Heatherbrae, Portnalong, Carbost

Offers over £200000 are invited


Heatherbrae is a charming two bedroom property located in an outstanding setting in the picturesque township of Portnalong, Carbost. 

This delightful cottage occupies an elevated position in the Ardtreck glen at Portnalong. The beautiful sheltered gardens, under the distinctive crag of Cnoc Heilia, provide a lovely ambience, whilst the location also affords widespread views over the surrounding area. The property would benefit from a degree of modernisation but still retains much of its character and charm with sash windows and would make a fantastic home upon completion.

The accommodation within is set out over one level and comprises of entrance lobby, hallway, lounge, kitchen, rear lobby, shower room, study room and two bedrooms. The property further benefits from secondary glazing throughout, electric storage heating, generous private garden grounds and detached garage.

Externally the property sits within extensive garden grounds of approximately 1.75 acres or thereby (to be confirmed by title deeds) and benefits from the addition of a garage and two outbuildings. The gardens are most attractive and host a wide variety of established trees, shrubs and bushes.

Heatherbrae will make a lovely family home and viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the setting.

Ground Floor

Entrance Lobby

Entrance lobby accessed via external wooden door to front elevation. Window to side elevation. Exposed wood floor. Painted in neutral tones. Half glazed door provides access to hallway.

1.78m x 1.03m (5’09” x 3’04”)


Hallway providing access to porch, kitchen, lounge and two bedrooms. Two built-in storage cupboards. Loft access. Carpeted. Wallpaper.

3.27m x 1.83m (10’08” x 5’11”) at max.


Dual aspect lounge with sash windows to the front and side elevations. Open fireplace with tile surround and hearth. Carpeted. Wallpaper. 

4.88m x 3.33m (15’11” x 10’11”) at max.

Bedroom One

Single bedroom with sash window to side elevation. Carpeted. Painted in neutral tones.

4.14m x 2.31m (13’07” x 7’07”) at max

Bedroom Two

Spacious double bedroom with sash window to front elevation. Carpeted. Painted in neutral tones. Door through to study room.

3.45m x 3.28m (11’03” x 10’09”)


Study room with sash window to rear elevation. Carpeted. Painted in neutral tones.

2.87m x 1.45m (9’05” x 4’09”)


Kitchen with limited range of units and build in cupboard. Sash window to rear elevation. Butler sink. Door to hallway and rear lobby. Vinyl floor. Wallpaper.

3.05m x 1.46m (9’11” x 4’09”)

Rear Lobby

Rear lobby accessed via half glazed external wooden door. Consumer unit housing. Doors off to kitchen and shower room. Vinyl flooring. Painted in neutral tones.

1.58m x 0.94m (5’02” x 3’01”)

Shower Room

Shower room comprising white W.C., wash hand basin and shower cubical with electric shower. Frosted window to rear elevation. Wet wall to shower enclosure. Carpeted. Painted.

1.64m x 1.48m (5’04” x 4’10”)



Detached Garage: Cavity block construction with concrete floor. Wooden garage doors to front elevation. Window to rear and pedestrian door to side. Workbench with vice. Power supply.
6.40m x 3.16m (21’00” x 10’04”)

Outbuilding: Power supply.
3.75m x 2.52m ( 12’03” x 8’03”)

3.07m x 2.95m ( 10’00” x 9’08”)


Heatherbrae is set within substantial garden grounds extending to approximately 1.75 acres or thereby (to be confirmed by title deed). The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with established trees, shrubs, heathers and bushes. Ample parking is provided to the front of the property via the private driveway.  The garden grounds host a garage and two outbuildings.

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


Portnalong is a crofting community situated some 3 miles from Carbost the nearest main village where facilities include a village shop and post office, a hotel and the world famous Talisker Distillery and Visitors Centre. There is also a primary school in Carbost and secondary schooling is available in Portree, the Island’s capital.
From Heatherbrae, nearby amenities include Minginish Community Hall (0.3 mile); Tigh Ailean bar/restaurant (0.5 mile); Fiskavaig Beach (1 mile). From the rear or the property, the moderately steep walk to the top of Cnoc Heila (0.1 mile) provides outstanding views.


From Portree head south on the A87 until you reach Sligachan. Turn right onto the A863 signposted to Dunvegan. After about 5 miles you will take a left hand turning signposted Carbost/Portnalong (B8009). Continue on this road passing through Carbost (you will pass the Talisker Distillery) and Fernilea until you reach the turn off for Fiscavaig. Take the left hand turn for Fiscavaig and follow this road passing the Skyewalker Hostel, after the hostel take the left turn sign posted Portnalong Cemetery. Heatherbrae's driveway will be clearly marked on your left hand side.