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Lot 1 Auchinellan Estate

Ford, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, PA31 8RH

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  • Traditional 7-bedroom Estate House

  • Traditional 5-bedroom Farmhouse

  • 1-bedroom Holiday Cottage and Modern 3-bedroom Bungalow

  • Sporting potential and amenity woodland

  • Peaceful but accessible location overlooking Loch Ederline

  • About 307.88 Ha (760.77 Acres) of land

  • Range of outbuildings with potential for conversion to residential use subject to necessary consent

Auchinellan House
Auchinellan House is situated in a secluded position with attractive views over the surrounding countryside and overlooking Loch Ederline to the east. The house is built of traditional stone construction under a slate roof and provides spacious accommodation …

Auchinellan House
Auchinellan House is situated in a secluded position with attractive views over the surrounding countryside and overlooking Loch Ederline to the east. The house is built of traditional stone construction under a slate roof and provides spacious accommodation over two levels.

On entering the property there is a spacious entrance hall, leading to the extensive Library and a gracious Dining Room which both benefit from built-in fire places. Leading through from the hallway, to the right there is a WC and a separate Bathroom, to the left is a useful Laundry Room. To the rear of the house is a large breakfast room and Kitchen.

On the second floor there are 6 spacious double bedrooms and a single bedroom. The Bathroom is situated on the rear landing and Linen Cupboard on the front landing. The accommodation and room
dimensions are laid out in more detail in the floorplans detailed within this brochure. This property is currently run as a holiday let.

Garden Ground
Auchinellan House sits within an attractive area of mature garden ground and policies. The house is surrounded by areas of lawn and to the south there is a garden area surrounded by a small wall. The
property is sheltered by a number of mature trees which provide a lovely backdrop and privacy during the summer months, and a significant element of shelter during the winter. The main house is accessed along a tree lined drive with a large area of gravel to the front and rear of the property providing ample parking. The whole area is protected by stock proof fencing.

Outbuildings
Immediately to the rear of Auchinellan house are a number of outbuildings, built of stone construction under pitched slate roofs which include a garage and various stores:

Garage: 2.87m x 3.68m
Store 1: 1.9m x 3.8m
Store 2: 1.9m x 3.8m
Store 3: 2.4m x 3.8m

Modern Chapel
To the south east of the property there is a small Chapel. It was built in 1955 of traditional stone construction under a slate roof. The chapel benefits from a mains power supply.

Auchinellan Farmhouse
Situated a short distance to the west of Auchinellan house, the original Farmhouse for the Estate benefits from a peaceful, tranquil setting and is bordered on two sides by mature trees with a picturesque burn running alongside. It is built of traditional stone construction under a slate roof. There is spacious accommodation over two levels comprising five bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room, a spacious Kitchen/Dining room, a sitting room and a separate toilet. The accommodation and room dimensions are shown in more detail in the floor plans within the brochure. This property is currently run as a holiday let.

Garden Ground
The Farmhouse sits within an attractive area of garden ground and lies adjacent to a small burn to the south. It is surrounded by stock proof fencing and a stone wall.

Outbuildings
To the rear of the farmhouse there is a traditional range of outbuildings of stone construction under a box profile roof which are split into 3 stores. They comprise:

Store 1: 3.0m x 3.2m
Store 2: 1.9m x 3.9m
Store 3: 1.9m x 3.4m

Auchinellan Bungalow (Dorran Construction)
The bungalow lies a short distance to the west of the Auchinellan house just to the north of the Farmhouse. Of Dorran construction with a brick outer skin under a tiled roof the property has recently been insulated to a very high standard. The property provides accommodation on one level comprising three Bedrooms, Kitchen, Living Room and Bathroom. The accommodation and room dimensions are shown in more detail in the floor plans within the brochure. The bungalow is currently occupied by an estate employee.

Garden Ground
The property is surrounded by a small area of garden ground which is mostly laid to lawn and stock proof fencing.

Mrs Rowan’s Cottage
Mrs Rowan’s Cottage enjoys an elevated position with wonderful views over the woods and hills beyond. The cottage is located to the rear of the bungalow and adjacent to the principal farm buildings. Of traditional stone construction under a slate roof, the property provides spacious accommodation over one level comprising one bedroom, a kitchen, living room and bathroom. The accommodation and room dimensions are shown in more detail in the floor plans within the brochure. The property is currently run as a holiday let.

Garden Ground
There is a small area of lawn to the front of the property which is enclosed by a stock fence.

Outbuildings
Adjoining Mrs Rowan’s Cottage is a range of outbuildings of stone construction with a fibre cement pitched roof, which is split into a Workshop/Tack Room and Laundry Room, which serves the Estate. They comprise:

Workshop/Tack Room: 7.9m x 5.4m
Laundry Room: 2.3m x 5.1m

Farm Buildings
Located to the rear of the Mrs Rowan’s cottage, there is an L-shaped traditional steading of stone
construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor. The building is split into a Byre, two Stables and a
traditional Barn and may present the potential for conversion to further ancillary accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary building and planning consents. The buildings comprise:

Lean-to: 3.4m x 6.8m
Byre: 6.2m x 12.2m
Clipping Shed: 4.8m x 6.2m
Stable 1: 4.8m x 6.9m
Stable 2: 5.0m x 7.7m
Hay barn: 5.4m x 12.7m
Log Store (12.3m x 3.9m) Accessed through the barn. Of wooden construction under a corrugated roof with an earth floor.

Farmland About 306.96 Ha (758.50 Acres)
The land at Auchinellan extends to approximately 306.96 Ha (758.50 Acres) in all and provides the basis of a productive upland farming unit. The hill ground provides excellent summer grazings with several areas of in-bye pasture adjacent to the public road. The hill land is relatively undulating with several rocky outcrops throughout and overall rising from 39m above sea level at its lowest point adjacent to B840 to the east to 301m above sea level at its high point adjacent to Dun Dubh to the north of the holding. There are several areas of mixed amenity broadleaved woodland situated adjacent to the residential dwellings which provide
excellent shelter for livestock during harsher periods of weather.

The current stocking on the holding has been in the region of 250 sheep of which 180 are breeding ewes, the remainder being hogs and tups, with up to 18 cows for sessional grazing on the hill.The current owners have carried out a regular bracken spraying of the hill land to assist access for gathering and also to improve the productive capacity of the hill grazing land. The land is bound to the east by the B840 public road, which
leads south from the village of Ford, and to west by the A816, which links Lochgilphead to Oban.

Woodland
There are several areas of mixed broadleaved amenity woodland adjacent to the residential dwellings, including a well established and ancient Beech woodland extending to 3.81 Ha (9.41 acres). To the south of the property a mature block of Hazelwood has been coppiced historically. There are no commercially managed forestry plantations on the holding at present but the neighbouring commercial woodland provides a natural environment for wildlife such as roe deer.

The current owners have recently planted 2000 trees in a low lying area of ground, adjacent to a small river, which is located to the west of the property close to the A816. The trees have been planted without grant funding and are therefore not subject to any ongoing maintenance scheme.