Ardentallen House is a charming extended country house enjoying a private and scenic, yet accessible coastal location just a few miles south of Oban town centre.
The original house is thought to date back to around 1820, further extended during the Victorian era to provide spacious accommodation set over two floors and incorporating characterful period features throughout.
The main living area is located on the upper floor of the property which is accessed by a winding stone staircase from the front garden. An entrance vestibule leads through to the central hall which features large wooden bookcases within the design.
To the right, a dining room enjoys stunning views across the gardens to the loch thanks to a large southeast facing window. It is the perfect place for formal or informal dining. Adjacent to the dining room, a galley kitchen is fitted with a combination of wall and floor units and features a serving hatch, linking the kitchen to the dining room.
A sitting room is also located at the front of the property, with a large picture window looking south, down to the loch, and the two west facing windows adding evening light. An open grate fireplace sits within a marble surround, creating a focal point within the room and offering warmth and comfort in equal measure.
The property layout extends towards the rear, where spacious accommodation is provided by way of two double bedrooms, the largest of which features the original corner sink unit. Both bedrooms benefit from built-in wardrobes and offer a pleasant outlook to the side and rear gardens. A third, slightly smaller bedroom has been utilised as a study in recent years.
A family bathroom is also located on the upper floor, featuring a full-sized bath, WC, bidet and inset sink. A coombed ceiling design is an interesting feature of the room, with the original sash window flooding the room with natural daylight. The first-floor layout is completed by cloakroom, accessed by steps from the main hall. There is a WC, basin and shower located within the cloakroom.
The ground floor of Ardentallen House is accessed directly from the grounds by a door located on the side of the property. An internal glazed vestibule leads through to a family sitting room which is positioned to the front of the property. The room is warmed through by an open grate fire, set within a stone fireplace.
Further accommodation is provided by way of three double bedrooms accessed by the lower hallway. The two larger bedrooms feature the original decorative fire surrounds and are spacious enough to accommodate a number of bedroom layouts. A second kitchen is also located on the ground floor, along with a family shower room.
The family accommodation extends through to a further living space, historically occupied by the property caretaker. A living room benefits from the recent installation of a large wood burning stove, with an adjacent bedroom enjoying views to the front. A third family bathroom is also located within this living area.
The ground floor property layout is completed by way of a laundry room and storeroom, perfect for drying sailing and outdoor pursuits clothing. These rooms can be accessed from the front or rear by a passageway which also gives access to the lower floor living space.
Ardentallen House offers buyers a rare opportunity to acquire a much-loved country house, set in a secluded coastal location on the Ardentallen Peninsula The property is of an age where it would benefit from some modernisation in places, however it offers a rare opportunity to create a wonderful family home with potential for holiday letting and coastal activities.
Ardentallen House is set within approximately 2.5 acres of lush green garden grounds and is accessed via single-track road which ends at the gate of the property. A gravel parking area extends to the front of the house, with additional parking to the side and rear.
The mature gardens extend down to the waters' edge, with wellmaintained lawn areas located to the front of the house. A stepped stone path leads down to the boathouse and slipway, with the adjacent area perfect for family BBQ's.
Privacy is maintained by an abundance of mature trees and shrubbery located around the property boundaries, peppered with colourful plant life which provide wonderful seasonal displays.
The Old Coach House sits within the grounds comprising of a stonebuilt property with a natural slate roof. Originally used to house the carriage, the property is perfectly suited to conversion, subject to the necessary planning consents. A greenhouse is positioned adjacent to The Old Coach House.
A woodland walk winds up the hill to an elevated summerhouse, perfect for those looking for a peaceful place to relax, study or be creative. The wooden chalet sits on a natural stone base, with front facing windows offering far reaching views across the gardens to the loch. A double garage is also positioned at the rear of the house, previously utilised to house a small motorboat. The garage houses a newly installed water tank which supplies the property.
The large field located to the east of the property is under the same ownership and may be available in full or in part by separate negotiation.
Ardentallen House is the residential element of what was once a small country estate, situated on the shores of Loch Feochan and just a few miles south of Oban down the winding Lerags Glen.
Oban is a busy west coast town with a thriving local population, as well as being a popular tourist destination. The town offers a comprehensive range of facilities and amenities, including shops, banks and building societies, various restaurants, cafes and bars. Supermarkets include Tesco, M&S and Lidl amongst others. There is a large leisure centre as well as a fitness centre, sailing club and golf club. There are a number of primary schools and a well-respected secondary school, as well as a medical centre and churches of various denominations. The Lorn and Islands Hospital is also located in Oban, serving the population of Argyll and Bute. The town prides itself on the title, "Scotland's Seafood Capital" and has a longstanding fishing heritage with an abundance of establishments serving fresh local fish.
Oban is also commonly referred to as the "Gateway to the Isles" with panoramic views of the mountains, islands and lochs which have captivated many authors and poets over the years. It has an everexpanding busy harbour from which the many Caledonian MacBrayne ferries operate daily, serving both the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
From Oban take the A816 Soroba Road, signposted for Lochgilphead and Campbeltown. Follow the road for approximately 1.5 miles before turning right, taking the road towards Lerags.
Follow the single-track country road for approximately 2 miles as it winds down Lerags Glen. At the end of the road, turn left and follow the drive to Ardentallen House. Enter the grounds through the gate and park adjacent to the property.