Baddarroch, Dalmally, Argyll and Bute

  • 3 receptions
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms

    Offers Over £285,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A handsome detached Victorian property in a fine central village location with wonderful views over the Orchy Valley towards Edendonich and Stronmilchan.

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Description
Baddarroch is a handsome stone built period property which enjoys a fine prominent position within the pretty west highland village of Dalmally. The house is of mainly dressed stone construction with part roughcast finish and smooth ashlar at windows and doors. The roof is mainly of slate with some concrete tile and box profile steel sections. A plaque on the front of the house confirms that the late Labour leader and MP John Smith, was born in Baddarroch.

The accommodation is laid out over two easily managed levels and is ideal for family living and guest entertaining. Double leaf outer double doors lead to entrance vestibule, stained and leaded glass door with etched side screens to a broad entrance reception hallway, useful under stairs store, comfortable sitting room with multi fuel stove on tiled hearth and timber surround, shallow press and dual aspect, formal dining room with decorative open fireplace, shallow press, good sized and easily worked fitted kitchen with good space for breakfasting table and chairs, large ground floor bathroom with 2 x general purpose in built stores, rear inner hallway leading to useful rear workshop and door to rear gardens, wc, TV den or kids play room to utility room, integral access to garaging.

Staircase leading to three quarter landing split to small upper hallway to general purpose store, second shelved cupboard with electrical switchgear.

Full landing leading to large shower room, store with domestic hot water tank, bedroom 1 with window front, bedroom 2 (single) with window front, bedroom 3 with decorative fireplace and window front, bedroom 4 with rear window and fine views.

Outbuildings
Integral double garaging with separate up and over doors, small timber garden shed, small summer house.

Gardens
Gravel surfaced driveway and vehicle hard standing leading to garaging all set behind a low level stone wall, with steel railings. Lawn at side with spring bulbs and mixed shrubs and bushes. Flagged terrace at the side with steps leading down to tiered lower gardens. Lower lawn fringed with shrubs and bushes. Access via concrete runway from driveway.

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Situation
Baddarroch is situated in the Strath of Orchy in the picturesque west highland village of Dalmally. The property enjoys a prominent roadside position on the quieter upper part of the village.

Dalmally is about 3 miles to the east of Loch Awe which is one of Scotland’s most spectacular lochs. It is 25 miles long and runs from the village of Lochawe to Ford at the south. Kilchurn Castle is a dramatic ruin, and one of Scotland’s most famous and most photographed castles. There are a number of islands in the loch including Innishail, which is the burial island of the Dukes of Argyll. Inveraray Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Argyll, is at the head of Loch Fyne, 16 miles to the south.

Dalmally village has a primary school, doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, post office, and village store. Inveraray (16 miles) is at the head of Loch Fyne and has a variety of shops, hotels and tourist locations. Oban is 24 miles to the west and has a full range of shops and supermarkets, secondary schooling and professional services. Oban has the ferry terminal to the Western Isles and is the main base for exciting west coast sailing. Glasgow airport is about a 90 minute drive, under normal travel conditions. Dalmally has a main line rail station which connects Oban and Glasgow.

There is spectacular hill walking, climbing and mountaineering in the area, with skiing at Glencoe. The numerous lochs and rivers provide both salmon fishing and trout fishing and the opportunity for boating and water sports. River Orchy is probably the best white water rafting river in Scotland. Some of the local estates run commercial shoots as well as allowing stalking by prior arrangement. The whole of the surrounding area with its rugged mountains and glens is a photographers dream.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow proceed in a northerly direction on the A82 for 61 miles to reach Tyndrum. At Tyndrum turn left on the A85 following signs Oban. Travel for 11 miles to reach Dalmally. On arrival in Dalmally turn left off the A85 and proceed into the village. Pass the station on the left hand side, at the brow of the hill, Baddarroch can be found on the right hand side.