The Beeches, Colintraive, Argyll and Bute

  • 3 receptions
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms

    Offers Over £385,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A rare opportunity to secure a handsome coastal property located on an elevated site with outstanding views across the world famous Kyles of Bute.

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Property Description

Description
The Beeches is a very handsome detached style property of substantial stone construction and smooth render finish at the rear, all under a dark grey slate roof with solar panels.

The accommodation, which is light and bright, is laid out over two easily managed levels. The house enjoys a slightly elevated position amid mature and well established gardens and from which there are spectacular and often dramatic waterscape views out across the famous ‘Kyles of Bute’.

The house is perfect and well set up for principal family living; Colintraive is also a well-known west of Scotland holiday and short break destination and so offers scope as a second or income-producing holiday home.

Via outer front door to entrance porchway, Inner front door to welcoming entrance hallway, twin leaf doors to formal sitting room, window seat with uninterrupted landscape and seascape views, exposed Edinburgh press, multi fuel burner, window to rear, further exposed Edinburgh press, door to hallway. Well equipped kitchen come dining room, twin leaf doors to generous sunroom, twin leaf doors to front gardens. From the kitchen, utility room, Belfast sink, wc, door to rear gardens, access to rear hallway with under stair stores.

Via a carpeted staircase to half landing, family bathroom with shower cubicle and corner bath, 2 shelved storage cupboards 1 with access to roof space, 1 with hot water tank, stairs to first floor, bedroom 1 with en suite shower room, windows to front, home office/study with window to front, bedroom 2, windows to front, bedroom 3 with window to rear gardens, bedroom 4 with window to rear, shelved linen cupboard.

Gardens
Via a gravel bell mouth entry, cattle grid and wrought iron gates to private gravel driveway, vehicular turning and hard standing. Front gardens are mainly to level lawn which are flanked with colourful beds and bushes. The side gardens are mature with a pretty stream which runs along the northern boundary. The rear gardens are generous, well maintained and mainly to lawn and offer views out across the loch to the landscape adjacent. There are various seating areas throughout the gardens which are ideal for alfresco dining.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127

Services
The house is serviced by a mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank with shared outflow, oil fired central heating supported by a multi burner, double glazing.

Solar panels generating an income of
circa £500-£600 per year.

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

Council Tax
The Beeches is in Band E and the amount of council tax payable for 2019/2020 is £1,970.90 including water charges and excluding sewage.

Situation
The Beeches has a stunning coastal situation on the edge of the Cowal Peninsula just south west of the narrows of the famous Kyles of Bute. There are spectacular uninterrupted water views from the property over the East Kyle, where there is frequent passing of West of Scotland boating and sailing craft.

The area is famous for its stunning natural scenic beauty with deep and narrow sea lochs and high-sided glens which provide a scenic boating route through from the Clyde estuary to Colintraive, Tighnabruaich, Portavadie and the fishing village of Tarbert at Loch Fyne. From Ardrishaig near the head of Loch Fyne it is on through the Crinan Canal to the Western Isles.

Colintraive has a hotel with a friendly bar and an enviable reputation for gastro pub and restaurant cuisine, a shop, post office, heritage centre, community garden and an all-weather bowling green. From Colintraive there is a short and regular (every 30 minutes) Calmac ferry crossing to the neighbouring Island of Bute which takes 5 minutes journey time. The main town on Bute is Rothesay where there are local shops, a supermarket and a further ferry to the Clyde coast. 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. Excellent local medical services are delivered from Tighnabruaich.

There is a local primary school at Glendaruel and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon Grammar, which has an excellent reputation. A school bus runs from Colintraive to Dunoon Grammar in the morning and afternoon to transport students to and from school. It is possible for some of the students to board at the 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.

A scenic 9-hole golf course is at Kames, with further courses on the Island 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.

Local bus services run to Tighnabruaich, Rothesay and Dunoon.

The Braehead retail village to the west of Glasgow is only 47 miles (including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, a range of High Street multiples, plus an IKEA superstore. Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons each have large outlets in Greenock, circa 10 minutes (in normal driving conditions) from the Gourock ferry terminal.

The city of Glasgow is 52 miles by ferry and provides extensive retail, commercial, cultural, higher educational and leisure services.

Travel Directions
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 11 miles before turning left on to the A886. Follow signs for Colintraive and travel for 4.5 miles. On arrival in Colintraive proceed past the Calmac ferry terminal and past the hotel, proceed over the small bridge and past the village hall. The Beeches is the first property located on the left-hand side.

An alternative route is to travel west on the M8 from Glasgow, take the exit marked ‘Erskine Bridge’ and cross over the bridge following the sign for Dumbarton/Crianlarich which leads on to the A82. Follow the A82 through Dumbarton and up the west shore of Loch Lomond. Two thirds the way up Loch Lomond at Tarbet follow the road round to the left on to the A83. Pass through Arrochar. Just before Cairndow turn left on to the A815. At Strachur turn right on to the A886 which takes you to Colintraive. On arrival in Colintraive follow directions as above.