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Land North Of Glenmachrie Farm, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, PA42 7AQ

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Oban Office - 01631 566 122

An excellent opportunity to obtain a prime building plot in an elevated position with panoramic sea views over Laggan Bay towards Ireland

To make an enquiry, arrange a viewing or request a free market appraisal of your own property call Andrew Fuller on 01631 566 122 or contact Andrew via Email.



  • Two prime building plots
  • Island location
  • Uninterrupted sea views
  • Elevated position
  • Services close by for connection
  • Additional ground available
  • Each plot is approx. a quarter of an acre
  • Outline planning permission
  • Extending to approximately 0.54 Acres (0.22 Hectares)


Situated on the picturesque island of Islay, the land North of Glenmachrie Farm is offered with planning permission in principle. The elevated, sea-view plots make for an excellent development opportunity to create a family home with far reaching views across the ocean to Northern Ireland.

The site is accessed via a private drive from the main road and is within easy commuting distance from the popular coastal villages of Port Ellen and Bowmore.

Two plots are available at this time however additional land may be available by separate negotiation. The size of each plot is listed below;

• Plot 1 – 0.30 Acres (0.12 Ha)
• Plot 2 – 0.24 Acres (0.10 Ha)

Planning Permission was granted on 23rd March 2018 for the construction of 3 dwelling houses with septic tank on land North of Glenmachrie Farm, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, although only two plots are available at this time. More details on this can be found on the Argyll and Bute Council website using reference 18/00811/PPP. Alternatively, details can be made available from the sole selling agents by request.


The building plots are situated four miles north of Port Ellen and six miles south of Bowmore, lying approximately 500 metres south of Islay Airport with access on private drive from the A846.

Port Ellen is the principal fishing port and ferry terminal on the island with pontoons available for yachts. The other terminal is 18 miles away at Port Askaig. Port Ellen offers shopping facilities, hotels, restaurants, Post Office, Doctor’s surgery, playing fields and a primary school.

The world famous, challenging golf links at Machrie are close by, as is the island’s small airport operating daily flights to Glasgow.

Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Known as “The Queen of the Hebrides”, it lies in Argyll just south west of Jura and around 40 kilometres north of the Northern Irish coast. The island’s capital is Bowmore where there is the distinctive round Kilarrow Parish Church and a distillery.

Bowmore has a charming small village character and with plenty of amenities for the locals and visitors alike. It is in Bowmore pupils complete their Secondary studies at Islay High School whilst the village itself offers a good variety of shops, hotels and restaurants, two banks, Post Office, swimming pool with fitness centre, primary school and the island’s primary Gaelic unit.



The Land at Glenmachrie is located on the Isle of Islay. If arriving at Port Ellen, take the A846 signposted for Bowmore. The plots are located on the left-hand side after 4.5 miles. If arriving on Islay at Port Askaig take the A846 signposted towards Port Ellen and Bowmore. Continue through the village of Bowmore, following signs for Port Ellen. The plots at Glenmachrie are located on the right-hand side after approximately 5.5 miles. Off road parking is available at Glenmachrie Farm, adjacent to the plots.

Important Notice

These sale particulars were prepared on the basis of information provided to us by our clients and/or our local knowledge. Whilst we make every reasonable effort to ensure that they are correct, no warranty or guarantee is given and prospective purchasers should not rely upon them as statements or representations of fact. Furthermore neither Bell Ingram LLP or its partners or employees assume any responsibility therefore. In particular:

  1. prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the structural condition of any buildings or other erections and the state of repair of any services, appliances, equipment or facilities;
  2. any photographs included in these particulars are for general information only and any furniture or contents shown in these photographs are not included in the sale unless this is expressly stated in these particulars; and
  3. any descriptions, measurements or dimensions quoted are approximate only and references to conditions, planning permissions, services, usage, construction, fittings & fixtures and moveable items are for guidance only.