A delightful detached cottage located in a sought after village and rural fringe situation.
Burnside Cottage is completed in white painted render finish with red detailing which sits under a tiled roof. Internally the rooms are comfortable, well presented and offer a flexible layout over two easily managed levels. The house is well set
up for family living, Strachur is also a well-known west of Scotland holiday and short break destination and so there is scope for future owners to run Burnside Cottage as a second or holiday home, or as an income-producing investment proposition.
Outer front door to entrance vestibule/cloaks, inner front door to welcoming entrance hallway, family bathroom with overhead shower, kitchen cum informal dining and breakfasting, door to rear gardens, twin leaf doors to shelved pantry. Formal dining room with original working fireplace, informal sitting room/music room, sliding doors to front gardens. Rear hallway with twin leaf doors to storage cupboard, bedroom 1 with 2 x double fitted wardrobes, en suite shower room with fitted linen cupboard, from entrance hallway to bedroom 2.
Via a fitted staircase to first floor, formal sitting room with original working fireplace, 2 x windows to front and 1 x velux window, twin leaf doors to property eaves, sliding door to home office/potential single bedroom, family shower room
with 1 x velux window, bedroom 3 (master) 2 x double fitted wardrobes, window overlooking rolling countryside, 1 x velux.
Attached single garage/workshop, manual up and over door, concrete floor, light and power. Timber clad detached shed with attached lean to log store.
Via a shared private farm track to private parking, vehicular hard standing to front and additional enclosed, gravelled parking area to rear. Front gardens are mainly to lawn, there is a very pretty paved patio area which is ideal for alfresco dining,
sitting and sundowners. A hidden gravel pathway leads from the level lawn area and wraps around the boundary of the front gardens which are privatised by mature, beds, bushes and specimen trees.
Burnside Cottage is situated in the Loch Fyne side coastal village of Strachur. Strachur is in southern Argyll at the sheltered confluence of highland glens and the sea loch of Loch Fyne. For the most part, the village is formed by the ribbon development that runs along the coast. Burnside Cottage is to the eastern edge of the village and it enjoys a village edge and open countryside situation; the views from the house are quite spectacular across adjacent mountains and
Strachur 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 is approximately 5 minutes walk and has a Post Office and café, a retail service station, an excellent Medical Centre with in-house pharmacy, and a vibrant Community Hall and Sports Pavilion, all of which cater for most everyday needs and requirements. Glasgow is about 57 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 restaurants in the vicinity, all with menus that encompass the term "Scotland's Natural Larder". The Creggans Inn is in Strachur itself, and further afield are the Whistlefield Inn, Loch Fyne Oysters, and the Inver
Restaurant. The George Hotel at Inveraray enjoys an enviable reputation for serving seasonal local produce.
Dunoon is approximately 18 miles away with Glasgow Airport at approximately 54 miles distant via Loch Lomondside and Oban approximately 58 miles.
Primary schooling is available in Strachur and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon. The nearest independent school is Helensburgh at 35 miles.
The A83 & 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 Ferries service between Hunter's Quay in Dunoon and McInroy's Point in Gourock 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 landscapes in the west coast. The coastline of Cowal Peninsula is fast becoming known as Argyll's secret coast by Welcome to Scotland.
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 anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing; there are marina and chandlery services at Rhu, Inverkip, Portavadie and Dunoon. Loch Fyne is the deepest sea loch in Europe
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 continue on the
A815 and take a left turn signposted "Clachan", proceed up hill past Strachur Church and take the left turn onto single track minor road opposite Royal Mail box, proceed along the minor road taking the right hand turn at recycling bins, proceed up hill over cattle grid and continue on the gravel private lane for approximately 150 yards. Burnside Cottage is located on the right hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127
Mains water, drainage by private septic tank, electric night storage heaters, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Burnside Cottage is in Band F and the amount of council tax payable for 2022/2023 is £2980.32 excluding sewerage.
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, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers will probably 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.
Fixtures and fittings
All items normally known as tenant's fixtures and fittings, including garden ornaments and statuary, are specifically excluded from the sale. However, certain items, including furniture, curtains and blinds may be available to a purchaser in addition, by separate negotiation.
Photographs and particulars taken in August 2022.