A historic and delightful coastal cottage with wonderful views across West Loch Tarbert
Tigh-Na-Leven Cottage dates from the late 1800's and is a detached cottage type home of painted stone exterior and under a box profile sheet steel roof. It is set amid mature and well stocked gardens which have a mature woodland backdrop and exposed rocky outcrops as well as a wild grass and flower meadow apron to the front of the house and which extends to the beach and foreshore.
Outer front door to pleasant, glazed entrance porch, entrance reception hall, (retractable ladder leading to floored attic), electrical switchgear, cloaks cupboard, inner hallway with exposed floorboards leading to sitting room with warming multi fuel stove set on a slate hearth, exposed floorboards and French doors leading to deck and side gardens, galley style kitchen completed in stainless steel, tiled floor and velux windows. Door to covered rear canopy, utility room, box room (with permissions and consents, could be second bedroom with new window created to provide borrowed light from front reception hallway), wc, bedroom 1 with front and rear windows, painted exposed boards, bathroom with shower over bath, exposed boards and wood panel to dado height.
Floored and insulated attic space with two separate access hatches.
Covered canopy at rear, garden shed.
Main gardens to the house are fronted by a drystone wall, with mown edges to the roadside. Woodland gardens at Eastern side with rhododendrons, montbretia, and many mixed shrubs and bushes. Further lawn at the front, extending to western side to woodland gardens with well stocked beds and borders featuring hostas, rhododendrons, summer flowers, fuchsias, and azaleas, further west there are fruit bearing apple trees, semi ancient native woodlands and exposed natural rocky outcrops.
To the southern side of the minor road, a delightful wild grass and flower meadow which extends to the beach and rocky foreshore.
Tigh-Na-Leven Cottage has two registered moorings offshore to the front of the house, both are registered with the Crown Estates office, only one is a functioning mooring at this time.
Private filtered water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, oil fired central heating supported by multi fuel stove, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Tigh-Na-Leven Cottage is in Band D and the amount of council tax payable for 2022/23 is £1408.76.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Tigh-Na-Leven Cottage is situated in the small hamlet of Dunmore which is about 7 miles due west of the Argyllshire harbour town of Tarbert. The house is set amid country and coastal gardens from where there are sublime views out across West Loch Tarbert towards Kilchamaig and the land mass which forms the northern end of the Mull of Kintyre.
The location is extremely peaceful, with wonderful wildlife and the house is just off the minor single-track road which leads to Kilberry.
Tarbert is a picturesque West of Scotland fishing harbour town situated on the sheltered eastern side of the Kintyre peninsula, about 14 miles to the south of Lochgilphead and about 36 miles to the north of Campbeltown.
Tarbert has a number of friendly harbour side pubs and restaurants. It is renowned for hosting the annual Scottish Series Yachting Event and its seafood and folk festivals. Tarbert has primary and secondary schooling as well as a range of specialist shops and a midi sized Co-op supermarket all of which combine to provide for most daily needs and requirements.
From Tarbert there is a ferry link to Portavadie, which gives access to an alternative route to Glasgow via Dunoon and Gourock.
18 miles away to the east is the picturesque little ferry port of Claonaig, by Skipness, which connects Lochranza on the island of Arran to the Kintyre peninsula, whilst the Kennacraig ferry is 10 miles east, just off the A83, and connects the Kintyre mainland with Islay, Jura and Colonsay. The Caledonian Ferries are always a pleasant sight as they move back and forth across West Loch Tarbert.
The A83 leads to Lochgilphead and Campbeltown (24 and 40 miles respectively) both offering fuller shopping and professional services. The latter is the main shopping town for the peninsula and provides a further range of facilities including supermarkets, garages, the award winning 'Aqualibrium' leisure centre and library, a hospital, and a cinema. The hospital has an air-ambulance service to the Southern General hospital in Glasgow for emergencies.
Campbeltown holds an annual regatta, a week-long music festival and the Mull of Kintyre half marathon.
For sporting/outdoor enthusiasts, the links course of Machrihanish is of international acclaim and attracts many visitors. A new 18-hole golf course known as the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club has also recently opened. Tarbert has a challenging 18-hole course and there are 9-hole courses in Carradale and on the island of Gigha. The beach of Machrihanish Bay is well known for windsurfing and surf canoeing.
Some of the most scenic sailing in the world is available with access to either Loch Fyne at Tarbert or the west coast and the Inner Hebrides from West Loch Tarbert. The Crinan Canal also connects Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with Loch Crinan and on to Mull and the Hebrides. Tarbert has its own sheltered marina and moorings and across the Fyne at Portavadie is a recently opened marina; both have associated marina and chandlery services.
Productive sea fishing from shore and boat is available locally 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.
The islands of Davaar and Gigha are nearby and are steeped in history, with stunning scenery and landscapes which attract an abundance of wildlife.
A long-distance footpath called the Kintyre Way was completed in 2006 and stretches from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Southend in the south and criss-crosses the peninsula, connecting communities and landscape, people and produce. The Kintyre Way is 89 miles long in total and provides 4 to 7 days worth of walking. There is serious hiking and gentle rambles.
From Glasgow take the A82 and A83 to reach the west coast town/port of Tarbert. On arrival in Tarbert proceed to the centre of the village with the harbour on the left and the Co-op on the right, bear right on the A83. Continue on the A83 for a further 0.8 miles. Then turn right signposted Kilberry on the B8024. Proceed for 0.4 miles turning left at the signpost for Kilberry. Continue on the B8024 for a further 5.8 miles to find Tigh-Na-Leven Cottage on the right-hand side.