We are delighted to present to the open market Grianan House, which has, arguably, one of the best positions within Kildonan, with uninterrupted sea views towards Pladda and Ailsa Craig. The word Grianan is Gaelic for sunny spot and with the south-facing aspect when the sun shines the house definitely lives up to its name. This three-bedroom, detached villa has been imaginatively designed to maximise the stunning southerly aspect and natural light that pervades this enviable shorefront location on the beautiful Isle of Arran.
Inside this three-bedroom home, you will find exceptional design and an inspired layout that provides light-filled, spacious luxury. An open, free-flowing approach to internal space ensures that this home combines livability with highly refined elegance. Heating and hot water are provided by a newly-installed air-source heat pump. The original builders used high-quality fittings and finishes to create a house that has been used for luxury short-term rental accommodation on the island. Once inside this home, you will be able to reach out and touch quality and craftsmanship, no matter what room you are in.
Externally, there is the welcome addition of a driveway providing off-road parking for a number of vehicles. The entrance to the property is via a porch to the rear. There is a very handy laundry room which comes fully equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer, offering space for the essential laundry and the storage of outdoor clothing and wellingtons.
The entire ground floor offers thoughtfully-planned sleeping accommodation, with three double bedrooms (all with wardrobes) and a family bathroom. The bright and spacious master bedroom is the last word in luxury, with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. Access can be gained from here into a private sunroom with views over the ever-changing waters and is the perfect spot for quiet contemplation. The second bedroom also benefits from an en-suite shower room and all of the rooms have ample space for additional free-standing furniture if required and have use of a contemporary, family bathroom suite.
Moving up the staircase onto the second level - you are treated to one of the most zen and relaxing spaces on the island. The extensive glazing in the open-plan living zone makes the most of the natural light to create a modern and contemporary feel. Access can be gained from here through double French doors to the sun terrace, which provides quite outstanding sea views to the lighthouse island of Pladda and the volcanic island of Ailsa Craig. This is the perfect spot to spend a lazy summers day entertaining friends and family and has been used for this purpose on many an occasion! The kitchen/diner is a space conducive to the modern concept of open-plan entertaining. Integrated appliances (oven, hob, dishwasher) ensure the smooth lines and workability of the quality kitchen. The dining area has ample space and can easily accommodate eight people.
The current owners have operated Grianan House as a successful, popular holiday home rental for more than ten years. It has more than covered its costs after maintenance and sîgnificant improvements. There is a contract in place with a management company on the island meaning you could enjoy a very good yield without even having to get a ferry to the island. There is the option for this to be sold as a going concern and enquiries regarding this should be made to us directly.
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The large garden is a haven for red squirrels and rabbits. This is a truly unique property, set in one of the most magnificent locations in the world. Viewing is highly recommended. *Please note if travelling by car to check ferry times and book in advance.*
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