Situated adjacent to the historic Stonefield Castle on the outskirts of the picturesque coastal village of Tarbert, Gardeners Cottage is a substantial, detached four-bedroom house nestled within an acre of mature, landscaped gardens.
Constructed in 1927, the house was originally built as family accommodation for the Head Gardener of Stonefield Castle and has a warm and homely feeling.
The main entrance to the property is through an internal porch and onwards into a spacious hall. An inviting open plan kitchen is warmed through by a feature stove and is very well specified with plenty of worktop space. Large windows in the kitchen provide open views out to the garden.
The property has been tastefully modified during recent years through the addition of a large day room which sits adjacent to the kitchen. This striking feature creates a wonderful open living space and capitalises on the spectacular garden views. The partially glazed roof floods the room with natural daylight and creates the perfect place
to relax and unwind. The room leads through to a large play room and self-contained ground floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom, perfect for accommodating guests.
A large sitting room with stone fireplace provides a cosy retreat for long winter evenings, and a spacious period dining room is ideal for entertaining friends and family alike.
To the rear of the property a large utility room provides storage and drying facilities for outdoor pursuits equipment. A storage cupboard in the utility room also houses a heating boiler. The original garage has been converted to provide a large living space, well suited as a playroom or home office. It also benefits from a mezzanine floor area, accessed via a clever drop-down staircase.
Moving to the first floor, three large bedrooms, each decorated to a very high standard, provides accommodation, with a modern family bathroom accessible to all. A further staircase provides access to a sizable attic room with potential to provide further accommodation.
Gardeners Cottage presents a wonderful opportunity for those looking to escape to a private rural location close to Loch Fyne.
As the name suggests the grounds of Gardeners Cottage are something to behold. Thoughtful design and planting over the years has resulted in an arrangement that provides a gardening spectacle for every season. Sweeping lawns
flow down towards the castle gardens, providing further areas to explore, and allowing access through to Loch Fyne shorefront and beyond.
A small stream gently meanders through the gardens, giving another dimension to the expansive lawns. The remains of the original glass house and stone-built potting shed are situated
in the lower garden and offer potential for restoration.
The adjoining Stonefield Castle grounds are listed in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes as "an important example of west coast woodland estate landscapes", with national importance. The castle grounds contain an
outstanding tree and plant collection and are an absolute joy to explore.
Gardeners Cottage is accessed from the road via a private drive and has a parking area suitable for several vehicles. A woodshed and store is located to the rear of the property and a small summer house is situated in the garden to the front.
Gardeners Cottage is situated by the western shores of Loch Fyne, just two miles north of Tarbert on the famous Kintyre peninsula. Tarbert is one of the most attractive fishing villages
in Argyll, with its colourful harbour attracting commercial vessels and pleasure craft throughout the year. It supports a number of shops, pubs, hotels and restaurants plus a high-performing state school offering primary and secondary
education. There is a short 9-hole golf course and two major golf courses at Machrihanish, including the Machrihanish Links one of the finest links in the country and voted one of the top 50 courses in the UK.
The property is conveniently located for exploring Kintyre and wider Argyll. The area boasts fishing, walking and other outdoor pursuits in abundance. The region is peppered with excellent sea angling, fly fishing and coarse fishing opportunities in some wonderfully picturesque locations, be the rivers, the sea or freshwater lochs. The nearby Crinan
Canal offers sailors a leisurely, navigable route between the Clyde and the Inner Hebrides, without the need for a long diversion around the Kintyre peninsula.
A regular ferry service operates to the famous whisky isle of Islay from Kennacraig, just 5 miles south of the village. The ferry terminal at Claonaig, at the south, provides crossings to the Isle of Arran. Portavadie is just a short ferry journey from
Tarbert on Loch Fyne. The area is very quiet with many walks and areas for cycling. Tarbert is approximately 99 miles from Glasgow, to which a daily bus service operates. There is also the option to fly with regular flights available from Machrihanish to Glasgow.
The town of Lochgilphead, approximately 11 miles to the north of Tarbert, is the administrative centre of Argyll and Bute. The town offers a variety of amenities and shops including a sports centre and library as well as professional offices, supermarkets and a hospital.