This three/four-bedroom, three bathroom detached house in Blackwaterfoot was constructed by John Thomson Construction in 2019 (with six years of the NHBC guarantee remaining, expiring 3/5/2029) and is presented in an immaculate, move-in condition. The home offers flexible accommodation and is situated just behind the Kinloch Hotel and within walking distance of the village.
Entrance – Welcome to 14 Kinloch Court
A welcoming entrance hall invites you inside and immediately sets the tone for the interiors to follow, with tasteful, pared-back décor and wood-styled flooring.
Reception rooms – Spacious and versatile rooms for family life and entertaining
The home offers two reception rooms – a living room and a family/dining room. The former occupies a particularly spacious footprint which allows for various configurations of lounge furniture, all arranged around a warming log-burning stove. It continues the presentation of the hall with the same flooring and décor. The family/dining room is a versatile space that could lend itself to a variety of uses, with plenty of space for a large dining table and chairs, a comfortable lounge setup, or a children’s play room.
Breakfasting kitchen – Well-equipped and stylish cooking space
The kitchen accommodates space for a small casual dining/breakfasting area and is beautifully appointed with stylish, Shaker-inspired wall and base cabinets, spacious worktops, and splashbacks, with integrated appliances comprising a double oven, a hob, an extractor hood, a fridge/freezer, and a dishwasher. An adjoining utility room supplements the kitchen, offering a discrete space for laundry, built-in storage, and external access.
Bedrooms – Tranquil sleeping areas
The house accommodates three large double bedrooms and a good-sized single bedroom, with the latter offering potential to be used as a home office. All of the bedrooms continue the home’s attractive, neutral décor and the doubles are carpeted for optimum comfort underfoot, and the principal boasts built-in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room.
Bathrooms – Three immaculate washrooms
The principal bedroom’s en-suite comprises a deluxe, walk-in enclosure with a rainfall showerhead, a basin set into storage, a WC, and a chrome towel radiator, whilst the separate shower room has a shower cubicle, a WC-suite set into storage with an illuminated mirror, and a towel radiator. The family bathroom completes the accommodation on offer and comprises a bath with an overhead shower and a glazed screen, a vanity unit with an inset basin, a WC, an illuminated mirror, and a tall chrome towel warmer.
Underfloor heating to the ground floor, radiators to the first floor (both served by a Grant air-source pump which also heats the water), and double-glazed windows ensure a warm and economically run home all year round.
Gardens & parking – Immaculate outdoor space and private parking
Externally, the house is perfectly complemented by a beautifully maintained rear garden, featuring a large patio for outdoor seating and barbecues, a spacious, neat lawn, and lovely leafy, colourful plants and shrubs. Excellent private parking is provided by a single garage (with an electric door) and a driveway.
The west coast of Arran is far less developed than the east, and the largest settlement on it is the small village of Blackwaterfoot, overlooking Drumadoon Bay. Arran’s west coast is characterised by long pebble beaches of predominantly very light grey rock, and by wonderful and intriguing views across the Kilbrannan Sound to the Kintyre peninsula. The most striking features in the view are the island of Sanda, off Kintyre’s southern tip, and the island of Davaar, guarding the entrance to Campbeltown Loch. Further north on this, the less inhabited side of Kintyre, is the fishing village of Carradale.
Blackwaterfoot is formed by a collection of buildings focused on Blackwaterfoot Harbour, which in turn, is where the Clauchan Water drops over natural rock weirs and flows under a stone bridge into the sea. Actually, you need to look quite hard to find the harbour itself ! Arran has a tendency to go in for tiny harbours, just big enough for two or three very small boats: and this is a typical example, barely visible even from the village’s neighbouring main car park.
Besides the small selection of shops and other tourist facilities, Blackwaterfoot is also home to one of the larger hotels on Arran, in the form of the Kinloch Hotel, overlooking the sea next to the harbour and enjoying the views over to Kintyre.