Colachla is situated in a peaceful and private rural area approximately 4 miles to the south west of the village of Tighnabruaich on the Cowal Peninsula, on the western arm of the Kyles of Bute in Argyll and Bute. The …
Colachla is situated in a peaceful and private rural area approximately 4 miles to the south west of the village of Tighnabruaich on the Cowal Peninsula, on the western arm of the Kyles of Bute in Argyll and Bute. The nearby picturesque village of Tighnabruaich provides day-to-day services
including a post office, grocery store, art gallery, gift shop, bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Colachla is within less than an hour’s drive of Dunoon and Hunters Quay which lie some 26.5 miles to the north east and provide regular daily crossings to the terminals at Gourock and McInroy’s Point, in turn allowing for excellent links to the Erskine Bridge and Dunbartonshire with the M8 leading onto Glasgow Airport and the Greater Glasgow area and Central Scotland. Nearby Portavadie has a regular ferry service connecting to Tarbert and giving access to the Kintyre Peninsula and the Western Isles.
Tighnabruaich is popular for sailing and yachting and has its own sailing school in Kames. The
sailing in the area is legendary and centres on the nearby Clyde Marinas, the Crinan Canal and out to the Hebridean Islands. Shinty is the major sport with the village being home to Kyles Athletic and there is a 9 hole golf course and tennis courts. There are a number of cycle routes posted for the area as well as signed walking routes. Tighnabruaich Pier is used by the famous paddle steamer ‘The Waverley’ which cruises Loch Fyne and Tarbert and is a popular tourist attraction. Portavadie Marina offers a fantastic holiday destination, marina facilities, restaurant, bar, gift shop and spa. It is a short drive from Colachla Farm.
Tighnabruaich has a primary school and secondary education is available at Dunoon Grammar School.
The town of Oban is about 85 miles to the north and is the largest port in the West of Scotland and the main ferry terminus for the Hebrides. Ferries from Oban serve Mull and many of the Inner Hebridean islands as well as Barra, South Uist and the Outer Hebrides. Oban (meaning ‘little bay’ in Gaelic) is known as ‘The Gateway to the Isles’ and boasts a wide variety of shops, sporting and transport facilities. Restaurants, cafés and bars abound, many hosting live bands and ceilidhs and, for the energetic, swimming and other sports can be enjoyed at the Atlantis Leisure Centre. The City of Glasgow is 87 miles distant and can be accessed by road via the A83 or 60 miles via the ferry from Dunoon to Gourock.
Colachla comprises of an attractive former bothy in a ruinous state situated in a private and elevated
position near the small village of Millhouse. The property provides an excellent development
opportunity to create a smallholding in an attractive coastal location. The bothy is reached by a shared private road which leads directly from the minor public road linking Millhouse to Ardlamont Point.
The building is of stone construction under a corrugated tin roof and extends to approximately
101.41 sq m (1091 sq ft) and has not been lived in for a number of years.
The property comprises a traditional former bothy and an area of agricultural land and amenity
woodland extending to 8.10 Ha (20.01 Acres) in total. The farmland is situated to the east of the
property, which is currently all down to pasture but has historically been used for fodder production
in conjunction with a larger farming enterprise. The land is enclosed by a mix of broadleaved woodland which provide shelter and a colourful backdrop to the property.