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3 bedroom detached house for sale
Duisdale Beag, Isle Ornsay, Isle Of Skye
The former Schoolhouse and School building currently comprise of a semi-detached one and three quarter storey former schoolhouse together with an attached former school which combined create circa 470 square metres of accommodation. Planning permission has been granted allowing the alteration, extension and conversion of the school to form a new property (Building Warrant reference number 10/00016/AECSL refers) details of which can be obtained on request.
Occupying an elevated position and with stunning views the sale of the property provides a fantastic lifestyle opportunity with endless potential uses, subject to the appropriate permissions. The Schoolhouse is currently occupied and provides accommodation over two levels and comprises entrance hallway, sitting room and kitchen. The sitting room enjoys stunning open aspects over the local countryside and beyond and features include an open fire and original stone fireplace. This room is open plan with the kitchen and comes with wall and base storage units, belfast sink and a range of integrated appliances. The hallway leads to the utility room and rear porch which provides ample space for white goods. The staircase leads to the upper level and 3 nicely presented bedrooms and the family bathroom. At the rear of the property there are various outbuildings used for wood and coal storage.
Currently there is no inter- connecting access between the properties which means that there is perfectly comfortable living accommodation whilst any work is undertaken in the school. The school requires modernisation and upgrading and comprises hallway, 2 wc's, scullery and 3 classrooms. The current owners planned to extend the property and convert it into a substantial family home, however there really is scope and great flexibility with a host of potential possibilities in a stunning location.
The Old Schoolhouse is located on the south eastern coastline of Skye overlooking the Sound of Sleat with quite breathtaking views towards Glenelg, Sandaig and Knoydart. The property could hardly be better placed for those who enjoy the outdoor life, with the surrounding area having some wonderful walks and views. The Sound of Sleat provides superb opportunities for sailing, fishing or diving and there is salmon and sea trout fishing available in nearby lochs and rivers.
Skye is famous for its breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife. It is a haven for bird watchers, artists, walkers and photographers. The island also offers a range of more energetic activities such as kayaking, abseiling, diving, pony trekking and mountain biking. The dramatic Cuillin Ranges are perhaps the most striking of all Skye's natural attractions and lure hill walkers and mountaineers from all over the world. Deer stalking, fishing and shooting are also available on the neighbouring estate.
While enjoying a peaceful and idyllic island location, the house is also readily accessible from the mainland, being only 16 miles by car from the Skye Bridge and 6 miles from Armadale, where a ferry departs for Mallaig. Trains run from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness and from Mallaig to Fort William. There are daily flights from Inverness Airport to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and other UK destinations.
The property is 8 miles from Broadford village, which is the second largest settlement on Skye and is well equipped to supply most daily requirements. It has a 24 hour supermarket, a petrol station, restaurants and hotels as well as banking and postal services. Within 2 miles The Kinloch Hotel can be located with Michelin star restaurant and within walking distance the Eilean Iarmain Hotel with pub and 2 AA Rosette restaurant.
In terms of education, there is a highly recommended primary school at Sleat, further primary schooling at Broadford and a secondary school in Portree.
Garden grounds mainly laid to lawn with driveway and outbuildings including log and coal store.