Saetr - Lot 1

Teangue, Isle of Skye, Highland, IV44 8RE

Offers Over £565,000

0.59 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 1

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • One Reception Room. Four Bedrooms.
  • A beautifully presented, energy efficient house.
  • Integral garage, car charging point and wood sheds.
  • Easily managed grounds with woodland.
  • About 0.24 hectares (0.59 acres) in all.

Saetr House is in the crofting township of Teangue on the Sleat peninsula on the Isle of Skye. The property is in a beautiful setting with elevated views to the Sound of Sleat and beyond to the mountains of Knoydart and Kintail.The Isle of Skye is the best known of the Inner Hebridean islands. Famous for its romantic, historical associations and magnificent landscape dominated by the Cuillin hills, the island is very popular, attracting many tourists throughout the year as well as those who seek to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle in unspoilt and beautiful surroundings. The Sleat peninsula, known as the Garden of Skye, has a mild climate and gentle, lush landscape and is easily accessible both from the Skye bridge and Mallaig to Armadale ferry. The many coastal and forestry trails, small islands and inlets and locally available moorings make it an ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast. Armadale Castle and the Museum of the Isles nearby are popular visitor attractions with beautiful gardens and many walks within the castle grounds.Broadford, about 12 miles away, has a good range of shops and facilities, while Sleat primary school and GP surgery are about two miles away and a wider range of amenities and secondary schooling are available in Portree. Inverness, about a 2 hours’ drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.Saetr, which was designed by a Broadford based architect, is of timber frame and larch clad construction under a slate roof. This use of natural materials and the design which incorporates many of the features of a traditional black house, allow the house to sit comfortably in the landscape, while its elevation takes advantage of the stunning views. The property is highly energy efficient with an air source heat pump, excellent insulation, Morso wood burning stone in the sitting room, the benefits of solar gain and pv solar panels. The panels provide enough energy to run most of the electrical appliances in the house, though the car charging point is powered via the mains.The current owners purchased the property in 2021 and have carried out improvements including the installation of a custom-built kitchen with an Everhot electric range style cooker, a dressing room in the master bedroom, wood floors on the first floor and remote control blinds on the Velux windows. The accommodation is beautifully presented with high quality finishes and fittings, while the extensive windows fill the house with coastal light and extend the sense of space into the landscape.