Property SummaryExcellent principal, second home or holiday letting accommodation . A new built modern house set in an elevated position with outstanding scenic views to Loch Riddon, Bute and the high tops of Arran.
Bonaid is a modern house which was completed in 2013. The house has been carefully built using the latest construction techniques and modern building materials all of which combine to ensure maximum thermal qualities and running cost efficiencies.
Bonaid has been imaginatively designed and completed in a craftsman like manner with excellent good use of dressed hardwoods, quality ceramics as well as high range kitchen and bathroom ware.
While the house would make an excellent principal private residence it lends itself perfect for use as a second or holiday letting home from which it could be possible to generate a secondary income.
The outer door leads to the entrance vestibule where there are mirrored wardrobes and the electrical cupboard, to the side is a cloakroom and wc, reception hallway leading to fine sitting room with high vault ceiling and French door window to veranda, formal dining room also with high vault ceiling, open plan to well-equipped and fully integrated kitchen with range type cooker, bedroom 1 with mirrored wardrobes and Jack & Jill bathroom to reception hall, cupboard with under floor heating pipe tails, bedroom 2 with mirrored wardrobes and en suite shower room.
An easily gained staircase leads to the upper hallway with bank of mirrored wardrobes, bedroom 3 with velux and gable end window, bedroom 4 with mirrored wardrobes, en suite bath and shower room, and walk in fitted wardrobe.
Extensive sub floor cellarage and good long term stores for garden equipment and summer furniture. Hot tank store.
Bonaid is set in mature easily tended gardens to about 1/3 of an acre or thereby. Gravel vehicle hard standing, gates to vehicle parking area, flagstone pathway to side and rear of house, the gardens are laid mainly to grass with some colourful rhodendrons, semi ancient native trees and stream at south eastern side. Extensive wheelchair friendly ramp accessed veranda to front elevation completed in glass, stainless steel and maintenance free marina type deck flooring material.
Bonaid is situated in a location of great natural scenic beauty at the end of the small south Argyll ribbon development and little known hamlet of Stronafian.
Stronafian is situated at the junctions of the B836 & the A836 at the head of Loch Riddon.
The house enjoys a full southerly exposure and there are spectacular views south over Loch Riddon, the Kyles of Bute, the Island of Bute and then beyond to Goat Fell and the high tops of Arran.
Bonaid is at the southern end of scenic Glendaruel on the Cowal Peninsula. The area is famous for its stunning natural scenic beauty with deep and narrow sea lochs and high-sided glens providing a boating route through from the Clyde estuary to Arran, Loch Fyne and the fishing village of Tarbert and on through the Crinan Canal to the Western Isles.
Colintraive (6 miles to the south) has a hotel with a friendly bar and an enviable reputation for pub and restaurant cuisine, an everyday provisions shop, post office, heritage centre, community garden and an all-weather bowling green. From Colintraive there is a short and regular 5-minute Calmac ferry crossing to the neighbouring Island of Bute. The main town on Bute is Rothesay where there are local shops, a supermarket and a further ferry to the Clyde coast. The other main centre in the area is Dunoon which provides further shops, supermarket and services, in addition to two competing ferry services across the Clyde. Excellent local medical services are delivered from Tighnabruaich.
There is a local primary school at Glendaruel and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon Grammar, which has an excellent reputation. A school bus runs from Colintraive to Dunoon Grammar in the morning and afternoon to transport students to and from school. It is possible for some of the students to board at the school.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits, including yachting and boating, golf, fishing, hill walking and country walks in an area rich in history. The Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie on Loch Fyne and travels for some 31 miles to Arrochar through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes on the west coast.
A scenic 9-hole golf course is at Kames, with further courses on the Island of Bute and at Dunoon. Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of shoots run either commercially or by syndicates. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
Local bus services run to Tighnabruaich, Rothesay and Dunoon.
The Braehead retail village to the west of Glasgow is only 47 miles (albeit including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's anchor stores, a range of High Street multiples, plus an IKEA superstore. Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons each have large outlets in Greenock, circa 10 minutes (in normal driving conditions) from the ferry terminals.
The city of Glasgow is 51 miles by ferry and provides extensive retail, commercial, cultural, higher educational and leisure services.
From Glasgow city centre leave in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Continue for 21 miles to arrive at Port Glasgow. Keep going straight (parallel to the shoreline) through the adjoining towns of Greenock and Gourock on the A770 for 8 miles to reach the Western Ferry terminal at McInroys Point (this is the second of the two ferry terminals and provides a more frequent service). Take the ferry to Hunters Quay, Dunoon. Leaving the terminal turn right onto the A815. At the 'T' junction adjacent to the marina in Sandbank turn right. After approx 1.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for about 11 miles then turn right before the junction with the A886 following signs Stronafian. Continue on the minor road through Stronafian, Bonaid is the second last house on the left hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Mains water supply, drainage by private septic tank, air source heat pump, double glazing.
Bonaid is currently unassessed however indication is that it will fall under a council tax band F and the amount of council tax payable for 2015/2016 would be £1960.54 including mains water and excluding sewage.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.