- Advert Expiry Date: Tuesday, 13th June 2017
- Property / Land Type: Farm
- Price Description Offers Over £675,000
Farmhouse in courtyard setting with 3 attached cottages and around 220 acres
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Dunadd Farm is situated at the foot of Dunadd Fort, a significant historic site lying within the nationally important Kilmartin Glen area, referred to as the ancient capital of Scotland. Dunadd Fort is an Ancient Monument under the care of Historic Scotland, and is open to the public. Originally occupied in the Iron Age, the site later became a seat of the kings of Dál Riata. It is known for its unique stone carvings including a footprint and basin thought to have formed part of Dál Riata's coronation ritual. On the same flat outcrop of rock is an incised boar in Pictish style, and an inscription in the Ogham script which is believed to refer to a Finn Manach and is dated roughly to the late 8th century. Dunadd Farm is neatly bounded by the River Add to the north and the Moine Mhor nature reserve to the south.
Lochgilphead is 6 miles away and all local shopping and recreational facilities can be found there.
There is a primary school 2 miles away at Kilmichael Glassary and a new secondary school at Lochgilphead. The bustling tourist hub and seafood centre of Oban is 31 miles away. Both Lochgilphead and Oban are well served by good public transport links to Glasgow. There is a footpath link from Dunadd to the Crinan Canal (3 miles)and Kilmartin (7 miles )
The present owners have succeeded in building a successful holiday letting business after converting former agricultural buildings within the courtyard into 3 self contained cottages and enjoy good income generated from visitors from around the globe. Many visitors return each year to enjoy the peaceful rural setting, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife in addition to the numerous sites of historical interest. Multiple recreational opportunities are also available literally on the doorstep. On the agricultural side the farm is current run as a small livestock rearing unit with beef cattle and sheep. There may be opportunities in the increasing demand from international tourists interested in Agri-tourism – a trend from the continent which promotes farm stays combined with agricultural activities.
For sporting enthusiasts there is world class sailing nearby with the Crinan Canal considered the gateway to the west coast only 16 miles (drive) away. The sailing havens of Tayvallich and Ardfern are all also nearby.
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The main residential property at Dunadd is a substantial farmhouse built under a slate roof, and while it is typically Scottish in its appearance, we understand that it is in fact built of concrete. It has a traditional courtyard setting with a number of former agricultural buildings having been cleverly converted into three cottages which provide valuable letting income. Two of them have one bedroom and one is a two bedroom cottage. In all Dunadd has some 220 acres and two purpose built sheds.
The farmhouse is accessed by a glass door to the main reception hallway with access to most of the ground floor and first floor rooms from here. The reception hallway with wooden floor to the right has open plan access to the sitting room which enjoys dual aspect windows and a door to the side, a wood burning stove and lovely views towards the river. To the left is the country kitchen/dining room, with floor and wall units, Rayburn and dining area with window seat. A door opens from the hallway to an inner hallway giving access to the courtyard which is used for everyday access. A utility room, WC, and study complete the ground floor accommodation. A broad staircase leads to the first floor which is home to five bedrooms (three en suite), all with fitted cupboards. There is also a family bathroom.
The Old Cheese Loft – Open plan sitting room and kitchen, 1 bedroom and bathroom
Gabran – Open plan sitting room and kitchen, 1 bedroom and bathroom
Comgall – Open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining room, 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) and bathroom
Various agricultural buildings and sheds
Dunadd farm has some 220 acres of which approximately 110 are considered rough grazing and approximately 110 are considered better quality grazing land and woodlands. Around the house there are beautiful garden grounds bordering the River Add.
Note – There are conditions attached to the area around The Fort.
Lot 1 - Farmhouse, cottages, outbuildings and approx 14 acres
Lot 2 approximately 200 acres and agricultural shed
Or as a whole farmhouse, cottages, all outbuildings and approximately 220 acres
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