No 8 Cornaigbeg is situated in the traditional crofting township of that name, in a tranquil location off a private track but conveniently close to the main road network. The distinctive spotty house particular to the island, enjoys far reaching …
No 8 Cornaigbeg is situated in the traditional crofting township of that name, in a tranquil location off a private track but conveniently close to the main road network. The distinctive ‘spotty’ house particular to the island, enjoys far reaching sea views and is positioned close to Balephetrish Bay on Tiree’s north coast with its sandy beach, dunes and machir. The island’s airport is also close by operating regular services to Glasgow and Oban on Argyll’s west coast. Tiree’s main village Scarinish is a short distance away and includes a Co-op store, post office, bank and hotel. It is also the location of the ferry terminal which operates regular sailings to Oban. Other island services include a GP’s practice and primary and secondary school. Tiree is one of the most popular and the most westerly of the Inner Hebridean Islands, it is also one of the sunniest. Island attractions include a pottery, 9-hole golf course, music festival and world famous wind surfing competition.
This delightful island croft, which has been in the same family ownership for many years, offers an exceptional opportunity for the buyer to run their own crofting business in a stunning location. The charming, 4 bedroom detached house and garden, both decrofted, come with additional crofting land extending to about 44 acres (17.8 hectares) in total. There is also a further 3 shares of common grazing extending to about 30 acres (12.1 hectares). The crofting land, which adjoins the garden on all sides and extends to the south of the main road, is operated as a small business by the current owners and supports a number of cattle and sheep. The holding is registered for Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) payments and receives Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements (BPSE) on the land. It has also been accepted for the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS). (Further details are available from the Selling Agent). The land has benefited from drainage work in recent years and the boundary and internal fences have been renewed as have the gates. The house, which has been considerably enhanced by the current owners, offers very comfortable accommodation over 1.5 floors and is ideally suited for permanent use. No 8 Cornaigbeg is served by mains water, private drainage and electric heating. The property, includes a porch, hall, dining kitchen, bathroom bedroom/snug and sitting room. On the first floor are 3 further bedrooms. Adjacent to the kitchen is a small extension which would benefit from further development.
The garden extends to the side and rear of the property and across the yard to a drying area. The boundary is marked by a mix of walling and metal fencing. Adjacent to the house on the opposite side of the access track is a large barn approximately 28m long. The barn is divided into two areas comprising a storage area with work shop with sheep pens beyond. The second area, accessed from a separate external door, is suited to a variety of uses including for cattle or as additional storage. Outside the barn is a sheep pen beyond which are the remains of a stone bothy.