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From £250,000

Ath an Fhiona, Bridgend, Isle of Islay, PA44 7PX


  • Rear Entry Porch. Front Porch.
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Scullery/Pantry
  • Lounge. Conservatory.
  • Cloakroom
  • Gallery
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Double Glazing. Electric Heating.
  • Enclosed Garden. Off-road Parking.


A tremendous opportunity to acquire a wonderful detached cottage in a picturesque rural location, close to the Loch Gruinart Nature Reserve.

Full Description


Offers over £250,000 for the house and garden
Offers over £300,000 for the house, garden & plot

The marketing of Ath an Fhiona provides a tremendous opportunity to acquire a wonderful DETACHED COTTAGE, with flexible accommodation, in a picturesque rural location, close to the Loch Gruinart Nature Reserve.  An added benefit is the adjoining BUILDING PLOT, with permission for a single detached house, which could either be developed or left to ensure future amenity and added privacy.  The traditional stone cottage was built in the 1920s and was later extended on its south-east side and modernised in 1995.  Local amenities can be found at the nearby villages of Bridgend, Bruichladdich and Port Charlotte.  The administrative centre of the island, Bowmore, is about 8 miles away and offers a full range of facilities, including schools, hospital, banks, shops, supermarket and leisure centre with swimming pool.

The bright, airy and flexible accommodation of Ath an Fhiona is full of character and comprises, on the ground floor, lounge, conservatory, farmhouse-style breakfasting kitchen, bedroom, utility room, bathroom and cloakroom with w.c.  The upper floor accommodation is accessed by two separate stairways and includes a galleried first floor landing and two further bedrooms.  Other benefits include high quality finishings, double glazing, electric storage and panel heating, and a secluded enclosed garden. 

Ath an Fhiona is in “walk-in” condition and is considered to be ideal for family occupation or as a holiday home.  It has further development potential on its adjacent building plot which is available for sale with the cottage, although offers for the cottage alone will be considered.


Rear Entry Porch:  main entry from north-east side of the house; includes cupboard housing hot water tank and additional storage cupboard.

Bathroom:  with porthole window to north-east side; includes bath, w.c. wash-hand basin and shower compartment with instant electric Mira Shower Unit.

Kitchen/Dining Room:  oil fired Aga cooker and oven for heating and cooking; new double glazed doorway out to timber deck, added in 2016 (hot tub excluded); ceramic kitchen sink and breakfast bar; metal spiral stairway to mezzanine level.

Front Porch:  external door, with internal doorway from kitchen/dining room.

Bedroom 1:  double ground floor bedroom, facing public road (south-west) side of property.

Scullery/Pantry:  off kitchen, along passageway leading towards lounge; range of kitchen units along wall including floor units, wall units and worktops.

Lounge:  within extension part of property, with windows to both sides; large fireplace, with hearth housing efficient multi-fuel stove which will be included; wall shelves along the side wall; open pine staircase to upper floor master bedroom.

Conservatory:  off lounge; a large spacious and inviting addition, now fully double glazed with new replacement windows.

Cloakroom:  off lounge; with separate w.c. and wash-hand basin.


Gallery:  on mezzanine level, overlooking kitchen/dining room, accessed by metal spiral stair, providing additional useful family living space.

Bedroom 2:  off gallery, with two Velux roof lights to either side; coombed ceiling.

Bedroom 3:  Master bedroom, separately accessed by stairway from lounge, with Velux roof lights on either side and large fitted wardrobe.


Included with the cottage is an enclosed and secluded garden, with its own vehicle entry, running alongside the minor public road at the front.  The garden included with the cottage is shown coloured blue on the appended plan.  It includes a variety of fruit trees, flowers and herb garden.


Mains electricity.

Private sewerage, with new replacement septic tank to serve cottage recently installed.

Private Islay Estates water supply.


The adjoining house plot extends to approximately 0.87 acre, as outlined red on the appended plan.  It also has its own separate access from the public road.  The plot is sold with current Outline Planning Permission for the erection of a single detached dwellinghouse.  The original Planning Permission has lapsed, but application for renewal/reinstatement is currently being processed by the Argyll & Bute Planning Authority under reference 17/00549/PPP.

Further particulars can be obtained from the selling agents or by accessing the planning detail on the Argyll & Bute Council web-site.  The plot includes two large sheds and a polytunnel.  Water (private supply) is on site.  The building plot is on a separate title.

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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