A fine period detached villa on a coastal setting with wonderful water and landscape views to the confluence of Loch Long & The Gare Loch and on to the upper reaches of the Firth of Clyde
Silverdale, it is a handsome Victorian detached house which is situated amid generous garden grounds and from where there are lovely and often spectacular seascape aspects across the confluence of Loch Long, Loch Gare, The Holy Loch and the upper reaches of the firth of Clyde. The house is of cream painted stone and harled exterior finish and all are under a tiled roof. The accommodation which is all freshly presented is laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels with front facing rooms benefitting from the fine coastal views.
Internally, many period features have been preserved including plasterwork, corbels, cornices, roses and picture rails. In its current ownership, Silverdale has been subject to a rolling programme of professional maintenance and improvement and the house can be easily described as being presented in move in condition.
Leaded glass outer front door with stained fanlight above to entrance reception hall with engineered hardwood flooring, open arch to formal dining room with a hardwood floor and white fireplace with tiled slips and hearth inset to which is a coal effect, living flame gas fire, Edinburgh press, sitting room with bay window formation, hardwood floor, Edinburgh press, white fireplace inset to which is a coal effect, living flame gas fire with tiled hearth and slips, bevel glass door to home office or study or bedroom 5. Cloakroom and wc, decorative glass door to fully fitted German made integrated kitchen, hardwood floor, open plan to fine bright morning/breakfasting room, hardwood floor, velux windows, exposed beams, stained glass door to rear gardens, bevel glass door to utility and boiler room, tiled floor, stained and leaded glass door to rear gardens, Belfast sink.
Period staircase with cast iron spindles and wood turned banister to half landing leading to a shower room with pine lined ceiling, his and hers wash hand basins, full landing leading to broad upper hallway, bedroom 1 with gable window and cornice, bedroom 2 with front window and cornice, bathroom with hardwood floor, velux window and corner bath, bedroom 3 with front window and cornice, bedroom 4 with gable window, decorative fireplace, Edinburgh press, access hatch to attic space.
Covered carport/canopy, roller door to large garage/workshop/general purpose stores, concrete floor, light and power. Timber garden shed, vented log store.
Twin leaf steel gates to concrete print block paving effect driveway, a low-level stone wall is to the front over which is planted a mixed privet and escallonia hedge. Gently sloping front lawn gravel beds at the sides and stone walls form the boundary walls. Second stone gate piers with pedestrian gate, and pathway to the house. Concrete vehicle hardstanding to the side of the house leading to the garage. Lawn at the rear with rotary dryer, steps lead to mature woodlands at the rear which form a backdrop and provide shelter and amenity. A flagstone pathway leads around the house. Silverdale has ownership of the section of ground adjacent to the house and to the high-water mark on the opposite side of the A880
Silverdale is located in the ribbon coastal settlement of Blairmore which is at the confluence of the firth of Clyde, The Gare Loch and Loch Long. Blairmore is on the A880 which is the coastal road connecting Dunoon to Ardentinny.
From its fine coastal position there are spectacular waterscape views towards the land mass of the Roseneath Peninsula which is adjacent as well as the spectacular and often dramatic seascape.
Neighbouring Strone has a local provisions store, café and there is a well-stocked grocery store at Cot House garage. There is a popular art café in Blairmore and restaurants nearby in Ardentinny, 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 15 miles, and the Braehead retail village at 35 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, Silverdale 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 Silverdale is no exception, the Blairmore and Strone Golf club is about a mile to the south of Silverdale.
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, Silverdale is located on the left hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Mains water supply, drainage by direct outflow, oil fired central heating, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Silverdale is in Band Eand the amount of council tax payable for 2023/2024 is £2227.63
EPC rating Band F
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 August 2023
Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident out with the United Kingdom must be accompanied by a guarantee from a bank that is acceptable to the seller.