Property SummaryCalabeag Cottage is a pretty detached cottage built in circa 1929, located in a situation of great natural scenic beauty.
Calabeag Cottage is a pretty detached cottage built in circa 1929, located in a situation of great natural scenic beauty with outstanding scenic views to Loch Riddon, Bute and the high tops of Arran. Calabeag Cottage provides light and bright easily managed accommodation over one level; the house is very nicely finished inside and externally is of white painted render finish and all under a newly slated roof. The cottage is well set up for principle accommodation, Colintraive is also a well-known west of Scotland holiday and short break destination and so offers scope as a second or holiday home or as an income producing investment proposition.
Outer door to kitchen, newly fitted, uninterrupted views to Loch Riddon, utility room, step to dining room come formal sitting room, 2 x south facing windows. Door to rear hallway, bedroom 1 currently set up as home study/reading room, 1 x window to rear gardens, fixed wooden ladder to attic room currently set up as spare bedroom. Family bathroom with bath and overhead shower, 1 x window to rear gardens, bedroom 2 (master) with box window to side garden, double fitted wardrobe which houses the electrical switch gear.
Detached timber dog kennel, greenhouse, fruit cage, 2 x vegetable beds, detached timber cladded shed housing general purpose wear, timber cladded lean to which originally housed the quad bike.
Calabeag Cottage is set in mature easily tended gardens to about 0.96 of an acre or thereby. Gravel driveway opening to broad gravel sweep, vehicle turning and hard standing area. Steps lead down to the house fringed with well stocked beds and borders and gravel pathway wraps around the cottage to south facing grounds, mature and gently sloping gardens mainly to grass with numerous specimen trees and bushes all bounded by a mixture of tall soft and hardwood trees.
Mains water supply, private septic tank located in the extreme front gardens, the property is warmed via oil fired central heating and is double glazing throughout.
Calabeag Cottage is situated in a location of great natural scenic beauty at the end of the small south Argyll ribbon development and little known hamlet of Stronafian.
Stronafian is situated at the junctions of the B836 & the A836 at the head of Loch Riddon.
The house enjoys a full southerly exposure and there are spectacular views south over Loch Riddon, the Kyles of Bute, the Island of Bute and then beyond to Goat Fell and the high tops of Arran.
Calabeag Cottage is at the southern end of scenic Glendaruel on the Cowal Peninsula. The area is famous for its stunning natural scenic beauty with deep and narrow sea lochs and high-sided glens providing a boating route through from the Clyde estuary to Arran, Loch Fyne and the fishing village of Tarbert and on through the Crinan Canal to the Western Isles.
Colintraive (6 miles to the south) has a hotel with a friendly bar and an enviable reputation for pub and restaurant cuisine, an everyday provisions shop, post office, heritage centre, community garden and an all-weather bowling green. From Colintraive there is a short and regular 5-minute Calmac ferry crossing to the neighbouring Island of Bute. 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 travel for circa 57 miles to Loch Lomond 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 Portavadie via Tighnabruaich, Rothesay and Dunoon.
The Braehead retail village to the west of Glasgow is only 47 miles (albeit including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer and Sainsburys anchor stores, a range of High Street multiples, plus an IKEA superstore. Tesco and Morrisons each have large outlets in Greenock, circa 10 minutes (in normal driving conditions) from the ferry terminals.
The city of Glasgow is 51 miles by ferry and provides extensive retail, commercial, cultural, higher educational and leisure services