6 Cheesebay, Isle of North Uist, Eilean Siar, HS6 5AT
A fabulous opportunity to acquire a beautiful three-bedroom detached property together with a stylish one-bedroom holiday cottage set in an elevated position enjoying open sea views in the tranquil location of Cheesebay, North Uist
Taigh Strom and Taigh Bàthach are two extremely well-presented properties set in an idyllic location.
Taigh Strom is a traditional three-bedroom property which has been upgraded throughout to provide very a comfortable living space. The property is tastefully decorated and has retained original stone features and Yorkshire stone flooring which add to its charm. It is fully double glazed and is heated from the Rayburn, multifuel stove and eco electric heating.
Taigh Strom is accessed by a hardwood door to an entrance porch which has a built-in storage cupboard. A door opens to the bathroom which has a three-piece suite in white comprising WC, wash hand basin and bath. There is a corner shower unit and two built-in cupboards. Tiling is to dado height and the floor.
The hallway leads to the open plan kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has an excellent range of country style floor and wall units. There is a Belfast sink which sits below the window which overlooks the rear garden. There is a built-in fridge freezer, built-in dishwasher and four ring Lamona gas hob with extractor over and electric oven and grill below. A Rayburn, which is in excellent order makes a super focal point.
The dining room sits off the kitchen and has windows to the side and patio doors from where to enjoy the view over the sea to Harris.
A glazed door opens to the sitting room which has windows to the front and rear again enjoying the far-reaching views. There is central feature of a multifuel stove on a stone hearth.
A staircase rises from the kitchen to the upper floor. There are two double bedrooms with windows to the rear enjoying open views to the sea. Both bedrooms have pine features which add to the character and built-in storage cupboards. Bedroom one has a large en-suite bathroom with a three-piece suite compressing WC, wash hand basin and bath with handlebar shower attachment. Bedroom two has an eye catching feature stone wall. Bedroom three is a single room which is currently used as an office.
The patio area to the rear of the property is a superb place to enjoy views across the sea to Harris. It is bounded by a stone wall. The ground runs down to a small bothy on the Waterside. There is a patio to the front of the property and a gravel parking area.
The gravel driveway leads to Taigh Bàthach.
Taigh Bàthach is a delightful one-bedroom holiday letting cottage which generates a steady income for the current owner. Taigh Bàthach, is built on the site of the old cow byre on the property and sits in an enchanting spot, just below a heather covered rocky outcrop overlooking the Strom and across the sea to Harris.
The cottage has Yorkshire stone flooring through the living areas and bathroom and has a carpeted bedroom. It is fully double glazed and has modern eco electric heating.
From a decked area, a glazed door gives access to the open plan living space with floor to ceiling windows to the front offering plenty of natural light. Two windows to the side enjoy far reaching views over the sea to Harris. There is a central feature of a woodburning stove on a stone hearth. There is a modern fully fitted kitchen with ample floor and wall units with wooden worksurface. It has a Belfast sink, a built-in fridge, built-in slimline dishwasher and Lamona double oven and grill with inset ceramic hob.
A door leads to the hallway which has a built-in double storage cupboard which houses the washing machine. The bedroom sits off the hall, this is a double room with windows to the front which enjoy views over the surrounding croftland. It has a built-in double wardrobe.
The luxury bathroom has a three-piece suite in white comprising WC, wash hand basin and bath. There is a corner shower cubicle which is fully tiled.
There is a hatch from the hallway up to the mezzanine area which overlooks the sitting room. This offers extra sleeping and storage space if needed.
A deck runs around the front of the cottage to the side where there is a lovely seating area from where to sit and enjoy the fabulous views.
There is an agricultural shed (14m x 9m) with light and power and a further wooden shed (2.4m x 4.3m) inside which is used as the utility room and has plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
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On leaving Lochmaddy, turn right, follow the signs to Sollas, Berneray and the Sound of Harris Ferry. If approaching from Lochboisdale, you will follow the same signs, turning left before entering Lochmaddy. After approximately four miles take the narrow road (on the right) signposted to Loch Portain and MOWI, Cheesebay farm.
Follow this minor road for about six miles. Midway, at Loch Portain continue round to the left. As you drop down into Cheesebay, some three miles further on. The sign for Bagh a Chaise (Cheesebay), sits to the left of a cattlegrid which you will cross. Take the first right turn after this, having passed a small bright red post box on the right. Taigh Bàthach is the first on the left, sitting with Taigh Strom.