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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Strathangus Lodge, Muir of Aird, Isle of Benbecula, Western Isles, HS7 5LT

Offers Over £220,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb views over Loch Dunmaurchauldh, Eabhal and open countryside
  • UPVC double-glazing throughout
  • LPG gas condensing combi boiler central heating system
  • Double garage
  • Good sized Garden
  • EPC Rating D66

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

We are delighted to offer to the market this modern, spacious detached, one and a half storey dwelling with large double garage which was built in 2003 under architect’s supervision. It is set in one acre of ground with a fenced off garden area and stunning waterside views

Strathangus Lodge is a fine, modern house in a good rural location with superb views over Loch Dunmaurchualdh, Eabhal (1,139ft) and open countryside. Benbecula offers attractive scenery, excellent quality of life and easy access to North and South Uist.

The exceptionally spacious accommodation is laid out over two floors and comprises, entrance porch, hall, cloakroom/wc, double aspect front facing lounge with picture window , formal dining room, modern fitted kitchen/diner, utility room/porch and master bedroom with en-suite shower all on the ground floor.

Upstairs, there are two further double bedrooms and a single bedroom/study and family shower room.

The attractively presented accommodation benefits from UPVC double-glazing throughout and a new (February 2011) LPG gas condensing combi boiler central heating system with radiators throughout.

The property also beneitted from new carpets in the lounge and dining room (included in the sale), roller blinds, built-in fan-assisted oven, grill, four ring gas hob and extractor hood. Garage workbench and rotary clothes dryer.

Only by viewing can one appreciate the many attractive features and generous proportions which this property offers.

Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Cloakroom, Master Bedroom witn En Suite Bathroom, 3 Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom

Double Garage

Good sized Garden

Benbecula is located between North and South Uist in the Western Isles. Causeways join the three islands and there are ferry connections to Barra in the South and Lewis and Harris in the North.

Strathangus Lodge enjoys an elevated site, located on the island of Benbecula, with beautiful views over a fresh water loch, towards the hills of North Uist and the distant hills of Harris.

The property is approximately 1.5 miles from Balivanich where there are a variety of shops/supermarkets, restaurants, post office, Banks and the islands regional airport.

There are a selection of facilities on Benbecula with a selection of local stores, doctors surgery and primary and secondary schools. Benbecula Airport has services to Glasgow and Inverness via Stornoway. Ferry services run from Lochmaddy on North Uist to Uig on Skye and from Lochboisdale on South Uist to Mallaig and Oban. The ferry companies are introducing reduced fares for Benbecula residents and there is a 40% discount on flights to the mainland,

The Outer Isles are known for their fine scenery and superb beaches that are virtually unrivalled anywhere in the UK. The quality of life is exceptional and Strathangus Lodge offers the chance to acquire a fine modern house with good spacious accommodation.

Strathangus Lodge is a fine modern house with good spacious accommodation on two floors. The property is in an elevated position and has superb views over Loch Dunmaurchualdh to open countryside and the hills beyond. The property has a well designed layout and the rooms have good proportions with most taking advantage of the excellent views. The property is well presented and should be viewed to be fully appreciated.

Twice daily flights are provided by FLYBE, to Glasgow, for which island residents enjoy a 40% discount on flights. They also operate flights to Stornoway and Glasgow via Barra.

Caledonian MacBrayne run daily car ferry services from Lochmaddy to Uig on Skye and Lochboisdale to Oban, with inter island services to Barra and Harris

A R.E.T (road equivalent tariff) system operates on the ferries making it economical to travel to and from the islands. North Uist, Berneray,Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay are linked by causeways.

A new primary school in the centre of Balivanich is due to open at the beginning of the new school term in August 2011. The high school at nearby Linicleate provides education to university entry level and houses the islands swimming pool and library. The education system in the Uists is of a very high standard with small class sizes, well below the national average.

There are two golf courses. One in Balivanich and a recently discovered ‘Old Tom Morris’ links course at Askernish which has been restored to its original 18 holes by a well know American golf course designer. This course is believed to be as good as its more famous counterparts on the mainland.

Also in the pipeline for the near future is a brand new marina at Lochboisdale in South Uist.


Entrance Vestibule (N & E) 2.45m x 2.04m
Double aspect lobby, UPVC double-glazed entrance door with side screens. Side facing window, radiator and multi glass panel door to entrance hall to:

Hall 1.2m x 6.4m
L shaped hall with staircase and balustrade to the upper floor. Double built in storage cupboard 8’2x 3’11 (2.5m x 1.2m) which has shelving, electric light and houses the LPG combi boiler (new Baxi fitted end February 2011), under stairs storage cupboard, radiator and doors to the cloakroom, master bedroom and multi pane glass panel doors to the lounge, dining room and kitchen. Glass panelled door to:

Sitting Room (N & W) 5.19m x 4.38m
Bright and spacious double aspect room with large double glazed picture window to the front with superb views over Loch Dunmaurchualdh to open countryside, North Uist and Harris. Two radiators, TV point, double glazed French style doors to the large patio area and double multi pane glass doors to the dining room. New carpet fitted in August 2010. Glass panelled double doors to:

Dining Room (W) 5.20m x 3.31m
Bright and spacious side facing dining room. Double panel radiator, hatch to Kitchen and phone point. New carpet fitted in August 2010. Double glazed window with good views. Glass panelled door to Hall.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (S) 4.90m x 4.40m
Bright and spacious rear facing kitchen with a range of fitted base and wall units including glass fronted display cupboards. Ample worktop and storage space with wall tiling over, good range of fitted floor and wall units. 1.5 bowl sink unit with mixer tap and plumbed for dishwasher. Built-in eye level fan assisted double oven and grill. Four ring gas hob and extractor hood. Slot for fridge/freezer. Breakfast bar, radiator, phone point two ceiling spotlight racks. Window roller blind. Ceiling recess spotlight. Multi pane glass door to the side utility porch. Ample space for a four/six seat dining table. Glass panelled door to:

Utility Room (S, W & E) 3.58m x 1.32m
Double aspect side facing porch with UPVC double glazed entrance door, two double glazed windows. Radiator, wall mounted security system control panel, work surface. Plumbed for an automatic washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. Vynalaire style flooring.

Cloakroom (E) 2.40m x 1.20m
Double glazed window. Close coupled WC. Hand basin. Single panel radiator.

Master Bedroom (N) 5.09m x 4.03m
Bright and spacious front facing room with views. Double panel radiator, TV point, phone point, two built-in wardrobes, providing hanging space and shelved storage. Double glazed window with superb views to Loch Dunmaurchualdh and open countryside. Door to:

En Suite Bathroom (S) 2.73m x 2.73m
Fully tiled bathroom, with three piece off white suite with low level WC. Wash hand basin in vanity unit and matching wood panelled bath with mixer shower and screen. Mirror with strip light and shaver point. Matching accessories. Rear facing opaque window. Radiator and extractor fan.

First Floor

L shaped landing with side facing dsouble glazed velux window. Double panel radiator. Access to eaves storage space. Doors to two double bedrooms, single bedroom/study and family shower room. Part coombed ceiling. Access to roof eaves for storage.

Bedroom 2 (N) 4.98m x 4.32m
Bright and spacious front facing room with views over Loch Dunmaurchualdh, the hills beyond and towards North Uist and Harris. Double built-in wardrobe with hanging space and shelving.
Double panel radiator. Coombed ceiling.

Family Shower Room (E) 2.85m x 1.87m
Side facing velux window. Large modern walk-in shower unit. Pedestal washbasin, low level w.c. Mirror, strip light and shaver point. Karndean flooring. Radiator. Matching accessories. Extractor fan.

Bedroom 3 (S) 4.98m x 3.71m Max
Rear facing room. Access to eaves storage area. Double panel radiator. Double glazed window with good views. Coombed ceiling.

Bedroom 4 / Study (E) 2.85m x 1.83m
Side facing double glazed velux window. Single panel radiator. Access to part floored full-length loft area via hinged loft ladder.

Gravelled drive via gate to the house with space for the parking of several cars. The grounds extend to approx 1 acre and the formal garden is laid mainly to lawn with some small flower beds. It has an attractive open aspect with superb all round vies to Loch Dunmaurchualdh, open countryside and the hills beyond. The formal garden has an inner fence from the outer grounds that is used for rough grazing that has an outer fence. Underground LPG tank.

Garden and Grounds
Elevated site, which extend to 1.02 acres enclosed with stock proof post and wire fence. Within this area is a fenced off gated garden which is mainly lawn and surrounds the dwelling. There are some small-cultivated flowerbeds and a large vegetable patch.
A gravel drive with lighting leads to the large parking/turning area to the front of the detached. There are floodlights to the rear of the property and over the front of the garage. There are also courtesy lights on all sides of the dwelling. There is also a SON lamp (street light type) below the apex of the roof to the front elevation.

Double Garage
Approx 6.0m x 5.04m (19’8” x 16’6”)
Double garage with electric remote control sectional up and over door. UPVC double glazed window and half-glazed UPVC service/side door. Box profile sheeted roof. Floodlight over the garage door and courtesy light over the service door. There are two fluorescent lights in the garage and double sockets with an RCD socket by the door for electric tools etc. Pitched roof


Offers Over £220,000

To be by mutual arrangement.

Viewing Arrangements
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.

Council Tax
The property is in Council Tax Band E.

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage

Included in the sale are all carpets (new fitted carpets in lounge and dining room in August 2010) floor coverings, roller blinds, built-in fan assisted oven, grill, four ring gas hob and extractor hood, garage workbench and rotary clothes dryer.

These particulars are for general guidance only. We have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the appliances, services and fittings.

Room sizes should not be relied upon for carpets and furniture. Prospective purchasers are responsible to confirm accuracy by inspection.

Closing Date
A Closing Date may be fixed and we would advise prospective purchasers to register their interest with Bell Ingram Ltd, 22 Market Brae, Inverness, IV2 3AB.

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that parties having registered their interest will be notified of a closing date this cannot be guaranteed. It should be noted that the vendor reserves the right to accept offers prior to a closing date being set.

Important Notice
These sale particulars were prepared on the basis of information provided to us by our clients and/or our local knowledge. Whilst we make every reasonable effort to ensure that they are correct, no warranty or guarantee is given and prospective purchasers should not rely upon them as statements or representations of fact. Furthermore neither Bell Ingram Limited nor its directors or employees assume any responsibility therefore. In particular –

(i) prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the structural condition of any buildings or other erections and the state of repair of any services, appliances, equipment or facilities;
(ii) any photographs included in these particulars are for general information only and any furniture or contents shown in these photographs are not included in the sale unless this is expressly stated in these particulars; and
(iii) any descriptions, measurements or dimensions quoted are approximate only and references to conditions, planning permissions, services, usage, construction, fittings & fixtures and moveable items are for guidance only.

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07 February 2013

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