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Lagmore House, Portnahaven, Isle of Islay, PA47 7SJ


  • Porch. Toilet. Rear Hallway.
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Rear Toilet
  • Conservatory
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom. Shower Room.
  • Electric Heating. Wood Burning Stove. Full Double Glazing.
  • Garden grounds to front and rear. Parking for several cars.
  • Uninterrupted Sea Views


***CLOSING DATE - FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2018 AT 12 NOON*** An outstanding property within the picturesque conservation village of Portnahaven enjoying marvellous uninterrupted sea views to both Mackenzie Island and Orsay Island and its lighthouse.

Full Description


Lagmore House is an outstanding DETACHED traditional property within the picturesque and delightful conservation village of Portnahaven.  It is the last house at the far end of Queen Street, its position and grounds being indicated outlined red on the appended title plan.  From that position, at the shore’s edge, it enjoys marvellous uninterrupted southerly sea views to both Mackenzie Island and Orsay Island and its lighthouse.  The power of the sea crashing between the two islands is particularly impressive and, in more peaceful moments, seals are to be seen relaxing on the shore of Mackenzie Island, approximately 200m from the front of the house.  

Lagmore House provides spacious, bright and inviting accommodation, a particular feature being panelled timber walls and doors in most rooms.  With three public rooms, dining kitchen and five bedrooms, it provides ideal accommodation for up to 9 residents.  While the property could readily be a super permanent family home, it currently successfully operates as a holiday rental, providing good returns and income for the owner.  Typically, the house lets for approximately 26 weeks per annum at a rental averaging £895 per week.

Electric storage or panel heaters are provided throughout the house, with space heating supplemented by a wood-burning stove in the lounge.  Heating in the west wing of the house is controlled by electric thermostat.  The house is fully double glazed.  Generally, all carpets, other floor coverings, curtains and blinds will be included, as will the free-standing kitchen appliances.  Furnishings will be available for separate sale.


Porch: main property entry at east side, by external storm door, from lane between Numbers 1 and 2 Queen Street; quarry tiled flooring; cupboard housing electricity meters and controls.

Toilet: off porch, with window to rear; w.c. and wash-hand basin; quarry tiled flooring.

Rear Hallway: with carpeted stairway to upper floor (east wing); under-stair cupboard; laminate wood effect flooring.

Living Room/Play Room: to the rear, with windows to west and north; panelled timber walls and beams; fitted carpet.

Lounge: massive front room with superb outlook through two separate bay windows and double glazed patio doors; working fireplace with cast iron wood burning stove; painted timber panelled walls, all round; wood flooring; ample and spacious sitting and dining areas; glass panelled double doors to rear hallway.

Kitchen/Diner: another large, impressive room, with windows to front and rear; double glazed external door out to front patio; wood panelled walls all round; an excellent working kitchen with loads of space for large table; Karndean flooring; double stainless steel sinks and drainers, range of wall and floor units and work tops; large storage/laundry cupboard under second stairway which leads to the upper floor west wing.

Bedroom 1: good sized, bright ground floor bedroom, off kitchen, with west facing window looking out to McKenzie’s Island; wood panelled walls and laminate wood effect flooring.

Rear Toilet: effectively an en-suite facility for the ground floor bedroom, again wood panelled, with w.c. and wash hand basin; a further cloak/entry area, with external door out to the back garden, leads from the ground floor bedroom to the toilet.

Conservatory: to the front, accessed from bedroom 1; semi-octagonal, with outstanding east, south and west views to the islands and ocean; doorway out to front garden towards Queen Street; ceramic tiled flooring.


Accessed by its own timber stairway from kitchen.

Sitting Room: another very comfortable public room at the top of the stairs; large and inviting with two windows to front; varnished pine panelled walls and fitted carpet, with range of fitted book shelves; linen cupboard housing lagged hot water tank.

Bedroom 2: splendid bright double bedroom, with windows to front, rear and west side; panelled walls and fitted carpet.

Shower Room: internal, to rear; spacious, with large shower cubicle and shower unit; w.c., wash-hand basin and heated towel rail; vinyl floor covering.


Accessed by its own stairway from the rear hallway.

Landing: provides access to all upper floor rooms; fitted carpet on landing and on stairway which includes east facing window and storage cupboard on half landing; large airing/linen cupboard, with double louvre doors housing further lagged hot water tank.

Bedroom 3: large double bedroom with two windows to front; all walls with full height wood panelling; range of fitted wardrobes and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4: slightly smaller twin room, with window to the front; fitted carpet.

Bedroom 5: to the rear, with side window; a smaller single bedroom, with shelved linen cupboard and wood panelled walls; fitted carpet.

Bathroom: family bathroom to the rear, with sky-light window to the east; bath with shower screen and Instant Electric Shower Unit over same; w.c., wash-hand basin and heated towel rail.


The property sits at the west end of Queen Street, just along from the village pub. At the front, the garden area includes a concreted hardstanding area, providing parking space for several cars. The front garden is defined by stone perimeter walls and is mainly in grass. It includes a decked timber patio with concrete and wooden table-and-bench unit to seat 10 and a masonry barbecue unit (both included in the asking price).

The back garden is accessed from the passageway at the east side of the property in addition to the back door to the rear of bedroom 1. It includes a grassed area and concreted hard standing. The remaining area, banked to the rear, is currently unmaintained.

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

Stewart Balfour & Sutherland endeavour to maintain accurate depictions of properties in Virtual Tours, Floor Plans and descriptions, however, these are intended only as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection.

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