Kirkton Cottage Millport

by shelly thompson

Hi everyone,

 

I wonder if anyone could help. My family moved to Millport in 1980/81. I loved it there you could hire out a bike and go to the beach, so care free in those day's.

 

Myself and my family lived in Kirkton Cottage (hope i have spelt it right) It was attached to a large house and next to that was the caravan park. My mum has some old photo's.

 

Does anyone know if the cottage is still there? And any know history of the cottage? I would love to visit again and show my young son where we used to live (if it's still there).

 

Many thanks

 

Shelly x

 


DAVID STEVENSON says

Hi Shelly

Yes, Kirkton Cottage is still there and has been occupied by its present owner for over 20 yrs.

The cottage was built onto Kirkton House, which used to be a Manse. The church was adjacent to the manse and was taken down stone by stone and the stone was used to build the new church on Bute Terrace hundreds of years ago. A few of the rooms in the cottage are actually part of the cellar of the manse and the original staircase still remains.

I would happily ask the lady on your behalf if you could visit if you were planning to make a trip to the island.

Hope this has helped,

David

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