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Tigh na Speur, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, PA43 7LL


  • Front Porch. Rear Porch.
  • Kitchen. Utility Room.
  • Dining Room/Sun Room
  • Lounge. Study.
  • 4 Bedrooms (Master En-Suite)
  • Family Bathroom
  • Full Double Glazing. Oil Central Heating.
  • Integral double garage.
  • Large well maintained garden.
  • Expansive views to the front over Loch Indaal.


***CLOSING DATE*** Tigh na Speur sits is an elevated position on the shore of Loch Indaal taking full advantage of the wonderful expansive views to the front over Loch Indaal and to the rear over moorland towards the Paps of Jura.

Full Description


Tigh na Speur is a DETACHED VILLA set in an elevated position on the shore of Loch Indaal at the edge of Bowmore.  The property is located on the landward side of the main road from Bridgend into Bowmore and is the first house on the left beyond the Gaelic College heading towards Bowmore.  The property enjoys particularly expansive views to the front over Loch Indaal and also to the rear over moorland towards the Paps of Jura.  It is conveniently placed for the village of Bowmore and its amenities and facilities.

The house was built in 1970, originally as a home for the Manager of Bowmore Distillery.  Its rear sun-room was added shortly afterwards and it was extended in 1997 by its present owners by the addition of a large integral lower level double garage (including front porch).

The house is of brick and block cavity construction.  It is fully double-glazed with oil fired central heating throughout.  This is supplemented by an electric air to air heating unit within the dining room.  Generally, all carpets and other floor coverings, all blinds, all kitchen appliances and all light fittings will be included.


Rear Porch:  The main entry to the house is from the patio area to the rear of the property.

Kitchen:  Spacious and bright with large windows to the rear, providing an expansive outlook over farmland;  fully fitted with an extensive range of wall mounted and floor units, with wooden doors and worktops;  appliances will be included;  wood panelled ceiling.

Utility Room:  internal beside rear entry, with stainless steel sink and drainer and wall mounted units;  quarry tiled flooring;  doorway to stairs leading down into lower level garage.

Dining Room/Sun Room:  entered by doorways from both kitchen and lounge;  essentially this is two rooms divided by an open archway;  the sun room, to the rear provides a sweeping outlook on three sides (north, east and south);  double patio doors lead out to the back garden;  again a particularly bright and appealing room with windows on three sides.

Lounge:  Large room with two picture windows to the front providing outlook over Loch Indaal to Black Rock and Bruichladdich;  coal fireplace with slate hearth and surround.

Study:  To the rear, off lounge;  a very useful additional, functional room.

Main Hallway:  Incudes cloak cupboard and smaller under stair cupboard;  stairway leads to upper floor.

Toilet:  Internal, with mechanical extraction, off main hallway;  w.c. and wash-hand basin.

Front Porch:  Down two steps from main hallway, with quarry tiled flooring and super outlook over Loch Indaal to the front;  additional doorway out to steps which lead down to the double garage.


Hallway:  A side window looks out towards the Gaelic Centre;  large airing cupboard;  access hatch to loft which is part floored and provides excellent storage.

Family Bathroom:  To rear, with coloured bathroom suite comprising bath, w.c. and wash-hand basin;  fully tiled room with Instant Electric Shower Unit over bath;  heated towel rail.

Bedroom 1:  Master Bedroom to the front;  a large room with double fitted wardrobes and separate shelved cupboard;  an en-suite bathroom, with window to the front includes bath, w.c., wash-hand basin and bidet.

Bedroom 2:  To rear;  another double bedroom, with fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 3:  To the rear, double room with fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom 4:  Double bedroom to the front, with fitted wardrobe.


A large well maintained garden is included, with the house positioned centrally within it.  Access to the garden is from the main A846 public road, over a short section of private farm road, and then over a cattle grid into the Tigh na Speur garden grounds.  The garden includes a large tarred parking and turning area which leads to the double garage and provides ample and easy parking for cars.  The front garden, mainly in grass, is secluded and screened from the main road by a variety of trees and bushes which have matured nicely over the years.  A block paved patio leads round the side of the house to the main rear entry.  The garden includes a timber garden shed, greenhouse, polytunnel and fruit cage.  Part of the patio garden section was designed by the Beechgrove Garden.  It should be noted that the concrete plant troughs are not included and will be removed by the sellers.  The large patio leads to the main back door and sun-room door.  There is a good sized secluded drying green at the north side of the property, with a further patio and seating area in front of the lounge windows.


The particularly useful garage which has been added to the property at basement level extends to 7.4 metres x 5.6 metres approx.  An automatic electric up and over Hormann Door allows easy entry which is particularly beneficial in stormy weather.  The garage includes ample space for two large cars and a work bench and includes areas currently used for fuel storage.  A further storage area is available off the garage (measuring 3.3 metres x 2.2 metres approx.).  Separate stairways (internal) lead  up from the garage to both the utility room and front porch.


Mains water.
Mains electricity.
Private drainage to exclusive septic tank in front garden.

Please contact us on 01586 553737 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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