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The Old Manse, Scalpay, Isle Of Scalpay, HS4








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Key features

  • A house of historic note in a stunning coastal setting.
  • Two Reception Rooms. Five Bedrooms.
  • Extensively renovated and with a well-presented interior.
  • Attractive walled garden.
  • Garage.
  • Beautiful views over both the north and south harbours.
  • About 0.13 hectares (0.33 acres in all).


The Old Manse is in a spectacular setting on the Isle of Scalpay, a small island off the east coast of the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Its harbour-side location allows for stunning views over North Harbour and the North Harris Hills.

Scalpay Island covers an area of about 2.5 square miles with the main township located near North Harbour. It is connected to the Isle of Harris by a bridge, and in the village there is a new Marina, a Community Centre and an award-winning Bistro. There is a beautiful circular walk that takes in the Eilean Glas lighthouse at the island’s eastern tip, famous not only for being one of the first lighthouses to be built in Scotland, but also for its appearance on an episode of Call The Midwife.
Tarbert, about seven miles away, has schooling up to secondary level, a doctors’ surgery and dentist, grocery stores, post office, and bank and also the ferry terminal for the direct ferry link to the Isle of Skye. Stornoway, roughly an hours drive away, has a wider range of shops and facilities along with its airport and ferry terminal to Ullapool.

The Old Manse dates from the late 19th Century and is built on the site of a farmstead formally recognised as having been a place of refuge for Bonnie Prince Charlie after the Battle of Culloden and a modern exterior plaque commemorates this. The house is of solid granite construction.

The current owners purchased the house in 2010 and have extensively renovated much of the property to create beautifully presented, light-filled accommodation. The work carried out includes renovating the west wing, reconfiguring the first floor rooms, rewiring, and re-plumbing. The house is filled with natural light and has been sensitively redecorated to reflect the beautiful coastal setting.
The Old Manse has been a successful seasonal B&B since 2014.

EPC Rating = E



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The Old Manse, Scalpay, Isle Of Scalpay, HS4


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Galbraith, Inverness

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