4 bedroom detached house for saleTorr Na Fhaire, Ardfern, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, PA31
Torr-na-Fhaire is a detached house set amid raised private and well stocked grounds. The lower portion of the house is finished in dressed Fyfstone and the side elevations are completed in white painted weather board, the roof is in Mansard style and completed in timber shingles.
Internally the house is well presented the design and layout ensuring that all main rooms take maximum advantage of the southern exposure out across Loch Craignish.
The layout is neatly laid out over 5 main levels with short flights of stairs connecting each level, large velux type windows ensure that the views can be fully savoured often even from a seated position.
At the driveway ground level the entrance porch has a tiled floor, ground level reception hallway, well equipped kitchen with Stanley range type cooker/boiler, space enough for breakfasting or casual dining table and chairs, a formal dining room is also at this level.
Stairs lead down to the garden level of utility/laundry room with ceiling pulley and door to gardens, second internal door to former garage now converted to general purpose stores/emergency generator room and wine cellar.
Stairs up to middle hallway leading to shower room and wc, fine sitting room with wonderful views and useful home office or study off to one side.
Stairs up to middle hallway leading to guest bedrooms 1 & 2, both with fitted wardrobes and exposed beams.
Stairs up to upper hallway large enough to double as sitting/study area, bedroom 3 (master) with fine fitted dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobes and separate bathroom with shower over the bath.
Gardens & Grounds
Extend to about 1.1 acres and comprise lawns interspersed with path and walk ways. The gardens have seating at strategic points from which to enjoy the panoramic views. Over the years the gardens have been stocked up with colourful rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, buddleia and heathers to ensure colour and maximum year round interest. A gravel driveway leads to hard standing and a sweep at the front porch.
Torr-na-Fhaire is situated in the very pretty and popular mid Argyllshire village of Ardfern which is located on the sheltered shores of Loch Craignish about 15 miles to the north of Lochgilphead and about 24 miles to the south of Oban.
Torr-na-Fhaire is a highly distinctive house completed in Dutch Barn style with mansard roof line. The house is in a highly prominent situation set overlooking Loch Craignish. When traveling to Ardfern from the south Torr-na-Fhaire is often the first house seen when emerging from the glen on the other side of Loch Craignish.
From its elevated vantage point there are quite special views of Loch Craignish and the surrounding mountains and glens.
The village amenities are a short walk away, and these include a well-stocked village store, café, village hall, popular marina and local hotel. Lochgilphead is circa 15 miles to the south with a Co-op supermarket and easily caters for a fuller weekly shop.
Ardfern has a local primary school and secondary schooling is available at both Lochgilphead and Oban.
For the outdoor enthusiast the area is well served by a fine and extensive range of sporting and outdoor pursuits.
Ardfern has a marina and chandlery popular with west coast sailors with a second marina at nearby Craobh Haven. Both offer a perfect base from which to sail in some of the most scenic and testing waters in the United Kingdom.
Surrounding mountains and glens provide opportunities by permission for rough and driven game shooting, with stalking and salmon fishing again by permission available within a short drive on numerous local estates.
From Lochgilphead proceed in a northerly direction on the A816. After 16 miles turn left on the B8002. Proceed along the B8002 towards the village of Ardfern. At the entrance to and signage for the Craignish Village hall, turn right into and through the car park. Emerge out of the car park onto the private single track road. Proceed up the road to find the entrance to Torr-na-Fhaire on the left hand side."
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