ALMOST completely screened by high hedges fronting Ardrossan Road in the coastal village of Seamill, Beach Cottage is the veritable hidden gem, a detached bungalow-style property within walking distance to local amenities and the beach. But while the front of the cottage is predominantly concealed, the amazing, tiered ground space at the rear provides a series of interlinked decks for outdoor dining, relaxing, sunbathing, and taking full advantage of views to the Firth of Clyde and Isle of Arran.

The Herald:

Inside, Beach Cottage has been professionally decorated and styled with a nautical/seaside vibe by Irene McNay of Adorn Property Services. The result is a delightfully quirky and impeccably finished interior combined with deceptively spacious accommodation.

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Off the entrance hall, which houses built-in storage and a charming cloakroom, is a bright and very attractive front-facing living room with focal fireplace, large, front-facing principal bedroom, rear-facing second bedroom – and at the end of the hall, a 17ft open-plan dining kitchen with French doors to the rear, off which is a utility and a particularly large shower room.

The Herald:

A pull-down ladder in the hall reveals an unexpected additional space: a 23ft centrally heated and floored attic with two rear-facing Velux windows, which could be utilised for numerous uses.

This home’s standout features include original varnished floorboards, natural pitch pine internal doors, Shaker-style fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, abundant storage and worktop space, and integral breakfast bar.

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The adjacent dining area has French door access to the rear, which makes the most of the elevation with a series of cleverly designed and crafted tiered decks – stay low or go high for full sun exposure and magnificent views from the top deck.

Eight miles south of Largs on the A78 coastal road, Seamill has a popular sandy beach – although it’s best known for the landmark Seamill Hydro Hotel and its near neighbour, Seamill House Hotel.

The Herald:

Offers over £279,000 are invited by Slater Hogg & Howison’s Largs office.