A housing hotspot for lovers of lochside living

An enchanting three-bedroom detached cottage on the shore of a loch is now on the property market.

Presented by Bell Ingram, Corranbuie is of stone construction with harled finish sitting under a traditional slate roof and is accessed from the road via a short private track and gate to an open parking area.

The entrance to the house leads into a hallway, and onwards a central sitting room complete with a cosy open fireplace. A double bedroom is located off the sitting room, well suited to visiting family or guests with mobility limitations. A front porch has been adapted to give storage options.

The split-level kitchen is located to the front of the house, offering fantastic views across the grounds and giving further access to the impressive glass-fronted dining room and adjacent lounge, the latter benefitting from the installation of a multi fuel stove.

A twisting staircase leads from the central sitting room to the upper floor where two double bedrooms are located, linked by a central landing. The coombed ceilings give a real sense of character whist both rooms are flooded with natural daylight through the installation of additional Velux roof windows.

Corranbuie offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire a Lochside cottage with shorefront land, and with minor modernisation, would make a superb holiday cottage with a potential for significant secondary income.

Externally, the stunning grounds of Corranbuie extend all the way to the water’s edge, where boat mooring and launching is possible during high tides. The shoreline offers opportunities to explore the everchanging coastal pools and sands, ideal for those looking to enjoy private walks.

A combination of mature trees and saplings enhance the well-maintained grounds. Additional external storage is provided by way of a detached stone garage with lean-to outbuilding.

A large brick patio area provides the perfect place to entertain guests and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

The heritage fishing village of Tarbert is shaping up to be Scotland’s next housing hotspot for lovers of lochside living.

That’s the view of Andrew Fuller, a property expert at Bell Ingram, who’s currently fielding a raft of interest from buyers looking to relocate to the idyllic Argyll and Bute community on the shores of Loch Fyne.

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.”

‘Corranbuie has superb waterside locations and offer great scope to explore the coast.

‘Corranbuie is an enchanting three-bedroom detached cottage on the shore of West Loch set in an area extending to 4.25 acres. With minor modernisation it would make a superb holiday cottage with a potential for significant secondary income.

‘The grounds extend all the way to the water’s edge, where boat mooring and launching is possible during high tides.”

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.

The property has a guide price of £320,000.

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