“The Old Merchant House” is a stunning grade A listed property of architectural importance and being of traditional Georgian design with a date stone of 1726. Originally the home of Alexander (laird) Brebner a famous merchant and renowned smuggler who owned many ships which use to bring back expensive silks, tea, tobacco etc. This iconic property sits immediately on the harbour front and has been most recently one of the main backdrops for the new “Whisky Galore“ movie and is featured in many publications.
The present owners have maintained, modernized and when required upgraded to an exceptional standard with no expense spared. The property is presented to the market with generous room sizes, gas central heating and a multitude of solid wood fittings where possible many of the original features have been retained. A recently constructed stone staircase from ground floor to 4th floor allows the potential of further development. At present it is currently being used as a very successful and busy Holiday Let. With its huge potential and walk in condition this is a must view property. Property comprises of principle of ground floor with separate left entrance door to huge storage room leading direct to the harbour, right side entrance door to property and large stairway as well as cloakroom. First and second floor holiday let accommodation with stunning 18th-century feature fireplace, spacious lounge with dining area large kitchen, bathroom and 3 bedrooms. There is also a laundry room on the second floor which also houses boiler. Fourth-floor attic space is partially floored and plastered with skylight windows. A fantastic opportunity for another holiday let once all planning applications have been approved.
All floor coverings, blinds, curtains, and some light fittings are included in the sale. Services: Mains electricity, main drains, water and gas.
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