4 bedroom detached house for saleCreag Bhreac, Strathlachlan, Cairndow, Argyll and Bute, PA27
Creag Bhreac is a very pretty detached house of white painted smooth render finish under a slated roof. Soffits, eves and dormer window timbers are painted in contrasting light blue paint. The house was built around the year 2000 and has been completed in west highland country house style. The accommodation is arranged over two light and bright and easily managed levels and provides excellent family living space.
The house enjoys a slightly elevated position from the minor road that runs along the front and from where there are wonderful east and westerly aspects out across the pretty woodlands of Strathlachlan glen. From the rear the house overlooks the large rocky outcrop and woodlands from which the house takes its name of Creag Bhreac, the Gaelic translation of which is Speckled Rock
The house provides excellent principal or second home or holiday letting accommodation in a situation of great natural scenic beauty.
An outer canopy porch leads to the entrance reception hallway, cloaks/wc, cosy family room with cast iron multi fuel burner, hallway and cloaks area to home office/study, utility room with door to rear gardens, contemporary open plan kitchen to dining to sitting room, the kitchen has a Rayburn range stove and there are twin patio doors and twin leaf French doors leading to side and rear gardens respectively. Vented and shelved larder.
Staircase to upper hallway from where there is access to a partly floored attic space, bedroom 1, main bathroom, separate wc, separate shower room, airing cupboard with domestic hot water tank, bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobes, bedroom 3 with polished pine floor, bedroom 4 with fitted wardrobes and velux windows.
2 x garden sheds.
Double timber county style gates to gravel driveway, vehicle turning and hard standing apron. A copper beech hedge is at the northern side and the front gardens feature well stocked herbaceous beds and borders. A flagstone terrace is at the southern side to which there is access from the kitchen, steps from the sitting room French doors lead to the rear lawn and around to a gravel terrace. The rear gardens are mainly to mature easily tended lawn bounded by stock proof post and wire Rylock fencing, a gate leads to the countryside and woodlands at the rear.
Creag Bhreac is situated in beautiful and sylvan Strathlachlan about 5 miles to the south of the west coast Loch Fyne side village of Strachur. The house is only one of a handful of properties that form a pretty ribbon hamlet in the glen.
Strachur is in southern Argyll at the sheltered confluence of highland glens and Loch Fyne, and Strathlachlan is the glen that connects Newton and Castle Lachlan and the minor road that carries on down the eastern side of Loch Fyne to Otter Ferry further south.
Creag Bhreac is set in generous gardens and from its east facing position there are lovely aspects both east and west out over the woodlands of the glen.
Strachur (5 miles north) is a delightful and very pretty Loch Fyne side Argyllshire coastal village. Strachur and Loch Fyne are well known for their natural scenic beauty which has always drawn people to the area to live, holiday and enjoy weekend breaks.
The village has a Post Office and café, a retail service station, an excellent medical centre with in-house pharmacy, and a vibrant community hall, all of which cater for most everyday needs and requirements. Glasgow is about 61 miles distant and offers a full range of higher and further educational services as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city.
There are a number of friendly restaurants and country pubs, all with menus that encompass the term Scotlands Natural Larder; these include Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, The Creggans Inn and Inver Cottage Restaurant.
Dunoon is approximately 22 miles away with Glasgow Airport at approximately 58 miles distant via Loch Lomond.
Primary schooling is available in Strachur and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon. The nearest independent school is Helensburgh at 35 miles.
The A83 and A82 provide access to central Scotland. Arrochar has a main line rail station with a service to and from Glasgow city centre and a sleeper to London. The frequent Western ferry service between McInroys Point and Hunters Quay provides alternative travel to Glasgow and the west of mainland Scotland.
The area offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits including cycle routes, challenging hill climbs, walks and several golf courses. The recently established Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie in the west and travels eastwards for 31 miles through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes in the west coast.
Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
For sailors, the sea lochs of the west of Scotland offer safe sheltered anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing; there are marina and chandlery services at Rhu, Inverkip, Portavadie and Dunoon.
From Glasgow proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway for about 15 miles taking junction 30 onto the Erskine Bridge. Turn left off the bridge on the A82 and continue for about 25 miles to reach Tarbet. Continue to the left at Tarbet onto the A83 and proceed through Arrochar for a further 13 miles. Turn left onto the A815 and travel for about 9 miles to reach Strachur. On arrival in Strachur turn right onto the A886 (signposted, Glendaruel, Colintraive Tighnabruaich), and travel in a southerly direction. After 3 miles turn right onto the minor road B8000 marked Tighnabruaich Coastal route. Continue for 2.3 miles to find Creag Bhreac on the right hand side."
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