4 bedroom detached house for saleSouth Tullich, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, PA32
A typical west of Scotland former farmhouse in a delightful rural mid hill situation. South Tullich has been in the same ownership since 1989, at which time it was a rundown sheep farm. The present owners have undertaken a total programme of refurbishment and improvement, the results of which present a very comfortable country house completed to craftsman like standards and with painstaking attention to detail.
Inspection is strongly recommended which will allow full appreciation of the great natural scenic beauty that is Glen Aray as well as the quality and standard of finish which is evident both internally and externally at South Tullich.
South Tullich is completed in white painted smooth render finish under a slated roof.
A remotely operated county gate leads to an expansive Caithness stone sweep, turning and vehicle hard stand.
A path leads to the front entrance and sun porch which has a tiled floor, main door to reception area to open plan sitting room which is light and airy with open tread staircase to the first floor. The kitchen is well equipped and fully integrated and there is a good area for dining table and chairs. The kitchen includes a deep Belfast sink and Leisure range type gas and electric cooker, split stable door to terrace and gardens. Double doors from reception lead to a cosy snug which has a multi fuel burner set in Oregon pine surround with white painted and glass bookcases.
A rear inner hallway leads to a good sized wet room with under floor heating, glass screen and large shower rose, utility room with tiled floor, boot room which is pine lined to ¾ height, inner hallway with door leading to dry car port and bedroom 4 with exposed ceiling timbers.
Open tread staircase to first floor upper hallway to bedroom 1 which has a dormer window formation, bedroom 2 has a velux window, bedroom 3 (master) has a dormer window and en suite fitted dressing room, further store with large domestic hot water tank and pump gear, en suite larger sized bath and shower room with spa bath and large shower rose. Access to long term stores.
Car port with pitched roof and detailed stone supporting piers. Bothy, stone structure via double doors, concrete floor and grass roof.
Gate from public road to access track. Remotely operated county gate to expansive Caithness stone paved sweep, terrace, vehicle hard standing and turning area. The rear gardens are bounded by renewed stock proof fencing and feature craftsman built dry stone wall which are a feature of the gardens. Around the outside of the rear gardens is a weed membrane covered and bark mulched bed.
Directly behind the house is an enclosed drying green with herb planters. A lawn area is out to the side and blends down and via a good sized terrace to the front gardens which are mainly to tiered lawns supported by dry stone ha-ha retaining walls. At the lower northern side of the gardens is a large bark bed, again covered in a heavy weed membrane and planted with feature dwarf conifers. The gardens feature a number of mature trees which provide feature and amenity.
South Tulllich is in a mid hill situation amid highly scenic Glen Aray. The house is 5 miles to the north of Inveraray.
Set back and up from the A819 which is the west highland road that connects the A85 and A83, the house is set in grounds of just under 1 acre and faces to the south east from where there are outstanding and often dramatic aspects out across the glen to the surrounding mountains and glens.
Inveraray, about 5 miles to the south, is arguably one of the prettiest coastal towns on the west coast of Scotland. Its beauty and charm have always drawn people to the area by both road and sea.
Inveraray has a fine range of local shops and services that comfortably cater for everyday needs and requirements. There are popular tourist shops and a number of friendly local hotels, country pubs and restaurants. Lochgilphead and Oban are about 29 and 30 miles respectively where there are further shops and services and Glasgow City is about 66 miles to the south east 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.
Dunoon is approximately 39 miles away where there are Cal-Mac and Western short car ferry crossings to Gourock. It is approximately 59 miles via Loch Lomondside to Glasgow Airport.
Primary schooling is available in Inveraray (5 miles) and secondary schooling is available at Lochgilphead (29 miles). The nearest independent school is Helensburgh (39 miles) where it is possible to board.
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 service to London.
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 eastward for 31 miles.
Sea, river and loch fishing is also available in the area as are a number of commercially run game shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by prior arrangement.
For sailors the sea lochs of the west of Scotland offer safe anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing; there are marina and chandlery services in the south at Portavadie, Dunoon, Rhu and Inverkip and to the north west at Ardfern in Loch Craignish for easy western isles and coast access.
Legal Right of Pre-emption
Prospective buyers should be aware that a legal right of pre-emption to buy South Tullich exists in favour of Argyll Estates.
In the event of the right of pre-emption being exercised our clients have agreed to reimburse the legal expenses to a maximum of £500 to the would-be displaced buyer.
South Tullich is in Band D and the amount of council tax payable for 2016/2017 is £1,178.
Electric heating with total control storage heaters, water is by private supply, drainage by private septic tank. Double glazed throughout.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
EPC Rating D
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 following signs for Inveraray. On arrival in Inveraray turn right through the arch onto the A819. Travel for a further 5 miles to find the unmarked entrance to South Tullich on the left hand side."
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