Dun Toiseach, Ford, PA31 8RH

Price Guide £375,000.00
  • Stunning Detached House
  • Picturesque Village Location
  • Superb Open Views
  • Open-Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen Area
  • Cloakroom
  • Utility Room
  • Shower Room
  • Master Bedroom With En Suite & Dressing Area
  • Two Further Bedrooms & Study
  • Bathroom/Wetroom
  • Mezzanine Level Lounge
  • Balcony & Decked Seating Area
  • Spacious Garden
  • Private Parking
  • EPC Rating: D 68

Property Description


Situated on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Ford, in the heart of mid Argyll, Dun Toiseach forms a stunning, detached villa with superb, open views to the front.  Taking its name from the hillside behind (meaning ‘Fort of the Chief’), the property was completed by its current owners in 2007 and combines stylish, modern living space with the benefits of a private and peaceful rural location. The property is stone built, with a  beautiful light and airy interior, fully enhanced by the open living space with feature ‘cathedral-style’ window and vaulted ceiling.  The accommodation comprises of an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with a cloakroom and utility room (leading to the integral garage) downstairs, whilst upstairs there are three bedrooms (Master with en-suite and dressing area), a study, a bathroom/wet room and mezzanine level lounge.  In addition there is a first floor balcony which is accessed from the study.  Outside, there is a very spacious garden to the front, side and rear.  The property has ample private parking space, and access ramps to the door.  To the front there is a seating area which can be accessed from the living space as well as the garden.

The picturesque village of Ford by Loch Awe lies some five miles from the historic village of Kilmartin which is recognised as an area of outstanding archaeological importance with  approximately 350 ancient monuments including burial cairns, rock carvings, standing stones and forts, all within a 6 mile radius of the village. There are many leisure activities to be enjoyed in the area, including beautiful walks, fishing, sailing and horse riding. Kilmartin is host to a primary school, local shop and post office, church, hotel and the award-winning  Kilmartin House Museum. Approximately 7 miles to the south a wider range of local amenities including shops, an integrated primary and high school, an integrated care service and recreational facilities are to be found in the town of Lochgilphead, the administrative centre of Argyll and Bute. Further facilities can be found in Oban,  approximately 30 miles to the north.


Access ramp to main door, with steps to other side. Hardwood door with glazed inset.

Vestibule 2.0mx 1.7m (max) (6’6 x 5’6) – With window to side and 10-pane door to main living area.  Coat hooks.

Utility Room 2.7m x 2.0m (8’9 x 6’6) – With window to rear. Fitted with painted floor and wall units offset with wood-effect work surface. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. Grant boiler. Zanussi washing machine.  Door to integrated garage.

Integrated Garage 7.3m x 3.7m (max) (24’0 x 12’3) – With windows to front and side. Up and over door.  Shelving.  Light and power.

Cloakroom 1.2m x .1.2m (3’9 x 3’9) – Fitted with white WC and wash hand basin with storage below.  Glass display shelf.  Wall mounted mirror.  Wood panelling to dado height.

Kitchen Area 5.8m x 3.6m (max) (19’0 x 11’9)

With two windows to rear and window to side.  Dual aspect fire in feature stone chimney piece.  Bosch integrated oven. Wooden kitchen units offset with black granite work surfaces.  Bosch 5-ring gas hob.  Dual aspect Spanish basket multi-fuel fire in feature natural stone chimney piece. Two glass-fronted display cabinets.  Integrated wine rack.  Integrated fridge/freezer.  Space for a dining table.  Stone tiled flooring.

Steps down to:

Living Area 6.0m (max) x 4.7m (19’6 x 15’6) – With feature self-cleaning  cathedral-style window to front and views.  Two windows to side. Glazed patio doors to side with high-level window above. Dual aspect Spanish basket multi-fuel fire in feature natural stone chimney piece.

Steps up to:

Dining Area 3.9m (max) x 3.7m (12’9 x 12’3) – With patio doors  leading to decking at front and views.  Wooden staircase to first floor.

Staircase to first floor.

Landing – With doors to bedrooms, bathroom and study/bedroom. Feature wall with obscure glass bricks and ten-pane door to study.

Study 3.4m x 1.6m (11’3 x 5’3) – With patio doors leading to balcony.  Slightly coombed ceiling.

Balcony – With glass balustrade and space for table and chairs.  Outside lighting.  Superb views to Loch An Lodan.

Master Bedroom 4.1m x 2.9m (13’6 x 9’6) – With window to front and views.  Slightly coombed ceiling.  TV bracket.  Entrance to dressing area.

Dressing Area 2.4m x 1.5m (7’9 x 5’0) – With fitted wardrobes all around to form hexagonal dressing area.  Feature mirrored double doors leading to en suite.

Step up to:

En-Suite 3.6m x 2.6m (max)  (11’9 x 8’6) – With obscure glazed window to rear.  Large, walk-in shower with mains pressure shower.  White WC and wash hand basin.  White bath.  Ladder-style heated towel rail.  Wall mounted mirror with light above.  Wall mounted vanity cabinet.  Built-in storage. Further built-in storage unit with glass doors.  Tiled walls.  Slightly coombed ceiling.

Mezzanine Level Lounge 5.9m x 3.5m (max) (19’3 x 11’6) With two windows to side and glass balustrade over the  Living Area.  Superb, high-level views through cathedral-style window. Inset Living Flame-effect fire.  Vaulted ceiling and beams. Television bracket.

Bathroom/Wet Room 3.4m x 2.6m (11’3 x 8’6) – With two Velux windows on rear elevation.  Coombed ceiling.  Walk-in shower with mains pressure drench-head shower.  White WC and wash hand basin with large mirror above and storage below. Towel rail. Ladder-style heated towel rail.  Tiled walls.

Bedroom 3.3m (max) x 2.6m (10’9 x 8’6) – With window to rear and views to hillside.  Built-in wardrobe. Television point.

Bedroom 3.7m x 3.2m (12’3 x 10’6) – With window to rear and views to hillside.  Television point.


Externally, the property sits in its own very spacious garden, which is mostly laid to lawn and has mature trees, shrubs and bushes planted.  There is an area of decking to the front, from which to admire the superb, rural views.  Fenced around, the garden is private and peaceful.  There is ample private parking, an integral garage entered from the rear of the property, and a log store.

Viewing – By appointment through the selling agent.

Travel Directions

From Oban take the A816 south towards Lochgilphead and continue for approximately 27 miles. Take the turning on the left where signposted for Ford and follow this road for approximately two miles to Ford.  At Ford, go ahead at the junction and continue past the new outdoor hostel on the right hand side.  The house is the last on the left hand side in the village and has an American-style post box at the road end.