This charming property sits towards the end of a row of cottages close to the shore in the picturesque, conservation village of Ellenabeich on Seil Island. From its pretty garden to the front, the property enjoys far reaching views …
This charming property sits towards the end of a row of cottages close to the shore in the picturesque, conservation village of Ellenabeich on Seil Island. From its pretty garden to the front, the property enjoys far reaching views across the Firth of Lorn to the hills beyond, with the Island of Mull to the West. Seil is linked to the mainland by the famous Bridge Over the Atlantic and is one of a cluster of Inner Hebridean Islands on Argyll’s West Coast known as the Slate Isles.
The area is popular for its varied wildlife, walks, bird watching and choice of water sports. Close to the cottage is a bar, restaurant and village hall hosting a range of events throughout the year. There is also a primary school and gardens to visit. The small ferry to Easdale Island, famous for its International Stone Skimming Competition, is also a short walk away. At Balvicar is a shop, post office, medical practice and Isle of Seil Golf Club. The popular town of Oban is also within easy reach by car or bus and offers a wide choice of shops, cafes, restaurants, schools and leisure centre. From the town regular train services operate to Glasgow and beyond and from the harbour are frequent sailings to the Inner and Outer Isles. At Connel to the north is a small airport operating flights to the Western Isles with plans to extend to Glasgow in future.
8 Ellenabeich has been fully refurbished by the current owners to create a delightful, cosy one bedroom cottage full of charm and character. Many of the original features have been restored including the slate floors, lintels, deep window sills and exposed beams. Complementing these are solid wood doors, wooden shutters and painted wall panelling. As well as a lovely, double aspect living room with dining space and wood burning stove, there is a double bedroom, also with stove, bespoke galley kitchen and contemporary bathroom with double ended bath. The property also benefits from new windows throughout and built in cupboards to maximise space. There is also a small loft suitable for storage.
Externally, a passage to the east of the cottage leads to a small area to the rear suitable for bins and a water butt. The area is partly enclosed by a dry stone wall. Across the small road to the front of the property is a delightful, private garden with slate and gravel paths, mature trees and choice of seating areas. Also within the garden is a small shed and wood store. From here it is possible to enjoy the lovely far reaching views. The boundary of the garden is marked by a mix of hedging and dry stone walls.