Carradales, a multi-award winning boutique guest house on the Kintyre Peninsula, has come on the market.
Built in 1892 for the minister of the new Free Church of Scotland by renowned architect HE Clifford of Glasgow, Carradales had been under the management of Maurice Whelan and Steve Reed, a period during which it received numerous awards, including the prestigious five-star award from the Scottish Tourist Board.
Agent Bell Ingram said the property was priced at over £625,000
Situated in the picturesque Argyll village of Carradale, the Victorian property has been recently refurbished to ‘an impeccably high standard and offers luxurious accommodation over two levels’.
Andrew Fuller, of Bell Ingram’s Oban office, said: “This is a very special property and certainly not one we would see coming to market very often.
“It is currently operated as a successful guest house, but given its popular location it would also be suitable as a family home or holiday rental property. Interest is likely to be high and early viewing is highly recommended.
The property has a porch leading to the central hall. On the left, the living room, with a characteristic bay window framing the unobstructed view of the surrounding countryside. The room also features an open fire set in a heavy cast iron fire frame.
Adjacent to the living room, the formal dining room also has views over the countryside rear gardens. A combination of high ceilings, well-specified finishes and quirky features such as an intricate decorative cornice “give the room a feel of opulence, the perfect place for guests to experience the delicious selection of local dishes”.
The agent said: “The kitchen is located at the end of the hallway and features a range of stylish gray wall and floor units, complemented by a contrasting wooden worktop.
“A double guest bedroom is located on the ground floor, with a stylish en-suite bathroom with a free-standing bath, an integrated shower and a two-part bathroom. A separate WC is also located on the ground floor. floor, accessible from the hallway.”
The agent said the upper floor is accessible by a characteristic wooden staircase, leading from the hallway. A half-landing provides an “unusual seating area”.
The three guest bedrooms on the upper floor are all accessible from a central landing and each benefit from an en-suite bathroom.
A fifth bedroom is used as the owner’s accommodation, also with an en-suite shower room. All bathrooms have electric underfloor heating, as does the downstairs cloakroom.
A service staircase leads to the lower floor, exiting close to the laundry room. A large storage cupboard is accessible from the staircase, with additional storage space available under the main staircase.
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