A very handsome detached home and detached cottage with fine views over Loch Goil and enjoying direct access to the water.
Ben Bheula is a fine waterfront villa of considerable character, thought to date from around 1854. The property is of cream painted render finish with white painted detailing, all of which sits neatly under a new dark grey slate roof. The property is handsome and is laid across two light and bright easily managed levels, and sits within substantial mature grounds of some 1.5 acres.
There is a very pretty detached cottage located within the gardens of Ben Bheula which is idea for multi-generational living. The cottage is also of cream painted render finish with white painted detailing under a new dark grey slate roof.
The house is surrounded by some of Scotland's finest scenery, with views over Loch Goil to the mountains of the Argyll Forest Park. Lochgoilhead sits at the northern end of Loch Goil where life centres around the village post office, inn and church.
Outer front door to welcoming broad entrance hallway, well equipped integrated kitchen cum informal breakfasting and dining area. Off the kitchen is a back lobby which also serves as a utility room, shelved pantry, wc, connecting door to the integral triple garage. Off the lobby is a back door to the courtyard and gardens. Understair storage cupboard, drawing room/cinema room open plan to dining area, dual aspect windows with bespoke window seats overlooking front gardens and uninterrupted views over Loch Goil, warming log burning stove. Sitting /family room with 2 exposed Edinburgh presses, generous bay window formation with surround window seat, breath-taking views, warming multi-fuel burner.
From the entrance hallway a staircase leads to the first floor and mid landing. Bedroom 1 with window to side gardens, Jack & Jill door to contemporary en suite shower room with shower enclosure, door to bedroom 2 with window to side gardens. First floor landing, bedroom 3 with window overlooking side gardens, bedroom 4 (currently set up as a home office/study), with window and window seat and offering spectacular views across Loch Goil, (access to loft space), bedroom 5 (master) with exposed Edinburgh press, window and window seat to water views and front gardens, contemporary en suite shower room with shower enclosure, 1 Velux window, family bathroom with free standing roll top bath with feature claw feet, shelved storage area, linen cupboard.
The detached two bedroom cottage has its own dedicated car parking space off Inverlounin Road and its own main door entry. The accommodation includes a well fitted kitchen, sitting room/studio space, balcony (in need of attention), bedroom 1, bedroom 2 and family bathroom.
Access from the coastal single track road via stone gate piers, wrought iron twin leaf gates to a private gravel driveway bound by a shallow exposed stone wall to one side leading to gravel sweep, turning and hard standing area. Formal gardens around the house are laid mainly to a sloping lawn with a variety of stocked beds and borders as well as assorted shrub, bush and border plants. There are a number of mature specimen trees around the gardens which offer screening, privacy and seclusion. The gardens extend due west down to the high water mark at the foreshore with direct access to a private shingle beach, all of which can be reached via a stone staircase and gravel pathway. The gardens at the extreme rear extend into steeper grounds of mature beds and bushes with a stone staircase providing access to the coastal single track road behind Ben Bheula. A very pretty stream lies on the southern side of the boundary and offers a sense of peace and tranquillity. From each corner of the gardens there are utterly breath-taking views across Loch Goil. In all the grounds extend to about 1.5 acres.
Attached integral triple garage with remotely operated up and over doors, personal door access, concrete floor, light and power supply, vehicle electric charging point. There is a sub cellar with personal door access, concrete floor, light and power supply. Located beneath the detached cottage is an area used for storage and which houses the biomass boiler and wood pellets, light and power supply.
Argyll & Bute Council
Mains water supply, drainage is by private
septic tank (subterranean and located at the
front gates). Heating is by a recently
installed biomass boiler, supported by one log
burning stove and one multi fuel burner.
Double glazed with the exception of the boiler
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Ben Bheula is in Band G, and the amount of council tax payable for 2022/2023 is £3,127.82 including water charges.
EPC rating E.
Ben Bheula is situated in a delightful and quiet position on the favoured east side of Loch Goil and enjoys first class views overlooking Loch Goil and the surrounding hills and glens beyond.
Lochgoilhead is about 0.7 miles to the north and has a local shop and post office which cater for everyday needs and requirements. There is a local pub, The Goil nearby. Supermarkets, Morrisons and Asda, deliver regularly to the village. Further professional services are available at both Dunoon or Helensburgh, both about 32.2 miles by car.
Lochgoilhead has a local primary school, with secondary schooling found in both Dunoon and Helensburgh.
Glasgow is a further 54 miles and offers a full range of higher and further education services, as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city. Glasgow Airport is 46.5 miles.
Arrochar (13.6 miles) has a main line rail station with services to and from Glasgow city centre as well as a sleeper to London.
Located at the north end of the Argyll Forest Park and within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, the area surrounding Ben Bheula offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits including cycling routes, challenging hill climbs, walks, many miles of forest tracks for horse riding and other outdoor pursuits.
The River Goil at Lochgoilhead has a good run of sea trout and salmon. Fishing permits can be acquired locally. Sea and loch fishing are also available in the area as well as a number of commercially run shoots and excellent stalking opportunities. Day permit red deer stalking is available from the Forestry Commission.
From the Erskine Bridge travel west on the A82 signposted to Dumbarton. Continue on the A82 through Dumbarton and along the west bank of Loch Lomond until reaching Tarbert. At Tarbert continue straight on onto the A83 and continue on this road for a further 8 miles and as you get to the 'Rest and be Thankful' turn left following signs for Lochgoilhead on the B828. After about 3.5 miles bear left onto the B839 and continue into the village of Lochgoilhead. Proceed on the eastern side of the loch on the single track road. Ben Bheula is about 0.7 miles beyond the village store and is located on the right hand side.