Truly stunning property brimming with character in an exquisite location on the banks of the Firth of Clyde. Set over two levels and updated and modernised to an exceptionally high standard in the last two years, Old Pier House is light, bright and spacious and comprises an elegant reception hallway, formal sitting and dining rooms, high-quality fitted breakfasting kitchen with adjoining utility room and wine cellar, downstairs bedroom / study with en-suite shower room, all on the lower floor and lounge / bedroom with triple aspect, two further double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, and luxurious family bathroom on the upper floor. The ornate original features and contemporary fixtures blend in perfect harmony whilst the gas central heating and a combination of double and triple glazing further add to the appeal. The generously sized gardens are mainly laid to lawn, have been lovingly and thoughtfully landscaped and benefit by many seating areas to enjoy the sea and landscapes, timber and stone outhouses, a fantastic garage / workshop and a long driveway suitable for several vehicles. This charming and unique property will undoubtedly appeal to those looking for a complete lifestyle change in one of the most beautiful areas in this part of the world and must be seen to be fully appreciated.
The quiet and peaceful village of Toward has the perfect fusion of country and coastal living and offers stunning views of Cumbrae and Bute with Arran in the distance. The village is located approximately 7 miles along the shore road from Dunoon, Cowal’s capital town, which boasts 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 Glasgow International Airport, Braehead Shopping Centre and Greenock even closer.
Lower Floor – Sitting Room, Dining Room, Breakfasting Kitchen, Utility Room, Study / Double Bedroom, En-Suite Shower Room and Reception Hallway
Upper Floor – Three Double Bedrooms, One with En-Suite Shower Room, and Family Bathroom
From Dunoon, take the A815 through Innellan to the village of Toward. Shortly after you enter Toward you reach a point where the road veers to the right but there is separate road to the left. Take the road to the left and continue towards the lighthouse; Old Pier House can be found at the entrance to Lighthouse Road.
Old Pier House was originally built as a showhome in a proposed development being built to house the visitors that the new Toward Pier would bring. The pier, however, never attracted the traffic that was hoped, hence the house was never extended thus resulting in the unique shape of the property. In subsequent years the house has served the community as a post office and shop before being transformed into the beautiful residential dwelling it is now.
The main entrance to the property is via the outer storm doors to the vestibule and on to a charming and very welcoming reception hallway which provides access to the formal sitting and dining rooms and the stairs to the upper floor, with the staircase boasting a striking glass balustrade. The kitchen, utility room with wine cellar, back bedroom / study and en-suite shower room are all at the rear of the lower floor with direct access to the garden from the study.
The upper floor boasts a splendid master bedroom / lounge with gorgeous views through the triple aspect windows, a second double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a third upstairs double bedroom and a luxurious family bathroom. An external staircase from the upper hallway descends to the driveway at the side of the house, ideal for guests to take luggage straight to their rooms.
The current owners have updated and upgraded the already magnificent property with top quality fixtures and fittings throughout whilst retaining the wonderful period features that adorn the home, which also boasts plenty of storage cupboards and wardrobes and an abundance of natural light streaming in through the many windows, which are a combination of double and triple glazed.
Gardens and Driveway
The gardens to Old Pier House are beautifully landscaped and tended and offer many different seating areas to enjoy the beautiful surroundings whilst entertaining family or friends, or simply relaxing with a morning coffee. Laid mainly to lawn and with privacy hedging and plethora of colourful trees, plants and shrubs, the back garden is fully enclosed and, as such, perfect for children and / or pets to play in complete safety. A timber outhouse, potting shed, garage / workshop and drying area complete the back garden. The small front garden is low maintenance and kept colourful and interesting with chipped stones, potted plants and a feature timber fence. The driveway is situated to the side of the property and has space for several vehicles to park in front of the garage.
Sitting Room 4.80m x 4.50m / 15’9” x 14’10”
Dining Room 3.40m x 3.40m / 11’2” x 11’2”
Kitchen 4.00m x 3.50m / 13’2” x 11’6”
Utility Room 2.70m x 1.20m / 8’11” x 4’0”
Study / Bedroom 4 3.60m x 3.30m / 11’10” x 10’10”
Shower Room 2.60m x 1.70m / 8’7” x 5’7”
Bedroom 1 / Lounge 4.20m x 3.90m / 13’10” x 12’10”
Bedroom 2 4.60m x 3.20m / 15’2” x 10’6”
En-Suite Shower Room 2.20m x 1.75m / 7’3” x 5’9”
Bedroom 3 3.30m x 3.10m / 10’10” x 10’2”
Family Bathroom 2.80m x 2.70m / 9’3” x 8’11”
Direct Outflow Drainage
Gas Central Heating
Note: The services, white goods and electrical appliances have not been checked by the selling agents.
Old Pier House is in Council Tax Band D.
A copy of the Home Report is available by contacting Waterside Property Ltd.
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Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to Waterside Property Ltd.
Council tax band: D, Tenure: Freehold, EPC rating: D