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 Herald - Scotland's Homes - - News -

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.

Of­fers over £495k

Of­fers over £340k

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