The Ice House, Crinan Ferry, Kilmartin, Lochgilphead, PA31 8QH

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  • Lochgilphead

A unique opportunity to acquire a wonderful waterfront plot and historic Ice House, set in a prominent location close to the coastal village of Crinan, a place of stunning beauty and historical significance.

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Dating back to the early 19th century, the Ice House at Crinan offers a rare opportunity to acquire one acre of coastal land in a highly sought after location on a peninsula on the edge of Loch Crinan. A Victorian Ice House is situated on the land, a project which featured in George Clarke’s Restoration Man TV series. The Ice House benefits from the addition of a stunning frameless ice like ‘light loft’ to the south gable fitted with bespoke, reinforced and heated glass walls, door and glass floor, keeping it warm throughout the year.

The remainder of the building, originally constructed from local stone with a stunning barrel-vaulted ceiling under a turf roof, offers scope for development and previously benefitted from planning permission under reference (03/01634/DET) and listed building consent (03/00672/LIB). It is understood that the original planning was withdrawn and a new application is currently in progress for a detached, residential property.

The present owner has created internal window and door openings as well as a door opening at first floor level linking the light loft to the main building. Adjacent to this opening is the original square loading hatch through which the ice was fed. The Ice House can also be entered at street level via the north gable where a door opens into a chamber thought to have been used to wash and pack the fish. From here, the interior opens up into the main body of the structure with light loft beyond.

Access to the site is via a sloping drive accessed by wooden gates, opening up onto a grassy area to the front. The Ice House is surrounded by mature gardens with a number of elevated terraces, including one with a hot tub installed, the perfect place to relax and take in the stunning, far reaching coastal views.

At ground level, the garden meets an extensive stretch of private foreshore on the tidal estuary of the River Add fed by Loch Crinan, offering direct water access and a superb launching area for small boats, kayaks or canoes. Bordering the eastern boundary is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). Close to the property is a public slipway suitable for launching a larger boat and opposite the property public access to a sandy beach.

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Crinan is located on the coast, around 7 miles north west of the popular town of Lochgilphead. If travelling from Oban, take the A816 heading south towards Lochgilphead. After around 28 miles, turn right onto the B8025. Follow the road for around 2.2 miles before turning right at the crossroads.

Continue along the road for around ½ a mile before following the road round to the left. Continue along the road to the 1.2 miles where you will find The Ice House located on the left hand side, marked by a Bell Ingram sale board. Parking is available just outside the property entrance.

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