Rarely available detached bungalow with gardens to the shorefront in the sought after village of Toward, near Dunoon. Dalfruin is a most appealing and spacious two bedroom property with sea-facing sitting room with open fire, sunroom, dining room, breakfasting kitchen, utility room and contemporary bathroom. Externally, large and private gardens, driveway, garage, outhouses and an adjacent good sized plot further add to the appeal of this engaging family or holiday home.
The village of Toward is approximately 7 miles along the coastal road from Dunoon, Cowal’s capital town and offers lovely views of Cumbrae and Bute with Arran in the distance. In the Dunoon area there are two supermarkets, local shops and hairdressers aplenty, several cafes restaurants and take-aways, offering a range to suit all tastes and budgets, plenty of pubs, two leisure centres, numerous golf, bowling, tennis and sailing clubs, a two-screen cinema, a local museum and a concert venue. There are also ample schools, churches, medical surgeries, dentists, a hospital and a veterinary practice. In addition, there are two ferry links to Gourock with rail and coach links meaning that Glasgow city centre is little more than an hour away, with Braehead Shopping Centre and Greenock even closer.
Sitting Room, Sun Room, Breakfasting Kitchen, Dining Room, Two Double Bedrooms, Bathroom and Utility Room
Dalfruin is one of a select few properties set on a quiet lane off shore road in the village.
Off the lane, the pillared entrance reveals the driveway and rear garden with chipped stones to the back, and most frequently used, entrance door. Blue storm doors open to the tiled entrance vestibule with a wooden / glass panelled door to the hallway.
Wide and welcoming, the carpeted L-shaped hallway has a nice bright entrance with windowed recess, three storage cupboards, two ceiling lights, radiator and leads to the sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and both bedrooms.
5.21m x 5.09m
Picture frame windows overlooking the lush lawn to the Clyde estuary and the North Ayrshire hills, cosy open fire, wooden flooring, under window storage...what’s not to love about this fantastic sitting room!
3.97m x 3.33m
Spacious dining room which can accommodate a large family table and chairs. Very well positioned next to the sitting room and inbetween the kitchen and sun room. Good sized room with window to the side, wooden flooring which flows continuously from the sitting room, ceiling light and radiator.
3.79m x 1.92m
Lovely place to sit and enjoy the beautiful vista on offer. Windows all round, glazed door to the front garden, radiator and wall light.
5.35m x 2.72m
Well appointed kitchen with ample wall and base units and solid wood worktops. The focal point is the large stainless steel range with 6 gas hobs, double oven / grill, stainless steel splashback and extractor hood over. Window to the rear but also with sea views through the dining and sun rooms. Downlights, ceiling pulley for pots and pans, tile-effect flooring and access to both the utility room and the hall.
2.22m x 2.02m
Off the kitchen with separate door to the back garden and window to the side. Houses the boiler and plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer. Large storage cupboard, tiled flooring, radiator and ceiling light.
3.47m x 1.95m
Lovely, contemporary bathroom suite comprising white bath with shower over and glass screen, WC and wash-hand basin. Fully tiled walls and floor, downlights, chrome heated towel rail, wall-mounted mirrored medicine cabinet and frosted window to the rear.
4.38m x 3.94m
The first of the large double bedrooms has dual aspect windows and a stunning sea view to waken up to every morning. Carpet, walk-in storage cupboard, spotlights and radiator.
4.72m x 3.97m
Second double bedroom is situated at the rear and overlooks the back garden and to the hills and trees beyond through the double windows. Neutral and calming decor, carpet, chandelier and radiator.
The attic, which is accessed from the hallway, is large enough for a conversion. The current owners successfully applied in 2000 for a building warrant to convert the area to a lounge with solid-fuel fire, bedroom with en-suite and utility room. Although the warrant has now expired the new owners could reapply for the conversion.
The property boasts large private gardens both front and back. The front is laid mainly to lawn with a sprinkling of colourful flowers, plants, trees and bushes and extends down to the shorefront which is bound by a stone wall and accessed by a single gate. The owners possess up to the high tide on the shore. A chipped stone area immediately in front of the house is ideal for dining alfresco, having a barbecue or just sitting taking in the surroundings. The back garden has a mixture of lawn, outhouses, chipped stone area and plants, trees and shrubs.
Driveway and Garage
The property benefits by having a large chipped stone driveway and single garage.
Across the small lane, and adjacent to the property sits a good size plot with woodland and pond, which could be used for a whole host of different things including a new build should planning permission be granted.
EPC rating: D.