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Island Bolthole Once Owned By Donovan Now On The Market

A romantic seaside house on the Isle of Skye formerly owned by singer-songwriter Donovan is now on the market through Galbraith. The Boathouse, set on the shores of Loch Bay, enjoys spectacular views across the loch to the islands of Islay and Mingay and the distant mountains of North Uist.

Built in the late eighteenth century and originally part of the Waternish Estate, the property was converted into a comfortable home in the 1970s by the Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. He welcomed many celebrity friends to visit him on Skye, including in 1971 George Harrison and his wife Pattie Boyd.

The situation of the Boathouse, in a sheltered bay on the Waternish peninsula offers the ultimate in peaceful coastal living. 

Phiddy Robertson of Galbraith said:

This is a truly spectacular setting to enjoy a tranquil island lifestyle or to take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, water sports, wildlife watching or wild swimming. The Boathouse has been modernised sympathetically, retaining all the character of a traditional building and making the most the lovely outlooks.

The property offers well-maintained light-filled accommodation a spacious dining kitchen, two sitting rooms, one with with double-height ceiling, three bedrooms, one with en-suite WC, and a family bathroom.

The Boathouse falls within the Stein Village conservation area and the village is within walking distance along the shore. In this peaceful and unspoilt setting there are regular sightings of native wildlife, while to the rear of the house is a waterfall and the sheltered, tidal harbour provides a safe mooring for boats. 

The Isle of Skye is the best known of the Inner Hebridean islands off the west coast of Scotland. Famous for its romantic, historical associations and magnificent landscape dominated by the Cuillin Mountains, the island is very popular attracting many tourists throughout the year as well as those who seek to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle in unspoilt and beautiful surroundings.

The property is currently used as a holiday let, and has hosted many honeymoons over the years and one wedding. 

The Boathouse is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £435,000. For further information contact: inverness@galbraithgroup.com