Tigh an Dun, Dunan

Offers over £380000 are invited

Tigh an Dun presents a unique opportunity to purchase a beautiful extended former Inn on the shores of Loch na Cairidh. This very well-presented detached property has had extensive upgrade works over the years which offers flexible living accommodation.

With the original building dating back to circa 1790, Tigh an Dun until 1902 was run as an Inn and over the years has been extended and renovated to achieve this highly desirable property occupying a stunning position directly on the shore of Loch Na Cairidh, where superb uninterrupted views towards the Isles of Scalpay and Raasay as well as the Old Man of Storr and Ben Tianavaig are afforded.

Internally the property comprises of four bedrooms, sitting room, living room, kitchen, kitchen/dining/living room, utility and two shower rooms, this gives parties several options of use due to the flexibility of layout. Previously being set up as a lovely two-bedroom family home to one end and successful 2-bedroom holiday let to other.

All windows throughout the property have been replaced in the last five years and allow for plenty of natural light making it bright and airy throughout. The property is freshly decorated in neutral tones and benefits from 2 wood burning stoves (one multi fuel). Many original quaint features remain throughout Tigh an Dun including V-lining, deep window sills, exposed rafters and original board and latch internal doors which all contribute to the unique character presented in the property.

An area of garden ground extending to approximately 0.2 acre or thereby (to be confirmed with title) surrounds the property and boasts ample external storage and seating areas that have been strategically placed to capture the beauty the area has to offer with stunning views, along with sightings of the abundant wildlife that frequent the area.

Tigh an Dun oozes character with the perfect balance of traditional and modern features providing a comfortable family home with the option of the annex offering letting opportunities or alternative accommodation for other family members, such as a ‘granny flat’ or teenager quarters if purchasers so wished, with the layout providing several options.

Viewing is highly recommended. 

Self catering available fully equipped through separate negotiation. 

Ground Floor


Beautiful entrance room featuring exposed stone and v lining. Stunning double doors with stained glass inlays through to hallway. Hooks for hanging of outdoor clothing.  Tiled flooring. Window to Front.

4’08 x 5’01 (1.44m x 1.57m) at max.

Central Hallway

Providing access to sitting room, living/kitchen/dining room and stairs to first floor. V-lining. Carpet.

10’11 x 4’08 (3.33m x 1.42m) at max.

Living/Kitchen/Dining Room

Large L shaped room with ample kitchen, living and dining space.

Living area with dining space with feature exposed rafters. Wood burning stove set on beautiful stone hearth with wooden mantle. Window to front boasting sea views and deep window sill. V-lining.  Carpet.

Cottage style Howdens fitted kitchen featuring double sink with drainer. Worktop space with storage cupboards. Partially tiled. V-lining. Window to rear. Vinyl flooring.

20’03 x 13’02 x 9’02 (6.17m x 4.02m x 2.79m) at max.

Sitting Room

Cosy room with picture window to the front. Original fire place being used as a feature only. V-lining. Open shelving. Doorway into living room that was previously boarded over to separate the letting accommodation to the owners living accommodation. Carpet.

20’03 x 13’02 x 9’02 (6.17m x 4.02m x 2.79m) at max.

Living Room

Step up through arch way into stunning living room featuring triple aspect windows where stunning sea views are afforded. Multi fuel stove set on slate hearth with wooden mantle. Dining space. Laminate flooring.

15’07 x 15’08 (4.75m x 4.78m).


Step up from living room into the kitchen. Ample worktop space with cupboards over and under. Sink with drainer. Cooker with gas hob. Window to rear. Vinyl flooring.

11’07 x 11’01 (3.53m x 3.39m).


Built in 2015 this utility room with direct access to rear garden boasts worktop space, cupboards and space for appliances. Provides ample space for removal and storage of outdoor clothing. Windows to rear. Tiled flooring.

13’05 x 7’05 (4.1m x 2.26m).

First Floor

Landing (One)

Stairs lead from the central hallway to the landing. Hatch to loft. Storage to side of staircase. Sky light window to front. Carpet.

9’06 x 9’00 (2.76m x 2.75m) including stairs.

Shower Room (One)

3 piece suite comprising W.C, sink and walk in shower cubicle. 2 windows to rear. Vinyl flooring.

8’10 x 5’03 (2.70m x 1.61m) into coombs.

Bedroom One

Currently set up as a twin bedroom with large sea view window to front. Feature shelving into coombs. Wardrobe. Laminate flooring.

10’10 x 12’05 (3.31m x 3.79m) into coombs.

Bedroom Two

Currently set up as a double bedroom with large sea view window to front. Feature shelving into coombs. Wardrobe. Laminate flooring.

12’03 x 12’05 (3.75m x 3.79m) into coombs.

Landing (Two)

Stairs lead from the living room to the landing. Window to side. Carpet.

9’02 x 7’03 (2.78m x 2.21m) including stairs.

Shower Room (Two)

3 piece suite comprising W.C, sink and walk in shower cubicle. Window to side. Partially tiled. Vinyl flooring.

6’09 x 10’02 (1.85m x 3.05m) into coombs.

Bedroom Three

Currently set up as an office. Window to rear. Double wardrobe. Carpet.

11’08 x 8’16 (3.56m x 2.49m).

Bedroom Four

Double bedroom. Window to front. Storage into coombs. Double wardrobe. Laminate flooring.

10’09 x 14’02 (3.28m x 4.32m) into coombs.


Occupying an area of garden ground extending to approximately 0.2 acres (to be confirmed with title). Various seating areas.  Laid to lawn with chipped stone pathway around the property. Lined with a stone retaining wall to the front with direct access to the loch. Outside water and power. Two garden sheds and two wood stores. Parking for three vehicles.

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


Dunan is uniquely positioned to capture views across Loch na Cairidh and towards the islands of Scalpay and Raasay. Dunan is a small crofting township with shore and moorland walks right on the doorstep, ideal for wildlife and birdlife enthusiasts, yet is close to amenities. The thriving larger village of Broadford is some 5 miles away and provides amenities such as doctors, hospital, primary schooling and churches, along with excellent local services including a supermarket, petrol station, builder’s merchant, hairdressers and a varied range of shops, hotels, bars and restaurants. Portree the Island’s capital is some 20 miles to the north where there are enhanced facilities you would expect of a larger settlement and where secondary schooling is also available. The Skye Bridge is approximately 16 miles to the east giving easy access to the mainland.


From Broadford take the A87 east, once you reach the sign for Dunan continue for 0.5miles until you can see a pink bouy with Tigh an Dun displayed on your right then take the drive down to the shore and to property.