Property SummaryIn a position of dramatic natural scenic beauty on the edge of and overlooking Loch Riddon. A delightful cottage, secondary stables building and mooring.
Springfield is a quite charming package of property and land assets made up of a very pretty detached two level cottage type house, a separate former stables building and land extending to about 2.2 acres or thereby.
The main house is of painted render finish under a single pitch slated roof and the traditional former stable building is set off just to the side.
Springfield is entered via an outer front entrance porch/conservatory sitting room from where there are excellent sea loch and mountain aspects, an inner hallway leads to a cosy sitting room with working open fire in arched clay gate surround, a well-equipped and easily worked kitchen and a rear hall with coat hooks gives access to the bathroom.
From the hall, an easily gained staircase leads to a small first floor upper hallway, bedroom 1 with velux window and stores to the side, bedroom 2 with velux window.
Traditional stone steading (former stables) the steading offers useful long term general purpose stores, logs coal etc. With the appropriate warrants and consents the steading could offer further development potential.
Old coastal road surface driveway to stone gate piers with iron gate leading to inner driveway, the driveway is flanked by a dry stone wall at the front. The gardens are laid mainly to grass and fringed with trees and bushes which offer shelter and amenity. Within the gardens are a wide range of colourful shrubs and bushes as well as rhododendrons at the fringes. A rocky outcrop forms a small natural pool with rock face backdrop.
Land: The paddock forms the southern side of the property with the dedicated access from the driveway.
Mooring: A deep water yacht mooring on Loch Riddon is available
Springfield is situated in a highly enviable coastal site on the edge of Loch Riddon which is one of the Argyllshire sea lochs that form the famous and highly scenic Kyles of Bute.
The house is about 3.5 miles to the north of the pretty village of Colintraive in a land and seascape known as 'The Kyles of Bute'. The area is famous for its stunning natural beauty with deep and narrow sea lochs and high-sided mountains and glens providing a boating route through from the Clyde Estuary to East Loch Tarbert and on through the Crinan Canal to the Western Isles.
The package of property and land assets that make up Springfield are set amid mature gardens and from its slightly elevated position there are outstanding views out across Loch Riddon to the steep hills on the other side of the loch.
In Colintraive there is a short and regular 5 minute ferry crossing to the neighbouring Island of Bute. The main town on Bute is Rothesay where there are local shops, a supermarket and other professional services. The other main centre in the area is Dunoon which provides further shops, supermarket and services, in addition to two competing ferry services across the Clyde.
There is a local primary school in the area and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon Grammar which enjoys an excellent reputation. There is a school bus run from Colintraive to Dunoon Grammar in the morning and afternoon to transport students to and from school.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits, including yachting and boating, golf, fishing, hill walking and country walks in an area rich in history. The Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie on Loch Fyne and travels for some 31 miles to Arrochar through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes on the west coast of Scotland.
A scenic 9-hole golf course is at Tighnabruaich with other courses on the Isle of Bute and at Dunoon. Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of shoots run either commercially or by syndicates. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
A local bus service runs to both Rothesay and Dunoon.
The Braehead retail village to the West of Glasgow is only 45 miles (albeit including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's anchor stores, a host of the better known High Street multiples plus an IKEA superstore.
The city of Glasgow itself is 49 miles and provides a wealth of retail, commercial, cultural, higher educational and leisure services.
From Glasgow city centre leave in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Continue for 21 miles to arrive at Port Glasgow. Keep going straight (parallel to the shoreline) through the adjoining towns of Greenock and Gourock on the A770 for 8 miles to reach the Western Ferry terminal at McInroys Point (this is the second of the two ferry terminals and provides a more frequent service). Take the ferry to Hunters Quay, Dunoon. Leaving the terminal turn right onto the A815. At the 'T' junction adjacent to the marina in Sandbank turn right. After approx 1.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for 10.5 miles to find Springfield on the left hand side.