The Old Cottage, 18 Lochbay, Waternish

Offers over £155000 are invited

                 ***************CLOSING DATE SET WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY AT 12 NOON *****************

The Old Cottage, 18 Lochbay is a charming two bedroom traditional cottage occupying an elevated position in the desirable Waternish peninsula boasting panoramic sea views over The Minch across to The Outer Hebrides

The Old Cottage, 18 Lochbay is a delightful traditional cottage set in an enviable position boasting widespread sea views over The Minch across to The Outer Hebrides beyond. The accommodation within is set out over one level and comprises of; Entrance porch, Hallway, Lounge, Kitchen, Two Bedrooms, Shower Room and W.C. The property would benefit from a slight degree of modernisation but still retains much of it’s character and charm with deep window sills, exposed stone wall and split level rooms. The Old Cottage further benefits from UPVC double glazing, electric storage heating, Multi-fuel stove and large attic with the potential to be converted into additional accommodation, subject to all the relevant consents.

The Old Cottage would make a comfortable home or holiday retreat set in a breathtaking position offering panoramic sea views. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the setting.

                           ***************CLOSING DATE SET WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY AT 12 NOON *****************

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

Bright and welcoming triple aspect entrance porch accessed via UPVC half glazed door with windows to front and side boasting views over The Minch towards The Outer Isles. Great space to sit and enjoy the stunning views. Concrete floor. Painted in neutral tones. Half glazed door providing access to hallway.

9’09 x 8’05 (2.99m x 2.58m)


Hallway providing access to the living room and kitchen. Loft access. Consumer unit housing. Concrete floor. Painted in neutral tones.

6’02 x 5’10 (1.89m x 1.78m) at max.


Dual aspect living room with windows to the front and rear affording sea views over The Minch. Feature exposed stone wall with wood burning stove. Deep window sills. Carpeted. Painted in neutral tones.

17’11 x 12’01 (5.47m x 3.71m) at max.


Kitchen diner with window to the front offering views over The Minch towards the Outer Isles. Limited range of units. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Vinyl flooring. Painted in neutral tones. Door off to inner hall.

11’08 x 10’09 (3.56m x 3.30m)

Inner Hall

Second hallway gaining access to kitchen, W.C, shower room and two bedrooms. Access to large loft space via ladder. Loft is fully v-lined with window to the gable projection and has the potential to be converted into additional accommodation subject to the relevant consents.

9’00 x 2’10 (2.75m x 0.88m)

Attic: 16’06 x 12’01 (5.03m x 3.69m)

Bedroom One

Double bedroom with window to the front boasting views of The Minch and the Outer Isles. Painted in neutral tones. Carpeted.

8’09 x 7’00 (2.69m x 2.15m)

Bedroom Two

Twin bedroom with window to the front boasting views of The Minch and the Outer Isles. Painted in neutral tones. Carpeted.

15’05 x 7’02 (4.72m x 2.20m)


Cloakroom hosting W.C. and wash hand basin. Window to the rear. Tile splash back. Painted. Tile flooring.

4’09 x 3’07 (1.47m x 1.12m)

Shower Room

Shower room housing white three piece suite comprising of W.C., wash hand basin and shower cubical with electric shower. Frosted window to the rear. Tiled walls and flooring.

4’11 x 4’09 (1.51m x 1.45m)



Attached to the property is a workshop providing additional storage. Window to the side. Concrete floor.

12’10 x 9’09 (3.92m x 2.90m)



The Old Cottage is set within private garden grounds extending to approximately 0.31 acres or thereby (to be confirmed by title deeds). The garden is mainly laid to grass with established shrubs and bushes.

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


Lochbay forms part of the larger area known as Waternish on the north west of the Island. The nearby fishing village of Stein, just a short walk away and home to Skye’s oldest hostelry – The Stein Inn. Other local attractions include the Lochbay Seafood Restaurant, a dive centre and art galleries. There is also an excellent public jetty at Stein. The closest village is Dunvegan some 5 miles away which has a good local services including shops, bakery, petrol station, health centre, hotels, restaurants and the world famous Dunvegan Castle – the historic seat of Clan MacLeod. Portree, the Island’s capital is some 21 miles to the south and has all the services and facilities you would expect of a growing town including supermarkets, shops, restaurants, hotels, primary and secondary schools and a cottage hospital.


As you follow the B886 Waternish road you will come to the township of Lochbay. Continue on this road heading towards Stein and the driveway for The Old Cottage is the last driveway on your right hand side before the T junction.