Grandfather's HouseNorthton, Isle of Harris, Eilean Siar, HS3 3JA
Offers Over £245,000
- A decrofted cottage in a beautiful coastal setting.
- Open plan sitting room and kitchen.
- Master Bedroom and Shower room.
- Glimpsed views to Scarista Beach.
- Full occupancy levels with many repeat bookings.
- Northton’s 5 beaches just a 5 minute walk.
- Freehold land of 606.3m2
Grandfather’s House is in Northton, a crofting township set on the beautiful west coast of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. The island of Lewis and Harris is the largest island in Scotland and with diverse landscapes, a fascinating history and a strong cultural heritage, is the ultimate get away from it all destination.Northton is scattered along the road that leads to a beautiful headland of white sandy beaches, fertile machair, coastal walks and a historic ruined chapel. The village has a community shop and café housed in the MacGillivray Centre which celebrates the life of the famous 19th Century ornithologist, William MacGillivray. Nearby Leverburgh has a shop and primary school, while secondary schooling is available in Tarbert. Stornoway, about a 1.5 hours’ drive away, has a wider range of shops and facilities along with its airport and ferry terminal with further ferry routes from Leverburgh to the Uistis and Tarbert to the Isle of Skye.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 with wildflowers and birdlife, including golden and white tailed eagles which are regularly sighted in the area.Formerly a black house dating from 1901, Grandfather’s House has been fully re-built to create a beautifully appointed, one bedroom cottage retaining the charm and many of the traditional features of the original property.The open plan sitting room and kitchen has a welcoming interior with its natural wood finishes and wood burning stove, as well as the Tielsa fitted kitchen with integral appliances. The master bedroom is on the first floor and has an open plan shower room.The accommodation comprises –Ground floor: Open plan Sitting Room and Kitchen. Hall with separate toilet.First floor: Master bedroom with open plan shower room, double marble washbasin/toilet/showerGrandfather’s House is a great holiday cottage with views to the beach and ocean from the upper floor.Currently a successful seasonal holiday let managed through the owners’ website http://www.beachviewcottages.eu/en/content/grandfathers-house the potential exists to extend the letting period throughout the year.The grounds at Grandfather’s House extends to approximately 606.3m2. Grandfather’s House is approached from the single track public road, a driveway over which the owners have a right of access leading to a parking area in front of the cottage.