A one-off home that beggars belief is the Pier House in Tighnabruaich, which at first glance looks as if the pier actually extends from the house, writes Beverley Brown.
However, turns out the pier and projecting store with doors onto it, are owned and maintained by the council and while the pier can be accessed externally, the store supports the most amazing – and huge – paved roof terrace with balustrade lighting, an outdoor space belonging to the house that provides panoramic views of the Kyles of Bute.
Internally, this somewhat quirky and charismatic two-storey home has an immense 46ft open-plan living/dining/kitchen/music area and en-suite double bedroom on the upper level, with a study, two bedrooms (one en suite), hall and small entrance vestibule from Shore Road on the lower level.
Other notable features include wonderful Scottish pine flooring, multi-fuel stove, solar panels (water heating only), mooring and a garage with both internal and external access.
And although not in daily use, the Waverley paddle steamer regularly berths at the pier.
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