Shieldaig, Carbost

Offers in the region of £162000 are invited


Shieldaig is a charming 2/3 bedroom former croft house set in an elevated position boasting panoramic views over Loch Harrport to the Cuillin mountain range beyond and the wolrd famous Talisker Distillery right on your door step. The property sits within delightful private garden grounds and is located within easy commuting distance of Carbost, Portree and Broadford. 

Shieldaig is a delightful traditional croft house set within private garden grounds just outside of the village of Carbost.  The property would benefit from modernization and renovation internally and externally, however it still retains a warm welcoming homey feeling throughout. The accommodation within is set out over two levels and comprises of; Entrance Porch / Conservatory, Hallway, Lounge, Kitchen / Diner, Bathroom and Extended Utility areas on the ground floor with Two Double Bedrooms and Box Room on the first floor. The property further benefits from UPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating, built in storage and original features throughout.

The property is surrounded by a large fully enclosed garden which is mainly laid to lawn with well established shrubs and bushes, along with a ample space for sitting outside and enjoying the views.  **There is no formal parking at the property and questions should be directed to the Highland Council with regards to parking options**

Shieldaig would make a comfortable home or idyllic holiday letting property set in a picturesque area boasting sea and mountain views, all within reach of the many local amenities on offer.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch / Conservatory

Path leads to a bright and welcoming conservatory boasting magnificent views over Carbost and out to the Cuillins.  UPVC and double glazed door, UPVC double glazed windows. Providing access to hallway via wooden and glazed door.  Soild tile flooring.

7’08” x 7’03” (2.35m x 2.22m) at max.


Large entrance hallway providing access to lounge, kitchen / diner, bathroom and carpeted stairs leading to upper level.  Radiator. Wall papered. Consumer unit. Laminate flooring. Fully v-lined.

13’05” x 8’09” (4.09m x 2.68m) at max.


Large warm lounge with original features within.  V-lined ceiling and walls. Some walls papered. Neutral carpet.  Fire place with brick hearth and mantle (currently blocked). Window to front boasting wonderful sea and mountain views.

13’06” x 12’00” (4.13m x 3.66m)

Kitchen / Diner

Kitchen / diner with window to the front affording views over Loch Harrport and the Cuillin mountain range.  Deep window sills. Wall papered. Carpets.  Traditional v-lined ceiling and wall. Ample base and wall units. Space for free standing white goods. Electric cooker. Chrome sink and taps. Fire place with electric fire, brick hearth and surround (currently blocked). Access down step into extension / lean-too housing utility and storage area. Radiator.

13’06” x 11’00 (4.12m x 3.38m)


Former bathroom converted in to wet room with walk in electric shower. Respotex splash surround. White W.C. White sink.  Frosted window to rear. Vinyl flooring. Chrome heated towel rail. Electric Heater. V-lined ceiling. Wallpapered.

8’06” x 5’01” (2.61m x 1.56m)

Utility Area

Step leads down from kitchen into utility area.  Space for white goods.  Window to side. Wooden door leads to outside garden. Base and wall units. Chrome sink with taps. Access to lean-too, concrete flooring.

12’04” x 7’01” (3.77m x 2.17m)

Utility / Store Areas

Two areas provide additional storage space and house white goods, including tumble dryer and washing machine. Vinyl flooring. Painted walls. Window to rear. Access from utility area.

9’03” x 4’02” (2.84m x 1.27m)

9’04” x 5’07” (2.87m x 1.73m)

First Floor

Landing and Stairway

Bright stairway leading to landing which provides access to all bedrooms. Window to rear.  Coombed Ceiling. Loft access currently blocked. Fully v-lined. Painted in neutral tones. Carpeted.

7’11” x 6’04” (2.43m x 1.94m) at max.

Master Bedroom

Large bright double bedroom with window to the front boasting views of the Loch and to the Cuillins. Slight coomb in ceiling. Fully v-lined. Carpeted. Original quarter panel door.

13’09” x 13’07” (4.20m x 4.15m) at max.

Bedroom Two

Large bright double bedroom with window to the front boasting views of the Loch and to the Cuillins. slight coomb in ceiling. Fully v-lined. Carpeted. Fire Place, currently blocked up. Original quarter panel door.

13’05” x 12’00” (4.09m x 3.68m)

Box Room

Small single bedroom or currently used as a study with views to front over Loch Harrport and to the Cuillins.  Laminate flooring. Radiator. Coombed ceiling. Fully v-lined.

8’06” x 5’08” (2.61m x 1.76m)



Sheildaig is set within generous garden grounds which are mainly laid to lawn with several well established flowers, shrubs and bushes bordering the garden.  The garden offers views to Loch Harrport and the Cuillin mountains beyond.  There is a small wooden garden shed to the rear.  A path with steps leads from the road to the main dwelling.  There is no formal parking at the property and questions should be directed to the Highland Council with regards to parking options. Please note that there may be animal traps within the garden and exploring this should be done with great care.


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


Carbost is a small village located in the wonderful west coast of Skye. The village itself has a good village shop and a post office as well as a village Inn, doctor’s surgery and a primary school. Carbost is also home to the world famous Talisker Distillery and Visitors centre. The capital town of the Island Portree is some 15 miles away and benefits from a selection of shops including supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, leisure facilities, a modern medical centre and cottage hospital and secondary schooling. Located centrally he property is close to Skye’s famous Cuillin Mountains and would be the ideal base for anyone interested in climbing, walking and exploring the whole island. Glenbrittle Beach, Talisker Bay


From Portree head south on the A87 until you reach Sligachan. Turn right onto the A863 signposted to Dunvegan. After about 4 miles you will take a left hand turning signposted Carbost/Portnalong (B80090). Continue on this road passing through Carbost (you will pass the Talisker Distillery) continue on this road heading up the hill, half way up the property will be located on the right hand side.