Douglas Cottage is a detached home which requires modernisation and upgrading and from its elevated position enjoys views towards the Kyles of Bute.
Douglas Cottage, is of stone construction with an exposed stone façade and concrete at its gable ends all of which sits neatly under a dark grey tiled roof. The property and its accommodation are laid out across two easily managed levels and, respectfully, the property requires a degree of upgrading and improvement. It is our view that once improvements are completed, the house lends itself perfectly as a principal family home; In addition, Kames and Tighnabruaich are also a well-known west of Scotland holiday and short break destinations and so the property offers considerable scope to many as a second, or income producing holiday home.
Twin leaf storm door to entrance vestibule,inner front door to welcoming entrance hallway, twin leaf doors into sitting room with warming log burning stove, windows overlooking front and side gardens, Hallway store cupboards housing the electrical switch gear, kitchen with window to rear gardens, dining room with fireplace, window overlooking front gardens (currently set up as a bedroom), rearentrance store/lean-to, door to rear gardens.
Staircase to first floor landing, bedroom 1 with 1 x Velux window and window to front gardens, bedroom 2 with window tofront gardens, family bathroom with 1 xVelux window, bedroom 3 & 4 which are adjoining and have windows overlooking front and rear gardens, access to loft space from the hallway.
Douglas Cottage is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Tighnabruaich at Kames on the west coast of Scotland. The house is located amid prominent gardens and from its slightly elevated situation there are fine southeastern aspects over the famous water and landscape known as the Kyles of Bute. The views extend to Bute, south Kyles, Inchmarnock and on towards the high tops of Arran.
Tighnabruaich and Kames are well known sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the comings and goings of boating and yachting craft. One of the highlights must surely be the regular berthing of the famous Waverley, reputed to be the worlds last sea going paddle steamer. Always a sight to behold as she berths at Tighnabruaich pier with day tourists.
The village centre is a comfortable walk and offers a doctors surgery and local amenities that cater for everyday needs. A bus service runs from Tighnabruaich to both Rothesay and Dunoon.
The city of Glasgow is 56 miles distant (via a pleasant boat 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.
The area is famous for its dramatic natural scenic beauty; yachtsmen and women from all over the world sail through the scenic Kyles from the Clyde marinas and on through the Crinan canal and out to the Hebridean islands. A new marina and restaurant complex at Portavadie is 4 miles to the west and offers facilities such as a leisure centre with indoor/ outdoor infinity pool and beauty treatment rooms. Portavadie also hosts facilities supporting great mountain bike trails in the area.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits. Tighnabruaich 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 a number of 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.
Detached stone outhouse/workshop under a box profile sheet roof, personal door access. General purpose timber shed, box profile steel general purpose shed.
Via a private gravel drive to ample vehicular hard standing and parking. The gardens at Douglas Cottage are overgrown and are mainly laid to a mature lawn. The gardens wraps around the extent of the property and there are various areas which would be ideal for alfresco sitting and dining. The gardens are bound by a combination of mature beds, bushes and specimen trees and an exposed stone wall. From its elevated position above Kames, Douglas Cottage enjoys a very secluded and private situation from where there are excellent rolling countryside and partial waterscape views.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, oil fired central heating assisted by the log burning stove, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
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 A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. Turn right at the junction in Tighnabruaich and continue on the B8000 following signs Kames. Continue for 0.6 miles then turn right onto Cowal Terrace. Travel up Cowal Terrace to find the entrance to Douglas Cottage on the left-hand side.
Alternatively, 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. On arrival in the Village, follow directions as above.
Argyll & Bute Council
Douglas Cottage is in band C property, and the amount payable for 2023/2024 is £1,761.32
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 of any closing date that may be fixed.
Details prepared and photographs taken in August 2023.
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