A pretty and deceptively spacious detached cottage style home in sheltered coastal gardens.
Lorien Cottage is a historic cottage with a much later extension to the western rear side. The original property is of white painted stone construction, the western extension is to white painted smooth render over a black painted base course, and all is under a slated roof. Internally, the subjects are laid out over two easily managed levels. The property is set amid mature and strategically stocked gardens and grounds, from the terrace at the front there are southerly views to the confluence of Loch Long, The Holy Loch and the upper reached of the Firth of Clyde.
Outer terrace to sheltered canopy porch, outer door with opaque glass to reception hallway with cloaks and outer wear cupboard, bevel glazed door to inner hallway, shelved airing cupboard, electric boiler cupboard, refitted shower room with wet wall and hypoallergenic flooring. Bedroom 1, home office/study with pine lined high vaulted ceiling with velux window, twin leaf glazed doors with matching side screens to conservatory and garden room with door to terrace and gardens. Main sitting room with inset warming log burning stove on a tiled hearth, bay window with window box seating, historic carved ceiling support beam. Twin leaf bevel glass doors and steps to open plan dining and breakfasting room to well-equipped dual aspect kitchen with centre island and good space for table and chairs. Bevel glass door to further inner hallway leading to back door to gardens, shower room and wc, bedroom 2.
Staircase leading to first floor upper hallway with velux window, bedroom 3 with velux and gable windows, bedroom 4 with 2 x velux windows (currently set up as art studio), boxroom or second home office/study with velux window.
External utility room, vented log stores, garden shed under a slated roof, timber general purpose shed and equipment store under a Coraline sheet roof.
Private access driveway to generous granolithic chip driveway and vehicle hardstanding apron. Stone faced retaining wall to large tile terrace with black cast iron balustrading terrace. Gravel pathway to the side with concrete block retaining wall to rear gardens. Curved rear gravel terrace and drying green, concrete pathways leading through rear gardens. The pathways are fringed with extensively stocked beds with mixed shrubs, bushes and border plants, in addition there are numerous specimen and colourful lily species.
Lorien Cottage is located in the pretty coastal hamlet of Ardentinny which is part of the ribbon settlement that runs south to north along the western side of Loch Long in the west of Scotland.
Lorien Cottage enjoys a pleasant quiet and sheltered setting and from the raised terrace at the front, there are southern views towards Loch Long and the confluence of the Holy Loch and the Firth of Clyde, and east to the Rosneath Peninsula.
Ardentinny has a church, and the nearest local provisions store, and post office is at Strone. The nearby coastal hamlet of Kilmun has a hotel with an excellent bistro restaurant and a historic church and mausoleum.
Dunoon, 12.5 miles away, has more extensive facilities as well as a library, hospital, leisure centre and swimming pool. Greenock, (by ferry crossing), is about 13.5 miles, and the Braehead retail village at 33 miles, offer many of the major high street multiples.
There is a regular bus service to Dunoon and a frequent car & passenger ferry service from Dunoon with trains from Gourock to Glasgow.
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, Lorien Cottage is a short 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 great natural scenic beauty with many miles of quiet roads, coastal walks, 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.
As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Lorien Cottage is no exception. The Blairmore and Strone Golf club are a short way along the coast from Ardentinny.
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. Proceed through Strone & Blairmore and continue along the coastal road until reaching Ardentinny. Once in Ardentinny, immediately after the 2-storey building on the right hand coastal side, turn left at the signage for Private Drive, Holyns, The Mount & Lorien, follow the access lane to find Lorien on the left hand side.
An alternate route by car from Glasgow is a s follows; From Glasgow proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway for about 15 miles taking junction 30 onto the Erskine Bridge (M898). 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, continue on the A815 22.8 miles before turning left onto the A880 following directions as above.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank (renewed piping) double glazing, wet, electric fired central heating system supported by log burner and thermostatically operated panel heaters.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Lorien Cottage is in Council tax band E and the amount payable for 2021/2022 is £1,827.82 excluding sewerage.
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, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers will probably 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.
Fixtures and fittings
All items normally known as tenants fixtures and fittings, including garden ornaments and statuary, are specifically excluded from the sale. However, certain items, including furniture may be available to a purchaser in addition, by separate negotiation.
Photographs and particulars prepared February 2022.