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Glamping Business For Sale, Machrie, Isle of Arran

Status: Under Offer
Kings Caves Glamping<br /> , Machrie, Isle of Arran, KA27 8DX
For Sale, £450,000
  • Sizes:
  • 4.25 Acres

Type: Purchase

Under Offer


  • Stunning location on the West Side of Arran with views to the Kintyre Peninsula
  • Successful glamping business with excellent growth potential
  • 4.25-acre semi-rural site with large duck pond
  • 5 Fully fitted, luxury glamping lodges with planning for a further 5
  • Eco friendly, log cabin reception office and outbuilding with guest hot tub
  • 5 motorhome Aires pitches (2 with electric hook-up) and a motorhome service point
  • Ample car parking space for guests & visitors
  • Modern, four bedroom detached cottage available for long term rent to glamping business owner or manager
  • Price – offers over £450,000


Kings Caves Glamping is in a tranquil location around 2 miles south of Machrie on the West Coast of Arran, 4 miles North of Blackwaterfoot and 12 miles West of Brodick, the islands largest settlement. The location is accessed via The String (B880), an elevated cross island road and the A841, the islands perimeter trunk road.

The location is close to the Kings Caves and Machrie Moor standing stones tourist attractions and the Western shores of Arran, with radiant sunsets and stunning views to the Kintyre peninsula. There are a number of great cycling and walking opportunities in the area and the village of Machrie is home to a 9 hole links golf course, a tennis court and a tearoom.

The Isle of Arran is located off the West Coast of Scotland in the North Ayrshire Council region and is accessed via regular ferry crossings, with a 55-minute journey time to Brodick from Ardrossan, and a second ferry to the north of the island from Claonaig on Kintryre.

Ardrossan is located 35 miles Southwest of Glasgow, with good road links and the town offers regular rail services to Largs and Glasgow.

Arran is Scotland’s favourite holiday island and whilst it has a year-round population of around 5,000 persons, this swells significantly with an estimated 450,000 visitors annually.


Kings Caves Glamping is a unique, natural retreat set within a 4.25-acre, rough meadow on the West side of the A841, with a scenic duck pond at the heart of the site.

The facility comprises of:

  • 5 fully insulated luxury ensuite glamping lodges
  • Private car park with sufficient parking for guests and visitors
  • 5 motorhome Aires pitches, two with electric hook up (EHU)
  • EV charging point
  • Motorhome service point with drive-over grey water drain, chemical toilet disposal and fresh water supply
  • Reception log cabin with waiting area, an office and toilet, linen store, utility room and staffroom with washing machine and dryer.
  • Outbuilding with bicycle storage and a 6-person guest hot tub
  • Safe fire pit area with seating and benches
  • Integrated sewage system and digester with soak away
  • Centralised hot water system to all lodges from a centralised eco-friendly air source heat pump
  • Site wide wifi and a 5 camera CCTV system


The five luxury ensuite glamping lodges each extend to 20 sqm (215 sqft) and are fully appointed for self-catering visitors with a fully equipped kitchenette, each sleeping up to four guests with a king size bed and a pull out sofa bed, a dining area, a bathroom with shower and an outside decking area with views to the duck pond. Each lodge contains a smart TV, Bluetooth sound, LED lighting, electric heaters, and an outside decking area.

An indicative layout plan of the standard lodge and reception lodge is provided.


Planning permission exists under reference 21/00386/PP for a total of ten glamping lodges and the site utilities have been specified for this volume. The site has a valid short-term letting licence (STL). Further details are available upon request.

The site has potential to obtain planning permission for a dwelling house or owners cabin, tied to the existing business.

Reception Office
Reception 4.4m x 5.7m (14’5’’ x 18’8’’)
Office 1.9m x 3.8m (6’3’’ x 12’6’’)
Laundry 2.4m x 3.8m (7’10’’ x 12’6’’)
Toilet 1.9m x 1.9m (6’3’’ x 6’3’’)
Plant Room 2.4m x 1.9m (7’10’’ x 6’3’’)
Hot Tub 2.9m x 2.6m (9’6’’ x 8’6’’)
Storage 2.9m x 2.6m (9’6’’ x 8’6’’)
Living Area 3.6m x 5.5m (11’10’’ x 18’)
Bathroom 1.5m x 2.1m (4’11’’ x 6’11’’)
Porch 3.6m x 1.0m (11’10’’ x 3’3’’)



(Available on Long Term Let)

The owners adjacent house is available to the purchaser on a long-term lease basis and would be ideal for the next custodians of the business.

Tormore Cottage, was built in 2021 and is a detached, 1½ storey villa with parking, garden grounds and panoramic windows offering excellent views of the Kintyre peninsula. The cottage contains the following accommodation:

Ground Floor: Hallway with storage, Lounge with dining area and quality kitchen, Two Bedrooms and Bathroom with WC.

Upper Floor: Two Bedrooms and Bathroom with WC.

The cottage extends to a gross internal floor area of 140 sqm (1,507 sqft) and indicative layout plans are provided.

Tormore Cottage is available for private rental for up to five years and further detail are available upon request to the joint agents.

Ground Floor
Living, Dining & Kitchen 8.3m x 5.3m (27’3’’ x 17’5’’)
Utility 3.2m x 3.0m (10’6’’ x 9’10’’)
Bedroom 1 4.5m x 3.0m (14’9’’ x 9’10’’)
Bedroom 2 4.0m x 3.3m (13’1’’ x 10’10’’)
Bathroom 2.9m x 1.9m (9’6’’ x 6’3’’)
Upper Floor
Bedroom 3 3.4m x 5.4m (11’2’’ x 17’9’’)
Bedroom 4 3.4m x 5.4m (11’2’’ x 17’9’’)
Bathroom 2.3m x 2.0m (7’7’’ x 6’7’’)



The rateable value is £8,200 and the property qualifies for 100% business rates relief via the Small Business Bonus Scheme, subject to occupier status.


Offers over £450,000 are invited for our client’s heritable interest as a going concern. The price is quoted exclusive of VAT.


Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred.



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