This ground-floor apartment offers an exceptional home between Corrie and Brodick on the Isle of Arran, with breath-taking views over the Firth of Clyde with the backdrop of cliffs leading to Goat Fell and adjacent ridges, boasting four bedrooms, a generous reception room, a dining kitchen, and three bathrooms, plus a private garden (with a shed) and ample residents’ parking. The property is currently a very successful holiday let www.smugglersden.info, and commands £1,100 p/w in the high season and £570/£670 p/w in the low season) and could continue to be used as such, or it could be a wonderful island property to live in full time or as a second home.
The property’s private front door opens into a practical entrance porch, flowing through to a hall with built-in storage. Along the hall to the left, you will find a large living room, flooded with natural light through dual-aspect glazing, including French doors opening onto a decked terrace in the private garden. The living room offers plenty of space for configurations of lounge furniture and is conveniently connected to the kitchen. The kitchen accommodates space for an eight-seater dining table and is fitted with classically styled wall and base cabinets, granite-inspired worktops, and splashback tiling, with integrated appliances comprising an oven, hob, and extractor fan, whilst a washing machine and dishwasher are plumbed in. Due to the close proximity of the water, it’s not uncommon to catch a glimpse of an otter or a dolphin through the kitchen window!
The property’s four bedrooms are all good-sized doubles offering plenty of space for freestanding furniture, with one accompanied by built-in storage. The principal bedroom has an en-suite shower room comprising a corner shower enclosure, a WC-suite, and a towel radiator, whilst one of the remaining bedrooms also has an en-suite which has access from the hall too, though this could be closed off if the new owner wanted to use it solely as an en-suite. Completing the accommodation on offer is a family bathroom. The property has electric heating and benefits from double-glazed windows.
Externally, the home is accompanied by a private side garden with a decked dining terrace and a lawned area, taking full advantage of the property’s position with stunning open views over the water. The property also has a shed for useful external storage. Ample private residents’ parking is also available.
Ground-floor apartment between Corrie and Brodick
Ideal holiday let or permanent island home
Entrance porch or hall with storage
Dual-aspect living room
Spacious dining kitchen
Four double bedrooms
Two en-suite shower rooms
Separate family bathroom
Private side garden with terrace
Shed for external storage
Ample private residents’ parking
Electric heating and double glazing
Smugglers Den is situated in very enjoyable rural surroundings, located between the villages of Brodick and Corrie, on the eastern side of the popular west coast of Scotland’s, Isle of Arran.
Corrie is an attractive village with the ‘Mara Fish Bar & Deli’, church, village hall, the Corrie Hotel and two separate harbours. For the avid golfer, Corrie has its own 9 hole, 3896 yard golf course on the hillside above, offering magnificent views over the Firth of Clyde. Brodick Golf Course is nearby and offers an 18 hole course, surrounded by spectacular scenery, and is a mixture of parkland and links. Smugglers Den lies 4 miles north of Brodick, which is the largest village on the island, and offers visitors the best selection of services on Arran. Here you will find a range of shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels. Both primary and secondary schooling is available on the island. Corrie and Brodick both have reputable primary schools and Arran High School is situated in Lamlash, only a 20-minute drive from Corrie.
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.