Charming and unique detached Victorian Lodge set on the banks of the Firth of Clyde in the sought after coastal village of Kirn. The main body of ‘Dunclutha Lodge’ was built around 1850 although in recent times the current owners have extended, upgraded and modernised the property which now comprises a very homely open plan lounge, with solid fuel fire and sea views, which flows to the spacious and contemporary dining kitchen, adjoining utility room, two double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room and modern family bathroom. Externally, the lodge sits in generous and beautifully landscaped grounds which are both interesting and practical with the commanding wrought iron gates proudly sitting at the foot of the large driveway. This is an exceptional and characterful property set in a most enviable location and is sure to attract a lot of interest so early viewing is highly recommended.
The award-winning coastal village of Kirn is approximately one mile along the esplanade from Dunoon, Cowal’s capital town. The village boasts excellent primary and grammar schools, a golf course, indoor and outdoor bowling club and independent retailers including newsagents, bakers, hairdressers, off-licences and take-aways, amongst others. It is also conveniently placed for two ferries which provide rail and bus links to Greenock, Braehead, Glasgow and the airport.
Open Plan Lounge / Kitchen / Dining, Utility Room, Two Double Bedrooms, En-Suite Shower Room, Family Bathroom and Entrance Porch
Dunclutha Lodge can be found on the shore road approximately half a mile from Western Ferries and around one and a half miles from Dunoon town centre.
Impressive and commanding wrought iron gates attached to large stone pillars open to the driveway which sweeps round the side of the house to the rear. The property can be accessed either by the main door at the side or via the door at the rear, to the kitchen.
1.55m x 1.40m
5’1” x 4’8”
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow plenty of natural light to stream in to the entrance porch which has a practical stone tiled floor.
Once through the door from the porch you enter the welcoming L-Shaped hallway which leads to the lounge, the family bathroom and the two bedrooms which are down a couple of stairs and are located in the original part of the building. The hallway is carpeted, has a feature alcove, wall and ceiling lighting, windows at the rear and in the ceiling, plus sensor lighting.
Open Plan Living
8.05m x 5.55m
26’5” x 18’3”
Extremely sociable open-plan living accommodation which retains its defined lounge, dining and kitchen areas. The lounge benefits by floor-to-ceiling sea-facing windows at the front plus further windows at the side and rear and a cosy solid-fuel fire with brick surround and slate hearth whilst the dining area forms a semi-divide from the extremely well appointed fitted kitchen, also with a window to the rear. Integrated appliances in the kitchen include fridge, freezer, electric oven and microwave whilst the gas hob has an extractor hood over and the wall units have under lighting. The door to the back garden is situated between the lounge and dining areas.
2.05m x 1.30m
6’9” x 4’4”
Very handy utility room is adjacent to the kitchen and is plumbed for a washing machine and dryer and benefits by wall units, worktop and coat hooks. Access to the extension loft is gained through the utility room.
5.30m x 3.30m
17’5” x 10’10”
The spacious master bedroom can be found at the end of the hallway; the bay windows, with original wood panelling, plus side window allows natural light to stream in as well as offering a glorious panoramic sea view. The fantastic En-Suite (2.75m x 1.20m / 9’1” x 4’0”) comprises a walk-in cubicle with electric shower, WC and wash-hand basin with storage under. Fully tiled walls and floor, chrome heated towel rail, downlights and extractor.
4.10m x 2.75m
13’6” x 9’1”
Second double bedroom set in the original part of the house and with eye-catching Gothic window to the garden, walk-in cupboard / wardrobe, original wooden shutters and access to the attic.
2.30m x 1.70m
7’7” x 5’7”
Modern family bathroom comprising P-shaped bath with shower over and glass screen, WC and wash-hand basin. Wet-wall panelling, downlighting, chrome heated towel rail and opaque window to the side.
The exceptional and lovingly maintained gardens are truly stunning with lawned and seating areas, large rockery and a plethora of plants, trees, fruit trees and shrubs adding colour and further character. The imposing gates, pillars and stone wall which bound the grounds along with the Victorian street light are just a few of the features which make this property stand out. Included in the sale will be the nearly-new 8’ x 6’ garden shed, ornamental wooden carved owls and garden furniture.
Driveway and Garage
The driveway provides off-road parking for numerous vehicles and leads to the detached garage.
Planning Permission – Planning Permission for an extension at the rear has now lapsed however there is no reason to believe it would not be granted again. The extension would provide the opportunity for a third bedroom.
Included in Sale – Electric Victorian Street light, Electric Operated Sensor Light in Hallway, Sensor Light at Rear of Property, Outside Light at Porch Door and Smart Meter.
Not Included in Sale - Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Dishwasher, Ornamental Elephant in Garden and Gardens Tools.
Gas Central Heating
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Dunclutha Lodge is in Council Tax Band B and the amount payable for 2020/2021 was £1412.32.
A copy of the Home Report is available by contacting Waterside Property Ltd.
Strictly by appointment with Waterside Property Ltd.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to Waterside Property Ltd.
EPC rating: C.