Charming and substantial 5 bedroom period property in a delightful setting adjacent to the church grounds. Built around 1850, The Rectory is brimming with character whilst retaining a wonderful comfortable and homely feeling and comprises a large sitting room overlooking the garden, dining room next to the well-appointed kitchen, up to 5 bedrooms, although two are currently being utilised as offices, family bathroom, downstairs cloakroom, large cellar / workshop and front and rear porches. Externally, the grounds are laid mainly to lawn but boast a plethora of trees, shrubs, plants and flowers adding further colour and beauty. Properties such as The Rectory very rarely appear on the open market and will undoubtedly appeal to many buyers and, as such, is not expected to stay on the market long so early viewing is highly recommended.
Lower Floor – Entrance Porch, Reception Hallway, Dining Room, Kitchen, Two Double Bedrooms / Studies, Cloakroom, Cellar and Rear porch
Mid Floors – Sitting Room and Family Bathroom
Upper Floor – Three Bedrooms
The Rectory can be found up a private lane to The Holy Trinity Church, off Kilbride Road.
The property can be reached via the front or rear porches with the main access being through the front porch which is situated at the top of the driveway.
2.70m x 2.10m
8’11” x 6’11”
Good sized entrance porch which overlooks the garden and has plenty of space for outdoor wear and occasional furniture.
A large wooden door opens to the elegant and welcoming reception hallway which leads to two bedrooms / studies, dining room, cloakroom, cellar and stairs to the upper floors.
Bedroom / Study
4.45m x 4.30m
14’8” x 14’2”
Currently used as a study, this generous room could also be a bedroom or family room should the new owners wish. Dual aspect with triple window to the front and two further windows to the side ensuring the room is always bright and airy.
Bedroom / Study
4.45m x 4.30m
14’8” x 14’2”
Second downstairs room which could be used for a variety of reasons. Triple window to the front, two shelved cupboards and feature fireplace.
3.90m x 3.50m
12’10” x 11’6”
Conveniently situated next to the kitchen, the dining room has ample space for a large family table and chairs. Three storage cupboards and window to the rear.
4.00m x 2.80m
13’2” x 9’3”
Lovely, well-appointed, kitchen comprising wall and base units in country style sage, laminate worktops and wood-effect flooring. Plumbed, and space for, white goods, triple window to the side garden, ceiling light and radiator.
2.80m x 1.35m
9’3” x 4’6”
Off the kitchen, the rear porch opens to the drying green, houses the boiler and has ample space for additional white goods.
The inner hall has laminate flooring, ceiling light and side window and leads to a handy downstairs cloakroom and a large walk-in cupboard.
1.95m x 1.35m
6’5” x 4’6”
Comprising WC, wash-hand basin, laminate floor, radiator, ceiling light and window with deep sill to the side.
4.50m x 2.15m
14’10” x 7’1”
The cellar is off the hallway, houses the fusebox, has a window to the rear and would make an ideal workshop or storage area.
7.35m x 4.85m
24’2” x 15’11”
A few stairs from the lower hallway take you to the spacious sitting room. Although very generously sized, the room remains cosy and comfortable allowing for any configuration of lounge furniture. Dual aspect with bay window to the front looking down to the garden from the window seating, plus a further side window, ceiling light, two radiators and carpet. A lovely room to relax in the evening after a hard day.
3.50 x 3.35m
11’6” x 11’0”
A few more stairs lead to the family bathroom which comprises bath, walk-in cubicle with electric shower, WC and wash-hand basin. Wet wall panelling, non-slip flooring, downlighting, two storage cupboards, extractor and opaque window.
The top floor hallway has a Velux over the carpeted staircase, radiator, ceiling light, access to the attic and leads to the three bedrooms on this floor.
4.75m x 4.50m
15’7” x 14’10”
Superb master bedroom with feature windows to the front, carpet, ceiling light, radiator and plenty of space for large bed and bedroom furniture.
4.50m x 4.15m
14’10” x 13’8”
Second good sized double bedroom. Also with carpet, ceiling light, radiator, windows to the front and this room also has a connecting door to Bedroom 3 which could be used as a walk-in dressing room.
3.90m x 2.10m
12’10” x 6’11”
Could be used as a stand-alone bedroom, dressing room for Bedroom 2, gym or study. Carpet, ceiling light, radiator, shelved alcove and window looking over the garden.
Gardens and Parking
The gardens are currently being made officially separate from the grounds of the Church and are laid mainly to lawn but with a plethora of gorgeous trees, shrubs and plants with a trickling burn at the rear. The long driveway is part-shared / part-access and leads to a private parking area at the front of the property.
Gas Central Heating
Note: The services, white goods and electrical appliances have not been checked by the selling agents.
The entire land is owned by The Holy Trinity Church, however is being divided with the application currently with Land Registry. A copy of the proposed boundary map is available on request.
Please note that, once purchased, the address of the property will simply be ’55 Kilbride Road, Dunoon, Argyll PA23 7LN’.
Fixtures, Fittings and White Goods
The following items will remain in the property:-
Bathroom - mirror with lights and tumble dryer
Kitchen - cooker and dishwasher
Electric car charging point
The following items will not be included in the sale:-
Washing machine, fridge, freezer and metal shed in the garden.
The following items will not be included in the sale but will be replaced with plain fixtures:-
Curtains, decorative curtain poles and decorative light fittings in the reception rooms and bedrooms.
The Rectory, 55 Kilbride Road is in Council Tax Band E and the amount payable for 2023/2024 is £2,557.41.
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: E, Domestic rates: £2557.41, Tenure: Freehold, EPC rating: D