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The Old Smiddy, Kirkmaiden

Standing on a slightly elevated and sheltered site this stunning house and garden have been thoughtfully designed and set out to take full advantage of the wonderful rural surroundings and the superb northward view across farmland and taking in Luce Bay.

The house was built in 2006 for our clients. The property was formerly the site of an old smiddy (blacksmith’s) which would have its origins dating to circa 1800’s. The smiddy has long since gone and in its place is this beautifully presented detached house, landscaped garden, large double garage and car port.

The house is configured all on the level on a foot print extending to approximately 1969 ft² (gross internal area). A good balance of accommodation is provided comprising: Entrance Vestibule with windows to front and double glazed uPVC front door. There is a timber and glass inner door which affords access to the hall. The Hall provides access off to all principal rooms. There are two built in cupboards, one of which houses the electrical switch gear. The Living Room is a light and airy principal space with windows front and side. The front windows are floor to ceiling to take full advantage of the superb view. There is a living flame gas fire fitted within a quartz fascia and hearth with oak over mantle. Wall lights. Double timber and glass doors open through to the garden room. The Garden Room is glazed on three aspects. This room has double height ceiling (12’5” from floor to apex) and this gives a real feeling of space. There are two Velux windows. From the garden room there are double glazed patio doors providing access to patio and garden. The Dining Room with window to side is accessed by way of double timber and glass doors from the hall. Although utilised as a dining room at present this space could easily be adapted to provide further bedroom accommodation if required. The Kitchen affords ample space for dining. The kitchen is equipped with an excellent range of oak cabinets which extend at base and wall mounted levels and which further incorporate an integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is a slot in range style stove and directly over is a stainless steel and glass extractor canopy. Tiled splash backs around worktops and there are accent lights over the work surface areas. From the kitchen there as a door off to the utility room which in turn has a window to rear and a double glazed uPVC door to rear. There are base and wall mounted units in the utility room as well as the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. There is a dryer and washing machine.

The Master Bedroom with window to front has two built in wardrobes. There is a door off to the en-suite which has window to side and is further fitted with a shower stall with mixer shower, wash hand basin and wc. Bedroom 2 has window to rear. From the bedroom there is a door to an en-suite with window to rear and with fittings which comprise shower stall with mixer shower unit, wash hand basin and wc. Bedroom 3 has window to front and has a built in wardrobe. Completing the accommodation is the family bathroom. This room has window to rear and has fittings which comprise bath, wash hand basin and wc.

The interior of the house is attractively presented and in excellent decorative order. Skirtings, architraves and doors are in oak. Underfloor central heating is by of oil and windows are double glazed in uPVC casements with the exception of those windows which are Velux, these being in timber casements. There is an excellent loft space accessed at present by way of pull down ladder from a ceiling hatch in the hall . The loft could afford further development opportunities subject to obtaining the appropriate local authority consent and architectural advice.

This is a beautiful home in delightful surroundings at the south end of the Rhins peninsula, an ideal locality for those looking for a change of life style, excellent scenery, clean air and no traffic congestion. Viewing is highly recommended.

Offers around  £350,000

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