This three-bedroom, two-bathroom mid-terraced cottage offers flexible accommodation in a tranquil position on the Isle of Arran, perfect for those looking to move to island or as a second/holiday home or renal investment. The current owner has carried out upgrades recently including a new bathroom and shower room, fresh décor throughout, new carpets and flooring, a new log-burner in the living room, and some new windows. Externally, in addition to the current gardens and driveway, the home comes with additional land to the side and rear with potential to create an extra driveway.
Entrance – Welcome to Bennan Smiddy
A practical entrance porch invites you into the property, perfect for coat and shoe storage, and leads through to a welcoming hall with useful built-in storage.
Living room and conservatory – Versatile reception space
The living room offers plenty of space for a choice of comfortable lounge furniture layouts, all arranged around a characterful exposed-stone fireplace with a log-burning stove inset, flanked by a charming illuminated display recess and a built-in cupboard. It is further enhanced by an enviable south-facing aspect and features double doors opening into an adjoining conservatory, providing a versatile space that could be used in a variety of ways by the new owner, including its current use as a dining room with a study space – ideal for those who work or study from home.
Breakfasting kitchen – Rustic, farmhouse-inspired kitchen
The kitchen (with external access) accommodates space for a small dining/breakfasting area and is appointed with handsome farmhouse-inspired cabinetry, worktops, a Belfast sink, and splashback tiling. An oven and hob are integrated, whilst provision is made for freestanding appliances and an adjoining utility room provides a discrete separate space for laundry appliances.
Bedroom 3/family room – Versatile bedroom/extra living space
Located across the hall from the living room and enjoying the same south-facing aspect is one of the home’s three double bedrooms, which is currently being utilised as an informal lounge. The room is almost identically styled to the living room with the same décor, flooring, and attractive stone fireplace.
Remaining bedrooms – Tranquil sleeping areas
The remaining two double bedrooms are approached via a staircase and landing with excellent built-in storage and are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the home’s location with breath-taking views of the water and Ailsa Craig. Both are neutrally decorated, carpeted for optimum comfort underfoot, and offer plenty of space for freestanding furniture.
Bathrooms – Modern and stylish bathroom and shower room
The property accommodates a shower room on the ground floor and a bathroom on the first floor, both of which have recently been upgraded. The bathroom comprises a bath with an overhead shower and a curved, glazed screen, a pedestal basin with an illuminated mirror above, a WC, and a chrome towel radiator. The matching shower room comes complete with a corner shower enclosure, a basin set into vanity storage, and a WC.
The home is kept warm by an oil-fired central heating system and benefits from double-glazed windows.
Gardens, additional land, and parking – Well-maintained outdoor space and private parking
Externally, the home is accompanied by well-maintained gardens to the front and rear, a private driveway, and additional land (with a wooden stable block) to create further private parking.
‘Bennan Smiddy’ is located at the southerly end of Arran. This location has many attractive coastal and forestry walks and is a short distance from Kilmory beach. ‘Bennan Smiddy’ is only 4 miles from Whiting Bay with shops, pubs, restaurants and other amenities including a primary school, village hall, garage, golf course, bowling and putting greens. Four miles further on, is Lamlash with a secondary school, hospital, police, fire and coastguard stations and sheltered mooring facilities in Lamlash Bay.
The main ferry port at Brodick (12 miles) has a selection of shops including leisure facilities at Auchrannie Hotel, including swimming pools, a sports hall and spa. There is also an 18-hole golf course, primary school, banks and hotels. Brodick Castle, a National Trust for Scotland property, sits 2 miles to the north and over looks Brodick Bay. 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.