Timber House

Skinidin, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Highland, IV55 8ZS

Offers Over £345,000

0.6 acres

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  • A blackhouse inspired detached dwelling with countryside and water views.
  • Open plan Dining Kitchen and Sitting Room. Two Bedrooms.
  • Designed by the renowned Dualchas Architects.
  • Light filled, well-appointed interior.
  • Generous garden grounds.
  • Stunning views over the surrounding countryside to Loch Erghallan.
  • Currently a successful holiday let
  • About 0.24 hectares (0.6acres) in all.

SITUATIONTimber house is in a stunning rugged setting in the crofting township of Skinidin on the Duirnish Penninsula in the north west of Skye. The nearby village of Dunvegan approximately 5 miles distant has a selection of shops, local facilities along with Dunvegan Castle, the ancestral seat of the Clan MacLeod. The area has excellent restaurants and hotels including the award winning Three Chimneys and there are many outdoor leisure pursuits available locally including hill walking, climbing, canoeing, sailing, mountain biking, and fishing, while the unspoilt countryside provides a habitat for native wildlife with regular sightings of red deer, seals, otters and birds of prey. Portree, the main town on the island, has a secondary school and a wider range of shops and amenities. The Isle of Skye is the best known of the Inner Hebridean islands off the west coast of Scotland. Famous for its romantic, historical associations and magnificent landscape dominated by the Cuillin mountains, the island is very popular attracting many tourists throughout the year, as well as those who seek to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle in unspoilt surroundings. DESCRIPTIONTimber House was designed by the award-winning Dualchas Architects and is a blackhouse inspired detached dwelling connecting to the local culture and tradition. The larch clad exterior and metal roofing references the materials found within the surrounding landscape and the extensive use of glazing maximises solar gain thus increasing the thermal efficiency whilst framing the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside taking in Loch Erghallan. Oak flooring and a wood burning stove bring a warmth to the open plan split level living area and the clever use of integral storage facilities in the bedrooms maximises the space within. The Timber House is currently run as a successful holiday let.