Woodend Cottage

Kames, Tighnabruaich , PA21 2AH
Sold £325,000

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**CLOSING DATE TUESDAY 20TH JULY AT NOON** A handsome stone built former factors house in a delightful sylvan setting.

Woodend Cottage is a handsome detached house of stone construction under a slated roof. The house was at one time the factors house to the neighbouring Ardlamont Estate, it faces to the southwest and it enjoys a slightly elevated setting from where there are aspects out across own garden grounds, woodlands and towards the Square at the front. The accommodation is laid out over three levels and the house lends itself perfect for principal family living, or as a second or holiday home, or indeed as an income producing short term self-catering holiday investment proposition.

The property enjoys a wonderful sylvan and coastal location close to the shores at the southern end of the Ardlamont peninsula to the south of both Kames and Tighnabruaich. It is presented in clean fresh order with relatively new kitchen and sanitary ware. Period features have been retained, picture rails, cornice work and these have been teamed with engineered oak flooring, complimentary coloured ceramics and a neutral palette of décor.

Ground Floor
Glazed outer door to period style canopy porch, twin leaf doors to entrance vestibule, half glazed door to entrance reception hallway, cloakroom leading to pine lined ground floor bathroom, sitting room with white fireplace and functioning open fireplace on a raised Westmoreland slate hearth, Edinburgh press. Stylish open plan dining and breakfasting room to well-equipped fitted kitchen with breakfasting and coffee bar, Edinburgh press, warming wood burner on a raised slate hearth, white fireplace. Door leading to front vestibule with coat hooks and split stable door to front gardens, modern refitted and tiled bathroom with shower over bath, rear hallway with door to rear gardens, refitted utilities room.

First Floor
Staircase leading to the first-floor level, window at half landing providing natural light to upper and lower hallways, linen and domestic hot water tank stores, bedroom 1 with dual aspect, shower room, bedroom 2 with dual aspect.

Second Floor
Secondary staircase leading to second floor upper hallway, bedroom 3 with front facing dormer window and eves space stores, bedroom 4 with front facing dormer window formation and eves space stores.

Mains water supply, mains electricity, oil fired central heating (new boiler 2017), drainage is by private septic tank.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Old stone garage and general-purpose store at the rear.

Driveway access direct from the B8000. Tree lined access lane leading to turning and vehicle hard standing at the house. Gently sloping lawn to fenced paddock at the front. Recently laid flagstone terrace and patio. A strip of mixed semi ancient native woodlands is at the north western side and continues around to the rear. Central stone steps lead to a raised lawn and drying green. The rear gardens are fringed with mature trees underplanted with rhododendrons.

Mixed species woodlands to about 16 acres in a woodland strip to the south of Woodend Cottage.

Woodend Cottage sits in an area of great natural scenic beauty at the southern end of the Ardlamont peninsula. The house is tucked privately amid woodland gardens with a southerly exposure and aspects to the former historic coach house and stables square.

The nearest settlement is the village of Kames which sits just to the south of Tighnabruaich, perhaps its rather better known neighbour. Kames has its own hotel, post office and shop which easily cater for everyday needs and requirements.

Tighnabruaich, previously voted the prettiest village in Argyll, Lomond and Stirlingshire, is about 1.5 miles further to the north, and is a well-known sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the comings and goings of boating and yachting craft, all under the protection of the local lifeboat station.

The village centre offers further shops, a post office, garage, gallery, and hotel or self-catering accommodation. A bus service runs from Kames via Tighnabruaich to both Rothesay and Dunoon.

During the summer months, the internationally-renowned sailing school is very popular, as is the PS Waverley, the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world, which calls at Tighnabruaich Pier on her way to and from Arran.

Portavadie Marina is 6 miles away and has in recent years seen significant investment in creating a modern state of the art marina infrastructure, with associated chandlery, restaurant, accommodation, and spa facilities. The marina is fast gaining a reputation among the sailing communities as a must-go-to destination and many drive to the marina for culinary days and evenings out.

Tarbert is 11 miles (by boat) to the west and accessible by a direct ferry service from Portavadie.

The city of Glasgow is 60 miles away via the frequent Western Ferries crossing to Gourock, or via the scenic 90 mile route via Loch Lomond. Glasgow offers 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 schooling is available at Dunoon Grammar or Tarbert via the short crossing from Portavadie.

The area is famous for its dramatic natural beauty; yachtsmen and women around the world sail through the scenic Kyles from the Clyde marinas and on up through Loch Fyne to Ardrishaig through the Crinan canal and out to the Hebridean islands.

The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits beyond the famous sailing school. There is tennis, and Tighnabruaich Golf Club has a scenic and challenging 9-hole golf course.

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 with countless opportunities to discover peaceful locations. Nearby activities include walks in forests or along the coast, fishing, kayaking or sailing and enjoying the wildlife.

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 reach the Western Ferry terminal at McInroys Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay Dunoon. Leave the terminal and turn right on the A815 through Sandbank. After 3.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for 11 miles before turning right on to the A886. Travel for 1.5 miles then turn left onto the B8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. At Tighnabruaich proceed south through Tighnabruaich to reach Kames. At the crossroads in Kames, turn left and continue on the minor road until it reaches the foreshore. Turn right at the foreshore and continue on the minor coastal road for about 4 miles. As you enter the square of Ardlamont Estate the entrance to Woodend Cottage is on the right-hand side BEFORE the square buildings.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
PA31 8RT
Tel: 01546-602127.

Council Tax
Woodend Cottage is in council tax band E and the amount payable for 2021/2022 is £1797.05 to include mains water and excluding drainage.

Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.

Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.