Living near water
LIVING close to water is a dream location for a great many people, be it by the sea, loch, canal or river. Water is also an essential element for parents seeking to give their children a Swallows and Amazons-style childhood. Here are three properties that
THE picturesque village of Kilcreggan on the northern shore of the Firth of Clyde is a lively rural community well served by transport links – including a ferry passenger service to Gourock with onward train connection to Glasgow) – and local amenities.
These are sailing waters and the area is also home to Cove Sailing Club, while the boatyards in neighbouring Rosneath provide excellent facilities and slipways.
A mile from Kilcreggan, Thistle House is a landmark property set in landscaped garden grounds on the site of a First World War gun battery strategically positioned to defend the upper reaches of the Clyde – a site that gives this property its unique selling point: a 32ft by 30ft basement room with a 10ft high ceiling and two large store rooms, a combined space that offers scope for an indoor swimming pool, selfcontained office suite or gymnasium.
Built in 2006, this is a great waterside property for which Slater Hogg & Howison invite offers over £340,000. ISLAND View is a modern architect designed house in the village of Kinlochard within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park where it overlooks the small island of Eilean Gorm in Loch Ard.
Completed in 1990, the house makes the most of its magical setting with a front veranda, extensive two-level sundeck, patio, private jetty and boathouse (riparian rights on Loch Ard). Inside, the accommodation spans 2,765 sq ft over two levels to include three reception rooms and five bedrooms, two of which are suites with dressing rooms and en suite bath/shower rooms – configured to be predominantly south facing to maximise views of the loch. As a family home, Island View provides an enviable lifestyle – offers over £495,000 are invited by Rettie’s Bearsden office.