Glencruitten Home Farm is a charming extended country house enjoying a private and scenic yet accessible location just one mile from Oban town centre. Parts of the property date back as far as the 17th century but subsequent extensions have added significant commercial and letting potential to the original farm dwelling.
The spacious accommodation is well laid-out over two floors, with characterful period features throughout. It would benefit from some modernisation in places but offers great flexibility and scope for reconfiguration if desired. There are front and rear entrance vestibules which open into the house's large L-shaped hallway, from where access can be gained to the sitting room, kitchen, dining room, shower room and the first of the property's six bedrooms.
The downstairs bedroom is the smallest of the six and would equally suit as an office space or study if preferred. Like most of the original rooms at Glencruitten Home Farm, it features a traditional open fireplace. The grand dining room is full of period charm and offers a generous space for formal or informal dining. Large, south-facing bay windows ensure that plenty of natural light flows in. The adjacent breakfasting kitchen benefits from plentiful storage options, ample dining space and a pleasant outlook to the rear garden.
On the opposite side of the hallway sits a cosy sitting room entered through a quaint, open archway. It hosts a feature brick fireplace and benefits from dual-aspect views to front and rear. A handy shower room with WC and wash hand basin completes the ground floor accommodation of the main house.
An open, timber staircase leads to the upper floor landing, off which two large double bedrooms are located. A carpeted hallway leads past the family bathroom and a further double bedroom to the drawing room, which provides a grand setting in which to relax or entertain guests. High ceilings and neutral décor add to the light and airy feel throughout.
The Annex can be accessed directly from both the kitchen and dining room of the main house, making it ideal for use as ancillary accommodation if required but it also lends itself for use as a self-contained letting unit. It comprises a good-sized sitting room with a modern multi-fuel burner, a dining hall with adjoining porch plus a bathroom and galley-style kitchen. The upper floor houses two double bedrooms with shared Jack and Jill en-suite facilities.
The attached, self-contained studio offers approximately 50 square meters of useable floorspace which could be adapted for a variety of private or commercial uses. It could also potentially be converted into further residential accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. Entry is via a lobby with steel sink and there is also a handy adjacent WC with wash hand basin.
Nestling within the grounds of Glencruitten Home Farm, The Stables is a substantial stone building sitting under a natural slate roof and comprises of ground floor stables and storage, with a timber staircase leading to further storage on the upper floor.
The building offers significant potential as family or self-catering accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.
The property is set in approximately 3.1 acres of lush green garden grounds and accessed via a sweeping private driveway from the quiet passing road. There are well-maintained lawn areas to the front and side and a courtyard to the rear. Privacy is maintained by an abundance of mature trees and shrubbery around the boundaries, peppered with colourful plant life. A large stone-built garage with an adjoining store area offers vast external storage space.
Glencruitten Home Farm enjoys a peaceful, slightly elevated location by the fairways of the popular Glencruitten Golf Course on the outskirts of Oban, just a mile away from the town centre and its well-established secondary school.
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. 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 high school, as well as a medical centre, hospital and churches of various denominations. 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 ever-expanding busy harbour from which the many Caledonian MacBrayne ferries operate daily, serving both the Inner and Outer Hebrides.