CLOSING DATE SET FOR OFFERS TUESDAY 23RD MAY AT 12 NOON. A modern detached family home in an enviable position overlooking the sheltered anchorage and marina at the head of the Holy Loch.
Cora is a well finished detached family home which was originally constructed around 2002. The house enjoys a slightly elevated setting from where it has quite striking, unobstructed views of the head of the Holy Loch, The Holy Loch Marina, surrounding mountains and glens and the pretty sheltered anchorage which lies directly in front of the house.
The house is of white painted harled exterior with exposed stone relief, and all is set over a smooth render base course and under a tiled roof. The accommodation, which is in fresh neutral palette decorative order, is laid out perfectly for family and guest living over two light and bright and easily managed levels, the front rooms all benefitting from the loch, land and mountain views. The house displays good use of durable hardwood flooring and a warming log burner in the sitting room provides excellent support to the central heating system. The house is set amid well established and easily tended gardens which are south facing to the rear and north facing to the front. When the sun is out the property benefits from maximum daily sunshine.
Outer canopy porch, part glazed outer door to entrance reception hallway, cloakroom/wc, separate cloaks and outerwear cupboard, part bevel glass door to sitting room with warming multi fuel stove inset to timber fireplace and with slate slips and hearth, open plan at rear to neat formal dining room itself on a stylish open plan to well-equipped integrated kitchen, French doors provide access to rear gardens, utility room with integral door access to garage.
Staircase to first floor upper hallway, access to floored and insulated attic via retractable Ramsay type ladder, airing cupboard with slatted shelving. Bedroom 1 (master) with 2 mirror wardrobes and en suite shower room, bedroom 2 with mirrored wardrobe, main family bathroom with plumbed over-bath shower, bedroom 3/home office, bedroom 4 with mirror wardrobes.
Larger size integral single garage with useful workshop and general-purpose store areas. Up and over roller door, painted concrete floor, personal door to front, access to attic space via retractable Ramsay type ladder, light, power and water, combi gas boiler house. Covered area to side with concrete base, suitable for storage of equipment, vented log stores.
Twin leaf 5-bar county gates at rear leading to block paved driveway and vehicle hardstanding area, small poultry enclosure with rockery, pond and fruit trees. Path to gravel patio and drying green bounded by harled wall and evergreen hedging, planters and climbing roses. At the front, a decorative pathway to the front terrace supported by dwarf retaining wall, outside shower enclosure, plenty of space for BBQs, hot tub, summer furniture, alfresco dining and sundowners. Generous well-tended lawn at the front edged with stone retaining wall and Western Hemlock soft needle hedging, gate to road at the front. General purpose store at northern side of the house.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas, gas fired central heating, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127.
Cora is in council tax band F and the amount payable for 2023/24 is £3,129.23 including water and sewerage.
EPC rating C.
Cora, 8 Marina View is situated in the popular ribbon settlement of Sandbank which is on the southern side of the Holy Loch and just to the northern side of the Cowal peninsula town of Dunoon in Argyll & Bute on the west of Scotland.
8 Marina View is one of a small collection of detached family homes set just off Pier Road. From its coastal position, there are wonderful aspects across the head of the Holy Loch and north to the mountains and glens of Argyll.
The centre of the bustling town of Dunoon is only a short drive to the south. 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 Sandbank. 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, Cora is only a short drive from both the Caledonian MacBrayne and Western Ferry 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 Dunoon is no exception - the district having three challenging courses.
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 and the freshwater, Loch Eck only a few minutes drive to the north.
Some of the local estates can, by arrangement, offer rough and commercial shooting as well as opportunities to stalk for roe, sika and red deer.
The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery. Benmore Botanic Garden is only five 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 right on the A815 and proceed in a northerly direction. Continue along the coastal road for approximately 1.6 miles, turn left onto Pier Road and immediate right into Marina View. Cora is the second house on the right hand side.