Achnabreck Farm, Lochgilphead

  • 2 receptions
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms

    Offers Over £335,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A pretty former farmhouse with attached steadings arranged to form a courtyard, only 1.5 miles from Lochgilphead

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Property Description

Description
Achnabreck Farm is a detached former farm house, the principal home set centrally and two attached steadings are arranged to form a courtyard at the rear. The house is of painted stone construction and all are under slated roofs which are generally in good condition.

The house occupies a slightly elevated site amid mature and well stocked gardens and there are excellent south westerly aspects out across adjacent countryside towards the Crinan Canal in the distance.

Main front door to entrance vestibule, reception hallway, door leading to formal dining room with open fireplace, stone steps to drawing room with exposed timber floor, door to courtyard, efficient 10Kw Ekol log burner on stone hearth, generous well equipped dining sized kitchen with twin Belfast sinks, quarry tile flooring and Rayburn Range cooker, door to generous shelved larder with mesh vented window and return doors to rear hall, rear hallway with door to rear courtyard, under stairs stores, shower room/laundry utility room with pulley, ‘the void’ with French doors to gardens.

From front reception hallway, staircase with dado rail and cast iron handrails to upper hallway with fitted storage cupboards and Velux window to rear, bathroom with traditional furniture and hard wood floor, bedroom 1 with front facing dormer window, bedroom 2 with hot tank store, bedroom 3 with front facing window, retractable ladder providing access to roof space.

Outbuildings
Attached stone steading 1, access from rear hallway, level floor, exposed roof trusses white painted stone walls, wood burner, external access door, light and power. Steading 2, part open fronted, 2 x outside doors, level floor exposed stone walls, access to old hay loft. General purpose store with doors to courtyard and rear gardens, stable with good sheltered overhung canopy, tin and timber slatted woodshed and log store, new timber general purpose store over low stone and with concrete floor.

Gardens
Black top driveway leading to the rear of the house and to a good sheltered courtyard. The driveway is flanked with mature lawns and sprinkled with assorted trees, shrubs and bushes.

Planning Consent
At one time, planning permission had been approved for the redevelopment of the steadings. Tthe consent has now lapsed, but it is assumed that it could be re-instated with relative ease.

Right of Access
From the A816 the access road is a private surface shared with 6 other users with maintenance according to user. A neighbouring farmer has a right to access a field at the rear of Achnabreck from the rear of the courtyard. A secondary access is at the bottom of the drive and is the preferred access point used by the farmer.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127.

Services
Private water supply both UV lamped and filtered, drainage is by private septic tank, oil fired central heating (new condensing boiler 2015) Rayburn range cooker providing hot water back up.

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

Council Tax
Achnabreck Farm is in Band E and the amount of council tax payable for 2018/2019 is £1,641.05.

Situation
Achnabreck Farm is situated in a true rural situation and yet remarkably is only about 1.5 miles from the centre of Lochgilphead.

The house is situated amid pleasant farmland and countryside and from its slightly raised position, there are wonderful south and westerly views over countryside towards the Crinan Canal.

Lochgilphead (1.5 miles) has a good range of local shops and amenities that adequately cater for everyday needs and requirements. There is a Co-op and a Tesco Express and the town has a good range of professional services.

Further shopping is available in Oban which includes a Tesco and Tesco home delivery service and other supermarkets. Glasgow is the nearest major city and has a complete and extensive range of shopping, cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally associated with a major city centre.

There is reputable local primary schooling in the area and there is a secondary school in Lochgilphead with a school bus service which is also a service bus.

Further education is available locally through Argyll College which is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

The area is well known for its dramatic and natural scenic beauty and this has always drawn people to the area making it a popular tourist destination.

About 5.5 miles to the west is the picturesque village of Crinan with its little harbour, basin and anchorage village. Crinan forms the sea end of the Crinan Canal. The canal is always a colourful spectacle with passing yachting, cruising and pleasure craft using the waterway to connect the inland sea lochs, the Clyde estuary and the Kyles of Bute with the more testing sailing of the western Isles.

The area offers a fine range of relaxing outdoor pursuits with pleasant canal-sidewalks and more testing hill walks. Field sports are available in the area and include stalking, driven and walked up shooting as well as fishing, both sea and inland hill loch.

The Mid Argyll swimming pool is in Lochgilphead.

A local bus service provides a local and city service and the nearest main line rail station is at Oban.

Travel Directions
From Lochgilphead travel in a northerly direction on the A816 for about 0.8 miles then turn right onto the single track access road. Proceed along the driveway for about 0.4 miles then turn left to enter the driveway for Achnabreck Farmhouse.