Oban has several claims to fame – it’s known as the seafood capital of Scotland thanks to its longstanding fishing history and numerous high-end seafood restaurants.
And with regular ferry sailings to the Inner and Outer Hebrides, it’s regarded as the Gateway to the Isles.
More recently, there’s been a surge of interest from buyers looking to relocate there, say estate agents Bell Ingram.
Andrew Fuller, estate manager in the Oban office, said: “Life in Oban offers the perfect compromise between rural life and a bustling town.”
Bell Ingram is currently marketing Ardmore, a large, detached, four-bedroom house set in a superb, elevated position which offers far-reaching views across Oban bay towards the Isles of Mull and Lismore.
“Ardmore, in particular, benefits from having scenic attractions such as Pulpit Hill viewing point, with excellent views over the bay, only a stone’s throw away,” said Andrew.
“Meanwhile, with Oban’s ferry terminal only two minutes away, visiting Scotland’s stunning west-coast islands couldn’t be easier.
“We have had interest from buyers looking to take advantage of Oban’s unique blend of popular amenities in a rural setting and Ardmore offers the perfect opportunity for city dwellers who are looking to enjoy a coastal location with a slightly slower pace of life.”
With beautiful scenery on its doorstep, Ardmore, which is on the market at offers over £395,000, sits within a mature garden and would suit buyers looking to leave the city rat-race behind for a more relaxed lifestyle.
From here it’s just a 15-minute walk to the town centre.
Ardmore is a modern home which has accommodation beginning with a covered porch and vestibule leading to a central hall with a chic, modern and very smart wood-burning stove, positioned centrally, to provide warmth to all areas of the house.
At the heart of the home is a very stylish open-plan family kitchen with dining area, which is a wonderful space for entertaining family and friends.
A combination of modern wall and floor kitchen units complement the stylish decor, with large windows giving the room a bright and airy feel.
Just off the kitchen is a handy laundry room, while from the dining room end of the room, doors lead to a west-side conservatory, which is a lovely place to relax.
This floor is also home to a front-facing family lounge offering open views across the established front gardens, two bedrooms and a WC.
A central staircase leads to the upper floor of the house which has an open landing giving access to a large family lounge, perfectly positioned to capture the far-reaching views to the front of the property.
These views can also be enjoyed from the master bedroom located at the front of the house, which benefits from an en suite shower room and built-in wardrobes.
This floor is also home to bedroom four, another good-sized room with built-in wardrobes, and a luxurious bathroom with four-piece suite.
Outside, a number of mature trees and gardens surround the house, which gives it a nice, private air.
The driveway is large enough to accommodate several vehicles.
A single garage has been converted to provide secure storage and this room has recently received planning permission in principle for conversion to provide additional accommodation.
A wooden shed, located at the end of the driveway, provides further storage space for garden essentials.
As for the town of Oban, it’s popular with tourists but also has a good range of amenities for locals including shops, restaurants, banks, cafes and bars.
For those looking to enjoy a more active lifestyle, the town benefits from a large leisure centre, golf club and various gyms.
Several sailing marinas are located within close proximity to the town.
There are a number of primary schools and a high school, as well as a medical centre, hospital and churches of various denominations.
To arrange a viewing of Ardmore, or for further information, contact Laura MacCallum on 07881 914874 or email firstname.lastname@example.org