***CLOSING FOR OFFERS ON TUESDAY 21ST JUNE AT 12 NOON*** The property enjoys a fine prominent and elevated site overlooking the bay of Loch Leòdamais the natural harbour opening to the west between the headlands of Rubha Glas and Rubha a' Chuinnlein, the pretty village of Port Ellen lies around the bay.
The accommodation is laid out over two easily managed levels and requires a total programme of modernisation and upgrading, which when completed, will make for a lovely permanent family home as well as the not insignificant prospect of becoming a second holiday home or an income producing self-catering holiday investment property.
While the property requires work, there is evidence of preserved original features throughout the property.
Outer front door to entrance vestibule, inner front door to hallway, sitting room with front and side facing windows, feature fireplace, dining room with rear and side facing windows, feature fireplace, kitchen, rear vestibule and door to rear gardens.
Staircase to first floor landing, family bathroom, bedroom 1 with window to front, feature fireplace, bedroom 2 with window to School Street, feature fireplace, bedroom 3 with window to rear gardens, wc.
Via steps located at the front of the property to a level lawn area and access to property front door. The front gardens are low maintenance by design and laid to lawn and bound by heading and a raised stone wall. The rear gardens are accessed off School Street, steps lead to a mature level lawn area/drying green, all of which is bound by a mature hedge and a post and rail fence.
Tigh-an-Rudha is a handsome semi-detached type property of exposed stone construction and under a tiled roof. The property enjoys a fine prominent and elevated site overlooking Leodamas Bay the natural harbour opening to the west between the headlands of Rubha Glas and Rubha a' Chuinnlein, the pretty village of Port Ellen lies around the bay.
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 Atlantic Ocean is the seascape and the next western land mass is Newfoundland, Canada on its eastern seaboard.
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. Port Ellen also has a Post Office.
For schooling, Port Ellen, Port Charlotte, Keills, 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 (18.7 miles) is to the north east of the island and also has a ferry crossing to Kennacraig and Jura.
The Islands airport is 5.5 miles distant and offers regular flights to Glasgow.
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 4 miles from Tigh-an-Rudha. 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.
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 ferry terminal, proceed off the ferry due east at the roundabout take the first left hand exit onto School Street to find Tigh-an-Rudha on your left hand side.
From Port Askaig head west on the A846 for circa 8.3 miles, turn left onto the B8016 for a further 9.1 miles, upon entering Port Ellen, turn right and travel for circa 1.3 miles to find Tigh-an-Rudha on your right hand side.
Alternatively, there are regular flights from Glasgow Airport to Islay Airport.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tigh-an-Rudha is in Band D and the amount of council tax payable for 2020/2021 is £1887.20 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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Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident out with the United Kingdom must be accompanied by a guarantee from a bank that is acceptable to the seller.