A charming country home on the banks of Loch Feochan is on the market for the first time in 50 years.
Thought to date back to the 1820’s, Ardentallen House is a seven-bedroom country home with historic links to nearby Gallanach Estate. The house and grounds is on the market with estate agents Bell Ingram for offers over £695,000.
The house sits in approximately 2.5 acres of mature gardens and enjoys uninterrupted access to Loch Feochan via its own private mooring. It even comes with its own boat house. The loch contains its own boating marina and is a popular launch pad for sailing round the islands, perfect for keen sailors and holiday makers alike.
Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Oban town centre, the house offers the best of both worlds; a coastal country setting coupled with easy access to the many amenities on offer in the nearby town of Oban.
Buyers would also have the option to purchase two neighbouring fields which are ideal for housing livestock, in particular horses, perfect for those looking for a true country experience.
With sperate living facilities and outbuildings, Ardentallen House lends itself well to providing additional income for buyers. Bell Ingram Estate Agent, Andrew Fuller explains: “We anticipate huge interest in this property, which is unlike anything in the surrounding area.
“Ardentallen House presents a unique opportunity for a family looking for their forever home in a charming coastal location. Alternatively, with three distinct living spaces and seven bedrooms and four public rooms throughout, the house itself could be used as a B&B or converted to a boutique hotel, which, given its prime location, could generate significant additional income.
“On top of this, a coach house and steading sit peacefully in the grounds, offering an opportunity to be converted to provide a high-quality holiday, benefiting from a stunning coastal location and starting point to explore the islands.”
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. 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 coombed ceiling design, with the original sash window flooding the room with natural daylight. The first-floor layout is completed by cloakroom, accessed by steps down from the main hall.
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.
A blank canvas for modernisation or transformation, the property offers endless possibilities for those looking to adopt a coastal lifestyle in this much sought-after region of Argyll.