The Old Manse

Kilmore, Teangue, Isle of Skye, Highland, IV44 8RG

Offers Over £475,000

4.25 acres

Bedroom Count icon 6

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • A former manse requiring a degree of renovation with framed water and mountain views.
  • Three/Four Reception Room. Six Bedrooms.
  • Retaining some original features.
  • Lightly wooded grounds including walled garden
  • Stone built garage, wood store and tool shed.
  • Beautiful framed views of the Sound of Sleat on the mountains beyond.
  • About 1.72 hectares (4.25 acres) in all

The Old Manse is located in Kilmore, a scattered hamlet on the east coast of the Sleat peninsula, known as the garden of Skye due to its more hospitable climate and gentler landscape than the more rugged north of the island. This area with its many coastal and forestry trails, small islands and inlets, makes an ideal location for walking, mountain biking, kayaking and sailing, and is rich in wildlife with otters, golden eagles, red deer and dolphins regularly spotted. The local primary school and Sleat Medical centre are located at the southern end of Kilmore, with nearby Armadale, with the ferry link to Mallaig on the mainland, having a general store. Broadford, a 20 minutes’ drive away has a good range of shops and facilities including a supermarket while a wider range of amenities and a secondary school are available in Portree about thirty nine miles away. The Highland Capital Inverness is about a 2 1/2 hours’ drive away and has all the facilities of a modern city including an airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.DESCRIPTIONThe Old Manse, the former Sleat Parish Church manse, was designed by prominent Scottish architect James Gillespie Graham. Built in the early 1800’s the property is now category B-listed and is in a Tudor Gothic style with attractive features including crenellations, gothic style glazing including fanlight above the front door and a circular turret originally housing the property’s staircase. The Old Manse has been in the same family since 1980 and although now in need of modernisation is double glazed and has an oil fired central heating system. The property is full of character, retains some original features and holds great potential. Following some recent water ingress the sellers have had a damp and timber report compiled which recommends a programme of work and which contains a quote for recommended treatment and associated works. A copy of this damp and timber report is available as an addendum to the Home Report, available upon request.