A stunning contemporary house with incredible loch side setting and mooring.
A stunning contemporary house with incredible loch side setting and mooring.
Oban 14 miles, Glasgow 100 miles, Edinburgh 126 miles
Entrance Hall | Impressive double height, open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living room with mezzanine above | Wet room with Sauna | Utility room | Cloak room | Boot room | Study | Sitting room | Master Bedroom suite including walk in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with large terrace, Jacuzzi and outdoor wood burning stove | 2 guest Bedrooms with en-suite facilities, walk in wardrobes and private balconies |Further Bedroom and adjoining Shower room | Separate independent 1 bedroom apartment | Stunning loch side garden with pond and terraces | Boat house | Water frontage | Mooring | Wonderful views over Loch Etive | EPC Rating B
The property Ardchattan Parsonage is an outstandingly designed, contemporary house on the shore of Loch Etive, in the tiny hamlet of Bonawe. Converted from a former church by the present owners in 2014 the property now forms a unique house occupying a superb location beside Loch Etive. Designed to optimize the outstanding views, the house has been built to an exceptionally high, and energy efficient, standard and utilises many green technologies so that it benefits from low running costs. High quality design and amazing attention to detail provide exceptionally comfortable contemporary living.
Approached from the B845, a single track, no through road, Ardchattan Parsonage is reached by a private driveway leading to an extensive parking area to the front and side of the property. The original font from the Church now adorns the driveway. The front of the property has been sympathetically converted/rebuilt to ensure it retained the understated character of the old church with its cut granite stone walls and a new slate roof. On entering this amazing property its true character is revealed with large, light filled, airy spaces and floor to ceiling glazing on the south side offering unrivalled and uninterrupted views of loch Etive and the surrounding hills.
Front door opens to a large, double height hall with patio doors to the large terrace offering instant views over the water and to the hills of Taynuilt beyond. The wide hallway leads to the spectacular full height, open plan living/dining room with its 6.5 meter high ceiling and original trusses. The kitchen area includes fully fitted units, including dishwasher, hob, and Neff appliances comprising 2 ovens, a steamer and microwave and granite worktops. Here in the heart of the house is a 35kW wood burning stove which provides ambience, additional heating and hot water, in addition to the 12kW solar powered hot water system. The nearly 3m high glass wall overlooking the loch includes patio doors opening the room out onto the main terrace and seating area which leads to an impressive staircase taking you down to the garden. Above this spectacular room is a mezzanine floor suitable as a study or childrens area. A fully fitted utility room with separate, naturally chilled larder, is accessed from the main room.
The inner hallway has doors leading off to the master suite, a separate wet room and sauna, cloakroom and the essential boot room. The master suite is a stunning double aspect room with sliding door leading to its own terrace with Jacuzzi and outdoor wood burning stove plus access to the main terrace. A substantial walk-in wardrobe, additional built in storage and a fabulous en-suite bathroom complete the owners suite. The light and spacious double height boot room, with sink and washing machine facilities, provides direct access to the integral double garage with storage mezzanine plus the plant/drying room and also gives side access to the annex and garden.
From the impressive double height entrance hall there is access to the study with distracting views over the Loch, a large dual aspect sitting room which has full height windows/patio doors with views over the loch and access to a private terrace to the side of the house, plus the downstairs bedroom and adjacent shower room. Upstairs there are 2 additional guest suites with en-suite facilities, each with walk in wardrobes and private balconies overlooking the Loch.
The Apartment A separate apartment with independent access from the outside lies discreetly below the main house. The apartment comprises a lovely sitting room/kitchen with bedroom and bathroom off. It has bifold sliding doors opening the apartment out onto its private terrace with outdoor fire plus a covered private seating area overlooking the pond and Loch beyond.
General Local Authority: Argyll Council 01546 605522
Services: Water: Private Drainage: Private Electricity: Mains electricity plus a 4kW solar PV system. The property also benefits from index linked FIT payments which started in February 2012 and last for 25 years. Payments for 2018 were £1324. Heating: A 16kW Air source heat pump powers the underfloor heating system. Additional heating comes from the wood burning stoves. Water heating is provided by the 12kW solar hot water system plus the 35kW wood burning stove with back boiler. There is also an emersion heater.
*Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents
Postcode: PH37 1RL Council Tax: Band G
Fixtures and Fittings: The fitted carpets and blinds are included in the sale.
Garden ornaments, fires, statues, water features and furniture are expressly excluded from the sale.
Outside Ardchattan Parsonage occupies a unique setting. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of Ardchattan Parsonage and compliment the outstanding design of the house. To the front of the property is a car parking area with further gated car parking to the side beside the double garage. To the rear, southerly aspect, of the house the garden comprises a variety of pathways leading to the vegetable/fruit growing terrace with fruit cage, established fruit trees and bushes and raised beds plus useful shed. A further set of steps leads down to the beach/water frontage with deck, seating area, a boat house, slipway and fire ring offering stunning views towards Ben Cruchan, Taynuilt and Connel. The gardens are interspersed with lawns, mature shrubs and perennials complimenting the views over Loch Etive whilst also providing a variety of sheltered and private garden experiences. Immediately in front of the annex is a stunning spring fed pond. Ardchattan Parsonage includes a mooring on the sea loch of Loch Etive which provides direct access to world class sailing on the west coast of Scotland.
Location Ardchattan Parsonage occupies a stunning spot on the north side of Loch Etive approximately 14 miles from Oban. Oban is the largest port in the West of Scotland and the main ferry terminal for the Western Isles. Known as the gateway to the Isles there are regular daily ferries to Mull and many of the inner Hebredean islands as well as Barra and South Uist is the Western Isles. Oban features the iconic McCaigs Tower, a colosseum like building which overlooks Oban Bay and the Isles beyond.
The town has a cinema, a number of award winning restaurants and specialist local shops, cafés and bars with many hosting live bands and ceilidhs. Small local shops are in the villages of Benderloch and Connel. In addition, there is a wide selection of supermarkets offering all daily requirements in Oban. Excellent schooling is available locally at Nursery, Primary and Secondary level and Oban also has a hospital with A&E centre and excellent GP services nearby in Connel. Swimming and other sports can be enjoyed at the leisure centre and Oban has daily links to Glasgow by road and rail. Oban airport provides facilities for light aircraft and services to Glasgow and the Isles.
Oban is one of the main centres for the west coast sailing scene with stunning coastline, rich and diverse sea life and excellent shore side facilities on the doorstep. Dunstaffnage and Oban Marina offer excellent mooring facilities. The local area is ideal for the outdoor enthusiasts with numerous walking and cycling routes nearby. Glencoe lies to the north and offers exceptional walking and climbing opportunities.
Directions From Connel, pass over the Connel bridge and after approximately 150 meters turn right onto the B845 leading along the north side of Loch Etive to Bonawe. Continue along this road for 8 miles and Ardchattan Parsonage can be found on the right hand side after the small village of Bonawe.Read all
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