A fine period detached villa on a coastal setting with wonderful water and landscape views to the confluence of Loch Long & The Holy Loch and on to the upper reaches of the Firth of Clyde.
Saltire itself is a handsome detached home of white painted stone with royal blue contrasting paint detailing, neatly presented under a dark grey slate roof. The accommodation which is light and bright is laid across two easily managed levels and has an abundance of original features, cornicing, ceiling roses, picture rails and high ceilings have all been carefully maintained to retain the traditional feel. Located within the grounds of Saltire is an excellent outhouse which was originally the coach house and stables to the principal residency. Saltire is situated on an enviable elevated site and enjoys fine sea and landscape views and the house itself is perfect and well set up for those looking to enjoy coastal living.
Saltire is located in the ribbon coastal settlement of Blairmore which is at the confluence of the firth of Clyde, Holy Loch and Loch Long.
From its fine coastal position there are spectacular waterscape views towards the land mass of the Roseneath Peninsula which is adjacent.
Neighbouring Strone has a local provisions store, café and there is a well stocked grocery store at Cot House garage. There is a popular restaurant in Blairmore and restaurants nearby in Ardentinny, Dunoon, Coylet and the Whistlefield. Dunoon, nine miles away, has more extensive facilities as well as a library, hospital, leisure centre and swimming pool.
Greenock, (by ferry crossing), is about 16.1 miles, and the Braehead retail village at 35.2 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, Saltire is only a few minutes drive from the towering Californian redwoods at Benmore botanic garden 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. The Waverly paddle steamer often visits the nearby Blairmore pier.
Subject to Crown Estate approval, there is the possibility of a mooring directly in front of the house.
As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Saltire is no exception, the Blairmore and Strone Golf club is about a mile to the south of Saltire. There are also golf clubs in Dunoon and Innellan.
Twin leaf storm doors to vestibule, inner front door to welcoming entrance hallway, formal sitting room with bay window formation overlooking front gardens, enclosed Edinburgh press, good sized cupboard original fireplace,
home office/study, warming multifuel burner, windows to front gardens, enclosed Edinburgh press. Family shower room, informal sitting room/snug, original fireplace, window to rear gardens. Door to rear hallway, under stair store, contemporary recently fitted Wrens Kitchen, informal breakfasting and dining bar, window to rear and side gardens, formal dining room with window to side and rear gardens, split stable door to gardens.
Via an original staircase to half landing, window overlooking rear gardens, first floor landing to bedroom 1, original fireplace, window to side gardens, family shower room with shower enclosure, bedroom 2 with Edinburgh press, window to front with spectacular water views, bedroom 3 with original arched window to water, bedroom 4 (master) with Edinburgh press and window to water views, walk in wardrobe space to Jack and Jill contemporary family bathroom with roll top bath and walk in shower, window to side gardens.
Detached ex-coach house of white painted stone construction under a dark grey slate roof. Personal door access to workshop and cobbled floor, light and power, integral door to garage/studio, roller shutter door, timber steps leading to upper level, which is floored and insulated with gable windows, with pool table included.
Attached wash house/store, of white painted stone construction under a dark grey slate roof, open fronted log store, historic wc, greenhouse.
Via painted stone piers to private gravel driveway leading to gravel vehicular hard standing and turning area. The front gardens are laid mainly to lawn, which is bound by an exposed stone wall, there are various outdoor seating areas to the front gardens which enjoy uninterrupted water views. Gravel wraps around both sides of the
property to blue painted timber personal
gates leading to rear gardens. Gate to the rear of the property leads to Forestry paths and the High Road. The rear gardens are tiered, via a stone staircase to the first level, mainly to lawn with assorted shrubbery, a gently sloping gravel pathway to further stone steps to upper level, gently sloping mature lawn bound by bushes at the fringes. A pretty stream runs through the gardens from the upper level to the lower level and out towards Loch Long.
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 on the A880 for 4 miles, through Kilmun and Strone. Once in Blairmore, Saltire is located on the left hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Saltire is heated by LPG gas fired central
heating, assisted by a warming multifuel
burner, and further assisted by several
Infrared heating panels throughout the
property. Drainage is by direct outflow,
mains water supply and double glazed
throughout. There are 12 solar panels, the
FIT of which generate circa £120 per
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Saltire is in Band F and the amount of council tax payable for 2022/2023 is £2609.00.
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.
Photographs and particulars prepared January 2023.