A beautifully presented lower apartment with uninterrupted waterscape views across the world famous Kyles of Bute.
1A Glenmore House is a lower apartment located within a substantial stone-built property comprising of lower and upper apartments, all neatly presented under a slate roof. The property is located in the centre of the pretty village of Colintraive and is surrounded by farmland, from its roadside and coastal position the house enjoys waterscape views across the Rhubodach slipway and over the east Kyle towards the Island of Bute adjacent.
Internally, the accommodation, which is light, bright and well finished is laid out across one easily managed level. The house is perfect and well set up for principal family living; Colintraive is also well-known west of Scotland holiday and short break destinations and so offers scope as a second or income producing holiday home.
Outer front door to entrance vestibule/cloaks, inner front door to welcoming entrance hallway, family bathroom with free standing roll top bath and claw feet, shower enclosure with rainforest shower, store housing electrical switch gear. Kitchen cum dining, Belfast sink, Smeg range cooker, formal sitting room with windows overlooking waterscape views, cupboard housing the boiler, warming log burning stove. Bedroom 1 with window to water, currently set up as a home office/study, bedroom 2 (master) with windows overlooking waterscape views, 2 x double fitted wardrobe space, pantry/store, bedroom 3 with window to rear gardens, double fitted wardrobe and 2 x wall stores (currently set up as a snug).
The front gardens at 1A Glenmore House are low maintenance by design and are laid to paving stone bound by a shallow stone wall, ideal for enjoying evening sundowners. 1A Glenmore House rear gardens are accessed via a wrought iron gate on the right-hand side of the property which leads to the rear garden. At the foot of the property there is a paved area which is ideal for alfresco sitting and dining. A stone staircase with handrail leads up to a lawn area/drying green, twin leaf gates provide access to the gardens from the lane at the side of the property. A further gate leads to the upper rear garden laid to lawn with soft fruit and vegetable gardens, the gardens are low maintenance by design and are bound by a stone wall and close board fence. There is parking to the side of the property on the private lane at the gable end of the property
Timber general purpose shed with corrugated sheet roof. Detached brick-built outhouse with slate roof housing 2 x general purpose stores, attached log store.
1A Glenmore House has a stunning coastal situation on the edge of the Cowal Peninsula just south west of the narrows of the famous Kyles of Bute. There are uninterrupted water views from the property over the East Kyle, where there is frequent passing of West of Scotland boating and sailing craft.
The area is famous for its stunning natural scenic beauty with deep and narrow sea lochs and high-sided glens which provide a scenic boating route through from the Clyde estuary to Colintraive, Tighnabruaich, Portavadie and the fishing village of Tarbert at Loch Fyne. From Ardrishaig near the head of Loch Fyne it is on through the Crinan Canal to the Western Isles.
Colintraive has a hotel with a friendly bar and an enviable reputation for gastro pub and restaurant cuisine, a shop, post office, heritage centre, community garden and an all-weather bowling green. From Colintraive there is a short and regular (every 30 minutes) Calmac ferry crossing to the neighbouring Island of Bute which takes 5 minutes journey time. 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 45 miles (including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys, 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 Gourock ferry terminal.
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 11 miles before turning left on to the A886. Follow signs for Colintraive and travel for 4.5 miles. On arrival in Colintraive proceed to the Calmac ferry terminal and 1A Glenmore House is on the left-hand side.
An alternative route is to travel west on the M8 from Glasgow, take the exit marked Erskine Bridge and cross over the bridge following the sign for Dumbarton/Crianlarich which leads on to the A82. Follow the A82 through Dumbarton and up the west shore of Loch Lomond. Two thirds the way up Loch Lomond at Tarbet follow the road round to the left on to the A83. Pass through Arrochar. Just before Cairndow
turn left on to the A815. At Strachur turn right on to the A886 which takes you to Colintraive. On arrival in Colintraive follow directions as above.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127
Mains water supply, mains drainage, mains electric assisted by the log burning stove, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
1A Glenmore House is in Band B and the amount of council tax payable for 2023/2024 is £ 1331.30 including water charges and sewage.
Viewings 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.
Photographs and particulars taken in August 2023.
Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident out with the United Kingdom must be accompanied by a guarantee from a bank that is acceptable to the seller.