A very pretty mid-terraced cottage with breath-taking views to Ireland and the Isle of Orsay.
34 Bay View is a very pretty mid-terraced cottage of white painted render finish under a dark grey slate roof and offers breath-taking uninterrupted views across the sea to Ireland and the Isle of Orsay.
The cottage has been sensitively renovated throughout and is perfect and well set up for comfortable principal family living, Islay is also a well-known west of Scotland holiday and short break destination and so offers considerable scope as a second or holiday home or as an income producing self-catering holiday home investment proposition.
Via an outer front door to entrance porch/cloaks, inner split stable door to welcoming sitting room with log burning stove, window to front showcasing spectacular water views, open plan to kitchen area, informal breakfasting bar, stable door to rear door exit, bedroom 1 with window to front, linen cupboard housing electrical switch gear, cupboard housing hot water tank, family bathroom with shower enclosure, bedroom 2 (master) with wash hand basin, window to rear.
Natural front gardens which are sloping and have natural rocky outcrops. In all, the gardens extend to about 0.08 acres, and from its vantage point there are outstanding views to the sea to Ireland and the Isle of Orsay. The current owner has advised that seals can be spotted most days within a short walk from the property.
Pedestrian access to rear door of property.
Off Street parking is available at the property.
34 Bay View is a very pretty mid-terraced cottage and offers breath-taking uninterrupted views across the sea to Ireland and the Isle of Orsay.
The Atlantic Ocean is the seascape and the next western land mass is Newfoundland, Canada on its eastern seaboard. 34 Bay View is about 7 miles from Port Charlotte which has a post office and well stocked general store, and 14 miles from Bridgend where there is a first class and well stocked local general provisions store. Co-op mini supermarkets are located in Bowmore and Port Ellen and with the advent of click and collect some of the mainland supermarkets offer a delivery service to the island. There is also a shop in Portnahaven less than a mile away which sells basic provisions and newspapers.
For schooling, Port Charlotte, Keills, Port Ellen and Bowmore have primary schools and Bowmore is home to Islay Secondary school. Bowmore is also where the island hospital is to be found, Port Ellen has a ferry link to Kennacraig which gives access to the mainland. Port Askaig (21.8 miles) is to the north east of the island and also has a ferry crossing to Kennacraig and Jura.
The Islands airport is 21.9 miles distant and offers regular flights to Glasgow.
Port Ellen, Islays main deep water harbour, was founded in 1821 by Walter Frederick Campbell and built around Leodamas Bay. The town is the second largest on Islay after Bowmore and is situated in a sheltered part of the island.
A prominent building of Port Ellen is the former whisky distillery, now Port Ellen Maltings. Here most of the malts are produced for the majority of the distilleries on the island. Islay is steeped in ancient history and most parts of the island hold a varied and interesting range of Archaeological sites covering the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age periods as well as more recent examples of human settlement. Islay is the most southerly of the Hebridean islands and benefits from mild climates created by the Gulf Stream.
The island is a combination of dramatic sea cliffs, mountain moorland, and sweeping sandy bays bordered by sea water and the machair which is the low lying and highly fertile area of grassy ground between the beach and the peat bogs further inland. The machair is a haven for wildlife and attracts a great deal of ecological and conservational attention. The island is world famous for its nine working distilleries and the now well established Islay Festival of music and malt occurs at the end of May each year and draws people from all over the world. Islay is also famed for its wildlife, the island has managed herds of wild red deer, there are otters and the island has establishing pairs of white tailed eagles.
An annual event is the arrival to the island of some 50,000 barnacle geese and other species as they arrive from Greenland to winter in the milder climes of western Scotland. The RSPB have reserves with resident wardens on the island and there are regular reports and sightings of some rare bird species including choughs and corncrake which both breed on Islay.
As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Islay is no different, the internationally famous Machrie Golf Links designed by Willie Campbell is about 25.4 miles from 34 Bay View. Productive sea fishing from shore and boat is available locally and there are trout and salmon opportunities by permit in surrounding rivers and hill lochs. Managed game shooting and stalking are also available on the island. The countryside is some of the most scenically attractive on the west coast of Scotland, it is a delight to walk or cycle or simply just to enjoy the peace, tranquillity and flora and fauna of the island.
Argyll & Bute Council
Mains water supply, mains drainage, electric night storage heaters supported by the log burning stove, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
34 Bay View is in Band C and the amount of council tax payable for 2020/2021 is £1614.08 including water and sewerage charges.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential telephone 0141 225 3880.
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers will probably be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.
Fixtures and fittings
All items normally known as tenants fixtures and fittings, including garden ornaments and statuary, are specifically excluded from the sale. However, certain items, including furniture may be available to a purchaser in addition, by separate negotiation.
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From Glasgow city centre travel in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Leave the motorway at J30 following signs for Erskine Bridge. Proceed over bridge turning left on to the A82. Remain on the A82 for 25 miles going up Loch Lomond side. Bear left at Tarbet on to the A83. Remain on the A83 for 61 miles passing through Inveraray, Furnace, Minard, Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig before arriving in Tarbert. At Tarbert continue south on the A83 for a further 5 miles, arrive at Kennacraig Ferry Terminal.
From Port Ellen head north-east, follow the B8016 and A847 for circa 25.1 miles, upon entering Port Wemyss, turn left and travel for circa 0.3 miles to find 34 Bay View on your right hand side.
From Port Askaig head south on the A846 for circa 7.6 miles, turn right onto the A847 for a further 14.3 miles, upon entering Port Wemyss, turn left and travel for circa 0.3 miles to find 34 Bay View on your right hand side.
Alternatively, there are regular flights from Glasgow Airport to Islay Airport.