Birkisco, Annishader, Annishader

Offers over £180000 are invited

Birkisco is a 1 1/2 story four bedroom property located in the quiet township of Annishader a few miles north of the main town of Portree. The property boasts stunning panoramic views across rolling croft land, Loch Snizort and the surrounding mountains. Birkisco is in need of complete renovation throughout and provides an excellent opportunity to make a stunning family home, B&B or holiday let in a beautiful location.

Birkisco is a spacious detached property located in the picturesque and quiet township of Annishader and is within easy commuting distance of Portree.  The property benefits from UPVC double glazed windows throughout, an open fire in the lounge with heating and hot water provided via a back boiler and ample bright living space within.  The property would benefit from complete renovation and modernization works internally and externally, and provides an excellent opportunity to acquire a unique spacious house in a desirable location. The accommodation within comprises of; Entrance Vestibule, Hallway, Lounge, Kitchen/Dining Room, Four Bedrooms, Bathroom, Rear Porch with Utility space and three usable rooms.  The upper level could easily be reconfigured to take advantage of all of the usable space and potentially create further bedrooms.

The property is surrounded by ample garden grounds with spacious private parking and boast beautiful views towards Loch Snizort and surrounding croft lands.

Once all works are completed the property would make an ideal large family home, excellent bed and breakfast or holiday letting establishment set in a beautiful central location.

Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule

Painted red steps leading to a UPVC door with glazed panel to the front.  Access though 4 panel glazed door to inner hallway and rooms. Wallpapered. Exposed wooden flooring.
3’11” x 3’11” (1.20m x 1.20m)


T- shaped hallway providing access to all downstairs rooms with stairs leading to upper level. Wallpapered. Radiator. Exposed wooden flooring.
17’07” x 14’05” (5.38m x 4.40m) at max.


A lovely spacious room with bright picture window to the front with a view across Loch Snizort and surrounding mountains. Open fire with back boiler (which would need serviced). Tiled fireplace, hearth and mantel. Exposed wooden floor. Wallpapered. Radiator.
16’10” x 11’10” (4.91m x 3.63m)

Bedroom One

Good sized single bedroom with window to the front giving views across Loch Snizort and surrounding mountains.  Exposed wooden flooring. Radiator. Wallpapered.
11’10” x 7’10” (3.62m x 2.44m)

Bedroom Two

Bright double bedroom with window to the front giving views across Loch Snizort, croft land and surrounding mountains.  Exposed varnish wooden floor. Radiator. Wallpapered.
11’11” x 11′ 10″ (3.64m x 3.62m)

Bedroom Three

Dual aspect single bedroom with windows to the side and rear giving views across the rear garden and surrounding croft land.  Wallpapered. Radiator. Exposed wooden flooring.
11’10” x 9’09” (3.62m x 2.99m) at max.


Good sized bathroom with fitted bath and wash hand basin.  Plumbing in place for W.C Frosted window to the rear. Exposed wooden flooring. Tile splash surround bath. Radiator.
7’06” x 6’02” (2.29m x 1.90m)

Kitchen / Dining Room

A large dual aspect kitchen/dining room with windows to the side and rear with views across croft land and out to Loch Snizort. Mixed flooring of carpet and vinyl.  Covered over fireplace.  Ample base and wall units with space and plumbing in place for appliances. In need of completed renovation throughout. Under stair storage cupboard. Access to rear vestibule and utility area.
15’10” x 11’10” (4.85m x 3.62m) at max.

Rear Vestibule

UPVC half glazed door giving access to rear garden. Exposed wooden floor. Access to utility /rear store area.
5’04” x 3’06” (1.64m x 1.01m)

Utility/ Store Room

Small area store with potential for utility area. Space for appliance. Exposed wooden flooring. Fuse Box
5’02” x 4’01” (1.59m x 1.26m)


First Floor

Upstairs Hallway/Landing

Narrow carpeted hallway and stairs accessing all rooms upstairs. Painted. Built in storage cupboard. Velux window to rear.  Patrician walls have been used to create rooms upstairs, these could easily be altered.
20’09” x 7’11” (6.33m x 2.43m) at max.

Room One

L-Shaped area, part floored with access into eves of property.  Housing water tanks. Two entrance points into room.  Potential to be reconfigured into a more usable space
16’04” x 12’07” (4.99m x 3.84m) at max.

Room Two

Large room with potential to be reconfigured into a more usable space. Floored. Two doorways provide access to space.
17’08” x 8’03” (5.41m x 2.53m)

Bedroom Four

Large bright room with potential to be reconfigured into a more usable space. Floored. Large window to side. Slight coomb in ceiling.
16’03” x 10’04” (4.98m x 3.16m)



Ample sized garden with well established trees and burn defining the far side boundary of the garden.  Mainly laid to lawn to side and rear of property with steps and small feature wooden archway leading from the front garden to the side.  The front of the property is mainly gravelled and provides ample space for private parking, there is also additional parking to the side and rear.

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


Annishader is a small crofting township located some 7 miles to the north of Portree along the A87 en-route to Uig. Centrally located on the Isle of Skye it is the ideal base for those wishing to explore. Portree the islands capital benefits from a number of shops, bars and restaurants, both primary and secondary schooling, a small community hospital, doctors surgery and dental practice. The Skye Bridge is locate some 38 miles to the south and Uig to 8 miles to the north.


Head out of Portree on the A87 for roughly 7 miles. Take a right hand turn signposted Annishader (if you enter Kensaleyre you have gone too far) Follow the single track road towards the end and the house is midway and located on your left hand side opposite Glenhaultin B&B.