5 bedroom detached house
Sarasota, Kilmichael Glassary, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31
- Attractive, modern, detached villa with accommodation over two levels
- Prime position within the historic Kilmartin Glen - approximately 4 miles from Lochgilphead
- Views across open countryside to the ancient fort of Dunadd
- Bright and spacious ground floor accommodation with open plan sitting room
- Well fitted modern kitchen with a fine range of units and built in appliances
- Benefiting from three bedrooms on the ground floor level
- Exceptionally spacious master bedroom with wet room off
- Large detached double garage with potential for conversion - subject to planning
- Wonderful carefully tended gardens to the front and easily maintained gardens to the rear
Sarasota occupies a beautiful position within the historic Kilmartin Glen which is approximately 4 miles to the north of Lochgilphead.
Lochgilphead offers a good selection of village amenities including specialist shops, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants and banking facilities. There is a swimming pool, sports centre and hospital in the village. Primary schooling is available at Kilmichael Glassary and Loghgilphead, which also has a new secondary school. There are good public transport links to Glasgow and the bustling tourist hub and seafood centre of Oban.
The surrounding area is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast with opportunities for sailors, golfers, walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and anglers to name but a few. Of particular note is the world class sailing on offer with the nearby Crinan Canal considered the gateway to the west coast, while the sailing havens of Tayvallich and Ardfern are all also nearby. There is a footpath link from Dunadd Fort to the Crinan Canal and Kilmartin. There are ferry terminals to the Western Isles including Mull, Colonsay, Coll, Tiree, Arran, Portavadie, Islay, Jura and Gigha, all within an hour's drive of the village.
The property enjoys views across open countryside to the ancient fort of Dunadd, a significant historic site lying within the nationally important Kilmartin Glen area, referred to as the ancient capital of Scotland. Dunadd Fort is an Ancient Monument under the care of Historic Scotland, and is open to the public. Originally occupied in the Iron Age, the site later became a seat of the Kings of Dál Riata. It is known for its unique stone carvings including a footprint and basin thought to have formed part of Dál Riata's coronation ritual. On the same flat outcrop of rock is an incised boar in Pictish style, and an inscription in the Ogham script which is believed to refer to a Finn Manach and is dated roughly to the late 8th century.
Description Sarasota is a most attractive, modern, detached villa occupying a prime position within the Kilmartin Glen. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises entrance vestibule leading to bright reception hallway, an exceptionally spacious open plan sitting room with bay window taking full advantage of the beautiful open aspects and an open plan dining room with window aspect to the side. To the rear of the ground floor there is a well fitted modern kitchen with a fine range of base and wall mounted units with in-built appliances and off the kitchen there is a fitted utility room. On the ground floor there are three double size bedrooms and a four piece bathroom suite.
The upper floor accommodation comprises open plan landing, bedroom four with en suite shower room off and window aspect to front, exceptionally spacious master bedroom with wet room off and to the rear of the upper floor there is an additional bedroom / study with views beyond gardens to countryside.
The gardens surrounding Sarasota are a credit to the current owners with carefully tended gardens to the front and easily maintained gardens to the rear with a large detached double size garage with twin doors and power and light. Adjacent to the garage is a shed and log stores.
From Glasgow take the M8 westbound following signs for the Erskine Bridge. Follow the A82 by Loch Lomond. Stay left at Tarbet joining the A83 and continue beyond Inveraray to Lochgilphead. From Lochgilphead continue towards the roundabout and take the A816, signposted Oban. Follow the A816 for approximately 4 miles, turning right at The Horseshoe Inn. Turn left onto Dunadd View and Sarasota is the second last house on the right hand side.