A well-appointed detached house in a sought-after coastal location, with spectacular views of the Kyles of Bute, and with its own mooring directly opposite.
Situated on the charming Kames-Tighnabruaich coastal strip on Argylls beautiful Cowal Peninsula, this three bedroom house provides versatile family accommodation within a generous enclosed garden, with access to the sea. With breathtaking views across some of Scotlands finest sailing waters, the property is well placed for boating, fishing, golf, cycling, walking, beachcombing, painting, nature and bird watching, and for hiking through the many trails and woodlands.
Taigh An Uillt is a detached, L-shaped bungalow which is well maintained and beautifully presented. It offers an excellent opportunity as a principal home and, given its wonderful setting on Cowals Secret Coast, it equally represents an opportunity as an income-producing holiday investment home. The current owners have used it for 32 years as a much-loved family holiday home and sailing base as well as for relaxing weekends in a peaceful and pleasing environment.
The property has its own fully serviced mooring a short distance offshore in full view from the house.
Taigh An Uillt was built around 1976, and is entered via a front door which leads into a hallway, connecting the kitchen, sitting-dining room and WC/cloakroom. The kitchen is bright and airy, with an informal dining table and ample cupboard space, and with access to the central heating boiler and water tank; there is a heated towel rail. Windows are on the sides, back and front of the house.
The spacious formal sitting-dining room has large floor-to-ceiling picture windows front and rear; the rear one takes in the back garden and patio, while the front provides spectacular, panoramic views of the sea and the Isle of Bute.
There are three bedrooms, accessed via a wide hallway. Bedroom 1 is the master, with views to the sea and front garden and full height cupboards and wardrobes and an enclosed vanity unit. Bedroom 2 has full height wardrobes and a window to the side of the property. Bedroom 3 has full height wardrobes, a vanity unit and a window to the back garden.
The family bathroom has a full length bath, wc, sink, bidet and shower cubicle with electric shower.
The property is carpeted throughout (except kitchen and wc) and has oil-fired central heating, with radiators in all rooms.
The loft space can be accessed from a hatch in the kitchen with Ramsay-style sectional ladder. The loft space is partly floored, providing storage space. Ceilings throughout are thickly insulated.
The detached single garage is currently used mainly for storing boating equipment. It has a pebbledash finish and a corrugated sheet roof with personal door access and up-and-over shutter door. Double timber gates give access to the garage and to the adjacent gravel hard standing and parking for two-to-three cars; this space is also ideal for boat storage.
There is a detached steel box style garden shed for storage of tools and appliances.
Bounded on three sides by an exposed stone wall, the gardens are a mix of lawns, raised beds and growing areas. The front gate leads to a paved pathway to the house and to front and rear gardens, and onward to the garage.
At the rear of the house is a west-facing, enclosed patio area ideal for alfresco dining and sitting. An area of raised gravel bed and bushes at the rear has specimen trees providing privacy and seclusion.
Land extends to approximately 0.234 acres.
Kames and Tighnabruaich form a coastal strip on the scenic shore of the West Kyle of Bute in one of Scotlands most enchanting locations. There are restaurants, hotels, shops, a Post Office, a petrol station, a primary school, a doctors surgery and a nine-hole golf course. There are several community groups, welcoming those with shared interests throughout the year.
A mecca for summer sailors, the surrounding waters provide access to cruising in the West Highlands, and further south to Ireland and the Irish Sea. An active local sailing club has hosted racing and cruises-in-company and a junior programme in conjunction with the renowned
Tighnabruaich Sailing School. Tighnabruaich has a full-service boatyard with winter storage, and the modern Portavadie Marina is only a ten-minute drive from the property.
Wider amenities and shopping are available in Dunoon and Rothesay, both served by a bus service from Kames.
About the location
Kames has its own hotel, post office, café and a village store which easily caters for everyday needs and requirements. The adjacent Tighnabruaich is a well-known sheltered anchorage with moorings, always lively with the coming and going of boating and yachting craft. Its village centre offers local amenities, further shops, and restaurants, tearooms and hotels. Internet and 4G coverage are good.
Portavadie Marina is under 4 miles from Kames and has in recent years seen significant investment in creating a modern state of the art Marina infrastructure, with associated chandlery, restaurant, accommodation and modern spa facilities, including the UKs largest heated outdoor infinity pool. The marina has gained a reputation among the sailing communities as a must-visit destination and many locals drive there to enjoy the restaurant and leisure facilities. Tarbert is a further 4 miles to the west via the Tarbert-Portavadie car and foot passenger ferry.
Glasgow Airport is 55 miles away (via ferry crossing from Hunters Quay), and the city centre a further 8 miles. Glasgow has numerous retail districts and all the higher educational, cultural and leisure services associated with a major international centre.
Tighnabruaich has an award-winning primary school, and secondary education is available at Dunoon Grammar and Tarbert Academy.
The area is famous for its dramatic natural scenic beauty; the Kyles of Bute have drawn sailors from around the world, who continue on up through Loch Fyne to the Crinan Canal and out to the Hebridean islands. 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 a nationally renowned 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.
Kames 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 forest and coastal walks, and it is a popular area for cycling, fishing, kayaking or sailing, and wildlife spotting.
Mains water supply, private septic tank, oil-fired central heating, double glazing with one exception (sitting-dining room rear window). There is a mooring in front of the property.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Argyll & Bute Council
Taigh An Uillt is in council tax band D and the amount payable for 2020/2021 is £1575.09 to include mains water and excluding drainage.
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.
Fixtures and fittings
All items normally known as tenants fixtures shall remain. 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 B8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. At Tighnabruaich proceed south through Tighnabruaich to reach Kames.