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Alltan, Kilchoman, Isle of Islay, PA49 7UX


  • Entrance Porch. Hall.
  • Sitting Room. Lounge.
  • Dining Kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Double Glazing. Electric Heating.
  • Garden ground to front and rear.
  • Large gravelled parking area.
  • Substantial wooden shed.
  • Spectacular westerly views over the dunes of Machair Bay to the Atlantic Ocean.


A well appointed family home enjoying spectacular views over the dunes of Machir Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Viewing recommended.

Full Description


Alltan is one of a group of four former HM Coastguard properties at Kilchoman on the west coast of the Rhinns of Islay.  The property enjoys spectacular westerly views over the dunes of Machair Bay to the Atlantic Ocean.  It is a detached house originally built as the Coastguard Station Officer’s home in the early 1950’s and it sits adjacent to the terrace which comprises the three other former Coastguard houses.  The house, freshly whitewashed, faces west, and lies between the terrace coastguard houses to the north and a more modern detached property immediately to the south.  After coastguard use ceased, the four Coastguard Cottages were acquired by Argyll County Council.  The present owner thereafter bought the house, as sitting tenant, from the Local Authority in 1992.

Internally, the house is comfortable and well appointed.  Electric storage heaters are provided throughout.  Windows, patio doors and all external doors are double-glazed.  Stone floors are provided throughout the ground floor and all floor coverings and blinds in the house will be included in the sale.


Kitchen:  Bright and spacious working/dining kitchen with windows to rear and south side;  double glazed back door from rear garden;  utility recess;  kitchen units fitted include floor units, wall unit and work tops, including a small breakfast bar;  glass panelled doorway leads through to lounge.

Lounge: Double glazed patio doors out to the front, with westerly view;  fireplace (chimney removed), with tiled hearth.

Hallway: Internal, off kitchen, with stairway to upper floor; under stair broom cupboard; glazed doorway through to main porch; Porch with double glazed external door.

Sitting Room: Another good sized public room to the front;  fireplace (chimney removed)..


Landing: With window to north;  storage cupboard.

Bedroom 1: Large double room, with terrific view over Dunes and Machair Bay.

Bedroom 2: Another large bedroom, to the front.

Bedroom 3: Smaller single bedroom, with window to south side.

Bathroom: To rear, with coloured suite;  shower unit over bath.


A good sized, long rear garden is included, with direct vehicle entry to a large gravelled parking area, from the public road leading towards Kilchoman Church.  A pathway at the side of the garden leads to the main doors which are both at the back of the house.  The rear garden area includes a large grassed drying area.  A substantial wooden shed (3.6m x 3.0m), with fluorescent lighting an electric sockets is included.  To the front, the garden is smaller, mainly in grass, but with delightful seclusion provided by flowering bushes along the edges.


Direct access from public road.
Private Kilchoman Water Supply.  
Private drainage to shared septic tank for the four former coastguard houses.
Mains electricity.

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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