The property comprises a derelict detached cottage with a further two outbuildings all in need of complete renovation. The site offers spectacular and unspoilt views overlooking Loch Lomond towards the picturesque hamlet of Ardlui and provides excellent walking opportunities along the West Highland Way. Doune Cottage is situated in an idyllic and private position on the east bank of Loch Lomond, with access to the property only available by ferry or by walking along the West Highland Way.
Doune Cottage overlooks the hamlet of Ardlui which sits at the head of Loch Lomond on its western shore. The loch side settlement benefits from a train station offering services from Glasgow Queen Street to Mallaig. The renowned Ardlui Hotel offers 3 star hotel and self catering stays in addition to a buoyant holiday park.
Located 8 miles to the south is the small village of Tarbet which provides a good range of local amenities including a Post Office, primary school, village hall, church and the very popular Bay Tarbet Hotel. The nearby village of Arrochar stands at the head of Loch Long, at the other side of the isthmus, and the Arrochar & Tarbet railway station, on the West Highland Line, stands between the two villages.
The larger populations of Helensburgh and Alexandria allow for a wider range of amenities and services, all within 25 miles of Ardlui. Scotland's largest City of Glasgow is 59 miles to the south east with world renowned shopping outlets, businesses and entertainment. Glasgow Airport is within an hour's (40 miles) drive from Ardlui and offers regular flights to London and a wide range of international destinations.
The immediate area is well suited to the outdoor enthusiast being within the boundary of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. There is a large range of recreational pursuits including water sports such as canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing all offered on Loch Lomond and Loch Long, the Loch Lomond Sailing Club is located to the north of the Loch with organised races throughout the year. There are also land based activities such as walking and cycling with Ben Lomond to the south, the Arrochar Alps situated to the west, and at the head of Loch Long, there are five Munros and a range of Corbetts. There are excellent fishing opportunities nearby for salmon, sea trout, brown trout and course fishing for both fly and trawled fishing.
There is a seasonal ferry service offered from Ardlui to Ardleish which links to the West Highland Way. The landing point at Ardleish is situated one mile to the north of Doune Cottage. There is walking access to Doune Cottage along the West Highland Way and access to the route from Beingleis Farm Campsite situated two miles to the north of Ardlui.
Doune Cottage comprises a traditional derelict cottage and outbuildings which provides a very rare opportunity to create an attractive property in a stunning position on the east banks of Loch Lomond. The property sits in an elevated position above the east banks of Loch Lomond and provides panoramic views to the west over Loch Lomond and Ben Vorlich.
The property sits within 0.99 Ha (2.44 Acres) of its own land which extends east from Loch Lomond shoreline. The land comprises a mix of rough grazing with naturally seeding shrubs and trees dotted throughout. The property is west facing under the guise of the steep hills with a mix of native broadleaved woodlands located to the east.
From Glasgow, take the M8 north exiting at Junction 30 signed for Erskine/Erskine Bridge/M898. After crossing Erskine Bridge follow signs for the A82 and head north along the west side of Loch Lomond for approximately 32 miles passing through the settlement of Tarbet until you reach the hamlet of Ardlui.
There is a seasonal ferry service offered from Ardlui to Ardleish which links to the West Highland Way. The landing point at Ardleish is situated one mile to the north of Doune Cottage.
There is access by foot to Doune Cottage along the West Highland Way and access to the route leads south from Beingleis Farm Campsite situated two miles to the north of Ardlui.