5 bedroom detached house for saleKames Farm, Kilmelford, Oban, Argyll and Bute, PA34
Kames Farm is a combination of assets as follows,
Main Georgian country house
3.4 acre field to permanent pasture at foreshore to high water mark
Deep water mooring
Kames Farm is located in a situation of great natural scenic beauty and is a perfect lifestyle package and beautiful environment in which to live. The package of assets offer extensive uses including, principal family home, second or income producing holiday home.
A description of the assets is as follows,
Kames Farm is a handsome detached property of exposed natural stone finish under a slated roof. The house dates from about 1801 and is not protected by an historic listing. The accommodation has in recent times been fully modernised and upgraded and is presented in a fresh, broadly neutral palette with accommodation laid out over two light and bright, easily managed levels. The main rooms all enjoy the views across the delightful and highly picturesque sheltered anchorage of Kames Bay.
The accommodation on the ground floor comprises an entrance vestibule with pitch pine flooring, a spacious open plan modern kitchen, dining area and sitting room with triple aspect and views over Loch Melfort. Lounge with woodburning stove and a dual aspect with views to the west overlooking the garden and open views across Loch Melfort to the Degnish hills beyond. Cloakroom /WC (two piece suite) and adjoining store room. A period staircase leads to the first floor.
On the first floor the accommodation comprises; Bedroom 1 with en suite shower room and views over the garden towards Kames Forest. Bedroom 2 (Master) is a spacious well-appointed room with en suite shower room and beautiful, uninterrupted views across the loch. Bedroom 3 with traditional fire place and ironwork basket has also excellent views and en suite shower room facilities. Bedroom 4 with views to the east over pasture land and the loch, also benefits from an en suite shower room. All bedrooms are of good double size proportions.
The attached annex is to the south of the main house and has a comfortable layout with (on the ground floor), an open plan sitting room and kitchen. Shower room with 3-piece suite. Under stair storage. A utility/boot room area currently houses the central heating oil fired boiler, double stainless steel sinks, and washer/dryer. On the first floor is a spacious double bedroom with views over the gardens to the south and west.
The gardens surrounding the property, which extend to just over 1 acre, are laid to lawn with mature Lime and native trees to the front and side, an attractive walled south facing garden (dry stone) to the rear, with established beds of mixed planting and a kitchen garden area with fruit bushes and apple trees. There is a raised seating area to the east of the house from where fine views over the loch can be enjoyed.
The property also benefits from a further 3.6 acres of pasture land on the foreshore of Loch Melfort. Access is via a wooden county gate and a track (suitable for vehicles), from where a yacht or motor boat could be launched. A deep-water mooring will also be transferred to the purchaser of Kames Farm.
About 5 acres in all.
Kames Farm has a deep water mooring in Kames Bay.
Kames Farm is located in an area of dramatic natural scenic beauty at Loch Melfort, about 2 miles south of the village of Kilmelford in the Scottish west highlands. The house is set well back from the A816 on the south bank of Loch Melfort, and from its vantage point there are wonderful views out over the sheltered anchorage of Kames Bay, Loch Melfort and the surrounding mountains and glens.
Kilmelford and Melfort, with its scattering of, coastal ribbon and clustering of houses, is a safe and pretty environment in which to live, with a thriving local and social community. Nearby Kilmelford has a local post office, shop and provisions store where it is possible to buy everyday needs and requirements. The district is well served by a fine range of local coastal country pubs, restaurants and hotels, all of which usually sell local seafood and seasonal produce. Kilmelford Haven Marina is only 1 mile from Kames Bay.
Arduaine Garden, a mile to the south of Kames Farm, is famous in the district, originally conceived by J. Arthur Campbell who also built the award winning Loch Melfort Hotel. The gardens are spacious but retain the intimacy of a private garden.
The main west highland town of Oban (Gateway to the Isles) is about 16 miles to the north and Lochgilphead is about 20 miles to the south, both of which are recognised as main west highland towns and both offer a fuller range of shopping, professional and leisure services.
The west of Scotland is famed for its scenic sailing, associated chandlery and marina services. The sheltered sea loch of Loch Melfort is well known among the sailing community and has always drawn yachts and boating craft to its pretty and safe anchorage.
The local inland countryside provides an abundance of outdoor and sporting activities including hill walking and mountain biking, which are available nearby to Kames Farm and there are many small, well-stocked hill lochs for trout fishing plus some spate streams for salmon and sea-trout. Oban, Lochgilphead and Ardfern all provide further sea-fishing, wildlife boat trips plus sailing access to the west coast.
A local bus service runs between Oban & Lochgilphead and Oban has a mainline railway station with a service connecting to Glasgow.
From Lochgilphead travel in a northerly direction on the A816 (signposted for Oban) for about 19.5 miles to find the entrance to Kames Farm on the right hand side.
From Oban, proceed in a southerly direction on the A816 and travel for about 15 miles to reach Kilmelford. Proceed through Kilmelford and continue to head south for 2 miles to find the entrance to Kames Farm on the left hand side."
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