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The Old Inn occupies a unique and stunning location on the island of Islay - Scotland's whisky isle - in the Inner Hebrides off the West Coast of Scotland. Sitting in a sheltered position, the house is surrounded by beautifully tended mature gardens which offer complete privacy and colour all year round, along with woodland views to the south.
This substantial property, with five bedrooms, two public rooms,kitchen/diner and two bathrooms, is in the village of Ballygrant the longest established Islay village widely admired for its historic past dating back to Viking times.
Ballygrant is in an ideal situation to access the ferry terminal at Port Askaig 3.4 miles and easy travelling in the opposite direction to Bridgend (4.5 miles); Bowmore (7.4 miles); Port Ellen also a ferry terminal (15.5 miles); Port Charlotte (12.2 miles) and Portnahaven (19.1 miles). An integrated bus service operates between all these destinations.
This desirable end terrace house is accessed from a three/four car driveway via a stable-type doorway.
Off the hall to the left is a very large kitchen/diner with fitted cupboards above and below the work surfaces.There are windows to the east and west.
There is a spacious and welcoming lounge with a study/office off. Down the hall to the right is a big family room presently used as a downstairs bedroom as well as a large shower room.
On the upper floor there are two double bedrooms and at the top of the stairs and on the is a large shower room with wc. This room also offers ample space for storage and a 4 person sauna. Opposite the shower room is another single bedroom with views across the hillside. Along the hallway there is a large double bedroom complete with mirrored fitted wardrobes.
At the end of the upper hallway a door leads to a south facing sun room. Double doors lead out to an ivy covered fenced secluded decking area with a four-person hot tub.
The house is double glazed with oil fired central heating, double glazing in all rooms.
First Floor Landing
Shower Room Two
From the decking is the completely 6ft fenced suntrap garden (approximately 33ft x 57ft) containing well established shrubs, flower beds, vegetable plots, soft fruit area and two large raised beds one growing strawberry plants. In the centre of this garden there is a large lawn/drying green. Also in this area there is a wooden hexagonal barbeque hut with seating for 15 or 3 beds (ideal for alfresco gatherings in inclement conditions); a 6ft x 6ft greenhouse; a wooden workshop (12ft x 16ft approx) and a substantial wooden summerhouse (9ft x 15.5ft) with a tiled patio to the front. At the rear of the garden a gate leads onto a meandering path through a small wood on the local estate.
A substantial wooden gate in the fence leads from the main garden down past a storage area under the decking and a garden tools store which also houses the oil boiler. This compact area off the parking space under a shrub archway consists of a quiet sheltered south facing seating space at the end of the drive with a 10ft high banking of plants, herbs, flowers, shrubs and trees all of which attract a myriad of small birds, bees and butterflies. Adjacent to this area is a large log store - opposite the porch door.
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