Brecklate offers a unique opportunity to acquire an outstanding, fully renovated farmhouse with a range of outbuildings in a delightful setting on the sought after Mull of Kintyre. The property enjoys an elevated position offering seclusion and privacy, with …
Brecklate offers a unique opportunity to acquire an outstanding, fully renovated farmhouse with a range of outbuildings in a delightful setting on the sought after Mull of Kintyre. The property enjoys an elevated position offering seclusion and privacy, with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. Close to the property is the village of Southend with shop, medical centre and post office. There is also a café and 18-hole golf course enjoying a superb location on the Kintyre Peninsula. The internationally renowned Machrihanish Golf Course is also nearby.
Within easy reach of the property is Campbeltown with its wide choice of services, including shops, schools, hospital, small cinema and leisure centre with swimming pool. It is also the home of several whisky distilleries including the famous Springbank. On the edge of the town is a large marina with berths for visiting yachts, chandlery and other services. As well as its unspoilt scenery, the area is known for its diverse wildlife and range of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, bird watching and riding. Close to Brecklate is the popular Wilder Ways Riding School offering a range of riding adventures.
The property is situated within easy reach of the main road network. There is also an airport a few miles to the north offering daily services to Glasgow International Airport. In the summer months, a car ferry operates between Campbeltown and Ardrossan south west of Glasgow.
The main farmhouse at Brecklate has been extensively renovated by the current owners and re-configured to create a stylish, spacious and practical family home. The property has been beautifully decorated throughout and is being offered in walk in condition. Brecklate includes 4/5 bedrooms, including a large ground floor bedroom with en-suite, originally the farm stables, with a delightful galleried mezzanine, ideal as a reading space, play area or as additional accommodation. Also on the ground floor is a sitting room/study and further reception room with wood burning stove, which could also be used as a bedroom. There is also a large utility room and cloakroom. The architect designed open plan kitchen dining living area provides a delightful, practical space to relax and entertain. From here is access to 2 first floor bedrooms and large bathroom. A further first floor bedroom with en-suite is reached via a dedicated staircase from the main hall. In recent years, Brecklate has operated as a successful Bed and Breakfast offering high end accommodation. With 2 bedrooms and a sitting room that can be used and accessed independently, the property is ideally suited for use in this way.
Adjoining Brecklate to the rear is a substantial former stone byre. The building is now used as a garage, boot room and kennel with the option to create stables in one of the other outbuildings if required. From here is access to a ground floor office, originally the farm creamery, a conservatory and another utility room beyond. Work undertaken by the current owners includes renovating and re-slating the main house, re-sheeting the outbuildings, recladding work, renewed water system with UV filtration and the installation of a large polytunnel. Solar panels have also been installed which benefit from a feed in tariff of approximately £600/per annum.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
An extensive and very pretty garden extends to the front of the property and includes a large area of lawn sloping down to a delightful orchard. To the rear of the property are two large paddocks. The western paddock immediately behind Brecklate includes a fenced off area with polytunnel and separate area with chicken run. The second paddock lies to the north and is accessed by crossing one of two pretty tree lined burns that run through the grounds where they mark the boundary.
In addition to the former byre, is an extensive range of outbuildings accessed via the courtyard to the rear of the property which also provides parking for several cars. These outbuildings include traditional stone farm buildings, several of which have been renovated by the current owners. More recent additions include a large, agricultural shed adjoining the former cow byre, which has been converted for use as a substantial workshop. There is also an open fronted wood/hay store, separate stone shed with electricity, water and working forge and detached, large games room/stable/store. All the outbuildings have been well maintained and offer scope for use in a variety of ways.
Brecklate is accessed from the main road via a shared private drive leading to the rear courtyard. To the side of this drive is an access track owned by the neighbouring farmer.