Clarsach Cottage, Strachur, Cairndow, Argyll and Bute

  • 1 receptions
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms

    Offers Over £245,000

Property Type: Detached Bungalow

Property Summary

Clarsach Cottage is a pretty detached traditional Argyll cedar clad bungalow and enjoys an excellent position from where there are spectacular southerly, westerly and often dramatic seascape and landscape views.

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Description

Clarsach Cottage enjoys an excellent position from where there are spectacular southerly, westerly and often dramatic seascape and landscape views.


The Cottage is a pretty detached traditional Argyll cedar clad bungalow which is located within a pleasant ribbon development of similarly styled homes in a wonderful south-west facing position to the south side of Strachur and overlooking Loch Fyne.


Clarsach Cottage provides light and bright easily managed accommodation over one level; the house is nicely finished inside and externally is of red cedar clad finish under a Decra tiled roof. The house is well set up for principal family living and similarly would offer a good second home or an income producing holiday letting proposition.
Clarsach Cottage is completed throughout to a modern high standard and can be described as ‘move in condition’ internally the rooms are comfortable and well finished dressed with a fresh neutral palette of décor.


Since the present owners acquired Clarsach in 2008, it has been extensively modernised and well maintained. In 2012 Clarsach was extended to the rear and the side, doubling the floor area. The services have been improved and upgraded to include a private water treatment centre, a new multi fuel central heating boiler and the addition of solar panel in 2013 improve the efficiency of the property. An additional shower room and toilet was added in 2015.


Outer door to entrance vestibule, currently set up as a home study, reception hallway, sitting room with multi-fuel burner, French doors to raised deck with loch view, bedroom 1 with view to Loch Fyne, bedroom 2 with view to rear gardens, access to floored and insulated attic space offering long term stores. Family bathroom with bath and overhead Mira electric shower, open plan and recently fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, good breakfasting and casual dining bar, formal dining area with views across Loch Fyne, rear hall storage cupboard which houses electrical switch gear, newly fitted toilet and shower room with Mira electric shower, bedroom 3 with generous integrated storage, access to rear gardens via patio doors, generous utility room with integrated appliances, access to rear gardens, useful storage room with fixed wet flooring which currently houses dive gear and outerwear, further access to side gardens.

Outbuildings
Generous high-grade, bespoke on-site build timber clad shed with power which houses general garden machinery and tools and is partitioned to house gym machines, coal and log stores, further storage which currently houses sailing and water sports gear.

Gardens
Black top driveway to vehicle turning, parking and hard standing area, front gardens low maintenance by design and a gravel bed and rockery at the side, a flagstone pathway is around the house leading to mature lawn at the rear with steps up to a gravel pathway leading to gated rear entrance with access to further countryside, small polytunnel with raised beds within, gravelled and laurel-hedged seating and BBQ area.

Situation
Clarsach 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. Clarsach Cottage is to the southern side of the village and it enjoys an elevated setting from where there are wonderful sea and landscape aspects across Loch Fyne with the small marina pontoon and sheltered anchorage in the foreground.

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 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 54 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 several restaurants, all with menus that encompass the term “Scotland’s Natural Larder”; these include Loch Fyne Oysters, The Creggans Inn and Invercottage Restaurant. The George Hotel at Inveraray enjoys an enviable reputation for serving seasonal local produce.

Dunoon is a scenic drive approximately 18.8 miles away with Glasgow Airport at approximately 54 miles distant via Loch Lomond side 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 ferry service between McInroy’s Point and Hunters Quay provides travel to Glasgow and the west of mainland Scotland or alternatively Argyll Ferries run from Dunoon to Gourock.

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 Sandbank. Loch Fyne is the deepest sea loch in Europe.

Travel Directions
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 turn right onto the A886 and continue for 0.4 miles, turn left onto Clarsach Cottage.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127

Services
Mains water supply, private drainage via central heating is by multi fuel stove with back boiler, double glazing.

2kw PV solar panels generating an income of circa £350 per year, boat mooring, (Crown Estate seabed annual rental requirements apply if mooring retained)

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

Council Tax
Clarsach Cottage is in council tax band C and the amount payable for the period 2017/2018 is £1255.64 including water and excluding drainage which is exempt.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.