We are delighted to give you the opportunity to acquire the finest home on the Island of Arran. If you have ever leafed through a design magazine, you will know that there are certain homes that capture the imagination and just take your breath away. Dalruadh is one of those beautiful, stylish, impressive, but at the same time, a fun, atmospheric and functional place in which you can live life to the full with your friends and family. Dalruadh enjoys a prime location on the shore, allowing awesome views over Lamlash Bay and the Holy Isle. This is an extensive, four bedroom, Victorian red sandstone villa, originally dating from around 1870. Internally, the property has been comprehensively, professionally and sympathetically re-designed, extended and tastefully re-worked in recent years, but still retains many original features. It now offers versatile and unique accommodation, formed over two substantial levels.
This property is as unique as it is beautiful. The traditional building has been carefully maintained both internally and externally, to create fantastic and flexible accommodation. Only a complete viewing will convey its true quality. The bespoke interior offers sophisticated living space, with exquisite, restored period detailing including ornate cornicing, hardwood architraves, carved panels, tiled fireplaces, deep moulded skirtings and wrought iron spindles on the staircase. We experience the nostalgia of 1870 coupled with the best of modern times. The high quality timber windows and doors are just what you would expect.
The property is surrounded by carefully tended and extensive gardens. The front gates beckon you, either out of the sandy beach only yards away or in to the imposing sweeping tarmac drive, which carries you to the mono-bloc paving to the rear of the property, where you can park and breathe. The front garden is mostly laid to lawn with appropriate, mature shrubs and has a small patio area, which has been designed to enjoy the stunning outlook.
The extensive rear garden is also mainly laid to lawn with a copse towards the back, which has a raised area of decking that provides views over the bay and beyond. There is also a vegetable plot and greenhouse. There are a number of adaptable outbuildings, which include a storage shed, coal cellar, wine cellar and a log store with an internal ladder giving access to a floored loft area. A slabbed walkway takes you to the barbecue area, which is adjacent to the bar/summer house (a mystical place for a party) and a small shed which houses the ride-on-mower. A detached garage (with power, light and an electric door) offers a range of uses and offers the potential to convert into additional living accommodation (STPP). The stone dyke wall and fencing define the boundary and offer privacy from surrounding properties.
The subjects are entered via substantial double doors into a bright private entrance vestibule with quarry tile flooring. A further internal glazed door leads through to a large welcoming reception hallway, with the staircase off to the upper landing and access to the principle apartments. The hallway has a large, walk-in storage cupboard offering the perfect spot for hanging jackets and wellingtons. Immediately impressive is the lounge, which is of palatial proportions with both high ceilings and intricate ceiling cornicing and the potential for a range of furniture configurations. The three picture windows to the front aspect offer tremendous views over the bay. The open fireplace, with tiled hearth, is the other key feature of the room. Access can be gained from here to the extended kitchen/breakfast room, which has been fitted to include a good range of contemporary (cream gloss) floor and wall mounted units, with a striking timber work surface, which provides a fashionable and efficient workspace. It further benefits from an integrated oven, microwave, warming drawer, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The central breakfasting island with ceramic hob has rounded corners and is the ideal spot for more informal dining and social gatherings. The cream coloured wood burning stove and solid timber flooring are further features and this room is certain to become the very ‘heart’ of the home. There is a raised breakfasting room, with a tiled floor, providing alternative dining options. Access can be gained from here into the laundry/utility room, which has both floor and wall mounted units and houses the washing machine and tumble dryer. A glazed door opens directly into the rear garden. A handy cloakroom/WC is also located in this zone. A family room is located off the breakfasting room and is sure to be popular with younger members of the family and benefits from French doors opening into the rear garden. The formal dining room has double windows to the front aspect and has similar views to that of the lounge. The open fireplace is a further feature. The ground floor accommodation is completed by the study, which has views over the rear garden and would suit those requiring live/work arrangements. Alternatively, this room could be used as a very comfortable fourth bedroom.
The staircase, with wrought iron spindles, leads to first floor level revealing a bright and airy landing, three substantial bedrooms, a fantastic en-suite bathroom and a dressing room. The master bedroom is the last word in luxury that offers tremendous views over Lamlash bay and gives access to the recently upgraded en-suite bathroom, with a roll top bath and an extra large shower cubicle. The dressing room is adjacent to the master bedroom with bespoke fitted furniture and could also be used as a bedroom if desired. There are two, further double bedrooms, the larger of these has bespoke fitted wardrobes and both offer ample space for additional free standing furniture. The separate shower-room, with pine panelling, creates the perfect ambience in which to unwind. Tremendous views of the surrounding area can be enjoyed from this level.
The specification includes oil central heating, hardwood double glazed windows and a security alarm system for additional peace of mind
McEwan Fraser Legal are of the opinion that to avoid disappointment, an early viewing is absolutely imperative to appreciate the extent, standard and flexibility of accommodation at this beautiful home at such an inviting asking price.
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