4 bedroom detached house for saleEilean Mor, Colintraive, Argyll and Bute, PA22
Sold STC £350,000
Eilean Mor is one of the famous Seven Sisters in Colintraive.
The house is the first of the properties which are located just to the south of the hamlet of Colintraive on the single track coastal road.
The house dates from about 1910 with a later extension on its northern side occurring around 1980. As with all of the Seven Sisters, the house is of white painted harled finish under a roof of red rosemary tiles.
The accommodation is laid out over two easily managed light and bright levels and it offers excellent principal, second and/or income producing investment holiday home accommodation.
Twin leaf double glazed outer storm doors to entrance vestibule with terrazzo flooring, stained and leaded glass outer door to reception hallway, cloak room and under stairs stores cupboard, sitting room with working open fire flanked by twin stained and leaded glass windows and bay window formation, family room (formed by extension) with vaulted ceiling and French doors with direct access to gardens, formal dining room with 2 shallow presses, kitchen with sealed cork tile floor, rear inner hallway leading to ground floor bedroom 1, shower room and wc, rear porch with terra cotta tile floor and recessed mat well.
Staircase to upper hallway leading to bathroom with 4 piece suite, bedroom 2, bedroom 3, and bedroom 4 with bay window and fitted bedroom furniture.
Covered porch at rear housing logs and solid fuel, shed/chalet, timber general purpose shed, old dog kennel and fenced enclosure, timber portal frame boathouse clad in corrugated sheet with concrete floor and re-clad Nissen hut.
Twin steel gates painted black, via cattle grid to gravel surfaced driveway leading to sweep and vehicle hard stand and turning apron. The driveway is fringed with deep and colourful rhododendrons before opening to raised level gardens including a bowls/croquet lawn fringed with gravel pathway and extensive colourful shrubs and bushes which include, Fuscia, Camellia, Acer, Azalea, mature evergreens and Eucalyptus. A drying green is at the rear as is a kitchen produce vegetable garden and productive soft fruit cage. The front gardens are to mature gently sloping lawns, with curved pathway to front door, heaths and alpines fringe the lawns and a black painted steel fence fronts the gardens. Foreshore grounds include further well-tended lawns bounded by post and chain link fencing amid stands of hazel and alder trees. A timber county gate provides access adjacent to the boathouse.
The property has a deep water mooring in the small sheltered bay immediately in front of the house.
Mains water supply, private direct outflow drainage, mains electric, night storage and convection heating system, double glazing.
Eilean Mor has a stunning coastal situation on the edge of the Cowal Peninsula just south-west of the spectacular narrows of the famous Kyles of Bute. There are wonderful uninterrupted waterscape views from the property over the East Kyle where there is frequent passing of West of Scotland boating and sailing craft, including regular passing visits of the last sea going paddle steamer, the Waverley, and the Rhubodach ferry to Bute just to the north at the narrows.
The property is quietly and privately located just off single track Shore Road amid delightful and mature sheltered woodland grounds which extend to the beach and foreshore. The house faces due west and the picture is completed by a semi ancient native woodland backdrop.
The area is famous for its stunning natural scenic beauty with deep and narrow sea lochs and high-sided glens which provide a scenic boating route through from the Clyde estuary to Colintraive, Tighnabruaich, Portavadie and the fishing village of Tarbert at Loch Fyne. From Ardrishaig, near the head of Loch Fyne, it is then on through the Crinan Canal to the Western Isles.
Colintraive has a hotel with a friendly bar and an enviable reputation for gastro pub and restaurant cuisine, a shop, post office, heritage centre, community garden and an all-weather bowling green. From Colintraive there is a short and regular 5-minute Calmac ferry crossing to the neighbouring Island of Bute. The main town on Bute is Rothesay where there are local shops, a supermarket and a further ferry to the Clyde coast. The other main centre in the area is Dunoon which provides further shops, supermarket and services, in addition to two competing ferry services across the Clyde. Excellent local medical services are delivered from Tighnabruaich.
There is a local primary school at Glendaruel and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon Grammar, which has an excellent reputation. A school bus runs from Colintraive to Dunoon Grammar in the morning and afternoon to transport students to and from school. It is possible for some of the students to board at the school.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits, including yachting and boating, golf, fishing, hill walking and country walks in an area rich in history. The Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie on Loch Fyne and travels for some 31 miles to Arrochar through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes on the west coast.
A scenic 9-hole golf course is at Kames, with further courses on the Island of Bute and at Dunoon. Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of shoots run either commercially or by syndicates. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
Local bus services run to Tighnabruaich, Rothesay and Dunoon.
The Braehead retail village to the west of Glasgow is only 45 miles (albeit including a short ferry crossing over the Clyde) and has Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, a range of High Street multiples, plus an IKEA superstore. Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons each have large outlets in Greenock, circa 10 minutes (in normal driving conditions) from the ferry terminals.
The city of Glasgow is 49 miles by ferry and provides extensive retail, commercial, cultural, higher educational and leisure services.
From Glasgow city centre leave in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Continue for 21 miles to arrive at Port Glasgow. Keep going straight (parallel to the shoreline) through the adjoining towns of Greenock and Gourock on the A770 for 8 miles to reach the Western Ferry terminal at McInroys Point (this is the second of the two ferry terminals and provides a more frequent service). Take the ferry to Hunters Quay, Dunoon. Leaving the terminal turn right onto the A815. At the 'T' junction adjacent to the marina in Sandbank turn right. After approx 1.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for 11 miles before turning left on to the A886. Follow signs for Colintraive and travel for 4.5 miles. On arrival in Colintraive proceed past the Calmac ferry terminal and past the hotel. From the hotel, travel for a further 0.6 miles to find the entrance to Eilean Mor on the left hand side.
An alternative route is to travel west on the M8 from Glasgow, take the exit marked 'Erskine Bridge' and cross over the bridge following the sign for Dumbarton/Crianlarich which leads you on to the A82. Follow the A82 through Dumbarton and up the west shore of Loch Lomond. Two thirds of the way up Loch Lomond at Tarbet follow the road round to the left on to the A83. Pass through Arrochar. Just before Cairndow turn left on to the A815. At Strachur turn right on to the A886 which takes you to Colintraive. On arrival in Colintraive follow directions as above."
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