Property highlight: Detached arts and crafts style house boasting breath-taking views of Lamlash Bay and The Holy Isle.
This detached arts and crafts style house, built circa 1897/1898, boasts breath-taking views of Lamlash Bay and the Holy Isle, and enjoys spacious and flexible accommodation including three/four bedrooms, two/three reception rooms, and attractive, modern interiors accompanied by original features, plus delightful gardens and a private driveway.
An entrance porch welcomes you into the property and leads to a hall with built-in storage. Leading off the hall to the right is a living room, where dual-aspect, southerly-facing windows flood the space with sunny natural light and frame breath-taking views, and a good-sized floorspace allows for various setups of comfortable lounge furniture. Taking centre stage in the reception room is a striking fireplace with a warming open fire, flanked by a display alcove and hidden storage. The room is further enhanced by neutral décor, a fitted carpet, and cornicing. A dining room across the hall offers the perfect setting for seated family meals and entertaining, with space for at least a four-seater table, and also enjoys neutral décor enhanced by wood-styled flooring. The kitchen is conveniently connected to the dining room and is fitted with modern, wood-inspired wall and base cabinets, spacious worktops, and splashback tiling. Integrated appliances include a raised oven, a gas hob with a splashback panel and an extractor hood, and a dishwasher, whilst space is provided for a microwave. An adjoining utility room (with external access) offers space for a washing machine and dryer. Also located on the ground floor is a versatile room which could lend itself to a variety of uses, including a third reception room, a home office, or a fourth bedroom. A bathroom completes this level of accommodation and comprises a bath with an overhead shower, a pedestal basin, and a WC.
On the first floor, a landing with storage leads to three large double bedrooms, all offering plenty of space for freestanding bedroom furnishings. The sleeping areas are all tastefully decorated and carpeted for comfort, and two enjoy particularly impressive views encompassing the Holy Isle. The home is heated by an oil central heating system (fitted in 2019 and powered by a Greenstar Heatslave Worcester-Bosch combi boiler) and the windows are all double glazed.
Externally, the house is enveloped by delightful, mature garden grounds, which offer potential for extension or for adding a summer house, if desired and STPP. The gardens include a large gravelled area perfect for outdoor seating, a neat lawn bordered by colourful, established planting, trees, shrubbery, an outdoor socket, and a tap, and three sheds for outdoor storage, two of which have a power supply, lights, and sockets. Excellent private parking is provided by a new shingle driveway.
This detached villa is in a very quiet and elevated 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 refurbished Co-op. Brodick, Arran's main town, has two larger Co-Op supermarkets and a full range of professional services. 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. The Primary school, nursery and the only High School and Gym Campus are situated within walking distance and further Primary schooling is available in Corrie, Brodick and Whiting Bay. A frequent bus service runs around and across the island and, at Lochranza, there is the ferry terminus that allows quick access to the stunning West of Scotland via Claonaig. Kintyre here we come !