Period home for sale with detached cottage, boat house, shore frontage and stunning panoramic views

This charming period home has the location and amenities to give new owners the chance to escape to the country.

West Glen house dates from around 1860, with an extension added in 1991, and comprises three bedrooms, a kitchen, living room and a main bathroom. Outside there is a car port and approximately 11.3 acres of grounds.

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Within these grounds are a detached two bedroom cottage - West Glen Cottage, a substantial boat house and a variety of outbuildings.

Picture: Bell Ingram

Sellers Bell Ingram describe these and their potential uses: "West Glen Cottage is traditionally constructed and dates from about 1920. It is whitewashed and has a slated roof. There is a parking area and the garden has two timber sheds.

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"The Boat House was constructed in 1986 and is a steel portal frame shed with an average floor to ceiling height of 3.6m.

"This building could be used for a variety of purposes as it also has office space, kitchen and toilet facilities; garage space and storage facilities. The building includes three-phase electricity supply, power, light and water."

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West Glen is located within a National Scenic Area, which provides stunning panoramic views out over the Kyles of Bute towards the hills on the Isle of Bute beyond.

The nearest village, Tighnabruaich is a quiet waterside location that has local hotels and eateries.

It has good transport links to Rothesay and Dunoon, as well as being about a two hour drive from Glasgow.

Tighnabruaich is also well-known sheltered anchorage with moorings that are always lively with the comings and goings of boating and yachting craft.

One of its highlights is the regular berthing of the famous Waverley, reputed to be the world's last sea going paddle steamer.

The area is also ideal for outdoor enthusiasts as it is well known for its cycling routes, kayaking and sailing.

Wildlife is also in abundance and includes cormorants, herons, guillemots, seals, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks.

Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area, as are several commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.

Nearby is Portavadie Marina is home to a restaurant, a hotel and self-catering accommodation. In addition, there is a new world class spa & leisure facilities in Portavadie Marina.

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West Glen is on the market with Bell Ingram for offers over £850,000