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The Ice House

Crinan Ferry, Kilmartin, PA31 8SW

Offers Over £250,000


  • A unique opportunity to acquire a former, partly converted Ice House with private shore frontage.

  • Featured in TV’s ‘Restoration Man’.

  • New ‘light loft’ added.

  • Highly desirable location.

  • Superb water frontage.

  • Exceptional development opportunity.

  • Services nearby.

Built to store ice, in which salmon could be packed for market, this impressive early 19th Century ice house offers a rare development opportunity in a highly sought after location on a peninsula on the edge of Loch Crinan. The ...

Built to store ice, in which salmon could be packed for market, this impressive early 19th Century ice house offers a rare development opportunity in a highly sought after location on a peninsula on the edge of Loch Crinan. The Victorian Ice House which featured in George Clarke’s Restoration Man has benefited from the addition of a stunning frameless ice like ‘light loft’ to the south gable fitted with bespoke, reinforced and heated glass walls, door and glass floor making it suitable for use throughout the year. The remainder of the building which was constructed from local stone, with a stunning barrel-vaulted ceiling under a turf roof, is ready for development and is being offered with planning permission (03/01634/DET) and listed building consent (03/00672/LIB) for a two bedroom property with mezzanine floor, complete with dining kitchen, living area, bathroom and utility room.

The current owner has created internal window and door openings as well as a door opening at first floor level linking the loft to the main building. Adjacent to this opening is the original square loading hatch through which the ice was fed. The Ice House can also be entered at street level via the north gable where a door opens into a chamber thought to have been used to wash and pack the fish. From here the interior opens up into the main body of the structure with light loft beyond. Access to the site is via a sloping drive with parking area beyond or via wooden gates opening up onto a grassy area to the front. Once finished, the Ice House will make an outstanding holiday home with excellent rental potential. It could also be suitable for more permanent use.

The Ice House is surrounded by a very pretty, mature garden with a choice of elevated areas, including one with a hot tub and from where it is possible to enjoy the stunning, far reaching views. At ground level, the garden meets an extensive stretch of private foreshore on the tidal estuary of the River Add fed by Loch Crinan and offering direct water access and a superb launching area for a small boat, kayaks or canoes. Bordering the eastern boundary is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). Close to the property is a public slipway suitable for launching a larger boat and opposite the property public access to a sandy beach.