Scenically located in the harbour village of Kildonan, just a short walk from its sandy beach and with a clifftop position commanding panoramic sea views, this two-bedroom cottage, is perfectly placed to enjoy all the island has to offer. Presently serving as a successful holiday let, the single-storey cottage has been modernised and well-maintained by the current owners, and enjoys a sizeable open-plan living area, south-facing bedrooms with sea views, private gardens, and off-road parking. Forming part of an idyllic courtyard development, the rustic whitewashed exterior and slate roof instantly endear, whilst picture windows and neutral interiors create a wonderfully light and airy ambience throughout the home.
• Superb clifftop location
• Uninterrupted sea views
• Idyllic courtyard development
• Traditional single storey cottage
• Sociable open flow of rooms
• Living/dining room & kitchen
• 2 South-facing double bedrooms
• 3-Piece family bathroom
• Private front & rear gardens
• Generous shared driveway
• EH & partial DG
A set of French doors affords access to the property and opens into the social hub of the home; a spacious open-plan area incorporating a flexible sky-lit space for comfortable lounge furniture and seated dining, with a kitchen designed into the one corner of the room. This congenial area is fitted with practical wood-styled flooring, and the modern kitchen perfectly complements the homes neutral décor with fitted beech-toned cabinets and granite-styled worktops, which allow space for freestanding appliances. The cottage also boasts two comfortably carpeted double bedrooms, with a sunny south-facing aspect and scenic views, and a bathroom, all accessed from the main living area. The bathroom comes replete with a WC, a basin with vanity storage, a towel radiator, a bathtub with an overhead shower, and a built-in linen cupboard. The property is electrically heated and mainly double-glazed.
Externally, located by the main entrance, is a sheltered terrace ideal for alfresco dining, whilst, to the rear, a private south-facing garden area offers far-reaching views towards the islands of Ailsa Craig and Pladda. A front driveway, shared with two neighbouring properties, provides parking for multiple vehicles.
All furnishings can be available by separate negotiation if desired.
Kildonan, Isle of Arran
Ailsa has a fantastic cliff-side position within Kildonan, with far-reaching southerly views, which overlook the islands of Pladda and Ailsa Craig. The traditional farmhouse is situated on the south of the Isle of Arran, in the village of Kildonan. This pretty village is off the main coast road. It has a sandy beach and a hotel/bar/restaurant, which are within a short walk from the property. Kildonan is a haven for otters, seals and a wide range of other wildlife. Kildonan also boasts Yellowport harbour, a sheltered mooring for small boats, opposite Kildonan village hall.
Ailsa is 4 miles from Whiting Bay with shops, pubs, restaurants and other amenities including a primary school, village hall, garages, golf course, bowling and putting greens. Four miles further on, is Lamlash with a secondary school, hospital, police, fire and coastguard stations and sheltered mooring facilities in Lamlash Bay.
The main ferry port at Brodick (12 miles) has a selection of shops including leisure facilities at Auchrannie Hotel, including swimming pools, a sports hall and spa. There is also an 18-hole golf course, primary school, banks and hotels. Brodick Castle, a National Trust for Scotland property, sits 2 miles to the north and over looks Brodick Bay. 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.
Other interesting places on the island include the brewery at Claddach, the distillery at Lochranza and Arran Provisions factory in Lamlash. Also at Claddach, is Arran Aromatics soap, candle and perfume factory. A short drive away is the newly constructed Lagg Distillery, which offers facilities and visitor amenities.
Arran offers some of the most spectacular hill-walking opportunities in Scotland and its seven golf courses ensure that tourists and locals alike are well provided for. For those with an interest in horses, there is an equestrian centre at Blackwaterfoot, on the west coast. The island offers, by prior arrangement, opportunities to shoot pheasant, stalk red deer, as well as some very good fresh water and sea fishing.