Otter Bay

Kilmelford, Oban Argyll and Bute, PA34 4XA
Sold £485,000

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Closing Date - Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 12 midday. A delightful detached house all on one level, with detailed planning for a cottage and outline planning for a house, all of which sit within and enjoy circa 9.5 acres of land extending to the loch frontage with mooring and views over Loch Melfort and Kames Bay.

Otter Bay
Otter Bay is a delightful detached bungalow which sits in circa 9.5 acres leading to the foreshore of Kames Bay and loch Melfort . The property is of rendered finish under a tiled roof. The accommodation is laid out over a single easily managed level; it is light and bright and it is all well presented in a broadly neutral palette of décor teamed with deluxe level contemporary finishes and oak flooring throughout.

The accommodation is as follows, outer front door to welcoming entrance vestibule/cloaks, inner front door to entrance hallway which offers uninterrupted and spectacular views over Kames Bay towards Loch Melfort. Bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobe and en suite shower room, triple aspect contemporary kitchen, electric three door aga, fitted cupboard, floor to ceiling windows and twin leaf doors to garden, utility room with door to side gardens. Formal sitting room with wood burner, floor to ceiling windows with twin leaf glass doors showcasing uninterrupted landscape and water views. Shelved linen cupboard, bedroom 2 (master) with 2 fitted wardrobes, window to gardens, en suite shower room. Twin leaf cupboard housing hot water tank and electrical switch gear, family bathroom with bath and shower enclosure, bedroom 3 (currently set up as a home office) and bedroom 4 with window to gardens, fitted wardrobes.

Via short private road to county gate, leading to gravel driveway with parking and turning area fringed with lawns, beds and bushes. Lawn fringed and inserted with mature trees as well as colourful shrubs and bushes. Formal gardens are mainly to lawn with a firepit and a seating area which is ideal for alfresco sitting and dining. The gardens extend to circa 9.5 acres in all and offer uninterrupted and spectacular views and access to Kames Bay.

Detached double garage with electric remotely
operated roller shutter door, personal door
access, light and power.

Otter Bay has a deep water mooring in Kames Bay.

Planning Permission
There is outline planning consent in principle for a detached dwelling house situated in around 1 acre of ground with its own separate entrance and fenced boundary.

There is also detailed planning consent for a one-bedroom cottage in the garden grounds of Otter Bay which could form overspill, holiday or guest accommodation.

Private water supply treated via UV lamping, drainage by private septic tank, under floor heating via air source heat pump. There is a feature wood burning stove, double glazing.

Solar panels (generating FIT of circa £500.00 per annum).

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents

Council Tax
Otter Bay is in band G and the amount council tax payable for 2020/2021 is £2,678.47 of which excludes water and sewage charges.

EPC rating B.

Travel Directions
From Lochgilphead travel in a northerly direction on the A816 (signposted for Oban) for about 19.5 miles to find the entrance to Otter Bay on the left hand side.

From Oban proceed in a southerly direction on the A816 and travel for about 15 miles to reach Kilmelford. Proceed through Kilmelford and continue to head south for 2 miles to find the entrance to Otter Bay on the right hand side.

Otter Bay is located in an area of dramatic natural scenic beauty at Loch Melfort, a short distance south of the village of Kilmelford in the Scottish west highlands. The house is set in front of Loch Melfort, and from its vantage point there are wonderful views out over the sheltered anchorage of Kames Bay, Loch Melfort and the surrounding mountains and glens.

Kilmelford and Melfort, with their scattering of coastal ribbon and clustering of houses, are a safe and pretty environment in which to live, with a thriving local and social community. Nearby Kilmelford has a local post office, shop and provisions store where it is possible to buy everyday needs and requirements. The district is well served by a fine range of local coastal country pubs, restaurants and hotels, all of which usually sell local seafood and seasonal produce. Kilmelford Haven Marina is only 1 mile from Kames Bay.

Arduaine Garden, a mile to the south of Otter Bay, is famous in the district, originally conceived by J. Arthur Campbell who also built the award winning Loch Melfort Hotel. The gardens are spacious but retain the intimacy of a private garden.

The main west highland town of Oban (Gateway to the Isles) is about 16 miles to the north and Lochgilphead is about 20 miles to the south, both of which are recognised as main west highland towns and both offer a fuller range of shopping, professional and leisure services.

The west of Scotland is famed for its scenic sailing, associated chandlery and marina services. The sheltered sea loch of Loch Melfort is well known among the sailing community and has always drawn yachts and boating craft to its pretty and safe anchorage.

The local inland countryside provides an abundance of outdoor and sporting activities including hill walking and mountain biking which are available nearby to Otter Bay and there are many small, well-stocked hill lochs for trout fishing plus some spate streams for salmon and sea-trout. Oban, Lochgilphead and Ardfern all provide further sea-fishing, wildlife boat trips plus sailing access to the west coast.

A local bus service runs between Oban & Lochgilphead and Oban has a mainline railway station with a service connecting to Glasgow.