Corran, comprising Corran House and Corran Cottage, enjoys a unique positon on the shores of Corran Bay at the entrance to Loch Goil. The property, which is accessible by boat, is approximately 7 miles from the village of Lochgoilhead …
Corran, comprising Corran House and Corran Cottage, enjoys a unique positon on the shores of Corran Bay at the entrance to Loch Goil. The property, which is accessible by boat, is approximately 7 miles from the village of Lochgoilhead on the Cowl Peninsula and is situated within The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Corran benefits from an elevated, south facing posiiton and exceptional seclusion and privacy. The properties enjoy uninterrupted views across Loch Goil with superb panoramic mountain vistas providing a dramatic backdrop.
The area around Corran is particularly scenic and unspoilt and known for its extensive and varied wildlife including birds, seals, porpoises, red deer, red squirrels and pine martens, all of which can be enjoyed in the wilderness which surrounds the property. The area is also ideal for fishing, cycling, mountain biking and walking. There is also a golf course at Lochgoilhead. Local services include a shop, post office and coffee shop and medical centre and primary school at Lochgoilhead. As a sea loch, Loch Goil offers direct access to the Firth of Clyde, its various sea lochs and the River Clyde with the option to sail from a number of coastal locations including Rhu, Clydebank, Inverkip and Lochgoilhead to Corran which has its own swinging mooring and stone pier.
Corran House and Corran Cottage are being offered for sale as a whole for the first time in nearly a century and provide the opportunity to create and develop an exceptional, private oasis suitable for permanent, holiday or business use (subject to planning). Both properties are detached and surrounded by a delightful, mature garden backing onto the extensive Argyll Forest Park. Bordering the garden to the front and extending the length of the site, is a substantial stone sea-wall providing excellent protection. Beyond the wall is the bouldered and pebbled shore of the loch.
Dating from the 1800s, Corran House was built as a holiday retreat by Victorians keen to enjoy the beautiful and secluded landscape of the area. The principal property, is an impressive Victorian villa with generously proportioned rooms, many with their original features. Although habitable, the house is in need of extensive renovation. In recent years, the property has benefited from some remedial work by the current owners, including cladding and re-roofing of the front dormers. Corran House is accessed via steps from the garden and includes two reception rooms, dining room, bathroom and dining kitchen. On the first floor are two further bedrooms, one with adjoining store area accessed via steps.
Pre-dating the house, the single storey Corran Cottage was originally built as a croft and has been extended since at either end. The property, which is not currently habitable requires complete renovation. The cottage comprises a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen and offers the potential for use in a variety of ways, including as a studio or additional, self-contained accommodation to the main house.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Both properties are surrounded by a delightful and very pretty garden with lawns, mature plants and trees. The garden includes a choice of seating areas, accessed via steps and grass paths. A mix of natural rock and dry stone walls mark the boundary. Gated openings in the wall give access to the forest and mountains to the rear and the path which leads to the forest road which does not form part of the titles. The garden is split approximately 50/50 between the properties and although not currently divided could easily be if required. Beyond Corran Cottage are steps down to a pebbled slip way and stone pier which allows access for a small boat. The area also creates a lovely, natural pool for swimming. At the west end of the property is another slipway, no longer in use that has been used to dry haul a more substantial boat.
Boat: The main access to Corran is by boat from a choice of departure points on the River Clyde, Firth of Clyde and its sea lochs.
Foot: The Forestry and Land Scotland (formerly Forestry Commission) track provides alternative access to the property. This private and intermittently maintained forest track is accessed by car at Lochgoilhead via a gate and continues for about 6 miles with a parking area at the end. From here a foot path, stepped in places, descends to Corran about 0.5 miles away. The property has forestry track access approval and gate keys.
ACCESS FOR VIEWINGS
Access to the property for viewings will be by boat with the current owners. The crossing takes about 20 minutes. Passengers travel at their own risk. The pick-up point is the beach by Carrick Castle. You are advised to bring suitable water proof footwear. Please note, it may be necessary to change the viewing time subject to the weather. Further details are available from the selling agents.
NB: The forest/track path is not suitable for access for viewings.