Strathlachlan, Cairndow, Argyll and Bute

  • 2 receptions
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms

    Fixed Price £245,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A pretty detached west highland cottage in the delightful and sylvan Strathlachlan glen

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Property Description

Description
Barandachoid Cottage is a quite delightful and very pretty detached typical west highland cottage type home situated in the sheltered sylvan environs of Strathlachlan on the west coast of Scotland. The house is set amid mature, well cared for and mature gardens which are deer fence protected.

The house is of mainly white painted harled finish and all under a Ballachulish slate roof. The accommodation is freshly presented and laid out over two easily managed levels.

While Barandachoid Cottage is perfect as a principal home, it lends itself perfect as an income producing self-catering holiday letting investment proposition.

Front entrance porch with black and white contrasting tile floor, shelved press and electrical switchgear, double glazed door to entrance reception hallway, useful coat hooks area to the side, shower room and wc, sitting/morning room with feature log burner in stone fireplace with substantial pine mantle, part open plan to well-equipped and easily worked fitted kitchen with exposed natural stone to one wall, re-configured utility room with door to rear gardens, painted stone floor, comfortable living room with log burner in stone fireplace and window box stores.

Staircase to first floor with bookcase at half landing, upper hallway with stripped pine doors leading to first floor accommodation, study/home office or single 3rd bedroom, bedrooms 1 and 2, both with fitted stores and dormer window formations, bathroom with French style roll top bath, hardwood flooring and wood panel to dado height.

Outbuildings
Sectional concrete garage with up and over and personal door access, light and power, well vented log store at the side.

Gardens
Steel gates in rhododendron hedge to gravel surfaced driveway leading to garage, vehicle turning and hard standing spur at the rear. The gardens are mature and laid mainly to grass with mixed colourful shrub, bush and border plants. A mature pieris and acer are by a small water feature pond, the gardens on the northern side are bounded by an evergreen hedge, and have some fruit trees and vegetable patch.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127

Services
Mains water supply, drainage by private septic tank, oil fired central heating supported by 2 log burning stoves, double glazing, outside water point.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Council Tax
Barandachoid Cottage is in Band D and the amount of council tax payable for 2018/2019 is £1,451.41 including water.

Situation
Barandachoid Cottage is situated in beautiful and sylvan Strathlachlan about 5 miles to the south of the west coast Loch Fyne side village of Strachur. The house is only one of a handful of properties that form a pretty ribbon hamlet in pretty Strathlachlan glen.

Strachur is in southern Argyll at the sheltered confluence of highland glens and Loch Fyne, and Strathlachlan is the glen that connects Newton and Castle Lachlan and the minor road that carries on down the eastern side of Loch Fyne to Otter Ferry and further south to Portavadie and Tighnabruaich.

Barandachoid Cottage is set in generous gardens and from its east facing position there are lovely open aspects out over the woodlands of the glen.

Strachur (5 miles north) is a delightful and very pretty Loch Fyne side Argyllshire coastal village. Strachur and Loch Fyne are well known for their natural scenic beauty which has always drawn people to the area to live, holiday and enjoy weekend breaks.

The village has a Post Office and café, a retail service station, an excellent medical centre with in-house pharmacy, and a vibrant community hall, all of which cater for most everyday needs and requirements. Glasgow is about 66 miles distant 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.

There are a number of friendly restaurants and country pubs, all with menus that encompass the term “Scotland’s Natural Larder”; these include Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, The Creggans Inn and Inver Cottage Restaurant which is 1.4 miles away, within walking distance and on the shore of Loch Fyne.

Dunoon is approximately 22 miles away with Glasgow Airport at approximately 58 miles distant via Loch Lomond.

Primary schooling is available in Strachur and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon. The nearest independent school is Helensburgh at 35 miles.

The A83 and A82 provide access to central Scotland. Arrochar has a main line rail station with a service to and from Glasgow city centre and a sleeper to London. The frequent Western ferry service between McInroy’s Point and Hunters Quay provides alternative travel to Glasgow and the west of mainland Scotland.

The area offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits including cycle routes, challenging hill climbs, walks and several golf courses. The recently established Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie in the west and travels eastwards for 31 miles through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and mountain landscapes in the west coast.

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.

For sailors, the sea lochs of the west of Scotland offer safe sheltered anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing; there are marina and chandlery services at Rhu, Inverkip, Portavadie and Dunoon.

Travel Directions
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 about 9 miles to reach Strachur. On arrival in Strachur turn right onto the A886 (signposted, Glendaruel, Colintraive Tighnabruaich), and travel in a southerly direction. After 3 miles turn right onto the minor road B8000 marked Tighnabruaich Coastal route. Continue for 2.3 miles to find Barandachoid Cottage on the right hand side.