Ault Cottage, Clachan, Staffin

Offers in the region of £150000 are invited

Ault Cottage is a delightful three bedroom, detached one and a half story traditional cottage located in the beautiful township of Clachan. Situated at the base of the world famous Trotternish Ridge and offering panoramic mountain and croft land views, Ault Cottage would make an ideal holiday letting property, second home or lovely permanent home.  Available by separate negotiation is an additional 0.49 acres of land with prior outline planning permission.

Ault Cottage provides a rare opportunity to purchase a traditional cottage which has been sympathetically extended over the years. Set beneath the world famous Trotternish ridge near Staffin. This well presented cottage is in need of some modernization, however retains a warm welcoming feeling, benefiting from wooden double glazing, storage and electric panel heating and multi fuel stove.  The property is bright and airy throughout and ideally situated to capture the sunlight throughout the day.  Housing ample accommodation with three good sized bedrooms, cosy lounge, ample sized shower room, neat kitchen area and the addition of a utility come store room to the side of the property. There is  a large detached garage come workshop opposite the property which could easily be converted back to a double garage.  The property is set within 0.14 acres of garden grounds (to be confirmed by title deed) and is in the perfect location to take in the stunning views.

Available by separate negotiation is 0.49 acres of land (to be confirmed by title) to the rear of the property, with prior outline planning for the erection of a house under reference 07/00185OUTSL.

Ground Floor

Entrance hallway

Well presented large, irregular shaped bright space affording access to lounge, bedroom one, shower room and with stairs leading to upper floor.  Accessed via half glazed UPVC door. Storage heater. Electrical meter. Carpeted and wallpapered.

5’03” x 10’08” at max (1.62m x 2.57m at max.)


Warm cosy living space neutrally decorated throughout. Varnished wooden v-lining ceiling. Wooden double glazed window to front with deep sill. Stone fireplace housing multi fuel stove. Access to kitchen.

9’05” x 12’03” (2.89m x 3.74m)


Bright space with good range of base and wall units. Half tiled, half wallpapered. Electric hob and integrated electric oven. Wooden double glazed window to rear with views over croft land, towards the Quirang and Staffin Bay. Varnished wooden v-lining ceiling.

8’07” x 8’06” at max (2.64m x 2.60m at max.)

Shower Room

Good sized room housing 3 piece white suite of toilet, sink with tile splash back and electric shower.  Under stair storage space housing plumbing for washing machine.  Wooden double glazed frosted window to rear with deep sill. Carpeted. Wallpapered.

8’01” x 8’00” at max. (2.48m x 2.46m at max.)

Bedroom One

Ample sized light and airy double bedroom. Carpeted. Wallpapered. Electric panel heater. Wooden double glazed window to front with views over open croft land.

12’04” x 9’08” at max (3.76m x 2.96m at max.)

First Floor


Bright landing with velux window to rear of property. Ample space for storage.  Wallpapered. Carpeted. Access to bedrooms.

6’09” x 5’09” (2.07m x 1.77m)

Bedroom Two

Large double bedroom with small built in storage cupboard.  Access to hot and cold water tanks. Coombed ceiling.  Velux window to front of property. Wallpapered. Carpeted.

11’02” x 10’02” at max (3.42m x 3.17m at max)

Bedroom Three

Single room currently used as office.  Built in storage cupboard. Wallpapered. Carpeted. Velux window to front of property. Coombed ceiling.  Eletrical panel heater.

5’0 x 7’9 at max. (1.53m x 2.36m at max.)


Utility / Storage Area

A good sized additional space to the property currently used as a utility and storage area housing some white goods. Accessed from outside via a wooden door. Single glazed window. Electrical points, stainless steel sink.  Concrete flooring.

12’11” x 7’11” (3.94m x 2.43m)

Garage & Workshop

Large double garage that has been split in two with wooden partition wall creating a large storage space to the front and workshop the the rear, each housing ample power points, concrete floor and UPVC double glazed windows. Garage accessed via double wooden doors to front. Workshop accessed via wooden door to rear side of building.

Garage: 11’10” x 12’06” (3.36m x 3.82m)

Workshop:  11’10” x 12’06 (3.36m x 3.82m)


The property is surrounded by a fully enclosed generous sized garden extending to 0.14 acres or thereby (to be confirmed by title deeds) .  There is ample parking for several cars provided on the gravel drive to the front and side of the property.  There are several grassed areas, a pond and planted shrubs.  A wooden fence has also been erected to the rear side of the property to provide a sheltered seating area and makes an excellent sun trap.  The garden area allows the purchaser to take in the spectacular panoramic views towards the mountains and down the glen towards Staffin Bay.

Available by separate negotiation is the addition of a plot of land extending to 0.49 acres or thereby (to be confirmed by title deeds) which has had prior outline planning consent for the building of a house, under reference 07/00185/OUTSL, (now expired).  This offers any potential purchaser an excellent opportunity for further development in a beautiful location. Site plans can be made available to interested parties,

Please note whilst every reasonable care has been taken in the drawing of the above floor plan, the position of walls, doors and windows etc are all approximate. The floor plan is intended for guidance purposes only, may not be to scale and should not be relied upon as anything other than an indicative layout of the property


Located in Clachan, a small crofting township close to Staffin on the Trotternish peninsula of Skye and some 15 miles north of Portree the Island’s capital. Facilities in nearby Staffin include a community run shop and café, Columba 1400, post office, another local shop with petrol pumps, an excellent primary school and a doctor’s surgery. There is also a public slipway with boat launching facilities. Secondary education is provided in Portree together with all the facilities you would expect of a modern town (although known as ‘the village’) including supermarkets, shops, banks, cottage hospital, swimming pool and library. The port of Uig is a short drive away over the hill road to the ferry to the outer isles of Harris & Lewis via Tarbert and the Uists’ via Lochmaddy. To the south you also have the Old Man of Storr – a geographical pinnacle forming part of the Trotternish Ridge. A fabulous feature to walk up to and marvel at as well and enjoying the breathtaking views!


Heading north from Portree on the A855 towards Staffin. Upon entering Staffin take the second left hand turning signposted to Clachan. Continue down the road passing the B&B on the corner, take the left turn and the property is located at the end of the road.