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8 bedroom country house for sale

Shiskine, KA27 8EW

Offers in Region of £385,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful Traditional Country House
  • Lovely Quiet Location
  • Potential Barn Conversion
  • Previous B & B use
  • Immaculate Gardens
  • Large Parking Area
  • Verisatle Layout
  • Abundant Quality & Character
  • 8 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
  • OFCH

Full description

Croftlea is a substantial stone built detached country house incorporating a large detached stone barn/boat shed, a tempting project waiting for conversion . The property has an interesting history, having only three owners since it was built over 150 years ago. Originally built by a Doctor who subsequently used it for locum doctors accommodation while they were staying on the Island. Part of the main house was converted to be a self contained consulting and waiting room for patients. Having its own external access, this could easily be made into a granny annex/ self catering cottage. This is a cherished house with quality and charm sure to appeal to those with a love of traditional buildings. With its spacious apartments and many original features, it has been a comfortable family home and in past years has been used as a Bed and Breakfast. A sweeping gravel driveway allows easy access to the front of the house and has the advantage of ample parking for several cars /boat or other leisure vehicles

Built over two storeys under a pitched slate roof, the property is set off the main road through the popular village of Shikine. Shiskine has an active local community , it boast having the new Doctors surgery on the door step and within a few minutes drive, the picturesque village of Blackwaterfoot with a host of amenities including the Islands popular butchers, baker, general store and Post Office, hairdressers and the four star Kinloch hotel which has a pool and gym open to non residents. And then there's the golf , the local course is set in breathtaking scenery, hugging the rugged shore line and having views over to the Kintyre peninsular. Recently built club house provides a popular venue for eating out.

The property is in extremely good order and overlooks well maintained gardens extending to approx 0.5 acres, planted with a plethora of mature trees and shrubs for year round display and offering a great deal of privacy and seclusion. The grounds are bounded by a red sandstone wall which adds to the charm of Croftlea. Currently an 8 bedroom family home, the accommodation at Croftlea is very flexible and is such that future owners could easily divide the house into 2 separate dwellings with a third being the detached stone Barn

From the entrance gate a gravelled drive leads to a good sized parking area. The house is entered via a glazed timber entrance porch with patterned tiled flooring. The Inner door with stained glass feature above leads to a splendid, wide hallway , the quality of detail in this property is instantly apparent, having original cornicing and heavy timber doors and skirtings throughout the property . The hallway provides access to the two main principal rooms on the ground floor , kitchen to the rear and a beautiful main stairway leading to the upper floor.

There are two good sized principal rooms including spacious dining room with feature fireplace and parquet flooring. The bright lounge benefits from having a coal fire and bay window overlooking gardens. To the rear of the property is a good sized country style kitchen with flagged stone floor, Belfast sink and AGA. A door leads to a rear hall giving access to shower room, useful utility room with sink , plumbing for washing machine and single glazed sun porch to the side of the house. The main stair gives access to 3 bedrooms, study ( or bedroom ) and shower room. The property benefits from having an abundance of storage, walk in larder and under stairs cupboards.

Off the lounge is the rear hallway which leads to further accommodation. Previosly the sugery and waiting room, it would lend itself to a spacious self contained wing if required. There are a further three bedrooms (1 with en-suite facilities) and bathroom on the ground floor and the secondary staircase leads to family room and 2 bedrooms (both having en-suite shower Rooms).


Hall - 16'4" x 8'11"

Lounge - 19'4" x 14'11"

Dining Room - 16'4" x 14'8"

Kitchen - 13'7" x 13'7"

Shower Room - 6'4" x 6'

Utility Room - 7'5" x 5'3"

Sun Room - 17'5" x 7'5"

Master Bedroom - 15'7" x 15'2"

Study - 8'10" x 7'5"

Bedroom 2 - 15'11" x 14'10"

Bathroom 3 - 13'9" x 10'5"

Shower Room - 9'3" x 7'5"

Bedroom 4 - 10'10" x 9'1"

Bedroom 5 17'2" (at widest) x 11'9"

En-suite - 9'9" x 4'6"

Bedroom 6 - 12'1" x 10'7"


Upper Floor for rear Staircase

Living Room – 19'5" (at widest) x 16'8"

Bedroom 7 – 13'9" x 8'3"

En-suite – 7'6" x 4'3"

Bedroom 8 – 13' x 10'6"

En-suite – 8'6" x 2'7"

Croftlea is a truly delightful property which offers a diverse range of possibilities, properties such as this are rarely available to the market , viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this unique property which is situated within its own delightful grounds.

The property has a private water supply and septic Tank, mais electricity


The Isle of Arran is Scotland's most southerly and accessible island. Sitting in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre, Arran is arguably one of Europe's most beautiful islands and is often described as "Scotland in miniature". The island is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide but has a remarkable diversity of landscapes. Arran offers a wide range of recreational facilities including; walking, pony trekking, golf, fishing, bowling, tennis, boat and cycle hire.

Only a 55 minute ferry crossing from Ardrossan on the west coast of the mainland, itself less than an hour by car or train from Glasgow, leads to the idyllic island life . During Summer time an additional ferry sails from the northern part of the Island and connects to Clonaig on the Kintyre peninsula. Sailings are operated by Caladonian McBrayne A regular, round the year bus service connects with the Brodick Ferry

Whilst we endeavour to make these particulars as accurate as possible, they do not form part of any contract on offer, nor are they guaranteed. Measurements are approximate and in most cases are taken with a digital/sonic measuring device and are taken to the widest point. We have not tested the electricity, gas or water services or any appliances. Photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item is included for sale with the property. If there is any part of this that you find misleading or simply wish clarification on any point, please contact our office immediately when we will endeavour to assist you in any way possible

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Added on Rightmove:
26 January 2018


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