No 8 Scaristavore is in the scattered crofting township of Scarista on the west coast of Harris. The property is set back from the road and from its slightly elevated position has spectacular views to the beautiful white sands of …
No 8 Scaristavore is in the scattered crofting township of Scarista on the west coast of Harris. The property is set back from the road and from its slightly elevated position has spectacular views to the beautiful white sands of Scarista beach towards Northton Hill and the Isle of Taransay. The beach is a short walk across the machair from the cottage.
The island of Lewis and Harris is in the Outer Hebrides and 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 ranging in size from the small to the 3 miles wide Luskentyre and Scarista beaches, all with stunning views over clear blue seas to the neighbouring islands of the OuterHebrides.
The nearby village of Northton boasts a cafe, gourmet takeaway stand and visitor centre.
Leverburgh, about six miles away, has a shop, restaurant specialising in local seafood and a primary school, while secondary schooling along with more shops and restaurants are available in Tarbert. Harris links golf course is within walking distance and Scarista House, a renowned small hotel and restaurant is a short stroll away. Neighbouring Borve Estate and Leverburgh offer salmon and trout fishing. Stornoway, about a 1.5 hours’ drive away, has a wider range of shops and facilities along with its airport and mainland ferry terminal. Ferries to Skye and Uist depart from Tarbert and Leverburgh.
No 8 Scaristavore is a charming traditional cottage retaining many original features including wood panelled walls, 4 fireplaces, wood plank floors, antique doors and banister, and stone dyke. The bright interior is filled with coastal light. The property, which is coming to the market for the first time in 15 years, has been well-maintained although now in need of further modernisation. Recent improvements include work to the roof, upgrading the bathroom fittings, the installation of a water pump and booster system, the installation of energy efficient radiators, internal decoration, external painting and the erection of a new garden shed.
The sitting room is a bright, double aspect room with a working open fire and leads to the back hall, kitchen and bathroom. The double aspect dining kitchen features views to the hills behind and across the glebe to the picturesque former manse. A double aspect bedroom on the ground floor could also be used as a reception room. Like the ground floor bedroom, the two first-floor bedrooms have fireplaces and sea views. There is also a first floor WC.