Balmichael Visitor Centre and Old Byre Cottage, Shiskine

Guide Price £399,999

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 1 Reception

  • Visitor Centre at Balmichael, Shiskine-PRICE REDUCTION
  • Lifestyle business opportunity
  • Potential for conversion to large holiday village
  • Many family attractions
  • Coffee Shop
  • Grounds extend to approximately 7 acres
  • Includes two bedroom cottage
  • Includes 2 bed static caravan

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Balmichael Visitor Centre sits in the Shiskine Valley with beautiful rural views across the valley to the sea, taking in Kintyre and Kilbrannan Sound as well as the northern mountains of Arran. The Centre is situated in a charming traditional courtyard of various stone buildings which, including the car park, covers approximately 7 acres. It has been improved in recent times with the refurbishment of the Coffee Shop, addition of a 42 seat cinema and extensive additions to the Family Fun Park including Europe£s largest bouncy pillows at over 20 metres long and a 54ft high pole jump.

There are currently 7 retail units within the courtyard, the large Coffee Shop (a former watermill with the very large wheel still in situ), cinema, ice rink and go-cart track. There is also a large store / workshop and garage.

There is ample space for expansion for other activities including planning permission in place for a large 13m high aerial assault/high ropes course with 200m long zip slides.

The spacious Old Byre Cottage was converted from one of these former outbuildings in recent times. It currently has 2 large bedrooms but has scope if required for a third. It has a very large traditional, open plan kitchen with dining space, patio doors to the extensive deck, utility room, 2 bathrooms plus a master bedroom with additional dressing room and an ensuite. The living room is of equally large proportions with open fire and lovely private rural and sea views over the deck area. There is also a good sized garden area with parking spaces. Full central heating, modern insulation and double glazing allows for comfortable living giving the benefit of a traditional character property but converted to meet modern building standards. The cottage has recently been renovated, painted inside and out also new carpet has been fitted in the bedrooms and hallway.

An alternative use for the site and its traditional courtyard buildings, is their conversion to around 6 self-contained cottages. These could be sold as residential houses or kept to be rented to form a holiday village type setting. A preplanning application has been made and supported by the council in principle. This is, in addition to the already converted onsite owner£s cottage, could form an excellent development opportunity.

Included in the sale is a 2 bed static caravan with living room, bathroom and kitchen.

The surrounding land is very well suited to create further tourist accommodation such as chalets, camping pods or camping site. This would create an attractive holiday village in a peaceful setting with open countryside and sea views. Situated in a great location on the main bus route between Brodick and Blackwaterfoot.

An option for a part exchange sale may be available and owner financing may be considered.

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****SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED TO £399,999.00******

Reference: AEA1592


These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by ourselves. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.