Property SummaryA pretty detached cottage house with income producing garden level annexe with wonderful sea views to South Kyles, The Isle of Bute, Inchmarnock and Arran.
An Darrach is a delightful income producing cottage type house with garden level annexe of painted harled finish under a slated roof, the architecture of the house is in typical traditional west coast highland style. The house has been very well cared for and there has been the sensitive preservation and retention of period features, ornate cornice work, ceiling roses, picture rails and restored timbers. An Darrach occupies beautifully stocked, gently sloping, well-tended gardens and from a number of vantage points there are wonderful views to the world famous Kyles of Bute.
An Darrach has a rear entrance vestibule, main reception hallway, sitting room, feature fireplace, conservatory/garden room with wonderful views, restored pine flooring which runs through the majority of the house, sitting room with period cornicing and feature fireplace with open fire, bedroom 1 with period cornicing and shallow press, bathroom with separate shower, heated towel rail, bedroom 2, dining sized kitchen with wall and floor mounted units, multi fuel stove, general purpose store, utility room with good space for white goods.
An Darrach is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Tighnabruaich on the west coast of Scotland. The house is located amid prominent gardens and from its elevated situation there are quite spectacular and often dramatic outlooks over the famous water and landscape known as the Kyles of Bute. The views extend to Bute, south Kyles, Inchmarnock and on towards the high tops of Arran.
Tighnabruaich is a well known sheltered anchorage with moorings that 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 Health centre 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
Self contained Annex
Main door to entrance hallway, breakfasting sized fitted kitchen, tiled shower room with electric shower, toilet Combined bed/sitting room.
2 x general purpose store, stone shed with electricity and light.
Access via shared driveway, double wrought iron gates to black top vehicle hard standing. Mature trees around a side lawn with colourful pieris and delightful Acer canopy. Flag stone paving leads to patio area and timber decking which is ideal for al fresco dining with views over the Kyles of Bute. Screened side gardens offer scope as kitchen produce gardens and have consent for the erection of a residential annexe.
18/00247/PP Erection of residential annexe.
An Darrach is served by electric night storage heating, partial double glazing, mains water and mains drainage.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
EPC rating F.
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 McInroy's 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 A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. Look out for the first turning on the left the driveway to An Darrach is opposite this. Climb the hill and An Darrach is at the top.
Alternatively from Glasgow proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway for about 15 miles taking junction 30 onto the Erskine Bridge. Turn left off the bridge on the A82 and continue for about 25 miles to reach Tarbet. Continue to the left at Tarbet onto the A83 and proceed through Arrochar for a further 13 miles. Turn left onto the A815 and travel for 10 miles to Strachur. At Strachur turn right onto A886 and travel for 15 miles. Turn right on to the A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. On arrival in the Village, follow directions above.
Argyll & Bute Council
In respect of non-domestic rates An Darrach has a rateable value of £1,600 although currently qualifies 100% for a small business relief.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.