Corrachaive, Glenlean, Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

  • 2 bathrooms
  • 5 bedrooms

    Offers Over £185,000

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Property Summary

Requiring total modernisation, a detached former farm house located in a picturesque glen with surrounding land extending to some 42 acres or thereby.

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Description
Corrachaive is a detached former farm house with a range of flexible traditional outbuildings and steadings. The property is of white painted stone construction under a roof of part red pan tile and part slate. The accommodation which requires total upgrading and improvement is laid out over two levels with scenic rural views in all directions.

Situation
Corrachaive is a rare parcel of rural property & land assets which are located in a wonderful sheltered rural location at Glen Lean just beyond the pretty little hamlet of Clachaig just off the B836. The property enjoys all associated with peaceful and tranquil outdoor living in a picturesque west highland glen and yet remarkably are only a few minutes’ drive (6.5 miles) from the shops , amenities and services in nearby Dunoon.

The house is set in land extending to about 42 acres and is surrounded by some of Scotland’s most attractive forest and mountain scenery. Glen Lean is on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute, the glen is steep sided and it runs from the head of the Holy Loch in the east to the head of Loch Striven in the west. The Little Eachaig River flows out of the glen, joining the River Eachaig and flows into the Holy Loch. The Tarsan Dam is the other notable feature in the glen and is about 1.5 miles further to the North West.

The Cowal peninsula capital town of Dunoon is about 6.5 miles to the south east where there are a good range of amenities including a hospital, library, leisure centre and a variety of shops, including supermarkets. The nearest convenience store is only about 3.75 miles to the east at The Cot house service station and shop on the nearby A815 which is well stocked and easily caters for every day needs and requirements.

Primary schooling is available in Sandbank, as well as a post office and further general store. Secondary schooling is available in Dunoon. Sporting activities in the area abound, including excellent sailing, walking and both fresh water and sea fishing.

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 41.6 miles to Arrochar through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes on the west coast.

As with most parts of Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course and Corrachaive is no exception, with Cowal Golf Club offering a challenging 18 hole parkland course 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 32.6 miles (albeit including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s anchor stores, a range of High Street multiples, plus an IKEA superstore. Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons each have large outlets in Greenock, circa 16.9 minutes (in normal driving conditions) from the ferry terminals.

The city of Glasgow is 41.5 miles by ferry and provides extensive retail, commercial, cultural, higher educational and leisure services.

Corrachaive
Outer canopy porch to entrance vestibule, inner door to reception hall, sitting-room with log burning stove. Door to formal dining room with fireplace, under stairs store cupboard. Bedroom 1, with Edinburgh press, centre lobby/inner hallway with log burning stove set in stone mantle. Family bathroom, W/C, bedroom 2, kitchen with range type cooker. Traditional Scullery and bothy, door to gardens, door to former dairy, door to sunroom and rear gardens.

Fixed wooden staircase to first floor landing, leading to bedroom 3, bedroom 4, bedroom 5 (master), all bedrooms enjoy rural aspects.

Outbuildings
Steading ruins, detached stone barn with part corrugated sheet roof, generous detached corrugated sheet workshop, outdoor W/C, stone built coal shed with corrugated sheet roof.   

Gardens
Via bell mouth entry to private gravel surfaced driveway, pretty timber bridge over the Little Eachaig and leading to the property, buildings and land. The land is bounded by post and wire fencing. Vehicular hard standing and turning at foot of property. The gardens are overgrown and need a full maintenance programme, overgrown lawns and hedging, trees include weeping birch, eucalyptus and laburnum all bounded by post and rail fencing to a dwarf stone wall. The rear gardens are fringed with tall evergreen hedging and feature mature sycamore trees and overgrown shrubs. At the extreme rear of the gardens a post and rail fence and tall mature trees define the gardens from adjacent forestry land.

Services
Water via private supply, drainage by private septic tank (located within the front gardens), single glazing, oil fired central heating & 2 x log burners.

Travel Directions
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. Proceed for 2 miles before turning right onto the A815. Continue on the A815 for 1.4 miles then turn left onto the B836, signposted Colintraive. Proceed on the B836 for about 3 miles and the gravel track access to Corrachaive is on the left hand side. Proceed along the track (0.3 miles) to find Corrachaive at the end.