House and West Loch
2,286 sq ft(212.38 sq m)
Offers over £550,000

Rhu CottageTarbert, Argyll, PA29 6YF

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2019
  • Private setting on the banks of West Loch Tarbert
  • Direct access to the shore with a slipway to launch a boat
  • Three reception rooms and three bedrooms
  • Boat shed, summerhouse and stone built barn
  • About 36.5 acres

A fantastic home set in 36 acres with private shore access on the banks of West Loch Tarbert.

About this property

  • Rhu Cottage is a charming stone built house in a private, yet accessible location on the banks of West Loch Tarbert. The property is surrounded by around 36.5 acres of private gardens, paddocks and woodland with direct access to the water.

    Set over two floors, the house has over 2,300 sq ft of accommodation. An entrance vestibule opens into a welcoming reception hall which leads to the principal reception rooms.

    The sitting room enjoys an aspect to the front with an open fire and doors leading into the garden room. The U shaped garden room is one of the finest in the property with a vaulted ceiling and windows on three sides offering a panoramic view over the gardens and loch beyond. There is a door to the rear. The kitchen has a dual aspect, with a range of wall and base units, fitted appliances and space for a range cooker and a dining table and chairs. There is a formal dining room which can be accessed off the kitchen or hall, a useful utility room and a downstairs shower room.

    There are three double bedrooms, with fitted wardrobes, and a bathroom with separate shower cubicle on the first floor. Two of the rooms enjoy fantastic loch views.

    A stone built barn with attached wood store and workshop sit adjacent to the property and offer the potential to convert or develop, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. There is a modern built boat house which extends to approximately 32 x 22 ft and a timber built summerhouse with decking area.

    The property is set in approximately 36.5 acres of private grounds. A wooden gate leads to a gravel driveway at the front of the property which provides ample parking for a number of cars. Gardens surround the property on three sides and there is a pond to the rear. There is a large paddock and areas of woodland, with lovely walks along the banks of the loch towards Tarbert.

    Perhaps the most desirable asset is the shore access along the banks of West Loch Tarbert. There is a private slipway to launch a boat and a varied coastline in which to enjoy the joys and challenges of west coast sailing . The property also benefits from boating and fishing rights on the loch.

    Our clients have enjoyed access to two moorings in front of the property. Fresh licences can be applied for from The Crown Estate.

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There are few houses in Argyll that rival Rhu Cottage. A charming house in a stunning setting with 36 acres, a private slipway, moorings and views over West Loch Tarbert - this is one not to be missed!

Jamie McNeillProperty agent

Local information

  • Rhu Cottage occupies a private setting on the eastern shores of West Loch Tarbert, approximately 3.5 miles from Tarbert, a charming fishing village, built around East Loch Tarbert, on the western edge of Loch Fyne.
  • The area is a popular tourist destination, famed for its seafood, and in the summer is host to Scotland's largest sailing regatta - the Scottish Series. There are a number of cafés and restaurants overlooking the harbour in addition to a supermarket and banking services. Tarbert Academy offers local schooling at nursery, primary and secondary level. There is a short 9-hole golf course and two major golf courses at Machrihanish, including the Machrihanish Links – one of the finest links in the country and voted one of the top 50 courses in the UK. For field sports enthusiasts the area offers numerous fishing, stalking and shooting opportunities.
  • There are regular ferry services from Tarbert to the isles of Islay, Jura and Colonsay. There is also a service between Tarbert and Portavadie on the Cowal peninsula which offers an alternative route, via Dunoon, to Glasgow. The ferry terminal at Claonaig to the south provides crossings to the Isle of Arran and there is a daily flight from Machrihanish near Campbeltown to Glasgow.
  • Lochgilphead offers a variety of amenities and shops including a sports centre and library as well as the main primary and secondary schools. Campbeltown has an extensive range of shops and services including a swimming pool, secondary school and a number of supermarkets. It is famous for whisky; at one time there were 30 distilleries in the town.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Glasgow travel westbound on the M8, leaving at Junction 30 and crossing the Erskine Bridge. Proceed on the A82 along the shores of Loch Lomond to Tarbet. At Tarbet continue to the left onto the A83 and onwards over the 'Rest and be Thankful' pass, through Inveraray and Lochgilphead. At Lochgilphead, continue on the A83 towards Tarbert. Loch Fyne will be on the left hand side. Continue through Tarbert and after approximately 3.5 miles turn right into the entrance signposted 'Rhu House‘. Follow the track round to the right hand side, keeping right until you reach Rhu Cottage.
  • EPC Rating = F