SUBSTANTIAL SEMI-DETACHED 1 ¾ STOREY STONE PROPERTY STEEPED IN HISTORY – FORMERLY THE ‘MASTER QUARTERS’ FOR THE LOCAL SCHOOL AND NOW FULLY UPGRADED TO OFFER A LOVELY FAMILY HOME WITH LOTS OF FEATURES AND CHARACTER AND WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR BED AND BREAKFAST TRADE IF SO WISHED. A WELL ESTABLISHED GARDEN AREA SURROUNDS THE PROPERTY.
ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES: SITTING/DINING, KITCHEN, BATHROOM, BEDROOM 1, BEDROOM/OFFICE ON THE GROUND FLOOR WITH STAIRS LEADING TO THE UPPER FLOOR AND 2 FURTHER BEDROOMS BOTH WITH EN-SUITE.
Located in the very friendly township of Erbusaig the subjects offer a unique opportunity to purchase a substantial upgraded property of character that is steeped in history. The whole property was once the local school for the smaller surrounding townships and consisted of 2 classrooms along with the ‘master’s accommodation’. The school was closed in 1934 and has provided accommodation in several guises since, including rooms for the officers wives during the war, bed and breakfast trade and even a popular restaurant aptly named ‘The Old School House’. More latterly extensive upgrade works have been undertaken, resulting in a semi-detached property, where Heathcote now replaces the master’s section. Combinations of old and new features have been incorporated to compliment each other throughout to enable modern day living and yet retaining a lot of character and charm. Set out over two floors the property comprises:- entrance hallway, sitting room/dining room, kitchen, rear hallway, bathroom, bedroom and bedroom/office on the ground floor. Stairs lead off to the upper floor and there are two en-suite bedrooms. The property stands in an extensive garden area which is well planted with mature bushes and shrubs and there is ample parking space to the front and side. Picturesque views of the surrounding hills and greenery are offered from all aspects of the property. Heathcote offers a fantastic opportunity to purchase a grand and beautiful family home with the potential of bed and breakfast if so wished.
Erbusaig is a small friendly township which is surrounded by hills and woodland and is well positioned to take advantage of the outdoor pursuits that the area has to offer, including many mountain and coastal walks and with climbing and water activities catered for. Erbusaig is conveniently placed for the amenities that the larger village of Kyle has to offer. Being some 2 miles away, Kyle is a lively prosperous village with excellent facilities including supermarket, shops, Post office, hairdressers, leisure centre and with facilities of a modern medical centre and dentists. Kyle also provides easy access to the Skye Bridge and to the many places of interest that the Isle of Skye has to offer. Primary schooling is available in Kyle and with secondary schooling in nearby Plockton, which is also famous for the pretty harbour and award winning seafood restaurants. Coming out of Kyle take the road to Plockton for 2 miles and reach the township of Erbusaig. Stay on the raod for a further ½ mile and Heathcote is the 4th entrance on the right
A gravelled pathway leads up to the timber ½ glazed door and the accommodation within is as follows:
Generous welcoming area with ample space for changing footwear and coats etc. and provides access to sitting/dining room, bedroom 1 and rear hallway. Feature spindled staircase leads to the upper floor. Carpet. Size 6’ 3” x 18’ 8” (1.91m x 5.70m) at widest.
Spacious room with several features including ornate fireplace with wooden mantel, tiled hearth with metal fender, range cooker set in recess with high mantel, although this is now not in use it creates another focal point in the room. Another interesting feature is the concealed bar area elaborately set into a recessed area, includes lighting and is useful whilst entertaining or can be used for storage. Wall lights. Window to front. Radiator x 3. Carpet. Size 13’ 3”x 21’ 8” (3.96m x 6.61m)
Good selection of base units with contrasting worktops and space for appliances. Extractor hood fitted. 1 ½ bowl and drainer with mixer tap.. Ample space for dining. Picture window and timber fully glazed rear door allow plenty of natural light and views out to garden and hillside beyond. Vinyl flooring. Radiator and electric panel heater. Size 9’ x 17’ 5” (2.75m x 5.32m).
Irregular shaped hallway to rear provides access to kitchen, bedroom 2, bathroom and sitting/dining room. Storage cupboard housing the electric boiler. Carpet.
Double bedroom with corner recess shelving. Window to front. Radiator. Carpet. Size 12’ 1” x 13’ (3.94m x 3.95m).
FORMAL DINING/BEDROOM TWO
Currently used for formal dining, but the layout of the property allows flexibility of use, including possibility of a bedroom or office/study. Window to rear. Radiator. Carpet. Size 9’ 5” x 12’ 1” (2.87m x 3.94m)
Modern white 4 piece suite comprising W.C. wash hand basin, bath with hand held shower and separate shower cubicle. Wet wall to shower and bath area. Window to rear. Light with shaver point. Electric panel heater. Vinyl flooring. Size 8’ 5” x 9’ 6” (2.56 x 2.90m)
Staircase with middle landing and skylight leads to upper landing area with storage cupboard and access off to 2 bedrooms. Hatch to loft. Meter cupboard. Carpet.
Large double L- shaped room with window to front offering views to garden and hillside and terrain beyond. Corner storage cupboard and corner shelf. Sliding door into en-suite. Radiator. Carpet. Size 16’ 2” x 8’ 8” (4.93m x 2.64m) and 7’ 5” x 4’ 5” (2.25m x 1.35m) into coomb.
White 3 piece suite comprising W.C. wash hand basin and shower cubicle with electric shower. Part tiled walls. Mahogany accessories. Radiator. Carpet. Size 4’ x 6’ 1” (1.23m x 1.85m) into coomb.
Large double L- shaped room with window to front offering views to garden and hillside and terrain beyond. Corner storage cupboard housing the hot water tank. Folding door into en-suite. Radiator. Carpet. Size 16’ 2” x 9’ 1” (4.93m x 2.76m) and 7’ 3” x 4’ 5” (2.22m x 1.35m) into coomb.
White 3 piece suite comprising W.C. wash hand basin and shower cubicle with electric shower. Part tiled walls. Pine accessories. Light and shaver point. Radiator. Carpet. Size 4’ x 5’ 8” (1.23m x 1.73m) into coomb.
An extensive garden area c.¼ acre or thereby (to be confirmed with title) surrounds the property and is accessed from the township road through double wooden and pedestrian access gates. The garden is laid mainly to lawn and is well planted with mature trees, shrubs and bushes. There is ample parking space to the front and side of the subjects.
Large timber shed and a stone storre provide ample outdoor storage.
Front garden with hills beyond
Drive to side and boundary wall
Mains water and electricity. Drainage to septic tank.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING - F
A fantastic opportunity to purchase a unique property which provides a beautiful family home, holiday let or with bed and breakfast potential. Must be viewed to be appreciated
VIEWING - Strictly by appointment with this agency
ENTRY - By mutual agreement
POSTCODE - IV40 8BB
COUNCIL TAX BAND - TBC
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