Tarbert is a housing hotspot for lovers of lochside living

The heritage fishing village of Tarbert is shaping up to be Scotland’s next housing hotspot for lovers of lochside living.

That’s the view of Andrew Fuller, a property expert at Bell Ingram, who’s currently fielding a raft of interest from buyers looking to relocate to the idyllic Argyll and Bute community on the shores of Loch Fyne.

Andrew Fuller.

He said: “Demand is extremely high for all types of property in the Tarbert area. People are driven by access to the village’s busy marina and its reputation as one of the best sailing destinations in Scotland.

“Tarbert also has a strong sense of community, supporting lots of independent businesses, so it’s no surprise that we are seeing a great deal of interest from buyers attracted to this great quality of life.”

Andrew recently marketed the stunning penthouse apartment within the new C-Listed Columba House development, and has a number of equally exciting properties on his books which will appeal to sailing enthusiasts and non-sailors alike.

He continued: “Two properties in particular – The Gardeners Cottage and Corranbuie – have superb waterside locations and offer great scope to explore the coast.

“Four-bedroomed Gardeners Cottage was built in 1927 as family accommodation for the Head Gardener of nearby Stonefield Castle and, as the name suggests, the grounds are something to behold. Sweeping lawns flow down towards the castle gardens which in turn provide Lochside access and further areas to explore.

The Gardeners Cottage.

“Elsewhere Corranbuie is an enchanting three-bedroom detached cottage on the shore of West Loch set in an area extending to 4.25 acres. With minor modernisation it would make a superb holiday cottage with a potential for significant secondary income. The grounds extend all the way to the water’s edge, where boat mooring and launching is possible during high tides.”

Just two-and-a-half hours and 100 miles from Glasgow, Tarbert is a popular tourist destination and known as the gateway to the beautiful Kintyre peninsula. Its picturesque harbour is ringed by a number of shops, pubs and hotels which are popular with locals and visitors alike.

In summer Tarbert hosts Scotland’s largest sailing regatta – the ‘Scottish Series’ – and it’s also the last stop before the Islay ferry service and popular with overnight visitors before their journey to the ‘Whisky Isle’. The other ferry to Portavadie on the Cowal peninsula leaves from the village daily.

For the active buyer, there is a short nine-hole golf course in the village and two major golf courses at Machrihanish, including the Machrihanish Links which was voted one of the top 50 courses in the UK. Field sports enthusiasts are also well catered for with numerous fishing, stalking and shooting opportunities.

The nearest town is at Lochgilphead, approximately 14 miles to the north and the administrative centre of Argyll and Bute. Facilities there include a swimming pool, a sports centre, a hospital and, supermarkets and a nine-hole golf course.

Nursery, Primary and secondary schooling is available closer to home at Tarbert Academy Tarbert is easily accessed by car, bus (daily service from Glasgow) and ferry. 

You can even travel by air to within 40 miles of Tarbert from the airport Machrihanish, Campbeltown. Bell Ingram is currently marketing a range of properties in the Tarbert area suitable for a whole range of buyers.

Bell Ingram is currently marketing a range of properties in the Tarbert area suitable for a whole range of buyers.

For more information, contact Andrew Fuller on 01631 566 122 or andrew.fuller@bellingram.co.uk

Published on 2nd April 2019