Hillside, Tighnabruaich, Argyll and Bute

  • 3 receptions
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms

    Offers Over £299,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A very well cared for 100 year old stone built detached house in beautiful gardens with sublime views to South Kyles, The Isle of Bute, Inchmarnock and Arran.

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Description
Hillside is a delightful stone built house under a slated roof, the architecture of the house is in typical traditional west coast highland style. The house has been very well cared for and there has been the sensitive preservation and retention of period features, ornate cornice work, ceiling roses, picture rails and restored timbers. Hillside occupies beautifully stocked, gently sloping, well-tended and productive kitchen gardens which feature a delightful stream-fed pond.

Ground Floor
Outer canopy porch to main outer doorway leading to entrance vestibule with electrical switchgear, main reception hallway, drawing room with deep box window formation, multi fuel stove and shallow press, formal dining room with deep box window formation, illuminated display case, well equipped and easily worked kitchen with space for breakfasting table and chairs, study/home office, also with multi fuel burner, rear inner hallway with rear door to gardens, good sized utility room, bathroom. A fourth bedroom could easily be created from either the study or the utility room.

First Floor
Staircase to first floor landing leading to front facing bedroom 1, bedroom 2 with wash hand basin and fitted bedroom furniture, rear facing bedroom 3 and first floor shower room.

Outbuildings
Stone built, reroofed outhouse with concrete floor, deep Belfast sink, light, power and water installed, coal bunker.

Gardens
Steel gates from quiet rear access lane to concrete access pathway to rear door, gardens are screened at the rear by a mature beech hedge. The gardens are laid mainly to grass with a variety of mature trees and bushes which include Laburnum, Cotoneaster, Hazels, numerous fruit bearing trees, copper and green beeches, evergreens, fuscia's. Soft fruit and vegetable garden. A gravel pathway leads to the front gardens which are gently sloping to grass with natural exposed rocky outcrops and where there are further trees and bushes. The gravel pathway leads to the bottom of the gardens where there is a pretty stream-fed pond and the gardens are bounded by a substantial stone wall and via a gate with convenient access directly to the B8000.

Services
Mains water supply, drainage is by direct outflow, electric heating supported by multi fuel burners, mainly secondary double glazing.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

EPC
EPC rating G.

Situation
Hillside is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Tighnabruaich on the west coast of Scotland. The house is located amid prominent gardens and from its slightly elevated situation there are quite spectacular and often dramatic outlooks 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 is a well known sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the comings and goings of boating and yachting craft. One of its highlights must surely be the regular berthing of the famous Waverley, reputed to be the world's last sea going paddle steamer. Always a sight to behold as she berths at Tighnabruaich pier with day trippers.

The village centre is a comfortable walk and offers a Doctor's 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 55 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 the world over 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 and 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 "Argyll's 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.

Directions
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 McInroy's 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. On arrival in the village at the point where the road begins to descend, turn right at the signposts for the primary school and immediate left onto the single track lane. Continue along the lane and Hillside is the second property 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 above.