This delightful, traditional, 3 bedroom cottage, is situated close to the ferry and forms part of a pretty square of cottages. The terraced property which is C listed and approximately 170 years old, enjoys a more protected position on …
This delightful, traditional, 3 bedroom cottage, is situated close to the ferry and forms part of a pretty square of cottages. The terraced property which is C listed and approximately 170 years old, enjoys a more protected position on the conservation island, one of the famous slate isles, where slate was quarried for roofing materials worldwide. Easdale Island is also renowned for its annual Stone Skimming Championship which attracts participants from across the world. The smallest of the Inner Isles, Easdale is home to a vibrant community of approximately 60 residents. The large community hall hosts events throughout the year, there is also a bistro café and small museum. The island offers lovely walks along its coast with stunning views to Mull, Luing and other neighbouring slate isles. Disused quarries provide natural pools for swimming, with fishing, kayaking and boating off the coast. The small harbour is conveniently close by and is ideal for keeping a boat throughout the year. From here, a regular passenger ferry services makes the short trip to the mainland a few minutes away.
Close to Easdale Island at Ellenabeich is a pub with restaurant and at Balvicar, a short drive away, a licensed store and post office. The popular coastal town of Oban is within easy reach by car or bus to the north and offers a range of shops, restaurants, cinema, leisure centre, schools and professional services. From the town’s harbour are regular sailings to the Inner and Outer Isles and from the railway station daily services operate to Glasgow. North at Connel, the small airport operates flights to the Western Isles with plans to extend to Glasgow in future.
11A Easdale Island is a charming and deceptively spacious cottage with 2 double first floor bedrooms accessed via a staircase from the hall and further double ground floor bedroom. Also on the ground floor is a family bathroom and open plan kitchen living area with open fire. From here, a door gives access to the small courtyard to the rear. The property was fully renovated in 2003 and has benefitted from further recent improvements, including new carpet throughout and new electric oven. The cottage has also been redecorated.
To the front of the property and extending the full width, is a pretty area of garden with mature trees and plants. This garden extends by 5 meters in depth from the cottage and would make a lovely, sheltered seating area. From here it is possible to enjoy the open views of the square with its large area of common grassland. To the rear of the cottage is a small, private courtyard, accessed from the back door and with a step up to a seating area.