The subjects are situated at the junction of Shore Street with Hawthorn Lane in the town of Bowmore on the Island of Islay. Bowmore is the administrative town of the island, and is located approximately 10 miles from Port Ellen and Port Askaig respectively, the two ferry terminals on Islay. Regular ferry services connect the island with Kennacraig in Kintyre, landing at Port Ellen in 2 hours 20 minutes or Port Askaig from 1 hour 55 minutes.
Schooling is located within the town with a primary school and the island's secondary school located nearby.
The subjects comprise an area of land laid to grass which extends to approximately 0.25 acres. The subject site is bound by a bank to the west, Shore Street to the north, Hawthorn Lane to the east and residential properties to the south.
The subjects have previously benefitted from planning consent for two townhouses, connected via a pend. The consent was granted by Argyll and Bute Council on 14 September 2009 under planning reference 08/00050/DET. Whilst the planning consent lapsed on 14 September 2014, there have been no changes in the circumstances of the site and the relevant Local Development Plan policies remain supportive of appropriate housing development at this location.
Copies of the lapsed planning consent and associated plans are available from the Selling Agents.