Riviera has uninterrupted water views and is a detached modern home built in 2011 with considerable imagination and architectural flair.
Riviera was built in 2011 with considerable imagination and architectural flair.
The house has been carefully designed to suit its coastal site and is of smooth white painted render finish under a slated roof. There is good use of dressed natural stone relief and also complimentary colour painted cedar cladding.
The accommodation is light and airy and for most part the public areas and rooms have been designed on a stylish open plan layout with more private bedroom and bathroom accommodation. All main rooms have been cleverly designed to maximise on the highly scenic and often dramatic views across the upper reaches of the Firth of Clyde.
Internally the house has been finished to a craftsman like high standard with good use of clean deluxe quality light coloured ceramics which contrast well with dressed light hardwood skirtings and doors which in turn are completed with gold coloured steel ironmongery (the doors/skirtings and stair treads have all been French polished).
An entrance vestibule leads to a bright entrance reception hallway and to a cloakroom/wc, a feature of the hall is sliding glazed doors providing access to a sheltered west facing terrace.
The main public rooms at the front of the house are open plan and comprise a comfortable family room area open to a formal dining room with void above to sitting room, before leading to a well equipped kitchen with centre island.
From the reception hall there is access to a study or possible 4th bedroom as well as bedroom 1 (the master) with en suite bathroom. This room has fitted wardrobes as well as glazed French door access to the sheltered terrace.
An open plan and open tread hardwood staircase leads to the quarter landing where a door leads to rear gardens and garage, at the first floor and upper hallway there is access to a first floor sheltered terrace.
The main public room is on the first floor, and has a glazed banister and open gallery/void over the dining room. The sitting room is immediately impressive with its feature full height cathedral ceiling. Velux windows flood light into the room as does a picture window with French doors leading to a pleasant balcony. A cosy log burner is at the focal point of the sitting room.
From the upper hallway there is access to bedrooms 2 & 3 both of which feature in built wardrobes and en suite facilities. Bedroom 2 has own access via glazed French doors to the terrace.
Include a double garage with separate up and over doors and a concrete floor. The garage has been built in keeping with the style of the house.
A low level stone wall forms a bell mouth entry with a remotely operated slider gate set in substantial gate piers. The driveway is of honey stone gravel and offers good vehicle turning and hard standing. The front gardens are laid mainly to level mature lawn and there are well stocked ornamental rockeries all set behind a stone wall. Twin timber gates offer further security and child/pet security and lead on to the garage at the rear. Mature lawn at rear bounded by a combination of stone wall and robust stone filled gabion cages which also feature a large stone rockery and water feature. Woodlands at the rear provide a pleasant backdrop and seasonal colour.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Mains water, electricity, mains drainage, LPG central heating (underground tank), windows double glazed, doors triple glazed.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Riviera is in Band F, and the amount of council tax payable for 2018/2019 is £2,661.43 including water charges.
Riviera is located at the very southern tip of the peninsula at the very head of the Holy Loch at Strone. From its fine coastal position there are spectacular waterscape views to the upper Firth of Clyde, south to the mainland opposite at Gourock and almost as far as the eye can see to The Cumbraes and Arran in the far south.
Strone has a local provisions store and post office and an excellent restaurant. Dunoon, seven miles away, has more extensive facilities as well as a library, hospital, leisure centre and swimming pool. Greenock, (by ferry crossing), is about 13 miles, and the Braehead retail village at 33 miles, offer many of the major high street multiples.
There is a primary school in Strone and both further primary and secondary schooling in Dunoon. Some children in the area attend the independent school of St Columbas in Kilmacolm and a private bus service is in operation from Gourock.
Set within the National Park and the Argyll Forest, Riviera is a few minutes drive from the towering Californian redwoods at Benmore and the stunning beauty of the freshwater Loch Eck. Salmon and sea trout run the nearby River Eachaig.
The area is renowned for its natural beauty with many miles of quiet roads, forest trails and hillside tracks.
For sailing enthusiasts, the Firth of Clyde offers some of the most scenic sailing in western Europe and there are marina and chandlery services at The Holy Loch, Port Bannatyne, Portavadie, Inverkip and Largs. The Holy Loch Marina & Sailing Club is approx. 15 minutes drive away and there are plans to extend this to provide additional berths, car parking and the erection of a licensed restaurant and retail units. There is the possibility of a mooring in front of the house, subject to Crown Estate approval.
As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Riviera is no exception, the Blairmore and Strone Golf club is only a few hundred yards away from Riviera.
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. Turn right on to the A880 signposted Kilmun. Continue through Kilmun towards Strone. Once in Strone, Riviera is located on the left hand side after the pier.