A totally renovated pretty detached stone cottage in a mature elevated setting and with views to the island of Bute and the famous ‘Kyles’
Royal Cottage is a very pretty-stone built cottage type property which has been beautifully refurbished to a very high standard and provides light bright and easily managed accommodation over two levels. The house is set on good sized gardens which feature and are fringed with mature semi ancient native trees and colourful bushes. Royal Cottage enjoys a slightly elevated situation and from the numerous parts of the gardens there are fine waterscape views to the Kyles of Bute and the island of Bute itself. The house remains within a short walk to the shore and the local shops and service.
The depth of accommodation is perfect and well set up for principal family living, Tighnabruaich is also a well-known west of Scotland holiday and short break destination and so offers good scope as a second or holiday home or as an income producing investment proposition. Present owners have established Royal Cottage as a quality self-catering holiday letting enterprise with repeat business.
Twin leaf doors leading to open plan reception hall area, itself open plan to well- equipped and
part integrated kitchen with centre island, itself open plan via open upper gallery to dining room with twin leaf doors leading to patio and gardens. The sitting room is also open plan and features a raised log burner at focal point and the room is dominated by a striking feature spiral staircase which leads to the upper level. Door leading to inner hallway to bedroom 1, shower room and wc, utility room with heating buffer tanks.
Spiral staircase to first floor and upper galleried hallway and landing/sitting room/fold down bed offering temporary/emergency bedroom with door to Romeo & Juliet balcony, bedroom 2, shower room and wc, bedroom 3 (master) door to shelved store with velux window, twin leaf doors leading to beautifully appointed en suite bath and shower room.
Lean-to general-purpose stores at rear, detached BBQ grill cabin.
Gravel surfaced driveway leading to good vehicular turning and hard standing apron. Flag stone steps to raised grass lawns at rear with a number of feature trees and fringed with mature semi ancient native trees underplanted with rhododendrons and spring bulbs, all combining to provide good screening and high levels of privacy and seclusion. South facing gravel rockery garden with space for summer furniture and alfresco dining, strands of Gunerra are around the gardens.
Royal Cottage is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Tighnabruaich on the west coast of Scotland. The house is located amid mature sheltered gardens and from its slightly elevated position there are views over the famous water and landscape known as the Kyles of Bute, the views extend out across the sheltered Tighnabruaich anchorage to the island of Bute adjacent.
Tighnabruaich is a well-known and sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the comings and goings of resident and passing boating and yachting craft. One of its highlights must surely be the regular berthing of the famous Waverley, reputed to be the worlds last sea going paddle steamer. Always a sight to behold as she berths at Tighnabruaich pier with day trippers.
The village centre is a comfortable short and level walk and offers a Doctors surgery and local amenities that cater for everyday needs and requirements. A bus service runs from Tighnabruaich to both Rothesay and Dunoon.
The city of Glasgow is 55 miles distant (via a pleasant boat crossing to Gourock) and has numerous retail districts and all the higher educational, cultural and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre.
Tighnabruaich has a reputable and award- winning primary school and secondary is available at Dunoon Grammar.
The area is famous for its dramatic natural scenic beauty; yachtsmen and women the world over sail through the scenic Kyles from the Clyde marinas and on through the Crinan canal and out to the Hebridean islands. A new marina and restaurant complex at Portavadie is 4 miles to the west and offers facilities such as a leisure centre with indoor and outdoor infinity pool and beauty treatment rooms. Portavadie also hosts facilities supporting great mountain bike trails in the area.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits. Tighnabruaich Golf Club is a scenic and challenging 9-hole golf course. There is tennis and inevitably, a famous sailing school.
Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area, as are a number of commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
Tighnabruaich lies on Argylls Secret Coast, which stretches from Strachur at the top of Loch Fyne round the coast to Colintraive. It is an area of stunning natural beauty where there are countless opportunities to discover peaceful locations. Nearby activities include walks in forests or along the coast, fishing, kayaking or sailing and enjoying the wildlife.
Mains water supply, air source heat pump provides wet coil underfloor heating to ground floor and radiators to first floor, double glazing, septic tank.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
EPC rating C
Argyll & Bute Council
Royal Cottage is expected to be in council tax band E and the amount payable for 2019/2020 would be £1753.07 including mains water.
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 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.
Details prepared and photographs taken in June 2019
Fixtures & Fittings
All items normally known as owners 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.
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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. After 3.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for 11 miles before turning right on to the A886. Travel for 1.5 miles then turn left onto the A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. Proceed down towards the foreshore, Royal Cottage is the third property on the right hand side after the junction with School Road.
Alternatively, from Glasgow proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway for about 15 miles taking junction 30 onto the Erskine Bridge. Turn left off the bridge on the A82 and continue for about 25 miles to reach Tarbet. Continue to the left at Tarbet onto the A83 and proceed through Arrochar for a further 13 miles. Turn left onto the A815 and travel for 10 miles to Strachur. At Strachur turn right onto A886 and travel for 15 miles. Turn right on to the A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. On arrival in the Village, follow directions above.