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Freeport, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay, PA46 7RB


  • Front Porch
  • Hallway
  • Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Electric Heating. Double Glazing.
  • Easily Maintained Garden.
  • Direct view over the Sound of Islay to Jura.


A unique detached house benefiting from a lovely, quiet location at the waters edge.

Full Description


Freeport is a unique, modern, DETACHED HOUSE just two minutes walk from the main ferry terminal at Port Askaig, yet hidden around a small promontory in a secluded, tranquil spot  at the water’s edge.  Despite being just over 100 metres away from the bustle of activity at the ferry terminal,  the property nevertheless enjoys an idyllic position, with peacefulness enhanced by the sound of waves lapping against the shore and the occasional passing seabird.  The property enjoys a direct east facing outlook over the Sound of Islay to Jura.  It is ideally placed for ferry transport links to both the mainland and Jura.  Unusually, there is no vehicle access to the property.  Public parking is of course available at the ferry terminal.

The present house was built in 2001, on the original footprint of a one-bedroomed traditional fisherman’s cottage.  Some of the original walls and foundations have been retained.  Though modern, Freeport has been built in traditional style with deep windows, roughcast and whitewashed external walls with black painted trims and pitched highland slate roof.  All windows are double glazed.  
Internally, space heating is provided by a mix of electric storage and panel heaters.  All fitted carpets and floor coverings will be included.  Otherwise, the property is available for sale with or without furnishings on the basis that furnishings are available for separate sale.


Front Porch:  main double glazed front door, and further glass panelled internal door into hallway;  windows to front and side;  ceramic tiled flooring.

Hallway:  with fitted carpet and carpeted stairway to upper floor.

Lounge:  with windows to front and rear;  fireplace, with timber surround and tiled hearth and electric coal effect fire;  fitted carpet;  doorway at rear through to dining room.

Dining Room:  marvellous easterly aspect to the front, an ideal large room for entertaining;  understair storage cupboard;  laminate wood effect floor covering.

Bathroom:  to south side, with bath, w.c. and wash-hand basin;  Triton instant electric shower unit over bath;  spotlights and mechanical extraction.

Kitchen:  to front;  fully fitted with an extensive range of wooden floor and wall units, including stainless steel sink and drainer at window;  integrated electric hob, hood, oven and grill;  double glazedexternal door to south side.


Landing: carpeted, with storage cupboard and Velux window to rear.  

Bedroom 1:  to front, with fitted carpet and double fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom 2:  to front, with fitted carpet, double fitted wardrobe and cupboard over stairs.

Bedroom 3:  to front, with fitted carpet, double fitted wardrobe and additional cupboard;  en-suite shower-room, with shower compartment, w.c. and wash-hand basin.


The property includes minimal garden area around the house and below the cliff face at the rear.  

A gravelled area in front of the property is included.  This leads down to the shore.  There are no outbuildings.


Mains electricity supply;
Mains water supply, with stand-pipe at front of house;

Private drainage to exclusive septic tank in front of the house (outfall to sea).

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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