15A Valtos is in the hamlet of Miavaig on the Valtos peninsula on the west coast of Lewis. Designed by the award-winning local firm Porteous Architecture, the property blends in with the surrounding area, with its Siberian larch and galvanised steel exterior, and living roof. From the interior, the extensive use of glass fills the house with natural light as well as extending its connection to the landscape.
Phiddy Robertson of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “This is a superb property in a spectacular setting, positioned above the shoreline and with stunning views over the West Loch Roag archipelago to the Atlantic. The beaches of Lewis and Harris are famed for their crystal clear waters and pristine sands and the purchasers will benefit from direct access to the shoreline and a sense of tranquillity amidst this wild and beautiful landscape. The property has been designed to make the most of the superlative views and is also energy efficient and well insulated for use year-round. It is perfectly situated to enjoy the beauty of the Hebrides.”
The property is highly energy efficient with an air source heat pump, high levels of insulation, triple glazing and is designed for maximum solar gain.
The open plan living room, dining room and kitchen is the focal point of the house with its loch and island views and its sliding doors opening to the decked balcony. A partly screened platform at one end of the room is currently used as an office/second bedroom. There is a bedroom with Jack and Jill bathroom, and a spacious entrance hall with generous storage.
The grounds at 15A Valtos extend to approximately 0.5 acres. The garden is laid mainly to rough grass interspersed with young broadleaf trees and with a colourful mixed bed on the approach to the house.
There is a large garden studio in the grounds, partly timber clad with double glazing, electric heating and a living roof.
The property is approached from the single track public road, a track over which the owner has a right of access leading to a gate opening to a driveway and parking area.
The capital of Lewis, Stornoway is 33 miles away while Stornoway Airport is 36 miles.
The island of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides is the largest island in Scotland. A place of diverse landscapes, fascinating history and a strong cultural heritage, the island is the ultimate get away from it all destination. The coastline is dotted with beaches, some within walking distance of 15A Valtos and ranging in size from the small to the expansive Uig Sands, the site of the discovery of the Lewis Chessmen.
Walks to the beaches are along the paths and tracks that crisscross the machair, the fertile low-lying ground along the coast which is abundant in wildflowers and birdlife.
West Loch Roag has sheltered anchorages and the pier and harbour are within walking distance of the house. Pabay Island, with its caves and sheltered, white sandy beaches, is home to a variety of sea birds and can be reached by boat and kayak. Nearby Timsgarry, overlooking Uig Sands, has a village shop, fuel station, primary school and community centre.
Stornoway, about a forty minute drive away, has a good range of shops and facilities including its ferry terminal with daily sailings to Ullapool and airport with regular flights to the mainland.
15a Valtos is for sale through Galbraith for Offers over £300,000.