Property SummaryA well-appointed detached house in excellent condition situated in a delightful sought after village and rural fringe situation.
Branter Lodge enjoys a slightly elevated position from where there are excellent vantage points to enjoy the views towards the adjacent spectacular and often dramatic mountains and highland glens. The house is around ten years old having been carefully commissioned with an extensive range of valuable extras.
The accommodation is well finished and freshly presented with flexible rooms laid out over two light, bright and easily manageable levels.
While Branter Lodge would make an excellent principal home, its location and standard of accommodation lends itself well to other options: a second or holiday home, an investment property for self-catering holiday lets from which it could be capable of generating a secondary income or a 4 to 5 star bed and breakfast.
Branter Lodge is completed throughout to a very high standard evidenced externally in the quartz wet harled finish under a variable pitch slated roof. Internally the rooms are comfortable and finished to a high standard with excellent use of travertine marble dressed hardwoods, top quality ironmongery, excellent bathroom(e.g. claw feet roll top free standing bath) and kitchenware as well as quality ceramics.
Dressed outer oak hardwood door to good sized entrance vestibule (flanked by windows at all sides), bevelled glazed door to broad entrance reception hallway articulated by Velux window at maximum height, good general purpose store at rear, shower room, sitting room with log burning stove set in facing brick fireplace with elegant timber mantel piece, French doors lead to side gardens, door to open plan family room to breakfast room to well equipped kitchen with polished granite worktops, 4 oven Aga range cooker, rustic hardwood beams form pretty arches and there are French doors to rear gardens. Utility room with rear door to ramp and gardens, laundry room or study with oil fired boiler and ceiling mounted pulley. Ground floor bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room.
Dressed staircase in Piranha pine to upper hallway leading to bedrooms 2 & 3, featuring en suite dressing rooms and en suite bath or shower rooms, bedroom 4.
Large Timber garage on a concrete base, vented lean to log store, oil tank store with close board fencing and fenced off area for domestic bin storage.
Gravel surface driveway leading to good sized sweep, vehicle turning and hard standing apron, ramp to rear door, gently sloping lawn and rockery at rear, artisan built dry stone wall flanking driveway and surrounding front gardens which are laid to lawn with assorted shrubs, bushes, saplings, rockery and mature oak tree.
Branter Lodge is situated in the Loch Fyne side coastal village of Strachur. Strachur is in southern Argyll at the sheltered confluence of highland glens and the sea loch of Loch Fyne. For the most part, the village is formed by the ribbon development that runs along the coast. Branter Lodge is to the eastern edge of the village and it enjoys a village edge and open countryside situation; the views from the house are quite spectacular across adjacent mountains and highland glens in particular Glenbranter.
Strachur is a delightful and very pretty Loch Fyne side Argyllshire coastal village. Strachur and Loch Fyne are well known for their natural scenic beauty which has always drawn people to the area to live, holiday and enjoy weekend breaks.
The village has a Post Office and café, a retail service station, an excellent Medical Centre with in-house pharmacy, and a vibrant Community Hall and Sports Pavilion, all of which cater for most everyday needs and requirements. Glasgow is about 61 miles distant and offers a full range of higher and further educational services as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city.
There are a number of restaurants, all with menus that encompass the term Scotlands Natural Larder; these include Loch Fyne Oysters, The Creggans Inn and Invercottage Restaurant. The George Hotel at Inveraray enjoys an enviable reputation for serving seasonal local produce.
Dunoon is approximately 17 miles away with Glasgow Airport at approximately 53 miles distant via Loch Lomondside and Oban approximately 58 miles.
Primary schooling is available in Strachur and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon. The nearest independent school is Helensburgh at 35 miles.
The A83 & A82 provide access to central Scotland. Arrochar has a main line rail station with a service to and from Glasgow city centre and a sleeper to London. The frequent western ferry service between McInroys Point and Hunters Quay provides alternative travel to Glasgow and the west of mainland Scotland.
The area offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits including cycle routes, challenging hill climbs, walks and several golf courses. The recently established Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie in the West and travels eastwards for 31 miles through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes in the west coast. The coastline of Cowal Peninsula is fast becoming known as Argylls secret coast by Welcome to Scotland.
Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
For sailors, the sea lochs of the west of Scotland offer safe anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing; there are marina and chandlery services at Rhu, Inverkip, Portavadie and Dunoon. Loch Fyne is the deepest sea loch in Europe.
Branter Lodge is serviced by a mains water supply, private septic tank drainage, oil fired central heating supported by log burner, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Branter Lodge is in Band F and the amount of council tax payable for 2018/2019 is £2322 excluding sewerage.