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

BENVIEW'S LINKED PAVILIONS


The single storey villa is approached by a gravel driveway with ample parking for several cars. The villa is entered through french doors leading to a porch which links the TWO PAVILIONS, which are to the left [Pavilion1] and right [Pavilion 2] of this main entrance. Access to this main door entrance is either by slabbed steps or a ramp with galvanised railings. The ramp is screened by an architectural planting of phormium shrubs set in river-tumbled grey basalt boulders.

 


The porch comprises:

  • Plant and Cloak Room with door to rear patio

  • Entrances to Pavilion 1 and Pavilion 2



Pavilion Two is the original bungalow [arrowed above], built in the 1960s. It was bought by the current owners just over 20 years ago as a holiday cottage. The current owners designed and created a 2 acre garden in the bungalow’s grounds, with a view to building a new house in the garden when they retired:

The new build [Pavilion 1] is an architect designed villa, whose pyramid-shaped roof with glass cupola complements the roof-shape of the original bungalow [Pavilion 2]. The new build [Pavilion 1] is designed to be structurally independent of Pavilion 2. The two houses are linked by an entrance porch with french doors, with each house retaining its own separate entrance from the entrance porch. Pavilion 2 has an additional front door leading on to the driveway, and Pavilion 1 has 3 French doors and a back door leading on to the garden.


The rooms on either side of the entrance have been designed enfilade:

From Entrance into Pavilion 1 From Entrance into Pavilion 2



Linking the buildings in this way permits the buildings to be used flexibly - either as a single house as currently, or as a main house [Pavilion1] with attached original bungalow [Pavilion2] providing the option for:

  • Guest accommodation

  • Staff quarters

  • Gardener’s cottage

  • Granny flat

  • Self-catering holiday let

  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation

The quality of the garden is such that it could be opened to the public [although the current owners have not applied to do this] under Scotland's Garden Scheme.

# Click www.scotlandsgardens.org

The property could be advertised under Holidays for Garden Lovers and offer any prospective buyer a means of obtaining an income as Gardens are a big tourist attraction in Argyll.

# Click www.gardens-of-argyll.co.uk

The versatility provided by the accommodation affords a range of life-style choices.

Additionally, outline planning permission exists for a one and a half storey house to be built in the garden, to the north of the existing building [see approximate footprint of proposed new house in aerial view below].


EXTERIOR OF THE VILLA
The exteriors of both pavilions and the link building are white-painted roughcast. Both pavilions have slated roofs and the porch has a fibreglass roof. Both pavilions have white pvc double glazed windows and exterior doors, pvc downpipes and guttering.  Each pavilion has an external cold water tap. Pavilion 1 also has pvc fascia boards and soffits for ease of maintenance.

Pavilion 1 has a wraparound walkway of wooden decking, from which steps [with galvanised railings] lead into the garden on its north wall. From the south wall of Pavilion 1 [which has an external power point] the decking extends to form a patio/sun trap with a rectangular reflecting pool. Wisteria has been trained along the eaves of both Pavilion One and Pavilion Two around the sun deck area to striking effect.