MacPhee
MacPhee

Taigh a Luana, Loch Avich, By Taynuilt, PA35 1HJ

Price Guide £498,000.00
  • Superior Detached Eco-House with Stunning Panoramic Loch Views
  • Desirable, Secluded & Private Location
  • Around 100 Acres Grounds Included
  • Versatile, Spacious Accommodation in Excellent Order
  • Lounge
  • Open-Plan Kitchen & Dining Area
  • Utility
  • 5 Bedrooms (2 En-Suite)
  • Jack-and-Jill Bathroom
  • Cloakroom
  • Ground Source Heating & Private UV Water Supply
  • Underfloor Heating to the Ground Floor
  • System Villavent Air Circulation & Heat Recovery Unit
  • Detached Double Garage with Separate Workshop
  • 3 Wooden Outbuildings & Poly-Tunnel
  • Deer-Fenced, Landscaped Garden Grounds around 4 acres
  • Paddock with Horse Shelter extending to around 8 acres
  • EPC Rating: E 50

Property Description

SUPERIOR DETACHED ECO-HOUSE WITH STUNNING PANORAMIC LOCH VIEWS

Situated on around 100 acres of rural, private grounds, currently held as a nature reserve, the sale of Taigh a Luana offers a rare opportunity to purchase an exceptional, small country estate on the banks of Loch Avich. The property itself has been designed and built to compliment the extensive surrounding grounds and has arguably, some of the most outstanding views on the West coast of Scotland.

The superb and versatile accommodation comprises entrance vestibule, cloakroom, vaulted-ceilinged dining room and kitchen, utility, loch view lounge with Cathedral-style windows and multi-fuel stove, hallway, four bedrooms (one en-suite) and Jack & Jill bathroom all on the ground floor with an additional spacious bedroom and en-suite cloakroom on the upper floor. (Please note: a completion certificate for the upper floor is in the process of being obtained.)

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

The sale of Taigh a Luana offers an exceptional opportunity to purchase a small country estate, comprising a superior detached villa, around 100 acres of grounds, detached garage with workshop and several wooden outbuildings.

Designed and completed in 2007, this log-profile property has blended seamlessly into its surroundings and enjoys stunning uninterrupted panoramic views over the loch and countryside. Offering bright, well-proportioned rooms, the property boasts many superb features, including engineered oak flooring through much of the ground floor, an impressive multi-fuel stove, Cathedral-style windows, vaulted ceilings, a German Pronorm kitchen with Iroko work surfaces and integrated appliances, Douglas Pine wood panelling and modern bathroom suites to name but a few. Taigh a Luana’s flexible and well-presented accommodation is split over two levels and provides superb views of the grounds from most rooms. Please note – the decorative stain glass panel from the main entrance door will be removed and does not form part of the sale.

Accessed by a gravelled driveway, the entrance area to the property provides a detached garage along with ample parking and a turning area. Benefiting from double glazing and energy efficient ground source heating, with a supplementary backup generator, the current energy bill for the property is £107 per month, with a quarterly payment of £475 paid to the owner’s from the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

Enhancing the property are the landscaped garden grounds themselves which extend to around 4 acres. Lovingly created, nurtured and maintained by the current owners over the years, the garden grounds are laid in the main to lawn, offset with mature trees, shrubs and bushes and also offer a raised decking area and paved patio, taking in the best of the views. There is a permanent right of access across the neighbouring Forestry Commission (Scotland) ground down to “The Water Meadows”. Around 8 acres in size, this ground adjoins the Loch, has riparian rights and includes a horse shelter and wooden bridge. The remaining 88 acres of land, featuring native trees, stretches up the Glen for around three quarters of a mile and is currently held as a nature reserve, rich in wildlife. Otters are known to frequent the Am Dam River which runs directly in to the loch.

Location

Idyllically situated within a private and deer fenced development at Loch Avich and enjoying the commanding views across the loch and countryside, the property is located around 6 miles from the picturesque village of Kilmelford, approximately 15 miles to the south of Oban. The village has a thriving community and various amenities which include a village store with post office counter, a café, hotel, marina and a well-respected primary school in the village of Kilninver, some 7 miles to the north, with bus service provided.

LAND INFORMATION

In addition to Taigh a Luana which is set in around 4 acres of garden grounds, the sale includes two separate parcels of land below the property, comprising The Water Meadows at around 8 acres and the remaining land at around 88 acres.

Please note: Enquiries to Argyll & Bute Council’s planning department confirmed that a planning application for a further property within the 4 acre garden site would be likely to meet with approval. Letter available for seriously interested parties.

EQUESTRIAN INFORMATION

The equestrian sector should note that the property is surrounded by and has access to, many miles of forestry tracks. Long distance riding events held in the area are a particular bonus for those wishing to enter and train for these. Gentle hobby riding is of course equally attractive for the less competitive. There would be room for stables on land adjacent to the house.

Accommodation Dimensions 

Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule 3.6 x 1.8 (about 11’9 x 5’9)

Bedroom (currently used as a study) 3.8 x 2.1 (about 12’6 x 6’9)

Cloakroom 1.9 x 1.9 (about 6’3 x 6’3)

Dining Room &  Kitchen Area 7.4 x 5.5 (about 24’3 x 18’0)

Utility 2.3 x 1.8 (about 7’6 x 5’9) – housing UV Water Sterilisation Unit

Lounge 7.6 x 3.8 (about 25’0 x 12’6)

Hallway 4.3 x 1.8 (about 14’0 x 5’9)

Bedroom 4.1 x 3.0 (about 13’6 x 9’9)

Bedroom 5.2 x 3.2 (about 17’0 x 10’6)

En-Suite Shower Room 1.8 x 1.8 (about 5’9 x 5’9)

Bedroom 3.3 x 3.2 (about 10’9 x 10’6)

Jack & Jill Bathroom 3.2 x 3.0 (about 10’6 x 9’9)

First Floor

Bedroom 4.7 x 3.0 (about 15’6 x 9’9)

(The Villavent Heat Recovery Ventillation Unit is housed in one of the built-in  bedroom cupboards)

En-Suite Cloakroom 2.2 x 1.4 (about 7’3 x 4’6)

Outbuildings

Log Store 5.3 x 1.7 (about 17’6 x 5’6)

Wooden Garage (including Generator) 5.3 x 3.0 (about 17’6 x 9’9)

Storage Shed 5.3 x 2.0 (about 17’6 x 6’6)

Double Garage 5.9 x 5.9 (about 19’3 x 19’3)

Adjoining Workshop 3.8 x 2.5 (about 12’6 x 8’3)

Travel Directions

Travelling south from Oban on the A816 road for around 14 miles to Kilmelford, pass the Culfail Hotel and take the immediate left hand turning after the Post Office, signposted Loch Avich, passing the Church. Continue on this road for approx 6 miles, crossing 3 cattle grids. When reaching the estuary end of Loch Avich, turn left on to the drive where signposted “Duaig & Taigh a Luana”. Proceed ahead, the property is located directly ahead at the end of the drive.