A delightful, detached cottage in an enviable coastal position at Rhubaan in Tighnabruaich.
The Cottage is a pretty detached bungalow type home, it is completed in a harled exterior finish and all is under a slated roof.
The cottage is set in slightly elevated, mature and well stocked gardens which extend in all to about 1 acre.
The house is perfect and well set up for comfortable principal family living, Tighnabruaich is also a well-known west of Scotland holiday and short break destination and so offers considerable scope as a second or holiday home or as an income producing self-catering holiday home investment proposition.
The accommodation at The Cottage is laid out over a single easily managed level and the front facing rooms enjoy quite wonderful waterscape aspects to include the heritage Tighnabruaich pier, views to the Kyles and beyond to the western side of the adjacent island of Bute.
Outer sliding door to good sized entrance porch. Timber door with glass inserts to reception hallway, twin leaf doors to cloaks and outerwear stores, access via retractable Ramsay ladder to an insulated loft space. Comfortable sitting room with box window formation and window box seating, warming multi fuel stove in timber surround, open plan to formal dining room, refitted kitchen with centre island and box window, breakfasting and informal dining neuk, conservatory with double doors to gardens, refitted bath and shower room with French style roll top and claw foot bath and larger shower cubicle, bedroom 1 with wash hand basin, bedroom 2 , bedroom 3 with fitted slider mirrored wardrobes, bedroom 4 with en suite bathroom, rear hall utilities stores and door to rear gardens, rear shower room and wc.
Close board wood/log store, brick built and rendered outhouse/general purpose store.
The property is set behind a stone-built retaining wall, twin leaf gates to gravel driveway to turning and vehicle hard standing. Mature gently sloping lawns to front with some fruit bearing trees, a Chilean pine, large eucalyptus canopy all fringed with stocked shrubberies and bushes. A central beech hedge provides shelter as well as road privacy and seclusion. A small private lawn at the rear features a stand of bamboo and a mature Pieris. Paths wend their way to the rear and into a steeper area of semi ancient native woodland all underplanted with ferns, mosses and rhododendrons, waterfall and stream at the extreme northern rear boundary
Mains water supply, drainage by private septic tank, double glazing, central heating provided by a new outside oil-fired boiler supported by solid fuel multi stove in the sitting room.
Argyll & Bute Council
The Cottage is in council tax band E and the amount payable for 2022/2023 is £2121.55 including mains water and excluding sewage.
The Cottage is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Tighnabruaich on the west coast of Scotland. The house is situated in the coastal ribbon southern part of the village, known locally as Rhubaan. From its slightly elevated setting there are fine views out across the exceptional scenery of the world-famous Kyles of Bute.
Tighnabruaich is a well-known sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the comings and goings of pleasure boating and yachting craft. One of its highlights must surely be the regular berthing of the famous Waverley, reputed to be the world's last sea going paddle steamer. Always a sight to behold as she berths at Tighnabruaich (immediately to the front of The Cottage) pier with day trippers.
The village centre is a comfortable short level walk and offers a doctor's surgery and local amenities that cater for everyday needs. A bus service runs from Tighnabruaich to both Rothesay and Dunoon.
The city of Glasgow is 55 miles distant (via a pleasant boat crossing to Gourock) and has numerous retail districts and all the higher educational, cultural and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre.
Tighnabruaich has a reputable and award-winning primary school and secondary is available at Dunoon Grammar.
The area is famous for its dramatic natural scenic beauty; yachtsmen and women the world over sail through the scenic Kyles from the Clyde marinas and on through the Crinan canal and out to the Hebridean islands. A marina, restaurant and Spa complex at Portavadie is 4 miles to the west and offers facilities such as a leisure centre with indoor and outdoor infinity pool and beauty treatment rooms. Portavadie also hosts facilities supporting great mountain bike trails in the area.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits. Tighnabruaich Golf Club is a scenic and challenging 9-hole golf course. There is tennis and inevitably, a famous sailing school.
Tighnabruaich lies on "Argyll's Secret Coast", which stretches from Strachur at the top of Loch Fyne round the coast to Colintraive. It is an area of stunning natural beauty where there are countless opportunities to discover peaceful locations. Nearby activities include walks in forests or along the coast, fishing, kayaking or sailing and enjoying the wildlife.
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 McInroy's Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay Dunoon. Leave the terminal and turn right on the A815 through Sandbank. After 3.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for 11 miles before turning right on to the A886. Travel for 1.5 miles then turn left onto the A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. On arrival in the village proceed to the end of the road where it meets the sea. Turn left on the coastal road and proceed through the village for about 0.7 miles to reach the pier, where The Cottage is on the left hand side.
Alternatively, from Glasgow proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway for about 15 miles taking junction 30 onto the Erskine Bridge. Turn left off the bridge on the A82 and continue for about 25 miles to reach Tarbet. Continue to the left at Tarbet onto the A83 and proceed through Arrochar for a further 13 miles. Turn left onto the A815 and travel for 10 miles to Strachur. At Strachur turn right onto A886 and travel for 15 miles. Turn right on to the A8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. On arrival in the Village, follow directions as above.