FOR SALE: Benview, Tayinloan, TARBERT, Argyll
A HOUSE FOR GARDEN LOVERS ON THE WEST COAST OF KINTYRE

 
WELCOME TWO LINKED PAVILIONS PAVILION 1 PAVILION 2 THE GARDEN GENERAL SCHEDULE

THE PROPERTY - GENERAL

 

SERVICES
 
Both pavilions are serviced by mains electricity, LPG gas (Pavilion 2), private water supply and private drainage.
# Click here to see interior layout plan of house
# Click here to see garden layout plan

COUNCIL TAX
 
The property is in Argyll & Bute Council’s Band A [based on Pavilion 2 only] but will require to be re-assessed when the property changes ownership.

TRANSPORT

  • Trunk Road A83 from Glasgow

  • Car ferries: Greenock-Dunoon, and Portavadie-Tarbert

  • Car ferry: Ardrossan-Campbeltown

  • Air : Glasgow – Campbeltown [twice daily flights]

  • Train: London to Arrochar Caledonian Sleeper service

DIRECTIONS TO BENVIEW
 
By road, take the A83 from Glasgow, through Inveraray, Lochgilphead and Tarbert to the village of Clachan. Shortly after Clachan the road drops down to sea-level at Seal View Point. [On your right is a car park with two entrances.] The road follows the rocky coast for 2.5 miles then it veers left / inland. On your right are fields; on your left a storage yard. Straight ahead you will see woodland and chevrons indicating a Z-bend. Turn left off the main road immediately BEFORE the chevrons, into a farm track, and immediately turn left again into Benview’s gravel driveway.

# Click here to see a map of Benview’s location

SURROUNDING AREA
 

The immediate area has much of interest for wildlife enthusiasts, especially birders. The Rhunahaorine area is a Special Protection Area for the endangered Greenland White-fronted Geese which over-winter here, roosting in the hill lochs and foraging in the coastal fields close to the house:


 

The bay in front of the house is one of the key spots on the west coast of Argyll for observing visiting seabirds including Great Northern Divers, Mergansers, and Eiders. Otters and dolphins are frequently sighted here. Garden birds include: blackbird, buzzard, chaffinch, dove, goldfinch, heron, jay, pied wagtail, robin, siskin, snipe, sparrowhawk, swallow, thrush, tit, woodpecker, owl, wren and several LBJs.

Just a mile north of Benview are the famous megalithic standing stones at Ballochroy where, at the summer solstice, the setting sun over the Paps of Jura aligns with the stones.

http://www.stonesofwonder.com/balloch.htm

ABANDONED OLD VILLAGES
 
The O.S. map reveals that there are several 18th and 19th century abandoned villages within a two mile radius of Benview, such as Carnmore and Kilmichael, poignant reminders that the population in this area was once greater.


Although there is no history in Kintyre of forced evictions (‘Clearances’), as there were elsewhere in the Highlands and Islands, harsh conditions and the exaction of landlords, who converted arable lands to sheep pastures, resulted in people leaving the district from 1750 onwards to seek a better living overseas, particularly in the Carolinas and Canada.

LOCAL AMENITIES
 

The village of Tayinloan is 3 miles to the south, and has a village shop/post office and village hall. It is an active community providing social events, coffee mornings, village quizzes, family days etc. The local primary school is at Rhunahaorine, and the excellent GP surgery [which offers a home visiting service] is at Muasdale.

The village of Tarbert is 15 miles north with many harbour hotels, pubs and restaurants. Tarbert hosts the annual Scottish Series Yachting Event, and holds Seafood and Book festivals. Tarbert has specialist shops, a small supermarket and primary and secondary schools.

The town of Campbeltown is 22 miles south, and has a swimming pool, library, museum, two supermarkets, a range of shops, hairdressers and beauty salons, primary schools, a secondary school, and a hospital. Campbeltown hosts an annual Music Festival and its cinema, the oldest in Scotland, screens films and live events.

The town of Lochgilphead is 25 miles to the north, and has a swimming pool, a supermarket, a range of shops, including a book shop, hairdressers and beauty salons, primary schools, a secondary school, and a hospital.

FERRY SERVICES within 10 miles of house PROVIDING DAY TRIPS

  • Tayinloan to Gigha

  • Kennacraig to Islay, Jura and Colonsay

  • Claonaig to Arran

www.calmac.co.uk

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
 

The Kintyre and Mid-Argyll area has much to offer. It has a rich history and pre-history; its standing stones, stone circles and rock art attract global interest; Kilmartin Museum is a hub of activities.
www.kilmartin.org


Many artists work in the area and Artmap Argyll is an annual event which offers the opportunity to visit artists in their studios.
www.artmapargyll.co.uk


There are opportunities for fine dining in hotels and restaurants. There are local drama groups, choirs, photographic societies, keep-fit groups, dance groups and dance classes including Scottish Country Dancing, leisure classes, art clubs/shows/galleries, antiquarian and natural history societies, University of the Third Age groups, poetry societies, book groups, and a mobile library. Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet visit the area and world-class musicians and poets perform at Crear in Knapdale. Check out links on the Mid-Argyll Arts Association website:
http://www.maaa.org.uk/

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
 

The natural beauty of Kintyre is outstanding, with many sandy beaches and rocky coves. The peninsula provides the opportunity for a huge range of sports and outdoor activities: wildlife and bird-watching, sailing, swimming, cruising, art clubs/shows/galleries and loch/river/sea-fishing, shooting, cycling, running, hill-walking, surfing, kayaking, and golfing [the famous links course at Machrihanish, the new Machrihanish Dunes course and several smaller courses]. The Kintyre Way is a walkers’ route which criss-crosses the Kintyre peninsula.

WEATHER
 

Kintyre has a maritime climate of cool summers and mild winters
# Click here to see weather statistics for the area from Machrihanish/Campbeltown airport [20 miles south of Benview]
 

 

CONDITIONS OF SALE:

HOME REPORT

For a copy of the Home Report please email: info@benview-argyll.com

ASKING PRICE
 

OFFERS OVER 405,000

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The particulars on this website, all interior and garden layouts, maps, and links on this site are provided as a guide only, and are not guaranteed accurate. They do not form any contract or part of any contract. Interested parties must not rely upon any statement, whether written or oral made by any selling agent of this property.

ENQUIRIES

Enquiries should be made to Iain Logan at info@benview-argyll.com to whom parties interested in submitting a formal legal offer should register their interest in the first instance. The sellers reserve the option to sell the property to any party of their choice or to withdraw the property from the market at any time.