Former post office with red phone box porch for sale in Argyll and Bute

The former post office has become a local landmark thanks to its red phone box porch, and it is now on the market for a surprising price.

The Old Post Office would make an ideal family home, and was, as the name suggests, once the post office serving the village of Clachan and surrounds.

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Although long since used as the post office, the building has been well converted to provide well finished and comfortable family accommodation.

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Inside the property consists of a modern kitchen/dining room, living room, four bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom.

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But it is the outside that will get the most attention.

The current owners have re-purposed a former phone box, which is now in place as the front porch to the house.

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This quirky addition has received a lot of attention when it was posted on the Facebook site, Scotland from the Roadside.

As well as the unique porch, the house also has an outhouse, small summer house and two log stores.

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In sunnier days, the new owners can enjoy the gardens, which are mainly to the southern side and are set behind a mixed beech, escallonia and fuscia hedge.

Keen gardens will be interested to know that The Old Post Office has ownership of an allotment plot to the western side of the village.

A pretty stream runs through the rear of the gardens and the summer house deck is cantilevered over and edge of the stream.

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A red flagstone terrace and gravel patio are within the grounds as is a raised timber deck - both ideal for alfresco dining.

On the market for offers over £195,000, sellers Robb Residential describe the home as: "of white painted harled finish with contrasting black painted mullion, door facings and woodwork, the old telephone box forms an interesting entrance vestibule to one of the front doors.

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"The accommodation is freshly decorated and has modern kitchen and bathroom ware.

"The layout, whilst perfect for family living, is flexible and offers scope for easy separation to create self-contained granny/teenager/ relatives or income producing self-catering letting accommodation"

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The property could be ideal as a holiday home thanks to its location on the A83 road, which is the main tourist route from Inverary to Campbeltown, and the Kintyre Way walking path is from Tarbert to Southend.