Enjoying an idyllic setting to the north of Arran, close to the village of Lochranza with views towards the nearby coast, this charming three-bedroom, two-bathroom semi-detached house comes with a generous private driveway and lawned gardens sheltered by leafy trees to the rear. Behind its inviting double-fronted exterior, the extended traditional property offers a characterful family home or holiday retreat with multiple southerly-facing living spaces and a rural landscape enjoyed from all main rooms.
On entering the home, you step into a vestibule leading into an airy entrance hall. To the left of the hall lies a living room (with built-in storage) centred around a homely log-burning stove and extended by a southerly-facing bay window capturing hill views – a picturesque outlook and sunny aspect shared by a further reception area, located across the hall. This dual-aspect room features a log-burning stove and recessed display shelving and is openly adjoined to the kitchen, making it ideal for formal dining and socialising whilst cooking. The classic pine-toned kitchen comes integrated with an electric oven and hob, with space for freestanding goods in a directly-accessible utility room, also reached from the hall, and adjoined by a large store providing rear garden access. Leading off the utility room is a spacious and versatile sunroom enjoying delightful views from multiple windows, with French doors opening to the outside. A tiled wet room accessible from the sunroom completes the ground floor. Upstairs, a sky-lit landing leads to three southerly-facing bedrooms, a single bedroom and two dormer-fronted double bedrooms, all enjoying open sea views and served by a three-piece family bathroom. The property is electrically heated and fully UPVC and timber double-glazed.
Externally, the house is complemented by neatly lawned gardens enclosed by neat hedgerows and leafy trees and south-facing to the front. The property is approached via a private driveway with space for multiple vehicles.
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 an 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, post office, 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.
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 Tariff (RET) ferry fares, which are substantially lower than before. Ardrossan has a mainline 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.