3 bedroom bungalow for saleLimekiln Cottage, Minard, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32
Sold STC £350,000
- A charming, extended detached cottage
- Drawing room
- Sitting room/dining room
- 3 bedrooms
- Kitchen / breakfasting room
- EPC Rating = F
A charming, extended detached cottage set in extensive mature gardens
Limekiln Cottage has a wonderful elevated position looking across Loch Fyne to the Cowal peninsula. The property is approximately 12 miles south of Inveraray.
Minard is a sleepy west coast village with post office and primary school while Inveraray is a bustling yet charming town, occupying a lovely position beside Loch Fyne. Just north of Minard is Crarae Garden, a National Trust for Scotland property, noted for its exotic woodland and rhododendrons.
Loch Fyne is famous worldwide, not just for its outstanding beauty but also for the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar which harvests the deep tidal waters of the sea loch to provide a sustainable supply of fresh fish and shellfish.
Inveraray itself was built on the site of an earlier fishing village by the 3rd Duke of Argyll. In the mid 1700s he demolished the old village in favour of a grand castle and embarked on one of the most ambitious rebuilding programmes ever seen in the Western Highlands. The result is the classic 18th century planned village with straight, wide streets and dignified Georgian homes which remain today and also Inveraray Castle, still home to the Duke of Argyll.
Inveraray offers many amenities including a primary school, post office, specialist shops and a range of professional services. Tourist attractions include the castle and the forbidding Inveraray Jail.
A regular ferry crosses Loch Fyne between Tarbert (23 miles from Barr) to Portavadie. Portavadie Marina has grown significantly and now offers excellent boating facilities, restaurants and hotel accommodation.
Some of Britain's most spectacular scenery is found in this area of Scotland. There is superb hill walking and climbing, with the 'Rest and be Thankful' pass leading up through the Arrochar Alps which include four Munros (mountains over 3000 feet). It is also a renowned area for field sports, particularly stalking and shooting.
Lochgilphead sits in a sheltered glen at the head of Lochgilp, an arm of Loch Fyne. The town originated as a fishing and market village but is now a prosperous hub for the area of Mid-Argyll. The town provides a variety of amenities and shops including a sports centre and library as well as the main primary and secondary schools. The local hospital is currently being extensively upgraded to provide an even better local service to the community. The neighbouring village of Ardrishaig is at the start of the Crinan Canal and is a popular destination for sailing and other watersports. The Crinan Canal provides a link from the Firth of Clyde to Crinan and the Sound of Jura to the Western Isles.
A delightful, extended detached property set in extensive mature gardens with wonderful views down Loch Fyne, Limekiln Cottage is a charming home of great character thought to date from circa 1840. The house offers excellent, flexible accommodation and currently comprises: reception hallway, drawing room with beautiful aspects to the front, sitting/dining room with lovely views to the front, fitted kitchen / breakfast room with a fine range of base and wall mounted units, study with window aspects to the side, master bedroom with en suite shower room off, and two additional double sized bedrooms. Off the inner hallway (French doors to courtyard) there is a boot room with a door to the rear garden and a family bathroom with modern four piece suite.
The gardens surrounding Limekiln Cottage are a credit to the current owners with a sweeping driveway leading to an open parking area with garage beyond. The gardens to the front are mainly lawned with a wide variety of trees and shrubs and gardens to both sides are also mainly lawned with fence surround. The elevated rear gardens offer some of the finest views from Limekiln Cottage to Loch Fyne. The detached garage has an adjoining workshop.
Square Footage: 1,460 sq ft
From Glasgow take the M8 west bound to junction 30 then take the M898 across the Erskine Bridge continuing to the A82 sign posted Crianlarich. Follow the A82 up Loch Lomond and past Tarbet and take the A83 through Inveraray towards Lochgilphead. Pass through the villages of Furness and Minard and about 1/3 of a mile south of Minard (opposite the entrance to Minard Castle) turn right up the private road to Barr House. Beyond Barr House the road continues to a private driveway leading to Limekiln Cottage.
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