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With unrestricted views over The Holy Loch and Argyll Hills beyond, Benvue Villa is a stunning example of a detached Victorian Villa that has been carefully and lovingly restored by the current owners to provide a superb waterside home. With 2/3 public rooms, 4 bedrooms a modern breakfasting kitchen, utility room, a fully fitted shower room and sumptuous 4 piece family bathroom (with views over the Holy Loch) this former Church Manse sits amid substantial south facing rear gardens which have been professionally landscaped and which feature welcoming patio/barbecue areas, private seating areas and an endearing woodland walkway. Further, Benvue offers the new owner a fantastic opportunity to run the property as a commercial enterprise as the villa is registered with a leading local holiday let company and currently produces a good income per year in rentals.
Benvue Villa is approximately three miles from Dunoon, Cowal’s capital town and sits on the banks of the Holy Loch. The immediate area boasts a marina, sailing club, village shop / post office, pub, primary school, bowling club and a children’s play area with basketball / 5-a-side football pitch. The famous Benmore Botanic Garden and Loch Eck are just a couple of miles further north. As well as everything that goes with a large seaside town, Dunoon also two ferry links to Gourock with rail and coach links meaning that Glasgow city centre is little more than an hour away, with Glasgow Airport, Braehead Shopping Centre and Greenock even closer.
Vehicular access is offered from an exclusive gravelled driveway extending from Shore Road to offer multiple vehicle parking and direct access to the wonderful grounds situated at the rear of the property.
Newly fitted, secure, double storm doors open to a mosaic tiled floor. The newly installed electrics are housed with the Entrance Vestibule. Complete with cornice detail.
As with all of the doors within Benvue, the ornate glass panelled oak front door has recently been professionally dipped and sanded to reveal their natural splendour and opens into an inviting Hallway. A stunning, solid oak floor greets and extends throughout the majority of the ground floor of this two story residence and compliments the striking and newly restored oak finishing’s which are prevalent throughout. A built in cupboard offers good storage and permits under-floor access. Heating by gas fuelled radiator. Co-ordinating oak picture rail. Central ceiling light. Complete with ornate cornice detail. Freshly re-plastered.
4.95m x 4.04
Accessed from the hall this magnificent forward facing Lounge space captures the panoramic views over the Holy Loch and surrounding countryside beautifully via the dominant bay window formation. An oak fire with floral fire tiles create a prominent feature and further heating is supplemented by a strategically presented gas fuelled radiator. A shelved alcove offers useful storage. The quality solid oak flooring continues from the Lounge to the Open Plan Dining Area. Rail to picture height. Ornate cornice detail and central ceiling rose finish this enviable room perfectly.
3.04m x 3.43m
A thoughtfully appointed Archway permits access to the Open Plan Dining Area located at the rear of the Lounge. This sociable, open plan layout sustains viewing potential of the Holy Loch due to the sheer dimensions of the forward facing bay window formation in the Lounge. A double glazed window aspect within the Dining Area overlooks the rear grounds. For the wine connoisseur, a considerately appointed, built in wine rack. Heating by gas fuelled radiator. Access to the Kitchen.
5.20m x 2.70m
Homely and inviting Kitchen providing a welcoming heart to this outstanding home. Fitted with a generous range of floor and wall mounted cupboards, co-ordinating work top surfaces extending to a breakfast bar. Complimentary tiled splash back. Eight gas hob, double range with extractor fan over. Integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. Circular stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Double glazed window aspect enjoying picturesque views of the Holy Loch. Modern down lights. Partially tiled floor with remaining flooring in solid oak. Access to the Utility Room.
A decorative glass panelled oak door permits entry to this suitably appointed Utility Room. Fitted with wall mounted units and co-ordinating worktop surfaces with a complimentary tiled splash back. Plumbing and space available for a variety of white good appliances. Flooring by ceramic floor tiles. Double glazed window formation over looks the rear grounds. An external door offers access to the rear grounds.
Currently used as a more informal and relaxed Lounge or Sitting Room this super 2nd Public Room offers diverse potential to suit lifestyle requirements. Slightly more generous in proportion to the formal Lounge this fabulous space commands breathtaking views of the ever-changing waters of the Holy Loch and vibrant seasonal variations via the bay window formation. An oak fireplace and working coal/log burning fire presents a pleasing feature with further heating supplemented by gas fuelled radiators. A shelved alcove offers useful storage. The solid oak flooring continues throughout. Ornate cornice detail complete with central ceiling rose.
Study / 4th Bedroom
3.45m x 2.82m
Occupying a quiet location at the rear of Benvue, this spacious Study enjoys an excellent degree of natural sunlight via a double glazed window formation. Solid oak flooring extends throughout. Wooden alcove offers practical storage. Rail to picture height. TV Point. Heating by gas fuelled radiator.
Carpeted stairs with oak ballustrail rises to mid level and on to the Upper Level
Conveniently located, fully tiled Shower Room comprising of a corner shower unit with electric shower, pedestal sink and w.c. Opaque double glazed window. Heating by gas fuelled radiator.
Also located on the mid level is the Porch, offering access to the rear grounds and providing a convenient location to accommodate outdoor clothing and footwear. External steps descend to the rear grounds.
Carpeted stairs ascend to the Upper Level where the Bedrooms and Bathroom are located.
4.00m x 3.10m
Well proportioned, double bedroom currently accommodating twin beds over looking the rear grounds pertaining to the property and offering side facing views via the thoughtfully appointed windows. Heating by gas fuelled radiator.
3.85m x 4.00m
Outstanding views can be observed from this forward facing room via the double glazed window aspect. Tastefully decorated in calming neutral décor. Ample space available to accommodate a good selection of bedroom furniture. Heating by gas fuelled radiator. Complete with coving and central ceiling light.
Purpose built Walk in Wardrobe offering tremendous storage facility. Was previously a Bathroom and could be straightforwardly converted to its original function. Double glazed window benefits from fantastic sea views.
3.80m x 3.45m
Luxurious Bathroom presenting a stand-alone bath and offering the prime location from which to soak up the stunning scenery observed from the forward facing window aspect. Striking black and white checked floor tiles offers an impressive feature with complimentary wall tiling and mosaic border. Enclosed shower with electric shower. Pedestal Sink and w.c. Heating by gas fuelled radiator.
3.80m x 3.80
Well proportioned Double Bedroom occupying a quiet location at the rear of the house. Two double glazed window aspects permit an abundance of natural light. Heating by gas fuelled radiator.
A truly remarkable outdoor space offering a magnificent location from which to observe the stunning Argyllshire Countryside and waters of the Holy Loch. Two laid to lawn sections are bordered by a wonderful variety of mature shrubs and bushes. The grounds are bordered by a mid level wall.
The ground to the rear of the Benvue offers a vast and beautiful extension to this outstanding property and have been meticulously and loving designed to an impressive standard. The ground encompasses a generously proportioned laid to laid to lawn area and a stunning landscaped section with a thoughtfully appointed pathway that meanders the perimeters. The grounds boast a exceptionally secluded patio area that offer the perfect location to dine alfresco in complete privacy. Complete with independent garage and shed.
EPC rating: E.