Sula Bagh is a detached villa in Lochranza, perfectly situated overlooking the loch and built by local builders John Thomson Construction in 2004. The home enjoys three bedrooms, three reception areas, a breakfasting kitchen, two en-suite shower rooms, a bathroom, and a WC, as well as front and rear gardens, a timber-frame garage, and a generous private driveway.
An entrance porch welcomes you into the home and flows openly through to a hallway with built-in storage and a WC. Here, the tone for the accommodation is set with neutral décor and a charming tartan-patterned carpet. Leading off the hall to the right is a living room, fronted by a southwest-facing bay window capturing wonderful sunshine and framing breath-taking views across the loch and beyond, with a separate set of patio doors opening onto a patio outside. The living room is neutrally decorated, carpeted for comfort, and offers plenty of space for lounge furniture layouts, arranged around a homely fireplace. Across the hall, you will find a family room, a garden/sunroom, and a kitchen, all enjoying a sociable, flowing layout. The family room can comfortably accommodate a large dining table and chairs and additional furniture and features a delightful fireplace, whilst the adjoining garden/sun room offers various options for use and includes French doors opening onto a second patio area. The kitchen is fitted with solid wood cabinets, spacious worktops, and splashback tiling, and a breakfast bar caters for morning coffee and socialising while cooking. A Rangemaster cooker takes centre stage in the kitchen and integrated appliances comprise a fridge and a dishwasher. A utility room (with external access) with additional cabinetry, space for appliances, and a clothes pully, supplements the kitchen. A double bedroom completes the ground-floor accommodation and is accompanied by a built-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room.
The remaining two bedrooms and a bathroom are on the first floor, reached via a staircase and landing with a unique display area, ideal for displaying collector’s items, books, or art. The principal bedroom boasts a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room, whilst the other also benefits from a built-in wardrobe. The family bathroom comprises a bath with an overhead shower, a pedestal basin, a WC, and a towel radiator. The home is kept warm by an oil-fired central heating system and the windows are all double-glazed.
Externally, the villa is accompanied by a well-kept front garden and a tiered back garden, with fantastic seating areas overlooking the loch. Excellent private parking is provided by a timber-frame garage (with light and power) and a large driveway.
Lochranza is thought to be the most scenically attractive of Arran’s villages and is sheltered by the surrounding hills. The village focal point is Lochranza Castle, which sits on a shingle spit. On the southern side of the loch, other attractions include the Isle of Arran Distillery, which began production in 1995, the large population of red deer, golden eagles, seals and otters and a 11-hole golf course. There is a ferry terminus that allows quick access to the stunning West of Scotland via Claonaig. Kintyre here we come ! The village has an active local community, part-time post office, part-time surgery and the ‘Stags’ restaurant, which is renowned for excellent food. The Lochranza Hotel has been purchased by the local community (December 2022) and plans to re-open during 2023. Primary schooling is available at the nearby village of Pirnmill, with secondary schooling in Lamlash. Pirnmill also has an excellent village shop.
Brodick (Arran’s main town) has two larger Co-Op supermarkets and a full range of professional services. Brodick is the port from which regular sailings throughout the day, serviced by Caledonian MacBrayne, lead to the mainland at Ardrossan. Commuters and travellers now benefit from Road Equivalent Tarrif (RET) ferry fares, which are substantially lower than before. Ardrossan has a main line rail station, with trains to Glasgow that connect with the ferry times, and is approximately 30 miles from Glasgow City Centre. Prestwick International Airport is 16 miles to the south of Ardrossan, with Glasgow International Airport 24 miles east of Ardrossan.