The Sheiling, Lamlash, Isle Of Arran, Ayrshire

  • 3 receptions
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms

    Offers Over £320,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A wonderfully sited detached house with lovely overspill accommodation in a situation of great natural scenic beauty overlooking Lamlash Bay and the Holy Isle.


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Property Description

The Sheiling is a delightful detached house of white painted render finish under a mixture of pitch slate and flat mineral felt roofs.

The house has been in same continuous ownership for some 48 years and has been well cared for and professionally maintained. The house has a distinctive garden room at its front elevation from where there are first class views across the bay to the Holy Isle beyond.

An entrance leads to the garden room where there are picture windows on all sides. A small entrance vestibule gives way to the reception hallway leading on to the main sitting room with bay window and open fire, a good sized dining room leads to a well equipped kitchen before reaching the rear lobby (hallway) with oil boiler and access to a useful wc and the rear courtyard (with access to gardens and oil boiler as well as a useful wc/shower room).

From main reception hall a retractable Ramsay type ladder leads to a fully floored and lined attic room with dormer window formation to front.

To the immediate rear of The Sheiling is a charming chalet which provides delightful overspill accommodation in a chalet which comprises open plan bed sitting and kitchen room with en suite shower and wc.

Solid fuel and coal store, plumbed utility and freezer room, garage.

Double front lawn bounded by privet hedge with central gravel pathway, garden plants include Yuccas, date-type palms, pampas grass, Fuchsias and a Kilmarnock willow (weeping pear). A secluded patio is neatly set under a flowering cherry canopy. Gravel rear driveway to flagstone rear courtyard.

The Sheiling is situated in a prime mature residential pocket in the pretty coastal village of Lamlash on the eastern side of the popular west coast of Scotland island of Arran.

Lamlash is an attractive village with a fine range of local shops and convenience stores which easily cater for everyday needs and requirements.

Lamlash primary school is in the village as is the Island's High School, which has an excellent reputation, and both are within comfortable walking distance.

The village has a post office, a local church, a newsagent, a chemist, medical centre, a Co-op mini supermarket, an ironmonger, jewellery maker and soft furnishers. It also has the Island's Hospital and Council Administrative Offices. Brodick is about 3 miles to the north of Lamlash and is the island capital; it has two larger Co-Op supermarkets and a good range of other shops and further professional services. The village of Lamlash has 2 hotels (The Glenisle and the Lamlash Bay Hotel), 2 pubs (The Drift Inn and The Pierhead Tavern) and 2 tearooms (Made in Arran and The Old Pier Tearoom).

A frequent bus service runs around and across the island and at Lochranza there is the ferry terminus to Claonaig on Kintyre.

Brodick is the port from which a regular daily sailing service by Caledonian MacBrayne leads to the mainland at Ardrossan. Ardrossan has a main line rail station, with trains to Glasgow that connect with the ferry times, and is approximately 30 miles from Glasgow City Centre.

Prestwick International Airport is 16 miles to the south of Ardrossan with Glasgow International Airport 24 miles east of Ardrossan.

Arran is some 20 miles long and 10 miles wide and offers some of the most spectacular and beautiful scenery in Scotland, ranging from the rugged granite ridges in the north, dominated by Goatfell (2,866 feet) to the undulating plains and valleys in the south. A good road encircles the island for 56 miles whilst two others cross from east to west. Activities include;

Walks - Arran provides unsurpassed walks and rambles, including more demanding rock climbs.

Riding & Trekking - Pony trekking is available at Brodick, Blackwaterfoot and Kilmory.

Fishing - Burn, loch and sea angling is available to the public. For shore fishers there are miles of easily accessible beaches where good sport may be enjoyed.

Golf - There are seven golf courses on the island. Competitions are run regularly throughout the year at most of the courses.

Bowling & Tennis - Bowling greens are open to visitors at Brodick, Lamlash and Whiting Bay. Tennis courts are available at most villages.

Boat Hiring - Rowing boats and dinghies are available for hire at Brodick, Lamlash and Whiting Bay.

Cycle Hire - Cycles can be hired in most of the main villages.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow City Centre, leave the city heading West on the M8 motorway. After around 9 miles take junction 28A following signs Irvine on the A737. Continue on the A737 bypassing Beith and heading towards Dalry. Leave Dalry on the B780 following signs for West Kilbride. After 2.7 miles turn left continuing on the B780 following signs for Ardrossan. Turn left at the junction with the A78. After 200 yards turn right onto Glasgow Street, continue down through Glasgow Street and through the traffic lights to the Caledonian MacBrayne terminal.

On arrival in Brodick, from the boat, turn left onto the A841 heading south for Lamlash. Once down the hill and into the village turn left along shore road with the sea now on your right hand side. Proceed along shore road for 0.3 miles to find The Sheiling on the left hand side at the corner of the junction with Marnaheglish Road - locally known as Hospital Road.