Cnocaruan & Cnocaruan Sea View, Connel, PA37 1PH

Offers Over £540,000.00
  • Exceptional, Imposing Detached Loch-Side Property
  • Breath-Taking Loch Views
  • Comprising Two Independent Properties Under One Roof
  • Superb Family Home or Exciting Business Opportunity
  • In Immaculate Order & Beautifully Presented
  • Cnocaruan - Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Garden Room, Two Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
  • Cnocaruan Sea View - Lounge, Dining Kitchen, Two Bedrooms and Family Shower Room
  • Double Glazing
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Garden Grounds of Quarter of an Acre
  • Private Driveway & Timber Garage
  • Two Summer Houses
  • Fishing/Seating Water-Level Deck
  • EPC Rating: D 58

Property Description



Boasting incredible, panoramic views across the majestic Falls of Lora on Loch Etive, the sale of Cnocaruan & Cnocaruan Sea View offers a superb and extremely rare opportunity to purchase an exceptional loch-side home.

Dating from 1894, the property has been fully restored and extended, offering beautiful, original, traditional features seamlessly blended with comfortable, modern touches.

The sale would provide the successful purchaser with a very flexible property, suitable as a permanent family home or as an exciting business and lifestyle opportunity as is currently used.

Property Description

Situated on a prime, rarely available site, with stunning panoramic views over Loch Etive towards the surrounding countryside and striking Connel Bridge, Cnocaruan & Cnocaruan Sea View form an exceptional detached villa, comprising two independent properties under one roof, set in a quarter acre of grounds. Built of granite and sandstone in 1894 as a ship master’s house, the property has changed family ownership only twice during this time. The current custodians fully renovated the property in 1998 and sympathetically extended to the rear of Cnocaruan in 2005, creating a superb letting cottage Cnocaruan Sea View, ideally linked to the main house by a bright, welcoming entrance hallway.

In immaculate order and beautifully presented, the properties benefit from double glazing, oil fired central heating and offer a subtle mixture of traditional features including an impressive split-level staircase, pitch pine doors, cast iron open fires and plaster cornicing whilst boasting modern elements throughout. Many of the rooms benefit from dual aspect windows, the majority of which have views to the loch and it’s ever changing tidal currents, an absolute favourite of canoeists and home to an abundance of seals, the occasional otter and various bird life including herons, cormorants, eider duck and kingfisher. The large, loch facing lounge in Cnocaruan Sea View is a most impressive feature with fully glazed French doors accessing the expansive patio and decking area, ideal for entertaining. More recent additions are the two enchanting summer houses, ‘The Hide Out’ and ‘The Lookout’ set in the grounds, complete with log burners and the fishing/seating deck, affording the most incredible views.

Providing spacious and flexible accommodation as a whole, the sale offers an exciting opportunity to purchase a large family home or to continue the lucrative self-catering lifestyle business as currently run. Cnocaruan Sea View is run on commercial rates and has a guaranteed 45 week occupancy rate whilst Cnocaruan is let for 20 weeks per year on domestic rates however both have growth potential. Business accounts will be available to seriously interested purchasers following a first viewing and at the owner’s discretion. The sale includes the superb website and goodwill, whilst the furniture and business items are available at separate negotiation.

Externally, the property is accessed by a gravelled driveway leading to the detached timber garage and provides ample parking. The charming garden grounds have been landscaped to compliment the property and are laid to a mixture of lawn, gravelled pathways, decked and paved patio areas, offset with mature trees, shrubs, bushes and seasonal planting.

Connel Village is situated approximately five miles east of Oban on the main A85 trunk road to Glasgow and provides a stop on the main Oban to Glasgow rail line. The village facilities include a well stocked General store with Post Office, a primary school, doctors surgery and three licensed hotels with a further range of services available in Oban itself.

Accommodation Dimensions


Entrance Hallway 4.6m x 2.0m
L-shaped, with wooden and glazed panelled front door. Stairs to upper level. Doors to lounge, dining room and kitchen. Built-in understair cupboard.

Lounge 3.7m x 3.6m
With windows to front and side views. Cast iron open fire with wooden overmantle and tiled hearth. Plaster cornicing.

Dining Room 3.6m x 3.2m
With windows to front and side. Cast iron open fire with tiled surround, wooden overmantle and tiled hearth. Plaster cornicing. Built-in cupboard. Door to kitchen.

Kitchen 3.6m x 3.2m
With window to side entrance vestibule. Fitted with modern white kitchen units, offset with solid wood work surfaces and breakfast bar. Integral double oven. Hotpoint electric hob with stainless steel extractor chimney over. Bush dishwasher. Black coloured sink unit. Wet-walling splashback. Door to side entrance vestibule. Open to garden room.

Garden Room 3.6m x 2.5m
With windows to side views and glazed, panelled door to side garden.

Upper Levels

Bathroom 3.6m x 3.0m
With window to side. Fitted with white suite of WC, wash hand basin, bath and fully wet-walled shower cubicle with Triton shower. Wet-walling splashback. Built-in cupboard and fitted storage.

Bedroom 3.6m x 3.6m
With window to front. Two built-in cupboards.

Dressing Room 2.0m x 1.3m
With Velux window to front.

Bedroom 3.6m x 3.2m
With window to front. Two built-in cupboards.

Cnocaruan Sea View

Side Entrance Vestibule 3.7m x 2.1m
With windows and French doors to side. Tiled flooring. Door to dining kitchen.

Dining Kitchen 4.5m x 3.4m
With windows to side and rear views. Fitted with white kitchen units, offset with solid wood work surfaces. Two ceramic white sink units. Wet-walling splashback. Creda cooker. Black coloured extractor chimney. Integral Indesit fridge/freezer. Integral Electrolux dishwasher. Built-in storage. Lime-wash effect laminate flooring. Door to lounge.

Lounge 5.2m x 4.5m
With stairs to upper level. With two double windows to side and one to rear views. French doors with fully glazed side panels to rear views and decking. Wooden flooring. Electric wall heater.

Upper Level

Landing 2.4m x 1.1m
Slightly L-shaped, with Velux window to side. Hatch to loft. Doors to bedrooms and shower room.

Bedroom 4.5m x 3.4m
With windows to rear views and side.

Shower Room 3.2m x 3.1m
L-shaped, with window to rear views. Fitted with white suite of WC, wash hand basin and large shower cubicle with mains shower and drench head. Wet-walling splashback. Heated towel rail. Built-in storage. Tiled flooring.

Bedroom 4.5m x 3.7m
With windows to side and rear views.

Title Plan
The area for sale is shaded pink and equates to around quarter of an acre.

Travel Directions

Travelling north from Glasgow on the A82, turn left at Tyndrum on to the A85 signposted Oban. Continue on this road for 31 miles, entering the village of Connel. Pass The Falls of Lora Hotel on the left and continue ahead. Cnocaruan is the last property located on the right hand side, directly after Connel Surgery and before you pass under Connel Bridge, indicated by the For Sale sign.