Hillcrest, 1 Borve, Portree

Offers over £185000 are invited


Hillcrest, 1 Borve is a substantial four bedroom house located in the popular village of Borve affording widespread views over the surrounding croft land and towards MacLeod’s Tables.

Hillcrest, is set within the peaceful crofting township of Borve, located close to the village of Portree and all the amenities on offer. The property would benefit from a degree of modernisation however it still retains a warm, welcoming homely feeling throughout.

The accommodation within is set out over two floors and comprises of Entrance lobby, Hallway, Lounge, Kitchen, Two Shower rooms, Sitting Room and Two Bedrooms, rear vestibule and store room on the ground floor. There are two further bedrooms and a box room on the first floor. The property further benefits from UPVC double glazing throughout and electric central heating.

The large wraparound garden grounds are laid to lawn at the rear of the property. The front and side is tarmac and provides parking for several vehicles. Stunning views are afforded over the surrounding countryside towards Macleod’s Tables.

Although Hillcrest would benefit from a degree of modernisation it presents a wonderful opportunity to purchase a lovely family home and must be viewed to fully appreciate what is on offer.

Ground Floor

Entrance Lobby

Access via uPVC half glazed door to welcoming vestibule. Access to sun room. Access to shower room. Carpeted. Painted. Window to side elevation.

1.70m x 3.01m (5’07” x 9’10”) at max.

Shower Room

Comprising white W.C., wash hand basin and walk in shower cubicle. Electric shower. Wet wall at shower and tiled at wash hand basin. Window to side elevation. Carpeted. Painted.

1.35m x 2.31m (4’05” x 7’06”) at max.


Large bright sunroom affording views to front garden and countryside beyond. Access to lounge. Access to hall. Access to bedroom. Carpeted. Painted.

4.85m x 2.91m (15’11” x 9’06”)

Bedroom One

Large double bedroom with window to front elevation affording views to front garden and countryside beyond. Carpeted. Wallpapered. Built in storage. Wash hand basin.

2.92m x 3.89m (9’06” x 12’09”)

Sitting Room

Cosy lounge room with feature fireplace. Accessed from lounge. Access to kitchen. Access to hall. Access to storage room. Carpeted. Wallpapered.

4.22m x 3.10m (13’10” x 10’01”)


Large dining kitchen with a range of wall and base units. Integrated double oven and electric hob. Tiled at splash back. Painted. Vinyl flooring. Window to side elevation affording view to garden. Access to rear porch. The hot water cylinder is in one of the kitchen cupboards.

3.04m x 5.31m (9’11” x 17’05”)

Bedroom Two

Large double bedroom with window to side elevation affording views to garden. Carpeted. Wallpapered and painted. Wash hand basin.

3.58m x 4.16m (11’08” x 13’07”)

Store Room

The large store room was originally the kitchen for the property. Vinyl flooring. Painted. Window to rear affording views to garden. A wooden door leads to the rear garden.

4.08m x 3.23m (13’04” x 10’07)

Shower Room

Large family shower room with white W.C and wash hand basin. Disabled access shower with Mira Advance electric shower. Wet wall at shower and wash hand basin. Vinyl flooring. Painted. Frosted window to rear elevation.

2.49m x 1.67m (8’01” x 5’05”)

Upper Floor


The landing provides access to two bedrooms and a box room. Carpeted. Painted. Consumer units. Loft access.

Bedroom Three

Generous double bedroom with window to front elevation. Carpeted. Painted. Wash hand basin. Coombed ceilings.

3.47m x 4.32m (11’04” x 14’02”)

Bedroom Four

Double bedroom with window to front elevation. Carpeted. Painted. Wash hand basin. Coombed ceilings.

3.66m x 4.20m (12’00” x 13’09”)

Box Room

Small box room with window to front elevation. Carpeted. Painted. Coombed ceilings.

1.67m x 2.65m (5’05” x 8’08”)



Hillcrest is set within neat and well maintained garden grounds which are mainly laid to lawn with established shrubs and bushes. There is a large tarmac driveway at the front of the property providing parking for several vehicles. Spectacular views are afforded from the garden over the surrounding countryside. Hillcrest sits on a site approximately 0.25 acres in size (to be confirmed by title deeds).

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


The crofting community of Borve is located just some 4 miles north of the town of Portree, the island’s capital. The properties are the ideal base for walkers and sightseers’ alike being centrally located on the island within easy access of all areas. There is an abundance of wildlife to look out for in the surrounding area including the huge Sea Eagles with their white tipped tails, Golden Eagles, the resident seal colony in Loch Dunvegan and, if you are really lucky, you may even spot a whale, porpoise or dolphin on your travels. Primary schooling can be found locally in nearby MacDiarmid and secondary schooling is available in Portree with a school bus service in operation. Portree is a lively and prosperous town with excellent services including supermarkets, shops, leisure facilities, a cottage hospital, modern medical centre and an excellent selection of hotels and restaurants.


Heading north out of Portree on the A87 heading towards Uig. Take the third Borve turning which will be on your right just after the turning on your left signposted Dunvegan. Hillcrest is the yellow house situated on the left hand side.