The Old Post Office, Clachan, Tarbert, Argyll and Bute

  • 2 receptions
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms

    Offers Over £175,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

NEW PRICE An historic former Post Office in the pretty Argyllshire hamlet of Clachan.

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Property Description

Description
The Old Post Office as the name suggests was at one time the post office serving the village of Clachan and surrounds. Although long since used as the post office, the building has been well converted to provide well finished and comfortable family accommodation.

The house is of white painted harled finish with contrasting black painted mullion, door facings and woodwork, the old telephone box forms an interesting entrance vestibule to one of the front doors.

The accommodation is freshly decorated and has modern kitchen and bathroom ware. The layout, whilst perfect for family living, is flexible and offers scope for easy separation to create self-contained granny/teenager/ relatives or income producing self-catering letting accommodation.

Inspection will reveal a surprisingly spacious house which is presented in move in condition.

An outer door leads to an open plan reception area itself open to a comfortable sitting or formal dining room with multi fuel burner and exposed ceiling beams. Once again, open plan to a well-equipped and integrated modern kitchen with casual dining and breakfasting island. Door to rear utilities hallway, shower room and wc, door to rear gardens.

Inner door to family /sitting room again with exposed ceiling beams and multi fuel stove, patio doors to deck and gardens and the second main entrance door with telephone box entrance vestibule, inner hall leading to second kitchen or utility room, bathroom and rear door to gardens.

The first floor is accessed by two separate staircases, staircase one to a small upper landing, to bedroom one (master) with dormer window formation and modern en suite shower room, bedroom two. Second staircase from rear of kitchen to upper hallway leading to bedrooms three and four.

As mentioned earlier, while a fine principal home, the layout of The Old Post Office lends itself well for the possibility of self contained relatives accommodation, a B&B enterprise and/or indeed self-catering holiday lets. The A83 is the tourist route from Inverary to Campbeltown. The Kintyre Way walking path is from Tarbert to Southend.

Outbuildings
Substantial brick built and white painted harled finish outhouse providing good workshop and garden equipment stores, polythene greenhouse, small summer house, 2 x log stores.

Gardens
The gardens are mainly to the southern side and are set behind a mixed beech, escallonia and fuscia hedge. A pretty stream runs through the rear of the gardens and the summer house deck is cantilevered over and edge of the stream. A personal gate leads through the hedge to a gravel pathway dissecting two lawns with well stocked herbaceous beds and borders. A red flagstone terrace and gravel patio are within the grounds as is a raised timber deck suitable and convenient for alfresco dining.

A gravel drive is at the northern side which provides vehicle/trailer hard standing as well as access to rear grounds, work shop and oil tank.

The Old Post Office has ownership of an allotment plot to the western side of the village.

Situation
The Old Post Office is situated in the pretty hamlet of Clachan on the west coast of the Kintyre peninsula, about 10 miles to the south west coast fishing harbour town of Tarbert.

The house is among pretty traditional cottages in the small village centre and a pretty stream runs through the rear gardens.

Tarbert town centre is only 10 miles to the north and the A83 makes it easily accessible by car or excellent Citylink bus service.

The village of Clachan has a petrol station where it is possible to buy some everyday provisions. Tarbert is a pleasant west coast small fishing and yachting harbour town with local shops and services easily catering for everyday needs and requirements. There are a number of friendly harbour pubs and restaurants. Tarbert is also renowned for hosting the annual Scottish Series Yachting Event, and for its seafood and folk festivals.

Everyday shopping is available in the town where there is a well-stocked Co-op midi market, fuller weekly shopping is available at Lochgilphead and Campbeltown.

The district primary school is in Clachan and secondary schooling is available in Tarbert 10 miles North-East.

Leisure facilities are diverse. Lochgilphead (23 miles) has a local swimming pool and sports   centre. A thriving marina is in the sheltered inner part of Tarbert harbour and scenic inshore sailing is available in surrounding sea lochs and the Kyles of Bute. The Crinan Canal that connects Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with Loch Crinan to Mull and on to the Hebrides are always active with craft moving back and forth.

As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and there are challenging courses at both Lochgilphead and Tarbert. To the south, Machrahanish links golf course offers one of the top golfing destinations in the UK and attracts international golfers.

Productive sea fishing from shore and boat can be had on the loch and there are trout and salmon opportunities by permit in surrounding rivers and hill lochs.

The countryside is a delight in which to walk or cycle and there is no shortage of scenic routes and places of archaeological and historical interest to visit. Westport extensive sand beach (6miles) offers multiple water leisure facilities with both surfing and sea kayaking proving very popular.

Directions
From Glasgow city centre travel in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Leave the motorway at J30 following signs for Erskine Bridge. Proceed over bridge turning left on to the A82. Remain on the A82 for 25 miles going up Loch Lomond side. Bear left at Tarbet on to the A83. Remain on the A83 for 61 miles passing through Inveraray, Furnace, Minard, Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig before arriving in Tarbert. At Tarbert continue south on the A83 for a further 10 miles to reach the small hamlet of Clachan. After the filling station, take the second turning on the right into the village to find The Old Post Office immediately on the right hand side.

An alternative scenic route to Glasgow is by ferry from Tarbert to Portavadie and then by A8000 to Dunoon and a further ferry from Dunoon to Gourock.