Kylemore House is situated on the banks of Loch Long within the desirable and sought after village of Ardentinny. The property benefits from magnificent, breathtaking and uninterrupted views over loch and forest. The impressive, detached property is exceptionally well presented and provides an excellent family home offering extensive and generously proportioned accommodation comprising three reception rooms, conservatory, study, three double bedrooms (one with full en-suite and fitted wardrobes), family bathroom, kitchen, utility room and drying room. Situated in the private and spacious gardens is an office/studio (ideal for working from home), a double garage with remote control electric door, bothy, greenhouse, dog kennel and a private mooring to the front of the house. This classic property offers the purchaser the opportunity to live and work from home in a truly idyllic location.
Situated on the shores of Loch Long approximately 12 miles from Dunoon, picturesque Ardentinny is a quiet and peaceful village surrounded by water, countryside and rolling hills and, as such, is the perfect retreat from the stresses and strains of a busy modern life.Neighbouring villages include Blairmore, Strone and Kilmun and the area boasts a beach with picnic area, golf course, bowling club, quad-biking, several pubs, cafes and restaurants, schools, playparks and medical centre. A regular bus service makes the many amenities of Dunoon easily accessible and the ferries to Gourock, with rail and coach links, mean that Glasgow city centre is little more than an hour away, with Glasgow Airport, Braehead Shopping Centre and Greenock even closer.
Lower Floor – Sitting Room, Conservatory, Dining Room, Library, Study, Kitchen, Utility Room and Drying Room
Upper Floor – Three Double Bedrooms (One with En-suite), Family Bathroom
Ardentinny is approximately 20 minutes drive from Dunoon via the villages of Kilmun, Strone and Blairmore along the Holy Loch and Loch Long coastal road. Kylemore is the second house after the ‘Ardentinny’ signpost.
Vehicular access is by way of the double gates off the shore road which open to the driveway and sweeps up to the double garage, with remote control electric door. Pedestrian access is via the single gate, again off the shore road, and on to the pathway to the front door.
Wooden effect uPVC external door opens into a vestibule with laminate flooring and a window to the side.
Feature glazed door from vestibule to entrance hallway, which is carpeted, has a radiator and ceiling light and leads to the library on the left, dining room on the right and stairs to upper floor.
6.2m (widest) x 4.45m
Off the hallway, and ideal for relaxing with a good book whilst overlooking Loch long through the double windows. This L-shaped room incorporates a study area, the room has, like most of the house, a luxury carpet as well as ceiling rose with light, radiator and a door to a separate study.
Study / Bedroom 4
2.66m x 2.37m
Accessed from the library, the study has a window to the side garden, carpet, radiator, ceiling rose with chandelier and offers complete privacy whilst working from home. Although this room makes an ideal study, it could also be used as a downstairs bedroom.
Also off the library, the stylish sitting room has a large window, as well as a smaller one offering fantastic, unrestricted views of the water and the hills and countryside surrounding it. Bright and spacious room with 3 separate radiators, ceiling light and luxury carpet. French doors open to the conservatory at the side of the property.
3.23m x 2.39m
Fantastic addition to the house, providing somewhere special to sit and enjoy the vista. Ceiling light, radiator and external door to the garden.
3.42m x 3.39
Loch facing and separated from the kitchen by folding doors which provide privacy when closed or an open plan and sociable area when open. Ceiling rose with chandelier, laminate flooring. A lovely room for formal entertaining.
3.85m x 3.32m
Generous room at the rear of the house, off the dining room with window to the back garden. Cream, high-gloss finish, wall and base units with light wood worktops. Range cooker with splashback and extractor hood over, down lights and large walk-in cupboard.
2.72m x 2.62m
Adjoining the kitchen and with the flooring and style of units flowing through. Plumbed for washing machine and drier with ample space for other white goods. Ceiling light and window overlooking the kitchen garden.
2.66m x 1.85m
Off the utility room, this handy area with a door to the back garden has extra units, strip light, coat hooks and space for outdoor wear which also houses the boiler.
Luxury carpeted stairs with classic wooden balustrade and spindles winds to the upper floor, passing a large, mid-floor, window which allows plenty of natural light to beam in.
The upper hallway is also carpeted, has a ceiling light, access to the attic and leads to the three bedrooms and the bathroom.
Bedroom 1 (with en-suite)
4.42m x 3.10m Bedroom
3.94m x 2.55m En-Suite
Front facing double room which makes the most of the stunning views on offer from its elevated position. Fitted wardrobes, carpet, ceiling light and radiator.
A door opens to the stylish en-suite comprising WC, wash-hand basin, luxury bath with mixer tap and hand-held hose and separate, fully tiled, walk-in shower cubicle. Tiled round bath and sink, down lights in ceiling, heated towel rail and Velux window.
4.51m x 3.71m
Another spacious double bedroom at the front with sea views. Also with carpet, ceiling light and radiator. A fantastic second bedroom.
4.06m x 3.38m
Excellent third bedroom, this time at the rear overlooking the orchard and forest. Carpeted with in-built wardrobes with vanity unit and drawers, ceiling light and radiator.
2.26m x 1.53m
Situated in-between bedrooms 1 and 2. Consisting of white 3-piece suite of bath, WC and wash-hand basin. Part tiled, down lights, radiator, electric razor power point and Velux window in ceiling.
Virtually completely loch-facing, the large garden really has something for everyone regardless of whether you want to while away the time in the ‘quiet garden’, enjoy lunch in the elevated patio area, potter about in the greenhouse, work in the office/studio, pick fruit from the orchard or vegetables from the kitchen garden, or work away in the double garage / workshop. A wooden dog kennel and covered run is ideal for drying off your pet after a walk. A sweeping driveway, accessed from the shore road, has space for several cars to park, a bothy provides extra storage. Further, there is also a good sized lawned area with plenty of colourful shrubs, bushes and plants to tend, and enjoy all year round. This really is a lovely, interesting, outdoor area that will appeal to everyone.
Holiday Let / ‘Granny’ Flat
The double garage / workshop has the potential to be converted into a self contained apartment which could either be used as a ‘granny flat’ or a holiday let bringing in some extra income. Given the generous size and sound construction this transition would be a reasonably simple and cheap to carry out but the benefits could be massive.
Please note that the chandeliers in the sitting room, dining room and library are not included in the sale.
The 'View Map' option is slightly misleading as Kylemore House is at the start of the village on the shore road and not, in fact, in front of the Ardentinny Centre.
EPC rating: E.