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The Old Cottage, as its name implies, is a traditional, single storey, extended stone 2 bedroom detached cottage, set in a delightful, elevated position within the popular crofting township of Lochbay on the sought after Waternish Peninsula. This charming property enjoys widespread panoramic views to Lochbay and beyond to the Outer Isles, the perfect opportunity to acquire a delightful home or investment property.
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The Old Cottage, 18 Lochbay, Isle of Skye, IV55 8GD
Ground floor: Entrance Porch, Hallway, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Inner Hallway, Shower Room, Cloakroom, 2 Bedrooms.
External: Attached Store, Generous Garden Grounds
The Waternish Peninsula was once a bloody battlefield between the MacLeod and MacDonald Clans, evidence is still to be found today with the remains of Trumpan Church a reminder of how brutal island life once was. These days Waternish offers a much peaceful and relaxed lifestyle with dramatic coastal scenery and regular sightings of sea eagles, whales, dolphins and porpoises. Close by is Stein, a model fishing village designed by Thomas Telford in the late 1700’s Here you will find Skye’s oldest inn (The Stein Inn) along with the renowned Loch Bay Seafood Restaurant. Also in the area is a village hall, primary school, Skye Skyns workshop, a local Diving Centre, Craft shop and Gallery. A selection of local amenities can be found in Dunvegan just 10 minutes’ drive away including medical centre, restaurants, shops, garage, and Primary school.
The Old Cottage is approximately 120 years old; the gable extension being added in the 1980’s and the porch in the 1990’s. The property benefits from uPVC double glazing and electric heating via recently installed Dimplex Quantum Storage heaters supplemented by an inset multi-fuel stove in the sitting room and is located in a spectacular elevated position. The loft space above the gable extension is fully floored and timber lined.
ATTACHED STORE SHED: Approx. 3.88m x 2.89m
Double opening timber doors to front elevation, Decra tiling to roof, window to side elevation, plumbing for washing machine.
A track from the township road gives access to The Old Cottage and four other properties, is set within pretty well-stocked mature garden grounds. The property further benefits from an additional piece of ground on the other side of the track, which potentially could be used for the erection of a small property or pods subject to the appropriate planning consents being obtained. A chipped seating area to the front taking full advantage of the stunning views to Lochbay.
SERVICES: Mains electricity, mains water, drainage to septic tank.
HOME REPORT: Contact the RE/MAX Skye office.
COUNCIL TAX: Band C
EPC Rating: E (44)
EXTRAS: Included in the sale are all fitted floor coverings and free standing cooker.
DIRECTIONS: Take the A87 North, turning onto the A863 at Sligachan, continue on this road passing through Dunvegan, as you are exiting Dunvegan turn right onto the A850 towards Portree, follow this road for approximately 5 miles until you see the sign for Waternish, turn left towards Waternish, continue on this road turning right taking a track on the right with a large number 20 at the bottom, The Old Cottage is on the left just after the tight bend.
ENTRY: At a date to be mutually agreed.
OFFERS: Should be submitted in proper legal Scottish form to RE/MAX Skye Estate Agents, Main Street, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AE. Fax no. 01471 822950.
INTEREST: It is important that your solicitor notifies this office of your interest otherwise the property may be sold without your knowledge.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: These particulars are prepared on the basis of information provided by our clients. We have not tested the electrical system or any electrical appliances, nor where applicable, any central heating system. All sizes are recorded by electronic tape measurement to give an indicative, approximate size only. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries - no warranty is given or implied. This schedule is not intended to and does not form any contract.
uPVC half glazed door, two windows to the front elevation with stunning bay views, windows to side elevation, paneling to ceiling, access to inner hallway:
Half glazed door, one step rises, exposed tone work to walls, access to sitting room, kitchen/dining room:
(Dimensions at widest points) Half glazed door with small side window enters this ‘L’ shaped room, offering both sitting and study areas, deep sill window to front elevation with views to Lochbay, window to rear elevation, exposed stone wall with inset wood burning stove set on a tile hearth with timber plinth, one step rises to study area, Dimplex Quantum storage heater, fitted carpet.
Open access from hallway, deep sill window to front elevation with water views, recently installed range of base units with oak worktop over, butler sink, freestanding electric cooker, space for fridge/freezer, tiling to splash backs, Dimplex Quantum storage heater, cork tile floor, ample space for table and chairs, access to inner hallway:
Fitted carpet, access to bedrooms, shower room, cloakroom, loft:
Frosted window to rear elevation, shower cubicle with Mira electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, Dimplex wall heater, ceramic tile floor:
Window to front elevation, fitted carpet.
Slit window to rear elevation, small wall mounted sink, WC, ceramic tile floor.
Window to front elevation with Bay views, Quantum Dimplex storage heater, fitted carpet.
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