The Sycamores & Bracadale Holiday Cottages, Struan, IV56 8FA

Offers over £640000 are invited


Superb opportunity to acquire a successful business consisting of three self-catering cottages and impressive owner’s accommodation  on the ever popular and growing tourist destination of the Isle of Skye. They are set in a central position on the rugged west coast. All properties have lovely sea views.

This ongoing business has a proven track record of profitability with full bookings, of which 40% are repeat bookings. It has the potential for further growth.

Unique opportunity not to be missed to purchase a successful lifestyle business in a truly stunning location.

The property has been used as a successful self catering business with its own website:

The Sycamores

A substantial well presented four bedroom  property set in an elevated position with panoramic sea views located in the peaceful township of Balgown, Struan.

Presented in walk in condition The Sycamores offers spacious family living with the potential to be run as a Bed & Breakfast. The property benefits from oil central heating, two multi fuel stoves, UPVC double glazing, 12 solar panels and large integral garage/workshop. The accommodation is set out over two floors and comprises on the ground floor: entrance vestibule, hallway, lounge, open plan kitchen/family room, double bedroom, utility room and integral garage/workshop. On the first floor are three further double bedrooms (one en-suite), store room and landing.



Entrance Vestibule

Bright and welcoming vestibule accessed via half glass UPVC external door. Window to front. 15 pane glass door with glass side panel providing access to hallway. Carpeted. Neutral decor.

5’04 x 4’11 (1.63m x 1.51m)


Spacious hallway providing access to lounge, kitchen/family room, bathroom and all bedrooms. Stairs leading to first floor. Built in under stairs  storage. Carpeted. Neutral decor.

9’04 x 15’09 (2.85m x 4.82m) at max.


Large and bright lounge with picture window to front with sea views. Multi fuel stove with marble surround. Carpeted. Neutral decor.

17’06 x 15’08 (5.34m x 4.78m)

Kitchen/Family Room

Spacious open plan kitchen/family room flooded with light from windows to the front and rear. Fitted kitchen with ample wall and base units with contrasting worktops. Integrated oven with gas hob. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Multi fuel stove in family room. Laminate flooring. Neutral decor.

20’12 x 14’00 (6.10m x 4.26m)


Large utility with UPVC glass door providing access to rear garden. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Wall and base units with ample space for white goods. Meter housing. Door leading to garage. Painted.

9’03 x 7’02 (2.82m x 2.19m)

Bedroom Two

Large double room with window to rear. Mirrored door fitted wardrobe. Carpeted. Wallpaper.

10’09 x 17’06 (3.28m x 5.34m) at max.


Three piece suite comprising wash hand basin, W.C. and bath with electric shower over. Fully tiled. Frosted window to rear. Vinyl flooring. Extractor fan.

9’11 x 5’06 ( 3.03m x 1.69m)

Integral Garage

Large garage with workshop area with light and power. Windows to front and rear. Central heating boiler. Work bench and extensively shelved. Fully floored loft providing additional storage. Large built in heated storage cupboard housing  hot water cylinder, ideal for storing cottage linen and goods.

21’07 x 19’10 (6.60m x 6.05m) at max.

First Floor


Spacious and bright landing providing access to three bedrooms and store room. Open plan with space for seating or office space. Access to floored loft space. Velux window to rear.

11’11 x 15’05 (3.65m x 4.72m) at max.

Master Bedroom

Very large bedroom with window to front with sea views. Built in mirrored wardrobes with further storage in the eaves. Door off to en-suite. Carpeted. Painted.

19’03 x 17’06 (5.87m x 5.35m) at max.

Master En-Suite

Modern 4-piece comprising of W.C, walk in shower, bidet and vanity sink. Velux window to rear. Heated towel rail. Partial wet wall. Humidity controlled extractor fan. Karndean tiled flooring.

11’09 x 5’06 (3.60m x 1.68m)

Bedroom 3

Generous double room with window to rear. Carpeted. Painted.

11’09 x 10’05 (3.60m x 3.18m)

Bedroom 4

Double bedroom, currently used as a study. Window to front. Carpeted. Painted.

11’09 x 10’10 (3.60m x 3.32m)

Store Room

Shelved store room with velux window to front. Painted.

12’00 x 5.06 (3.67m x 1.69m)



The Sycamores is surrounded by a neat and well maintained garden extending to approx 1.5 acres (to be confirmed by title deed) Mainly laid to grass with mature trees and bushes. The vegetable garden also benefits from two wooden compost boxes, fruit cage and two raised beds incorporating micro irrigation. There is ample parking and turning space on three sides of  the property.


Bracadale Holiday Cottages:

Three purpose built self catering detached bungalows with uninterrupted sea views. Each cottage has been built to the same specification and the accommodation within comprises entrance vestibule, hallway, lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom and three bedrooms. Each cottage further benefits from multi fuel stoves, UPVC double glazing, electric heating and is fitted out with safety systems to comply with current health and safety regulations.

EPC Rating E


All fixtures, fittings and full inventory as used in relation to the running of the cottages are included in the sale.


Details of occupancy rates and accounts information will be made available to the solicitor of  prospective purchasers via the sellers’ solicitor once a formal note of interest has been made and after viewing of the property.


Entrance Vestibule

Bright vestibule accessed via a full glass UPVC door. Tile flooring. Painted. Glazed door through to hallway. Security light.

3’07 x 3’09 (1.12m x 1.16m)


L shaped hallway providing access to all accommodation. Built in storage cupboard. Loft access. Carpeted. Painted.

14’05 x 7’03 (4.41m x 2.22m) at max.


Good sized lounge with window to the front offering sea views. Wood burning stove with stone hearth. Electric panel heater. Carpeted. Painted. Four wall-mounted reading lights.

12’09 x 11’05 (3.89m x 3.50m)


Fitted with good selection of  wall and base units with contrasting worktops over.  Double oven electric cooker, Washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Part tiled splash backs. Two windows to the rear. Dining area. Electric panel heater. Karndean tiled flooring.

16’00 x 7’10 (4.89m x 2.40m) at max.

Bedroom 1

Single bedroom with window to front offering sea views. Built in mirrored wardrobe. Electric panel heater.  Carpeted. Painted.

7’10 x 8’02 (2.41m x 2.51m)

Bedroom 2

Double bedroom with window to front offering sea views. Built in mirrored wardrobe. Electric panel heater.  Carpeted. Painted.

11’05 x 8’00 (3.50m x 2.44m)

Bedroom 3

Twin bedroom with window to side of property. Built in mirrored wardrobe housing electric breaker box. Electric panel heater.  Carpeted. Painted.

11’02 x 7’11 (3.42m x 2.41m)


Three piece suite consisting of bath with electric overhead shower, WC and sink. Humidity controlled extractor fan. Electric towel rail and wall mounted heater. Frosted window to rear. Built in storage cupboard housing hot water tank. Fully tiled walls. Tile flooring.

7’10 x 5’02 (2.40m x 1.59m)



Each cottage is surrounded by block paving providing seating areas and private parking  for each cottage. There is a wooden bike shed for two bikes and in addition a wood-built bin pen and a log store. The middle cottage has an external electric socket and outside tap. There is a large shared recreational area laid to lawn which has picnic benches and shared use of BBQ facility.

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 township of Balgown,Struan is located on the west coast of Skye and The Sycamores is located adjacent to the A863 which runs from Sligachan to Dunvegan. This is a popular tourist route and is an ideal location for exploring all of the island.
Within Struan itself there is a small primary school, post office/general store, book shop/cafe and outdoor clothing shop.
Dunvegan is located some 9 miles to the north with facilities including shops, restaurants, baker, garage and doctor’s surgery.
Portree, the islands capital is just 9 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.


From Portree take the B885 towards Struan and continue on this road, at the junction turn right onto the A863 to Dunvegan. The Sycamores and Bracadale holiday cottages will be clearly signposted on your right hand side.