A sensibly priced and well-presented detached bungalow in a quiet and slightly elevated position with water views out to Loch Fyne.
The Birches is only one of four homes which are located off a small private and quiet access lane in the coastal village of Strachur. The house faces dues west and from its slightly elevated position there are good views across the waterscape of Loch Fyne to the hills and mountains beyond.
The Birches house was constructed in the middle 1980's and is of render finish under a concrete tiled roof. Internally the house is well presented and has hardwood flooring in the reception hall public rooms and kitchen, the bedrooms are carpet flooring. A conservatory is at the rear overlooking private gardens to woodlands beyond.
The entrance vestibule has a cloaks cupboard off and leads to the reception hallway, 2 x stores are off the hall, one with the hot tank the other shelved, the sitting room is comfortable and has French/patio doors which provide access to the veranda both with super waterscape views, a decorative facing brick fire surround is the focal point of the room. An open plan dining and breakfasting room leads to a well-equipped and easily worked kitchen. From the kitchen there is access to the conservatory at the rear from which there is access via French doors to a rear terrace and gardens, family shower room, cloakroom and wc doubling neatly as utility room, bedrooms 1 & 2 both with fitted mirrored wardrobes, bedroom 3 is currently set up as a home office or study.
Integral single garage with light, power, water, personal door access and concrete floor.
Black top driveway with vehicle hard standing to garage, additional off st level car parking at the front, ornamental timber steps with gravel inserts. Front gently sloping lawn with low level retaining wall, 2 x rowan trees and well stocked ornamental rockery. Veranda at the front of the house with access from sitting room. Rear gardens include a flag stone terrace, retaining wall supporting sloping lawn surrounded by close board fencing and evergreens. The rear gardens back woodlands which provide amenity and interest.
The Birches is situated in the Loch Fyne side coastal village of Strachur. Strachur is in southern Argyll at the sheltered confluence of highland glens and Loch Fyne, for the most part the village faces due west and overlooks the Loch.
Strachur is a charming Argyllshire village and has a Post Office and café, a retail service station, an excellent Medical Centre with in-house pharmacy, and a vibrant Community Hall, all of which cater for most everyday needs and requirements. Glasgow is about 61 miles distant and offers a full range of higher and further educational services as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city.
There are a number of restaurants, all with menus that encompass the term "Scotland's Natural Larder", these include Loch Fyne Oysters, The Creggans Inn and Invercottage Restaurant.
Dunoon is approximately 17 miles away with Glasgow Airport at approximately 53 miles distant via Loch Lomondside.
Primary schooling is available in Strachur and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon. The nearest independent school is Helensburgh at 35 miles.
The A83 & A82 provide access to central Scotland. Arrochar has a main line rail station with a service to and from Glasgow city centre and a sleeper to London. The frequent western ferry service between McInroy's Point and Hunters Quay provides alternative travel to Glasgow and the west of mainland Scotland.
The area offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits including cycle routes, challenging hill climbs, walks and several golf courses. The recently established Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie in the West and travels eastwards for 31 miles through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes in the west coast.
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.
For sailors, the sea lochs of the west of Scotland offer safe anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing; there are marina and chandlery services at Rhu, Inverkip, Portavadie and Dunoon. Pontoon & Moorings available within a short walking distance.
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 about 9 miles to reach Strachur. On arrival in Strachur turn right onto the A886 and immediate left onto the single track access road, keep to the left and proceed to the end to find The Birches on the left hand side.