A very pretty detached cottage situated in an area of great natural scenic beauty in the very pleasant little settlement of Millhouse.
Old Powdermill Cottage is a very pretty detached cottage type property of white painted stone construction, with black detailing, all of which sit very neatly under a dark grey slated roof. The house provides very pleasant accommodation laid out over one light and bright easily managed level. The home lends itself perfectly as a principal private residence, but equally as a second or income producing holiday investment home.
Outer front door to entrance hallway, cloaks area, fitted hallway cupboards, family bathroom with overhead shower, bedroom 1 with window to side gardens, bedroom 2 with window to rear gardens, currently set up as a home office/crafts room, fitted storage, cupboard housing electrical switch gear, bedroom 3 (master) with window to rear gardens and fitted wardrobes, formal sitting room with window to front gardens and 1 x velux window, original working fireplace, kitchen with rangemaster cooker, utility housing the boiler, door to gardens, formal dining room cum informal sitting room, twin leaf doors to gardens.
Via gate to low maintenance by design front gardens which are laid mainly to gravel with a paved pathway leading to property front door, all of which is bound by an exposed stone wall.
A shared gravel driveway leads to the rear of the property and to ample vehicular hard standing and parking. There are two timber gates which lead to the properties gardens, at the foot of the property there is a paved patio area with outdoor furniture, all of which is ideal for alfresco sitting, dining and sundowners. The patio is flanked with well-manicured lawns which sweep due north in a gentle tiered fashion, paved steps lead to the lower gardens are also to lawn and via a timber foot bridge, to extreme rear gardens which are mature and offer a variety of specimen trees, bushes and trees. The gardens extend to circa 0.25 acres and are broadly bound by a wooden fence and exposed stone wall.
Timber workshop with light and power, attached timber general purpose shed/log store. Delapitated brick built outhouse.
Old Powdermill Cottage is situated in an area of great natural scenic beauty in the very pleasant little settlement of Millhouse which is located midway between Kames and Portavadie at the Ardlamont peninsula on the west of Scotland.
About 1.4 miles and 2.2 miles respectively to the east of Old Powdermill Cottage are the conjoined coastal villages of Tighnabruaich and Kames. The villages are 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 is the regular berthing of the famous Waverley, reputed to be the worlds last sea going paddle steamer. Always a sight to behold as she berths at Tighnabruaich pier with day trippers.
Nearby, Ostel Bay has a stunning crescent shaped, white sandy beach and is one of the gems of Argylls scenic coast.
Kames has a well-stocked local provisions store and at the centre of Tighnabruaich there are further shops as well as a Doctors surgery and other local amenities that cater for everyday needs. A bus service runs from Tighnabruaich to both Rothesay and Dunoon.
Portavadie Marina is 2 miles away to the west and has in recent years seen significant investment in creating a modern state of the art Marina infrastructure, with associated chandlery, restaurant, accommodation and spa facilities. The Marina is fast gaining a reputation among the sailing communities as a must go to destination and many drive to the Marina for culinary days and evenings out.
Tarbert is 7.2 miles to the west and there is a ferry service from Portavadie direct to Tarbert.
The city of Glasgow is 57 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 of the world over sail through the scenic Kyles from the Clyde marinas and on through the Crinan canal and out to the Hebridean islands. The new marina and restaurant complex at Portavadie is 2 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 has a shinty pitch, tennis court and inevitably, a famous sailing school. The Kyles of Bute 9-hole golf course is moments from the cottage, with its magnificent views of the Kyles of Bute, Arran and Loch Fyne.
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 Argylls 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.
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. 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 turn right onto the B8000, continue along the coast through the next village of Kames, turning right at the post office remaining on the B8000 for a further 1.2 miles, take the slip off the B8000 upon entering Millhouse and just over the bridge, you will find Old Powdermill Cottage on the right-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.
Mains water supply, calor gas fired central
heating, double glazing, drainage is by a
private septic tank located across the minor
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Argyll & Bute Council
Old Powdermill Cottage is in council tax banding D and the council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £1887.20 including water and sewerage 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, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. 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.
Details prepared and photographs taken in June 2022.
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