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"A view to buy for”
Rarely available on the open market
Dungallan Country House is an very impressive late Victorian villa, proudly commanding an elevated position, enjoying the most enviable breathtaking panoramic sea views over oban bay, islands of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore and beyond, rearly available on the open market
The house was built in 1860 for the then Duke of Argyll as his summer residence, set in about 2.5 acres of attractive tended garden and trees accessed via a long sweeping driveway.
This handsome building, constructed of blonde sandstone in French Chateau style, with a pitched slate roof, a square tower and magnificent bay windows, taking full advantage of the spectacular views known to be among the best in Argyll, a most desirable building plot overlooking the bay and a mooring are also included within the asking price.
More recently, Dungallan Country House has traded as one of Argyll’s leading guest houses, one of only a select few to be awarded 5 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board.
Dungallan has the flexibility to continue thriving as a lifestyle business opportunity or revert back to an amazing private residence or holiday home, lending itself to both the private and commercial market.
The house offers accommodation over three floors and is presented to a particularly high standard conforming to the five star stb rating.
Dungallan is entered via a vestibule to an impressive reception hallway with fireplace, leading to the three main reception rooms including a grand drawing room, formal dining room and sitting room, of particular note is the elegant drawing room with period fireplaces at either end, elaborate cornice and beautiful sea views. It is presently used as a cocktail bar, also off the main reception hallway are both ladies and gentleman’s restrooms.
The back of the house is home to a large commercially equipped kitchen, a laundry room and a number of stores including a wine store. Also forming part of the back of house accommodation is an office and access to a Housekeeper’s apartment.
Including the Housekeeper’s apartment, there are 15 bedrooms in all, on the ground floor is one en suite bedroom. Nine en-suite bedrooms occupy the first floor with two further bedrooms and a bathroom. The housekeeper’s apartment is over two levels, with sitting room, 2 bedrooms and large bathroom, on the second floor is a further bedroom with shower room, a store room and the tower room with exceptional panoramic views.
There is a paved seating area adjacent to the house with access from the cocktail bar. The terraced lawn to the front of the house, overlooking the water, has a stone wall on the seaward boundary incorporating seating from which one can experience the most amazing sunsets and sights of the northern lights in winter.
Mains, electricity, gas, water and drainage.
Argyll & Bute Council
Dungallan House and its terrace walls are Category C(S) listed by Historic Scotland.