Braesburn Hall, Lower Ollach, Lower Ollach

Offers over £135000 are invited

Braesburn Hall is a unique opportunity presenting a self contained studio flat along with a magnificent church hall which is in need of renovation / development, all set in the tranquil crofting township of Lower Ollach by Portree.

Braesburn Hall presents a rare opportunity to acquire a traditional church hall along with the adjoining studio flat, all set within large flat garden grounds with delightful views over Ben Tainavaig.  The church itself has retained many of its original features such as v-lined walls, pews, large storm doors, exposed wooden floors, arched windows and high ceilings.  Although in need of renovation / development, work had already commenced to change the church into a residential dwelling, with the change of use already granted, however planning for this has now lapsed. The studio flat was added some 7 years ago and houses a seating come sleeping area, kitchen area and separate shower room.  The flat and church benefit from UPVC double glazing, electric heating, neutral decor and ample windows flooding both spaces with natural light.

The property is surrounded by large flat fully enclosed garden grounds extending to 0.133 acres (or thereby) which is laid mainly to lawn and parking is provided on the large gravel area to the side through a large bespoke gated entrance.

Braesburn Hall offers purchasers a variety of options subject to relevant and current planning permissions, all within a short commuting distance of the main town of Portree and the many amenities on offer.

Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate what is on offer.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hallway

Ramp leads up to the studio flat via UPVC door.  Large entrance hallway leading to studio flat to the right and church hall to the left.  Solid tile flooring.  Houses electrical meter and fuse boxes.  Dual use as wet / drying room with many coat hooks etc. Base units for storage.

8’09” x 7’00” (2.68m x 2.14m)

Studio Flat

A large studio flat housing a seating come sleeping area and a large kitchen area.  Four large windows, two front facing and two rear facing providing lovely views and ample natural light to this space.  Neutral painted decor. Carpet tiled floor. There is ample electrical points throughout the area.  The kitchen has many base and wall units with space for under counter white goods, double chrome sink with chrome mixer tap and a breakfast bar style seating area where you can take in views to the front elevation.

19’03” x 8’09” (5.88m x 2.68m)

Shower Room

Large bright neutral shower room accessed from main studio area via 1/4 panel wooden door.  Dual aspect with frosted windows to front and rear.  Large corner electrical shower, white W.C. and sink.  Electrical extractor fan.  Solid tile flooring.  Ample space for storage.

8’09” x 6’03” (2.68m x 1.91m)

Church Hall

A magnificent large open church hall accessed from outside via the original large dual wooden storm doors, leading via internal wooden and glazed door into main hall.  The main hall has been stripped back with the red brick gable walls on display, solid wooden flooring and original painted v-lined walls.  Some of the original pews can still be found in the church hall. Seven large UPVC double glazed windows provide magnificent amounts of light into the hall.  The ceiling supports are metal and painted in white.  There is access granted via a large wooden door to the entrance vestibule.

40’07” x 17’11” (12.39m x 5.48m) at max.


The property is surrounded by a large flat fully enclosed garden extending to 0.133 acres (or thereby, to be confirmed by title deeds) which is laid mainly to lawn and houses a drying area. The garden hosts 2 gates which lead to the hills and rivers beyond for those who are keen walkers.  Parking is provided on the large gravel area to the side through a large bespoke gated entrance.  The large garden offers a variety of uses to any purchasers. 

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


Lower Ollach is a small crofting township situated in the area is known as the Braes approximately 5 miles from Portree offering a rural location for those wishing to enjoy the peace and quiet. Portree, the principal town on the Isle of Skye, is only 10 minutes away by car where you will find all the usual facilities expected eg supermarkets, shops, hotels, restaurants, petrol stations, banks, medical centre, cottage hospital, primary, secondary schools, cinema, theatre, swimming pool and gyms.


From Portree follow the A87 for a short distance and take the first road on the left signposted for Braes. Drive over the bridge and straight ahead and you will shortly reach a junction. Continue right, signposted Camustianavaig. Continue on this road until you see the property located on your right opposite the Braes Community Hall and recycling point.