Property SummaryA really pretty detached house set with 6 acres in a delightful sylvan and coastal situation beside Loch Gair.
East Lodge was built in 1992 and has a very appealing character which makes it feel older than its years. The house is of white painted roughcast with black contrasting paint to window mullions and door frames. The whole is under a roof of concrete tiles and the house faces due south and is set in mature and wonderfully private woodlands gardens and grounds.
The layout of the house is extremely flexible and while perfect for principal or secondary family living, the layout lends itself well towards a lifestyle option to run a home enterprise of self-contained accommodation for guests, relatives or income producing B&B / self-catering holiday accommodation.
Sliding patio door to entrance reception hallway, double doors to main sitting room with enamelled wood burner and patio doors to terrace and gardens, French door to bright conservatory with 2 x twin leaf double doors to garden, double doors to cosy winter snug/former dining room with multi fuel burner on slate hearth, well equipped and easily worked kitchen with breakfasting bar, good space for informal dining table and chairs, Rayburn range cooker with split cooker and central heating burners, utility room with split stable door, useful boot and outerwear clothing and coat hook areas, airing pulley, shelved pantry, shower room and wc.
From main reception hall, twin leaf doors to inner hallway leading to bedroom 1, family bathroom, bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobe, study or home office with outside door.
Main staircase leading to upper hallway, bedroom 3 with shelved wardrobe, bedroom 4 (master suite) a fine bright room with in built and fitted his and hers wardrobes, hot tank store and en suite Jack & Jill bathroom. A further staircase gives access to fine open plan studio apartment.
Stables block with overhung eves and canopy, white painted harled finish under new box profile steel roof. 3 x loose boxes, tack room, workshop/general purpose store. Lean to garage/hayshed over concrete floor, custom built potting shed, greenhouse with productive vine, cold frames, field shelter.
East Lodge is set in private and mature woodland grounds, once part of the Asknish Estate, about 500 metres from the shores of the very pretty and sheltered mid west highland sea loch of Loch Gair.
Lochgair is a pretty and sheltered little hamlet of houses set either side of the main A83 trunk road which connects Inveraray with Lochgilphead.
Asknish is approx.1 mile east of Lochgair whilst Lochgilphead is about 7.5 miles to the south- west and has a fine range of local shops, services and supermarkets which easily cater for everyday needs and fuller weekly shops.
Lochgilphead has a health care centre as well as a library, a good range of professional services and is home to the Mid Argyll swimming pool.
Traditionally Asknish children attend Minard Primary which is 4 miles away. Further primary and higher education is available in Lochgilphead.
There is an extensive range of popular tourist shops and a number of friendly local hotels, country pubs and restaurants. Oban is about 44 miles to the north-west where there are further shops and services, Glasgow City is about 78 miles to the south east and offers a full range of higher and further educational services as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city.
The A83 and A82 provide access to central Scotland. Arrochar has a local rail station and provides services to and from Glasgow city centre and a sleeper service to London.
The area offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits including cycle routes, challenging hill climbs, walks and several golf courses.
Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of commercially run game shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by prior arrangement.
For sailors, the sea lochs of the west of Scotland offer safe anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing There are marina and chandlery services at Ardrishaig, Tarbert, south at Portavadie and in the north west via the Crinan canal at Ardfern in Loch Craignish for easy western isles and north coast access.
For those with equestrian interests there are road free access bridle paths and woodland tracks that lead to extensive delightful forest hacks at nearby Ardcastle.
A registered mooring on Loch Gair (off Loch Fyne) is included.
Private driveway giving access to county style gate leading to black top hard driveway with block paved courtyard at rear of house and stables. Part gravel/part pathed path around house is well defined by substantial sleepers. Roses, pear and fig trees at sheltered spots. Orchard lawn with additional productive fruit trees, Front lawn fringed with trees and bushes including laurels, oaks, birch and acer canopies and is bounded by a strategically planted wild life hedge. Gravel terrace at the front, gravel and pebble yard at the rear with good vehicle hard standing and leading to outbuildings. Kitchen vegetable garden with 4 raised beds.
5 acre field to permanent pasture with convenient access direct from gardens.
Mains water supply, drainage by private septic tank, oil fired central heating supported by multi fuel burner, double glazing, solar panel.
Fibre optic broadband in area.
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 following signs for Inveraray.
After Inveraray, continue on the A83, after 16 miles and towards the end of a straight stretch of road, (about 0.8 miles before reaching the hamlet of Lochgair), on the left hand side is the entrance to Asknish, signposted within a stone Bellmouth entrance, proceed onto the Asknish driveway and after 0.1 miles, bear left to find the entrance to East Lodge.
If using a satellite navigation system, please enter ASKNISH and NOT the postcode.