Former National Watersports Centre

Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, North Ayrshire, KA28 0HQ

Offers Over £450,000

11.77 acres

  • Scope for alternative use subject to obtaining necessary consents
  • Principal building with potential for conversion or redevelopment
  • 4 x 7 bedroom residential chalets each sleeping between 10 to 12 people
  • 3 Workshops/Stores
  • Extensive yard and open storage
  • Foreshore, slipway and jetty held on separate leases
  • Land with potential of additional development
  • Landward area extends to approximately 6.80 acres (2.76
  • hectares)
  • Foreshore and seaward area extending to approximately 4.97 acres (2.00 hectares)

LOCATIONThe Isle of Cumbrae is located in the lower Firth of Clyde approximately 1.5 miles off the mainland and the town of Largs. The island is approximately 3.70 miles long and 1.85 miles wide and has a population of around 1,300 residents. 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 months. The town of Millport which is located on the southern shore of the island has a range of local amenities including a primary school, shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Largs, a short ferry crossing to the east offers a wider range of amenities and services including, national retailers, supermarkets, medical services, leisure facilities and primary and secondary schooling.The island also boasts an 18 hole golf course at Millport Golf Club which is located in the heart of the island. The island is also populars for cycling, walking, birdwatching and other watersports including kayaking. The Firth of Clyde is a popular destination for sailing due to its accessibility to Glasgow, and with Largs Yacht Haven providing many enthusiasts and yacht owners with a berth to keep their boats together with other associated services including Food & Drink, Boatyard & Marine Services, a well-stockedchanderly and recycling facilities.DESCRIPTIONThe former watersports centre is located on the eastern shore of Cumbrae and occupies a landward site extending to approximately 6.80 acres. Theproperty is located approximately 400m to the south of the ferry slipway and is accessed directly off a minor public road (B 896).The property comprises a principal building which is of timber frame construction under a pitched tile roof and arranged over ground and lower ground floors. The accommodation on the ground floor includes a reception area, offices, commercial kitchen, dining hall, classrooms, lounge, gym and toilet facilities.The lower ground floor includes male and female changing facilities, a former wet suit store and drying room. The changing facilities and storage areashave a wet wall fit out and floor laid to vinyl. 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 7 bedroom residential chalet with toilet and shower facilities, kitchen and lounge formerly used as staff accommodation.On the northern part of the site there are 3 residential chalets of timber frame construction with timber cladding under pitched tile roofs. The Sandaand Ailsa chalet have 7 bedrooms each with en-suite shower rooms. The Gigha chalet has 7 bedrooms, 1 en-suite shower room, 2 shower rooms, WCs and an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge.Outside, the areas to the front of the property are laid to tarmac, with car parking and open storage areas. The land around the main building and chalets are down to grass with paved pathways. The land to the south has been used as an informal football pitch and the land to the west may offer some future development potential.