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3,388 sq ft(314.76 sq m)
Offers over £950,000

Carsaig HouseTayvallich, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8PN

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2018
  • Occupies an elevated position
  • Wonderful gardens with boat house and bothy
  • Swing mooring in Carsaig Bay
  • Recently refurbished to an exacting standard
  • Reached by a sweeping private driveway
  • Thought to date from 1900
  • The dramatic coastline is combined with magnificent Highland scenery

Carsaig House is situated in a prime elevated position above Carsaig Bay with outstanding views to the west over the bay to Jura, on a coastline which is famous for its fabulous sunsets.

About this property

  • Carsaig House occupies an elevated position which is reached by a sweeping private drive from the bay. The house was built in 1900 for the Sheriff of Edinburgh and was designed to take advantage of the magnificent views to the west.

    The property has been sensitively refurbished and extended by our clients to create a wonderful family home. Set over three floors, the property offers a flexible layout ideal for family living and entertaining, with modern fixtures and fittings complementing a host of period features.

    A recently added entrance vestibule opens into the main hallway, which in turn gives access to the main living accommodation. The principal reception rooms are on the ground floor. The drawing room and library are situated to the front of the property, both with doors to the balcony which offers wonderful views over Carsaig Bay. A newly installed bespoke fitted kitchen is at the heart of the property. There is a fantastic breakfasting island, Miele appliances and plenty of space for a dining table and chairs. A utility room and store are located off the kitchen. An Impressive sun room is located to the rear of the property with windows on the sides offering a wonderful aspect over the gardens. A study, which could be used as a further bedroom, and WC complete the lower accommodation.

    The master bedroom is located on the first floor and has a beautiful outlook over the gardens and the bay. There is a spacious en suite with a separate bath and shower cubicle. Three further bedrooms share a family bathroom, again with a separate bath and shower cubicle.

    Perhaps the most impressive room in the property is located on the second floor. The room encompasses the whole of the second floor and offers considerable flexibility; it is currently used as a family room and studio. The balcony offers the most outstanding views of all, over Carsaig Bay and beyond. The room is one of the finest places to enjoy the fabulous sunsets, for which the coastline is famous.

    Outbuildings
    The property benefits from a number of useful outbuildings. The stone built boat shed, which can accommodate a 20ft boat, has its own access meaning it could potentially be converted to form additional accommodation, subject to the necessary consents, if it was not required to house a boat. The bothy has been converted into a good sized gym. There is a dry cellar which encompasses the footprint of the property.

    Gardens and grounds
    The property is set within around 1.25 acres of its own land. The gardens are surrounded by a stone built wall and a small burn runs through the gardens, with water collecting in ponds at the top and the bottom. There is a fantastic vegetable garden and orchard with apple, plum and cherry trees. A summer house at the top of the garden offers a wonderful aspect west towards the bay. There is a dry cellar which encompasses the footprint of the property.

    Mooring
    There is a swing mooring in Carsaig Bay.

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One of the finest homes on the market in Argyll at the moment. The second floor balcony offers breathtaking views and amazing sunsets, for which the coastline is famous.

Jamie McNeillProperty agent

Local information

  • Carsaig House is situated in a prime elevated position above Carsaig Bay with outstanding views to the west over the bay to Jura, on a coastline which is famous for its fabulous sunsets.
  • The area is widely recognised for its fantastic sailing with numerous sea lochs, islands and miles of varied coastline. There are moorings both in Carsaig Bay and in the sheltered waters of Loch Sween at Tayvallich. The tiny harbour village of Crinan, 6 miles to the north, provides excellent services and facilities for sailing enthusiasts. The Crinan Canal, which was completed in 1822 to provide safe passage for travelling goods and a short cut saving sailors the long trip round the Mull of Kintyre, connects the Sound of Jura to Loch Fyne, which in turn connects to the Firth of Clyde. The old Harbour House now accommodates the Post Office. By the canal basin there is a coffee shop along with the award winning Crinan Hotel which serves freshly caught langoustines from its award winning seafood restaurant. The Seafood Bar is a hive of activity all year round. Tayvallich has an award winning seafood pub and restaurant and a local village store.
  • Lochgilphead offers a wider selection of amenities and facilities including specialist shops, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants and banking facilities in addition to a swimming pool, sports centre and hospital. Primary schooling is available in Tayvallich, with a newly built secondary school in Lochgilphead. There is a regular bus service from Tayvallich to Lochgilphead, which in turn offers good transport links to Glasgow and the bustling tourist and seafood hub of Oban.
  • The dramatic coastline is combined with magnificent Highland scenery. The surrounding area is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast with opportunities for sailors, golfers, walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and anglers to name but a few. Of particular note is the fantastic sailing on offer with the nearby Crinan Canal considered the gateway to the west coast. The area is also very popular with wide life lovers and photographers. There are ferry terminals to the Western Isles including Mull, Colonsay, Coll, Tiree, Arran, Portavadie, Islay, Jura and Gigha within reach.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Glasgow take the M8 westbound following signs for the Erskine Bridge. Follow the A82 by Loch Lomond. Stay left at Tarbet joining the A83 and continue beyond Inveraray to Lochgilphead. From Lochgilphead, take the A814 towards Oban. After about two miles, turn left onto the A816, following signs for Crinan. Continue west for three miles, keeping the Crinan Canal on the right hand side. Take a left signposted Tayvallich (B8025) continuing into Tayvallich until the sign for Carsaig on the right. Drive to the shore line and then take a right turn on through Carsaig travelling north. Carsaig House will be on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating = E