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Machrimore Smithy House, Southend, Campbeltown, Argyll And Bute PA28

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Property description

A delightful 'C' Listed fully refurbished country house in a tranquil rural situation of great natural scenic beauty.
A 'B' Listed former smithy with detailed planning consent and additional 6.49 Acres are available by separate negotiation.

Machrimore Smithy House is a south facing country house of traditional stone construction under a pitched slate roof. The accommodation is light and bright, fully refurbished and laid over two easily managed levels. A fine garden room is at the western side and has extensive windows and French doors overlooking and providing access to the gardens.

An entrance vestibule has delightful flagstones, double outer doors lead to a broad reception hall/dining room with beech flooring, multi fuel burner and open plan staircase to first floor.

An inner door leads to a comfortable sitting room with multi fuel stove and beech flooring. The kitchen is well equipped with access from both dining room and sitting room. The kitchen is easily worked with its casual dining/breakfasting bar is at the side and has feature Velux double windows illuminating the room.
The kitchen provides access to the garden room as well as a rear hall with cupboard housing the heating and hot water valves and with split stable style door, a shower room and wc.

Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and has rich beech flooring.

The staircase is open plan and leads to the first floor landing and on to bedroom 2 with conservation style Velux windows, bedroom 3 with gable and Velux windows, linen stores, bathroom with shower over bath, bedroom 4 or study.

Outer gate to gravel surfaced driveway with stocked beds and borders, iron fencing around the front of the house, level gardens mainly to grass at the rear surrounded by post and wire stock proof fencing.

Additional land could be made available by separate negotiation.

Machrimore is a registered farm, The sgrpid code for Machrimore is 157/0004

Machrimore Smithy House enjoys a delightful tranquil rural situation about 1 mile from Southend village on the southernmost tip of the famous Mull of Kintyre.

The property is set in mature gardens on the banks of the Coniglen Water.

Southend is on the southernmost tip of the 'Mull' of Kintyre and its beautiful white sand beaches are washed by the Gulf Stream which provides the peninsula with a temperate climate. The steep rocky cliffs and moorland of the Mull of Kintyre are inhabited by all kinds of wildlife.

Southend has a church, doctor's surgery, 18 hole golf course, hotel, post office, local provisions store and tea room.

Campbeltown (8.5 miles) is the main shopping town in the area and provides a range of facilities including supermarkets, garages, the award winning 'Aqualibrium' leisure centre, a library, hospital and a cinema. The hospital has an air-ambulance service to the Southern General hospital in Glasgow for emergencies.

There is a primary school at Southend and secondary education at Campbeltown Grammar.

Campbeltown is popular with tourists and also has a variety of hotels and restaurants. The town holds an annual regatta, a week-long music festival and the Mull of Kintyre half marathon.

The coastal village of Tarbert is 38 miles away where there are a number of friendly harbour pubs and restaurants. Tarbert is renowned for hosting the annual Scottish Series Yachting Event, and for its seafood and folk festivals.

Tarbert also has a ferry link to Portavadie which gives access to an alternative route to Glasgow. The nearby Campbeltown airport (11 miles) offers a twice daily return flight to Glasgow International Airport.

Machrihanish is famous for golf. The links course of Machrihanish is of international acclaim and attracts many visitors. There has also recently opened a new 18 hole golf course called the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club. Southend has a challenging 18 hole course (Dunaverty Golf Course) and there are nine hole courses in Carradale and on the island of Gigha. The beach of Machrihanish Bay is well known for windsurfing and surf canoeing.

World class sailing is available with access to either Loch Fyne at Tarbert or the west coast and the Inner Hebrides from West Loch Tarbert. The Crinan Canal also connects Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with Loch Crinan and on to the island of Mull and the Hebrides. The Kennacraig ferry connects the mainland with Islay, Jura and Colonsay.

Productive sea fishing from shore and boat is available locally and there are trout and salmon opportunities by permit in other surrounding rivers and hill lochs.

The countryside is a delight in which to walk or cycle and there is no shortage of scenic routes and places of archaeological and historical interest to visit.

The islands of Davaar and Gigha are nearby and are steeped in history, with stunning scenery and landscapes and attract an abundance of wildlife.
A walkway called the Kintyre Way was completed in 2006 and stretches from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Southend in the south and criss-crosses the peninsula, connecting communities and landscape, people and produce. The Kintyre Way is 89 miles long in total and with four to seven days' worth of walking. There is serious hiking and gentle rambles, all of which bring home the beautiful reality that is Kintyre.

Mains water supply, lpg wet under floor heating to ground floor level, radiators at first floor, double glazing, private septic tank drainage.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Machrimore Smithy (Lot 2)
Is a delightful historic listed Smithy building with a very pretty arched entrance to a former shoeing shop and furnace/foundry room. The building is of substantial stone construction under a slated roof.

A range of former livestock, feed stores and general purpose outbuildings all of which require renovation are adjacent to Machrimore Smithy.

Detailed planning permission is in place to develop into a new three bedroomed home. Planning reference 13/00698/pp.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow city centre travel in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Leave the motorway at J30 following signs for Erskine Bridge. Proceed over bridge turning left onto the A82. Remain on the A82 for 25 miles going up Loch Lomond side. Bear left at Tarbet on to the A83. Remain on the A83 for 61 miles passing through Inveraray, Furnace, Minard, Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig before arriving in Tarbert.

Continue through Tarbert on the A83 following signs for Campbeltown. Travel through Campbeltown and south on the B842 towards Southend for about 7.2 miles before turning left on the minor road marked for Pennyseorach. Continue along the minor road for 0.3 miles to find Machrimore Smithy House and Machrimore Smithy on the left hand side.

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Market activity
Average price paid £87,585 Sales 95 Current average value £124,709 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £2,473 ▲ 2.02%

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Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £221,466 £147 3.5 £175,722
Semi-detached £108,671 £108 2.8 £79,312
Terraced £92,729 £125 2.6 £66,050
Flats £82,052 £101 2.1 £57,607

Current asking prices in PA28

Average: £97,451
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Houses - £140,000
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Low Askomil £284,099
Machrihanish, Campbeltown PA28 £252,360
High Askomil £244,400
Kilkerran Road £220,360
Southend, Campbeltown PA28 £200,020
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Queen Street 28.1%
Isleview 25.0%
Dell Road 24.3%
Burnside Street 24.3%

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Nearby transport

  • Islay Airport (34.8 miles)
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport (42.9 miles)
  • George Best Belfast City Airport (49.8 miles)
  • Campbeltown Ferry Terminal (7.0 miles)
  • Tayinloan Ferry Terminal (23.1 miles)
  • Lamlash Arran Ferry Landing (24.6 miles)

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  • Southend Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • Drumlemble Primary School (6.6 miles)
  • Castlehill Primary School (6.7 miles)
  • Campbeltown Grammar School (6.5 miles)
  • Arran High School (24.1 miles)
  • Girvan Academy (31.1 miles)
  • Invergarven School (30.9 miles)
  • Tarbert Academy (38.1 miles)
  • Seafield School (39.1 miles)
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Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 22,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
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Gas £52 Electricity £66 Estimated energy cost £118/mo

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Gas: 21600 kWh/year
Electricity: 5300 kWh/year

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Estimated tax band E Council tax cost £159 /mo
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