Beautiful detached cottage in truly stunning loch-side location. ‘Cuil Beithe’ is situated on the banks of Loch Fyne and comprises spacious sitting room with an open fire, views to the water and is semi-open plan with the large dining area, modern kitchen with Rayburn stove, two double bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom),utility room, family bathroom, cloakroom and floored attic reached by a spiral staircase off the hallway. Externally, the bungalow has striking landscaped gardens which have many seating areas, interesting walkways, a plethora of colourful trees and shrubs and a driveway which leads to the integrated garage. This property would make an ideal main residence, relaxing holiday home or a lucrative holiday let and should be seen to fully appreciate the splendour of the surroundings.
St Catherine’s is a quiet and peaceful village surrounded by rolling countryside and hills on the shores of Loch Fyne near the larger village of Strachur. Perfectly situated for commuting to Dunoon, the bustling capital of Cowal, the Royal Burgh of Inveraray, or Loch Lomond but still only little more than an hour away from Glasgow. In the area there are local pubs, tea rooms, post office, a petrol station with well stocked shop, doctors, schools and playparks. It is the perfect location from escaping the hustle and bustle of city life, but with everything you want on your doorstep.
Sitting Room, Dining Room, Two Double Bedrooms (1 with En-Suite Bathroom), Kitchen, Utility Room, Family Bathroom, Cloakroom and Attic Room
Cuil Beithe is located on a quiet lane off the main Strachur to St Catherine’s Road, the A815. On the main road drive down to the shore road at the ‘Arnish Cottage’ signpost and continue to the end of the lane where you will see the property.
Double gates open to the driveway; a pathway takes you to the main entrance whilst the drive continues to the integrated garage at the rear.
At the front of the property the portico allows you to lock or unlock the door whilst under cover. Wooden door with full-length frosted side windows opens to the entrance vestibule.
2.00m x 1.87m
6’8” x 6’2”
Tiled floor, downlights, radiator plus space for outdoor wear and occasional furniture.
3.10m x 2.90m
10’2” x 9’7”
Lovely wooden flooring (a feature throughout many of the rooms), downlights, radiator, cupboard, plus access to the sitting room, dining area, both bedrooms, family bathroom, spiral staircase to the floored attic and hatch to the second attic.
5.77m x 4.10m
19’0” x 13’6”
Bright and airy room with a stunning vista through the floor-to-ceiling loch-facing windows. Further side windows allow extra natural light to stream in, whilst the open fire set in feature stone fireplace keeps the room cosy. Wooden flooring, radiator, ceiling and wall lights and storage cupboard. Semi-open plan with the dining area.
6.80m x 3.40m
22’4” x 11’2”
The wooden floor continues from the sitting room to the lengthy dining area which has ample space for a large family table and chairs and bookcases, sideboards etc. Patio doors with windows to the sides open to the driveway, ceiling and downlights, radiator and storage cupboard. Leads to the kitchen and utility room.
2.90m x 2.90m
9’7” x 9’7”
Contemporary kitchen comprising gloss grey base units and white wall units with solid wood worktops, integrated oven / grill with induction hob over, fridge and dishwasher. Tiled floor, downlights and window to the side garden. The Rayburn stove is both aesthetically pleasing and practical as it heats the water in the house.
2.90m x 1.85m
9’7” x 6’1”
Handy room which is plumbed for washing machine and has a sink with drainer, space for further white goods, cupboard housing the water tank, tiled floor and downlights.
1.28m x 1.20m
4’3” x 4.0”
Off the utility room and a small inner hallway which also leads to the integrated garage as well as the side garden, the cloakroom comprises WC, wash-hand basin, radiator, extractor, ceiling light and frosted window to the side.
Master Bedroom with En-Suite
5.80m x 3.85m
19’1” x 12’8”
Spacious double room with those views to waken up to in the morning! In-built wardrobes, carpet, ceiling light, radiator and further side window. The En-suite (1.88m x 1.55m / 6.2” x 5’1”) includes a bath with electric shower over and sliding screen, WC, wash-hand basin, radiator, ceiling light and opaque window.
4.75m x 3.35m
15’7” x 11’0”
Second good sized double bedroom, this time at the rear. Carpet, radiator, ceiling light, in-built wardrobes with sliding doors and windows to both the side and back.
2.63m x 2.43m
8’8” x 8’0”
Family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower cubicle, WC and wash-hand basin. Tiled floor, part-tiled walls, ceiling light, chrome heated towel rail, shelved cupboard with small wall-mounted heater, extractor and opaque windows to the rear.
5.80m x 3.12m
19’1” x 10’3”
A spiral staircase is off the hallway and it winds to the floored attic which could be used as a guest bedroom, TV room or study. Two Velux windows, two heaters, strip light and plenty of power points.
The landscaped gardens envelop the cottage and have many areas for dining al-fresco, relaxing or meandering through the interesting walkways whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Driveway and Garage
Custom-made Mackintosh inspired wrought iron gates open to the driveway which has space for several vehicles and on to the integrated garage which has an electric up-and-over door. An internal door from the garage opens to the inner hallway.
Some of the furniture, fixtures, fittings and white goods may be available for private purchase.
EPC rating: D.