Brambles is an upper villa and development opportunity on an elevated setting with fine views across the firth of Clyde.
Brambles is an upper villa type property which is formed by the entire upper floor of a handsome typical west of Scotland detached house. The house is accessed from the rear through well stocked, sheltered and nicely maintained gardens and via an external stone staircase. Once inside, given its raised vantage point, front rooms enjoy fine views out across the firth of Clyde to the Ayrshire coast adjacent.
Brambles has in recent times benefitted from a new slated roof, the house requires modernisation and improvement, however, once completed, Brambles will be an excellent permanent or holiday home for new owners.
Outer stone staircase to first floor, twin leaf storm doors to entrance vestibule with terra cotta tile floor, half opaque glazed door to entrance reception hallway, Ramsay type retractable ladder providing access to attic space, sitting room with bay window formation, white marble fireplace with open fire, detailed cornice, breakfasting fitted kitchen with gas boiler house, bathroom with knotted pine panel and velux window, bedroom 1 with decorative fireplace, bedroom 2 with mirror fitted wardrobes, bedroom 3 (single).
Timber garage on a concrete base, detached stone outbuilding offering scope as home office/hobbies or craft space or studio.
Rear personal gate, steps to gravel pathway mature beech tree canopy, mixed trees and bushes at the fringes, mixed hedging, gently sloping lawn with hydrangea, camelia, hebes, acer and variegated laurel to name a few of the specimen plants and bushes. Sheltered
flagstone terrace at the outhouse and external stairs. Gate and further pathway to front gardens which comprise a bed of spring bulbs and flowers and a pathway leading to lower woodland gardens terminating at the front gate onto Wyndham Road.
Brambles is situated just off Wyndham Road in the coastal ribbon settlement of Innellan which is the area close to Toward to the south of Cowal peninsula town of Dunoon.
The centre of the bustling town of Dunoon is only about 8 minutes drive to the north. Dunoon is the main town of the Cowal peninsula and has a complete range of shopping, leisure and professional services. The town has a good range of welcoming pubs and restaurants, a library, hospital, secondary school, theatre, cinema, swimming pool and leisure centre.
There is a primary school in Innellan (almost opposite Brambles) and in Toward, and for secondary education there is Dunoon Grammar School, which is a multiple award winning school, having most recently won, in October 2022, the Worlds Best School Prize for Community Collaboration. Some children in the area attend the independent school of St Columbas in Kilmacolm and a private bus service is in operation from Gourock.
Located on the scenic Cowal peninsula in Argyll, Brambles is only a short drive from both the Caledonian McBrayne and Western Ferries terminals, from where there are frequent passenger and vehicular sailings across to Gourock. From here, the road and public transport links make it possible to commute on a daily basis to Glasgow and the central belt.
It is equally possible to drive to Glasgow via Loch Lomond which takes a little longer but is via some of the most famous and breathtaking countryside in western Scotland.
Dunoon is the gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and can easily be described as having some of the most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the west of Scotland, it is indeed an outdoor enthusiasts playground.
As with most parts of Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course and Innellan and Dunoon are no exception - the district having three challenging courses. Innellan also has a bowling club.
Toward sailing club is approximately 2 miles to the west of Brambles and the expanding Holy Loch Marina is nearby with its berthing and associated chandlery services, an excellent base from which to sail and explore the world famous lower Clyde and Kyles of Bute inland sea lochs and waterways.
Sea fishing is available on the Firth of Clyde and it is possible to fish for salmon and sea trout by permit on some of the rivers and lochs of the district, with the River Eachaig, the freshwater Loch Eck only a few miles drive to the north.
The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery. Benmore Botanic Garden is only 10.5 miles away and there are near endless walks, hill climbs and quiet country roads offering wonderful rambling and cycling country
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 the Western Ferries terminal at McInroys Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay turn left on the A815; continue on the A815 for 5.9 miles then turn right onto Pier Road. Continue on Pier Road for 0.1 miles to meet the junction with Wyndham Road, turn left and travel for 150 metres before turning right onto Knockamillie Road, continue for about 50 metres to find the entrance to Brambles on the right hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127.
Mains water, mains drainage, mains gas, gas central heating, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Brambles is in Council tax band B and the council tax payable for 2023/2024 is £1,320.00
EPC rating D
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 176 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5SG. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.
Photographs and particulars taken in May 2023.