Closing date set for 27th June at 12 noon

Achnaha is a unique, small residential estate, extending to approximately 84.25 acres, which occupies an enviable coastal location on the west side of the Kintyre Peninsula. The setting is idyllic and the views from the property are magnificent, overlooking the nearer islands of Cara, Gigha, Islay and Jura, with Mull forming the backdrop. It has all the elements of a wonderful lifestyle property; letting income opportunities, development potential identified on a number of sites, grazing for livestock, amenity woodland and nearly half a mile of beaches and rocky coastline.

Lot 1 – Achnaha House Achnaha is a delightful, contemporary house situated in a wonderful elevated position overlooking its own fields and woods with the isles beyond. The house was built in 2016 and offers extensive, flexible accommodation, arranged over ground and first floor. It extends to approximately 1,998 square feet and has a number of energy efficient features including underfloor heating and an air source heat pump. The accommodation is approached from the back of the house through a porch, which leads into the entrance hall where there is a large utility cupboard. From here, a door leads into the kitchen. This has wonderful views over the garden, the small lochan and grounds and has a range of wall and floor units which incorporate a stainless steel sink and a four ring gas hob with an electric oven below. There is ample space for a dining table and space for a fridge and dishwasher. From the kitchen an arch leads into the sitting room. This has dual aspect windows, and a wood burning stove. Again, there are wonderful views over the grounds and islands. On the far side of the kitchen is a study, currently used as a single bedroom, off which there is an en-suite bathroom. Also, from the main hall, a door and corridor lead through to a separate annex. This has its own entrance porch to the rear of the house and benefits from a kitchen / sitting room, with build-in floor units incorporating a stainless steel sink, a four-ring gas hob and an electric oven. Off this room are two single bedrooms and a large bathroom. This is ideal either as overflowing accommodation for the principal house or as a separate letting unit. On the first floor of the principal house there are two further bedrooms, both doubles with a family bathroom between them. Also between the bedrooms is a walk in dressing room / cupboard. The property is approached by a private driveway which leads up to the house, in its elevated position, through the grounds. To the rear of the house is a parking/turning area in which there is a separate double garage, with an electric door and a lean-to wood store. The policies of Achnaha House extend to approximately 4.09 acres in all. The grounds immediately surrounding the house are laid to lawn with an embryonic orchard on gently sloping ground behind. A number of young fruit trees have been planted and an area has been fenced off for use as a vegetable garden. The burn, which runs through the grounds, along the edge of the main lawn, collects in a charming lochan, immediately below the house, this small area of water taking its part in the ever-changing view. The whole area is a haven for wildlife. To the north side of the driveway and also overlooked from the house, is a grass paddock of approximately 2.8 acres.

Lot 2 – Paddock & Plots Lot 2 is a paddock, which occupies a superb position, with far reaching views. It extends to approximately 4.09 acres, and is situated to the south of the Achnaha drive. Outline planning consent (Ref: 18/00643/PPP & 18/00644/PPP) has been applied for, for the erection of two detached dwellings on the site, providing an exceptional opportunity to develop a wonderful greenfield site. At the south end of Lots 2 is a block of mature woodland, providing both amenity and shelter.

Lot 3 – Coastal Land & Beaches The coastal land extends to about 75.67 acres of useful ring-fenced block of grazing land and includes about 0.6 mile of sand and pebble beaches and rocky foreshore. Situated on the west side of the main road, opposite Achnaha, the land comprises 16.39 acres of grass leys, 15.87 acres of permanent pasture, 22.80 acres rough grazing, 2.39 acres woods and 18.22 acres miscellaneous/foreshore ground. The land can be accessed either through field gates directly off the main road or via a farm track, near the northern boundary. The fields of pasture are bounded by fences and dry stone walls. Each has a water supply for livestock. The land is extremely attractive and includes numerous sandy and pebble beaches and coves, with wildflower meadows above.

Situated in a bowl to the south end of the coastal fields is an area which has been identified as a potential building plot (subject to the necessary planning consent). Outline planning permission has been submitted to the Argyll & Bute Planning Authority. For further details, please speak to the selling agents.

Part of the foreshore at the western boundary of Lot 3 is designated as the Glencardoch Point Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Lot 4 – Mid Lodge and Workshop Mid Lodge is a semi-detached, stone lodge house, thought to date from the early 1800’s, complete with its original iron-fenced kennels and large garage, workshop and stores. It occupies 0.4 acres of part-wooded grounds in this beautifully rural location. This property is in need of extensive renovation but has excellent development potential. Including the garage and workshop space, there is approximately 3,112 sq ft of accommodation and scope to create a stunning family home (subject to gaining the necessary consents). The living accommodation in Mid Lodge includes three bedrooms, a galley kitchen, sitting room and family bathroom. There is oil fired central heating throughout and the property benefits from pleasant views over the driveway through deciduous trees to the grazing land beyond. To the west there is a small patio garden and to the east there is a wooded garden area incorporating part of a characterful grassy mound with mature deciduous and coniferous trees. This whole area is a mass of bulbs in spring. There is ample parking to the rear of the Lodge beside the mound and in front of the workshop and kennels. The stone and brick-built workshop and all of the adjoining stores are concrete floored throughout. Accessed through large double doors, it was formerly used as a garage and workshop for farm vehicles and machinery. There is a mains water tap and an inspection pit with west-facing window beyond. The 2 stone-built kennels are adjoined by a further small store room. With the Lodge and workshop the whole forms a useful sheltered and secluded courtyard area.

This property has 84.25 acres of land.


Achnaha is situated about one mile south of the hamlet of Muasdale, and just north of Glenbarr village which has a tree nursery, restaurant and general store. The town of Campbeltown is 13 miles to the southeast and has two supermarkets, several hotels and restaurants, a range of shops and professional services, primary and secondary schooling, a hospital, a leisure centre and a cinema. Shooting is available to rent on some of the nearby estates, while sea angling and sailing is popular in the Kilbrannan sound. Machrihanish (16 miles) has one of the most scenic championship golf courses in Scotland, together with the more recently opened Dunes course. A regular bus service operates between Campbeltown and Glasgow, with a stop at nearby Muasdale.


From Glasgow take the A82 and A83 to Tarbet. Continue through Tarbert on the A83 following signs for Campbeltown. After leaving the hamlet of Muasdale, continue for about 1 mile. The house will be seen above the road to the left, with the stone-walled entrance as short distance further on.

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Other features

  • • 5 Bedrooms
  • • 2 Reception rooms
  • • Approximately 84 acres
  • • Planning potential
  • • Sea-frontage
  • • Further 3 bedroom cottage

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