The Old SchoolhouseRodel, Isle of Harris, Eilean Siar, HS5 3TW
Offers Over £300,000
- A charming schoolhouse conversion in a stunning coastal setting.
- One Reception Room. Two Bedrooms.
- Retaining many original features.
- Spectacular setting on the southern tip of Harris.
- Uninterrupted water and island views.
- Direct access to the shoreline.
- About 0.91 hectares (0.22 acres) in all.
The Old Schoolhouse is in the crofting township of Rodel on the southern tip of Harris. The property is in a spectacular setting, positioned just above the shoreline and with stunning, uninterrupted water and island views.The island of Lewis and Harris is in the Outer Hebrides and 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 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 Outer Hebrides. 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.The Old Schoolhouse is a former school and schoolhouse built in 1939 to serve the communities in the south of Harris. The property has been owned by the same family since 1984 and although previously a holiday home is now the seller’s main residence.The property was upgraded in 2010 and this work included opening up the schoolroom and house to create a semi open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen; the installation of double glazing, a new kitchen, new electric panel heaters, new plumbing, the installation of a Multi fuel stove and redecoration. Although now in need of some further updating, the house is charming and retains original features including beautiful hardwood flooring and the magnificent panelled sitting room – the former schoolroom - with its double height ceiling. The views from this room are breathtaking, looking across the sheltered bay in the Little Minch where yachts anchor overnight and ferries are seen crossing in the distance, and to the north-west coast of Skye