Nestling in a most attractive, secluded setting and surrounded by a large, mature garden, Dalbuie Old Farm is a charming and very quaint detached cottage dating back to the late 1700s. The former small holding, which has been in the …
Nestling in a most attractive, secluded setting and surrounded by a large, mature garden, Dalbuie Old Farm is a charming and very quaint detached cottage dating back to the late 1700s. The former small holding, which has been in the same family ownership for many years, enjoys a very quiet and private position on the Kintyre Peninsula, yet is within easy each of the main road network. The property, which was once home to an inventor, is ideally suited for use as a weekend retreat, second home or for permanent living. The area around Dalbuie Old Farm is known for its unspoilt scenery, beautiful beaches and rich history. It is also a haven for wildlife. The village of Southend a few miles away meets residents’ daily needs with a small shop, medical practice and primary school. There is also a tea room and 18 hole links golf course. The famous Macrihanish golf course is also close by. Campbeltown, Kintyre’s principal town, is a short drive away with its range of shops, cafés, schools, leisure centre with pool and choice of professional services. Ferries also operate from the town to Ardrossan south of Glasgow as well as passenger services to Northern Ireland during the summer months and to the island of Islay. The local airport, a few miles away, operates regular flights to Glasgow.
Dalbuie Old Farm is an enchanting, extended cottage full of character and offers a superb opportunity to create a lovely home in an exceptional setting. The 1.5 storey property, which would benefit from refurbishment, comprises a ground floor bedroom with two further rooms on the first floor currently used as bedrooms. Access to these is via steep stairs from the sitting room; a lovely double aspect room with a very impressive, raised, open fire place. Adjoining this room is a dining area which opens up into the kitchen. Also on the ground floor is a shower cubicle, cloakroom, utility room and large lobby/boot room. The property offers scope for development in a number of ways.
The very pretty, secluded garden surrounds the house extending in all directions. To the rear is a small wooden bridge which crosses a burn to a further raised area of ground. The garden is full of mature trees, plants and wild flowers which combine to create a wonderful oasis. Within the grounds are former stables with electric and power and additional store to the rear. To the front is a lean to providing further storage for logs and garden equipment. The stables offer excellent scope for development and use in a variety of ways. The property is accessed via a gravel drive from a forestry track which adjoins the main road. To the front of the house is a hardstanding and parking for several cars.