Property SummaryWith wonderful southerly aspects across the Holy Loch to Cowal a charming detached house with gardens giving direct access to foreshore.
The house is a very pretty detached house of white painted harled finish under a slated roof. The house is located in a wonderful south facing coastal setting in the ribbon hamlet of Strone. The house benefits from having the access road at the rear and immediate foreshore access which is always favoured by those seeking out coastal living.
The accommodation is well presented and over the years has been the subject of a rolling programme of professional maintenance, upgrading and improvement. The accommodation is laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels, front rooms enjoy wonderful seascape aspects out across the Holy Loch.
Outer front door to entrance vestibule with red terra cotta tile floor and leaded glass, main door to reception hallway, drawing room with working open fire, dining room with shallow press, kitchen with oil fired Rayburn Range type cooker and Worcester boiler, ample space for breakfasting table and chairs, ceiling pulley, pantry and wash up room off, door to rear hallway with back door to rear garden, under stairs stores, bedroom 1, ground floor wc (plumbed for automatic washing machine), electric switchgear cupboard, shelved general purpose store, useful coat hooks area.
Period staircase to first floor upper hallway leading to, bedroom 2 with dormer style window, shallow press and fitted wardrobe, former fireplace, bedroom 3 with dormer window wash hand basin, shallow press and former fireplace, bedroom 4 former fireplace and general purpose store, pine lined airing cupboard with hot tank, bathroom with electric shower over bath and heated towel rail, separate wc., access to insulated roof space.
Seaward Cottage is situated in the pretty little hamlet of Strone which is part of the ribbon settlement that runs west to east along the northern side of the Holy Loch.
The house faces south from where there are wonderful views and sunsets to the adjacent hills of Cowal, the Firth of Clyde and south east to the Renfrewshire and Ayrshire coastlines in the distance.
Strone has a church, local provisions store and post office .The neighbouring hamlet of Kilmun has an historic church and mausoleum.
Dunoon, seven miles away via the A880, has more extensive facilities as well as a library, hospital, leisure centre and swimming pool. Greenock, (by ferry crossing), is about 13 miles, and the Braehead retail village near Glasgow at 33 miles, offers many of the major high street multiples.
There is a regular bus service to Dunoon with further connections to Glasgow and a car and passenger ferry service to the mainland which connects with trains to Gourock and Glasgow.
There is a primary school in Strone and further primary and secondary schooling is available 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, Seaward Cottage is a few minutes drive from the towering Californian redwoods at Benmore Botanical Gardens and the stunning beauty of the freshwater Loch Eck. There are salmon and sea trout runs at the nearby River Eachaig.
The area is renowned for its natural scenic 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 excellent marina and chandlery services at The Holy Loch, Port Bannatyne, Portavadie, Inverkip, Largs and Greenock.
As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Seaward Cottage is no exception, the Blairmore and Strone Golf club is only a few hundred yards away from Seaward Cottage.
Woodshed, coal shed, garage via bi-fold doors, internal access to general purpose store.
Mains water, drainage is by direct outflow to the loch, oil fired boiler and electric night stores provide the heating, double glazing
Off street access to garage at rear, wrought iron gates to driveway and vehicle hard standing, drying green surrounded by privet hedge, gravel pathways with well stocked beds and borders lead around to the front of the house. Semi-circular pathway at immediate front of the house fronted by tiered and well stocked alpine and herbaceous beds with pathways leading to lower gardens. Lower gardens to grass with circular rose bed fringed with mature trees, bushes, specimen rhododendrons, azaleas, buddleia. Japanese Maple, evergreens and beech tree/hedge. A stone retaining headwall has steps and gate leading down to the foreshore.
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 towards the Holy Loch marina. Turn right on the A815 through to Sandbank. Turn right to the A880 signposted for Kilmun. Continue 2.5 miles through Kilmun towards Strone. Once in Strone and in Midge Lane, the gates leading to Seaward Cottage are located on the right hand side.