WHO IS LOOKING AT THIS PROPERTY:
Here is an opportunity to buy an established Activity Park in the UK for only £400,000.
- This converted former farm steadings is a charming traditional courtyard of various stone buildings with slate roofs which have amazing sea views on around 7 acres. It is currently a tourist attraction as family activity park with coffee shop, retail units and cinema all housed within the various large stone buildings and the fields that surround them.
- An alternative use for the site and its converted traditional courtyard buildings, is changing their use to around 6 self-contained cottages. These could be sold as residential houses or kept to be rented to form a holiday village type setting.
- A preplanning application has been made and supported by the council in principle. In addition, there is the already converted onsite large owner’s house with private gardens. This could form an excellent opportunity, for 7 letting holiday houses, given the shortage of letting accommodation due to the reduced ferry fares to the Island which has increased visitor numbers markedly and has led to shortage of quality holiday rental available. The surrounding land is very well suited to create even further tourist accommodations such as siting holiday lodges, camping pods or camping site. This would create an amazing much needed holiday village in a peaceful setting with lovely countryside and sea views.
- There is currently 8 units within the courtyard of buildings which house the large Coffee Shop (a former watermill with the very large wheel still in situ), a retail shop selling gifts, a toy/sweet shop and the cinema. There is also a large store and workshop and other retail spaces.
- The Old Byre owners house was converted from one of these former outbuildings in recent times and is of a very good size. It currently has 2 large bedrooms but has scope for a third. It has a very large traditional kitchen open plan to dining space with patio doors to the extensive deck, utility room, 2 bathrooms plus a Master bedroom with additional dressing room and a large en-suite. The living room is of equally large proportions with open fire and lovely private countryside and sea views over the large outside deck area. There is also a good sized garden area with parking spaces.
- Full central heating, modern insulation and double glazing allows for comfortable living giving the benefit of a traditional character property but converted to meet modern building standards.
- There is a large private sweeping driveway and next to the pretty courtyard, is a large duck pond. It also has an expansive deck to appreciate the far reaching uninterrupted views across the valley to the sea.
- Situated in a great private location set back off the only road that crosses the Island allowing a perfect opportunity for passing trade by anyone driving around the Island. Also there is a public bus stop right at the entrance. It situated in a prime location just minutes to some amazing beaches, golf courses and ancient monuments such as Machrie Standing Stones.
- Arran, voted the best Island to visit in Europe, is often called Scotland in minature with amazing mountain ranges sweeping down over heather clad glens which meet the amazing white sandy beaches. It offers some of the most spectacular hill walking in Scotland whilst its seven golf course ensure that tourist and locals alike are well provided with excellent facilities. The Arran Whisky Distillery is another big tourist draw with many tours each day and a chance to sample whisky.
- At the north end of the island the car ferry crosses the Kilbrannan Sound to the Kintyre peninsula giving easy access to Argyll and the highlands and islands.
- The property has open aspect mainly to the west, taking in the sea as well as the northern mountains of Arran. Within the adjacent village of Shiskine is the local primary school.Other amenities in the areas include the excellent sports and leisure facilities at the Kinloch Hotel, including swimming pool, where there are also first class shops, garage, bakery, 12 hole golf course, bowling and tennis facilities and of course, the beautiful Blackwaterfoot beach.
- The main ferry port at Brodick has a good selection of shops, including two supermarkets, the excellent leisure facilities of Auchrannie with its swimming pools, sports hall and spa.
- Other amenities on the island include the distillery at Lochranza, Arran Fine Foods factory in Lamlash ,Arran Brewer and Arran Aromatics.
- With the introduction by the government of the substantially reduced ferry fares the Island is benefiting greatly from the big jump in visitor numbers (44% increase in car on ferries) and more tourist accommodation is needed to meet this demand. Arran is only an hour from Glasgow and 1.5 hours from Edinburgh so its always been a popular draw for family holidays whilst it also means tourists can visit both Arran and go to Edinburgh for the days sightseeing trip.
- Air Conditioning
- Cable TV
- Security Camera