Carn Ban, 1 Garafad, Staffin

Offers over £250000 are invited

Carn Ban, 1 Garafad is a well presented, modernized 1 1/2 storey croft house set within ample private garden grounds with approximately 5 acres of owner occupied croft land (to be confirmed by title deeds). All positioned to take full advantage of the wonderful views over Staffin Bay and the world famous Quiraing and the Trotternish Ridge.

Carn Ban is an exceptionally well presented bright and airy property that has been tastefully extended and modernized throughout to create a wonderful family home whilst still retaining many of its original charming features throughout.

The spacious accommodation within is laid over two floors, with the ground floor consisting of an entrance porch bright open plan living area, family room and kitchen. A staircase leads to a bright and airy landing with access to two double bedrooms, a single bedroom, the family bathroom and a box room. The subjects further benefits from oil fired central heating, a multi fuel stove, large Aga, UPVC double glazing throughout, bright neutral decor, newly fitted floor coverings, original v-lining, exposed stone fire places and ample internal storage space.

Externally the property has delightful private garden grounds reached via a large gated entrance and drive way. The garden generous garden grounds are laid mainly to lawn and provides several access points to the 5 acre or thereby owner occupied croft land (to be confirmed by title deeds), the common grazing shares, and the large Byre which is currently used for animals.

Carn Ban in Garafad provides the opportunity to create a wonderful family home for those looking for the idyllic lifestyle, all set in a stunning location boasting world famous sea and mountain views. A truly must see to fully appreciate what is on offer.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

Half glazed UPVC door leads into a bright and welcoming entrance porch with windows to the front and side allowing in lots of natural light and provides sea views. Solid tile flooring. Fully V-lined. Painted in neutral tones. Access to open plan living area via wooden and glazed door.

6’07” x 5’08” (2.01m x 1.73m)

Open Plan Living Area

Warm spacious open plan living area with feature exposed stone fireplace housing multi fuel stove, wooden mantle and slate hearth. Carpeted stairs lead off to the first floor. Under-stair storage cupboard housing oil central heating controls. Part tile flooring, part newly laid neutral carpet. Neutral decor. Feature V-lined walls and ceiling. Feature spot lighting.  Natural wooden fittings and doors. Window with sea views to the front with deep sills and seating.  Access to bedroom one / family room and kitchen.

17’03” x 15’01” (5.26m x 4.60m) at max.


Well proportioned family kitchen with feature Aga providing some heating to the property. Set in recess with tile surround, wooden mantle and tile hearth. Dual aspect with views over side garden, out to the byre and the sea beyond. Laminate flooring. White decor. Spot lighting. Solid wooden work top with various under unit storage and space for white goods.  Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Various free standing storage units. UPVC and glazed door provides access to the outside of the property.

13’11” x 12’10” (4.26m x 3.92m)

Family Room

Well proportioned family room.  Feature exposed stone fireplace with wooden mantle and slate hearth.  Neutral carpet.  Window to front with deep sill and boasting lovely views over the croft land to the Trotternish Ridge beyond. V-lined walls.  Neutral decor. Accessed from open plan area via solid wooden door.

12’03” x 9’08” (3.74m x 2.98m)

First Floor


Carpeted stairs lead to a bright landing providing access to all upper level rooms.  Slight coomb in ceiling.  L- Shaped upper level hall way which is carpeted.  Feature V-lined walls.  Painted in neutral tones.  Built in storage cupboard. Velux window to the rear.

12’03” x 8’03” (3.75m x 2.51m) at max.

Bedroom One

Spacious bright double bedroom with spectacular views over the croft land to the Trotternish Ridge and Staffin Bay. Fully V-lined.  Painted in neutral tones. Coombed ceiling. Neutral carpet. Accessed from upper landing via sold wooden door. Space for free standing storage furniture.

12’07” x 9’10” (3.84m x 3.00m)

Bedroom Two

Spacious bright double bedroom with wonderful views over the croft land to the Trotternish Ridge and Staffin Bay. Fully V-lined.  Painted in neutral tones. Coombed ceiling. Neutral carpet. Accessed from upper landing via sold wooden door. Built in storage cupboard.

12’07” x 9’02” (3.85m x 2.80m)

Bedroom Three

Single bedroom with views to the side. Fully V-lined.  Painted in neutral tones. Coombed ceiling. Neutral carpet. Accessed from upper landing via sold wooden door. Currently set up as a study.

11’11” x 6’10” (3.64m x 2.10m)

Box Room

Currently used as a storage.  Carpeted. Velux window to front. Exposed wooden walls. Coombed ceiling. Accessed from upper landing via sold wooden door.

6’11” x 5’02” (2.12m x 1.58m)


Family Bathroom hosting three piece white suite, with W.C., sink and bath with over head electric shower.  Feature v-lined walls.  Title splash surround at bath.  Coombed ceiling.  Painted in neutral tones. White heated towel rail. Vinyl flooring. Window to side with views over the byre and out to Staffin Bay.

9’00” x 6’08” (2.75m x 2.03m)



To the side of the property is a large detached byre which offers the potential to be converted into additional accommodation if desired which is subject to the usual planning consents. The byre is currently sued for animals and storage. It hosts windows and several access points, with an upper level which can be accessed both internally via a ladder or externally via stairs and door way.

Ground Floor: 38’08” x 14’06” (11.78m x 4.42m) at max.

Upper Floor: 15’09” x 14’06” (4.81m x 4.42m) at max.


Carn Ban is set within a delightful, low maintenance garden grounds which are laid mainly to lawn with the occasional tree or shrub.  There is a gated drive way that leads to the property and several gated entrances to the 5 acre or thereby owner occupied croft and the surrounding garden grounds (to be confirmed by title deeds). The croft land runs to the front of the property guaranteeing uninterrupted sea views and does offer the potential to be developed if so wished and would be subject to planning consent. A slabbed area and path lead to and around the property and provide several delightful seating areas to take in the stunning views on offer.  The oil tank is located to the side with the boiler to the rear and an outside water tap.

There are several ruins behind the byre with access to the common grazing being to the rear through the gate at the dry stone wall.  The croft is situated to the front of the property with its boundaries being well defined by fencing and dry stone walls and currently hosts horses and live stock intermittently.

***Please note the boundary fence to the right of the property is incorrectly positioned and the oil tank lies outwith the boundary and will require to be repositioned by the the purchaser. ***

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


Garafad is 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, delightful cafes and galleries with an ever growing community. There is also a public slipway with boat launching facilities.


From Portree follow the A855 to Staffin, upon entering Staffin turn right at the sign for the "Columba 1400" follow the road immediately round to the left to the end of the road. The house will be down the private drive / access through the gate right at the end.