Ardeneden, Tighnabruaich, Argyll and Bute

  • 7 receptions
  • 7 bathrooms
  • 6 bedrooms

    Offers Over £355,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A handsome detached period stone house with 2 storey harled extension and offering good income production potential.


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Property Description

Ardeneden is a delightful stone built house with a two storey harled finished extension at the rear and all are under a slated roof. The accommodation is laid out over three easily managed levels and there has been the careful and sensitive retention of many period features.

While Ardeneden is presently a principal family home, it was at one time a guest house. The depth and accommodation layout is such that it could easily revert to becoming an income producing B&B or guest house. Tighnabruaich is a pretty village and a well-known holiday and weekend retreat, the Kyles of Bute and surrounding countryside have always drawn people to the area.

First Floor
Twin leaf outer storm doors to tiled floor entrance vestibule, etched glass door to broad entrance reception hallway, drawing room with deep bay window formation and feature working open fire in claygate fireplace, family room/study with shallow press to one side, bedroom 1 with shallow press, bedroom 2 with access door to walk in shelved stores, cloaks/wc with tiled floor, well fitted bathroom, door to games room with painted floorboards, stairs up to landing and 2 rooms, one with en suite shower room.

Garden Level
Stairs down to lower hallway, large open plan dining and sitting room with white marble fireplace, deep box window to side and twin leaf French doors to patio and gardens, staircase return to 1st floor hallway, well equipped and fitted kitchen with island breakfast bar and deep bay window, good deep walk in larder, laundry/utility room with triple Belfast sink and store with pressurised water tank. Rear hall with coal cellar, door to outhouses of wc, shower, workshop and general purpose stores.

Second Floor
Main staircase to upper hallway, bedroom 3 with en suite shower room, bedroom 4 with en suite shower room, family shower room, bedroom 5 with en suite shower room and bedroom 6 with wash hand basin.

Large timber garden shed.

Twin stone gate piers to asphalt driveway and vehicle hard standing area, gravel terrace with evergreen planters, additional gravel surfaced hard standing at the side of the house, and sheltered concrete patio. Steps to raised lawn at the side fringed with trees and rhododendrons. Pathways around the side of the house to the garden shed. Further steps at the rear, leading to additional raised grass area with native trees, conifers and old drying green.

Ardeneden is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Tighnabruaich on the west coast of Scotland. The house is located amid mature gardens and grounds just off the B8000. From some of the windows there are views to the bay and sheltered anchorage in front of Tighnabruaich.

Tighnabruaich is a well known and picturesque coastal village which is on the scenic and pretty waterway known as ‘The Kyles of Bute’.

The protected anchorage and moorings 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 Doctor’s surgery 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.

Mains water supply, drainage is by direct outflow, oil fired heating (new external condensing boiler) to garden and first floor levels, electric thermostatic panels to second floor level, part underfloor heating to kitchen.

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. Ardeneden is located on the right hand side of the top level of the B8003.

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.

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

Council Tax
Ardeneden is in council tax band G and the amount payable for 2018/2019 is £2783.31 including mains water and excluding sewage.

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.