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Iochdar Mission Church

Eochar, Isle of South Uist, Eilean Siar, HS8 5RH

Offers Over £55,000


  • A superb opportunity to acquire a C listed former mission church on the stunning Outer Hebridean island of South Uist.

  • Planning permission for conversion to a 3 bedroom house

  • Many original features

  • Wonderful, tranquil location

  • Garden and drive

  • Ideal as holiday let or permanent home

  • Services nearby

  • Close to local amenities

  • About 0.06 hectares (about 0.16 acres) in all.

Dating from 1889 and visited by The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in August 1956, this charming former mission church is being offered for sale with full planning permission (18/00136) and listed building consent (18/00156) for conversion into ...

Dating from 1889 and visited by The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in August 1956, this charming former mission church is being offered for sale with full planning permission (18/00136) and listed building consent (18/00156) for conversion into a stunning owner architect designed residential property on the beautiful and very popular Outer Hebridean island of South Uist. The design includes a partly vaulted ceiling, 3 bedrooms and large open plan dining kitchen living area. An extension to the original footprint provides further ground floor living space. The development, which will retain many original features including some leaded windows, wooden panelling and wooden flooring, will make a superb island holiday home with excellent income potential. It is also equally suited for permanent use.

The grade C listed building is situated in a rural and very peaceful location in the conservation hamlet of Iochdar on the west coast of South Uist. The hamlet is the largest of several local crofting communities. The new development will provide a practical, contemporary design while retaining the character of the original church building. In addition to the bedrooms and living space is an en-suite shower room and separate bathroom. A covered walkway links the main part of the house to the new extension and large sitting room designed to maximise the far reaching views with windows on 4 sides. The plans also allow for a further two bedrooms on the first floor, one of which overlooks the open roof space to the kitchen below. Externally, the plans include a drive leading to the property, the main part of which is surrounded by the original stone wall and gate piers. In keeping with the traditional look of the church, the exterior of the new build will be a mix of harl render and stone cladding under a slate roof.

The community of Iochdar is serviced by a primary school and community hall – the principle venue for a variety of events throughout the year - as well as a supermarket, Post Office and the well known Hebridean Jewellery shop and café. About 8 miles away is the island of Benbecula lying nestled between South and North Uist and accessed from both by causeways. Benbecula also has an airport offering scheduled flights to Glasgow. At Daliburgh about 17 miles away is a petrol station, primary school, supermarket and hotel.