Unique Property Bulletin 5 August 2012

Fit For A King – Or Queen !

Eilean Righ Island and Houses (c) 2012 Knight Frank.

It can be mildly annoying when some estate agents overly use the words ‘rarely’ available, or ‘stunning’. That is because it devalues these terms when something rare actually comes along.

Here we have the iconic unique property. An exceptional private island situated on the gorgeous coast line of Argyll in Loch Craignish. Loch Craignish is a quiet, sheltered and secluded sea loch. Remote, but at the same time, readily accessible by air, sea or road.

Eilean Righ Island – Helicopter Not Included (c) 2012 Knight Frank.

Eilean Righ Island – Helicopter Garage (c) 2012 Knight Frank.

Helicopter hangar of approx 500 square meters. Observatory, boat house, 2 slips ways and a jetty. Moorings. Mains electricity and high speed broadband. Private beaches & sea fishing. A renowned sailing location. In all about 260 acres.

Eilean Righ Island – House Interior (c) 2012 Knight Frank.

Eilean Righ (Kings Island) embodies everything that the ultimate Scottish Island should be. It is remarkably beautiful and surrounded by the most extraordinary land & seascapes. The island is private and sheltered yet it is within one of the most accessible coastal locations in Scotland. The infrastructure and houses have been completely refurbished to the highest standard.

Eilean Righ Island Houses (c) 2012 Knight Frank.

There are two houses on the island. One has been formed from a converted steading and currently provides excellent open space and rooms. The house contains four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Planning permission has been granted to extend. The farmhouse has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

General Summary:-

7 bedrooms

3 reception rooms

5 bathrooms


Secondary Accommodation

261.39 acres (105.8 hectares)

Location: Eilean Righ Island, Loch Craignish, Ardfern, Argyll & Bute, PA31 8QS.

Tenure: Feuhold (Scottish Freehold Equivalent).

Guide: Offers over £3,000,000.

Contact Knight Frank Tel: 0131 222 9600 – Mr Ran Morgan.

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West End Windmill

West End Windmill (c) 2012 Cundalls Agency.

A wonderful windmill with wide ranging views. This unusual building is just a few minutes from the historic market town of Kirkbymoorside.

The Old Windmill is a Grade II listed former mill which has been carefully maintained by the current owners with recent improvements including hand made timber double glazed windows, full insulation, re-pointing and a thorough damp proof course. The flexible accommodation is arranged over five floors and enjoys incredible 360 degree views, which only improve the higher you climb.

The general accommodation includes; Dining Kitchen; up to Three Bedrooms; Family Bathroom and Sitting Room …

West End Windmill (c) 2012 Cundalls Agency.

Outside there is paved patio area surrounding the property and a brick and timber clad outbuilding set up as a utility room with electric light and power and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. There is parking on the drive and a private patch of garden. The central heating is gas fired.

West End Windmill (c) 2012 Cundalls Agency.

The North York Moors National Park lies just to the north of the town and offers ample opportunities for walking, cycling and outdoor recreation.

Location: The Old Windmill, West End, Kirkbymoorside, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 6AD.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £240,000.

Contact Cundalls Agency Tel : 01751 472766.

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Worshipped In Wick

Wick Church (c) 2012 The Church of Scotland.

Fairly far north, but from experience well worth the journey. A wonderful part of the country.

This traditional Church and Hall is set in extensive grounds amidst residential properties and close to Wick town centre. Good development potential for conversion to residential use. Keenly priced, and the proverbial lot-of-building-for-your-money.

A possibility also exists, subject to planning permission, for sub-division of land to rear to be developed as a Building Plot

Location: The Old Church, Sinclair Terrace, Wick, Caithness,KW1 5AD.

Tenure: Feuhold (Scottish Freehold Equivalent).

Guide: Offers over £75,000.

Contact Church of Scotland Tel: 01955 6041170131 226 5286.

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Bridge Not Too Far

Bridge Keeper’s Cottage (c) 2012 Hamptons International.

The former Swing Bridge Keeper’s Cottage is located at the popular area of Saul Junction at the Gloucester and Sharpness Canals. Believed to date back to the 1800s the building offers a fine waterside frontage to sit and watch the maritime world go by.

Either as a unique home, or an interesting investment for holiday lets, this three bedroom property has flexible space and waterside views. The accommodation is situated over two floors and comprises kitchen/breakfast room with a range of fitted units and French windows opening on to the garden, sitting room with open fire and dining room with open fire. The first floor houses three bedrooms, each with a view of the canal, and a family bathroom.

Bridge Keeper’s Cottage (c) 2012 Hamptons International.

Location: Bridge Keepers Cottage, Church Lane, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 7JY.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: Offers over £300,000.

Contact Hamptons International Tel : 01453 568144.

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Barn Not Bought

Court Lodge Barn (c) 2012 Clive Emson & Co.

This is an example of our Back-To-The-Future principle. Simply put: Always keep an eye on what sells and what doesn’t in the past, as it might become your home in the future !

Here is a classic example. This barn recently failed to sell at auction, placing any buyer in a very good position, as the seller of property that doesn’t attract a buyer at auction is often “well motivated” to sell. So a cheeky offer might secure.

The Grade II Listed Barn listed here, with Planning Permission for residential conversion, is situated within the popular Willesborough District of Ashford, Kent, occupying a good size plot and with its own vehicular access off Sevington Lane.

The Barn is located at the bottom of Highfield, within a short drive of Junction 10 of the M20, providing access to the Channel Tunnel terminal and the ports of Folkestone and Dover beyond, as well as access to the M25 to the west.

Ashford lies on the Great River Stour and has a mainline/international railway station (including the HS1 – High Speed) making London easily accessible as well as rail links to the continent.

Planning Permission has been granted by Ashford Borough Council under ref: 08/01185/AS, dated 19th May 2009, for change of use to residential (C3) and conversion of redundant farm buildings to create five dwellings.

A copy of the Planning Consent, proposed plans and full timber survey are available for inspection at the Auctioneer’s Office.

Site Measurements
The plot extends to approximately 0.4 acres (0.16 hectares).

Proposed Accommodation Ground Floor
Main entrance, living area with two staircases, kitchen/breakfast area, study, bedroom, shower room and lobby.

Proposed First Floor – West Staircase
Landing, two bedrooms and shower room.

Proposed First Floor – East Staircase
Gallery landing, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Front garden incorporating driveway and parking. Rear garden.

Auctioneer’s Note
The barn forms part of a larger complex for which Planning Consent has been granted and implemented. The three remaining units have been completed and sold.

Location: Court Lodge Barn One – Sevington Lane, Willesborogh, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0LB.

Tenure: Freehold.

Original Guide: £180,000 to £200,000 – worth a cheeky offer. Also make completely sure what IS included and what is NOT included in the Lot before even considering a post-auction bid.

Contact Clive Emson Auctioneers Tel: 0845 500333.

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Quick Arrest

The Old Police Station & House (c) 2012 Anderson Shaw & Gilbert

This detached former police house comes complete with former police station. You will need to be quick to arrest this, a true bargain. Not often can you buy a detached 4 bedroom house for such a realtively small amount of money. Even better – this has additional accommodation for the mother in law (sorry very old joke).

Comprises House: Vestibule, Hall, Lounge, Kitchen, 4 Bedrooms, Bathroom. Solid fuel CH. DG. Large Garden. Garage.


Former Police Station: Office, Entrance Area, W.C., 2 Former Cells. Sorely tempted to put in an offer ourselves !

Location: The Old Police House, The Terrace, Reay, KW14 7RQ.

Tenure: Feuhold (Scottish Freehold Equivalent).

Guide: Offers over £79,000.

Closing Date (for offers): 12:00 on 17 August 2012.

Contact Anderson Shaw & Gilbert Tel: 01463 253911.

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