A picturesque property in a stunning and private location on the banks of Loch Striven
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Invervegain is picturesque rural property located 9 miles from the village of Toward and 15 miles from Dunoon on the western side of the Cowal Peninsula overlooking Loch Striven.
The property consists of a 4-bedroom farmhouse and adjoining outbuildings set within approximately 25 acres of land reaching down to the shores of Loch Striven. The property includes approximately 145m of loch frontage comprising a shingle beach, with about 25 acres of native woodland, unenclosed pasture, and rough grazing. There is also the potential for some mixed rough shooting and equestrian opportunities.
Constructed of stone under a slate roof, Invervegain occupies a particularly majestic position on the north side of the Invervegain Burn. The southerly view down Loch Striven to Bute is magnificent. Originally built as a farmhouse with adjoining steading forming a U-shaped range of buildings, the house was extensively modernised in the 1990s with part of the adjoining steading being converted as a large games room. Originally built as the farmhouse for a traditional hill sheep farm, the property has been utilised as holiday accommodation for a number of years by the current owner.
The accommodation is laid out over two storeys and includes two reception rooms, a kitchen, four bedrooms and two bathrooms in addition to the large games room.
Garden and Grounds There is a spacious enclosed parking area and garden with stunning views, together with an area of hard standing to the rear of the outbuildings, which has been partially developed to form dog kennels. This project has not been finished by the current owners and could be removed or completed by the purchaser.
Outbuildings The undeveloped elevation of the traditional steading includes two former stables providing outbuildings/general storage space. There is potential for this to be developed as further living accommodation if desired and subject to planning.
This property has 25 acres of land.
Invervegain 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 Invervegain 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. 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