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Penlea, Whiting Bay, Isle Of Arran, North Ayrshire KA27

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Property description

Penlea, a derelict and roofless end of terrace cottage, sits on a very spacious and charming piece of land offering far reaching and elevated views from beyond an additional and substantial timber outbuilding presently situated elsewhere on site. This attractive and rural setting high above the village of Whiting Bay should prove highly desirable. The cottage itself is barely a shell of its former self and whilst derelict (and therefore exempt from any Home Report requirement) could offer some potential to reinstate it to its former glory or alternatively be demolished entirely and replaced elsewhere on the plot (subject to any future and necessary planning consents which have already been favourably considered). Acting as agents for the seller, we are now seeking a proceedable and unincumbered cash buyer to deliver a swift conclusion without the inconvenience of trying to parcel off sections of land or seeking long winded planning approvals for a myriad of possible outcomes. Any purchaser will be required to obtain any suitable planning permission for their own chosen scheme after completion of ownership.

Nb: Adjoining buildings not included

Features Derelict end-terrace cottage with potential for development

Possibility to demolish and build a new dwelling

All works would be subject to planning permission

Situated in a desirable rural setting above Whiting Bay

Perfectly positioned to enjoy wonderful open views

Excellent opportunity to create a modern home

nb - In principle pre-planning for an extension or re-build of Penlea has been approved and would be dependent upon new plans being submitted. Further clarification on any planning issues can be obtained from North Ayrshire Council:


Whiting Bay is located on the south east corner of the island and overlooks the Firth of Clyde, with views to the very southern point of Scotland. The village provides a newsagent, post office, pharmacy, two general food stores, cafe/bar, restaurant, bistro, hardware store and a farm shop. There is a craft outlet and art gallery, as well as a picturesque 18-hole golf course. Primary schooling is available in the village and secondary schooling is found at the High School in Lamlash. The surrounding area provides some of Arran's most scenic walks, not only along the shoreline, but also through the forest to Glenashdale Falls

The Isle of Arran, approximately 167 square miles in area, is sometimes referred to as 'Scotland in miniature', as it is divided into highland and lowland areas by the Highland Boundary Fault. The island is a popular destination for geologists, due to the substantial volcanic activity around 16 million years ago in the Tertiary period.

There are many stone circles and standing stones dating from Neolithic times, including those on Machrie Moor and the Giants Graves above Whiting Bay. Arran is approximately 60 miles in circumference and has some of the finest scenery in Scotland, with excellent walking, rambling and sea and trout fishing. Tourist attractions include Arran Aromatics, Arran Heritage Museum, Lochranza & Lagg Distillery and Brodick Castle. There are seven golf courses on the island with Penlea ideally positioned for easy access to Whiting Bay Golf Club.

Brief History of Whiting Bay

Some say Whiting Bay was so called because of the amount of whiting fish caught, although a herring fishery also ran from here. At one point it had the longest pier in Scotland.

In Whiting Bay, the Giants' graves, neolithic tombs from 4000 years ago, lay in the forest along with Viking forts. At Kingscross Point, a dun or fortified farmstead has been found dating back the better part of two thousand years. Kingscross was used by Vikings as a settlement and burial site, and it has been suggested that the bay to the south was named after them, with 'Viking Bay' later becoming corrupted to Whiting Bay.

In 1263, the Vikings of King Haco's fleet anchored before the Battle of Largs. Arran, according to Irish tradition, was also the home of Manannan mac Lir, the God of the Sea.

Feb 1307 – Kingscross also achieved a footnote in history when it became the place from which Robert the Bruce sailed for Ayrshire in February 1307, en-route to regaining control of his kingdom from the English. The pier in Whiting Bay was built in 1901 and became the longest pier in Scotland. It was dismantled in 1964.

The transformation of a group of tiny settlements into the Whiting Bay we see today, began with the establishment of a ferry to Saltcoats in 1790. This was followed from the 1830s by the arrival of steamers from Glasgow and elsewhere in the Clyde Estuary. Clearance of Arran's inland crofting areas from the 1830s produced a demand for more accommodation on the coast, here and elsewhere on the island.
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Property info

Property value data/graphs for KA27

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £359,991 £216 3.5 £364,590
Semi-detached £193,589 £253 2.8 £203,750
Terraced £230,481 £262 2.7 £345,000
Flats £208,616 £171 2.7 -

Current asking prices in KA27

Average: £238,755
Avg. current asking prices in KA27
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £171,700
Flats £187,500
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All £176,214

Current asking rents in KA27

Avg. current asking prices in KA27
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Fun facts for KA27

Highest value in KA27
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran KA27 £374,291
Glen Avenue £347,687
Kildonan, Isle of Arran KA27 £320,721
Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 £293,458
Lochranza, Isle of Arran KA27 £293,073
Highest turnover in KA27
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Glencraig Place 54.5%
Glen Court 44.4%
Kinloch Court 36.8%
Glen Avenue 33.3%
Kilbride Road 30.0%
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