A rare opportunity to secure an impeccably presented home with direct access to the shore and famous Kyles of Bute.
Bydand is a combination of exposed stone construction and rough render finish, all under a dark grey tiled roof. The property and its accommodation are light, bright and laid out across two easily managed levels.
Bydand is set immediately on the waters edge of Kames and has the benefit of direct water access. It is in a tranquil little pocket by the picturesque Kames harbour, and it arguably enjoys some of the best and most dramatic views that Kames and Tighnabruaich have to offer.
Via outer front door to welcoming entrance hallway, utility room with Wren fitted units and large integrated freezer, wc with under floor heating. Hallway to cupboard housing the electrical switch gear, linen cupboard, access to loft space, Bedroom 1 with water views, en suite shower room, 2 x fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 2 with window to rear, en suite shower room, 2 x fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 (master) with panoramic water views, door to balcony, walk in wardrobe/dressing room, recently upgraded en suite bathroom with luxury bath, walk in wet room and underfloor hearting. Good sized dining/entertaining area open plan to recently upgraded Wren kitchen with central island bar ideal for informal breakfasting and dining, large integrated fridge, dishwasher, oven, combination oven/microwave, induction hob, flush remotely operated ceiling Bosch extractor fan, coffee station with integrated refreshments fridge, sliding doors to rear alfresco decking area, door to front raised patio overlooking water views, informal sitting room/snug with door to balcony and windows to water.
Via fitted carpeted staircase and handrail down to garden level, formal sitting room open plan to reading/chill out zoned area, block glass window features, warming log burning stove, black aluminium heritage soundproof doors to home office/study area, water views and door to gardens. From the sitting room, under stair storage, bedroom 4 with sitting/relaxation area, exposed Edinburgh press, sliding door to decking and front gardens, dressing room/walk in wardrobe, en suite shower room.
Good sized integral garage/boat store/workshop with bespoke Wren fitted workstation, concrete floor, light and power, twin leaf wooden doors, personal door access. Integral door leading to home gym. Open fronted timber log store.
Via a tree lined avenue leading down to a set of twin leaf timber gates, private gravel drive to ample vehicular hard standing and parking area. The gravel drive continues around the side of the property and leads down towards the front of Bydand, making it ideal and convenient for those with a boat. The rear gardens are low maintenance by design and are laid mainly to gravel which is flanked by an area of lawn at the extreme rear and a backdrop of mature hedging, while the side gardens are bounded by a close board fence. The front gardens are also low maintenance by design and are mainly to a sweeping area of gravel, flanked with an area of lawn and planted fruit trees, all of which is bounded by a concrete kerb. At the very foot of the property there is a timber decking which is ideal for alfresco sitting, dining and entertaining. The side gardens, due north, are to a combination of lawn and stone. From each corner of the gardens there are spectacular and uninterrupted water views. The front gardens are bounded by an exposed stone wall and wooden fence with a personal gate access which provides direct and private access via a stone staircase to the beachfront and water.
Mains water supply, drainage is by a shared septic tank with the neighbour, mains electric heating supported by the log burning stove and some underfloor heating, double glazing. Electric vehicle charging point.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Bydand is in council tax band G and the amount payable for 2022/2023 is £3,127.82.
EPC rating C.
Bydand is situated on the shoreside of the coastal ribbon settlement of Kames on the very pretty and famous Kyles of Bute.
The village of Kames is located just to the south of Tighnabruaich; perhaps its rather better known neighbour.
Kames has its own hotel, post office and shop which easily cater for everyday needs and requirements. The centre of Tighnabruaich is about 1.2 miles to the north and has a well-known sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the coming and going of boating and yachting craft. The village centre offers local amenities and further shops that cater for everyday needs and requirements. A bus service runs from Kames via Tighnabruaich to both Rothesay and Dunoon.
Portavadie Marina is 3.2 miles away and has seen significant investment in creating a modern state of the art marina infrastructure with associated chandlery, restaurant, accommodation and spa facilities. The marina has a reputation among the sailing communities as a must go to destination and many drive to the marina for culinary days and evenings out.
Tarbert is 8.3 miles to the west and there is a ferry service from Portavadie direct to Tarbert.
The city of Glasgow is 56 miles distant (albeit interrupted by a not unpleasant ferry crossing to Gourock) and has numerous retail districts and all the higher educational, cultural and leisure services, normally associated with a major international centre.
Tighnabruaich has a reputable and award winning primary school and secondary is available at Dunoon Grammar or Tarbert via a short crossing from Portavadie.
The area is famous for its dramatic natural scenic beauty; yachtsmen and women around the world sail through the scenic Kyles from the Clyde marinas and on up through Loch Fyne to Ardrishaig through the Crinan Canal and out to the Hebridean islands.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits; Kyles of Bute Golf Club is a scenic and challenging 9-hole golf course. There is tennis and inevitably, a famous sailing school.
Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area, as are several commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
Tighnabruaich lies on Argylls Secret Coast, which stretches from Strachur at the top of Loch Fyne round the coast to Colintraive. It is an area of stunning natural beauty where there are countless opportunities to discover peaceful locations. Nearby activities include walks in forests or along the coast, fishing kayaking or sailing and enjoying the wildlife.
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 10 miles to Strachur. At Strachur turn right onto A886 and travel for 15 miles. Turn right on to the A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. At Tighnabruaich proceed south through Tighnabruaich to reach Kames. At the crossroads in Kames, turn left and then left onto a tree lined avenue to find the gates to Bydand second on right hand side.
Alternatively 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. After 3.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for 11 miles before turning right on to the A886. Travel for 1.5 miles then turn left onto the B8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. At Tighnabruaich proceed south through Tighnabruaich to reach Kames. At the crossroads in Kames, turn left and then left onto a tree lined avenue to find the gates to Bydand second on right hand side.