From the windows of An Lionadh, a seaside cottage on the Isle of Easdale on Scotland’s west coast, you can watch the tides ebb and flow across the Atlantic.
The house name means, “flowing of the tide” or “replenishing”, which is rather appropriate as its owners have decided that, after nearly a decade, the time is right for them to set sail for pastures new and let someone else enjoy owning this small piece of Scottish paradise.
The detached cottage sits on the western shore of the island from where there are breathtaking views across the sea of neighbouring Jura and Islay, which makes it easy to see why it has been successfully used as a holiday let property.
And while it has the potential to generate a good income for any potential buyers wishing to follow suit, it would work equally well as a forever, family home.
On the market with Bell Ingram at offers over £275,000, the accommodation in the house is spread across two floors.
The ground floor includes a large sitting room with patio doors and panoramic views thanks to its north, west and south-facing picture windows; a spacious kitchen with dining area and an adjacent porch; a generous utility room; a family bathroom; two double bedrooms and a sun room which has views towards the village of Ellenabeich, where residents and visitors can catch the passenger ferry to Easdale.
The upper floor is accessible via a quaint blue timber staircase. There are two bedrooms upstairs including a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and spectacular ocean views, and a second bedroom with en suite and plentiful storage space.
Electric heating and double glazing keep the property warm in the cooler winter months, as well as a feature multi-fuel stove in the kitchen.
Outside, the cottage is equally impressive with an infinity lawn leading straight down to a pebble beach. There is also an external seating area, directly accessible through patio doors from the lounge.
Brian MacKechnie, from Bell Ingram’s Oban office, said: “An Lionadh is a truly remarkable property in terms of its location and potential. The new buyers will enjoy some of the best views in the country from the comfort of their own living room.
“The house has a light, airy and spacious feel due to its picture windows throughout which look out on to some of the best views the Scottish west coast has to offer.”
The cottage owners, Eugenie and Simon Thomasson, who have been renting out the house since 2013, said: “We have had nine absolutely amazing years here, our children spent the best part of their childhoods here and we have some incredible memories.
“It has also provided us with an income that has increased year on year. But it is time for something new now and for a new family to enjoy the house as much as we have.”
Easdale and the surrounding area is a part of Scotland known for its scenic beauty, rugged coastal landscape and pristine marine environment. Encircled by the Atlantic, the island is renowned for its beautiful sailing waters and offers ample outdoor leisure activities.
The smallest permanently inhabited island in the Inner Hebrides, it is known as “the island that roofed the world” due to its slate mining history. There are 71 inhabited houses on Easdale, with only 30 occupied on a permanent basis.
Amenities include a small local pub and restaurant, museum and play park for children. Secondary schooling can be found in Oban which is 16 miles north of the island.
Contact: Bell Ingram on 01631 566122.