History fans will be familiar with the name Kilmartin Glen, as this area of Argyll was once referred to as the ancient capital of Scotland.
Dunadd Fort, an Ancient Monument under the care of Historic Scotland and open to the public, was originally occupied in the Iron Age. The site later became a seat of the Kings of Dál Riata.
Within this small hamlet, less than seven miles north of Lochgilphead, sits Bruachan, a home that takes command of its surroundings as it sits on a large plot and enjoys fantastic views over the surrounding countryside.
This beautiful family home can also lay claim to a bit of history as it was one of the first new houses built within the glen.
The accommodation begins with a welcoming entrance hallway leading to the ground-floor accommodation and an attractive open staircase leading to the first floor.
There are several rather special rooms in this house including the drawing room which has a wonderful feature fireplace with wood-burning stove and dual aspect views over the gardens. With walls painted a warm and welcoming shade of red and stylish wooden flooring, although large, the room has a cosy feel to it.
A second sitting room is located off the hallway and it could be used as a fourth bedroom or a study.
The kitchen is modern and well equipped. It opens into the dining room making this an excellent space for families who enjoy sociable, open-plan-style living and with french doors opening on to a decked terrace; this also comes into its own for entertaining in the summer months.
There is a utility room and pantry off the dining room and a door to the side of the property.
Upstairs is where you’ll find the master bedroom which not only enjoys fine views thanks to dual aspect windows, but comes complete with an en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom on this floor.
Outside, this property really comes into its own for it includes 2.59 acres of land, made up of a fantastic garden, paddock areas and woodland. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with areas of planting but there’s also a polytunnel which would be ideal for those interested in growing their own plants, fruit or vegetables.
The asking price of offers over £300,000 includes a range of modern outbuildings including two adjoining garages, which sit next to the house and offer workshop space and a studio in addition to ample space for cars and storage.
There is a large shed at the north end of the land which offers ample space for machinery and logs and plenty of space for parking.
A path runs from the house, through nearby woods and along the stream which further enhances the tranquillity of the location. From this path, at the southernmost point, the River Add can be easily accessed.
Jamie McNeill, of selling agent Savills, said: “This is a very comfortable house in first-class decorative order in a much sought after scenic location. The large garden and woodland make this an ideal property for a green-fingered buyer who loves gardening and the great outdoors.”
Nearest village to the house is Lochgilphead which has a good range of amenities including specialist shops, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants and banking facilities along with a swimming pool, sports centre and hospital in the village.
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.
Contact Savills on 0141 2225875.