A lovely and efficient detached house situated on and with gardens extending to the banks of the river Orchy.
Orchy Cottage is a fine modern home which was completed in 2008. The house has been designed with clean fresh and contemporary lines in a location of great natural scenic beauty.
The house is completed in quartz roughcast and is under a slated roof. The house has been cleverly designed and adapted to the site and has super views down the gardens to the unhurried passing of the River Orchy.
Significant levels of insulation, in line with the present government standards, provide excellent thermal retention making Orchy Cottage an easily heated and efficient house in terms of running costs.
Internally the house is presented in fresh decorative order and there is good use of oak hardwood laminate flooring throughout.
An outer canopy carport leads to the front door and in to the entrance vestibule, stylish 'L' shaped open plan sitting room with multi fuel burner, open plan to formal dining room with French door access to the veranda, open plan to well equipped , well fitted and easily worked kitchen, utility room with door to veranda. Ground floor bedroom 1, shower room and wc.
Staircase to the first floor landing leading to shower room and wc, bedroom 2 with 2 x fitted wardrobes and hatch access to roof space. Bedroom 3 with 2 x fitted wardrobes.
Covered carport and veranda, excellent sub floor cellarage of 3 main compartments, workshop and excellent tool store, boiler house, general purpose store and wine cellar. Log store beneath veranda.
Private driveway to gravel driveway and vehicle carport and hard standing. Deck wrapping around the property to veranda at the riverside, gardens mainly to grass with assorted trees and shrubs leading down to Orchy riverbank. The little Orchy cuts in from the side.
Orchy Cottage has an idyllic riverside situation in the west highland village of Dalmally on the very banks of the River Orchy.
Dalmally is about 3 miles to the east of Loch Awe which is one of Scotland's most spectacular lochs. It is 25 miles long and runs from the village of Lochawe to Ford at the south. Kilchurn Castle is a dramatic ruin, and one of Scotland's most famous and most photographed castles. There are a number of islands in the loch including Innishail, which is the burial island of the Dukes of Argyll. Inveraray Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Argyll, is at the head of Loch Fyne, 16 miles to the south.
There is spectacular hill walking, climbing and mountaineering in the area, with skiing at Glencoe. The numerous lochs and rivers provide both salmon fishing and trout fishing and the opportunity for boating and water sports. River Orchy is probably the best white water rafting river in Scotland. Some of the local estates run commercial shoots as well as allowing stalking by prior arrangement. The whole surrounding area is a photographers dream.
Dalmally village has a primary school, doctor's surgery, pharmacy, post office, and village store. Inveraray (16 miles) is at the head of Loch Fyne and has a variety of shops, hotels and tourist locations. Oban is 24 miles to the west and has a full range of shops and supermarkets, secondary schooling and professional services. Oban has the ferry terminal to the Western Isles and is the main base for exciting west coast sailing. Glasgow airport is about a 90 minute drive, under normal travel conditions. Dalmally has a main line rail station which connects Oban and Glasgow.
From Glasgow proceed in a northerly direction on the A82 for 61 miles to reach Tydrum. At Tydrum turn left on the A85 following signs Oban. Travel for 11 miles to reach Dalmally. On arrival in Dalmally pass the sign on the left for Dalmally Community Centre, travel for another 250 yards then turn right at the bus stop and proceed down the lane to find Orchy Cottage on the right hand side