The Moorings, Lochranza is a beautiful two ( or three) bedroom period cottage , nestled along the Shore Road right opposite Lochranza Castle. Beautiful Castle/ Loch views are from every window of the front elevation The property was built in 1908 on the site of a single storey fishing cottage called Hillside. It has been the focus of sympathetic restoration and retains an abundance of features that have been lovingly restored to give the property a warm cosy cottage feel. The majority of original pine has been stripped back through out the property offering exposed floorboards, skirtings , doors and architraves. Of special note are the original doors and windows with antique furnishings and glazing. The authenticity of this cottage is evident and is as much a part of it’s charm as the spectacular location and view in which it is located.
Area Overview: Lochranza can be found to the North of Arran. A very beautiful area famous for it’s Golden Eagles and over friendly Red Deer roaming freely. The village is home for the Award winning Distillery and picturesque Lochranza Castle. Caledonian MacBrayne run a daily service to the mainland from a small slipway in the village . There are several places to eat out, Hotels, Golf Course and a popular campsite. There is also a busy community hall that has multi purpose use for the community all year round. Moorings for both residents and visitors are available at the newly extended pontoon.
The Moorings is a very special cottage, rarely available in such excellent condition. It has a traditional layout, arranged over two storeys and comprises of ample space for entertaining combined with the practicalities needed for a family home.
The ground floor comprises of a main Kitchen Dining room with inglenook fireplace , having a double door cast iron stove inset. A bright red oil burning Rayburn oven / boiler keeps the whole house warm and provides hot water and cooking facilities. There is an external access door from the kitchen area into the garden. Plans are available to extend here to form another reception room/conservatory. Window to front and rear elevation provide an abundance of natural light. A sociable dining area has views over to the castle. The kitchen area is plumbed for washing machine, it has a stainless steel sink with drainer to side. A very sociable family room, sure to be the heart of this home.
Also on the ground floor and of similar dimensions is a lovely lounge with focal point feature fireplace with open hearth for a coal fire. Stripped floor boards and decorative coving. There is a cupboard press in the corner of this room , ideal for storing books etc. Ample space for lounge furniture or indeed, if needed, this room could be utilised as a third bedroom. Windows front and rear provide natural light.
The entrance of the property has double storm doors that open into a small lobby and via a glazed timber door, into the main hall way. The hall provides access to both ground floor rooms, a cloakroom and access to the first floor via a timber staircase.
A useful ground floor cloakroom comprises of a low flush WC, wash hand basin and wall mounted towel rail. Also used as a store room. A window to the rear elevation provides natural light.
Proceeding to the upper level, there are two spacious bedrooms of similar size, both having a dormer window to front and a large Velux window to the rear. Both have delightful, focal point feature fireplaces with cast iron inset fire baskets.
In the space between the two bedrooms is the Family bathroom which comprises of , a white suite with low flush toilet, wash hand basin and bath with electric shower over. Heated towel rail and velux window to front.
The landing of this property is worthy of special note , having a stripped timber staircase with handrail to side. Two rear facing windows provide an abundance of natural light to this space.
The Moorings sits in a private and sheltered position and is approached directly off the main public road through Lochranza. Set back off the main road , its slightly elevated position allows it a good degree of privacy. There is parking to the front of the property and the garden is surrounded by the ever essential deer fence, it is mostly laid to lawn and contains an abundance of mature plants and shrubs , showing their best in the summer months. . The garden is a haven for wildlife and birds, a frequent visitor to the garden is the ever elusive, native red squirrel. Log Store to rear of property .
Sewerage: Septic Tank
Oil Central Heating
Council Tax Band C
Room Dimensions: (please note that some measurements go into the eaves)
Kitchen Dining Area 5m x 3.5m
Lounge Area 5m x 3.5m
Bathroom 2.3m x 2.4m
Master Bedroom 5m x 3.5m
Bedroom 2 5m x 3.5m
Cloakroom 1.8m x 2.4m
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