With an auction guide price of only £23,000, this one bedroom flat costs less than a used caravan at Hunter’s Quay Holiday Village in Dunoon.
If you’re looking for a quiet place to get away and relax – close enough to drive to for a weekend here and there but far enough from your busy day-to-day life – then you may at first consider a static caravan; a staple of the British holiday due to their rural locations and sheer abundance. But for an even better deal, you could get your hands on this one bedroom flat in the village of Innellan, next to Dunoon, and make your holiday home a lifetime investment.
With a guide price of only £23,000, less than the average price of a used caravan at Hunters Quay Holiday Village only seven miles away, this is an incredible opportunity for a quiet holiday bolthole for a bargain. Prices for caravans at Hunters Quay start from £39,995 for a used two-bedroom and stretch all the way to £125,000 for a higher end model. Adding on site fees and the fact that the average length of time a caravan can last before needing replaced being only 10-20 years, and you may be starting to worry about the cost of your new hideaway.
Of course, that’s not to say that there aren’t people who are happy to pay for a caravan, if that’s the holiday home they want and they know they’ll get more than enough use out of it. But if you’re looking for a second home you can consider an investment, then look no further than Thornwood Lane, Innellan. This ground floor flat has an open plan living room/kitchen with fitted units and appliances lining the left wall, and an exposed stone feature wall complete with an atmospheric log burner. The double bedroom to the right has a large window letting in heaps of natural light, and a built in storage cupboard. There is a recently renovated shower room and W/C branching off from the living room, as well as a small area by the front door with shelving and space for a washing machine unit. The property needs a bit of refurbishment done, reflected in the guide price, but with a bit of effort and TLC you could end up with a fantastic investment property.
The flat is down a quiet lane off the Shore Road which runs along Innellan’s gorgeous coastline, giving the property the perfect position to be secluded enough for a peaceful retreat, while still enjoying views of the Firth of Clyde.
Innellan is a charming village five miles south of Dunoon, with a wide range of events being hosted all year round; from theatre shows to pet shows, Halloween and Christmas events, from the South Cowal Community Festival to the Dunoon Jazz Festival. Innellan is also home to the Innellan Golf Club, with a challenging 9-hole golf course that has been described as ‘worth the green fee alone just for the views’. With the rapidly growing popularity of the ‘staycation’ holiday, you could make your money back by using the property as a holiday let with platforms like Airbnb.
Heading to online auction on the 2nd of April, you have the chance to get your hands on a great little holiday home and lifelong investment.