5 bedroom Country House for sale: Struan House, Kilchrenan, By Taynuilt, PA35 1HG

  • reception rooms 5
  • bedrooms 5
  • bathrooms 3
Reference: 36708_0545

Key Features

  • A charming traditional country home
  • Enjoying stunning loch views and and an excellent degree of privacy
  • In about 26 acres with shore frontage to Loch Awe
  • Ground floor - Reception hall : living room : library : kitchen/dining/family room
  • Tv room : office : utility room : shower room
  • Upper floor - 5 bedrooms : 2 bathrooms
  • Range of outbuildings and garages with development potential
  • Garden and grounds of about 26 acres with shore frontage, jetty and slipway
  • Riparian fishing rights on Loch Awe


A charming traditional country home enjoying stunning loch views and an excellent degree of privacy set in about 26 acres with shore frontage to Loch Awe


Kilchrenan is a small, tranquil village on the north side of Loch Awe, reached via a six-mile long section of the B845 road through Glen Nant from the A85 at Taynuilt. The village has a primary school and church, two excellent loch-side hotels nearby which are noted for the quality of their cuisine, and a stylish and newly refurbished inn. Loch Awe is Scotland’s longest fresh water loch and one of its most picturesque with wooded shores and numerous small islands which can be explored by boat. It is also noted for the quality of its trout fishing. The entire area is one of great natural beauty and provides almost unlimited scope for outdoor sporting and leisure pursuits. The nearby village of Taynuilt offers a good range of amenities with the principal West Highland town of Oban providing a more comprehensive selection of shops, leisure facilities and professional services.

Enjoying the much sought after combination of a waterside location with outstanding loch views and complete privacy provided by garden and grounds extending to about 26 acres, Struan House is a charming country home in a delightful loch side situation on the fringe of this popular west highland community. Originally a Church of Scotland manse thought to date from the late 18th century, the main property is of substantial stone construction under a slate roof which was thoughtfully extended around 1900 and again in the 1970’s to now provide most comfortable and versatile family sized accommodation. The present owners have carefully maintained and upgraded Struan House, reroofing both the main house and the flat roof extension, adding a conservatory type extension to the dining/family area and more recently replacing all the windows and external doors.

The generously proportioned accommodation, which retains many fine period features including wooden doors and window shutters, fireplaces and an impressive staircase, is currently configured to provide three principal reception rooms, a spacious kitchen/dining/family room, a tv room, office, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shower room and utility room. Most rooms enjoy fine open views over the loch and there is full double glazing and an effective oil fired central heating system.

A traditional range of outbuildings lie adjacent to the house and although in need of refurbishment provide excellent storage with potential for development. Adjoining the outbuilding is a more modern garage/workshop block. In addition, there is a sizeable carport.

The garden and grounds afford an excellent degree of privacy providing a delightful combination of formal garden, paddocks and mature native woodland with an abundance of flora and fauna and extensive shore frontage to Loch Awe with jetty and slipway. The property also enjoys Riparian fishing rights on the loch.


Entrance Porch leading to

Reception Hall: 5.5m x 6.25m loch facing window, log burning stove on slate hearth, 2 central heating radiators, laminate flooring, staircase to upper floor, outer door to rear.

Library: 5.5m x 4.3m loch facing window, Edwardian cast iron fireplace, 2 central heating radiators, display alcove, wood flooring, phone point.
Lounge: 9.4m x 4.7m loch facing bi-fold patio doors, window to side, marble fireplace, 4 central heating radiators, extensive built-in storage, oak flooring, phone point.

Kitchen/Dining/Family Room: 5.0m x 8.25m plus 3.2m x 1.85m into side bay window, further windows to rear and skylight, fitted with an extensive range of wall mounted and floor standing units with worktops, island unit/breakfast bar with custom made European Larch worktop, oil fired Aga, Zanussi hob and oven, 2 stainless steel sink units, Fisher & Paykel double drawer dishwasher, log burning stove, flooring part tiled, part larch.

Utility Room: 4.3m x 4.6m window to side, Belfast sink unit, plumbed for washing machine, dresser unit with lighting, fitted store cupboards, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, concrete floor, phone point.

TV Room: 3.3m x 4.1m loch facing window, period fireplace with oak display mantel on slate hearth, central heating radiator, alcove, fitted carpet, tv aerial point.

Office: 3.7m x 3.5m windows to each side, laminate flooring.

Inner hall with side window, central heating radiator, oak flooring.

Shower Room with raised shower area with rain head unit, wc and whb in vanity unit with mirror over, heated towel rail, extract fan, floor and walls fully tiled.

An impressive wooden staircase rises to the half landing and the further accommodation comprising

Bedroom: 4.2m x 4.2m windows to each side, central heating radiator, fitted carpet.

Bathroom with side window, 3 piece white suite, central heating radiator, heated towel rail, shaver point, laminate flooring.

The staircase continues to the galleried upper floor landing and the remaining accommodation.

Master Bedroom: 4.2m x 6.33m 2 loch facing windows, 2 central heating radiators, extensive wardrobe units, fitted carpet.

Bedroom: 3.8m x 4.2m loch facing window, central heating radiator, alcove, fitted carpet.

Bathroom with window to rear, corner bath with shower and screen over, wc and whb, walls tiled at bath/shower, central heating radiator, tiled floor.

Bedroom: 3.4m x 4.2m loch facing window, whb on washstand with mirror, central heating radiator, display alcove, fitted carpet.

Bedroom: 4.25m x 3.9m loch facing window and side window, fitted wardrobes and shelving, 2 central heating radiators, display alcove, fitted carpet.


Of substantial traditional stone construction under a slate roof, the former coach house, machinery stores and stabling is now in need of refurbishment but offers great potential for a variety of uses. Planning Permission for the conversion of this outbuilding had previously been granted and it is thought likely that a fresh application would be favourably considered. Further information is available from the Selling Agents.

Ground floor areas: 3.85m x 3.6m; 3.85m x 4.6m; 3.85m x 4.85m; 3.85m x 4.3m; 2 further stores, all with electricity.

Upper floor areas: 3.85m x 9.4m; 3.85m x 2.1m.


Of more modern brick/block construction, in 3 principal areas: 7.3m x 8.0m with sliding door and adjoining store; 7.3m x 5.6m with up and over access door, light and power; 7.3m x 3.75m (potential stable) double vehicle access doors, side pedestrian door, light, power and drainage.


Extending to about 26 acres overall including some 500 metres or so of shore frontage with jetty and slipway, the grounds afford Struan House expansive loch views and an excellent degree of privacy and offer scope for a variety of uses including potential development. A more formal garden area of about 2 acres surrounds the house with a walled orchard, lawns with a profusion of spring bulbs and terraced down to the loch shore. There are two paddocks of about 6 acres in total which, together with the potential stabling within the outbuildings, are eminently suitable for equestrian purposes. A further 18 acres of mature native woodland with tracks and pathways to the loch shore, a sun trap plateau and bird/wildlife hide add to the amenity.


Services: Mains electricity. Private water supply. Drainage to septic tank.

Council Tax Band: G.

EPC Rating: E41.

Home Report: Available from the Selling Agents or at www.packdetails.com, quoting the reference HP554819 and the postcode PA35 1HG.

Photographs: A more extensive video montage of images is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqyLGhjj9Hc

Price: Offers in excess of Seven Hundred & Fifty Thousand Pounds (£750,000) are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents.

Entry: By mutual agreement.

Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the Selling Agents.

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Reference: 36708_0545

Contact Agent

Tel: 01631 563901