requirements with further shopping including a Tesco supermarket available at Oban, it is possible to arrange grocery deliveries from both the co-op and Tesco. Glasgow is the nearest major city and has a complete and extensive range of shopping, cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally associated with a major centre.
Lochgilphead has both primary and secondary schooling with a school bus service which is also a service bus.
The area offers a fine range of relaxing outdoor pursuits with pleasant canal-side walks, cycle paths and more testing hill walks. Field sports are available in the area and include stalking, driven and walked up shooting as well as fishing, both sea and inland hill loch.
The Mid Argyll swimming pool is in Lochgilphead.
A local bus service provides a local and city service and the nearest main line rail station is at Oban.
From Lochgilphead proceed in a northerly direction on the A816 for about 2 miles. Bear left on the B841 to reach Cairnbaan. At Cairnbaan proceed straight passing the crossing for the canal and remain on the minor single track tow path. Continue on the tow path and after 0.5 miles to find The Old School House on the right-hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, mains electric, electric central heating assisted by the multi fuel burner, partial double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
The Old School House is in Band A and the amount of council tax payable for 2020/2021 is £1217.94excluding 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.
Fixtures and fittings
All items normally known as tenants fixtures and fittings, including garden ornaments and statuary, are specifically excluded from the sale. However, certain items, including furniture may be available to a purchaser in addition, by separate negotiation.