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4 bedroom detached house for sale
Spring Bank House, Bruichladdich, Islay, Argyll
- 3 en suite bedrooms
- Office/bedroom 4, sitting room
- Living room, 2 kitchens
- Utility, WC
- Gardens. Double garage
In a wonderful location overlooking Loch Indaal, Spring Bank House has panoramic views, stretching, on a clear day, from the Paps of Jura to Ireland. The property is sheltered at the rear by sloping land and the garden has been cleverly designed to accommodate the incline and take full advantage of the views.
The most southerly of Argyll's islands, Islay lies approximately 20 miles off the mainland of Scotland. The island benefits from the warming effect of the Gulf Stream and boasts white sandy beaches and a variety of plants, birds, and other wildlife.
Islay enjoys a rich cultural heritage which it celebrates in the form of Feis Ile, the annual festival of malt and music, a summer jazz festival and Chamber music by Cantilena Festival. Integral to the culture of the island are the world famous malt whisky distilleries. All are open to the public and provide a valuable source of employment for the islanders.
The main town on the island is Bowmore, which offers a useful range of shops for daily needs. Port Ellen is home to the ferry terminal and marina. There are excellent opportunities for sporting activities such as walking, fishing, sailing and golf on the renowned 18 hole Machrie Golf Course.
Spring Bank House is a substantial modern home completed in 1998 and designed to take full advantage of the outstanding scenery.
The accommodation is currently arranged with a self contained one bedroom 'granny flat' on the ground floor. The flat could very easily be integrated with the main accommodation to form one large family home. The house takes full advantage of the views and maximises light through its many windows, and a sheltered verandah overlooks the loch. There is an integral double garage.
Double glazed entrance porch with door to reception hall.
Coving, dado rail. Stairs to upper level. Under stair cupboard. Door to utility room and inner hallway.
Spacious sitting room opens to a dining area with patio doors to the verandah. Uninterrupted views across Loch Indaal to Bowmore.
Coving. Eyeball downlighters. Fitted kitchen with wall and base units. Integrated hob with overhead extractor, and integrated electric oven. Fridge freezer. Fitted dining table.
Coving, fitted wardrobes. Door to:
En suite Bathroom
Bath with overhead shower attachment, WC, wash hand basin. Electric power shower in cubicle. Large walk-in cupboard with shelving.
Coving, fitted base units with sink. Plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to rear garden and further door to adjoining double garage.
Double doors to sitting room. Coving. Open fire with timber surround and tiled hearth. Seven windows maximise light and offer panoramic views across the loch, north to the Paps of Jura and south to Rathlin Island and Northern Ireland.
Coving. Fitted shelving and wardrobe. Views across the loch to the Paps of Jura.
Coving. Fitted wardrobes. Views across the loch to Bowmore. Door to:
En suite Shower Room
WC, wash hand basin, electric power shower in cubicle.
Coving. Fitted wardrobes. Door to:
En suite Bathroom
Coving. Bath with shower attachment, WC, wash hand basin. Electric power shower in cubicle.
Coving. WC, wash hand basin.
Bespoke kitchen with units at wall and base levels. Two oven blue Aga in tiled recess. Integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Walk in pantry cupboard. Door to rear garden and decking.
A gravelled parking area lies to the front of the property, enclosed by a stone wall. The gravel continues around the house to a greenhouse and is bordered by shrubs and trees. The garden to the rear has been redesigned to take full advantage of the views and also to accommodate the varying ground levels. A bridge leads from the kitchen to an elevated decked terrace with seating, and a pathway leads on to a further seating area with wonderful loch views. Another sheltered decked area opens from the garage.
Integral double garage with electric up-and-over door. Door to freezer store and further door to potting shed. Door to decked terrace.
- Entrance porch
- Reception hall
- Sitting room
- Living room
- 2 kitchens
- Utility room
- 3 en suite bedrooms
- Office/bedroom 4
- Mature sheltered gardens with decked terrace
- Double garage
Caledonian MacBrayne operates a regular vehicle and passenger ferry service to Islay from Kennacraig on the Kintyre peninsula, normally with alternate sailings to Port Ellen and Port Askaig. The pier at Port Ellen is currently undergoing reconstruction, with completion scheduled for December 2011, and all sailings meantime are to Port Askaig.
During the summer months there are normally four services from Monday to Saturday and three crossings on Sundays. For further information or to book call 01475 650355 or visit www.calmac.co.uk.
Flybe operates a twice daily scheduled air service to Islay from Glasgow Airport on weekdays and a single flight on Saturdays and Sundays. For flight information call 0871 700 2000 or visit www.flybe.com.