Unique Property Visitor Centre

7 Acre site is for sale with 10 buildings and current Planning Permission for 36 holiday units.

Unique Property Bulletin Ltd., intend to apply for an amended planning permission to establish, and if granted to then buy this site for…

A New Unique Property Visitor & Holiday Centre

5 of These Semi Underground High Quality Glamping Pods

A separate area with 3 some overground/raised style holiday units…

EXAMPLE: Unique Property Holiday Unit

The best of Unique Property style holiday buildings will be selected



Variety of Unique Properties For Visiting & Holidaying



When the subscribers to this new Unique Property Visitor Centre started our publication: Unique Property Bulletin 27 years ago, none of the folk at this end of the keyboard could have imagined that an obscure paper-based magazine would end up with a group of friends buying several of the unusual buildings that are featured and renovating them.

28 Unique Property Projects to date, such as number 24 at Noss Head Lighthouse Compound which we bought on 23rd May 2017…

Unique Property Buildings’ Purchase Number 24: Noss Head Lighthouse Compound

Let alone being in a position to consider buy the latest candidate property at Balmichael in Shiskine on the Island of Arran.

To purchase a closed visitor centre on the Island of Arran and re-open it in the style of a Unique Property Visitor Centre.

The 7 acre site has an existing owners accommodation plus 10 separate buildings, including a tea-room + shops + former visitor centre attractions such as an old cinema.

This page will evolve over the coming weeks. The shareholders and stakeholders need an initial idea of what we are proposing with the Unique Property Visitor Centre. We start by illustrating the current planning permission for the addition of 36 glamping pods…

Current Owner’s Plans As Per Outline Planning Permission form 2018

The Former Balmichael Visitor Centre, Shiskine, Island of Arran, KA27 8DT.

The current planning permission contains 48 Buildings on 7 Acres of Visitor Centre Land

Guide: £365,000

Estate Agent Details: Click Here.


Existing Site

Formerly the Balmicheal Visitor Centre.



Closed for business since 2012

Current Use Class of 10 Existing Buildings At Main Courtyard

Existing Use

9 x Buildings: Main Courtyard. Mixed Commercial Use

1 x Owner’s House

Plus approximately 72 x Car Parking Spaces

Planning Permission For 36 x Newbuild Glamping Pods Outwith Main Courtyard

7 Acres of Recreational/Visitor Centre Grounds & Additional Overflow Parking + Coaches

Existing Cafe Carry Out – Alfresco Courtyard Eaterie. Unit’s 3 & 4 on The Plan Above

Existing Inside Dining Area & Eaterie. Unit’s 5 & 6 on The Plan Above



Unique Property Bulletin to submit a planning application (after pre-planning consultation) for 5 of the 10 existing buildings to be renovated and use class order to remain as existing with the 5 other existing buildings to have a change of use…

1 x Owner’s House + 1 Staff House Backing Onto Main Courtyard/Old Byre

1 x Tearoom: Main Courtyard

2 x Retail Units: Main Courtyard

5 x Holiday Cottages: Main Courtyard


In Place of 36 Glamping Pods (Basic Specification)

18 x Unique Property Holiday Units (Newbuild High Specification)

6 x Affordable Staff Residential Rental Units (Newbuild)

1 x Owner’s Office Building + Business Angel Area (Newbuild)

For Owner’s Group Investment Projects: 

1 x Indoor Wet-Weather Leisure Facility (Newbuild)

Outdoor All-Weather Recreation Facilities (Newbuild)

Outdoor Leisure Facilities….

Go Cart Circuit + Miniature Railway + Miniature Golf + Scateboard Park + Zip Wire + Cycle Monorail…



Unique Property Bulletin Ltd., and Scotlsion Ltd., should emphasise that our wish is NOT to build 36 identical Glamping Pods as appears on the Arran estate agency narrative. Our requirement is to seek planning permission to build a range of unique holiday structures,  for example…

Just for fun, on the second half of this page, we have added a small sample of different styles of unique property. Our friends over at Grand Designs have an annual show in London (here). However, we reckon there may well be an appetite for a more permanent type of unique property visitor centre.

How can there not be? We have gone from 986 readers in  1993 to between 35,000 and 150,000 in more recent times. Every week we have a telephone call from a newspaper/radio/television research department looking to find something out of the ordinary; an amazing place to live…

We Always Make Best Effort To Give A Good Interview

The growth of this website and our sister websites (here and here) have managed to bring jobs which help another of our accidental successes. So with the ability to now consider a visitor centre, we are keen for our readers views:

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Meanwhile, here at Unique Property Bulletin we have our favourites to include in a new Unique Property Visitor Centre….

Mirror Tree House Holiday Cabin. Details: Click Here

With an eclectic and diverse range of holiday units that, by their iconic nature, tend to reach a considerable numbers of people who follow theses styles of property…



If you are new to this website and like the styles of building we feature, please consider subscribing for Unique Property Bulletin online…


Unique Property Bulletin Visitor Centre

Example Buildings For Consideration…

We are looking at buying some land and building a new holiday destination.

What do our readers reckon. Yes? No? Thoughts?

PLEASE TEXT: 0757 276 8795

Mirror Tree House: A Go To Destination For Unique Property Experiences In Sweden (Here)

Many years ago, our friends Kent and Britta Lindvall in Sweden trail-blazed an amazing set of unique holiday pods, some examples of which are illustrated in this current article.

Unique Property Bulletin have been looking to continue this idea on the island of Arran. Recently, we have been offered a site with several acres and live planning permission for holiday structures of an unusual nature.

This may well suite our Unique Property Bulletin Visitor Centre project: a go-to destination modelled on the highly successful Swedish concept from Kent and Britta. Here are just a few of their TreeHotel holiday structures in Sweden to get you thinking of what we might build on Arran…

Each holiday unit has been designed by an architect with the instruction to inspire the imagination of visitors.

At Unique Property Bulletin we have featured several of these on our website for owners, Kent and Britta Lindvall over many years and we are very keen to collaborate with our friends to continue the unique building visitor experience. Our preferred location is somewhere on the island of Arran. We are currently canvassing views of our Unique Property Bulletin readers as to the merits/demerits of such a project for Arran. 


Tree House Hotel In Sweden Has Several Different Designs. Architect Imagination Let Loose

Click Here To Study Kent & Britta’s Website

Here are some of their other unique holiday pods…

The interiors of Kent and Britta’s unique holiday designs are remarkably comfortable and contemporary…

Above shows an interior of an easy to access unique holiday unit, below shows one from the classic mirror-cube-tree house pod that captured the imagination of the Amazing Spaces television production company research team. You will need to be fairly fit and mobile to get into the mirror-cube-tree-house accommodation…

The interior shown above is a favourite of ours: the mirror tree house…

The selection pictured above this paragraph are from the TreeHotel estate in Sweden created by Kent and Britta Lindvall (here).

At Unique Property Bulletin, we were delighted to help Kent and Britta’s by introducing Amazing Spaces research team. Ultimately architect/presenter George Clarke travelled to Sweden and featured the unique Swedish holiday structures on his television programme, Amazing Spaces.

We are now approaching the time to locate a suitable site for our own unique property visitor centre, and a most exciting part – to consider styles, ideas and genres of unusual structures to build on that site. Here is a brief selection of some candidate holiday pods we have been looking at and might include on the proposed Arran site…

The Island of Arran. Possible Location For A Unique Property Bulletin Visitor Centre.

Featuring an amazing collection of 12 to 36 unusual holiday properties to inspire our readers. Real buildings to stimulate you and help realise your dream home; whatever form that unique structure might grow from….

Would you like to visit a Unique Property Bulletin visitor centre and stay in one of these types of unusual structures? Please text us your views, and ideas. If you have a candidate property to suggest for inclusion, text us the weblink and we shall make best efforts to add it to our website. It may very well make it onto the short-list for construction.

Unique Property Bulletin Visitor Centre: Yes or No? Plus your views…


Our own candidate examples continue with these unique properties… 




Some of Our Own Preferred Styles of Visitor Experience

Of course there would have to be a little bit of Hobbit about the place…

Outside and Inside – Hobbit House Flavour

Another aspect is finding amazing ways to exit the unique buildings. This is a totally left-of-field lateral thinking process. We feature some interesting ways that rank above the relatively normal method of getting in and out of your holiday accommodation…


Getting in and out of a unique holiday property can be fun. It should be inspirational and ignite thoughts of future architects, transport designers and people who create buildings to consider ways to get to them…


A personal favourite of this website’s owner and one that would fit well at our proposed Arran site is the cyclists mono-rail way of getting about…

Click Here To Watch A Video of The Cyclist Monorail

Here on Arran, we would be building a series of unique holiday structures to inspire and give enjoyment. Do our readers think this would be a good idea? Please feel free to let us know what you think…


Capturing An Iconic Futuro Pod For Our Unique Arran Island Visitror Centre Is A Must (Here)

This idea of a Unique Property Visitor Centre has been at the back of our minds since we started the Unique Property Bulletin 25 years ago. It is only now that we are in a financial position to make it a reality.

We have a decision to make on whether to create facility of this nature, and your input – our readers’ opinions and views mean a lot to us.

Unique Property Bulletin Visitor Centre: Yes or No?



The Origins of Unique Property Bulletin

We started in 1992 with a paper format Unique Property Bulletin…

The Original 1992 Paper Version of Unique Property Bulletin

By 2011 we had transferred the Bulletin to this website platform. The readership went from 3,500 for Unique Property Bulletin’s paper version, to an amazing 35,000 folk fairly quickly that read our online offering. There are occasions when we reach the dizzying heights of 73,000 folk if a particular property on these pages goes “viral”. The highest number was 186,399 with help from our friends at Facebook (here). That level of engagement is hard for us to comprehend. Though the resultant avalanche of email enquiries took all 4 volunteers here around 12 days to work through. It is old fashioned but we make best endeavour to reply individually to everyone who takes the time to text or email us (contact page here).

We normally publish a magazine format Unique Property Bulletin online. However, as this website has become so busy with a huge number of emails and telephone calls – and just part-time volunteers at this end of the keyboard to answer, we decided the best thing to do is employ some staff. To do that we need to create an income stream that is reliable enough to pay wages. To remedy the conundrum, we went on an adventure: the first set of buildings bought to provide that income stream, and provide new offices for this publication, we found these beauties…

Unique Property Bulletin Headquarters. 

If you are new to this website and like the styles of building we feature, please consider subscribing for Unique Property Bulletin online…

We would love to get you into mischief and your next home might just, magically appear on these pages.

For more information about Unique Property Bulletin and how it can help you, please…

Telephone/Text: 0757 276 8795.