4 bedroom detached house for saleMillcroft, Millhouse, Tighnabruaich, Argyll, PA21
- A charming Scottish farmhouse
- Sitting room
- Drawing room
- 4 bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Tearoom and Gift Shop
- EPC Rating = D
A charming Scottish farmhouse with Tearoom and Gift Shop
Millcroft has a lovely position with open views over the surrounding rolling countryside; on a clear day the Isle of Arran can be seen in the distance. It is on the edge of Millhouse, a small hamlet of only a handful of country cottages and farmhouses, ideally positioned to catch tourists on the way from Tighnabruaich to Portavadie Marina or the Portavadie ferry which connects with Tarbert on the Kintyre peninsula.
Nearby Portavadie Marina has had significant investment over the last few years. It is home to many a fine craft, a restaurant, a hotel and self catering accommodation. In addition there are new spa and leisure facilities.
The community of Tighnabruaich and Kames centres on yachting life and it is a well known base and port for sailors on Scotland's west coast who enjoy some of the world's finest sailing waters. There is a sailing and windsurfing school and the bay is also the base of the Kyles of Bute Sailing Club. The Waverley, the world's last seagoing paddle steamer, comes into Tighnabruaich during the summer season.
Tighnabruaich and Kames are considered to be amongst Argyll's most cherished villages, in a sheltered position on the west side of the Kyles of Bute. The area developed as a fishing village and in the 19th century became a popular day trip destination, served by steamers from Glasgow. In 1894 John Murray's Handbook for Scotland described it as "a small colony of marine villas", as Glasgow's bourgeoisie built themselves substantial holiday homes here to escape from the increasingly industrial Glasgow.
Today Tighnabruaich (2½ miles) provides most day to day amenities including local shops, post office and art gallery and some delightful small pubs. There is schooling at primary level within the village and the local secondary school is in Dunoon (24 miles). Dunoon provides more extensive services including supermarkets, a hospital and swimming pool. Glasgow is approximately 80 miles by road via Arrochar and Loch Lomond or 54 miles using the ferry from Dunoon to Gourock and the A8/M8.
Millcroft is a Victorian farmhouse and is typical of West coast farmhouses in its character and layout. Formed over two levels and stone built under a slate roof, it offers flexible accommodation. A traditional entrance porch opens into an L shaped reception hallway with staircase to the upper floor and doors to the sitting room, drawing room, shower room and rear lobby, which is the everyday entrance. The kitchen is accessed off the rear lobby, as is a walk-in laundry room, and is fitted with wall and counter level units with tiled splashbacks. The drawing room has double doors from the main hallway, a wood burning stove and lovely countryside views. There is a further sitting room and a shower room completes the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Adjacent to the farmhouse is a former byre which has been converted into a licensed tearoom and gift shop known as The Barn. It is entered through a conservatory, off which are the kitchen, two interconnecting tea rooms, a gift shop and an inner hall with a store room and a wc off.
It is a thriving business which has grown over the last few years and benefited hugely from the Portavadie Marina and many passing visitors generating income from food, beverage, gifts and themed evenings.
The ground of Millcroft extend to about 0.5 acres, including a parking area for the house and The Barn, a kitchen garden and a summerhouse and informal garden which can be enjoyed by customers in the summer months.
Square Footage: 1,388 sq ft
From Glasgow, head north, and follow the A82 up Loch Lomond. At Tarbet, turn left onto the A83. At the junction with the A815 turn left again, and follow this road to Strachur, then take the A886 signposted Tighnabruaich and Colintraive. After passing through Glendaruel (15 miles) bear right on the A8003, signposted Tighnabruaich.
Alternatively, take the M8 and A8 west and take the ferry from Gourock to Dunoon. From Dunoon, take the A815 north, signposted Glasgow. Approximately four miles north of Dunoon, turn left onto the B836 signposted Colintraive and Bute Ferry. At the T-junction with the A886, turn right towards Glendaruel and then left onto the A8003, signposted Tighnabruaich.
On entering Tighnabruaich turn left down the winding road which descends towards the waterfront. At the shore turn right, pass An Lochan (former Royal Hotel) on the right, then pass the shinty pitch on the left and at the village shop in Kames turn right signed for Portavaddie. Continue on the B8000 to the village of Millhouse and turn left signed for Millcroft - The Barn. The property will then be seen on the right hand side.
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