A prominently sited traditional Scottish Manse with uninterrupted and spectacular waterscape views across Loch Fyne
The structure is broadly completed in white painted harling with exposed natural smooth ashlar at window mullions, quoins and doors as well as a feature projecting stone pillar portico entrance and the whole is under a slated roof.
Internally, the accommodation is generous and there has been the sensitive preservation of many period features including ornate cornicing and astragal windows with functioning internal shutters.
Projecting pillared outer portico, outer storm door to entrance vestibule/cloaks, inner front door to welcoming entrance hallway, formal sitting/drawing room with window overlooking front gardens, original fireplace (capped), enclosed Edinburgh press. Dining room with original fireplace, original arch feature, window overlooking rear gardens, under stair store, library/study, fitted shelving, window overlooking front gardens, warming log burning stove. Cloaks area, wc, good sized kitchen cum informal breakfasting and dining area, laundry pulley, walk in pantry, rear hall to utility room/wc, boiler room/workshop, door to rear gardens
Via an original staircase with stair runner, floor to ceiling window overlooking rear gardens, bedroom 1 with window to rear gardens, en suite shower room, shallow cupboard housing mains switch gear, bedroom 2 with window to front gardens, en suite shower room, family bathroom with overhead shower, heated towel rail, window overlooking front gardens, walk in linen cupboard, bedroom 3 (master) with dual aspect windows overlooking front gardens and beyond up and down Loch Fyne, warming log burning stove, bedroom 4 with window to rear gardens.
Door to secondary carpeted staircase, window overlooking rear gardens, velux window, good sized linen cupboard, walk in store. Bedrooms 5 & 6 with cupboard, and window overlooking side gardens.
The Manse is a traditional Scottish Manse located at the southern side of the attractive and popular tourist destination town of Inveraray in the heart of Argyll & Bute. The property is protected by a category B listing and features an abundance of original features making the house brim with character and period charm.
The property is set amid broadly level and mature garden grounds which are set behind the A83 by a substantial stone wall. From both house and gardens there are quite wonderful aspects out across the gardens and beyond to mountains and glens and the waterscape views across the head of Loch Fyne .
Inveraray is a classic 18th century planned town that was built on the site of an early fishing village by the 3rd Duke of Argyll. The town is known as the western gateway to the Highlands and Islands. There is a good range of local shops and provisions stores including a mid-size co-op. There are also boutique type specialist shops, cafés and restaurants including the Samphire Seafood restaurant which sells mainly locally sourced produce. The George Hotel has always drawn people to the area and has an enviable reputation for providing award winning food and drink as well as hosting regular live entertainment at the weekends. Loch Fyne Oysters is also a destination eatery located to the north of the town at the head of Loch Fyne.
Glasgow, about 61 miles away, offers a full range of higher and further education services, as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city. The A83 and A82 offer swift access to central Scotland with the closest rail link at Arrochar (23 miles) providing access to the main west coast line to Glasgow. Inveraray is also served by a bus service offering daily direct connections to Glasgow and to Campbeltown on the Mull of Kintyre; and daily to Oban.
The locality of Loch Fyne-side offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits. The forest tracks around Inveraray offer lovely country walks and safe off-road cycle routes.
Inveraray has a 9-hole golf course, the nearest 18 hole course is at Lochgilphead.
Mid-Argyll presents some of the most dramatic seascapes and landscapes on the West Coast of Scotland. Sea, river and loch fishing are easily available, as are a number of organised private and commercial low ground shoots as well as deer-stalking. There are excellent opportunities for boating/yachting on Loch Fyne, leading not only to the Clyde estuary but also to the Crinan Canal across the Mull of Kintyre to the Hebrides and the Atlantic
Attached outbuildings which include 4 x general purpose stores, 1 x coal store, all of which are in white painted render finish and have their own personal timber access doors presented under a dark grey slated roof. Open front timber log store, detached outhouse comprising of 1 x general purpose store, 1 x workshop and garage with twin leaf timber doors, light and power.
Front stone wall with bell mouth entry, twin leaf steel gates to private gravel drive leading to sweeping vehicular hard standing, parking and turning area. The front gardens at The Manse are broadly laid to a level lawn with various mature beds and bushes at its fringes. The gardens are generous and are bounded by a combination of exposed stone wall, post and rail and close board fencing. A gravel terrace at the front of the property is ideal for alfresco sitting, dining and enjoying evening sundowners. There are two timber personal gates either side of The Manse which provide access to the rear gardens. The rear gardens are broadly laid to a level lawn area with a drying green, all of which is bound by a recently upgraded close board timber fence. The gardens extend to circa 0.89 acres.
From Glasgow, proceed west on the M8 to Junction 30 and the Erskine Bridge. Turn left off the bridge onto the A82 and continue for about 25 miles to Tarbet. Go straight on (becomes A83) signposted for Lochgilphead, for a further 24 miles around Loch Long and the end of Loch Fyne to Inveraray. Continue through Inveraray, The Manse is on the A83, 2 properties past the Loch Fyne Hotel, heading west.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, oil fired central heating supported by log burning stoves, single glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
The Manse is in Band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2022/2023 is £3556.22 including water and drainage charges.
EPC rating E.
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, 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.