15A ValtosMiavaig, Isle Of Lewis, HS2 9HR
Offers Over £300,000
- A striking contemporary house in a spectacular coastal setting.
- One Reception Room. One Bedroom.
- A beautifully appointed interior.
- Garden studio.
- Direct access to lochside, sandy beaches and pier.
- Stunning island views.
- Highly energy efficient.
- About 0.21 hectares (0.51 acres) in all.
No 15A Valtos is in the hamlet of Miavaig on the Valtos peninsula on the west coast of Lewis. The property is in a spectacular setting, positioned above the shoreline and with stunning views over the West Loch Roag archipelago to the Atlantic Ocean.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, some within walking distance of 15A Valtos and ranging in size from the small to the expansive Uig Sands, the site of the discovery of the Lewis Chessmen. 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. West Loch Roag has sheltered anchorages and the pier and harbour are within walking distance of the house. Pabay Island, with its caves and sheltered, white sandy beaches, is home to a variety of sea birds and can be reached by boat and kayak.Nearby Timsgarry, overlooking Uig Sands, has a village shop, fuel station, primary school and community centre. Stornoway, about a forty minute drive away, has a good range of shops and facilities including its ferry terminal with daily sailings to Ullapool and airport with regular flights to the mainland.No 15A Valtos was designed by the island based, award-winning Porteous Architecture. With its clean lines, Siberian larch and galvanised steel exterior, and living roof, the house blends with its setting, while from the interior, the extensive use of glass fills the house with natural light as well as extending the sense of space into the landscape. The property is highly energy efficient with an air source heat pump, high levels of insulation, triple glazing and solar gain.The open plan living room, dining room and kitchen is the focal point of the house with its loch and island views and its sliding doors opening to the decked balcony. A partly screened platform at one end of the room is currently used as an office/second bedroom. There is a bedroom with Jack and Jill bathroom, and a spacious entrance hall with generous storage.