, Tighnabruaich Argyll & Bute, PA21 2DU
Sold £325,000

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A handsome detached period stone house and set on mature grounds with quite wonderful aspects to the famous ‘Kyles of Bute’.

Thorncliffe is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Tighnabruaich on the west coast of Scotland. From its prominent setting there are breath-taking, spectacular and often dramatic outlooks over the famous water and landscape known as the Kyles of Bute with spectacular views over to the Isle of Bute, south to Inchmarnock and the high tops of Arran.

The property is in an elevated situation from where there are spectacular and often dramatic far reaching views south down the Kyles of Bute to Inchmarnock and east to the island of Bute itself.

Tighnabruaich is the mid Argyllshire picturesque coastal village ribbon settlement on the west coast of Scotland which is famous the world over for the highly scenic waterway known as ‘The Kyles of Bute’.

The protected anchorage and moorings are always lively with the comings and goings of boating and yachting craft. One of its highlights must surely be the regular berthing of the famous Waverley, reputed to be the world’s 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 walk and offers a Doctor’s surgery and local amenities that cater for everyday needs. 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 “Argyll’s 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.

Thorncliffe is a handsome detached property of stone construction, the front elevation is painted white and all is under a slated roof. The accommodation is laid out over two levels the main front rooms of which benefit from quite spectacular and often dramatic island and kyles of Bute seascape views

Outer twin leaf storm doors to entrance porch housing electrical switch gear, inner front door to entrance reception hallway, formal sitting room with electric imitation fireplace, bay window due South, home office/potential bedroom, cloaks/under stair stores, shower room, morning room, service hatch, kitchen come informal dining and breakfasting area, door to rear porch and gardens, formal dining room currently set up as a bedroom.

Via a carpeted staircase to family bathroom with overhead shower, first floor to bedroom 1 with Edinburgh press, bedroom 2 (master) with bay window formation, enclosed Edinburgh press, bedroom 3, bedroom 4, linen cupboard with domestic hot water tank.

Attached larder/pantry.
Attached coal store/additional storage.
Attached general purpose store.

Via private tarmac driveway which leads to good vehicular hard standing, parking and turning. The front gardens are mainly to a level lawn area with an array of specimen trees and bushes, there is an area of enclosed soft fruit and vegetable beds, all of which is bounded by a shallow exposed stone wall and hedging. A paved stone pathway and staircase leads through the lower gardens and up to the property, a further paved pathway leads around to the side of the property. There are natural lawn pathways leading to inclined rear gardens with trees, bushes and shrubs, which in turn, offer a degree of privacy and shelter. There are vantage points around the gardens from where there are completely uninterrupted and spectacular views across the famous ‘Kyles of Bute’. The gardens measure 0.641 acres.

Mains water supply, drainage is by direct outflow, Off Peak Central Heating, assisted by Oil Heated Aga range cooker, double glazing.

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