Carraig Mhor is a unique modern, double split-level BUNGALOW, built in 1973. The property lies just outside Port Ellen along the road leading to Kilnaughton and The Oa. The property enjoys a superb southerly outlook directly over Port Ellen Bay. Indeed, the carefully managed garden grounds included with Carraig Mhor of about 1.2 acre extend down to the shore line. The house itself is a little unusual in that it has split levels to both sides. The construction is cavity brick to eaves level. A garage, currently used as workshop forms the east end of the house. A further extension was added by the present owners on the west side of the house in 1996. The property has its own direct vehicle entry from the The Oa road. The grounds include a delightful log cabin, offering a variety of uses, with electrics provided, just above the shore line.
Carraig Mhor is south facing, with super outlook, including views to Kintyre and Northern Ireland. The house is fully double glazed and includes two sets of patio doors to the front. The main front door was taken away in the mid 1990s and the original front porch is now in use as a mini-study or work station. The main entry to the house is therefore now directly to the kitchen at the rear or landward side of the property. An electric Total Control heating system is provided throughout. The property has mains water and electricity. Drainage is private to a septic tank in the garden on the seaward side of the house, the tank being exclusive to the property. High speed broadband is not currently available, but is expected soon. Carpets and floor coverings throughout the property will be included. The property includes two separate loft areas which provide excellent storage.
Kitchen: Main entry by double glazed door; the kitchen includes a full range of wall and floor units, with worktops and provides a good working area; two separate stainless steel sinks with drainers are fitted. Space and plumbing for washer and dishwasher. Airing cupboard with immersion heater.
Included are Smeg fitted electric double oven and gas hob (with bottled gas canisters located outside); also included is a floor level fitted fan heater, fitted water filter, and integrated fridge; there is space for a fridge/freezer; airing cupboard contains hot water tank; access hatch to floored loft.
Hallway: Includes cupboard housing electricity meters and controls; 1 storage heater and 1 storage/convector heater; former porch with window to the front is currently in use as a mini-study; the upper hall, up five steps, provides direct entry to the bedrooms and family bathroom and includes access to a second separate loft.
Family bathroom: To rear, with Jacuzzi Bath, w.c., wash-hand basin and heated towel rail; hot water fed shower unit is provided over the bath; electric wall heater.
Bedroom 1: Enjoys an outstanding view to the front; large fitted wardrobe with shelves; 1 storage/convector heater
Bedroom 2: To the rear, with further large fitted wardrobe (shelved); 1 panel heater; includes en-suite shower room with Instant Electric unit within the shower compartment, w.c., wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and electric wall heater.
Bedroom 3: West facing, with view to Kilnaughton Bay; large fitted wardrobe; 1 panel heater.
Lounge/Dining Room: To the front, with large floor to ceiling window and single patio door fitted; further outlook to the west; local Islay stone fireplace, with slate hearth; electric coal effect fire installed in hearth will be included as part of the Total Control Heating System; 1 storage heater and 1 storage/convector heater; the dining section to the rear includes a hatch to the kitchen.
Studio: Split level from the lounge, down five steps, the studio comprises the extension added in 1996. It is currently in use by the present owners for preparation of botanicals, but clearly has many potential alternative uses, including additional living accommodation or a fourth bedroom; double patio doors lead out from the studio to the front; a range of kitchen style floor units with worktops is fitted around two sides and a double sink with drainer. 2 storage/convector heaters.
The integral garage is attached to the east side of the house. Its original up and over door has been removed and a replacement pedestrian entry has been provided. The garage includes electric power and strip lighting and provides excellent storage and workshop space.
The 1.2 acre garden extends between the public road and the sea. It is carefully managed to encourage wildlife and comprises a mixture of flower-rich grassland, craggy outcrops and rocky shore. Otters and a wide range of birds visit the garden and there are over 200 species of plants. A good-sized mature garden between the house and the road provides some seclusion and the tarred drive accommodates several vehicles. On the shore, a well-maintained log cabin provides additional sleeping accommodation and serves as a peaceful retreat with south-facing views across the bay. It is possible to launch kayaks from the rocks at the bottom of the garden and a sheltered shingle beach is ideal for barbecues.