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Mull Of Kintyre, Campbeltown, Argyll, Argyll and Bute, PA28

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 1 reception room
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 453.00 acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Garden
  • Mooring/Berthing
  • Standalone secondary accommodation


Sanda Island extends to about 453.70 acres in total, with a sheltered bay on the north protected by hills and rock escarpment on either side. Access by boat is at both ends of the island, with two stone slipways. From the main slipway in the northern bay, there are wonderful views towards the smaller islands of Sheep and Glunimore, both of which are included in the sale. The island also has a helipad close to the road that connects the farmhouse and lighthouse cottages.

The island has seven residential properties, with four based at the northern end of the island and three next to the lighthouse at the southern end. In total 14 people can be accommodated at the northern end and 12 at the southern end of the island. The majority of the houses have been renovated by the current owners including installation of new double glazing, new shower rooms in the cottages benefitting from underfloor electric heating.

The land holding on Sanda extends to 453.70 acres in total. It reaches a high point of about 23 metres above sea level in the middle of the island on the eastern side. The land comprises of predominantly rough grazing with a lower-lying fertile section of pasture running through the centre of the island. A track provides quad access from the slipway to the south side of the island. There is an attractive sandy beach in the main northern bay. The varied terrain and topography throughout the island provides good shelter for deer.

The island previously has a small in-hand farm with currently 55 black faced sheep. The island has a registered farm code and receives subsidy (see Agri-environmental schemes).

There is an abundance of wildlife on Sanda. This includes colonies of Puffin, Storm petrel, Razorbill, Manx shearwater, Kittiwake, Gulliemot, Great black-backed gull, Fulmar, Cormorant, Shag and Black guilliemot.

The sale also includes the ownership of both Sheep Island (31.72 acres) and Glunimore Island (4.41 acres), situated just to the north and northeast of Sanda.

Sanda Island is situated off the tip of the renowned Mull of Kintyre Peninsula. It is 13 miles to the south of Campeltown and 20 miles to the east of Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.

Sanda looks over the North Channel that separates mainland Scotland from Northern Ireland. On a clear day, to the south, the Antrim Hills are visible. Looking west to the mainland are the beautiful beaches on Carskiey, as well as views to the north over the Isle of Arran.

Campbeltown is the main access point for Sanda by boat. The town has a wide range of services including several supermarkets, primary and secondary schooling, a leisure centre with a swimming pool and small cinema, the oldest in Scotland. It is also home to several whisky distilleries, including the famous Springbank. The town also has a large marina with berths for visiting yachts, a chandlery, marine fuelling station and lifeboat station.

For the outdoor enthusiast, there is a wide range of opportunities. This includes the internationally renowned Machrihanish golf course overlooking Machrihanish Bay. The Kintyre Way path stretches from Southend to Tarbet in the north, crisscrossing the peninsula for 89 miles.

Campbeltown Airport has direct flights with Loganair to Glasgow international up to 5 times per week. During the summer, there is a ferry between Campbeltown and Ardrossan, southwest of Glasgow. A fast boat service known as the Kintyre Express operates between Campbeltown and Ballycastle 4 days per week from April to October. The service also travels on to Islay via Ballycastle.


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Mull Of Kintyre, Campbeltown, Argyll, Argyll and Bute, PA28


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