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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Hough, Isle Of Tiree, PA77

Under Offer £170,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Central Heating
  • Double Glazed
  • Hallway
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Hough House is set in a slightly elevated location at the foot of Ben Hough, in the crofting township of Hough, commanding fine views of Tiree and the surrounding islands including Skye, Rhum, Eigg and Muck to the north, passing Ardnamurchan, Mull, The Treshnish Islands and Iona, then on to Jura and Islay to the south.

The Isle of Tiree
The property is approximately 6 miles from the ferry terminal and local amenities. As well as the primary school, the island supports a six-year secondary school, shops, garages, bank, post office, doctor, dentist, vet and other everyday requirements. The excellent Co-Operative store at the village of Scarinish also has a wide selection of groceries, fruit and vegetables and wines. There are builders and other tradesmen on the island, a business centre, a local newspaper Community Trust and many community organisations.

The island of Tiree is the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides and is approximately 13 miles long and three and a half miles wide. It is famous for its many stretches of long, white shell sand beaches and the flat grassy land (the machair) behind the sand dunes which, in the spring and summer months, form a carpet of wild flowers. The traditional low-intensity farming methods on the island and the enriching effects of wind-blown sand also sustain a wide variety of flowers, insects and birds, including the rare corncrake.

In recent years Tiree has also become well known for its excellent windsurfing and has an annual ‘Wave Classic’ event when people from far and wide visit to join in the activities and, as well as enjoying the windsurfing, to see local artwork by visiting the craft shops and galleries. There is also a very popular Tiree Music Festival.

The island is served by a daily (except Sunday) flight from Glasgow as well as local flights from Connel airport. There is also a regular car ferry service from Oban. The ferry journey from Oban to Tiree takes approximately 3 hours and forty five minutes.

Hough House is situated on the west of the island, just south of Balevullin (one of the most popular beaches) and approximately seven miles from the ferry terminal and the village of Scarinish.

Hough House is a well presented two storey traditional farmhouse style building of stone construction and set under a pitched roof of profile sheeting. The main part of the house was renovated recently to a high eco-friendly standard by creating an insulated timber frame within the existing stone walls. The original lean to at the side (currently used as a shop/workshop) offers scope for various uses including an additional bedroom and sitting space. There is a large solar water cylinder, plumbed and wired ready to purchase and install solar panels. Fully double glazed with Planitherm glass and with the heating provided by way of 2 wood burning stoves, electric panel heaters and an efficient heat recovery system, the property is warm and comfortable and provides ideal accommodation either as a holiday retreat or as a permanent residence.

The accommodation is spacious and well laid out over two floors and has been fully upgraded, renovated and modernised in recent years by the current owner. Decorated in neutral and pastel shades and using organic emulsion paint and complimented by traditional wood finishes throughout the property is in very good decorative order and viewing is highly recommended.

The property is entered through the front porch into the large farmhouse style kitchen/diner which benefits from an extensive range of handmade wooden floor and wall units with matching wooden work surfaces in reclaimed pitch pine. A focal point of the kitchen is the large stone fireplace and hearth which houses a wood burning/multifuel stove. There is space for a large dining table comfortably seating six people. From the kitchen there is access to the lounge and Cloakroom as well as a winding wooden staircase to the first floor. To the left of the fireplace is a door into the shop.
The property can also be entered by a door to the left hand side of the porch. This leads to the shop which has a window to the front offering lovely views. There is a door to the kitchen and also to the workshop which has a window to the side. Currently used as a display and production areas for Andrew's Crafts: hand crafted wooden goods, calendars, postcards and other gifts, this space is an excellent area with possible development potential (subject to local authority consents) to provide further bedroom and/or sitting space.

The lounge has views to the front and benefits from a stone fireplace and hearth with wood burning stove. There is recessed shelving as well as a built in storage cupboard. The flooring is reclaimed wooden floorboards on a new insulated concrete floor, as in the kitchen.

The first floor has two good sized bedrooms, both of which are east facing and enjoy sea views. The master bedroom has an additional window to the back. Both rooms are fitted with built in wardrobes and are laid to carpet on reclaimed floorboards. Heating is provided by electric panel heaters.

The bathroom has a Velux window on the west elevation and benefits from a three piece suite in white with Respatex wall coating around the bath and an electric shower with corner shower screen. The flooring is cork tiled and there is a panel heater on the wall.

Completing the accommodation is a cloakroom and separate porch, both of which are located on the ground floor.

Externally, the property is accessed via a shared track and there is parking to the front. There is a pleasant garden to the front and side which is east and south facing respectively making it something of a sun trap and a very pleasant seating area. There is an assortment of young shrubs, plants and bushes to the side which is mainly laid to grass and an organic vegetable garden. To the front there is a large hard standing where cars can be parked.

The accommodation with approximate sizes (for guidance purposes only) is as follows:

Porch 3.26m x 2.03m (both max)
External wooden door with glazed inset. Frosted window (S). Internal reclaimed wooden door with two glazed insets to kitchen/diner. Concrete floor. Pendant light.

Kitchen/Diner 6.62m x 4.30m
Double glazed sash and case window (E), reclaimed wood v lining reveal and widow seat. Doors to lounge and cloakroom. Hand made floor units with reclaimed wooden pitch pine work surfaces. One and a half bowl ceramic sink and drainer with chrome effect mixer tap. Tiled splash back. 4 ring electric hob with oven and grill. Hotpoint fridge. Feature stone fireplace and hearth with multifuel burner. Space for dining table. Reclaimed wooden floor. Pendant light. Downlighters. Telephone point. Winding pine staircase to first floor. Window (W) at turn. Internal reclaimed wooden door to left of fireplace with two glazed insets to shop/workshop.

Shop 3.22m x 4.00m (max)
Window to (E). External wooden door. Door to kitchen and workshop. Concrete floor. One fluorescent lights. Telephone point.

Workshop 3.91m x 2.76m
2 windows (S) Stainless steel sink unit. Automatic washing machine. Chest freezer. Concrete floor. Two fluorescent lights.

Cloakroom 1.65m x 0.75m
Coombed ceiling. Two piece suite in white consisting WC and small wash hand basin with tiles splashback and glass shelf. Wooden floor. Pendant light.

Lounge 3.47m x 4.32m
Sash and case window (E) with reclaimed v lining reveal with distant view to Ben Nevis. Stone fireplace and hearth with wood burning stove. Recessed shelving and two down lights. 2 TV points. Built in storage cupboard. Reclaimed wooden floor. Two pendant lights. Telephone point. Broadband connection.

Landing 4.29m x 2.80m (both max)
Window (E) with wood panelled surround. Glass brick window (W) at turn of stair. Doors to first floor accommodation. Built in airing cupboard housing solar hot water tank. Hatch to loft with light which is partially floored. Wall mounted panel heater. Fitted carpet. Two matching pendant lights.

Bedroom 1 (Master) 4.29m x 3.94m (both max)
Dual aspect window (E) and (W) with reclaimed v lining wooden reveal and sea views. Large built in double wardrobe with shelf and hanging space and storage over. Wall mounted panel heater. Fitted carpet. Pendant light. Telephone point. TV Point.

Bedroom 2 2.62m x 3.27m (both max)
L shaped with window (E) with sea views. Built in single wardrobe with shelf and hanging space. Wall mounted panel heater. Fitted carpet. Pendant light.

Bathroom 3.30m x 2.28m (both max)
Velux (W) on elevation. Three piece suite in white comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin and splashback. Wood panelled bath with mixer tap. Stand alone corner shower cabinet with Respatex walls, sliding shower screen and Tritron electric shower. Shelf. Shaver light and socket. Wall mounted panel heater. Cork tiled floor. Downlights.

Shared driveway. Off street parking. Fenced garden to front and side. Easily maintained with grass and unusual plants and bushes and organic vegetable plot. South facing side beach style garden with nice seating area.

Mains electric
Mains water
Septic tank
Tiree Broadband
Satellite Television

PA77 6XE

Grid Reference

Council Tax
Band ‘D’

Travel Arrangements
The island is served by a daily (except Sunday) flight from Glasgow as well as local flights from Connel airport. There is also a regular car ferry service from Oban. The ferry journey from Oban to Tiree takes approximately 3 hours and forty five minutes.

Travel bookings should be made to:
(Ferry) Caledonian MacBrayne Limited: 08705 650 000
Tiree Airport: 01879 220456
Glasgow Airport: 08700 400008

Closing date
A closing date may be fixed for the receipt of offers. Interested parties should note their interest in the property.

Entry will be by mutual agreement

Viewing is strictly by prior appointment through the sole selling agents. If there is a particular aspect of the property which is important to you, then please discuss it with a member of staff of Bell Ingram in order to avoid a wasted journey.

The fitted carpets, curtains, blinds as described in the sales particulars are included in the sale. Most white goods and furniture may be available by separate negotiation.

Particulars March 2012
Photographs August 2011 and March 2012

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