56 Easdale Island is one of a cluster of traditional cottages on the popular Inner Hebridean Island, famous for the annual Stone Skimming Championship. Like its immediate neighbours, the island is a former slate isle, where slate was quarried …
56 Easdale Island is one of a cluster of traditional cottages on the popular Inner Hebridean Island, famous for the annual Stone Skimming Championship. Like its immediate neighbours, the island is a former slate isle, where slate was quarried for use as roofing material across the world. The cottage enjoys a more sheltered position with partial views of the little harbour from where regular passenger ferry services operate to the mainland, a short distance away.
The smallest of the Inner Isles, Easdale Island is home to a population of approximately 60 residents. On the edges of the island are disused quarries some of which fill with sea water providing natural swimming pools. As well as a large community hall which hosts a range of events throughout the year, the island has a pub and restaurant and small museum. Just off the island at Ellenabeich is another pub and at Balvicar, a short drive away, a licensed store and post office. To the North, the popular coastal town of Oban offers a range of shops, restaurants, leisure centre, schools and professional services. From the town’s harbour are regular sailings to the Inner and Outer Isles and the railway station operates daily services to Glasgow. North at Connel, the small airport operates flights to the Western Isles with plans to extend to Glasgow in future.
This delightful 4 bedroom, semi-detached cottage is ideally suited for permanent or holiday use. The cottage offers two double bedrooms on the ground floor, bathroom, spacious sitting room with multi-fuel stove and good sized dining kitchen. The attic, which is accessed via a small staircase in the hall, has two further bedrooms with space between for use in a variety of ways, including as a study or play area. Cupboards in the eves provide useful additional storage space. The property has been enhanced in recent years by the current owners including with a new kitchen, creation of a larger dining area and new stove. The cottage has also been redecorated on the ground floor and in the first floor bedrooms.
Externally, the property has a pretty garden from where it is possible to enjoy views of the harbour and hills beyond. To the side of the house is a small, walled garden with grass, borders and a shed which can be accessed via a picket gate to the front and from the rear of the cottage via an external door from the dining kitchen. Also to the rear is a path leading to a small seating area and further small shed. To the front of the property is another area of garden laid to lawn and accessed via a picket gate opening onto a path. We understand the option may exist to acquire an additional area of ground to the front in consultation with the land owner. The boundary of the property is marked by attractive dry stone walls. The cottage is situated off a grass path which is a short distance from the ferry slip.