19th Century Villa – Argyll, Scotland

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Added to OHD on 10/17/15   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   31 Comments
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Cnocrannach, Taynuilt, PA35 1JN, Argyll

  • £299,500 / $462,398
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 0.5 Ac.
A 19th century granite-built villa with 5 Bedrooms and original features throughout, close to Taynuilt village. Although in need of upgrading, with its spacious accommodation and 0.5 acres of garden ground, it would make a delightful family home. The ground floor accommodation comprises of – front & rear Porch, Hallway with stairs rising to the first floor, Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge, Family Room, Bathroom, Larder/Utility Room, and Store. The first floor accommodation offers – 5 double Bedrooms (all with fireplaces), Study, and Bathroom. There are 2 Loft spaces, accessed from Bedroom One and the Study.
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I Move Estate Agents, 145-157 St. John Street, London, EC1V 4PW,
020 8012 1643

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31 Comments on 19th Century Villa – Argyll, Scotland

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11866 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thank you Fergus for sharing!

  2. MW says: 902 comments

    A very charming house. Nice to see the floor plans too.

    I wonder what that big tank is in the side yard.

  3. Sara says: 3 comments

    It’s a water tank.

    • FergusFergus says: 230 comments
      1705 Queen Anne

      I shouldn’t go drinking any liquid out of that tank if I were you; it’s an oil tank for the heating. Gas-fired heating is unheard of in rural areas, instead we use oil-fired heating which runs off of oil out of tanks like that.

    • Loz says: 1 comments

      It’s actually an oil tank! In the UK, where gas isn’t readily available, oil is used and delivered to homes for heat!

  4. PJ says: 1 comments

    No updating…..it’s perfect. I love the carpets.

  5. CoraLee says: 2053 comments

    Updating would be such a waste. Love it just like it is.

  6. Victoria_n says: 1 comments

    It is gorgeous.. unusual to see such an authentic property, the features are beautiful

  7. FergusFergus says: 230 comments
    1705 Queen Anne

    I love how this house still has all of its fireplaces, even if some of them aren’t original, it’s especially nice to see that all of the bedrooms still have fireplaces.

  8. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 358 comments

    Time capsule, yes, but those 1920s-1930s block tile fireplaces…I hate every one I’ve ever seen. For me they’re the crocheted tea-cosy of the fireplace world; I would replace them with something from the second half of the 19thC. (That said, I’m oddly drawn to that jazzy two-tone blue carpet in the bath room.)

    The later block tile fireplaces and furnishings aside, the house is lovely: a handsome exterior, stunning views, a good plan, pleasant rooms, generous proportions, large windows, and good cornices and millwork, and all beautifully looked after it seems. The kitchen is bits and pieces of different periods of time, but comes together nicely from what can be seen in the photos; I’d try to impose in the least ways upon what the kitchen as it stands. Interesting, too, that the ground floor rear wing appears to retain its old functions: the coal/wood store, and larder (though the latter is still quite useful, obviously.)

    For anyone crazy for block tile fireplaces, they can be had cheaply at salvage yards, though more often no care is taken in dismantling them and they are chucked out. Of a few higher-end dealers to make a sub-specialty of them is this place: http://www.c20fireplaces.co.uk/ofpc_20s_30s Can’t say that I’ve ever known anyone to harbor much fondness for them.

    • FergusFergus says: 230 comments
      1705 Queen Anne

      While I agree that they’re not appropriate for the house, I can’t say I’d bother getting rid of them. Maybe it’s just a British thing, but I rather love them and I know they’re still very popular with the older generations over here. I must say I greatly prefer them to those bare brick or cobblestone fireplaces you see in early 1900s homes. But then again, the thought of “rustic” often brings me out in a rash/cold sweat. Lol.

  9. Oldhousejunkie says: 4 comments

    This house is PERFECT! Complete with AGA and is that a heated towel bar in the bathroom? Fabulous!

  10. Sara says: 3 comments

    Well… It looks just like water storage tanks that are common in European countries.

    • FergusFergus says: 230 comments
      1705 Queen Anne

      The pole in front of it has a small bubble that will go up or down to tell you how much oil is left. Filling them up can be a real hassle if your road/lane isn’t suitable for the large delivery tanker. It can also be very expensive; having a year’s worth of heating oil delivered in one go, which is why it’s best to have it filled up in the summer when the oil is usually considerably cheaper than it will be in the winter when you actually need it.

  11. Mary says: 55 comments

    I too love this just the way it is…and a room for wood, that is a true luxury, I wish we had in our house! They could leave it furnished as is and we would happily move right in.

  12. Rick H. Veal says: 44 comments

    I’m not sure if I’m in LOVE or just plain old aminalistic LUST! I would so move there in a heartbeat. Thank you for posting Fergus!

  13. rebecca high says: 15 comments

    Why is a shirt suspended over the kitchen table?

    • Melissa says: 230 comments

      I’m willing to bet that there is a drying rack on the ceiling, which the lady of the house can raise or lower as needed. An Aga is always “on”, so the kitchen will be the warmest, and driest, room in the house.

      • jehousejehouse says: 105 comments

        The lady I lived with in Paris in the mid 1980s and again in 1991 had one of those in the kitchen. She’d pull it down, hang her clothes on it, then pull it back up a little bit out of the way until the clothes were all dry. <3

  14. RossRoss says: 2411 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    My mother was born in Scotland, and my dad’s family is from Scotland. So, I look at a house like this and think: Ahhh. Home.

    Thanks, Fergus! And thank-you Kelly for the diversity!

    • Brosia says: 72 comments

      You took the words out of my mouth, Ross! My mother’s side is Scotch-Irish and my father’s side is Scottish. Home is definitely the word this house evokes.

  15. JimHJimH says: 5101 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Streetview, from July 2015! https://goo.gl/maps/D7vPkfw5FYn
    Cnocrannach is the name of the house – naming homes in Britain is more traditional than pretentious. Seems to be about 2 hours from Glasgow, near but not on the coast – a bit like Maine geographically.
    A fine house in a nice spot! The Scots have long mastered stone construction and it’s beautifully done here. There’s some tourism in the area, so maybe summer rentals or a seasonal B&B could defray costs.

  16. Maya B says: 20 comments

    I love virtually everything about this house, inside and out. And those mountains…I’m in love!

  17. says: 1 comments

    Having had to share a bathroom with others all my life, I’d want to add AT LEAST one more.

    • RossRoss says: 2411 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      Your comment made me laugh.

      I grew up in a house with six people, and one bathroom.

      Today, I own a house with seven bathrooms.

      I suspect there is a connection between Then and Now.

  18. EyesOnYou1959EyesOnYou1959 says: 253 comments
    Lincoln, NE

    While I don’t care for some of the carpeting (I should hope the original
    hardwood flooring underneath is still intact), I probably wouldn’t change
    a thing!

  19. Dj says: 66 comments

    love that each room has a fireplace.
    Very cozy place. So nice to have a floor plan included

  20. says: 69 comments

    So much to love!
    Not quite the home of my ancestors, being from the Irish side of the isles, but I could make do…

  21. Brosia says: 72 comments

    This home totally satisfies my stone-house obsession and I’m all about any views I can score of my ancestor’s homeland. The house is lovely and that backyard is prime for some planting…

    Thanks to Fergus and Kelly for this post!

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