This four/five-bedroom detached split-level bungalow is set in Cordon on the Isle of Arran, elevated to enjoy wonderful far-reaching views over Lamlash towards Holy Isle, set just a 10-minute drive from Brodick, and a few minutes’ walk from the sea. The house has an incredibly flexible layout and offers potential to be further developed, if desired, and is set in almost three acres of land (at least two of which are steep and sloping), including gardens, natural woodland, and a wildlife garden enjoying daily visits from red squirrels and a wide variety of birds. Cuddy Dook House is currently operating as a very successful seasonal bed and breakfast, which could be continued or be used as a spacious family home. The owner has their own website – www.monamore-arran.co.uk. Its current use may be of interest to a buyer wishing to set up a B&B on the island (accounts available on request, nightly prices range from £115-£135 per night).
Reception rooms – Elegant and versatile living areas
The home has two/three reception areas, offering spacious and flexible rooms ideal for modern family life. The living room occupies a generous footprint which allows for various configurations of lounge furniture, all arranged around a warming log-burning stove. The room is illuminated by dual-aspect glazing, with the front window enjoying views of the adjacent sea and hills. The sun room also has a lovely scenic outlook and offers a cosy, comfortable setting for an additional seating area, with alternative options for use including a children’s play room or a home office. One of the property’s five bedrooms also offers flexibility for use, including as a family or dining room, if desired by the new owner.
Dining kitchen – Sociable space for everyday life and entertaining
The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base cabinets, spacious worktops, and splashback tiling, with integrated appliances comprising twin ovens, a gas (LPG) hob, and an extractor hood. Provision is made for a selection of freestanding and undercounter appliances, and space is provided for a seated dining area, ideal for family meals, entertaining, and socialising while cooking. An adjoining utility room (with external access) offers space for laundry appliances and houses excellent storage space.
Bedrooms – Tranquil bedrooms for a peaceful night’s sleep
The home accommodates four well-proportioned double bedrooms, all accompanied by en-suites (three four-piece bathrooms and one shower room). As well as being ideal for family life, the en-suite bedrooms also offer excellent potential for the property to be utilised or remain as a bed and breakfast. The bedrooms are all well-presented with neutral décor and fitted with carpets for optimum comfort underfoot. A fifth room, which leads off the kitchen, is currently being utilised as a bedroom and opens onto a decked area in the garden.
Bathrooms – Five well-appointed washrooms
The property has five well-appointed washrooms, comprising four bathrooms and a shower room, all enjoying modern styling, fixtures and fittings. The bathrooms all feature bathtubs, separate shower enclosures, WC-suites, and towel radiators, whilst the shower room has a shower enclosure, a basin, a WC, and a towel radiator.
The property is kept warm by an oil-fired heating system and benefits from double-glazed windows throughout.
Gardens and parking – Extensive gardens/woodland and excellent private parking
Externally, the bungalow is accompanied by approximately three acres of land, including gardens, natural woodland, and a wildlife garden. The garden areas are predominantly laid to lawn, and the wildlife area enjoys daily visits from red squirrels and a wide variety of birds – sure to appeal to animal lovers. The woodland is dense and mainly sloping.
SERVICES – Cuddy Dook House is connected to mains electricity and water. Drainage is to a septic tank located within the grounds. Heating is by oil fired central heating.
COUNCIL TAX – Cuddy Dook House is commercially rated, however in accordance with North Ayrshire Council’s Small Business Rates Relief Scheme, it currently benefits from 100% relief from payment. As the present owners reside in the property, they are liable to pay Band ‘A’ rates of council tax. Previously before it was rated the whole of the property was banded as ‘F’. Water charges amount to approximately £30 per month – payable to Pure Utilities.
This detached bungalow is situated in a quiet location, in the relaxed, coastal village of Lamlash, which lies on the eastern aspect of the Isle of Arran, a popular island off the west coast of Scotland. The village of Lamlash has two hotels (The Glenisle & Lamlash Bay Hotel), two pubs (The Pierhead Tavern (PHT) & The Drift Inn), a local church, a newsagents, a chemist, medical centre, the only hospital on the island and the Co-op.