Cnoc na Lacha, Kilvaxter

Offers over £125000 are invited

Cnoc na Lacha is a large traditional three bedroom cottage located in the quiet township of Kilvaxter, Kilmuir in the north of Skye. Complete with original byre and set within a total of 0.474 acres of garden grounds and decrofted land, the package on offer boasts breathtaking sea views across the Minch to Outer Isles as well as the beautiful surrounding croft land. 

Cnoc na Lacha is a traditional croft house with lovely views across croft land leading to the Minch and Outer Isles beyond.  Set within quaint walled  garden grounds the property would benefit from complete renovation throughout and offers potential purchasers the opportunity to create a beautiful family home.  The property maintains its beautiful charm and warm welcoming feel, with original single glazed sash windows, original doors, cast iron fire places, coombed ceilings and original v-lining.  The accommodation within is set over two levels and comprises of; entrance porch, inner hallway, two reception rooms, inner store are, kitchen, utility room, bathroom, rear entrance, landing and two double bedrooms and single room upstairs.

The property is surrounded by quaint garden grounds extending to 0.22 acres or thereby (to be confirmed by title deeds) and looks directly down the valley over croft land towards the Minch and Outer Isles, and to complete the package there is the addition of a traditional byre to the rear which is set within 0.26 acres or thereby (to be confirmed by title deeds) of decrofted land, and is in need of complete renovation.

The whole package would offer any potential purchaser a variety of options subject to the correct planning consents, giving an exceptional opportunity set within a beautiful location on Skye.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

Accessed via original painted wooden door leading into fully v-lined porch area. Large single glazed window to the front taking in the spectacular views.  Access via 1/4 panel door with two frosted glazed windows.

6’06” x 4’09” (2.00m x 1.45m)

Inner Hallway

Ample sized hallway providing access to both receptions rooms, stair way and inner hall/store room.  Fully v-lines, painted, and carpeted floor. Original 1/4 panel and wooden doors.

8’08” x 4’10” (2.64m x 1.48m) at max.

Reception One

Large bright room with original exposed wooden floor. Wallpapered. Original single glazed 1/4 panel sash window to front taking in the sea and croft land views. Original fire place with cast iron surround and wooden hearth and red tiles.

13’08” x 11’06” (4.19m x 3.51m)

Reception Two

Large living area accessed via original 1/4 panel door from inner hall and providing additional access to store area into extension. Fully v-lined throughout and boasting exposed original beams. Original quarter panel single glazed sash window to front taking in the sea and croft land views.  Carpeted. Original fire place with cast iron surround with stone surround and hearth.

13’09” x 9’09” (4.20m x 3.00m)

Inner Hallway / Store Area

Accessed from reception room and hallway an ample sized inner hallway currently used as store and providing access to kitchen area and rear of he property.  ample built in storage shelves and cupbaords. Fuse box. Fully v-lined and carpeted.

11’04” x 6’02” (3.47m x 1.90m) at max.


Neat sized kitchen area within the rear extension of the property accessed from opening of inner hall / storage area.  Housing base units and shelving.  Fully v-lined and vinyl flooring. Two windows to the rear, one UPVC double glazed and the other original single glazed.  Access provided to the bathroom and rear porch / utility room.

8’10” x 7’08” (2.70m x 2.36m)


Quaint bathroom area accessed via kitchen.  Hosting 3 piece white suite of bath, sink and W.C.  Fully v-lined, painted, vinyl flooring and UPVC frosted double glazed window to the rear.  Water tank.

8’09” x 4’07” (2.67m x 1.40m)

Utility Room

Neat sized utility area with built in storage area.  Fully v-line, original sash 1/4 panel window to side.  Accessed view rear entrance hallway.

5’03” x 5’01” (1.62m x 1.56m)

Rear Entrance Hallway

Small sized rear entrance hallway accessed from kitchen and providing access to utility area.  Original exposed painted rear wall, concrete flooring, part v-lined and wooden door providing access to outside.

5’00” x 3’08” (1.54m x 1.14m)

First Floor

Stairs and Landing

Bright and airy stairway leading to bright light upper landing.  Carpeted. ful;ly v-lined. Neutral paint. Original wooden banister. Coombed V-lined ceiling. Velux window to rear.  Landing providing access to all rooms upstairs. Built in storage.

7’00” x 6’01” (2.14m x 1.89m) at max.

Bedroom One

Large double bedroom with original sash window to front with lovely sea and croft land views.  Fully v-lined and painted. Coombed ceiling.  Built in storage.  Mixed flooring or carpet and vinyl.  Blocked up fire place.

13’04” x 12’03” (4.08m x 3.75m)

Bedroom Two

Small room currently used as single bedroom.  Small velux window to front.  Fully v-lined, painted.  Vinyl flooring.  Coombed ceilings.

6’08” x 6’06” (2.04m x 2.00m)

Bedroom Three

Large double bedroom with original sash window to front with lovely sea and croft land views.  Fully v-lined and painted. Coombed ceiling.  Built in storage.  Mixed flooring or carpet and vinyl.  Exposed original cast iron fire place with tile surround and wooden mantle.

13’08” x 11’06” (4.18m x 3.52m)



The property is surrounded by quaint garden ground and looks directly down the valley over croft land towards the Minch and Outer Isle.  Accessed via a grassed drive way and named garden gate, there is a poured concrete path around the building leading to the rear garden and drying area, rear property entrance and small store area.  The garden is laid mainly to lawn and is of low maintenance.

In addition to this there is a traditional Byre which is in need of complete renovation an offers a variety of uses, subject to the correct planning consents.  The byre and property are surrounded by a total of 0.474 acres, or thereby (to be confirmed by title deed) of decrfoted land, providing a substantial package and development opportunity.

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


Kilvaxter is a small, friendly communitylocated within the coastal township of Kilmuir, just north of Uig. Facilities in Kilmuir include a primary school, village hall and church with Uig being just a short drive south and is the main ferry terminus with regular sailings to the outer isles of Harris & Lewis via Tarbert and the Uists’ via Lochmaddy. Local services in Uig include a general store, petrol station, pub, bakery, primary schooling and the local Skye Brewery. More enhanced services including supermarket, many restaurants, DIY store, banks, a cottage hospital and secondary school can be found in Portree, the island’s capital some 20 miles south. It is also only a short distance to the heart of the Quiraing and the Trotternish Ridge and only a short drive to the north you have the ruinous Duntulm Castle.


From Portree follow the A87 towards Uig and continue onto the A855 towards Kilmuir, taking a left hand turn at the phone box down Willows Road, follow the road down across the cattle grid and the property is the first croft house located on the left.