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Former National Watersports Centre on Cumbrae Now for Sale

Galbraith is launching to the market the former national watersports centre on Great Cumbrae Island on behalf of sportscotland, offering an excellent opportunity to develop a tourism business in a scenic location.

Harry Stott of Galbraith, who is handling the sale said:

“Great Cumbrae is a popular destination for daytrippers from Glasgow and the west coast of Scotland and is also a holiday destination in itself, being the most accessible of all of Scotland’s islands. There are attractive coastal walks, unspoilt beaches and it is an ideal location for cycling, birdwatching and watersports.

“The property has an extensive principal building with a good range of facilities and a commercial kitchen, although some modernisation is required. There are four residential chalets each sleeping up to 12 people and the property is situated directly on the foreshore overlooking the mainland. The sale represents a significant opportunity, subject to the necessary consents, to develop the property into a new tourism business in an excellent location, taking advantage of the growing interest in watersports and tranquil holiday destinations.”

The former watersports centre is located on the eastern shore of Cumbrae. The property is located within walking distance of the ferry slipway to Largs (about 400 metres away) and is accessed directly from the B896. The site extends to 11.77 acres (4.76 Ha) in all.

The property comprises a principal building which includes a reception area, offices, commercial kitchen, dining hall, classrooms, lounge, gym, male and female changing rooms, WCs, a former wet suit store and drying room.

Along the southern elevation there is a 3-bay extension with storage and workshop accommodation.

To the rear of the main building there is an attached seven-bedroom residential chalet with kitchen and lounge,  shower and WC facilities, formerly used as staff accommodation.

There are three further residential chalets. The Sanda and Ailsa chalets have seven bedrooms each with en-suite shower rooms. The Gigha chalet has seven bedrooms, an en-suite shower room, two further shower rooms, WCs and an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge.

Lying to the west of the main building there is an area or land which would lend itself to additional development of self-catering accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

There are currently two leases in place at the property, allowing access to the foreshore and jetty, for further details please contact the selling agent Galbraith.

The Isle of Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde is approximately 1.5 miles off the mainland and the town of Largs. The island is served by two ferries operated by Calmac, which run every 15 minutes during the Spring and Summer months reducing to every 30 minutes during the winter. The main town of Millport has a range of local amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants.

The island is popular for cycling, walking, birdwatching and other watersports including kayaking.

The Firth of Clyde is a popular destination for sailing. Largs Yacht Haven has a good range of services including boatyard and marine services available 24/7, a well-stocked chandlery, sailing school, restaurant and cafe.

The main town on Great Cumbrae, Millport, is 2.5 miles distant while Ayr and Glasgow on the mainland are each about 38 miles via the ferry crossing.

 

The property is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £550,000.