Elegant detached Victorian Villa overlooking the Holy Loch and the Kilmun Hills. ‘Rocklea’ has been refurbished and upgraded in recent times and is now a stylish and beautifully decorated family home comprising loch-facing sitting room with curved bay windows, large dining kitchen with patio doors to the back garden and adjoining utility room, 4 double bedrooms, study / bedroom 5, family bathroom, downstairs shower room and en-suite shower room. Original features throughout such as ceiling roses, ornate cornicing, deep skirtings and corbels plus double glazing and gas central heating further enhance the property. Externally, an extensive back garden, large driveway, garage and outhouses further add to the appeal and practicality for modern day family living. In absolute walk-in condition, this is sure to generate a lot of interest and, as such, early viewing is highly recommended.
Sandbank is approximately three miles from Dunoon, Cowal’s capital town. The village, which sits on the banks of the Holy Loch, boasts a marina, sailing club, village shop / post office, two pubs, primary school, bowling club and a children’s play area with basketball / 5-a-side football pitch. The famous Benmore Botanic Garden and Loch Eck are just a couple of miles further north.
In the Dunoon area there are two supermarkets, local shops and hairdressers aplenty, several cafes and restaurants, offering a range to suit all tastes and budgets, plenty of pubs, two leisure centres, numerous golf, bowling and tennis clubs, a two-screen cinema, a local museum and a concert venue. There are also ample 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 Airport, Braehead Shopping Centre and Greenock even closer.
Lower Floor - Sitting Room, Dining Kitchen, Utility Room, Bedroom 4, Study / Bedroom 5, Shower Room, Boiler Room, Reception and Inner Hallways
Upper Floor – Three Double Bedrooms, one with En-Suite and Family Bathroom
Access to the property is by way of the path from the driveway which leads to timber storm door, small vestibule and on to the attractive PVC door with glazed panel.
The hallway sets the tone for the rest of the property with sophisticated décor and original features such as high ceiling, ornate cornicing, corbels and deep skirtings complimented by quality laminate flooring. The hallway leads to all the main downstairs rooms with the shower room and stairs to the upper floor off the inner hallway.
5.60m x 3.60m
18’5” x 11’10”
Good sized room with curved bay window to the front offering an open outlook over the Holy Loch and Kilmun Hills. Lovely room for either formal or informal entertaining or just for relaxing family time.
4.80m x 4.10m
15’9” x 13’6”
At the rear of the property with patio doors to the back garden and windows to the side and rear, the large dining kitchen is well-equipped and has ample space for a family dining table and chairs. Walk-in storage cupboard and direct access to the utility room.
2.10m x 2.00m
6’11” x 6’7”
Handy utility room off the kitchen which is plumbed for washing machine and dryer and benefits by an external door to the side.
3.30m x 3.00m
10’10” x 9’11”
Versatile room at the rear overlooking the garden which could be used as a bedroom, gym or TV room.
Study / Bedroom 5
3.50m x 3.00m
11’6” x 9’11”
Another versatile room on the lower floor. The current owners use it as a large study, however it could also be utilised as a formal dining room, bedroom or guest room. Loch facing, so the magnificent views are similar to those of the lounge.
Lovely inner hallway provides access to the shower room and the stairs to the upper floor.
2.30m x 1.50m
7’7” x 4’11”
Contemporary shower room comprising walk-in cubicle with sliding doors, WC and wash-hand basin. Tiled floor, partially tiled walls. Fitted mirror with modern light fitting. Natural light is shed to the room via high level windows in the adjoining boiler room.
1.50m x 1.10m
4’11” x 3’8”
Accessed from the shower room with large window to the rear and small inset wash bowl. Wall mounted condensing boiler and hot water storage tank.
Winding staircase from the inner hall leads to the upper floor where the three double bedrooms, the family bathroom and the loft can all be accessed.
Bedroom 1 and En-Suite Shower Room
3.50m x 3.20m
11’6” x 10’6”
Lovely master bedroom to the front with the spectacular views. The En-suite (1.70m x 0.90m / 5’7” x 3’0”) comprises an enclosed walk-in shower cubicle and wash-hand basin. Tiled floor and walls. Down-lighters and a small window to the side provide plenty of light.
4.60m x 3.90m
15’1” x 12’10”
Spacious double room with window the front offering views of the loch and the hills also has a large recess to the side which is ideal for a chest of drawers, vanity unit or TV stand.
4.60m x 3.20m
15’1” x 10’6”
Double bedroom to the rear offering panoramic views of the back garden.
3.30m x 2.70m
10’10” x 8’11”
Large family bathroom with window to the rear and modern white suite comprising WC, wash-hand basin, bath and large double base shower unit with power shower enclosed by sliding door. Tiled floor and walls. Fitted mirror with light over and heated towel rail.
Front garden is laid mainly to stone chips and hard standing. The fully enclosed extensive gardens to the rear are level and laid mainly to lawn leading to mature trees and shrubs and is ideal in size and layout for outdoor play areas, barbecues as well as being child and pet friendly.
Driveway and Garage
Single garage to the side of the property. Further parking available for several cars in the driveway at the front and to the side.
Some of the fixtures and fittings may be available for private purchase.
Gas Central Heating
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Rocklea is in Council Tax Band E and the amount payable for 2020/2021 is £2344.74
Strictly by appointment with Waterside Property Ltd.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to Waterside Property Ltd.
EPC rating: D.