Rowan Croft offers an opportunity to develop a residential dwelling house and pursue a lifestyle of rural land management.
The croft comprises of one parcel of land extending to approximately 15.8 acres (6.41 Ha) and is accessed from the A828 via a single-track road. Around 2 hectares of the croft was planted with native broadleaf trees in 2005 under the Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme and these are now maturing well. In recent years, the areas of the grassland have been grazed.
Rowan Croft is registered with the Crofting Commission as one croft under A1917. With enhanced management, the croft could be developed for small scale production of fruit and vegetables. Further information on crofting can be found by visiting the Crofting Commission Website http://www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/.
Detailed planning permission was granted by Argyll and Bute Council on 8th May 2018 under reference 17/00138/PPP for the erection of a croft house. Local residence is a prerequisite of the croft conditions in order that the proper levels of land managements and animal husbandry are met. Further details can be found in the planning section of the Argyll and Bute council website.
Rowan Croft is situated in a scenic location close to both Oban and Connel. Access will be via a shared private road.
The village of Connel, which is approximately two miles to the east, supports a thriving community with a village store and post office as well as two hotels, a doctors' surgery and a well-respected primary school. A modern village hall regularly holds activities for the community and there are regular bus and train services connecting the village to both Oban and Glasgow.
The picturesque, seaside town of Oban, approximately three miles to the west, supports a wide range of shopping, recreational facilities, banks, building societies and professional offices. There is a hospital as well as churches of different denominations. Oban is home to a busy harbour from which the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries operate daily, serving the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
North Argyll is a particularly popular holiday destination and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The sea lochs provide not only some of the best sailing waters in Europe, but also contain some of the most historic and interesting diving sites. There is a marina at Dunstaffnage just a few miles from the subjects as well as moorings for rent in Connel. The famous ski centres of Glencoe and Aonach Mhor are both within reasonable driving distance.