Cottages Offer A Skipness, Hop and Jump To Dream Home

by Vickie Henry

Friday, September 19th, 2014

House hunters looking for a blank canvas to carve their dream home in one of Scotland’s most tranquil settings are in luck as two next-door cottages have come onto the market.

Lounge Rose CottageRose Cottage West and Fairfield Cottage are two former estate worker’s cottages which boast all of their traditional, rural features – giving buyers the ideal starting point to create their dream holiday get-away or home.

Both properties, in the village of Skipness around 12 miles from Tarbert in Argyllshire, are in need of modernisation, giving perspective buyers the chance to develop the properties to their choosing.

With views across the sea to Arran and the surrounding countryside, both properties are on the market with local Estate Agents and Surveyors Bell Ingram with Rose Cottage West accepting offers over £90,000 and Fairfield Cottage offers over £120,000.

Hugh Nicol of Bell Ingram’s Oban office said: “Rose Cottage West and Fairfield Cottage are fantastic properties with great potential for renovation.

“Not only are they both in an enviable, tranquil location but they also boast spacious interiors and well-maintained gardens.

“The town of Skipness itself is also extremely popular with holiday-makers and families looking to be part of a thriving community including a local primary school, shops, village hall and fantastic transport links.

“The larger of the two properties, Fairfield Cottage already has attractive wooden floors throughout the property with Edwardian cast iron fireplaces in both first floor bedrooms,

“In addition to the spacious rooms in each property, the surrounding gardens require very little upkeep but also have potential for any green-fingered buyers keen to get stuck in and transform it to their very own Eden.”

Fairfield Cottage, a detached stone and part rendered cottage, comes complete with a sitting room, two further reception rooms, two ground floors bedrooms, a kitchen, utility room, one bathroom plus two first floor bedrooms.

Rose Cottage West is a semi-detached cottage with two reception rooms, a kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms on the first floor and ample storage.

Skipness, situated on the east cost of the northern end of Kintyre, is well known for its 12th century castle and chapel as well as its thriving close-knit community. The renowned Sea Food Cabin, a local restaurant famed for its fresh fish, also attracts food-lovers from across the globe.There are regular transport links to neighbouring Tarbert and Glasgow twice a day and there is a ferry from nearby Claonaig to Arran as well as ferries from Campbeltown to Aryshire and Northern Ireland.  There is also a twice daily air link to Glasgow from Campbeltown Airport.

The area enjoys opens access is open, meaning there is no restriction on where to walk or roam around the area with Sandy Bay, a short walk from the properties, providing beautiful sandy beaches ready to explore.

Hugh Nicol added: “The location of these properties is ideal for holiday-makers or families keen to set up home in a very welcoming village.Rose Cottage Landscape

“From the local village hall to endless wildlife to be explored, Skipness is perfect for anyone looking to escape hectic city life and settle down somewhere a bit closer to nature and truly immerse themselves in community life.”

If you are interested in viewing this property or would like to know more about the properties, contact Bell Ingram’s Oban office on 01631 566122.

Established 112 years ago, Bell Ingram has 130 professional staff across 11 UK offices, including chartered surveyors, estate and forestry managers, architects, building surveyors, Tourism and green energy specialists.

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