Property SummaryAn individually commissioned detached house with woodland walks and spectacular water views to West Loch Tarbert, Islay and Western mountains tops of the Isle Jura.
Glebe Cottage is a well-constructed detached bungalow home which provides all on one level accommodation. The rooms are immaculately presented and front facing rooms enjoy the special views to the north and west.
The house provides excellent principal family home accommodation, second home accommodation or indeed excellent potential as an investment property from which one could achieve good weekly holiday letting income.
Front door to broad entrance reception hallway, 2 x useful stores, 1 of which houses the electrical switchgear and provides out door shoe storage and coat rails, the second houses the domestic hot water tank and provides airing cupboard facilities. Dual aspect sitting room with multi fuel burner on a stylish open plan 'L' shape and large enough to easily cope with dedicated dining room furniture. Well-equipped and integrated kitchen with log burner, Rangemaster Leisure cooker and open plan dining and breakfasting area, split stable door to deck and gardens. From the main reception hall, access to utility room, shower room with wood panel to dado height, bedroom 1 (master) supported with additional electric heating with French doors to deck and gardens as well as en suite shower room. Bedrooms 2 & 3 also supported with additional electric heating.
Detached single garage over a concrete base, general purpose garden equipment shed and vented log store.
Forest track from public road to gravel surfaced driveway with sweep, hard standing and turning apron. Sleepers provide excellent definition from driveway to gardens which are laid mainly to grass with shrub bush and border plants at the fringes. Natural rocky outcrops provide character and these have been planted up with alpines and shrubs. A good sized deck is from the kitchen and main bedroom and provides good space for summer furniture and al fresco dining
Glebe Cottage is situated on the west coast of the Kintyre peninsula just to the south of the hamlet of Whitehouse itself just south of the west coast fishing harbour town of Tarbert.
The house is set on a prominent site which is protected by a woodland backdrop and from the front there are truly spectacular views north and west across West Loch Tarbert and to the mountains and glens beyond.
Tarbert town centre is only 6 miles to the north and the A83 makes it easily accessible by car.
Tarbert is a pleasant west coast small fishing and yachting harbour town with local shops and services easily catering for everyday needs and requirements. There are a number of friendly harbour pubs and restaurants. Tarbert is also renowned for hosting the annual Scottish Series Yachting Event, and for its seafood and folk festivals.
Everyday shopping is available in the town where there is a well-stocked Co-op midi market and fuller weekly shopping is available at Lochgilphead and Campbeltown.
Nearby Primary schooling in Clachan 2 miles South-West and secondary schooling is available in Tarbert 6 miles North-East.
Leisure facilities are diverse. Lochgilphead (19 miles) has a local swimming pool and sports centre. A thriving marina is in the sheltered inner part of Tarbert harbour and scenic inshore sailing is available in surrounding sea lochs and the Kyles of Bute. The Crinan canal that connects Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with Loch Crinan to Mull and on to the Hebrides are always active with craft moving back and forth.
As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and there are challenging courses at both Lochgilphead and Tarbert. Machrahanish links golf course offers one of the top golfing destinations in the UK and attracts international golfers.
Productive sea fishing from shore and boat can be had on the loch and there are trout and salmon opportunities by permit in surrounding rivers and hill lochs.
The countryside is a delight in which to walk or cycle and there is no shortage of scenic routes and places of archaeological and historical interest to visit. Westport beach (10miles) offers multiple water leisure facilities with both surfing and sea kayaking proving very popular.
From Glasgow city centre travel in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Leave the motorway at J30 following signs for Erskine Bridge. Proceed over bridge turning left on to the A82. Remain on the A82 for 25 miles going up Loch Lomond side. Bear left at Tarbet on to the A83. Remain on the A83 for 61 miles passing through Inveraray, Furnace, Minard, Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig before arriving in Tarbert. At Tarbert continue south on the A83 for a further 6 miles to find Glebe Cottage positioned on the left hand side.
An alternative scenic route to Glasgow is by ferry from Tarbert to Portavadie and then by A8000 to Dunoon and a further ferry from Dunoon to Gourock.