The Gardeners Cottage offers a blooming marvellous opportunity to snap up a property bursting with character right next to historic Stonefield Castle.
As the name suggests the grounds of this substantial four-bedroomed home, near Tarbert, Loch Fyne, which is being marketed by Bell Ingram, are something to behold. A small stream gently meanders through an acre of mature planted gardens which provide a display for every season.
The remains of the original glass house and stone-built potting shed offer potential for restoration, while expansive lawns flow down towards the castle gardens allowing access through to Loch Fyne shorefront.
Gardeners Cottage was built in 1927 as a family home for Stonefield Castle’s head gardener, a position of no small importance given that the castle’s grounds are listed in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes as ‘an important example of west coast woodland estate landscapes’, with an outstanding tree and plant collection of national importance.
The main entrance to Gardeners Cottage is through an internal porch and into a spacious hall. A large day room which sits adjacent to the open plan kitchen creates a wonderful open living space and capitalises on the spectacular garden views. This leads through to a large play room and self-contained ground floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom, perfect for accommodating guests.
A large sitting room with stone fireplace provides a cosy retreat for long winter evenings, and a spacious period dining room is ideal for entertaining friends and family alike.
On the first floor, three large bedrooms, each decorated to a very high standard, provides accommodation, with a modern family bathroom accessible to all. A further staircase provides access to a sizable attic room with potential to provide further accommodation.
Andrew Fuller, a property expert at Bell Ingram, is currently fielding a raft of interest from buyers looking to relocate to Argyll.
He said: ‘Demand is extremely high for all types of property in the Tarbert area. People are driven by access to the village’s busy marina and its reputation as one of the best sailing destinations in Scotland.
‘Tarbert also has a strong sense of community, supporting lots of independent businesses, so it’s no surprise that we are seeing a great deal of interest from buyers attracted to this great quality of life.’
Gardeners Cottage is situated by the Western Shores of Loch Fyne, just two miles from Tarbert on the famous Kintyre peninsula. Just two-and-a-half hours and 100 miles from Glasgow, Tarbert is a popular tourist destination and known as the gateway to the beautiful Kintyre peninsula. Its picturesque harbour is ringed by a number of shops, pubs and hotels which are popular with locals and visitors alike.
In summer Tarbert hosts Scotland’s largest sailing regatta – the ‘Scottish Series’ – and it’s also the last stop before the Islay ferry service and popular with overnight visitors before their journey to the ‘Whisky Isle’. The other ferry to Portavadie on the Cowal peninsula leaves from the village daily.
For the active buyer, there is a short nine-hole golf course in the village and two major golf courses at Machrihanish, including the Machrihanish Links which was voted one of the top 50 courses in the UK.
Field sports enthusiasts are also well catered for with numerous fishing, stalking and shooting opportunities. The nearest town is at Lochgilphead, approximately 14 miles to the north and the administrative centre of Argyll and Bute.
Facilities there include a swimming pool, a sports centre, a hospital and, supermarkets and a nine-hole golf course. Nursery, Primary and secondary schooling is available closer to home at Tarbert Academy Tarbert is easily accessed by car, bus (daily service from Glasgow) and ferry.
You can even travel by air to within 40 miles of Tarbert from the airport Machrihanish, Campbeltown. Bell Ingram is currently marketing a range of properties in the Tarbert area suitable for a whole range of buyers.
The property has a guide price of £425,000.
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