Property SummaryA typical west highland house of white painted rendered stone under slate on an elevated site with dramatic southerly views down Loch Fyne.
South Craleckan is a detached property which can be described as of typical west highland style. The house at one time will have been a small farm house with attached livestock steadings, now converted to provide first class principal or indeed second holiday home or income producing self-catering holiday letting property.
The house is finished in white painted rendered stone harled finish under a slated roof, dormer windows are slated and finished in wood preserved weatherboarding. Internally the house is presented in fine order with accommodation laid out over two easily managed levels.
An outer door leads to tiled reception hallway, main sitting room with engineered oak board flooring and multi fuel stove, ground floor bedroom 1 or study/home office, well equipped kitchen with good space for informal dining and or breakfasting table and chairs, rear boot room and door to rear gardens, utility room, work room/tool store. From kitchen access to small front hallway and conservatory, formal dining room with electrical gear cupboard, shower room and wc.
The first floor is by an easily gained open plan open tread staircase to upper hallway, bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobes and access to good long term stores, first floor bathroom with electric shower over the bath and hot tank cupboard, bedroom 3 (single) with velux window, bedroom 4, double guest bedroom.
Double garage over concrete floor, 2 x separate up and over doors, light, power and water, water filtration plant and equipment, 1 x attached single/logs and general purpose stores, Yardmaster box profile steel equipment shed over concrete base.
The land upon which the garage is built is leased on a recently set up 99 year lease.
Forest track to front apron of red chips and block paving with vehicle turning and hard standing. Dry stone retaining wall, supporting country lawn with alpine borders. Block paved and concrete terrace at the front of the house, lawn with pond and terrace, Ancient sycamore and ash trees, some evergreens, rhododendrons and Pienis. A stream is at the eastern side, flagged caravan/boat hard standing, concrete pathway at rear with further dry stone wall with raised rear lawn with drying green and evergreen trees.
South Craleckan is set in a situation of great natural scenic beauty above the small coastal village of Furnace in Argyll & Bute.
The house is at the end of a near half mile forest track and from its elevated position there are some of the best southern views down loch Fyne.
Furnace is located on the A83 which connects Inveraray and Lochgilphead. Furnace has a shop/post office, primary school and health centre. Inveraray (8 miles to the north-east) and Lochgilphead (16 miles to the south-west) provide an excellent range of further local amenities, shops and professional services. The district is well served by both primary and secondary education with FE/HE College learning centre in the latter.
Glasgow, about 71 miles away, offers a full range of higher and further education services, as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city. The A83 and A82 offer swift access to central Scotland with the closest rail link at Arrochar (34 miles) providing access to the main west coast line to Glasgow. The village is also served by a bus service which allows connections to Glasgow, Campbeltown and Oban via Inveraray or Lochgilphead.
The locality of Loch Fyne-side offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits including cross-country cycle routes, hill walks and challenging climbs; Brainport Heritage Trail and Solar Alignment just a short walk along the shores of Loch Fyne towards Minard Castle; the famous Crarae National Trust Gardens; events and entertainment in Minard and Furnace village halls; a cross-country drive to Loch Awe; and Auchindrain Museum reached by the river Leacainn Walk out of Furnace.
Mid-Argyll presents some of the most dramatic seascapes and landscapes on the West Coast. Sea, river and loch fishing is easily available, as are a number of organised private and commercial low ground shoots as well as deer-stalking. There are excellent opportunities for boating/yachting on Loch Fyne, leading not only to the Clyde estuary but also to the Crinan Canal across the Mull of Kintyre to the Hebrides and the Atlantic. The Lochgair and Minard Moorings Group offer mooring opportunities for prospective boat owners.