With the prospect of an island escape growing more appealing by the day, you may be looking for an authentic and traditional living space to huddle down in and make your own.

If so, then look no further, as this striking four/five bedroom semi-detached villa on the Isle of Arran is up for sale – boasting sandstone dating back to the 1870s and situated close to the rural, picturesque village of Shiskine.

With a stunning frontage to boot, this former farmhouse displays some beautiful design features and offers flexible and versatile accommodation for a family, a couple or individuals entertaining guests on an island retreat.

With rooms sprawling two stories on a plot of around eight acres and outstanding countryside views towards the Shiskine valley, this villa is a steal at £307,500.

Could it be yours?

Irvine Times: You enter via a bright, welcoming reception hallway, with a feature staircase off to the upper landing and understairs storage. With or without furniture, there is ample space to welcome guests and move in and out of the property comfortably.

Irvine Times: You are then taken into an immediately impressive lounge, with picture windows to the front, flooding the room with natural light and providing stunning rural views. The feature fireplace with a log-burning stove is the key focal point of this room.

Irvine Times: Access can be gained from here into the kitchen/dining room which has been fitted to include an excellent range of floor and wall mounted units. Behold a striking worktop which is the perfect workspace for keen cooks. An integrated oven, hob, extractor and fridge also features. There is further space for a dishwasher and an upright fridge/freezer.

Irvine Times: The open-plan design of this room means you can enter the adjacent dining room directly where is ample space for a table and chairs. For more informal dining with friends and family, or for a birthday or event, this room is an ideal size for any occassion. A glazed door opens from here onto the decking in the garden.

Irvine Times: Off the hallway, you will find the cosy family room - one of the most endearing features of the house. With a range of furniture configurations and countryside views to the front aspect, there are a number of ways you could style this room. This room has a feature open fireplace and could easily be used for the purpose of a comfortable fifth bedroom if desired.

Irvine Times: To complete the ground floor acommodation, unwind in this luxury roll-top bath located in the family bathroom. Whether you go for a nautical or more minimalist theme, this bathroom is sure to give a spa-like feel.

Irvine Times: Take the staircase up to first-floor level where four substantial bedrooms are revealed to you. Access to the loft space can also be gained from the landing.

Irvine Times: The master bedroom is complete with a dressing area and fitted wardrobes, although the spaciousness of the room offers lots of opportunity for furniture to be added in if you so wish. 

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The large window gives you stunning views into the distance. The window space can be kitted out with a dressing table or study desk so you can admire the rolling fields and beautiful scenery as you get on with work or play, or can be left clear to really show this part of the room off.

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The lucky resident of the master bedroom will also enjoy the added luxury of an en-suite shower-room.

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All of the remaining bedrooms have space for additional free standing furniture if required and also feature bay windows for optimum light and brightness, meaning you can really make the most of the breathtaking vistas.

Irvine Times: Ample wall and storage space mean you can really make this bedroom your own. Once more, clock the greenery and rolling fields from outside the window.

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The paddock of around eight acres is located to the front of the property and is enclosed by stone walls, post and wire fencing and hedges and is suitable for grazing.

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The formal gardens are a further asset to this beautiful property, with a wide variety of plants and trees on display to provide colour and vitality to the grounds no matter the season.

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The feature area of decking is the perfect spot for al-fresco dining and again, the enclosed stone walls give you optimum privacy to enjoy outdoors activities in peace.

The gardens come complete with a storage shed and log store and there is also a driveway providing off road parking for a number of vehicles.

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The age-old feel to this sophisticated prooperty continues as there is the welcome addition of a large storage barn in the paddock. This area could also be converted into additional living accommodation (STPP) and add immediate value to this family home.

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To top it all off, there are many multipurpose rooms included in the house plan such as a useful boot room near to the kitchen offering invaluable storage space and a rear door which gives way to the sprawling courtyard.

You will also find a large storage room which can be used for keeping sports equipment and bicycles safe, as well as a utility room which is super handy for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

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