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Sold £230,000.00 - Residential
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Fixed Price for a Quick Sale – £230,000  – £20,000 Below Home Report Valuation

 Auld Orwell Cottage, 33 Lochbay, Waternish, Isle Of Skye, IV55 8GD

 A delightful stone built former croft house which has been sympathetically extended into a 1 ½ storey 3 bedroom property set in an elevated position enjoying views over Loch Bay towards Dunvegan Head, the small isles of Isay, Mingay & Clett  and across the Minch to North Uist.


Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Open Plan Living/Dining Room, Inner Hallway, Kitchen, Bedroom and Shower Room.

Upper Floor:  Landing, 2 Bedrooms and Family Bathroom.

 Lochbay is located on the popular Waternish Peninsula on the North West coast of Skye.  The Waternish area is renowned for its stunning sunsets and the picturesque village of Stein which hugs the shore line of Loch Bay. Visiting yachts are often seen moored in the bay in the summer time with the recently upgraded jetty giving improved access.  The area of Stein has been designated as a conservation area and the eighteenth century Inn is popular with visitors and locals alike.  In addition to the Inn there is also a small seafood restaurant and craft shop whilst other services in the area include Skye Skyns, the islands traditional tannery, a primary school at Knockbreck about three miles away and a number of small craft outlets. A wider range of facilities, including shops, restaurants, doctors and dentists surgeries and post office are available in Dunvegan, approximately 5 miles away, whilst Portree offers secondary education, banks, a wide range of shops, sports facilities, hotels and restaurants.

Auld Orwell Cottage is a traditional stone built former croft house believed to date back to circa 1900 which has been sympathetically extended and upgraded (early 2000) into the spacious three bedroom property it is today.

The original property now forms the open plan living/dining room with two feature stone walls with fireplace and a central spiral staircase to the upper floor. Also on the ground floor is the kitchen, bedroom 1 and shower ‘wet’ room.  On the first floor are two further bedrooms and the family bathroom.  The property benefits from oil fired central heating and is fully double glazed.

The property has been run as a successful holiday let for over 10 years (by both the current and previous owners) and offers potential purchasers the opportunity to buy a readymade business.


Ground Floor:

Entrance Porch:

Accessed via a half glazed UPVC door to the front.  Ceramic tile floor.  Coat Hooks.  Door through to open plan living/dining room.  Size: 6’ 11” x 3’ 3” (2.10m x 0.98m).

Open Plan Living/Dining Room:

A delightful open plan living/dining room with central spiral staircase to the upper floor.

This spacious room was the footprint of the original croft house and has two windows to the front with window seats to sit and enjoy the views, two feature exposed stone walls and an open fire with tile surround and wooden over mantle.  Ample space for both living and dining.  Ceramic tile floor.  Two radiator.  Open doorway to inner hallway.  Size: 27’ 8” x 13’ 8” (8.42m x 4.20m).

Inner Hallway:

Doors to the kitchen, bedroom 1 and shower room.  Ceramic tile floor.  Size: 6’ 6” x 3’ 6” (2.00m x 1.10m).


A dual aspect room with windows to the side and rear.  Half glazed UPVC door leading out to the rear of the property.  Fitted with a range of base and wall units.  Inset sink and drainer.  Plumbing for washing machine and dish washer.  Central heating boiler.  Radiator.  Ceramic tile floor.  Size: 10’ 10” x 10’ 2” (3.32m x 3.11m).

Bedroom 1:

A double room with window to the rear.  Built in double wardrobe.  Radiator.  Laminate flooring.  Size: 11’ 0 x 10’ 4” (3.29m x 3.11m).

Shower Room:

A ‘wet’ shower room fitted with wash hand basin, WC and mains shower.  Window to the rear.  Ceramic tile floor.  Ladder radiator. Partially tiled walls. Size: 6’ 4” x 6’ 4” (1.96m x 1.96m).

Upper Floor:


A light and spacious landing area with velux window to front with doors off to two further bedrooms and family bathroom.  Coombed ceiling.  Laminate flooring. Storage cupboard. Size: 10’ 9” max x 10’ 4” max (3.27m max x 3.17m max).

Bedroom 2:

Currently used as a twin room.  Velux window to the front.  Built in single wardrobe. Laminate flooring. Radiator.  Coombed ceiling.  Size: 10’ 1” x 9’ 0” (3.19m x 2.73m).

Family Bathroom:

Fitted with a five piece suite comprising wash hand basin, WC, bidet, bath and separate shower with mains shower.  Ceramic tile floor. Partially tiled walls. Radiator.  Coombed ceiling. Velux window to front.  Size: 9’ 7” x 7’ 3” (2.93m x 2.22m).

Bedroom 3:

A good size double room with window to the rear.  Coombed ceiling.  Plenty of built in under coomb storage space and two wall cupboards. Laminate flooring.  Radiator.  Size: 17’ 7” x 11’ 0” (5.38m x 3.63m).

External: Garden extending to approximately ¼ acre (to be confirmed by Title Deed) laid mainly to grass. Tarmac drive and parking area for three cars.

Services:  Mains water and electricity, drainage to septic tank.  Oil fired central heating.

Council Tax:  Currently subject to business rates.

Energy Rating:  D

Home Report:  Available via:  www.packdetails.com  Ref: HP477745   Postcode:  IV55 8GD

Extras: As the property is currently run as a successful 4 star holiday let all furnishings, white goods and website (www.auld-orwell-cottage.co.uk) may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewings:  Strictly by appointment through this agency.  As the property is currently run as a holiday let please allow as much notice as possible for us to arrange a viewing for you and please be aware that viewings may only be possible during change over which is normally on a Saturday.

Entry:  By mutual arrangement

Auld Orwell Cottage, 33 Lochbay, Waternish, Isle Of Skye, IV55 8GD


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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