A Fairytale Property In An Enchanting Setting

by Alicia Simpson

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Drovers CottageThe owners of a fairy tale cottage on a remote Scottish island have revealed they are heart-broken at having to sell their little piece of paradise.

Drovers Cottage on the Isle of Tiree epitomises the idea of tranquil seclusion, offering a rare opportunity to utterly remove yourself from the hectic pace of modern life.

This 200 year old traditional Scottish Blackhouse is a small, traditional stone-built house that was home to people and their livestock.

Standing as a true representative of past life on the islands of which very little evidence remains, it is on the market at offers over £70,000 with Oban-based estate agents Bell Ingram. The cottage retains many of its original features including its thick stone walls, small windows and thatched roof to form an utterly unique property in an even more exceptional setting.

The current owners of the property are deeply saddened to sell it, having fallen in love with the romance and charm of the cottage and the huge change in lifestyle they enjoyed on Tiree.

They said: “This is a romantic, quiet and beautiful little house and a great place to stay. The future owner has the unique opportunity to transform it, creating their own fairytale experience of life on the Isle.

“If you are looking for a comfortable, quiet, and very remarkable holiday house, then Drovers is the place for you. We’ve spent hours relaxing in the garden and listening to all the birdlife around. The sounds of the Corncrake in particular, which are exclusive to the West of Scotland, have made this experience truly magical.”

Situated on the far side of the Isle of Tiree, six miles from the Ferry Terminal, this one-bedroom cottage sits in the middle of a nature reserve, offering unrivalled scenic views of Tiree’s famously flat grasslands and extraordinary wildlife. Drovers Cottage offers its new owners an unrivalled opportunity to experience the best of Scotland’s great outdoors.

Inside, the cottage retains its rural and idyllic charm. Consisting of only a single storey, the house has a cosy feeling emphasised by the fireplace to heat the dual fuel stove.

The cottage currently consists of a well equipped kitchen, a double bedroom and a bathroom complete with tiled shower and an attic. Yet this property also offers its new owners the chance to completely make it their own.

Clayton McGuiness of Bell Ingram’s Oban office said: “It’s not just the style of the cottage that makes this property unique, but also the stunning scenery that surrounds it.

“The Isle of Tiree’s long, white sandy beaches are one Scotland’s best kept secrets. The cottage is walking distance from the spectacular beach at Sandaigh.

“Drovers Cottage is a wonderfully unique property. Its new owners will have an exclusive opportunity to own a piece of true Scottish history.”

While the island itself may be small and remote, Tiree is renowned for many of its cultural events, including an annual music festival that draws several thousand visitors to its shores.

The isle’s climate also makes it a perfect location for wind surfing, where visitors travel far and wide to the ‘Wave Classic’ event to take to the sea. For more relaxing activities the Isle also boasts a vibrant art scene, inspired by the breathtaking scenery on the island itself.

Viewings are strictly by appointment only and can be arranged through Bell Ingram’s Oban office on 01631 566122.

Established 112 years ago, Bell Ingram has 130 professional staff across 11 UK offices, including chartered surveyors, estate and forestry managers, architects, building surveyors, tourism and green energy specialists.


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