ISLE OF ISLAY
Lower Kilmeny is a historic DETACHED property thought to be about 200 years old. It is set in a secluded position, south-west of Ballygrant, but relatively close to the main public road from Bridgend to Port Askaig. The house has been refurbished and has a cosy cottage feel to it. It is a traditional stone property, single storey, with pitched slated roof. The setting is peaceful and rural and a substantial area of land is included. Attached to the house is a range of three large traditional stone outbuildings with potential for restoration and possible conversion.
Internally, Lower Kilmeny provides excellent living space, with the focal point of the house being its large, inviting kitchen/dining room. The accommodation also includes a lounge and three double bedrooms. Walls and window sills have recently been repainted. Windows are of wooden, single glazed variety. Oil fired central heating, with boiler in the kitchen, is installed and this is supplemented by storage heaters in the hall, lounge and kitchen/dining room. The property is set back from the public road and is accessed by the private road towards Kilmeny Farm and Graveyard. It enjoys a wide ranging, open outlook on all sides over farm lands.
The accommodation is all on the one floor, albeit with a split level. All internal doors are pine panelled with latches.
Hall: Entered by main external door; includes passageway to kitchen and provides access to all rooms; access hatch to loft area; two press-type cupboards.
Lounge: A particularly pleasant room to the north-west, with additional window to the north-east and glass panelled door directly out to garden; brick coal fireplace and hearth, with wooden mantle.
Bedroom 1: South facing, with outlook to parking area at side.
Bedroom 2: With north-east facing window.
Bedroom 3: With north-east facing window and including recess.
Bathroom: With window to north-west, including bath, w.c., wash hand basin and heated towel rail; separate tiled shower compartment, with Mira Instant Electric Water Heater; shelved linen cupboard.
Kitchen/Dining Room: A very spacious open room in two parts, with glass panelled doorway to the north-west, directly out to the garden and a further glass panelled door to the courtyard on the south-east side; the kitchen area includes a full range of floor units and worktops around three walls, with double stainless steel sinks with drainers on both sides; fitted electric oven and ceramic hob included; additional row of wall mounted units with glass doors.
Utility Room: Accessed from the kitchen, with further doorway through directly to the range of stone outbuildings; south-west facing with stainless steel sink and worktop; a large functional utility room, with access hatch to loft area.
Grounds included extend to approximately 4600 square metres (about 1.1 acre), accessed from the farm road by a private driveway. A large gravel parking area is provided at the rear (south-east) of the property.
The range of stone outbuildings is at right angles to the house and extends in total to about 24 metres x 6 metres. Two of the three outbuildings have recently had replacement flat roof coverings provided. The third outbuilding at the south-east end has a pitched slate roof. The outbuildings have not been used in recent years and are generally in poor repair, but have scope for possible development.
Otherwise, the large, enclosed garden areas around the house are mainly in grass.
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