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