An exciting opportunity to obtain a successful, family-run campsite business (plus two cottages – one of which is vacant)
An exciting opportunity has arisen to obtain a successful, family-run campsite business (plus two cottages) on the outskirts of Shiskine on the Isle of Arran. The campsite enjoys a central location on the west of the island, making it easy to explore the rest of Arran, with spectacular views of Machrie Standing Stones on Machrie Moor and across the Firth of Clyde to Kintyre.
Bridgend Campsite consists of 15 pitches with electric hook-ups (7 hard stands, 8 grass) on a gently sloping site, with facilities for motorhomes, caravans, and tents. The campsite is currently open all year round, including Christmas and New Year, allowing visitors to enjoy the beauty all the different seasons bring to the island. Additional facilities on the site include toilets, showers, and dishwashing cabins, an outdoor children’s play area, WiFi, a chemical toilet disposal point, drinking water, and recycling and general waste facilities. Accounts are available for the campsite on request, and more information can be found at www.bridgendcampsitearran.com, including a blog with details of recent improvements that have been made to the site.
The cottages were originally two cottages and a workshop. They were then converted into stables. The current owners have turned them back into two cottages. They are situated on the edge of the site, with their rear gardens backing onto it.
2 Bridgend Cottages is on the left and you enter through the front door into a small hall area (with two useful built-in storage cupboards), flowing openly into the living accommodation. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining room offers space for both lounge and dining furniture and features French doors opening onto a decked terrace in the rear garden. The kitchen is neatly fitted to one corner and consists of classic cream cabinets and workspace, splashback tiling, and a selection of freestanding appliances. This could easily be on-site accommodation for someone to run site and be hands-on. Would also be a very successful AirBnB or Holiday let.
Outside, in addition to the decked dining terrace, number 2 is accompanied by a paved rear garden for easy maintenance. The property was previously let at £350 PCM. A copy of the old lease is available upon receipt.
Home Report available upon request.
Council Tax Band – B
EPC Rating – D
3 Bridgend Cottages is the extended property on the right, and the front door opens into a hall with built-in storage and space for coat and shoe storage. Leading off the hall to the right is the sociable open-plan living area, with ample room for configurations of lounge and dining furniture, and a kitchen with wood cabinetry, a ceramic sink, and provision for freestanding appliances. The room has a charming log-burning stove and features French doors opening onto the rear garden.
At the opposite end of the hall is the first of the property’s two bedrooms, a spacious double, and a bathroom completes the ground floor, comprising a bath with an overhead shower and a glazed screen, and a WC-suite. The remaining bedroom, also a double, can be found on the first floor and has a walk-in cupboard, with potential to create a third bedroom at first-floor level (STPP). This cottage has the same heating as number 2 and has the additional benefit of solar panels, with Renewable Heat Incentive Payments over the last 3 years as follows:
2020 – 4 quarters- £658.17
2021 – 4 quarters- £853.77
2022 – 3 quarters- £670.36
Number 3 has a larger garden to the rear, predominantly paved for easy upkeep, and benefits from off road parking for one/two vehicles to the front aspect and the area to the side offers potential to create additional private parking (STPP).
The property is currently let at £500pcm (A copy of the lease is available to interested parties).
Home Report available upon request
Council Tax Band – B
EPC Rating – B
Bridgend Cottages and Campsite are situated on the outskirts of the small village of Shiskine, which provides local amenities that includes a primary school, two churches, medical centre and a regular bus service. The property is also within easy reach of local facilities at Blackwaterfoot, including Post office, newsagent, butchers and general store. The renowned Kinloch Hotel has a swimming pool, which is open to non-residents. The Shiskine Golf Club is approximately 11 miles South West of Brodick, off the A841 and at the western end of the B880 (known as “The String”) which traverses the island from the main centre and ferry port of Brodick. The secondary school is located in Lamlash to which pupils are conveyed daily.
Brodick (the main town of Arran) has two larger Co-Op supermarkets and a good range of further professional services. Brodick is the port