A wonderfully located cottage with additional accomodation and boat house
CLOSING DATE SET: WEDNESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2018 at Noon
Lot 3 - Pier Cottage and the Old Smokehouse c. 2 acres
This is a wonderfully located cottage with additional accommodation, ancient garden and boathouse, situated on the shore of Loch Striven beside the pier.
The cottage takes its name from the original pier that was located here for many years before being replaced by the current greenheart pier in the 1990s. Of traditional whitewashed stone beneath a pitched slate roof the accommodation is over two storeys. The cottage is accessed via the back door at first floor level and laid out over two stories. The accommodation comprises a reception room, kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sauna.
A short distance from the cottage is a detached former fish smoker building, which has been converted as auxiliary accommodation to complement Pier Cottage. Constructed of stone under a slate roof, the accommodation comprises a bathroom on the ground floor and a bedroom on the first floor.
One of the particular features and attractions of this lot is its private pier. Constructed from North American greenheart timbers, the pier is about 30 metres in length with a deck width of 3 metres. It is designed to work in low or high tide and enables boats with a draft of up to 6 metres (20 feet) to dock.
The pier enables easy access to spectacular yachting and boating throughout the Firth of Clyde, together with mixed water sports and sea fishing in Loch Striven.
This property has 1.5 acres of land.
Glenstriven Estate occupies magical setting on the western side of the Cowal Peninsula overlooking Loch Striven. The southerly and westerly views from the estate are magnificent and include the Islands of Bute and Cumbrae, together with the distinctive peak of Goat Fell and the mountains of Arran.
Access to the estate is via a minor public road which leads for about 15 miles from Dunoon through the villages of Innellan and Toward. The village of Innellan has a Post Office, convenience store and two pub/restaurants. A wider range of services is provided in Dunoon, with a good selection of shops, professional services, a hospital with A&E and secondary school with sports and community leisure facilities. Dunoon provides two ferry links across the Clyde estuary to Gourock. The journey time by ferry is circa 20 minutes and ferries leave at 20-minute intervals during the day.
The closest airport with scheduled domestic and international flights is at Glasgow International Airport (41 miles) which can be reached in around 1½ hours under normal traffic conditions. Gourock also has a railway station with frequent services to Paisley (for Glasgow airport) and Glasgow city centre. Glasgow airport also has a heliport with helicopters available for charter. The journey time to Glenstriven by helicopter is about 15 minutes.
With its many islands, peninsulas and sea lochs, Argyll has thousands of miles of coastline and, as such, the sea is a feature of the working life and leisure time of its inhabitants.
The quality of sailing off the Argyll coast and Inner Hebrides is of world renown. In addition to the two deep-water moorings owned by the vendors, there are several well-established commercial marinas within close range of Glenstriven at Dunoon, Rothesay, Port Bannatyne, Inverkip and Portavadie.
In terms of land-based activities, there are golf courses at Innellan (9 holes) and Dunoon (18 holes). Further afield there are internationally renowned golf courses at Loch Lomond and on the Ayrshire coast at Royal Troon, Trump Turnberry and Prestwick. The vendors are keen golfers and have, on several occasions, enjoyed day trips to the Ayrshire courses via a fixed hull (inboard) RIB. The journey time to Turnberry (the southernmost of the courses) is about 1½ hours in calm sea conditions.
With many islands to explore, mountains to climb, lochs to fish, pubs and restaurants to dine at throughout Argyll, there is a fantastically diverse range of activities within a drive of an hour or so of Glenstriven.
From Glasgow, take the M8/A8 west to Gourock, continue on the coast road to the ferry terminal at McInroys Point. The ferry crossing from McInroys point to Hunters Quay at Dunoon takes approximately 20 minutes. From Dunoon, head south through the town towards the villages of Innellan and Toward on the A815 and continue on to Glenstriven at the end of the road. It is approximately 15 miles from Dunoon to Glenstriven.
From the north, take the A83 west from the town of Tarbert. After 12 miles, take the turning to the left signposted to Dunoon on the A815. Follow the A815 to Dunoon and then follow the instructions as above.Read all
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