Gardeners Cottage, Raasay

Offers in the region of £165000 are invited

Gardeners Cottage is a delightful traditional two bedroom cottage located on the spectacular Isle of Raasay, just off the coast of Skye, set within beautiful elevated garden grounds where views across the Sound of Raasay towards Skye are afforded. 

Gardeners Cottage is the original gardeners property to Raasay House and is situated behind the main house, with lovely views across the main garden, the Sound of Raasay and towards the Isle of Skye.  Built in 1855 and classed as a Grade C listed building, this property maintains its beautiful charm and warm welcoming feel, with double glazed sash windows, fire places, coombed ceilings and original v-lining. The property benefits from oil central heating, calor gas fire and 4 ring gas hob along with deceptively ample living space and storage throughout and private off street parking to each side of the property.. The accommodation within is set over two levels and comprises of; entrance vestibule, hallway, lounge, kitchen / dining room, utility room, bathroom, rear hallway, landing and two double bedrooms and store room upstairs. 

The property is surrounded by an exceptionally beautiful, manicured and well maintained garden, featuring a quaint hand built bridge over the rear green house linking both sides of the garden and providing spectacular views across Raasay House, the Sound of Raasay and the Isle of Skye.  The garden is situated in an elevated position with may quaint paths and steps meandering around linking each beautiful area together.  The garden has been tiered with beautiful hand crafted masonry, manicured lawns and ample out buildings, ideal for the keen gardener.

Gardeners Cottage would make a quaint family home or holiday cottage on the stunning Isle of Raasay.

Furniture available by separate negotiation

Ground Floor

Entrance Hallway

Accessed via a feature wooden and glazed door into large bright hallway.  Tile threshold, varnished wooden v-lining surrounds the entrance, carpeted, wallpapered.  Access to stairs, rear hallway, living room and kitchen / dining area. Radiator.

8’10” x 5’08” (2.45m x 1.75m)

Living Room

Ample sized bright living space with quaint fire place, currently set with gas fire, tile hearth and wooden mantle.  Wooden double glazed sash windows set with views to the front of the property with views over Raasay House and the Isle of Skye beyond. Carpet. Wallpapered. Built in shelving.  Accessed via 15 glass pane and wooden door.

17’05” x 10’02” (5.33m x 3.10m)

Kitchen/Dining Area

Large open kitchen dining area with a good selection of modern base and wall units set with cream doors, black work top and tile splash back. Inset electric oven and over head integrated extractor fan. Calor gas 4 ring hob.  Stainless steel skin with mixer tap. Space for free standing appliances. Dual aspect windows with deep  sills with v-lined surround, views to the rear garden and front with views over Raasay House and Skye beyond.  Vinyl Flooring in kitchen area and carpet flooring in dining area. Accessed via entrance hallway and access given to utility area. Fire place with electric fire, stone hearth and wooden mantle. Radiator.

19’07” x 10’05” (5.97m x 3.18m)

Utility Area

Quaint utility area with ample base and wall units with ample space for white goods.  Vinyl flooring, neutral paint, loft access.  Accessed via kitchen from one step down.  Access to bathroom.

9’05” x 8’06” at max (2.88m x 2.60m) at max.

Bathroom

Ample sized bathroom with peach 3 piece suite housing W.C, sink and bath with overhead mains shower. Bath surround fully tiled, bathroom half tiled.  Solid tile floor. Built in storage cupboard. Frosted double glazed window to rear.  Radiator.

7’01” x 6’06” at max. (2.18m x 1.99m) at max.

Rear Hallway

Neat sized rear hallway accessed from entrance hallway and provides access to the rear garden via a quaint, low wooden and glazed door.  Under stair storage provided, feature v-lining. Painted. Vinyl Flooring. Radiator.

11’03” x 5’09” (3.43m x 1.77m) at max.

First Floor

Stairs and Landing

Bright and airy stairway leading to bright light upper landing.  Carpeted. Neutral paint. original wooden banister. V-lined ceiling. Velux window to rear.  Landing providing access to all rooms upstairs.

Landing: 05’08” x  03’08” (1.73m x 1.12m)

Bedroom One

Large double bedroom with quaint dorma window providing views across Raasay House, the Sound of Raasay and the Isle of Skye beyond.  Window surround is fully v-lined.  Built in over bed storage. Velux window to the rear providing more light.  Carpeted. painted.

11’00” x 9’11” (3.38m x 3.04m)

Bedroom Two

Large double bedroom currently set as a twin.  Neutral paint. Carpet. Quaint dorma window providing views across Raasay House, the Sound of Raasay and the Isle of Skye beyond. Window surround fully v-lined.  Velux window to the rear.

11’01” x 10’04” (3.39m x 3.17m)

Store Room

Small room currently used as storage room with built in shelving.  Carpeted. Views from window across Raasay House, the Sound of Raasay and The Isle of Skye. Neutral paint.

06’04” x 02’07” (1.94m x 0.79m)

External

Garden

The property is surrounded by an exceptionally beautiful manicured and well maintained garden, featuring a quaint hand built bridge over the rear green house, linking both sides of the tiered garden and providing spectacular views across Raasay House, the Sound of Raasay and the Isle of Skye.  The garden is situated in an elevated position with may quaint paths and steps meandering around linking each beautiful area together.  The garden has been tiered with beautiful hand crafted masonry, manicured lawns and ample out buildings including two sheds, fully glazed green house and half glazed green house and two further store and workshop rooms attached to the main house.  There is beautiful border flowers, a feature pond, raised beds with vegetable garden and ample well established trees bordering the garden.  The garden is a dream for any green fingered person and is truly in keeping with the name Gardeners Cottage.

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

Location

The picturesque Island of Raasay has the Scottish mainland to the east and the Isle of Skye to the west and, is very popular with locals and tourists alike due to the many places of historical interest. Views towards the surrounding areas are very dramatic and there are many country and coastal walks available where it would not be unusual to spot wildlife and bird life including golden and sea eagles. The island is accessed by a regular ferry service between Sconser on Skye and to the pier that has recently been completed in order to ease access to and from the island. Local services include the village store and post office, Raasay Hotel and the well attended community hall. Portree is some 14 miles north of the Sconser ferry terminal and here you will find excellent shopping facilities offered by a thriving area and services include secondary schooling, with primary schooling available on Raasay.

Directions

From the ferry follow the road heading to Raasay House, pass the entrance to Raasay House on your left and continue up the hill past the Farm House and the grave yard on your right. The cottage is situated within picturesque garden rounds directly after.

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