An opportunity to develop a traditional whisky distillery on the waterfront of Portavadie has come on to the market.

Agents Baird Lumsden are looking for potential buyers to make offers over £500k to purchase the beautiful west coast development on the Cowal Peninsula, in Argyll.

The Portavadie Distillery site is a development site extending to 25.48 acre development with both planning and building warrant approval for a distillery, bonded warehouse and visitor centre - presenting a rarely available investment opportunity.

A highly popular tourist destination, abundant in wildlife and boasting a wealth of recreational opportunities, the area is famous for its dramatic landscapes and excellent sailing to the scenic Kyles from the Clyde marinas, on through the Crinan Canal and out to the Hebridean islands.

Portavadie itself is home to home to a highly regarded marina and leisure complex which includes a hotel, spa and restaurant. The village of Tighnabruaich, three miles to the east has a doctor’s surgery, local shops and a well-regarded primary school. It is also, in season, a regular stopping-off point for the famous Waverley steamer.

Jennifer Campbell of Baird Lumsden who is overseeing the marketing process, said: “Historically, the site was home to the unused Polphail Village, which was built in the 1970s during the expansion of the oil industry. Its removal has been of significant environmental gain and the cleared site is now offered to the open market with full planning consent and building warrants to establish a distillery in an area of outstanding beauty," she enthused.

“The new distillery and visitor centre, which will be designed in the traditional vernacular Scottish style, will make a highly attractive addition to Scotland’s whisky heritage," she concluded.

For those who are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, you can contact Jennifer Campbell on 01786 833800 or