Almora Cottage, Clachan Sands, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5AY
Clachan Sands, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AY, UK
Sold £100,000.00 - Residential
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Offers: over £100,000 are invited

Almora Cottage, Clachan Sands, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5AY

A single storey two bedroom former croft house located in a quite rural area.  This would make a lovely permanent home or for use as a holiday let.


Entrance Hallway, Living Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Rear Porch, Two Bedrooms and Shower Room.

Almora Cottage was built in 1969 to replace the original thatched cottage that still stands to the rear of it.

The property has been well maintained and benefits from UPVC double glazing and electric heating by way of total control night storage heaters in several rooms as well as an oil fired Rayburn Royal in the kitchen.

The property enjoys far reaching views over the surrounding croftland with the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye to the east and west towards the loch/north Atlantic.

The property was a family home for many years but in recent times has been used as a holiday let taping into the thriving holiday market on the island.


Clachan Sands is a traditional crofting community situated approximately 6 miles from Lochmaddy and is located on the road to Berneray from where the ferry links the Uists to the Isle of Harris.

As the name suggests, Clachan Sands is famed for its long sandy beaches.  It also is a haven for bird watchers, having a wide variety of both resident and visiting birds, Golden and Sea Eagles as well as a wide variety of other wildlife including otters.

Lochmaddy performs an important role for the islands being the port for the Uig ferry since 1834.  Facilities within the township include 2 hotels, a shop and post office, bank, tourist information centre and Taigh Chearsabhagh, an art centre/cafe.  Primary schooling is available at Paible School, Bayhead. Secondary education is available at Liniclite in Benbecula where there is also a community swimming pool and library.  The airport serving the island is at Balivanich where there are also further facilities including 2 supermarkets, a butchers, primary school, and hospital.  There is a local co-op supermarket, veterinary clinic and hotel at Cregorry.


Entrance Hallway:

Accessed via a half glazed UPVC door to the front.  Access to living room, both bedrooms and shower room.  Built in storage cupboard.  Fitted carpet.  Total control night storage heater.  Size: 6’ 4” x 6’ 3” (1.93m x 1.91m)

Living Room:

A lovely dual aspect room with windows to the front and rear.  Wide reaching views over the surrounding croft land.  Fitted carpet.  Total control night storage heater.  Door to kitchen/dining room. Size: 14’ 7” x 13’ 9” (4.46m x 4.19m)

Kitchen/Dining Room:

Another dual aspect room with windows to the front and rear.  Fitted with a good range of base and wall units.  Integral ceramic hob and electric oven with extractor above.  Stainless steel sink and drainer.  Plumbing for washing machine.  Rayburn Royal oil fired range which also provides hot water.  Ample space for dining.  Vinyl flooring.  Door to rear porch.  Size: 14’ 7” x 12’ 10” max (4.46m x 3.92m max)

Rear Porch:

Half glazed UPVC door to the front. Ample space for storage.  Vinyl flooring.  Size:  7’ 2” x 4’ 0” (2.19m x 1.23m)

Bedroom 1:

A double room with window to the front.  Fitted carpet.  Wall mounted panel heater.  There was originally a fireplace in this room and although it has been closed, offers the potential to be reinstated.  Size: 11’ 10” x 11’ 8” (3.60m x 3.57m)

Bedroom 2:

A double room with window to the side.  Fitted carpet.  Two build in double wardrobes.  Total control night storage heater.  Size: 11’ 10” x 11’ 5” max (3.60m x 3..50m max)

Shower Room:

Fitted with a three piece suite comprising wash hand basin, WC and corner shower enclosure with electric Triton shower.  Wet wall panelling to shower.  Window to rear.  Vinyl flooring. Total control night storage heater.  Size: 8’ 1” x 6’ 3” (2.47m x 1.92m)


The property is accesses via a private driveway from the township road.  The garden ground extends to 0.2 acre or thereby (to be confirmed by Title Deed) and is laid to grass.

Services:  Mains water and electricity.  Drainage to septic tank.

Council Tax:  Band B

Viewings:  Strictly by appointment through this agency.

Home Report Pack:  Via          Ref: HP477206 & Postcode: HS6 5AY

EPC Rating:  F (33)

Directions: Head north out of Lochmaddy on the A865.  Take the right hand turning on to the B893 signposted to Berneray and the ferry.  After only a few hundred yards take the left hand turn opposite the first red telephone box and Almora Cottage is the second property on the right.


These particulars are believed to be correct but no guarantee of their accuracy is given and no error or misdescription herein shall annul any sale or be made subject of compensation by either side. Neither shall these details be deemed to form any part of any contract. Prospective purchasers are advised to take legal advice on the extent and nature of the subjects they propose to acquire.

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