4 bedroom detached house for sale
Scarinish, Isle Of Tiree, PA77
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- Central Heating
- Dining Room
- Double Glazed
- EPC Rating E48
The Old Steading presents an excellent opportunity to acquire a property on the Island of Tiree, the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides. The property is situated in a pleasant location at Gott, a small settlement within walking distance of the main island village of Scarinish.
The nearby Gott Bay is a long, wide expanse of south-east facing beach which runs from Scarinish to Gott and is popular for windsurfing, sailing and sand yachting. Its sheltered location makes it ideal for beginners in each sport.
The Isle of Tiree
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 sandy 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 insects and birds, including the rare corncrake.
As well as the primary school, the island supports a six-year secondary school, shops, garages, bank, post office, doctor, vet and other everyday requirements. The 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 and a local newspaper.
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.
The island is served by a daily (except Sunday) flight from Glasgow and a regular car ferry service from Oban. The ferry journey from Oban to Tiree takes approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.
From the ferry, leave the pier and follow the single track road passing the new houses on the right and the War Memorial on the left. At the T junction, take right towards Gott. After approximately 500m there is a gate on the right with signs to Glebe House and The Old Steading. Turn here and follow this track past Glebe House and The Manse on the left. You will then arrive at The Old Steading.
The property is a substantial, detached stone built dwelling set under a pitched, slate roof. Believed to have been built around 1840 as a general farm building, it has been carefully and sympathetically restored by its current owners and is now an eco-friendly and modernised dwelling with immaculately presented and versatile accommodation.
Currently used as a very successful self-catering holiday let www.tiree-steading.com, the property is equally suited to being a spacious and permanent family home, second home, or continuing in the same vein with the current business.
Inside, the accommodation has been designed to make the most of the panoramic views, with the main living areas on the first floor and the bedrooms on the ground floor.
In addition, the property has been designed for excellent energy efficiency. A heat recovery system removes warm, stale air from the living areas, bathrooms, kitchen and utility room, returning lightly warmed fresh air into the bedrooms and living areas.
Accessed via a staircase from the reception hall, the open plan lounge is a beautifully presented living space with triple aspect views to the front, side and rear. There are doors with safety rails to the front and rear, and extra natural daylight is provided by four Velux windows on the south west elevation. A central feature is a stone fireplace and granite hearth, in which sits a Morso wood burner. There is Khars beech engineered flooring, exposed wooden beams and downlights.
Divided from the lounge area by the central stone fireplace, the open plan kitchen/dining area has dual aspect views to the side and rear. In addition there are two Velux windows on the south west elevation. The kitchen has fitted beech floor units which are complemented by a granite worksurface and stainless steel appliances. Additional character is provided by a wall mounted plate rack and a large, glass-fronted shelved double display cupboard. There is a full range of high-quality kitchen appliances and open access to the hall and study. The décor is in pastels and neutrals with natural wood finishes and downlights.
The open plan hall has a large, walk-in storage cupboard which houses the hot water tank. The hall is has an open space with safety rail over the stairs and has a window and Velux window to the north west. From here there is access to the study.
The study is bright and well-proportioned with dual aspect windows, three television points (including a Sky connection), two telephone points. There is Khars beech engineered flooring and neutral décor.
Downstairs, the property is accessed via a timber-clad porch which leads to the L-shaped hall. The hall has a wooden, dog-leg staircase which leads to the first floor and doors to all the ground floor accommodation.
Each of the bedrooms are in immaculate decorative order with pastel colours and Khars beech engineered flooring. Each have tranquil views of the surrounding countryside. Bedroom 3 has a double hanging rail. Bedroom 4, the Master Bedroom has large windows to the front offering sea views. There is a door to a well-presented en-suite which has a fully tiled corner shower cabinet, a W.C. and a wash hand basin set into a beech counter with a feature, tiled splashback behind.
In addition there is a family bathroom which has a white 3-piece suite including a bath with a mains pressure mixer shower and glass shower screen. The décor is bright and modern with painted wood panelling and a wash hand basin set into a beech counter with storage below. There is a shaver socket and heated towel rail.
Completing the accommodation is a utility room which houses a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a stainless steel sink unit, a heated towel rail and under-stair storage.
Outside, the property sits on a level, sunny north-east facing site, with panoramic sea views as well as all-round views of the surrounding land. The gardens are accessed via a single track and through a metal gate, and are sizeable, easily maintained and mainly laid to grass. The garden is bordered by fencing and a stone dyke. There is a very pleasant seating area to the front and a wood-clad, lean-to store.
The accommodation with approximate sizes (for guidance purposes only) is as follows:
External wooden door to porch.
Porch 1.88m (max) x 2.00m (max)
Timber clad. Window (NE) to front. Outside light to side. Door to hall. Built-in cupboard housing meters. Shelving. Tiled floor. Ceiling light.
L-shaped. Window with roller blind (NW) to side and (NE) to front. Two smoke detectors. Doors to bedroom 1, utility room, bathroom, and bedrooms 2, 3 and 4. Wooden dog leg staircase to first floor. Wall mounted panel heater. Tiled floor. Downlights.
Bedroom 1 2.99m x 2.52m
Window with roller blind (NW). Wood panelled walls. Dimplex wall mounted panel heater. Khars beech floor. Pendant light.
Bedroom 2 2.99m x 2.27m
Window with roller blind (SW). Wood panelled wall. Dimplex wall mounted panel heater. Khars beech floor. Pendant light.
Bedroom 3 2.22m (max) x 3.17m (max)
Window with roller blind (SW). Double hanging rail. Dimplex wall mounted panel heater. Khars beech floor. Pendant light.
Bedroom 4 (Master) 5.70m (max) x 3.25m (max)
L-shaped, dual aspect room with large windows and roller blind (NE) with sea views and window with roller blind (SW). Door to en suite. Telephone point. Dimplex wall mounted panel heater. Tiled floor. Khars beech floor. Downlights.
En Suite 2.00m x 2.20m
Window (SW). W.C. in white. Inset wash hand basin and mixer tap with storage below. Fully tiled stand alone corner shower cabinet with sliding screen and mains pressure mixer shower. Tiled splash back. Shaver socket. Heated towel rail. Tiled floor. Downlights.
Bathroom 2.23m x 1.97m
Window (SE) to side. Wood panelling. W.C. in white with hidden cistern and shelf above. Inset wash hand basin with mixer tap, storage below and beech counter top. Tiled splash back. Bath with tiling around, mains pressure mixer shower, glass shower screen and shower curtain. Shaver socket. Heated towel rail.
Utility Room 1.98m (max) x 1.67m (max)
Beech-effect worksurface. Shelving. Under-stair storage cupboard. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and tiled splash back. AEG automatic washing machine. Whirlpool condenser dryer. Heated towel rail. Tiled floor. Pendant light.
Open Plan Lounge
Triple aspect with door, roller blind and safety rail (NE). Two windows (NE). Window and roller blind (NW). Four Velux windows on (SW) elevation. Door with roller blind and safety rail (SW). Television point. Telephone point. Stone fireplace and granite hearth (central feature). Morso wood burner. Wall mounted panel heater. Khars beechfloor. Downlights.
Open Plan Kitchen/Diner (overall) 11.94m x 3.26m
Slightly L-shaped, open plan. Central feature stone fireplace divider. Hall and open access to study. Door (SW) with safety rail. Window (SW). Two large Velux windows on (SW) elevation. Fitted maple floor units. Granite worksurface. Window (SE). Stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap. Tiled splash back. Stainless steel 4-ring electric hob. Bosch stainless steel extractor. Siemens stainless steel oven and grill with drop down door. AEG integrated stainless steel microwave. Miele dishwasher. Large double glass fronted shelved display cabinet with shelving above. Hotpoint fridge. Hotpoint freezer. Wall mounted television. Wall mounted plate rack. Wall mounted panel heater. Khars beech floor. Down lights.
Open plan. Access to study. Large walk-in storage cupboard housing hot water tank and hatch to loft. Open over stairs. Velux window on (NW) elevation. Window (NW). Khars beech floor. Downlights.
Study 3.02m x 2.52m
Dual aspect with window and roller blind (NE) and (SE). Two television points (Sky). Two telephone points. Television point. Wall mounted panel heater. Khars beech floor. Pendant light.
Outside, the property sits on a level, sunny north-east facing site, with panoramic sea views as well as all-round views of the surrounding land. The gardens are accessed via a single track and
through a metal gate, and are sizeable, easily maintained and mainly laid to grass. The garden is bordered by fencing and a stone dyke. There is a very pleasant seating area to the front and a wood-clad, lean-to store.
Drainage to septic tank
Viewings will be strictly by appointment through the sole selling agents. If there is a particular aspect of the property which is important to you, please discuss it with a member of our staff before viewing.
The island is served by a daily (except Sunday) flight from Glasgow and 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 www.calmac.co.uk
Oban Airport: 0845 805 7465 www.hebrideanair.com
Glasgow Airport: 08700 400008 www.glasgowairport.com
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 and white goods as described in the sales particulars are included in the sale. Furniture and contents may be available by separate negotiation. Further images and information for the property can be found at www.tiree-steading.com.
Particulars April 2012