The Shieling

Cairndow, Argyll and Bute , PA25 8BA
OFFERS OVER £249,995

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Located on the quiet old coastal road a pretty detached bungalow set on mature gardens with stream and with uninterrupted westerly views over Loch Fyne.

Description
The Shieling is a pretty detached cottage of cream coloured painted harled finish under a slated roof, the accommodation is laid out over a single easily managed level and is all presented in fresh decorative order and in a palette of fresh neutral colours.

The house is perfect and well set up for principal family living, the ribbon coastal strips of Strachur and St Catherines are also well-known west of Scotland holiday and short break destinations and so The Shieling offers scope as a second or holiday home or as an income producing investment proposition.

Outer canopy porch, twin leaf outer storm doors to entrance vestibule, opaque glazed door to entrance reception hallway natural light from velux window, shelved general purpose store, comfortable sitting room with multi fuel stove and picture window with Loch Fyne views, multi glazed door to bright garden room with corner window formation taking advantage of seascape aspects, bedroom 1 with shelved press and side window, bedroom 2 with front window formation, bedroom 3 twin room with side and rear windows, tiled bath and shower room, well fitted open plan kitchen dining and breakfast room with good space for dining table and chairs, central heating boiler. Dutch door to tiled rear hallway, subsequent door to rear gardens.

Outbuildings
Sectional, single concrete garage with concrete floor, up and over and personal doors, timber garden shed/general purpose store.

Gardens
Stone bell mouth type entrance to black top driveway leading to vehicle turning and hard standing area. Stone wall with berberis hedging, mature lawns fringed with assorted shrubs, bushes, alpines and border plants. Flag stone terrace and pathway, timber bridge over stream to semi ancient native woods under planted with rhododendrons and impressive Gunerra stand. Evergreen hedging to the northern side, further screen of rhododendrons at the rear.

Situation
The Shieling is situated on the old single track coastal road just off the A815 mid-way between the village of Strachur in the south and the hamlet of St Catherines further north. The property is set on mature and easily tended grounds that are slightly raised and from which there are spectacular and often dramatic westerly views and colourful sunsets out across Loch Fyne.

Strachur is about 2 miles to the south in southern Argyll and is located at the sheltered confluence of highland glens and Loch Fyne. Strachur is mainly a ribbon development that runs along the coast. Strachur is a delightful and very pretty Loch Fyne side Argyllshire coastal village. Strachur and Loch Fyne are well known for their natural scenic beauty which has always drawn people to the area to live, holiday and enjoy weekend breaks.

The village 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 (only a few yards away) 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 and 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.

Travel Directions
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 south. After 7.8 miles turn left onto the old single track coastal road, proceed along in a northerly direction to find The Shieling on the right hand side.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127

Services
Mains water supply, drainage by private septic tank, LPG central heating, double glazing.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Council Tax
The Shieling is in Band D and the amount of council tax payable for 2017/2018 is £1,643.90 including water and excluding sewerage.