Imagine sitting in the comfort of your own armchair and watching a family of resident otters play with their young on the shore; pods of dolphins and the occasional whale swimming by, while a magnificent stag or a golden eagle swing past.
It may sound like an extract from a television programme but for the new owners of one property on the Isle of Raasay, this will be reality. Here, the local wildlife regularly put on shows that make you want to stop what you are doing and marvel at the wonders of the natural world.
Number three Eyre is a traditional house on this pretty West Coast island. Enjoying breathtaking views across the water to Skye, this is a property that is one with nature as from the front garden, there’s direct access to the shore where aquatic and other wildlife can regularly be seen.
The charming home also comes with a large summer house, offering the ideal spot to sit back and relax while enjoying the mesmerising, tranquil scenery.
Over the years the house has been sympathetically refurbished resulting in a charming home that has mod-cons and original features such as stone walls and wood panelling.
Rooms of interest include a fully equipped kitchen with custom-made cabinets, marble worktops, double Belfast sink, oil-fired Aga with an additional electric module with two ovens and electric hob.
There’s a lovely exposed stone wall and triple-glazed French doors with full-length shutters leading to the garden. A stable-style door leads to the utility room which has plenty of space for outdoor clothes and footwear.
The sitting room also has an exposed stone wall and benefits from a Jotul multifuel wood burner and triple-glazed French doors offering amazing views.
Further accommodation includes a cloakroom with white two-piece suite and a large shower cubicle while upstairs there are two bedrooms, each offering fine views, some of which can be enjoyed while lying in bed!
The first bedroom has an original stone fireplace (capped) and panelling features while the second has original panelling, a shelved airing cupboard and a further large hanging cupboard.
The bathroom has a stylish three-piece suite in white. Relaxing in the freestanding bath while watching otters and dolphins outside makes this bathroom one with some of the best views in Scotland!
The property is on the market with Bell Ingram with a guide price of £235,000. Joanne Stennett, of Bell Ingram, said: “Three Eyre is located in one of the most incredible locations imaginable. With picture postcard views across some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the country as well as stunning nature and wildlife on its doorstep, the property truly is a one-off.
“The property itself offers all mod-cons, with a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with idyllic views and bedrooms that encapsulate the meaning of a room with a view.”
The house comes with lots of outbuildings including the aforementioned large summer house which could be converted into a self-catering unit (subject to the necessary consents) while a polytunnel, vegetable garden and hen house would allow a degree of self-sufficiency.
The serene Isle of Raasay can be reached by a regular ferry service from Sconser in Skye. Local amenities include a village store, Post Office, hotel, primary and secondary school and community hall which hosts regular events including lively ceilidhs.
Contact Bell Ingram on 01463 717799.