3 bedroom detached house for saleAr Taigh, Portsonachan, Dalmally, Argyll and Bute, PA33
Ar Taigh is a very pretty and cosy log cabin structure. It is of Finnish design and is built on a concrete foundation raft in a lochside situation and spectacular location of great natural scenic beauty.
The structure is of seasoned and preserved log construction under a tiled roof and the interior
Is of warm natural exposed pine.
The house which has panoramic windows to the front has been imaginatively conceived to include verandas and porches designed in such a way as to maximise on the ever changing views to the loch, the surrounding mountains and glens.
While Ar Taigh would make an excellent principal home, its spectacular location and standard of accommodation lends itself well to other options: a second or holiday home, an investment property for self-catering holiday lets from which it could be capable of generating a secondary income.
An outer entrance porch/veranda provides access to the reception hallway and on to a stylish open plan and well equipped kitchen itself open to the ground floor sitting room and dining room which features a centrally located multi fuel stove. A door leads to a second veranda on the western side. There are 2 ground floor bedrooms and a ground floor shower room.
An open plan staircase leads to the first floor sitting room in mezzanine style with door leading to a first floor level western facing balcony, first floor wc, bedroom 3.
From the public road a shared access driveway leads to the private driveway for Ar Taigh leading to a level vehicle turning and hard standing area. The gardens are mainly to soil, hard core and gravel, retaining gabion cages are at the rear and a fence offers privacy from the roadside. The front gardens are immediate to the foreshore of Loch Awe and are supported retaining poles at the water's edge.
Ar Taigh has riparian fishing rights over Loch Awe.
Mooring can be arranged for up to three boats on the loch adjacent to the house.
Ar Taigh has a stunning situation on the southern shore of Loch Awe, with superb views to the loch and towards Ben Cruachan, from here there are excellent sunsets and often spectacular Northern Lights.
Loch Awe 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, 13 miles to the south.
There is spectacular hill walking, climbing and mountaineering 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. Some of the local estates run commercial shoots as well as allowing stalking by prior arrangement. The whole surrounding area is a photographers dream.
Loch Awe village (9 miles) has a small railway station on the Glasgow to Oban line. Dalmally (10 miles) is slightly larger and has a primary school, doctor's surgery, pharmacy, post office, and village store. Inveraray (13 miles) is at the head of Loch Fyne and has a variety of shops, hotels and tourist locations. Oban is 31 miles distant and has a full range of shops and supermarkets, secondary schooling and professional services. Oban has the ferry terminal to the Western Isles and is the main base for exciting west coast sailing. Glasgow airport is about a 90 minute drive, under normal travel conditions. A school bus service which is kindly provided by A & B Council, collects pupils of the area transporting them to the excellent Primary School in Dalmally and onwards for the pupils who attend the highly acclaimed Oban High School.
From Glasgow take the A82 Loch Lomond road north. At Tarbet, proceed onto the A83 towards Inveraray. Enter Inveraray and turn right onto the A819, passing under the archway. After about 10 miles turn left onto the B840 and left again, staying on the B840.
After about 3.5 miles you will find the entrance to Ar Taigh on the right hand side. From the A85 Perth-Oban road, take the A819 and after about 6 miles turn right onto the B840, staying on the B840. Proceed as above."
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