No 2 Doune is in a small cluster of houses, one of four private dwellings, overlooking Doune Bay on the Knoydart peninsula. The house is in a spectacular setting, positioned against the hillside and with stunning views over the sheltered ...
No 2 Doune is in a small cluster of houses, one of four private dwellings, overlooking Doune Bay on the Knoydart peninsula. The house is in a spectacular setting, positioned against the hillside and with stunning views over the sheltered bay and the Sound of Sleat to Skye. The Knoydart peninsula offers the opportunity to live an exceptional lifestyle with the convenience of the short boat journey to Mallaig in a power boat, giving easy access to the amenities in the town and good road and rail links. A viewing of Doune is the only way to appreciate the quality and individuality of this outstanding property.
The Knoydart peninsula is divided between a number of landowners, most notably the Knoydart Foundation http://www.visitknoydart.co.uk/ set up to manage and support the communities and resources in this unique environment. Homeowners in Doune are members of the Doune Association and benefit from the jointly owned communal facilities, including the pier, boat shed and slipway, as well as a supportive community spirit. There is a small restaurant with rooms in the village, open seasonally and serving locally sourced food.
The house was built in 1997 to the owners design using natural materials, including cobbles from a Glasgow street, which allow the property to sit comfortably in the landscape. The house has been finished to a high standard and has well laid out family accommodation which takes advantage of the spectacular views and is highly energy efficient with solar panels, a generator with battery bank, inverters and solar gain provided from the extensive use of glass at the front of the house. Although the peninsula is off grid the community has 4G mobile phone connection, landline connection and internet is via a microwave link to Skye (part of the Loch Hourn broadband co-operative).