**CLOSING DATE ON 16TH AUGUST AT 12 NOON** Highgate Hall is a unique, prominent and handsome former church and village hall in a fine south facing position with outstanding views across the upper reaches of the Firth of Clyde and the Holy Loch.
The background as we understand it is that Highgate Hall was a former church built in circa 1891 and was bequeathed to the inhabitants of Blairmore, Stone, Kilmun and Ardentinny by the late David Highgate, who was a Blairmore resident.
Highgate Hall is a unique, prominent and handsome former church and village hall. The property is of original exposed stone finish façade with stone gable ends and with a white painted render extension at the rear, all of which sits under a dark grey slate roof together with a felt covered flat roof section over the extension to the rear.
Outer storm door to entrance lobby, electrical switch gear, ladies and gents wc, twin leaf doors to main hall, original church hall windows, 2 x emergency exit doors, access to stage via steps located either side of the main stage. Door to rear hall/cloaks area, gents wc, boiler room, store cupboard, kitchen with rear door to gardens, dining room, ladies wc, door returning to main hall.
Ample vehicular hard standing, turning and parking is located at the front of Highgate Hall, bounded on either side by an exposed stone wall, a level lawn wraps around the side of Highgate hall with a mature lawn area at the rear, with an assortment of beds and bushes, further bounded by a stone wall. There is an unofficial footpath running through the west edge of the property leading to private woods at the back. This is the subject of a claimed public right of way, which has not been established. It has been confirmed by the planning authority that its current status would not preclude the development of the site. From the gardens of Highgate Hall there are fine south facing and outstanding views across the upper reaches of the Firth of Clyde and the confluence of the Holy Loch.
Detached pebble dash outhouse with flat roof.
Highgate Hall is located at the very southern tip of the peninsula at the very head of the Holy Loch at Strone. From its fine coastal position there are spectacular waterscape views to the upper Firth of Clyde, south to the mainland opposite at Gourock and almost as far as the eye can see to The Cumbraes and Arran in the far south.
Strone has a local provisions store and post office and an excellent restaurant. Dunoon, seven miles away, has more extensive facilities as well as a library, hospital, leisure centre and swimming pool. Greenock, (by ferry crossing), is about 13 miles, and the Braehead retail village at 33 miles, offer many of the major high street multiples.
There is a primary school in Strone and both further primary and secondary schooling in Dunoon. Some children in the area attend the independent school of St Columbas in Kilmacolm and a private bus service is in operation from Gourock.
Set within the National Park and the Argyll Forest, Highgate Hall is a few minutes drive from the towering Californian redwoods at Benmore and the stunning beauty of the freshwater Loch Eck. Salmon and sea trout run the nearby River Eachaig.
The area is renowned for its natural beauty with many miles of quiet roads, forest trails and hillside tracks.
For sailing enthusiasts, the Firth of Clyde offers some of the most scenic sailing in western Europe and there are marina and chandlery services at The Holy Loch, Port Bannatyne, Portavadie, Inverkip and Largs. The Holy Loch Marina & Sailing Club is approx. 15 minutes drive away and there are plans to extend this to provide additional berths, car parking and the erection of a licensed restaurant and retail units. There is the possibility of a mooring in front of the house, subject to Crown Estate approval.
As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Highgate Hall is no exception, the Blairmore and Strone Golf club is only a few hundred yards away from Highgate Hall.
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. Turn right on to the A880 signposted Kilmun. Continue through Kilmun towards Strone. Once in Strone, Highgate Hall is located on the left hand side after the pier.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, oil fired central hearing, original single glazing throughout.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Highgate Hall is in Band X, and the amount of council tax payable for 2022/2023 is £X including water and drainage charges.
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.
Photographs and particulars taken May 2023.