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4 bedroom detached house to rent
Laurelbank, Strachur, PA27 8BX
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Rural location
- Walking distance to village
Letting information:Furnishing: Unfurnished
First Listed on Rightmove: 16 August 2011 ( 843 days ago )
Laurelbank is on the north side of Strachur. Strachur is a small village on the shore of Loch Fyne. The amenities available include a doctor's surgery, primary school, the well known Creggans Inn with bar and restaurant, a post office, a village pub, a tea room and a village hall. Argyll, with its long coast line and mountain ranges, provides the outdoor enthusiast with many activities including sailing, hill walking, deer stalking and salmon and sea fishing. Schooling at secondary level is offered in Dunoon, some 21 miles away. Dunoon also offers extensive shopping, a supermarket, cinema and hospital. Helensburgh is within 38 miles and as well as offering excellent local shopping it is home to the acclaimed independant Lomond School. There is a railway station at Arrochar providing access to Glasgow city centre. Glasgow International Airport offers regular domestic and international flights.
Laurelbank is thought to date from circa 1860 when it was built for the Bishop of Argyll as his holiday home. It retains much of its period character and charming atmosphere.
Built under a slate roof, this stone built villa is typically Scottish in appearance and Victorian in its layout with the main reception rooms off a central hall and the main bedrooms on the first floor. It has an elevated position above the A815 looking westwards over Loch Fyne.
Laurelbank has pretty grounds of approximately 0.5 acres. A gravel driveway sweeps up towards the main house with lawned gardens to front , rear and northside. A mixed hedge provides privacy and some protection from prevailing windows. Whilst a variety of rhododendrons provide seasonal colour.
Main reception rooms off a central hall, the drawing room has a box bay window with magnificent loch views, ornate cornice and a wood burning stove set into a substantial painted fireplace. Off the drawing room is an inner hall which leads to a wc and downstairs bedroom. The dining room is brightly coloured, has wonderful open views and a wood buring stove.
To the rear of the house is a fitted kitchen, back lobby and family bathroom. Upstairs are further bedrooms of which 2 face directly onto the Loch, wc and family bathroom off the mid landing. A new system of central heating (LPG) was installed in 2009.
CONDITIONS OF LET
The tenancy shall be a Short Assured Tenancy in terms of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.
1. The term of the tenancy shall be by mutual agreement but minimum of 6 months.
2. The rent shall be payable monthly in advance by bank standing order.
3. A deposit of minimum one months' rent will be payable in advance.
4. The tenant shall be responsible for the payment of the Council Tax or other rates levied by the Local Authorities.
5. The property is to be occupied as private dwelling.
6. The tenant will be responsible for costs of all services.
7. The landlord will insure the property against fire but such insurance will not cover any contents or effects which the tenant may place in the subjects, the insurance of which will be the tenant's responsibility.
8. The tenant will be required to maintain the internal decoration to the same standard as at entry.
9. A photographic record of condition will be taken prior to entry.
10. No pets shall be kept by the tenant without prior written permission by the landlord.
11. Non-smokers only.
APPLICATION FOR TENANCY
Interested parties should confirm their interest in the property with Savills. Prospective tenants will be required to provide appropriate character and financial references to the property owner. Financial referencing will be carried out by an independent body, at the applicant's expense.
Travelling from Glasgow westbound on the M8 take the cut off for the Erskine Bridge. Cross the bridge and filter left on to the A82, signposted Crainlarich, following signs for Loch Lomond. Passing Loch Lomond on the right hand side continue to Tarbet. Turn left at Tarbet on to the A83 and continue through Arrochar and beyond the Rest and Be Thankful, turning left on to the A815 towards Dunoon. Continue through St. Catherine's and past the Creggans Inn. Once in the village of Strachur, Laurelbank is the first house on the left hand side.