Property SummaryA 'B' Listed former smithy with detailed planning consent in a rural situation of great natural beauty. Additional 6.49 Acres for sale by seperate negoitiation.
Charming historic Smithy building with pretty arched entrance, currently two main rooms, detailed planning consent to develop into a three bedroomed home. Intended dedicated entrance from minor road to gravel yard broadly level gardens to riverbank. Single bank fishing over the western bank of the Coniglen Water (circa 46m). Plans are available on request from the selling agent.
Gardens: Intended dedicated entrance from minor road to gravel driveway and sweep at the front of the Smithy further gardens to grass leading to riverbank.
Land: 0.36 acre and additional land up to 7 acres by separate negotiation.
Machrimore Smithy enjoys a delightful tranquil rural situation about 1 mile from Southend village on the southernmost tip of the famous Mull of Kintyre.
The property is set in mature gardens on the banks of the Coniglen Water.
Southend is on the southernmost tip of the 'Mull' of Kintyre and its beautiful white sand beaches are washed by the Gulf Stream which provides the peninsular with a temperate climate. The steep rocky cliffs and moorland of the Mull of Kintyre are inhabited by all kinds of wildlife.
Southend has a church, doctor's surgery, 18 hole golf course, hotel, post office, local provisions store and tea room.
Campbeltown (8.5 miles) is the main shopping town in the area and provides a range of facilities including supermarkets, garages, the award winning 'Aqualibrium' leisure centre, a library, hospital and a cinema. The hospital has an air-ambulance service to the Southern General hospital in Glasgow for emergencies.
There is a primary school at Southend and secondary education at Campbeltown Grammar.
Campbeltown is popular with tourists and also has a variety of hotels and restaurants. The town holds an annual regatta, a week-long music festival and the Mull of Kintyre half marathon.
The coastal village of Tarbert is 38 miles away where there are a number of friendly harbour pubs and restaurants. Tarbert is renowned for hosting the annual Scottish Series Yachting Event, and for its seafood and folk festivals.
Tarbert also has a ferry link to Portavadie which gives access to an alternative route to Glasgow. The nearby Campbeltown airport (11 miles) offers a twice daily return flight to Glasgow International Airport.
Machrihanish is famous for golf. The links course of Machrihanish is of international acclaim and attracts many visitors. There has also recently opened a new 18 hole golf course called the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club. Southend has a challenging 18 hole course (Dunaverty Golf Course) and there are nine hole courses in Carradale and on the island of Gigha. The beach of Machrihanish Bay is well known for windsurfing and surf canoeing.
World class sailing is available with access to either Loch Fyne at Tarbert or the west coast and the Inner Hebrides from West Loch Tarbert. The Crinan Canal also connects Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with Loch Crinan and on to the island of Mull and the Hebrides. The Kennacraig ferry connects the mainland with Islay, Jura and Colonsay.
Productive sea fishing from shore and boat is available locally and there are trout and salmon opportunities by permit in other surrounding rivers and hill lochs.
The countryside is a delight in which to walk or cycle and there is no shortage of scenic routes and places of archaeological and historical interest to visit.
The islands of Davaar and Gigha are nearby and are steeped in history, with stunning scenery and landscapes and attract an abundance of wildlife.
A walkway called the Kintyre Way was completed in 2006 and stretches from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Southend in the south and criss-crosses the peninsula, connecting communities and landscape, people and produce. The Kintyre Way is 89 miles long in total and with four to seven days' worth of walking. There is serious hiking and gentle rambles, all of which bring home the beautiful reality that is Kintyre.
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 onto 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.
Continue through Tarbert on the A83 following signs for Campbeltown. Travel through Campbeltown and south on the B842 towards Southend for about 7.2 miles before turning left on the minor road marked for Pennyseorach. Continue along the minor road for 0.3 miles to find Machrimore Smithy on the left hand side.