Promising peace and seclusion, this south-facing three-bedroom detached cottage and bothy is set within a stunning natural landscape with spectacular country and hillside views. The property sits on a substantial 1.033-acre plot, just a short walk from the village of Lochranza. It is currently used as a holiday cottage, and represents an outstanding and rarely available opportunity for buyers. The property is well-presented throughout, yet it also offers a fantastic chance to add significant value via upgrades to the kitchen, bathrooms, heating, and a conversion of the bothy (STPP). It would be a perfect family or holiday home for those seeking tranquil surroundings.
Extended detached cottage and a bothyBreathtaking setting in LochranzaSpectacular country and hillside viewsDouble glazing and Velux windowsElectric storage heaters
Entrance vestibule/sunroomHall with under-stair storageLiving room with vaulted ceilingLarge dining roomWell-appointed kitchenFamily room/third double bedroomTwo south-facing double bedroomsThree-piece bathroomThree-piece shower room
Substantial plot of 1.033 AcresGenerous gardens and an orchardPrivate multi-car driveway
Entrance – A Truly Scenic Introduction
Reached via a track (which might not be suitable for all vehicles), the cottage has an incredibly picturesque setting. Inside, a dual-aspect entrance vestibule/sunroom provides an ideal viewpoint for admiring the panorama.
Reception rooms – Versatile reception rooms for all occasions
A conversion from the old byre, the living room is the sociable heart of the home, boasting an expansive footprint and multi-aspect windows for a flood of all-day sun. It also has characterful details, including a double-height vaulted ceiling inset with further glazing, rugged white walls, and an open fireplace. Next door, is a large dining room for dinner parties. A versatile family room (with an open fire) provides a third reception area or third bedroom.
Kitchen – A bright and well-appointed kitchen
Fitted with skylights and additional glazing, the kitchen enjoys bright worksurfaces and a well-appointed selection of cabinets. It has additional built-in storage and garden access, and comes with an integrated oven and electric hob.
Bedrooms – Spacious bedrooms with impressive views
On the first floor, a naturally-lit landing leads to two double bedrooms. It features generous built-in storage, which could be removed to create a study or reading area complete with inspiring hillside views. The double bedrooms share the same south-facing outlook, enjoying bright and spacious proportions. As mentioned, the family room can also be used as a third double bedroom. In addition, it has a neighbouring shower room that could be updated as an en-suite.
Bathrooms – Two washrooms
The cottage has a bathroom and a shower room. Both are equipped with three-piece suites, with the bathroom also fitted with an overhead shower.
The property is warmed by electric storage heaters, and it has a mix of aluminium and timber-framed double glazing and timber Velux windows.
The bothy – A traditional bothy with a vaulted ceiling
Currently used for storage, the charming bothy is a detached stone-built building which adds further potential. Ripe for a conversion (STTP), it would be perfect as guest accommodation or as a holiday let or AirBnB. It could even be used as a home office or a hobby room. Either way, converting this space would add further value to the property.
Garden & Parking – Over one acre of private land
Set within 1.033 acres of private land, the home has an abundance of outdoor space to explore. It also has generous gardens, with an orchard and neatly-kept lawns enveloping the property. It has a private driveway for multiple vehicles as well.
NB: the property is accessed via a small uneven track and a suitable vehicle is required for access.
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, 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 has just re-opened (May 2023)Primary schooling is available at the nearby village of Pirnmill, with secondary schooling in Lamlash.