The Bay, Strachur, Cairndow, Argyll and Bute

  • 1 receptions
  • 1 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms

    Offers Over £164,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A pretty detached house on an elevated site with views to Loch Fyne and the Strachur anchorage and marina pontoon.

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Description
Heather Brae enjoys an excellent position from where there are spectacular and often dramatic seascape and landscape views.

Heather Brae is a detached house which is located within a pleasant development of similar vintage homes in a North West facing position with extensive views across Strachur Bay. The Bay is a well laid out development with well-spaced individually designed homes all of which carry a similar architectural theme. Heather Brae provides light and bright easily managed accommodation over two levels and is of white quartz render finish under a grey tiled roof. The house is well set up for principal family living and similarly would offer good second home or an income producing holiday letting proposition.

Stairs up to outer door front door, entrance vestibule fitted with coat hooks, reception hallway, open plan sitting dining room with log burning stove and front facing windows with views north west across Strachur Bay, well equipped and newly refitted kitchen with window to the rear gardens, linen cupboard which houses the boiler, well appointed and recently fitted family bathroom bath and overhead shower facility, bedroom 1 with double fitted wardrobe.

By easily gained staircase illuminated by roof mounted velux window, upper hallway leading to first floor accommodation, bedroom 2 with generous fitted wardrobe and front facing window, bedroom 3 currently with double fitted wardrobe and window to rear gardens.

Outbuildings
Detached timber shed built from modern timber frame with timber cladding externally, currently housing tools and further garden appliances.

Gardens
Shared driveway to vehicle turning, private parking and hard standing area with incline to property, low maintenance front gardens by design, a flagstone pathway which wraps around the house to rear gardens, tall hedges to the far side of front gardens provide for privacy from the roadside, shallow wooden fence which bounds the garden to the front and side. Paved courtyard to the rear of the property, bound by a shallow stone wall and woodland garden to the extreme rear which is easily maintained.

Situation
Heather Brae 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. Heather Brae is to the southern side of the village and it enjoys an elevated setting from where there are wonderful sea and landscape aspects across Loch Fyne with the small marina pontoon and sheltered anchorage in the foreground.

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, for holiday and to 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 54 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 several restaurants, all with menus that encompass the term “Scotland’s 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 a scenic drive approximately 18.3 miles away with Glasgow Airport at approximately 54 miles distant via Loch Lomond side 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 McInroy’s Point and Hunters Quay provides travel to Glasgow and the west of mainland Scotland or alternatively Argyll Ferries run from Dunoon to Gourock.

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 Argyll’s 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 Sandbank. Loch Fyne is the deepest sea loch in Europe.