The Manse is a handsome detached home with enjoys uninterrupted views across the Firth of Clyde.
The Manse is a handsome detached home of white painted stone with light grey contrasting paint detailing, all neatly presented under a dark grey tiled roof. The accommodation which is light and bright is laid out across two easily managed levels and has an abundance of original features, cornicing, ceiling roses, picture rails and high ceilings have all been carefully maintained to retain the traditional feel. The Manse is situated on an enviable elevated site and enjoys fine sea and landscape views, the house itself is perfect and well set up for those looking to enjoy coastal living.
Twin leaf outer storm doors to entrance porch, electrical switch gear, inner front door to welcoming entrance hallway, formal dining room with windows overlooking front gardens and water views, original fireplace, exposed Edinburgh press. Home office/snug with window overlooking rear gardens, family shower room. Formal sitting room with window to front gardens and waterscape views, exposed Edinburgh press, original fireplace. Rear hallway with stores, kitchen with window overlooking rear gardens, service hatch, utility room, pantry, boot room/cloaks area, door to rear gardens.
Via carpeted staircase to first floor landing, 1 x Velux skylight, bedroom 1 with exposed Edinburgh press, window to rear gardens, bedroom 2 & 3 with fitted mirrored wardrobes and window overlooking waterscape views, bedroom 4 with window to rear gardens, exposed Edinburgh press.
Detached outbuildings which include, 3 x general purpose store, all of which are in white painted stone under a dark grey slated roof. Detached timber shed.
Front stone wall to tarmac drive leading to vehicular hard standing and parking area. The front gardens at The Manse are broadly laid to a tarmac with various mature beds and bushes at its fringes. The rear gardens can be reached via a personal close board timber fence and are broadly laid to a mature lawn which is tiered over two levels. The rear gardens are bound by a stone wall and mature beds and bushes, all of which offers privacy.
The Manse is located in the ribbon coastal settlement of Blairmore which is on the mainland in the west of Scotland and at the confluence of the firth of Clyde, The Gare Loch and Loch Long.
From its fine coastal position there are spectacular waterscape views towards the land mass of the Roseneath Peninsula which is adjacent and further north to the high sided mountains and glens above Lochgoilhead.
Neighbouring Strone has a local provisions store, café and there is a well stocked grocery store at Cot House garage. There is a popular art café in Blairmore which also has a provisions store, and restaurants nearby in Ardentinny, Coylet and the Whistlefield.
The town of Dunoon, the capital of the Cowal Peninsula is nine miles away, has more extensive facilities as well as a library, hospital, leisure centre and swimming pool.
Greenock, (by ferry crossing), is about 15 miles, and the Braehead retail village at 35 miles, offer many of the major high street multiples. There is a primary school in Strone and both further primary and secondary schooling in Dunoon, Dunon Gramme has recently been voted the best school in the world.
Set within the National Park and the Argyll Forest, The Manse is only a few minutes drive from the towering Californian redwoods at Benmore botanic garden and the stunning beauty of the freshwater Loch Eck. Salmon and sea trout run the nearby River Eachaig.
The area is renowned for its natural 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 marina and chandlery services at The Holy Loch, Port Bannatyne, Portavadie, Inverkip and Largs. The Holy Loch Marina & Sailing Club is approx. 15 minutes drive away and there are plans to extend this to provide additional berths, car parking and the erection of a licensed restaurant and retail units. The Waverly paddle steamer often visits the nearby Blairmore pier.
Subject to Crown Estate approval, there is the possibility of arranging for a mooring directly in front of the house.
As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and The Manse is no exception, the Blairmore and Strone Golf club is about a mile to the south of The Manse.
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 on the A815 through Sandbank. Turn right on to the A880 signposted Kilmun. Continue on the A880 for 4 miles, through Kilmun and Strone. Once in Blairmore, The Manse is located on the left-hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, gas fired heating, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
The Manse is in Band F and the amount of council tax payable for 2023/2024 is £2403.70.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, The Beacon, 176 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5SG. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.
Photographs and particulars prepared August 2023.