A handsome and substantial stone built detached house with water views in the heart of the coastal ribbon settlement of Kames.
The Manse is a handsome and substantial detached stone house which occupies a generous double feu within the coastal village of Kames.
The house is typical of Victorian architecture and retains many of the period features which are synonymous with homes of this vintage. Detailed plaster work to cornices and corbels, deep bay windows, open fireplaces, stripped pine floorboards. The accommodation is well presented and laid out over two levels; the front rooms have aspects out towards the Kyles of Bute the views of which are much improved at first floor level.
Twin leaf outer storm doors to entrance vestibule. Half glazed outer door to entrance reception hallway, drawing room with warming multi fuel stove on rustic stone hearth shallow Edinburgh press and deep bay window dining room with warming multi fuel stove, Edinburgh press, open plan arch to; good sized and easily worked kitchen with return door to reception hall, Belfast sink with routed timber draining board, rear hallway with exposed stone wall and door to rear gardens. Refitted deluxe range shower room and wc, home office/study.
Pitch pine staircase, with stained glass window at half landing, upper hallway with good natural light, bedroom 1 with vented and slatted shelve linen store, wet zone type shower room and wc with access hatch to attic space, bedroom 2, bedroom 3 (single room), bedroom 4 with Edinburgh press, bay window and decorative fireplace, bedroom 5.
2 x vented log stores, stone shed/general purpose store at rear. Detached stone garage fronted by twin leaf doors concrete floor under a slated roof.
Bellmouth entry via gate piers with steel gates to gravel driveway flanked by gardens on both sides. A low-level stone wall is at the front behind which is a privet hedge which ensures privacy and seclusion. The driveway leads to a useful vehicle turning and hardstanding. Lawns flank the driveway and feature mixed shrubs, bushes and trees as well as colourful rhododendrons and azaleas. The front gardens are mainly to a level lawn with holly tree, spring bulbs at the hedge line and pruned rhododendrons at the southern side. A pedestrian gravel path and gate lead out to the front and are bounded by a privet hedge with yucca palms. A sheltered area is directly behind the house and provides good space for summer furniture and alfresco dining.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, oil fired central heating, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
The Manse is situated on the coastal ribbon settlement of Kames on the very pretty and famous Kyles of Bute.
The village of Kames is located just to the south of Tighnabruaich; perhaps its rather better known neighbour.
Kames has its own hotel, post office and shop which easily caters for everyday needs and requirements. The centre of Tighnabruaich is about 1.5 miles to the north and has a well-known sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the coming and going of boating and yachting craft. The village centre offers local amenities and further shops that cater for everyday needs and requirements. A bus service runs from Kames via Tighnabruaich to both Rothesay and Dunoon.
Portavadie Marina is 4.2 miles away and has in recent years seen significant investment in creating a modern state of the art Marina infrastructure with associated chandlery, restaurant, accommodation and spa facilities. The marina is fast gaining a reputation among the sailing communities as a must go to destination and many drive to the marina for culinary days and evenings out.
Tarbert is 8.9 miles to the west and there is a ferry service from Portavadie direct to Tarbert.
The city of Glasgow is 55 miles distant (albeit interrupted by a not unpleasant 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 or Tarbert via a short crossing from Portavadie.
The area is famous for its dramatic natural scenic beauty; yachtsmen and women around the world sail through the scenic Kyles from the Clyde marinas and on up through Loch Fyne to Ardrishaig through the Crinan canal and out to the Hebridean islands.
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.
Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area, as are several commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
Tighnabruaich lies on Argylls 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 McInroys 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 B8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. At Tighnabruaich proceed south through Tighnabruaich to reach Kames. At the crossroads in Kames, turn left and continue on the minor road for 100 yards to find the entrance to The Manse on the right hand side.