A handsome detached Georgian house protected by a category ‘B’ listing is now available to purchase.
Presented by Robb Residential, Ardlamont House, near Tighnabruaich, dates from approximately 1820 and is laid out over two storeys with a garden level. The house is of harled finish with painted smooth ashlar at quoins, window mullions and door frames.
At the front, a pilastered entrance vestibule is approached by splayed stone stairs, and at the rear a feature piended projecting bay canopy porch protects a high round arched door with fan light above. The architecture is clean and well balanced; a feature of Ardlamont house is large detailed astragal fenestration which floods the property with natural light.
Throughout Ardlamont House there has been the careful and sensitive preservation of many period features including dressed pitch pine timbers, timber and stone working open fires, detailed cornice and plaster work, charming original bull eye glazing.
The outer front vestibule leads to the main reception hallway, with the Imperial staircase to first floor and garden levels, two pine lined cloakrooms, a door to the rear flagged stone floor outer canopy, and a fine drawing room, with communicating access to the drawing room study, and communicating access to hall.
Bedroom one has a shallow press, while the formal dining room has an open fire, with a well equipped breakfasting kitchen.
The impressive Imperial central staircase leads to half and to full landings, bedroom two (master suite) of bedroom on raised dais, en suite dressing room, en suite bathroom, bedroom thre, bedroom four with wash hand basin and fitted wardrobes, bathroom, shower room, bedroom five, WC and bedroom six.
A staircase leads down to the garden level lower hallway, leading to bedroom seven with open fire, bedroom eight, games room with feature open fire, bedroom nine with en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe. An inner hallway leads to the garden level bathroom, and laundry with twin Belfast sinks.
The property also features a Coachman’s Cottage, with outer door to well-equipped and fitted kitchen, open plan sitting and dining room with working open fire, and steps up to the bedroom with en suite shower room. There is a door to a connecting staircase to the main house.
The Chauffeur’s Apartment is accessed from an outside staircase to the first floor, with an outer door leading to the entrance hallway. It has a well-equipped fitted kitchen, bathroom, sitting room, two bedrooms and small laundry room.
In the walled garden there is an early 18th century sundial.
Ardlamont House is surrounded by a combination of semi ancient native woodland under planted with rhododendrons and small conifer plantation strips. The conifer plantations have recently been clear felled and have been replanted.
Additional land could be made available by separate negotiation.
Ardlamont House is situated at the southern tip of the Ardlamont peninsula, from where the house gets its name. The south end of the Ardlamont peninsula is highly scenic with the mouth of Loch Fyne on its western side and the mouth of the famous Kyles of Bute to its eastern side. From the foreshore there are southerly and often dramatic aspects of the high tops of the neighbouring island of Arran and south down the Kilbrannan sound.
Six miles to the north of Ardlamont House is the picturesque and highly scenic coastal village of Tighnabruaich. The village is a well-known sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the comings and goings of boating and yachting craft. One of its highlights is the regular berthing of the famous Waverley, reputed to be the world’s last sea going paddle steamer. Always a sight to behold as she berths at Tighnabruaich pier with day trippers.
The village centre has a doctor’s surgery and local amenities that cater for everyday needs. A bus service runs from Tighnabruaich to both Rothesay and Dunoon.
Tighnabruaich has a reputable and award winning primary school and secondary is available at Dunoon Grammar.
The area is famous for its dramatic natural scenic beauty; yachtsmen and women the world over sail through the scenic Kyles from the Clyde marinas and on through the Crinan canal and out to the Hebridean islands. A new marina and restaurant complex at Portavadie is 6 miles to the west and offers facilities such as a leisure centre with indoor and outdoor infinity pool and beauty treatment rooms. Portavadie also hosts facilities supporting great mountain bike trails in the area.
The area offers much in the way of relaxing outdoor pursuits. Tighnabruaich Golf Club is a scenic and challenging 9-hole golf course. There is tennis and inevitably, a famous sailing school.
Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area, as are a number of commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
Within the woodlands lying to the south of Ardlamont House is a small burial ground. The historic owners of Ardlamont were the Watson family. Many of the Watson family ancestors have been laid to rest here. The family have retained ownership of the burial site and they retain access rights to the site.
The agents will consider offers over £750,000.
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