Situated in the charming village of Kildonan, with its harbour, beach and hotel/bar/restaurant within easy walking distance, this semi-detached two-bedroom cottage represents a cosy single-storey home, or, as used by the current owners, a healthy rental investment. The well-maintained cottage boasts a characterful whitewash exterior with slate roof, tasteful neutral interiors, convivial open plan living, private garden areas with countryside views, and convenient off-road parking.
• Desirable seaside location
• Superb clifftop setting with views
• Traditional semi-detached cottage
• Modernised open plan interiors
• Living/dining room & kitchen
• 2 Double bedrooms
• 3-piece family bathroom
• Private garden areas
• Generous shared driveway
• EH & partial DG
Entered via a set of French doors, the cottage opens directly into the heart of the home, a spacious open plan area for relaxation, cooking, and dining. This welcoming room (with practical wood-styled flooring) offers a versatile skylit space for comfortable seating and dining furniture, whilst fitted to one corner is a bright, contemporary kitchen. The kitchen features beech toned cabinets, plentiful counter space and room for freestanding appliances. Leading off the main living area are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The bedrooms are carpeted for added comfort, whilst the neutrally tiled bathroom is appointed with a WC-suite, excellent vanity storage, a bathtub with an overhead shower and a glazed screen, and a useful built-in linen cupboard. The property is electrically heated and mainly double-glazed.
Externally, located to the front of the property with pleasant hill views, is a private dining terrace and a lawned garden area. 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
Pladda 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.
Pladda 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.