This stunning detached villa is hidden from the road and situated in Pirnmill, allowing one to fully immerse themselves in island life, with breath-taking views from the front and rear and enviable proximity to the waterfront. Specifically designed by the current owners 18 years ago and on the market for the very first time, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home makes the most of the natural light on offer with a wealth of glazing, and represents a wonderful family home that is sure to appeal to those who love to host and entertain.
Entrance – Welcome to Mackellars Wood
A practical entrance porch invited you into the home and leads through to a hallway with built-in storage and a useful WC.
Living/sitting room – Wonderful, light-filled space for family time and gatherings
The wonderfully bright and spacious living/sitting room is filled with natural light owing to no less than five sets of French doors and two further windows, and offers excellent flexibility for endless configurations of lounge furniture. The room is neutrally decorated and fitted with practical floor tiles, and a homely fireplace nestles a warming wood-burning stove and creates a focal point around which furniture can be arranged.
Kitchen/family/dining room and conservatory – The perfect space for dinner parties
Offering another ideal space for relaxing as a family and entertaining guests is the kitchen, family, and dining room (featuring a log-burning stove) with an adjoining conservatory. The kitchen is fitted with handsome wood cabinets, coordinating worktops, and splashback tiling, with an LPG Range cooker included, and a utility room (with external access) providing space for additional goods. The conservatory opens onto the garden and can be used in a number of ways to suit the new owner, including an extra sitting area, a home office/study, or a children’s play room.
Bedrooms and bathrooms – Tranquil sleeping areas with their own en-suites
The home’s three double bedrooms and three washrooms can be found on the first floor. The particularly spacious, triple-aspect principal bedroom boasts a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom, with the second bedroom also supplemented by an en-suite bathroom, and the third enjoying a dressing room and an en-suite shower room. The dressing rooms would be perfect for use as nurseries or study areas. The en-suite bathrooms comprise baths with overhead showers and glazed screens, alongside WC-suites, whilst the shower room includes a shower area, a pedestal basin, and a WC. Bedrooms two and three are ideal if the buyer wishes to set up an exclusive bed and breakfast.
The home is kept warm by an oil-fired central heating system and the windows are all double-glazed.
Externals and parking – Beautiful gardens and ample private parking
Externally, the property enjoys a wonderfully private position owing to surrounding trees, and the beautiful gardens are predominantly lawned, interspersed with a wealth of lovely leafy trees and shrubs, with paved and gravelled areas offering space for outdoor seating and barbecues. The front garden enjoys a wonderful panoramic outlook over the adjacent water and the hills in the distance. A large private driveway provides parking for multiple vehicles. The land to the front of the property could be developed further (STPP) – a dwelling/summerhouse/gin deck would be able to take full advantage of the home’s picturesque position.
Coming from Blackwaterfoot – On entering the village, pass a group of houses and before the construction work on the new bridge. There are two lanes on the right- side. The sign for Mackellars Wood is at the bottom of the second lane. You can park at the bottom of the road or come up to the house, passing an upturned boat on the left-hand side.
Coming from Lochranza – Drive through the village, navigate the temporary new bridge, see the sign on the left-hand side and either park at the bottom of the first lane or drive
Mackellars Wood is situated in an elevated position in the beautiful coastal village of Pirnmill, on the west coast of Arran. The house is in a position of dramatic scenic beauty, with the steep glens and mountains of the northern end of Arran to the rear. There are spectacular views across the Kilbrannan Sound (the body of water that separates the island from the Kintyre peninsula) to the eastern side of Kintyre. The village has a small primary school, an active local community, post office with shop and the Lighthouse Restaurant is renowned for excellent food. Pirnmill, once a stop of the famous Clyde Steamers, is now a busy tourist spot for visitors to the Island. The west coast benefits from beautiful coastal and hill walking with plentiful wildlife easily spotted: red squirrels, red deer and even the occasional otter are regular visitors to Pirnmill.