W Suisnish, Isle of Raasay, Kyle IV40 8NX, UK
Sold £240,000.00 - Residential
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Offers: Over £240,000 Are Invited

Ben Lee, Suisnish, Isle of Raasay, IV40 8NX

Ben Lee presents rare opportunity to acquire the only contemporary 3 bedroom ‘R House’ on the Isle of Raasay which was completed on 2015 set in a garden ground extending to 1/4 acre or thereby (to be confirmed by Title Deed).


Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Hallway, Living Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Bedroom, Shower Room & Utility Room.

First Floor:  Landing, 2 Further Bedrooms & Family Bathroom.

Inspired by the style of the contemporary Rural Designs ‘R House’ properties but not wanting to wait for one to be built for you? If so, we are delighted to offer Ben Lee to the market – the only ‘R House’ on Raasay.  Completed in 2015, Ben Lee is an ‘R2.5’ ‘R House’ in 1/4 acre of garden ground with fabulous views – what more could you ask for?

The ‘R House’ designs are highly energy efficient properties built to a contemporary design and benefit from high levels of insulation and air tightness.   They offer a modern take on traditional Highland dwellings and is based on the traditional ‘2 up, 2 down’ form with the addition of a lean-to living space to the gable.

The property is fully double glazed and is finished to a high standard and incorporates a range of bespoke additions.

Ben Lee is heated by a wood burning stove in the living room in conjunction with a whole house ventilation system with built in heat recovery, three night storage heaters and wall mounted panel heaters for supplementary heating.

There is the option to buy the property fully furnished as seen, with the exception of a number of personal items.

Ben Lee has fabulous views across the Sound of Raasay to the Isle of Skye including Glamaig and its namesake Ben Lee.

Ben Lee would make a lovely family home or a great holiday get away on the lovely island of Raasay.

Reluctantly offered for sale due to international work commitments.


The Isle of Raasay lies off the east coast of Skye and is reached by way of a short and frequent ferry crossing from Sconser on Skye.

Raasay has a hilly terrain with the highest point being Dun Cann at 1,456ft from which there are panoramic views across to the Cuillins on Skye and towards Torridon on the mainland.  The island is renowned for its walks and wildlife which include deer, otters and a variety of birds of prey and also has an interesting historical past and the ruins of a broch and Brochel Castle can still be seen.  In more recent times  the main village, Inverarish, was used as a prisoner of war camp during world war one with the prisoners working in the local iron mines, which are no longer operational but the ruins of which can still be seen.  The island is also the birthplace of the famous Gaelic poet, Sorley MacLean.

Facilities available on the island include a primary school, village shop, hotel, distillery and village hall.

Further facilities, including secondary education and a variety of shops are available in Portree, the principal town on the Isle of Skye.

Access to West Suisnish jetty is just a short stroll from Ben Lee.


Ground Floor:

Entrance Porch:

Accessed via a half glazed door to the rear.  Access to utility room and hallway.  Ceramic tile floor. Size: 5’ 11” x 4’ 4” (1.81m x 1.33m)

Utility Room:

Fitted with a range of base units.  Composite sink and drainer.  Integral washing machine.  Window to rear. Ceramic tile floor.  Size: 7’ 6” x 5’ 11” (2031m x 1.81m)


An L-shaped hallway affording access to the kitchen/dining room, bedroom and shower room with stair to the first floor.  Built in storage shelving.  Large under stair storage cupboard.  Night storage heater.  Ceramic tile floor.

Kitchen/Dining Room:

A dual aspect room with windows to the front and rear.

The kitchen area is fitted with a good range of base and wall units.  Stainless steel 1 ½ bowl sink and drainer.  Integral appliances including induction hob with extractor above, oven and dishwasher.  Window to the rear.

The dining area has ample space for a dining table.  Large picture window to the front affording a view over the Sound of Raasay towards the Isle of Skye.  Disappearing sliding door through to the living room.  Ceramic tile floor.  Night storage heater.  Size: 17’ 10” x 12’ 2” (5.44m x 3.41m)

Living Room:

A triple aspect room with patio doors to the front and windows to the front and side.  Wood burning stove.  Oak flooring.  Night storage heater.  Size: 14’ 0” x 11’ 6” (4.29m x 3.51m)

Bedroom 1:

A large double room with windows to the front and side.  Wall mounted panel heater. Fitted carpet. Size: 17’ 10” x 11’ 2” (5.45m x 3.40m)

Shower Room:

Fitted with a three piece suite comprising wash hand basin, WC and tiled shower.  Electric towel radiator.  Ceramic tile floor.  Size: 8’ 3” x 3’ 10” (2.53m x 1.18m)

First Floor:


Affording access to the two first floor bedrooms and bathroom.  Velux window over the stair.  Fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2:

A good size double room with velux windows to the front and rear.  Two built in double wardrobes.  Coombed ceiling.  Wall mounted panel heater.  Fitted carpet.  Size: 13’ 3” x 11’ 1” (4.05m x 3.40m)

Bedroom 3:

A good size double room with velux windows to the front and rear.  Built in double wardrobe.  Coombed ceiling.  Wall mounted panel heater.  Fitted carpet.  Size: 13’ 3” x 11’ 1” (4.05m x 3.40m)

Family Bathroom:

Fitted with a three piece comprising wash hand basin, WC and bath with shower above.  Tiled walls to the bath/shower. Velux window to the rear.  Electric towel radiator. Ceramic tile floor.  Coombed ceiling. Size: 9’ 0” x 7’ 3” (2.77m x 2.22m)

External:  Ben Lee sits in a garden area extending to ¼ acre or thereby (to be confirmed by Title Deed).  The property is accessed by a gravel driveway from the township road.  Ample parking for a number of cars.

There is a wooded area to the rear of the property full of mature trees and rhododendrons which give a spectacular backdrop when in full bloom.

There is a small shed and a log store.

Services:  Mains water and electricity.  Drainage to a private household sewage treatment plant.

Note:  There is the option to buy the property fully furnished as seen, with the exception of a number of personal items, subject to negotiation.

Council Tax:  Band D

Home Report Pack:  Via  www.packdetails.com   Ref:  HP517359   Postcode:  IV40 8NX

EPC Rating:  D (59)

Viewings:  Strictly by appointment through this agency.

Directions: From the ferry follow the road towards Inverarish.  At the T-junction turn right and follow the road along the shore.  You will pass the sign for West Suisnish jetty and then come to the war memorial.  Ben Lee will be on your left.


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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