The Old Cottage, Waternish

Offers over £235000 are invited

The Old Cottage, 18 Lochbay is a charming, well presented, two bedroom detached cottage situated on the very desirable Waternish Peninsula. Occupying an elevated position the property boasts stunning, panoramic views over Loch Bay and the Minch towards North and South Uist.

The Old Cottage, 18 Lochbay is a charming, tastefully decorated, traditional two bedroom property set in an enviable, elevated position affording beautiful sea views over Loch Bay and the Minch towards the Outer Hebrides. The property retains much of its original character and charm with deep window sills and an exposed stone gable wall.

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 loft area is floored and offers the potential for development subject to obtaining the necessary planning approval. The property further benefits from uPVC double glazing throughout, Dimplex Quantum fully controllable electric heating and a multifuel stove in the lounge. The property further benefits from full fibre broadband. Fire alarms have been installed.

Externally the property sits within fully enclosed garden grounds with parking for a couple of vehicles. An attached workshop / utility room to the side of the house has power, lighting and a water connection for the washing machine. A triangle of land to the front of the property offers development potential subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

The Old Cottage presents a wonderful opportunity to purchase a lovely home and viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the offering.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

A path leads to a glazed uPVC door affording access to the bright welcoming entrance porch. Timber clad ceiling. Painted concrete floor. Triple aspect affording stunning views across Loch Bay. Access to hall.

9’09” x 8’05” (2.99m x 2.58m).


Small hallway giving access to lounge and kitchen. Painted concrete floor. Loft hatch. Consumer unit.

6’02” x 5’10” (1.89m x 1.78m).


Accessed from the hall via a half glazed timber door. Cosy, split level lounge with window to front boasting views towards Loch Bay and a smaller window to the rear. Multifuel stove. Carpeted. Painted.

17’11” x 12’01” (5.47m x 3.71m).


Modern, fitted kitchen with a good range of floor units and contrasting oak worktop. Tiled at splash back. Butler’s sink with mixer tap. Window to front boasting beautiful views towards Loch Bay and the Outer Isles. Vinyl flooring. Painted. Space for a dining table. Free standing fridge freezer and cooker.

13’09” x 11’08” (4.21m x 3.56m).

Inner Hall

The inner hall is carpeted and painted and gives access to two bedrooms, shower room and W.C. Loft hatch with ladder.

9’00” x 2’10” (2.75m x 0.88m).

Shower Room

Comprising W.C., wash hand basin and shower cubicle with electric shower. Tiled at shower and basin. Walls are partially tiled and painted. Ornate, tiled floor. Frosted window to rear.

4’11” x 4’09” (1.51m x 1.45m).


Comprising W.C., and wash hand basin. Ornate, tiled floor. Tiled at wash hand basin. Window to rear.

4’09” x 3’07” (1.47m x 1.12m).

Bedroom One

Double bedroom with window to front with views towards Loch Bay and beyond. Carpeted. Painted.

15’05” x 7’02” (4.72m x 2.20m).

Bedroom Two

Small double bedroom with window to front with views towards Loch Bay and beyond. Carpeted. Painted.

8’09” x 7’00” (2.69m x 2.15m).


Large floored attic with window in gable. Modern V-lining to ceiling.

16’06” x 12’01” (5.03m x 3.69m).


Attached Workshop

The attached workshop is accessed via double timber doors and has electric, lighting and plumbing for a washing machine.

12’10” x 9’06” (3.92m x 2.90m).


The Old Cottage sits in fully enclosed garden grounds where stunning views over Stein, Loch Bay and out towards the Western Isles are afforded. The property is accessed via a quiet side road from the main township road which serves only four other properties. The grounds are mainly laid to grass and has a small area to the front for a bench and a clothes drying area to the side. A fuchsia hedge to the front is a haven for bees in spring and summer. A small parcel of land to the front of, and below, the property offers development potential subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

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.


Follow the B886 from the main road towards Waternish. After approximately 3.5 miles you will reach Lochbay and the driveway for The Old Cottage is the second to last driveway on your right-hand side before the T junction. It is signposted for Salt Winds and Number 20.