PERIOD PROPERTY WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS - A well maintained category 'B' listed double upper period conversion in well kept gardens with a wonderful southerly exposure over Campbeltown Loch.
Airdaluinn is formed by the entire double upper portion of a distinctive late 19th century period villa. The house is protected by a category 'B' listing and is set in a fine south facing situation amid well stocked and colourful gardens grounds.
Architecture is near-symmetrical with Italianate influence and single storey single bay wings to east and western elevations. To the front elevation there are painted smooth polished ashlar dressings to quoins, doors and window mullions as well as heavy bracketted timber eaves cornice work, intricate cast iron crests and finials are at the roofline.
Outer oak front door to entrance porch with hardwood floor and oriel window formation, leaded stained glass door to inner porch/lower hallway teak hardwood floor, under stairs stores, decorative fireplace and illumination by velux window, teak floor inner hallway to cloaks/wc, bevelled glass door to laundry/utility room, back door to gardens.
Staircase to first floor level and via leaded stained glass door to broad period reception hallway, under stairs stores/cloaks and electrics cupboard, sitting room with living flame effect fire and deep oriel window formation with fine water and landscape aspects, formal dining room, drawing room with living flame gas fire and symmetrical oriel window formation. Stained and leaded glass door to good sized bath and shower room with wood panel to dado height. Generous, well appointed, fully integrated dining kitchen with rear door and steps giving access to stone store. Bedroom 1 with feature arch window to rear, leaded stained glass door to en suite shower room, bedroom 2 with fitted furniture fronted by louvre doors and shallow press.
Staircase to second floor level leading to small upper hallway, book room/library, bedroom 3 with fitted furniture, bedroom 4 with en suite bath and shower room, door leading to hobby room and subsequent loft access, study, with access to long term stores box room. All second floor rooms have Velux windows.
Single garage with timber sliding door, light and power installed, concrete floor, outside water point, large gardens shed/workshop and store with light and power, greenhouse with raised beds with loganberry and Black Hamburg vine, summerhouse.
The gardens at Airdaluinn extend to some 0.362 acres or thereby. Outer painted stone gate piers lead to black top driveway with generous turning apron and vehicle hard standing. The drive is flanked by lawns with rhododendrons and assorted colourful shrubs and bushes. A privet hedge is at the front with flowering weeping cherry tree, clematis and stone wall at western boundary. A sheltered terrace is at the side with stepped beds stocked with berberis and hebes. Pathway to rear gardens with retaining wall and steps to raised lawn with magnolia tree and fuchsia, as well as drying green fringed with escallonia hedge and red stone wall. A gate in the wall leads to further gardens at the rear which are gently sloping and laid mainly to grass with mixed specimen trees, fruit trees, kitchen vegetable patch and soft fruit cage. The rearmost gardens are bounded by red stone walls and close board fencing.
Airdaluinn is situated in Campbeltown, the main town on the Kintyre Peninsula. The house is located in an area called Askomil and is surrounded by homes of a similar vintage and quality. It enjoys a full southerly exposure with panoramic views of Campbeltown Loch, the town and Bengullion Hill.
Campbeltown is the main shopping town in the area and provides a range of facilities including supermarkets, garages, the award winning 'Aqualibrium' leisure centre, a library, hospital and a cinema. There is an emergency air-ambulance service to Glasgow.
There are two primary schools as well secondary education at Campbeltown Grammar. The University of the Highlands and Islands can be accessed locally via Argyll College.
Campbeltown is popular with tourists and has a variety of hotels and restaurants. The town has pontoons, sheltered anchorages and a small Sailing Club with moorings. The nationally popular Mull of Kintyre half-marathon is held in May and the annual Mull of Kintyre Music Festival over four days each August.
From the 28th April to 25th September there are three weekend ferry sailings from Campbeltown to and from Ardrossan. The West Coast bus service runs four daily coaches to and from Glasgow, By car, via the A83, Glasgow can be reached (in normal driving conditions) in approximately 3 hours.
Tarbert also has a ferry link to Portavadie which gives access to an alternative route to Glasgow via the Cowal Peninsula. The nearby Campbeltown airport (2 miles) offers a twice daily return flight (30 minutes) to Glasgow International Airport.
The coastal village of Tarbert is 31 miles away where there are a number of friendly harbour pubs and restaurants. Tarbert is renowned for hosting the annual Scottish Series Yachting Event, and for its seafood and folk music.
Machrihanish is famous for golf. The links course of Machrihanish is of international acclaim and attracts many visitors. There has also recently opened a new 18 hole golf course called the Machrihanish Dunes.
Locally, there is an 18 hole course at Southend as well as nine hole courses at Carradale and on the Island of Gigha. The beach of Machrihanish Bay is well known for windsurfing and surf canoeing. There are numerous easily accessible sandy beaches nearby.
World class sailing is available with easy access to the Clyde Coast, Arran and the North Channel across to Ireland from Campbeltown Loch. At Ardrishaig. the Crinan Canal also connects Loch Fyne with Loch Craignish from where the Southern and Inner Hebrides are readily accessible. The Kennacraig ferry connects the mainland with Islay, Jura and Colonsay.
Productive sea fishing from shore and boat is available locally and there are trout and salmon opportunities by permit in other surrounding rivers and hill lochs.
The countryside is a delight in which to walk or cycle and there is no shortage of scenic routes and places of archaeological and historical interest to visit.
The islands of Davaar and Gigha are nearby and are steeped in history, with stunning scenery and landscapes which have an abundance of wildlife.
The Kintyre Way is a fully waymarked 100 mile trail which criss-crosses the peninsula from Tarbert to Campbeltown. There is serious hiking and gentle rambles, all of which bring home the beautiful reality that is Kintyre
Mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas heating (new combi boiler 2009) some double glazing.
From Glasgow city centre travel in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Leave the motorway at J30 following signs for Erskine Bridge. Proceed over bridge turning left onto the A82. Remain on the A82 for 25 miles going up Loch Lomond side. Bear left at Tarbert on to the A83. Remain on the A83 for 61 miles passing through Inveraray, Furnace, Minard, Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig before arriving in Tarbert.
Continue through Tarbert on the A83 following signs for Campbeltown. On arrival in Campbeltown, turn left on the B842 signposted for Carradale. Continue along the B842 (Dalaruan St) which becomes High Askomil for 0.7 miles to find the entrance to Airdaluinn on the left hand side.