Remote Western isle home offers a unique chance to disappear

by Melissa Clark

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

A unique four Isle of Barra school house bedroom home on one of the most remote points of the UK offers buyers the chance to get away from it all.

The School House, in Castlebay, on the Isle of Barra sits elevated above the village, offering stunning views of the bay and out over the Atlantic Ocean.

The property offers outdoor lovers the chance to enjoy some of the most scenic and remote walks anywhere in Scotland, while history enthusiasts will be blown away by the local Medieval castle and tales of the Viking stronghold dating back to the 11th century.


As well as offering a fantastic base for water-sport and fishing enthusiasts, the property also offers the chance of an investment with the house perfectly placed to be let out to tourists.

The Isle of Barra on the Southern tip of the Outer Hebrides is one of the most Westerly points in the UK.

The village of Castlebay, which houses the island’s main ferry port, offers its residents and visitors the last main pocket of civilisation for miles around, with a 9 hole golf course
, boat trips and kayaking all on its doorstep.

Sitting proudly in the centre of the village, the School House, at offers over £110,000, is a large property with four good size bedrooms, central heating, a garage, a drying room, an extensive garden and plenty of storage space – including three out buildings.

Although several modern renovations have been made to the home, some other areas would benefit from further refurbishment, which could make it a very wise investment due to its truly unique location.

Joanne Stennett, Property Manager at Bell Ingram, said: “This property offers buyers the chance to really feel like they are getting away from everything without having to cut themselves off from the conveniences of civilisation.

“The house is in a dream location with beautiful views to wake up to in the morning and with the range of activities available, it could prove to be a very shrewd investment for the right buyer.”

The house is close to the local services which include a school, sports centre, swimming pool, doctors’ surgery and a Co-op.

For the less sporty types the island offers endless bird and wildlife watching and there are several stunning beaches within walking distance.

Joanne continued: “The house is the perfect place to welcome weary adventurers home from their daily outdoor activities. This property offers Scottish island living at its’ boldest and best.”

Viewings are strictly by appointment only so for more information and to register an interest in the property, prospective purchasers should contact Bell Ingram’s Inverness office on 01463 717799.

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

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