Strone, Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

  • 2 receptions
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 5 bedrooms

    Offers Over £449,950

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

On a prime, south facing, foreshore and beach setting, an impressive period stone built detached house recently totally modernised and completed to an exacting standard.

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Property Description

Description
Glen Corrie Villa is set behind a full height stone wall which provides much privacy and seclusion. As such, the house is little known and benefits from having delightful garden grounds that face due south and extend to the foreshore at the neck of the Holy Loch and the upper Firth of Clyde.

The house is of white painted stone and harling with smooth ashlar relief at quoins, mullions and doors, and all under a recently totally re-slated roof with character and distinctive over hung eaves.

In very recent times, Glen Corrie Villa has been the subject of a total and painstaking refurbishment and improvements programme which include a newly slated roof.

Internally, the house is extremely well finished with the sensitive retention of many period features including intricate plaster work to ceiling roses, cornices and corbels. Most of the ground floor rooms are completed with lime washed hardwood flooring and the first floor rooms with laminate flooring. The kitchen is refitted with Magnet furniture and the bathroom ware is by Porcelanosa.

The accommodation at Glen Corrie Villa is generous and in-keeping with room sizes of the period. It is extremely well presented and provides first class family accommodation laid out over two levels amid private gardens and with the real added bonus of having immediate foreshore access and ownership to high water mark.

Double leaf outer storm doors to entrance vestibule with red quarry tiled floor, glass door with matching side screens to period entrance reception hallway, coat hooks to side, under stairs cloak room and wc, full width drawing room with bay and rear window formations, Edinburgh press and Jet master open fire. Formal dining room with bay window formation and convenient access to kitchen, Edinburgh press and Jet master fire. Well-appointed and integrated kitchen with split level equipment, polished stone worktop surfaces and dedicated space for USA type larder fridge and freezer. Utility room with matching kitchen furniture, family room with Jet master open fire in stone fireplace, fitted bookcases to one wall, Edinburgh press. Rear hallway with door to rear gardens.

Period staircase with cast iron risers and wood turned banister to upper hallway with Velux window to rear, bedroom 1 with gable window to side gardens, bedroom 2 with front facing window, general purpose store room with Velux window, bedroom 3 with front facing window, large family bathroom with rear window and SP Porcelanosa furniture featuring ‘his and hers’ wash hand basins, wet style shower, modesty screen, free standing French bath. Door to inner hallway with 2 access hatches to insulated & partially floored roof space, bedroom 4 with front facing window, bedroom 5 with rear facing window, additional shower room & wc.

Outbuildings
Block built and quartz stone rendered detached double garage with separate up and over style doors, personal side door, concrete floor, tiled roof. White painted harled finish outhouse and general purpose store, tiled roof, RSJ beam, concrete floor, up and over door, Belfast sink, 3 access doors, light power and water.   

Gardens
Rear full height stone built wall with personal and vehicle access gates, both set in painted gate piers, block paved driveway to garage with access to gravel vehicle hard standing surrounded by privet hedge and steel railings. Gravel surfaced pathways with steps leading down to the house. Privet and rhododendron hedging provide good separation in the rear gardens. Small rear lawn with privet hedge screening LPG storage tank. Rhododendron hedge with gravel pathway to visqueen lined vegetable and kitchen produce garden. Feature garden stream with stone retainers, running through the grounds to the foreshore. The front gardens are dominated by a feature weeping type tree with impressive canopy, mature lawn at the front with herbaceous beds and laurel hedge. Central gravel path leading to twin steel gates set in buttressed stone wall with access to beach and foreshore, the gardens feature a number of specimen trees and bushes.

Nautical
Included in the sale is a mooring, currently registered with the crown estates office, a tender dinghy and launch trolley.

Services
Mains water supply, new clear water outflow private drainage system, LPG central heating (new boiler since 2015) double glazing, partially rewired.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Council Tax
Glen Corrie Villa is in Band F and the amount of council tax payable for 2017/2018 is £2,259.55 including water charges.

Fixtures and fittings
All bedroom wardrobes and bathroom furniture is to be included in the sale.

Please note that two sets of Venetian wall lights will NOT be available by separate negotiation and/or included in the sale.

Situation
Glen Corrie Villa is located in the hamlet of Strone which is part of the ribbon settlement that runs west to east along the northern side of the Holy Loch.

From its fine south facing coastal position there are spectacular and often dramatic waterscape aspects to the Holy Loch, the Firth of Clyde, the mainland and hills of the Cowal peninsula.

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, 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 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 Columba’s in Kilmacolm and a private bus service is in operation from Gourock.

Set within the National Park and the Argyll Forest, Glen Corrie Villa 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 Port Glasgow.

As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Glen Corrie Villa is no exception, the Blairmore and Strone Golf club is only a few hundred yards away from Glen Corrie Villa.

Travel Directions
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 Glen Corrie Villa are located on the right hand side.