2 bedroom detached house for saleCraig Lora, Dalmally, Argyll and Bute, PA33
Sold STC £210,000
Craig Lora is a pretty and traditional detached west highland country cottage which enjoys a pretty river bank setting on the edge of the river Orchy and the nearby village community of Dalmally. The house is quietly set off a peaceful single track country road.
The house is of substantial stone build under a single pitch slated roof, it is set in mature and private gardens which back onto the banks of the river Orchy which flows in a westerly direction at the foot of the gardens at the rear. Internally, the house is freshly presented and provides easily managed and comfortable accommodation laid out over two levels.
The layout of the house is such that it lends itself well as a permanent home, an occasional holiday home or indeed an income producing self-catering holiday letting property.
Ground Floor is by an outer front door leading to the entrance vestibule, open plan hallway to comfortable sitting room with feature Charnwood 4.8Kw multi fuel burner. Open plan dining and breakfast area to well-equipped and fitted kitchen, rear hallway with door to rear gardens, under stairs store cupboard and a utilities store with electrical points and plumbing for washing machine.
The first floor is by an easily gained staircase with contemporary style glass screen to first floor before leading to the upper hallway and landing leading to bedroom 1 with good use of exposed pine on two walls, bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobe and exposed pine on two walls, bathroom with new instant shower over the bath, velux window and secure linen store.
The property offers tremendous scope for development and could be extended subject to planning permission.
Detached corrugated sheet shed/general purpose store.
County style timber gate to gravel surfaced driveway and vehicle hard standing. The main gardens are at the rear and are south facing, a gravel surfaced terrace surrounded by dwarf wall and provides sheltered and private outside space for BBQ, dining and summer furniture. Gardens are stocked with bushes and trees and lead down to the pretty riverside banks of the river Orchy. There is parking available for several vehicles.
Craig Lora has an idyllic riverside situation approximately ½ mile to the west highland village of Dalmally on the banks of the famous River Orchy.
Dalmally village has a primary school, doctor's surgery, pharmacy, post office, village store, village hall, 9-hole golf course, rail station and a hotel with restaurant - all within walking distance. Dalmally rail station is served by the Glasgow/Oban line and the West Highland line can be joined at Tyndrum or the Bridge of Orchy.
Dalmally is about 3 miles to the east of Loch Awe, which is one of Scotland's most spectacular lochs. It is 25 miles long and runs from the village of Lochawe to Ford at the south. Kilchurn Castle is a dramatic ruin, and one of Scotland's most famous and most photographed castles. There are a number of islands in the loch including Innishail, which is the burial island of the Dukes of Argyll. Inveraray Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Argyll, is at the head of Loch Fyne, 16 miles to the south.
For the outdoor and scenery enthusiasts, to the west is Loch Awe, Loch Etive, Lorne and Appin; to the north - Glencoe and Fort William; to the south - Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne, Kintyre and Cowal. There is spectacular hill walking nearby and Ben Cruachan is one of the finest Munros in the southern highlands, There are excellent golfing, climbing and mountaineering facilities in the area, with skiing at Glencoe.
The numerous lochs and rivers provide both salmon fishing and trout fishing and the opportunity for boating and water sports. River Orchy is probably the best white water rafting river in Scotland. Some of the local estates run commercial shoots as well as allowing stalking by prior arrangement. The whole surrounding area is a photographers dream.
Inveraray (16 miles) is at the head of Loch Fyne and has a variety of shops, hotels and tourist locations. Oban is 24 miles to the west and has a full range of shops and supermarkets, secondary schooling (with school bus which runs between Dalmally and Oban High School) and professional services. Oban has the ferry terminal to the Western Isles and is the main base for exciting west coast sailing. Oban/Glasgow/Glasgow Airport is approximately 35/90 minutes respectively by car under normal travel conditions. There is also a bus service between Oban and Glasgow.
If coming from the Inveraray route, at Tarbet take A83 which is signposted for Inveraray/Campbeltown.
At Inveraray - after the bridge and castle - turn right onto A819 signposted Dalmally/Oban . Keep on that road right to the end (approx 15 miles) At T-junction (A85) - turn right - you will see Dalmally Hotel on your right - take road opposite signposted Stronmilchan.
From Glasgow proceed in a northerly direction on the A82 for 61 miles to reach Tydrum. At Tyndrum turn left on the A85 following signs to Oban. Travel for 11 miles to reach Dalmally. On arrival in Dalmally continue through the village before turning right on the B0877 signposted Stronmilchan. Continue on the single track road for about 0.4 miles. Once over the river, bear left to find Craig Lora on the left hand side."
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