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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Rhu House, Tarbert, Argyll, PA29

Sold STC £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A detached period home with loch views
  • Small private Island
  • 6 bedrooms (3 en suite)
  • Dining room
  • Drawing room
  • Basement workshop
  • EPC Rating = G

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A detached period home with loch views


Tarbert, on Loch Fyne, is a fishing village and a popular tourist destination famed for its seafood. In the summer it is host to Scotland's largest sailing regatta - the Scottish Series - and has a 9 hole golf course. There are regular ferry services from Tarbert to Islay, Jura and Colonsay. There is also a service between Tarbert and Portavadie on the Cowal peninsula, offering an alternative route, via Dunoon, to Glasgow. There is also a ferry from Claonaig to Arran and a daily flight from Machrihanish near Campbeltown to Glasgow. There are two major golf courses at Machrihanish and for field sports enthusiasts the area offers numerous fishing lochs, stalking and shooting. There is also primary and secondary schooling in Tarbert.

Lochgilphead provides a variety of amenities and shops including a sports centre and library as well as the main primary and secondary schools. The local hospital is currently being extensively upgraded to provide an even better local service to the community.

Campbeltown has an extensive range of shops and services including a swimming pool, secondary school and a number of supermarkets. It is famous for whisky; at one time there were 30 distilleries in the town.


Set in approximately 9 acres Rhu house is a substantial country home which sits directly on the shores of West Loch Tarbert.

Stone stairs lead to the entrance porch with double half glazed doors leading to the hallway. To the left of the hallway is the sitting room / studio with windows to the side, fitted bookshelves and wood burning stove. There is an impressive well appointed drawing room with views over West Loch Tarbert, a decorative fireplace with open fire, decorative cornice and picture rail. To the left of the hallway is the dining room with window to the front courtyard. The dining room has access to the inner hallway with double bedroom to the rear, and also off here is the breakfasting kitchen with windows overlooking the loch, wood burning stove, with floor and wall units, oven and hob, sink with drainer, walk in storage cupboard, room for dining and a sitting area. The utility room and shower room complete the ground floor accommodation.

On the first floor there are five bedrooms (three en suite) and a spacious family bathroom with free standing bath.

Access to Rhu House is presently by via private track. The present owners have applied to the local planning authority to create a new access road and it is hoped work to create this new road will commence in August 2016. There is a gravelled parking area to the front of the main house. The grounds include formal gardens which seasonally are awash with colour, an ancient woodland and footpath leading to the beach area and former slipway.

There is also a small private island which extends to approximately 1.7 acres included in the sale.

The present owners have additional land adjacent to the property to which planning permission exists - contact the selling agent for further information.

Square Footage: 3,243 sq ft
Acreage: 11 Acres


From Glasgow travel westbound on the M8, leaving at junction 30 and crossing the Erskine Bridge. Proceed on the A82 along the shore of Loch Lomond to Tarbet. At Tarbet turn left onto the A83 and continue over the 'Rest and be Thankful' and through Inveraray and Lochgilphead, and into Tarbert. At Tarbert bear right on the A83 signed for Campbeltown follow this road for approximately 4 miles and Rhu House is on the right hand side.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
22 July 2016

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