A very well presented and spacious upper conversion with sublime view across the Holy Loch.
Ali Mhor is an Upper Apartment and is part of a handsome and prominent detached property of exposed stone and sandstone finished under a dark grey slate roof. The apartment is laid across one easily managed and well-presented level, from where there are spectacular and often dramatic landscape and seascape views.
Via external stone staircase to outer front door, welcoming entrance vestibule/boot room, inner front door to hallway, outer cloaks area, stain glass window feature. Via an original staircase to first floor landing, exposed hard wood flooring throughout, formal sitting room with log burning stove, original sash windows overlooking the Holy Loch. Bedroom 1 (master) with windows overlooking the front gardens and across the Loch, enclosed Edinburgh press, family shower room with shower enclosure, kitchen cum informal breakfasting and dining area with window to side gardens, storage cupboard housing electrical switch gear, rear hallway leading to informal snug, log burning stove, access to loft space, utility cupboard, family bathroom with feature freestanding roll top back with claw feet, window to side gardens, step down to bedroom 2 & 3 with fitted wardrobe space, windows to side and rear gardens, bedroom 3 with original fireplace.
Mains water supply, drainage is via mains supply, gas fired central heating, part double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Integral workshop/store located beneath the apartment. Personal door access. Light and power. Detached timber garage with twin leaf doors, concrete underfoot. Attached timber lean-to/log store with corrugated sheet roof. Deatched general purpose timber garden shed.
Via stone piers to private gravel driveway, flanked with lawns either side and bound by mature hedging and exposed stone wall, to good vehicular hard standing and parking area. The front gardens are low maintenance by design and area mainly to a level lawn area. At the side gardens there is a raised timber decking area, perfect for alfresco sitting, dining and enjoying sundowners. The gravel wraps around the side of the property to meet an area of level lawn which spans out to rear gardens. There are an array of specimen trees, beds and bushes, all of which offer privacy, with an exposed stone wall and close board timber fence at the boundary line. In all, the gardens extend to about 0.25 acres and are bounded by mature trees which offer shelter, seclusion, and privacy.
Ali Mhor is situated in the popular ribbon settlement of Sandbank which is on the southern side of the Holy loch and just to the northern side of the Cowal peninsula town of Dunoon in Argyll & Bute on the west of Scotland.
The house is situated on a prominent site and from its slight elevated position enjoys uninterrupted views across the Holy Loch and on to the surrounding mountains and glens.
The centre of the bustling town of Dunoon is only a short drive to the south. Dunoon is the main town of the Cowal Peninsula and has a complete range of shopping, leisure and professional services. The town has a good range of welcoming pubs and restaurants, a library, hospital, secondary school, theatre, cinema, swimming pool and leisure centre. There is a primary school in Sandbank. Some children in the area attend the independent school of St Columba's in Kilmacolm and a private bus service is in operation from Gourock.
Located on the scenic Cowal Peninsula in Argyll, Ali Mhor is only a short drive from both the Caledonian McBrayne and Western Ferries terminals from where there are frequent passenger and vehicular sailings across to Gourock. From here, the road and public transport links make it possible to commute on a daily basis to Glasgow and the central belt.
It is equally possible to drive to Glasgow via Loch Lomond which takes a little longer but is via some of the most famous and breathtaking countryside in western Scotland.
Dunoon is the gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and can easily be described as having some of the most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the west of Scotland, it is indeed an outdoor enthusiast's playground.
As with most parts of Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course and Dunoon is no exception - the district having three challenging courses.
The expanding Holy Loch Marina is nearby with its berthing and associated chandlery services, an excellent base from which to sail and explore the world famous lower Clyde and Kyles of Bute inland sea lochs and waterways.
Sea fishing is available on the Firth of Clyde and it is possible to fish for salmon and sea trout by permit on some of the rivers and lochs of the district, with the River Eachaig and the freshwater, Loch Eck only a few minutes' drive to the north.
Some of the local estates can, by arrangement, offer rough and commercial shooting as well as opportunities to stalk for roe, sika and red deer.
The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery. Benmore Botanic Garden is only five miles away and there are near endless walks, hill climbs and quiet country roads offering wonderful rambling and cycling country.
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 the Western Ferries terminal at McInroys Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay turn right on the A815 and proceed in a northerly direction. Continue along the coastal road for approximately 1.3 miles to find Ali Mhor on the left hand side and just on the corner where Fir Brae meets Shore Road.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.
Ali Mhor is in council tax band C and the amount payable for 2022/2023 is £1677.51.
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 will probably 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.