Blairmore, Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

  • 2 receptions
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 5 bedrooms

    Offers Over £350,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A well finished 5 bedroom period coastal house with easterly aspects over Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde.

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Property Description

Description
Loch Long House is a character period home of painted harled and smooth render finish under a tiled roof. The house stands well in mature and well established garden grounds.

Loch Long House enjoys a slightly elevated position from the road and from its raised vantage point there are wonderful views out across the firth of Clyde, the head of Loch Long and also the head of the Holy Loch. The views improve significantly as the rear gardens are ascended from where there are uninterrupted sea and landscape views.

The accommodation is freshly presented and is flexible in layout over two light and bright and easily managed levels.

Twin leaf outer storm doors to entrance vestibule with slate tiled floor, glazed outer door to broad entrance reception hallway with wood panel to ¾ height, under stairs cloaks cupboard, sitting room with multi fuel stove burner in stone surround, dual aspect room with 2 x display cases, formal dining room with engineered hardwood walnut flooring and illuminated display case, good sized and well fitted utility room with twin Belfast sinks and door to rear gardens, door to mesh protected outside sitting area, inner galleried hallway with door to side gardens and downstairs shower room, leading to laundry room, study/home office, refitted deluxe standard kitchen with Rocca polished marble work tops and splashback, excellent open plan informal dining and breakfasting zone.

Staircase leading to main upper hallway, bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobes, bedroom 2 with shelved open press, bedroom 3 (master suite) of bedroom, sitting area, dressing room with extensive fitted furniture, shower room, inner upper hallway with corner fitted store leading to bedroom 4 with wash hand basin, bedroom 5 also with wash hand basin, main family bath and shower room, with cast iron roll top and claw foot bath and corner shower.

Situation
Loch Long House is located in the ribbon coastal settlement of Blairmore which is at the confluence of the firth of Clyde and Loch Long.

From its fine coastal position there are spectacular waterscape views to the upper Firth of Clyde, east and south to the mainland opposite at Gourock and almost as far as the eye can see to The Cumbraes and Arran in the far south.

Neighbouring Strone has a local provisions store and post office and an excellent restaurant. Dunoon, eight miles away, has more extensive facilities as well as a library, hospital, leisure centre and swimming pool. Greenock, (by ferry crossing), is about 14 miles, and the Braehead retail village at 34 miles, offer many of the major high street multiples.

There is a primary school in Strone and both further primary and secondary schooling in Dunoon. Some children in the area attend the independent school of St Columba’s in Kilmacolm and a private bus service is in operation from Gourock.

Set within the National Park and the Argyll Forest, Loch Long House is a few minutes’ drive from the towering Californian redwoods at Benmore and the stunning beauty of the freshwater Loch Eck. Salmon and sea trout run the nearby River Eachaig.

The area is renowned for its natural beauty with many miles of quiet roads, forest trails and hillside tracks.

For sailing enthusiasts, the Firth of Clyde offers some of the most scenic sailing in Western Europe and there are marina and chandlery services at The Holy Loch, Port Bannatyne, Portavadie, Inverkip and Largs. The Holy Loch Marina & Sailing Club is approx. 15 minutes’ drive away and there are plans to extend this to provide additional berths, car parking and the erection of a licensed restaurant and retail units. There is the possibility of a mooring in front of the house, subject to Crown Estate approval.

As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Loch Long House is no exception, the Blairmore and Strone Golf club is only a few hundred yards away from Loch Long House.

Outbuildings
Small garden shed, 2 x vented log stores, large garden shed or workshop.

Gardens
Steel gates in stone gate piers to concrete strip driveway and vehicle hard standing at the front of the house, Yucca type palm and eucalyptus tree in corner lawn, further gravel apron at the northern side. An escallonia hedge runs along the front of the property ensuring privacy and seclusion. Concrete deck and raised planter at southern side, steps lead to raised deck, BBQ and alfresco dining terrace. Steeper woodland and rhododendron gardens at the rear with access pathways providing raised view and vantage points.

Historical Note
The original building dates back to the 1600’s when it was a Farm Cottage and Byre to rear, hence some of the thick internal walls. In the 1850’s David Napier altered the building to the ‘Georgian’ Style two storey house. The Sitting room and what is now the Utility/Boot Room single storey extension was added in the early 1900’s.

Travel Directions
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 McInroys Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay Dunoon. Leave the terminal and turn right on the A815 through Sandbank. Turn right on to the A880 signposted Kilmun. Continue through Kilmun and Strone to reach Blairmore. Once in Blairmore Loch Long House is located on the left hand side.

EPC Rating
Band E

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.

Services
Mains water supply, drainage is by direct outflow, oil fired central heating, double glazing.

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

Council Tax
Loch Long House is in Band E, and the amount of council tax payable for 2018/2019 is £1,888.44 including water charges.