2,248 sq ft(208.85 sq m)
Offers over £650,000

Porta Leacach HouseKildonan, Isle of Arran, KA27 8SD

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Detached family home in a beautiful waterside location
  • Recently refurbished to an exacting standard
  • Sought after coastal location with stunning views
  • Stone built steading with development potential
  • Wonderful gardens and paddocks
  • Around 32 acres in all

One of the most unique country homes on the Isle of Arran with stunning panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde.

About this property

  • Porta Leacach House occupies a prime coastal position which is reached by a shared drive that leads from the main road down to the water's edge. The setting is rare for the island, and this is one of very few properties which are on the water side of the main road, giving direct access to the spectacular coastline.

    The property was built in 1896 as a traditional Scottish farmhouse and has since been sensitively refurbished and extended by our clients to create a wonderful home. Set over two floors, the property offers a flexible layout ideal for family living and entertaining, with modern fixtures and fittings complementing a host of period features.

    The property can be entered from the front porch and side vestibule, both opening onto a welcoming reception hallway which leads to the main living accommodation. The front porch has glass on three sides and is a fantastic spot to enjoy the wonderful coastal views. The principal reception rooms are to the front of the property and take full advantage of the views on offer. The drawing room benefits from a dual aspect from two windows with lovely panelling surround and a feature fireplace. The dining room provides ample space for a large dining table and chairs, with a door off leading into the study.

    The large family kitchen is at the heart of the property. The kitchen is fully equipped with a range of wall and base units, a dark blue Aga, island unit and plenty of space for a dining table and chairs. A large utility room and porch are located off the kitchen, with the porch giving access to the rear gardens. A pantry and WC complete the lower accommodation.

    The master bedroom is located on the first floor and is flooded with light from four windows. There is a spacious en suite shower room. A second double bedroom has wonderful views to the front of the property and an en suite shower room. Three further bedrooms share a family bathroom.


    The property benefits from a number of useful outbuildings. There is a large timber built shed which provides plenty of space for garden storage. There is a stone built L-shaped steading which is in a semi-derelict state. There is the potential to develop this into additional accommodation, or two self-catering holiday lets, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

    Gardens and grounds

    The property is set within around 32 acres of its own land. There are wonderful gardens which surround the property to both sides and to the rear. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with an area for growing fruit and vegetables. There is a stone patio area to the west of the house, which provides a perfect sunny spot for a table and chairs. A gravel driveway provides parking space for a number of cars.

    There are several paddocks to the south and east of the property.

    Shore front
    The property benefits from access to the shore with the southern boundary being the high tide point.

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Porta Leacach is extremely unique for Arran, with acres of land, development potential and, most importantly, direct access to the shore without crossing a road. There is not another house like it on the island.

Jamie McNeillProperty agent

Local information

  • Porta Leacach House is situated in an unusually private coastal setting on the southern tip of the Isle of Arran, at the edge of the village of Kildonan.
  • Kildonan has a fantastic white sand beach and stunning views over the Ayrshire coastline to the island of Pladda amd Ailsa Craig. The village hall is the main hub and there is a post office and the Kildonan Hotel, which has a restaurant and bar. Kildonan Castle is within a short walk of the property and the area is a haven for wildlife, including otters and seals.
  • Nearby Whiting Bay provides a wider range of services including newsagent, post office, pharmacy, café/bar and bistro, hardware store and a farm shop. There is also a craft outlet and art gallery as well as an 18 hole golf course. Primary schooling is available in the village and there is a new high school at Lamlash. The surrounding area provides some of Arran's most scenic walks, not only along the shoreline but also through the forest to the Glenashdale Falls.
  • The Isle of Arran is Scotland's most southerly island and is also one of the most easily accessible. Approximately 60 miles round, it has some of the finest sandy beaches, excellent walking and rambling and both sea and trout fishing. Tourist attractions include Arran Aromatics, the Arran Heritage Museum, the Lochranza Distillery and Brodick Castle. The island is often referred to as “Scotland in miniature”, as it is divided into highland and lowland areas by the Highland Boundary Fault. It is a popular destination for geologists, due to the substantial volcanic activity around 16 million years ago in the Tertiary period. There are many stone circles and standing stones dating from Neolithic times, including those on Machrie Moor and the Giants' Graves above Whiting Bay.
  • There are seven golf courses on the island and Porta Leacach House is well situated for access to Whiting Bay Golf Club and Lamlash Golf Club.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Glasgow head west via the M8 and A737 to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal. A frequent ferry service runs between Ardrossan and Brodick, which takes approximately 55 minutes. From Brodick Ferry Terminal take a left onto the A841. Continue for approximately 10 miles, through Lamlash and Whiting Bay, before taking a left signposted Kildonan. After 0.6 miles, turn left onto a private road. Continue to the end of the road, staying left at the fork, until you reach Porta Leacach House on the shoreline.
  • EPC Rating = E