A striking three-bedroom, detached villa, conveniently positioned within an elevated position in the heart of Whiting Bay. It would make a super family/holiday home and has the added bonus of a self-contained, one-bedroom annexe (ideal for holiday lets or independent living). Displaying a stunning frontage, the house offers some beautiful design features from a bygone era, in addition to flexible and versatile accommodation, formed over a two-story layout and was constructed around 1920. In essence, the front of the property belies the spacious accommodation internally. Although the house is very much a traditional home, it has a comfortable feel and benefits from a first-floor balcony offering outstanding views towards the Holy Isle and the Firth of Clyde. With mature trees and shrubs in the garden, red squirrels and a host of wild birds, this is a secluded haven!
The property is as unique as it is beautiful! The traditional building has been well maintained, both internally and externally, to create fantastic and flexible accommodation, which only a viewing will qualify. The bespoke interior offers sophisticated living space, which is inherent in a home of this age and character. The property is surrounded by well-maintained grounds, with a wide variety of mature plants and trees. The gardens provide seasonal colour and benefit from tremendous views into the distance, which can be enjoyed from a number of vantage points! The gardens come complete with a greenhouse and a storage barn. There is also the welcome addition of a private driveway providing off-road parking for a number of vehicles, which in turn, leads to a detached garage with power and light.
The subjects are entered via a private entrance vestibule. A door opens from here into a bright, welcoming reception hallway, with a feature staircase off to the upper landing and a small study zone. Immediately impressive ‘dual-aspect’ lounge/diner, with picture windows to the front/side aspect, flooding the room with natural light and providing stunning views towards the Holy Isle. The feature (open) fireplace is the key focal point of this room. The cosy dining/family room has a range of furniture configurations and offers similar views to that of the lounge/diner. The kitchen has been fitted to include a good range of floor and wall mounted units with a striking worktop, providing a fashionable and efficient workspace. It further benefits from space from an integrated double oven, hob and extractor and has space for a dishwasher. There is a useful pantry located in this zone. Access can be gained from here into the useful utility/laundry room, which has space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and an upright fridge/freezer. It offers plenty of invaluable storage facilities and offers the perfect spot to hang jackets and store wellingtons. A personal door opens into the garden and a connecting door allows access to the annexe.
The staircase rises to first-floor level, revealing three substantial bedrooms, feature balcony, family bathroom and separate WC. All of the bedrooms have space for additional free standing furniture if required and one has a feature fireplace. The bedrooms to the front benefit from views towards the Holy Isle and beyond. The four-piece bathroom, with separate shower cubicle, creates the perfect ambience in which to unwind. A separate WC can also be found off the split landing. Access can be gained to the balcony from the upper landing, which offers uninterrupted views of the ever-changing waters and the Holy Isle - which is the perfect spot to spend a lazy summer's day entertaining friends and family and has been used for this purpose on many an occasion.
The specification includes oil central heating and double glazing for additional comfort and convenience.
A main (private) front door allows access to the independent, one-bedroom annexe, which is perfect for holiday lets or for an elderly relative or teenage requiring a level of independence. We have been advised that there is high demand for this type of accommodation and the property is currently let at £350 PCM, plus utility bills. This figure could be significantly increased for weekly lets.
In more detail, the accommodation comprises; Entrance hall with a number of storage facilities. The dual-aspect lounge/diner is well proportioned and is both bright and airy and could easily be used as a bedroom if desired. The open-plan ‘galley’ kitchen has been fitted to include a range of floor and wall mounted units with a striking worktop and benefits from an integrated oven, hob and extractor and has space for a washing machine and an upright fridge/freezer. A wet-room, with a walk-in shower, completes the ground floor accommodation. The master bedroom is located on the first floor and offers excellent views of the surrounding area and could easily be used as the main living zone.
Access can be gained into the main house via a connecting door opening into the utility/laundry room.
The property has a quite unique setting. It not only offers potential purchasers a wonderful family/holiday home, it also provides an unparalleled opportunity to create a home-based lifestyle business. The interior of the house is very adaptable and would lend itself perfectly to be used as a bed and breakfast alongside the independent annexe. The present owner has already publicised the establishment, locally, nationally and internationally. This means that anyone wishing to operate as a B&B will ‘hit the ground running’ as they will have the possibility of immediate income from their new home.
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