A contemporary coastal home on a fine prominent site and with near 270° water and landscape views across the Holy Loch and the firth of Clyde.
The East Gate lodge is only about 10 years old and is a spacious contemporary and attractive detached house completed in painted smooth render finish with quoins and reconstituted stone at lower levels. The whole is under a concrete tiled roof and is set in wonderful landscaped gardens from which there is an outstanding near 270° waterscape aspect. The accommodation is well finished and laid out over two light, bright and easily managed levels.
Throughout the ground floor is extensive good use of 18mm dressed European white oak flooring, North American red oak staircase leads to the upper level. Doors are all engineered exposed natural hardwood veneer with quality ironmongery. Good quality bathroom fixtures and fittings are finished off with a range of complimentary coloured deluxe ceramics Granite worktops in kitchen and utility rooms, kitchen units are in light oak or stainless steel finish.
Main entrance porch guides into a split level reception hallway. The upper level leads to the main lounge, formal dining room and sun lounge. The upper hallway incorporates French doors leading to rear terrace and gardens. The spacious lounge features a marble fireplace with living flame gas fire, bay window, open plan access to sun lounge with door to front gardens – this thoughtfully designed area provides panoramic uninterrupted views over the Holy Loch, river Clyde and surrounding hillside. The formal dining room seats 8 comfortably and can be extended via the open plan design into the sun lounge which overlooks the river Clyde and surrounding landscapes.
From the reception hall level there is access to a well-equipped and easily worked kitchen with bay windowed breakfast/dining area, cloakroom and electrics cupboard, w/c, utility room with door to rear gardens, rear hall with mud room . Access to front gardens and integral access to double garage housing central heating boiler.
American red oak staircase to upper hallway, bedroom 1 (master suite) with en suite shower room and bay window seating area, bedroom 2 with en suite shower room, bedrooms 3, 4, 5, home office/study, main family bath and shower room, airing cupboard, fully insulated roof space via retractable ladders.
Integral double garage with wood burner, 2 x general purpose sheds and stores.
Castellated gate piers with wrought iron gates to gravel surfaced driveway with turning and vehicle hard standing, low level ornamental wall with decorative wrought iron work, retaining wall supporting ornamental circular planters, lawn at front and sides, sheltered rear gardens, terraces and seating areas. Steps lead to raised lawns at rear with natural rock and outcrops forming back drop, well stocked beds and borders.
The house is serviced by a mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas, central heating, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
The East Gate Lodge is in Council tax band G and the council tax payable for 2017/2018 is £3093.72 including water and sewerage charges.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127.
The East Gate Lodge is situated just off the A815 on Marine Parade about 0.3 miles to the north of the Western Ferries Cowal terminal at Hunters Quay.
The centre of the bustling town of Dunoon is only about 1.5 miles ( around a 5 minute drive) to the south. Dunoon is the main town of the Cowal Peninsula and has a complete range of shopping, leisure and professional services.
The town has a good range of welcoming pubs and restaurants, a library, hospital, secondary school, theatre, cinema, swimming pool and leisure centre. There is a primary school in Sandbank. Some children in the area attend the independent school of St Columbas in Kilmacolm and a private bus service is in operation from Gourock.
Located on the scenic Cowal Peninsula in Argyll, The East Gate Lodge is only a short drive from both the Caledonian McBrayne and Western Ferries terminals from where there are frequent passenger and vehicular sailings across to Gourock. From here, the road and public transport links make it possible to commute on a daily basis to Glasgow and the central belt.
It is equally possible to drive to Glasgow via Loch Lomond which takes a little longer but is via some of the most famous and breathtaking countryside in western Scotland.
Dunoon is the gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and can easily be described as having some of the most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the west of Scotland, it is indeed an outdoor enthusiasts playground.
As with most parts of Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course and Dunoon is no exception – the district having three challenging courses.
The expanding Holy Loch Marina is nearby with its berthing and associated chandlery services, an excellent base from which to sail and explore the world famous lower Clyde and Kyles of Bute inland sea lochs and waterways.
Sea fishing is available on the Firth of Clyde and it is possible to fish for salmon and sea trout by permit on some of the rivers and lochs of the district, the River Eachaig and the freshwater Loch Eck only a few minutes drive to the north.
Some of the local estates can, by arrangement, offer rough and commercial shooting as well as opportunities to stalk for roe, sika and red deer.
The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery. Benmore Botanic Garden is only five miles away and there are near endless walks, hill climbs and quiet country roads offering wonderful rambling and cycling country.
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 the Western Ferries terminal at McInroys Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay turn right on the A815 and proceed in a northerly direction for about 0.3 miles on Marine Parade (A815) to find The East Gate Lodge on the left hand side.