Detached three bed cottage with stunning country views set in the beautiful rural village of Clachaig, a few miles outside Dunoon. Built around 1860, ‘Old School House’ comprises a homely and comfortable sitting / dining room with log burning stove and French Doors to a large balcony, country-style kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom, utility cupboard and entrance porch which is ideal for outdoor wear when you return from a refreshing walk in the glorious surroundings. Externally, the decking overlooks the large garden which gently slopes down to a burn on the other side of the garden fence with plenty of ever-changing trees and shrubs adding further colour and character. Oil central heating, double glazing, new roof in the last ten years and off-road parking further enhance this wonderful property which would make an ideal home, holiday home or lucrative Airbnb. Early viewing highly recommended.
Clachaig is a small hamlet of little more than 20 houses and although it feels like it is out in the wilderness it is only around six miles, a ten-minute drive, from Dunoon, the capital town of Cowal. At just over a mile long the settlement was originally built for accommodation for the workers of the powder mill, manufacturing gun powder. Clachaig is a Gaelic word meaning ‘stone place’ and the river at the bottom of the glen is the Little Eachaig.
Entrance Porch, Sitting / Dining Room, Kitchen, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom and Utility Cupboard
Coming from Dunoon and just past Sandhaven, take the turning to Tighnabruaich and drive for 1.5 miles till you reach the village of Clachaig. Old School House is the second property on the left after the ‘Clachaig’ signpost.
3.30m x 1.95m
10’10” x 6’5”
The recently constructed porch is off the parking area and is ideal for outdoor wear. Slate floor, dual aspect windows, ceiling light and radiator.
The hallway sets the country-style tone for the rest of the property with wooden flooring and doors with the fusion of contemporary with vertical radiator and downlights. Two shelved cupboards, provide storage areas as well as housing the boiler, meters and fusebox whilst the under-stairs cupboard has been converted to allow for a washing machine. The sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and stairs to the upper floor are all off the hallway.
Sitting / Dining Room
6.50m x 5.50m (at widest points)
21’4” x 18’1”
The L-shaped sitting / dining room boasts French Doors to the balcony offering a glorious and ever-changing vista and multi-fuel stove set in a lovely fireplace for those cold nights. Comfortable, homely and sociable room with a good sized dining section, wooden flooring, two radiators, ceiling light plus downlighting and further window at the dining area.
2.80m x 2.65m
9’3” x 8’9”
Rustic kitchen which fits in perfectly with the surroundings. Wooden wall and base units, worktops and flooring and Belfast sink under the country-facing window. Integrated oven, grill and hob with extractor over and tiled splashback.
3.50m x 1.45m
11’6” x 4’9”
The bathroom comprises bath with mixer hose from the taps, WC and wash-hand basin with storage under. Stone flooring, part wood panelled walls, two ceiling lights, radiator and window.
3.00m x 1.65m (at widest points)
9’11” x 5’5”
Large under-stairs cupboard which has been plumbed for washing machine and also provides storage for hoover etc.
The carpeted stairs wind from the lower to upper hallways with a Velux window allowing plenty of natural light to stream in. The carpet flows to the upper hall which has downlighting, storage cupboard and leads to all three bedrooms.
5.55m x 3.45m
18’3” x 11’4”
Very generous double room with astounding views to waken up to every morning through the four windows looking out over the trees and hills. Carpet, ceiling and wall lighting, radiator and ample space for bedroom furniture.
4.25m x 2.75m
14’0” x 9’1”
Second double bedroom, this one has wooden flooring, wall lights, radiator and large Velux window.
3.45m x 1.85m
11’4” x 6’1”
Bedroom 3 would also make an ideal study if so desired. Wooden flooring, radiator, ceiling light, storage in the eaves and window.
The gardens are mainly to the other side of the property from the road and offer a very private place to enjoy the setting. A large decked balcony proudly sits over the garden which is laid mainly to lawn and slopes down to a gentle burn the other side of the boundary fence. A gate opens to the countryside which is ideal for dog walks. A plethora of trees, shrubs and bushes add further character to the beautiful grounds and surrounding area. An under-house cellar provides additional storage.
Off-road parking for two vehicles is situated at the entrance door.
Much of the fixtures, fittings, white goods and furniture are available for private purchase.
Oil Fired Central Heating
Note: The services, white goods and electrical appliances have not been checked by the selling agents.
Old School House is in Council Tax Band D.
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.
Council tax band: D, Tenure: Freehold, EPC rating: D