**CLOSING FOR OFFERS ON TUESDAY 21ST DECEMBER AT 12 NOON** Achnagarron is a distinctive detached former farmhouse which enjoys outstanding and far reaching views to Loch Riddon, Bute and the high tops of Arran.
Achnagarron is of white painted stone construction under a dark grey slate roof and provides, light, and bright accommodation laid out across two easily managed levels, the property is set within very pleasant and sheltered garden grounds, all of which enjoy spectacular Southerly views across the head of Loch Riddon and the surrounding mountains' and glens.
Outer front door to welcoming entrance hallway, kitchen with informal breakfasting and dining area, window to front gardens, home office/study, wc, pantry, informal sitting room/snug with window to front, formal dining room, original working fireplace, under stair store cupboard, twin leaf glass doors to front gardens, formal sitting room with windows to front gardens, log burning stove. Bedroom 3 (master) with fitted cupboard and windows due south towards the head Loch Riddon, linen cupboard, family bathroom, bedroom 4 with window to rear, wash hand basin, secondary kitchen (not in working order), electrical switch gear. At western side, utility/cloaks/boot room, door to gardens, shower enclosure, boiler room with laundry pulley.
Via fitted carpeted staircase to first floor landing, bedroom 1 & 2 with fitted wardrobes, window to front, bedroom 2 with Jack & Jill door to bathroom.
Workshop/outhouse (not wind and watertight), up and over manual door, personal door access, exposed stone/timber underfoot, light and power. Attached log store.
Gravel surfaced driveway spur and steel gate and cattle grid to the access driveway opening to a gravel surfaced rear courtyard with extensive vehicle turning and hard standing areas. The rear courtyard is sheltered with well-stocked corner beds, bushes and specimen trees all bounded by an exposed stone wall within which is the charming local district Royal Mail post box. Front gardens are to well-tended lawns with dwarf wall planters and generous drying green, all bounded by mature hedging at the southern perimeter.
Achnagarron is a distinctive detached former farmhouse and steadings with buildings and the rear stone wall arranged to form a pleasant courtyard, the house enjoys a prime rural location at the southern end of Glendaruel in a situation of great natural scenic beauty at the head of Lochs Riddon & Ruel which are just to the north of the pretty coastal ribbon settlement of Colintraive.
The area is famous for its stunning natural scenic beauty with deep and narrow sea lochs and high-sided glens providing a boating route through from the Clyde estuary to Arran, Loch Fyne and the fishing village of Tarbert and on through the Crinan Canal to the Western Isles.
Colintraive (circa 6 miles to the south) has a hotel with a friendly bar and an enviable reputation for pub and restaurant cuisine, an everyday provisions shop, post office, heritage centre, community garden and an all-weather bowling green. From Colintraive there is a short and regular 5-minute Calmac ferry crossing to the neighbouring Island of Bute. The main town on Bute is Rothesay where there are local shops, a supermarket and a further ferry to the Clyde coast. The other main centre in the area is Dunoon which provides further shops, supermarket and services, in addition to two competing ferry services across the Clyde. Excellent local medical services are delivered from Tighnabruaich.
There is a local primary school at Glendaruel and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon Grammar, which has an excellent reputation. A school bus runs from Colintraive to Dunoon Grammar in the morning and afternoon to transport students to and from school. It is possible for some of the students to board at the school.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits, including yachting and boating, golf, fishing, hill walking and country walks in an area rich in history. The Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie on Loch Fyne and travels for some 31 miles to Arrochar through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes on the west coast.
A scenic 9-hole golf course is at Kames, with further courses on the Island of Bute and at Dunoon. Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of shoots run either commercially or by syndicates. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
Local bus services run to Tighnabruaich, Rothesay and Dunoon.
The Braehead retail village to the west of Glasgow is only 47 miles (albeit including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's anchor stores, a range of High Street multiples, plus an IKEA superstore. Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons each have large outlets in Greenock, circa 10 minutes (in normal driving conditions) from the ferry terminals.
The city of Glasgow is 51 miles by ferry and provides extensive retail, commercial, cultural, higher educational and leisure services.
Water is by a private supply, drainage is by a private septic tank, the property is warmed by oil-fired central heating assisted by a log burning stove, double glazing.
From Glasgow city centre leave in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Continue for 21 miles to arrive at Port Glasgow. Keep going straight (parallel to the shoreline) through the adjoining towns of Greenock and Gourock on the A770 for 8 miles to reach the Western Ferry terminal at McInroys Point (this is the second of the two ferry terminals and provides a more frequent service). Take the ferry to Hunters Quay, Dunoon. Leaving the terminal turn right onto the A815. At the 'T' junction adjacent to the marina in Sandbank turn right. After approx 1.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for about 11 miles then turn right at the junction with the A886. Continue on the A886 to find Achnagarron which is the first property you the left hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Achnagarron is in council tax band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £2678.47 excluding mains water and excluding sewage.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.