Taigh nam Braithrean, Valtos

Offers over £225000 are invited

Taigh nam Braithrean is an immaculately presented three bedroom property in Valtos, Staffin on Skye’s north east coast. Taigh nam Braithrean (pronounced Tie nam Brahren) is Gaelic for ‘House of the Brothers’.

Situated just a short walk from the scenic headland, Rubha nam Braithrean, on the east coast of Skye’s Trotternish peninsula, Taigh nam Braithrean is a beautiful three bedroom house fifteen miles north of the ‘capital’, Portree. It offers wonderful views across the Sound of Raasay to the island of Rona and the mountains of Torridon on the mainland beyond. To the west there are stunning views of the Trotternish Ridge with the amazing rock formations of the Quiraing in the distance.

The accommodation within is set over two levels and comprises; Entrance porch, kitchen/diner, lounge, rear hall, porch, bathroom and en-suite bedroom on the ground floor and two further double bedrooms on the first floor.

The house itself has been completely refurbished and extended and its whitewashed, traditional exterior really belies the modern comforts to be found within and further benefits from LPG central heating and double glazing throughout.

Externally the property sits within generous wraparound garden grounds which is mainly laid to lawn and bordered by mature trees and shrubs. There is a large shed at the rear of the property providing storage and ample parking is available at the side of the property.

Taigh nam Braithrean is a wonderful property positioned in a peaceful setting and would make a wonderful family or holiday home.

Furniture available by separate negotiation.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

Bright entrance porch accessed via half-glazed wooden door. Window to side. Vinyl flooring. Painted. Door to kitchen. Attic access. Large cupboard housing combi boiler and consumer unit.

1.66m x 1.24m (5’05” x 4’00”)


Bright, spacious fitted kitchen with a good selection of base units with contrasting worktops and tile surround. Stainless steel 1 1/2 bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap. Large pantry cupboard. Space for dining table and chairs. Access to lounge via frosted 15 pane wooden door. Vinyl flooring. Painted.

4.35m x 3.28m (14’03” x 10’09”) at max.


Cosy lounge with windows to side and front. Wood burning stove on a tiled hearth. T.V aerial point. Access to rear lobby. Carpeted. Wallpapered. Views of garden and towards Sound of Raasay.

4.16m x 3.28m (13’07” x 10’09”)


The hall gives access to en-suite bedroom, bathroom, front porch and stairs to upper floor. Carpeted. Painted.

2.69m x 2.19m (8’09” x 7’02”) at max.

Bedroom One

Large double bedroom with window to front offering views over Sound of Raasay.  Fireplace with electric fire. Carpeted. Wallpapered. En Suite bathroom.

4.18m x 2.93m (13’08” x 9’07”)

En Suite

Large, bright room comprising of W.C. and wash hand basin and bath with shower over. Frosted dual aspect windows. Tiled at bath. Extractor fan. Vinyl flooring. Painted.

3.23m x 1.91m (10’07” x 6’03”)


Family bathroom with white 3-piece suite comprising W.C., wash hand basin and bath. Shower over bath. Tiled at bath. Frosted window to rear. Laminate flooring. Painted.

2.49m x 1.69m (8’02” x 5’06”)


Good size porch providing access to front garden. Window to front. Carpet tiles on floor. Painted.

1.94m x 1.81m (6’04” x 5’11”)

First Floor


Stairs lead from hallway to first floor landing.  Velux window in coombed ceiling. Window offering views towards Sound of Raasay and beyond to Torridon. Linen cupboard. Carpeted. Painted.

2.54m x 2.71m (8’04” x 8’09”) at max

Bedroom Two

Generous double bedroom. Window to the front affording sea views. Built in wardrobe. Carpeted. Painted. Slightly coombed ceilings.

4.10m x 3.26m (13’05” x 10’08”)

Bedroom Three

Generous double bedroom. Window to the front affording sea views. Built in wardrobe. Carpeted. Painted. Slightly coombed ceilings.

4.06m x 3.14m (13’03” x 10’03”)



Additional storage space with window and door to the front.


Taigh nam Braithrean sits within generous garden grounds mainly laid to lawn with a variety of many well established trees, shrubs and bushes. The substantial grounds also host a large shed and ample parking is available to the side of the house.

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


Valtos is a small crofting township situated approximately 14 miles north of Portree. Facilities in nearby Staffin include a community run shop and café, Columba 1400, post office, another local shop with petrol pumps, an excellent primary school and a doctor’s surgery, delightful cafes and galleries with an ever growing community. There is also a public slipway with boat launching facilities.


From Portree follow the A855 towards Staffin for approximately 14 miles. On entering the township of Valtos, the property is situated on the left hand side of the road. A sign with the house name is at the roadside and, as you cross the cattle grid the house is on the right.