Set in the sleepy coastal village of Balvicar, Brandon Cottage offers buyers an opportunity to acquire a traditional stone-built cottage sitting under a traditional slate roof with land extending to around 4 acres.
Entrance to the front of the property is from an area of decking and into a combined kitchen and dining room. The glazed entrance floods the room with natural light and creates an ideal place to sit and relax.
A hallway leads from the kitchen and provides access to a single bedroom/study before further access to a spacious lounge, complete with a feature stone fireplace housing a wood burning stove. Further ground floor accommodation is provided by way of a double bedroom, complete with a modern en-suite bathroom.
To the west of the property sits a sizable conservatory, offering views out to the mature gardens. The ground floor is completed by the addition of two utility rooms to the rear of the cottage, accessed from the kitchen and creating the perfect place to store outdoor clothing and walking boots.
The first floor is accessed by the original winding staircase from the kitchen and comprises of two bedrooms and a family bathroom with electric shower. The coombed ceilings on the upper floor give a real sense of character and add to the appeal of the property.
The property is accessed from the road via a sweeping private drive, with parking for several vehicles. Mature gardens surround the cottage, with some larger areas laid to lawn. The garden rises to the rear, with a woodland path and steps leading up the hill to an additional area of land.
There are several stone outbuildings to the rear of the cottage, providing many options for those looking for extra storage and those looking to operate a business from home. One these buildings has previously been used as a dry woodshed.
A detached garage provides workshop and storage space, with the upstairs floor being divided into two rooms, one of which has been used as an art studio in recent times.
A further land parcel of around 5 acres is located across the road and is available under separate negotiation.
Balvicar lies on the Isle of Seil, some 15 miles south of the major West Coast town of Oban. The whole area is one of natural beauty and is perfect for sailors and golfers and for those who just enjoy peace and quiet. The island is easily accessible being connected to the mainland by the famous Bridge over the Atlantic. The bridge is approximately two miles from Balvicar at the village of Clachan Seil where there is a pub, the Tigh an Truish, and a petrol station and shop. Balvicar itself has an active community and a well-stocked licensed grocery shop, a medical centre, a church and a post office. Two miles to the south is the village of Ellenabeich where there are several small shops, a bar and restaurant, village hall and well-respected primary school.
Further services are available in Oban, an expanding port with an attractive sea front and busy harbour, well known as the main Caledonian MacBrayne terminal and gateway to the isles. The town offers a full range of shopping facilities as well as banks and professional offices. There are a number of primary schools, a hospital, a leisure centre and a high school. A school bus service operates from Balvicar to the high school.