Shepherd’s Cottage, Bharcasaig, Orbost, Isle Of Skye, IV55 8ZB
Orbost, Isle of Skye IV55 8ZB, UK
Sold £220,000.00 - Residential
3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Offers: Over £220,000 Are Invited

Shepherd’s Cottage, Bharcasaig, Orbost, Isle Of Skye, IV55 8ZB

A traditional three bedroom property in a stunning secluded location close to the shore of Loch Bharcasaig.


Entrance Hallway, Living Room, Kitchen, Three Double Bedrooms, Rear Hallway, Bathroom & Integral Garage.

Shepherd’s Cottage is a traditional three bedroom property located in a stunning secluded location close to the shore of Loch Bharcasag.  The property has views to the front over the loch towards Harlosh with the Red Cuillins in the distance and towards one of MacLeod’s Tables to the rear.

Shepherd’s Cottage was renovated in 2014 and benefits from upgraded insulation, new v-lining in many of the rooms, aluminium clad Nordan wooden windows, oil fired central heating and solar panels providing both hot water and a net income.  There is also the potential for further development including conversion of the garage or extending the property to provide additional accommodation.

The property is accessed from Orbost via a private forestry track and would make a lovely family home or a delightful holiday let.


Shepherd’s Cottage is located close to the shore of Loch Bharcasaig in Orbost on the west coast of the island in a very private and secluded spot.

The area enjoys stunning views, abundant walks and a wide variety of wildlife.  From the front of the property you can sit soak in the stunning view and you may even spot a seal, catch a glimpse of the visiting porpoises chasing a mackerel shoal for their dinner or even catch sight of a sea eagle soaring above.  If you fancy some physical activity – then follow the forestry track out to MacLeod’s Maidens or with access to the beach, launch your kayak and explore the coastline from the sea.

For those interested in the history of the island the area is dotted with Brochs and remains of Cairns or you can visit Dunvegan Castle, home of the Clan MacLeod, either to visit the Castle itself or to enjoy the gardens.  A short drive up the coast from Dunvegan are the Coral Sands which are always popular with visitors to the island.

Dunvegan is some 5 miles from the property and offers a number of facilities including shops, restaurants, hotels, doctors & dentists surgeries and primary school.  A wider range of facilities including secondary education are available in Portree, the principal town on the island.


Entrance Hallway:

Accessed via half glazed door to the front.  V-lining to walls. Fitted carpet.  Radiator.  Access to living room and bedrooms 1 & 2.  Size:  10’ 3” x 3’ 3” (3.12m x 1.00m)

Living Room:

Twin windows to the front affording a view over Loch Bharcasaig to the Red Cuillins.  V-lining to the walls.  Open fire with tile surround and wooden mantle.  Door to rear hallway.  Radiator.  Fitted carpet.  Size: 13’ 8” x 11’ 3” (4.18m x 3.45m)

Rear Hallway:

Affording access to the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom 3 and the integral garage.  Sky light.  Fitted carpet.  Radiator.  Storage cupboard.  Size: 9’ 5” x 2’ 10” (2.88m x 0.86m)


A dual aspect room with windows to the side and rear overlooking the garden.  Half glazed door to rear. A good range of base and wall units.  Stainless steel sink and drainer.  Integral dishwasher and extractor fan.  Plumbing for washing machine.  Laminate flooring.  Radiator.  Size:  12’ 9” x 10’ 11” (3.89m x 3.32m)

Bedroom 1:

A good size double room with twin windows to the front affording a view over Loch Bharcasaig to the Red Cuillins.  V-lining to the walls.  Fitted carpet.  Two radiators.  Size: 13’ 8” x 10’ 6” (4.18m x 3.20m)

Bedroom 2:

A double room with window to the rear.  Fitted carpet.  Radiator.  Loft access.  Size:  10’ 4” x 10’ 0” (3.16m x 3.06m)

Bedroom 3:

A double room with window to the side affording a view to one of MacLeod’s Tables.  V-lining to the walls.  Fitted carpet.  Radiator.  Size: 10’ 11” x 9’ 5” (3.32m x 2.88m)


Fitted with a three piece suite comprising wash hand basin, WC and bath with shower over.  Tiling to walls over the bath.  Partial panelling to the walls.  Radiator.  Window to rear.  Vinyl flooring. Size: 7’ 8” x 5’ 6” (2.33m x 1.70m)

Integral Garage:

Double doors to the front.  Window to the side.  Central heating boiler.  Power and light.  Boarded loft storage space.  Size:  14’ 5” x 12’ 1” (4.40m x 3.70m)


The property sits in a generous garden ground extending to 1/3 acre or thereby (to be confirmed by Title Deed).  The garden is laid mainly to grass with a number of established trees and shrubs and a dry stone wall to the rear.  To the rear of the property is a substantial Nissan Hut fitted with power and light, roller door to the front and pedestrian door to the rear.  Size: 29’ 12 x 15’ 1” (8.87m x 4.60m).  There is also a log store.

Extras:  The majority of furniture, contents and white goods may be available by separate negotiation.

Services:  Mains electricity.  Drainage to septic tank.  Private water supply.  Solar panels providing hot water and an income on a fixed tariff until 2031.

Council Tax:  Band C

Home Report Pack:  Via   Ref: IV55 8ZB

EPC Rating:  D (63)

Viewings:  Strictly by appointment through this agency.

Directions:  From Dunvegan follow the signs for Orbost either via the Glendale road or through Roag.  Head towards Orbost House.  Follow the track around and to the rear of Orbost House.  Follow this track for about half a mile and Shepherd’s Cottage will be on your right as you drop down towards the small sandy beach at Bharcasaig.


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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