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6 bedroom detached house
Property description & features
- Tenure: Freehold
Achnacalman is a very pretty traditional stone-built courtyard cottage laid across two light and bright levels, neatly presented under a dark grey slate roof. Originally three cottages now carefully converted into one generous ‘L’ shaped, detached home which enjoys spectacular views across the glen to Dunadd hills and beyond towards the Isle of Jura.
Outer front door to welcoming entrance hallway, utility room with window to side gardens, sliding door to formal dining room, 1 x window to front gardens, good sized contemporary family bathroom with walk in shower enclosure, window to front gardens, cupboard housing the water tank. Contemporary fitted kitchen with window overlooking front gardens, formal sitting room with 2 x windows to front and side gardens, imitation electric fireplace, utility cupboard, family bathroom with walk in shower, window to side gardens, solar panel invertor switch gear located within the hallway, bedroom 1 (master) with window to side gardens.
There are three independent staircases throughout the property.
The first staircase provides access to an informal sitting room with 3 x Velux windows overlooking rolling countryside, bedroom 2 which is currently set as a library with 1 x Velux window, access to property eaves.
Secondary staircase to first floor, eaves storage, 1 x Velux window, bedroom 3 & 4 with access to property eaves and window to front and side gardens.
Third staircase to first floor, eaves storage, 1 x Velux window, bedroom 5 & 6 with window to side gardens.
Achnacalman enjoys an excellent elevated situation with uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. The village of Kilmartin, which lies North of Achnacalman, sits at the heart of Kilmartin Glen and there are at least 150 prehistoric sites and 200 other ancient monuments within six miles of it.
These include burial cairns, rock carvings, and standing stones, as well as the remains of the fortress at Dunadd. The Nether Largie standing stones and Temple Wood is known for its prehistoric stone circle and is located around 5 miles from Achnacalman.. The village has a post office, church,bar, restaurant hotel and museum. Kilmartin Primary School is around 1.5 miles from the house and nearby Lochgilphead (2.9 miles) provides secondary and primary education, as well as shopping facilities. Lochgilphead has a golf course and swimming pool.
The local countryside provides an array of outdoor and sporting activities to be expected of the West Highlands. Hill walking, climbing and mountain biking opportunities are available in the immediate vicinity while Lochgilphead and Crinan both provide excellent sailing access to the West Coast.
Salmon and trout fishing are available locally, specifically on the River Add. There is also organised game shooting as well as deer stalking. A bus service runs between Kilmartin and Lochgilphead. Main line rail stations are at Oban 33.8 miles to the north and/or Arrochar 49.7 miles to the east. The nearest airport is Glasgow at 87 miles.Outbuildings
Detached exposed stone double
garage/workshop, concrete floor, light,
power and water supply, twin leaf timber
doors, and all under a box profile sheet
The gardens at Achnacalman are laid mainly to a level lawn with some well-established shrubs, beds and bushes. There is a sweeping tarmac driveway which offers ample space for vehicular hard standing, parking and turning. Due north of the property there is a further area of lawn with planted soft fruit and vegetable beds, and from its elevated vantage point there are spectacular views. The extreme rear gardens benefits from a stone outbuilding that is currently being used as a workshop and store this area is reached via an opening in a mature hedge line, and then further bounded by a post and wire fence and access to Throughout the gardens there are areas which have been created for alfresco sitting, dining and entertaining and from each corner of the gardens there are spectacular views across open countryside towards the ancient fort of Dunadd, the historic seat of the Kings of Dalriada and beyond to the Isle of Jura.
Achnacalman is on a shared septic tank, the property is heated by 2 x air source heat pumps, 10 solar panels, 3.7 Kilowatt System, the property is serviced by mains water supply, the property is double glazed.
There is a Scottish & Southern electricity mast within the gardens, that generates £40 income per annum. Service engineers have a servitude right of access for essential maintenance.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
From Lochgilphead proceed in a northerly direction on the A816. Travel for about 2.9 miles, and Achnacalman is located on the right hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Achnacalman is in council tax band F and the amount payable for 2022/2023 is £ £2660.52 excluding drainage.
EPC rating Band C
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone[use Contact Agent Button].
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed."
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