Charming, cosy and tastefully decorated semi-detached stone cottage with truly stunning views of ‘Argyll’s Secret Coast’. Set in a rural location, approximately 4 miles from Tighnabruaich, West Smithy Cottage was built in the mid-to-late 1800s although it has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme in recent years with top-quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings installed. The cottage comprises open-plan living accommodation with wood-burning stove, 2 bedrooms, modern shower room, utility cupboard and floored attic with drop-down ladder. Externally, front and back gardens, with the back being particularly private and ideal for enjoying the beautiful surroundings, add to the endless appeal. Currently used as a holiday home and also a holiday let with a very high occupancy rate. If you are looking for a bolt-hole to escape the rat race then viewing this property is absolutely essential.
Open Plan Sitting Room / Dining Kitchen, Two Bedrooms, Shower Room and Floored Attic
The property can be found just under 4 miles away from Kames along the shore road. From Kames, drive along the road, which is mainly single track with passing places, past Carry Farm and caravan site until you come to a junction. Turn right and you will see a post box and a telephone box with a farm track inbetween. Drive up that track and you will arrive at West Smithy Cottage approximately 100 metres on the left hand side.
A timber / glass panelled door at the front opens to the hallway.
The long and welcoming hallway has new wooden flooring, two ceiling lights, heater, window to the front and a large walk-in utility room which is plumbed for a washing machine. Leads to the sitting room, both bedrooms and the shower room.
5.31m x 5.13m
17’5” x 16’10”
Lovely L-shaped open plan living area has windows to the front and back, plus a door to the back garden. Wooden flooring throughout, two ceiling lights, wall-mounted heater and a fantastic log-burning stove in the lounge which is both aesthetically pleasing and extremely practical ensuring that the cottage is always cosy and warm. The contemporary kitchen has ample wall and base units with solid wooden worktops and is well equipped with integrated oven / grill with hob and extractor hood over, dishwasher and fridge. There is also space for a table and chairs.
3.45m x 2.69m
11’4” x 8’10”
Nice bright double room with wooden floor, ceiling light, heater and views of the beautiful surrounding countryside.
3.45m x 2.13m
11’4” x 6’11”
Second bedroom, also with stunning views, wooden floor, ceiling light and heater. The good sized Attic is accessed from this bedroom by way of a drop-down ladder.
2.24m x 1.59m
7’4” x 5’3”
Modern shower room with tiled walk-in cubicle, WC and wash-hand basin. Tiled floor, ceiling light, heater, mirrored medicine cabinet, extractor and frosted window to the front.
The property benefits by front, side and back gardens. The front area is lawned with white stones marking the area that is associated with West Smithy Cottage. There is also a timber shed at the front. A small, gated, side garden leads round to the south-facing private back garden which has truly outstanding views of the countryside and down to the Isle of Arran. The back garden is also laid mainly to lawn but with a paved seating area.
For Sat Nav purposes the post code is PA21 2AH
Most of the furniture, white and electrical goods, crockery, utensils, pots and pans etc may be available for purchase.
The two adjoining properties (this cottage plus East Smithy Cottage) share a septic tank.
The adjacent fields are owned by neighbouring farm.
The cattle grid is the joint responsibility of the two cottages plus the nearby house, Camp Cottage, and was replaced approximately 6 years ago.
The track from the main road to the cattle grid is shared by the three cottages, Kildavaig Farm and Point Farm, which is at the end of the farm track.
EPC rating: C.