Cluniter, 12 Shore Road, Innellan, Dunoon, PA23 7TN | Property for sale | Savills
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Cluniter12 Shore Road, Innellan, Dunoon, PA23 7TN


    Key features

    • Occupies an incredible elevated setting in the
    • picturesque coastal village of Innellan.
    • Offers very versatile accommodation.
    • Five bedrooms, three bathrooms (in main residence).
    • Additional three bedroom cottage.
    • Fantastic grounds.

    Stunning family home with additional 3 bedroom cottage with views across the Firth of Clyde.

    About this property

    • Dating from 1851, Cluniter is one of the most handsome, striking properties along the Cowal Peninsula. The house has undergone many iterations and the entire estate as it now sits was re-established by the current owners who acquired both the top and bottom flats of Cluniter and then latterly Cluniter Cottage.

      The main residence is formed over three floors and adopts a very natural and welcoming flow. Greeted into a lovely reception area you are then guided into the magnificent living room which boasts the tall ceiling heights typical of the era, resulting in expansive windows which maximise the natural light. On display are also more ornate details such as the intricate cornicing and the warm wood finish of the windows and side wall panels. The kitchen and dining area has been created in a more modern open plan style with a central island, ample storage through the wraparound wall units with fitted units beneath, and an integrated oven, microwave and a dishwasher.

      As was customary in the design of properties of this age there was careful consideration given to the room positions and the stunning outlook. Accordingly on the first floor there is an outstanding drawing room which retains some fine period features as well as arguably the best views from the house.
      Cluniter offers very versatile accommodation, with two bedrooms on the ground floor and a further three bedrooms on the first floor, with the principal bedroom suite being found on the second floor. Included in this configuration there is also potential for a self contained flat with its own kitchen and bathroom, which benefits from direct access to an external staircase. All of the bedrooms are spacious and all have a spectacular view, whether that be over the Firth of Clyde or simply across the exquisite gardens and grounds that surround the property.

      Cluniter Cottage
      Within the grounds of the property at the top of the driveway is Cluniter Cottage, a superb ‘storey and a half' former coach house which comprises three generous bedrooms, one of which is situated on the ground floor, an open plan kitchen/dining room and a superb first floor living room which again benefits from the glorious views.
      The property is currently used as a short term holiday rental but would also lend itself well to a family requiring sufficient property for multi-generational living.


      Gardens and Grounds
      Whilst Cluniter House is indeed eye-catching, it is arguably the grounds surrounding the property and the views from the various vantage points that truly set it apart. To the front of the house the grounds slope down towards the Firth of Clyde leaving the property in an elevated position looking over rhododendrons, pine trees and an expanse of lawn, across to the sea beyond.

      Along the southern boundary there is a splendid walkway that borders the Burnmakamin Burn which, due to the topography, has a dramatic drop forming a sensational waterfall and plunge pool; this is situated level with the house and creates the perfect background sound for enjoying the peaceful gardens.
      There is clear evidence of a trained hand in the garden with a number of mature trees and plants including some protected sycamores, monkey puzzle, ferns, rhododendrons, azalea, and countless perennial wild plants such as snowdrops, bluebells and wild garlic in amongst the wooded areas. There is a paved path through the centre of the rear garden that leads to an ornamental pond.

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    Cluniter has such great versatility; a new owner could use the house in its entirety or let the integral flat and cottage as a holiday rental business or extended family could live in both properties together. Whichever way Cluniter is enjoyed, it is arguably the grounds surrounding the property and the views from the various vantage points that truly set it apart.

    Cameron EwerProperty agent

    Local information

    • “Cluniter” occupies an incredible elevated setting in the picturesque coastal village of Innellan, about 4 miles south of Dunoon at the southern end of the Cowal Peninsula.
    • The views down the Firth of Clyde are unparalleled and take in the Ayrshire coast. Spectacular sunrises, sunsets and occasional storms provide natural variety. Seals and, very occasionally, porpoises. Sporting activities abound in the area including excellent walking, sailing, golfing and both freshwater and sea fishing. There is an active sailing club at Toward, which offers both tuition and racing and two further sailing clubs based at Dunoon; the Inverkip Marina, on the opposite shore of the Clyde, is within easy reach for repairs, winter storage and yachting supplies. There is a nine hole golf course at
    • Innellan (established in 1891), as well as an 18 hole golf
    • course (Cowal GC) at Dunoon. Innellan has a highly regarded primary school, a hotel, a pub and a village store and post office. Dunoon is a busy town, ferry port and seaside resort, offering good local amenities including a community hospital, library, leisure centre and a supermarket. Secondary schooling for the area is at Dunoon Grammar School.
    • The properties lie only a short drive from both the Caledonian McBrayne and Western Ferries terminals, from where there are frequent passenger and vehicular sailings across to Gourock. From here, the road and public transport links make it possible to commute on a daily basis to Glasgow and the central belt.
    • Dunoon is the gateway to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park which can easily be described as having some of the most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the west of Scotland; it is indeed an outdoor enthusiasts' endless playground.

    Additional information

    • Cluniter is Council Tax Band G
    • Cluniter Cottage is Council Tax Band C and currently pays "non domestic rates"
    • Mains Water, gas, electricity and drainage
    • Directions: From Glasgow city centre leave in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Continue for 21 miles to arrive at Port Glasgow. Follow signs to Greenock and Gourock on the A770 for 8 miles to the Western Ferries terminal at McInroys Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay, turn left on the A815; continue on this road and the entrance to Cluniter and Cluniter Cottage will be found on the right hand side.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G