7 bedroom detached house for saleMorghan, Balnabodach, Isle of Barra, Eilean Siar, HS9
- Superb location enjoying lovely Loch views
- Quiet and tranquil position
- Set in well-tended and attractive gardens
- EPC Rating F33
Beautiful former School House which has been sympathetically renovated to create a fabulous four bedroom family home, along with a two bedroom B&B unit and two bedroom self-catering unit in the idyllic location of Morghan on the Isle of Barra
Northbay House is the former School and Schoolhouse, built in 1882 of stone construction with a slate roof. The property has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard and is currently run as a Bed and Breakfast with Self-catering unit although it offers many options with the B&B section being easily renovated to a further self-catering unit or granny flat (subject to necessary consents).
The property is fully double glazed with large windows making the most of the super views. It is decorated in neutral colours throughout.
North Bay House is accessed via a pathway which leads to the vestibule which offers plenty of coat storage and benefits from a tiled floor. A part glazed door leads to the main hall which has doors to the lounge, study and breakfast room. Stairs rise to the upper floor.
The lounge/dining room is spacious and light with dual aspect windows enjoying the Loch views. It retains the original school fireplace which houses a gas stove and sits on a tiled hearth with a stone fire surround. The room has a large opening to the dining area which has book shelving, a decorative alcove and a window feature to the rear wall. A door leads to the B&B section of the property for easy breakfast service.
The L shaped kitchen lies to the left of the lounge has a good range of floor and wall units in pine. There is a range of floor and wall units in pine with an integral oven and grill, fridge and an integral ceramic hob. A window overlooks the side garden and there is space for a breakfast table. A glazed door leads to an inner hallway which is fully tiled and houses two large and useful stores and also a utility room with WC off. A part glazed door leads to the side garden.
Returning to the kitchen a glazed door leads to the breakfast room which is turn leads back to the main hall and the study which has a central fireplace housing an electric fire and overlooks the front garden.
The carpeted staircase rises to the landing which gives access to the master bedroom, bathroom and bedrooms 2,3 and 4 and offers plenty of useful storage.
The master bedroom is a large and bright with unusual low level windows which ensure you enjoy the views even when lying in bed. There are three double fitted wardrobes offering ample storage and an en-suite bathroom with a three piece suite in white with mains shower over the bath. All walls have Respotex walls for easy cleaning and a tiled floor.
Next to the master bedroom is the shower room which has a two piece suite in white and a modern corner shower with Respotex walls which houses an electric shower. Again this room has a tiled floor. Opposite the shower room is an airing cupboard which has ample shelving.
There are a further two double bedrooms with wash hand basins, both enjoying side garden views and a single bedroom which is currently used as an office.
B&B and Self Catering Accommodation
The current B&B and self-catering accommodation has its own separate entrance to the rear of Northbay House.
A hardwood door opens to a hallway with a utility off. The utility has all washing and drying facilities and a sink unit, there is also a handy drying room. Doors from the hall lead to separate entrances to the B&B and self-catering units.
The B&B has a downstairs lounge which gives access to the ground floor bedroom and stairs to the upper floor. The ground level bedroom has a super king sized bed and two storage cupboards. It benefits from a large en-suite bathroom with a bath and easy-access shower.
On the upper level is another cosy lounge with a large Velux window enjoying hillside views and a central electric fire. The second bedroom lies off this room and is again a good sized double room with built in wardrobe and windows to the rear enjoying views of the hills. There is an en-suite shower room with fully tiled shower enclosure with electric shower.
Returning the hallway and a door accesses the vestibule of the self-catering accommodation which in turn leads to the dining kitchen area. The tall windows are a striking feature of this room and make the most of the superb views. The kitchen has a range of floor and wall units in cream housing an integral oven and grill and with a low level worksurface and sink. The downstairs bedroom is to the left of the kitchen and is a double bedroom which enjoys hill views, again there is a large en-suite shower room off which has a walk in shower for ease of access.
Returning to the kitchen and a staircase rises to the upper lounge area which is orientated to make the most of the surroundings. The final bedroom is off the lounge and has lovely views over the rear garden. There is an en-suite shower room with fully tiled shower cubicle and electric shower.
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