7B Drimisdale, Isle of South Uist, Eilean Siar, HS8 5RT
Beautiful four-bedroom architect-designed house together with a studio annexe, general purpose shed and approximately 14.17ha (34 acres) of croftland set in a peaceful lochside location on the Isle of South Uist.
7b Drimisdale is a well-presented architect-designed property which is set in an idyllic location overlooking Loch Stilligarry which hosts a variety of wildlife. The property has a steel and timber frame with Siberian larch cladding. It has been thoughtfully designed to make the most of the natural light and exceptional views. It has good quality fixtures and fittings throughout, including Nordan double glazing, underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs.
The house is situated in a garden area of 0.197ha (0.5 acres) which has been de-crofted and is free from crofting legislation.
7b Drimisdale is accessed via a track through the croft to a large parking area. The garden gate opens to a paved patio area which leads to the main entry door through to a large porch. This has a limestone tiled floor which carries through to the hallway and bathroom. A semi-glazed door opens to the hallway which gives access to the kitchen, dining and living area, bedroom one, main bathroom and stairs.
The open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room is U-shaped with an engineered oak floor. The light kitchen has a good range of country style units in cream with a wooden work surface and breakfast bar. There is a built-in fridge freezer, Bosch oven and grill, four ring induction hob with extractor over, and dishwasher. There is built-in L-shaped wooden seating in the dining area with plenty of room for a large dining table and views over the loch.
The double-height living area has a multi-fuel stove on a slate hearth with wooden surround. Triple aspect windows have magnificent views over the croft, loch, and the sea beyond. There are double doors from the sitting room to the decking area and garden.
Returning to the hall, bedroom one has a window overlooking the loch and built-in double wardrobes with mirrored doors.
The stylish bathroom has a white three-piece suite comprising WC, wash handbasin, bath with overhead shower, and marble tiling around.
Stairs rise to the upper floor landing which has built-in storage cupboards. Another cupboard houses the water tank. The upstairs is mostly larch flooring. The landing gives access to a further three bedrooms.
Bedroom two has a built-in wardrobe with Velux window. Bedroom three sits to the end of the landing and has double built-in wardrobes with glazed doors, Velux window, and a peep-hole window above the living area.
The upstairs bathroom has a two-piece suite in white comprising WC, wash hand basin, and built-in shower cubicle with marble tiles, a limestone tile floor, and Velux window.
The mezzanine room/bedroom four has a Velux window and built-in storage cupboards. It is a gallery room which overlooks what is currently the artist’s studio but is versatile to be re-purposed in a number of ways.
From the front of the property, a separate external door leads from the entry to the studio annexe. The entrance hallway leads to the office and the artist’s studio which both have views across the loch. It could easily be converted into further accommodation or home working. The studio is double height with a sink, built-in kitchen base units and storage cupboards, and engineered oak flooring. Double doors open to the patio with views to the hills.
There is a paved patio area to the front of the house and a paved path around the house. The garden is laid to lawn. There is a large decking area to enjoy the inspiring views from and a drying green to the north. The garden area has stockproof fencing.
Croft – 7 Drimisdale
7 Drimisdale is registered as a tenanted croft extending to 14.17ha (35acres) with additional rights to graze cattle over the extensive Drimisdale Common Grazing and a share in the Drimisdale Sheep Stock Club.
The Croft comprises the main block of approx. 8.17ha (20acres) of land surrounding the House and including the Agricultural Barn, with two separate blocks of land the (Enlargement approximately 2.5ha (6.2acres) and the Apportionment approximately 3.35ha (8.3acres)) both located within one mile from the House. The current owner has undertaken extensive fencing, pasture improvement, drainage and created the access track, and all areas now have stock-proof fencing and gates. The land is registered with SGRPID and eligible for LFASS and BPS Region 1 payments.
There are associated rights to graze 5 cows on the nearby Drimisdale Common Grazings which includes some machair, renowned for its species-rich pasture, and rights to cut peats on the hill ground. The croft also comes with a share in the Drimisdale Sheep Stock Club which runs 100 Scottish Blackface ewes and is managed communally.
The croft is in a SSSI and SAC and adjoins Loch Druidibeag National Nature Reserve and the current owner has managed it with the exceptional wildlife and biodiversity in mind and has benefitted from an Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) agreement which expires this year. This agreement can be renewed by the new tenant.
The Agricultural Shed consists of the main barn which measures 18.3m x 8.9m x 4.4m to the eaves and a lean-to on the north side measuring 13.7m x 4.6m. The main barn is open plan and suitable for housing cattle or general storage whilst the lean-to is sub-divided into 3-4 pens with a feed barrier and water troughs. The shed has a concrete floor throughout, concrete block walls to 1.5m and profile sheeting for the side walls and roof. There is Yorkshire boarding along the north side above the feed barrier. The shed is fitted with sliding doors and has electricity and water.
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From Lochboisdale, follow A865 north for 14 miles. Turn left at the Drimisdale signpost.
From Lochmaddy, take the A867 to Clachan. Turn left and follow the A865 for approximately 21 miles until you reach the Drimisdale signpost. Turn right.
From Benbecula airport, follow the B892 west through Balivanich for 6 miles to Lionacleit. At the T junction turn right onto the A865 and follow for just under 8 miles to the Drimisdale signpost. Turn right.
Once on the Drimisdale township road, take the first track on the right-hand side and follow this over the croft until you reach 7b Drimisdale.