Burnbank offers the rarely available opportunity to acquire a traditional and recently improved, extended 1.5 storey, 3/4 bedroom (1 en-suite) croft house, quietly situated on the western side of the Sleat Peninsula, ‘The Garden of Skye’. Offered in good order throughout, this charming property sits in a slightly elevated position with the additional benefit of a well-placed sunroom maximizing the views to the beautiful Tarskavaig Bay and the nearby island of Rum. The current owners have tastefully and sympathetically updated Burnbank and facilitated its operation as a successful B&B in addition to being a delightful family home and would equally make an idyllic holiday home. Tarskavaig Crofting Township was the Scottish semi-finalist in the UK National Village of the Year Competition in 2017 and has an enviably friendly and welcoming community spirit. The property has operated as a successful B&B in addition to being a delightful family home and would equally make an idyllic holiday home.
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Burnbank, Tarskavaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye IV46 8SA
Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule, Hallway, Bedroom (En-Suite), Sitting Room, Sunroom, Inner Hallway, Utility Room, Bathroom, Kitchen/Breakfast Room
First Floor: Landing, 2 Bedrooms, Box Room
External: Garden Grounds, Timber Shed
The Sleat peninsula is known as The Garden of Skye, the indigenous woodland and abundant wildflowers combined with the magnificent sea and mountain views make it a place difficult to be rivaled. Tarskavaig is a peaceful crofting community and was the Scottish semi-finalist in the UK National Village of the Year Competition and has an enviably friendly and welcoming community spirit. The village hall is famed for its remarkable panorama of the Cuillin Mountain ridge across Loch Eishort and the ‘Loop Road’ which takes in Tarskavaig, Tokavaig and Ord is a spectacular and dramatic yet peaceful drive through a predominantly untouched and delightful natural environment. The nearest local amenities are located in Armadale approximately 7 miles away where there is a village shop with petrol station and post office. In this area you will also find the ferry terminal which runs from Armadale to Mallaig. Sleat is made up of a series of small villages and the local primary school is located in Ferindonald alongside the medical centre. There is a good range of quality hotels and restaurants in the locality and visitors are drawn to Armadale Castle, with its beautiful gardens and The Clan Donald Centre. Broadford has an enhanced range of facilities and is located approximately 19 miles to the north.
Parts of Burnbank date from circa 1823 with the upper floor being added in the early 1900’s and the side extension in the 1960’s. The property benefits from double glazing throughout. The addition of the sunroom offers the perfect vantage point to enjoy the views to Tarskavaig Bay and the Isle of Rum and is currently used as a dining room.
More recently the cottage has benefitted from the installation of a multi-fuel stove, ensuite to the guest bedroom and a bath, as well as some interior reconfiguration and an overhaul of the dining-kitchen cabinetry in a fresh Shaker style finish. The property has operated as a successful and popular B&B (Burnbank Cottage Bed and Breakfast).
TIMBER SHED Approx. 2.75m x 1.50m
Set on a concrete base, windows.
Accessed from the township road, the modest but pretty front garden is well planted with an abundance of mature planting and gravel entry path. The rear garden is laid mainly to grass with some mature trees and shrubs. The lane side and front garden areas are bordered with treated timber picket fencing and rose hedges, the rear with full wire and post fencing. There is an additional unfenced area which borders the garden and leads down to the cottages septic tank.
EXTRAS: Included in the sale are all fitted floor coverings, cooker, fridge, washing machine and tumble drier, additional items may be available by separate negotiation.
SERVICES: Mains electricity, mains water, drainage to septic tank.
COUNCIL TAX: The current council tax is Band D
HOME REPORT AND FLOOR PLANS: Contact the RE/MAX Skye office
EPC Rating: G (11)
DIRECTIONS: Take the A851 Sleat Road south, continue past the Sabhal Mor Ostaig College then take the right turn signposted to Achnacloich, Tarskavaig and Tokavaig. Travel along this road until the sea lies ahead and the road bends sharply to the right (with Gillean House on the corner). Continue along this road as it passes the signposted road on your right into Achnacloich (do NOT turn into Achnacloich) and climbs steeply up towards the viewpoint. The road bend to the right and goes over a cattle grid. You will pass the village hall on your right and then you need to turn left down into Tarskavaig. At the red telephone box you take the turning to the right, up the hill. Burnbank Cottage is the fourth exit from the lane, the cottage lying adjacent to the lane and the sunroom facing towards the sea.
ENTRY: At a date to be mutually agreed.
VIEWING: Viewing of this property is essential to be fully appreciated. Viewing can be arranged by calling Christine Brett on[use Contact Agent Button] or by e-mailing [use Contact Agent Button]
OFFERS: Should be submitted in proper legal Scottish form to RE/MAX Skye Estate Agents, Main Street, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AE. Fax no.[use Contact Agent Button].
INTEREST: It is important that your solicitor notifies this office of your interest, otherwise the property may be sold without your knowledge.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: These particulars are prepared on the basis of information provided by our clients. We have not tested the electrical system or any electrical appliances, nor where applicable, any central heating system. All sizes are recorded by electronic tape measurement to give an indicative, approximate size only. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries - no warranty is given or implied. This schedule is not intended to and does not form any contract.
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE: - 7' 4'' x 5' 0'' (2.24m x 1.53m)
UPVC frosted glazed door, picture window to front elevation and meadows beyond, fitted carpet, access to hallway:
Open access, fitted carpet, access to bedroom, sitting room:
BEDROOM 1: - 10' 4'' x 9' 7'' (3.16m x 2.93m)
Double room with window to front elevation with countryside views, wood laminate flooring, access to en-suite:
EN-SUITE: - 10' 3'' x 2' 11'' (3.12m x 0.89m)
(Dimensions into shower) Built-in shower cubicle with Triton electric shower, small vanity sink, WC, two wall lights, downlight, non-slip bathroom flooring.
SITTING ROOM: - 13' 7'' x 13' 0'' (4.15m x 3.97m)
Half multi-pane glazed door, sliding patio doors to front elevation and meadows beyond, free standing multi-fuel stove set on a natural stone hearth, fitted carpet, access to sunroom, stairs to upper floor:
SUN ROOM: - 9' 2'' x 8' 7'' (2.80m x 2.62m)
Double opening multi-pane hardwood glazed doors, triple aspect room with windows to side elevation and front elevation with views to Tarskavaig Bay, wood laminate flooring.
Half multi-pane glazed door, downlight, fitted carpet, access to utility room, bathroom, kitchen:
UTILITY ROOM: - 6' 11'' x 5' 6'' (2.12m x 1.68m)
Half glazed door, window to side elevation, downlight, small chest freezer, ceramic tile floor, half frosted glazed door to rear garden:
BATHROOM: - 8' 11'' x 5' 8'' (2.72m x 1.72m)
Frosted window to rear elevation, bath with Triton electric shower over and glazed shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, fully tiled, heated towel rail, wall mounted fan heater, ceramic tile floor.
KITCHEN: - 14' 2'' x 9' 7'' (4.31m x 2.93m)
Arched access from inner hallway, picture window to rear elevation with garden views, additional small high level window to rear, range of white fronted shaker style wall and base units with natural pine handles with worktop over, 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink, LPG freestanding cooker with extractor over, under counter fridge, washing machine and tumble drier (both 3 years old), extensive tiling to all splash backs, painted 'V' lining to ceiling, two spotlight tracks, tile effect laminate flooring. Room for small dining table and chairs.
BEDROOM 2: - 13' 5'' x 11' 6'' (4.10m x 3.50m)
(Dimensions under coombs) Double room with window to rear elevation and hillside beyond, small Velux to front elevation, fitted carpet. Bespoke ventilated and accessible wooden cabinet with stove flue providing heating.
BOX ROOM: (Currently used as a study) - 7' 2'' x 6' 2'' (2.18m x 1.89m)
(Dimension under coomb)Window to front elevation with countryside view, floorboards. This room has also previously been used as a nursery.
BEDROOM 3: - 13' 5'' x 10' 3'' (4.10m x 3.13m)
(Dimensions under coombs) Double room with window to rear elevation and hillside beyond, small Velux to front elevation, fitted carpet.