It is not every day an opportunity arises to buy a home in one of the world’s last great wilderness areas.
The Knoydart Peninsula in the West Highlands is one of Scotland’s most remote and spectacular settings.
Owning a home here would be a dream for many, particularly climbers and those who love exploring the great outdoors.
What could be the ideal home for them is Number Two Doune, one of just four homes overlooking Doune Bay on the Knoydart Peninsula, and a property which enjoys a rare level of isolation in the British Isles.
The peninsula is only accessible by boat or via the ferry to Inverie, which connects with a seven-mile stretch of road. The scattered communities on the peninsula access this road on foot.
The house, on the market at offers over £385,000, was built in 1997 using natural materials such as cobbles from a Glasgow street, which allows the house to sit comfortably within this landscape.
It has been designed to make the most of the magnificent views over the Sound of Sleat to Skye and has been finished to a very high standard throughout.
The well laid-out family accommodation includes four bedrooms and three reception rooms, and the spacious layout means it’s ideal for those who enjoy entertaining.
From every room there are fantastic views to be enjoyed. The sitting room has a wood-burning stove, while the dual aspect kitchen has a range-style gas cooker and stylish red kitchen cabinets. The same variety of cabinets feature in the breakfast room with breakfast bar.
The triple aspect sun room is a wonderful space and enjoys sea views, while the master bedroom with en-suite also has a triple aspect. There are two further bedrooms, one of which has sea views.
Energy-efficient features have been incorporated, including solar panels, a generator with battery bank, inverters and solar gain provided from the extensive use of glass at the front of the house.
Although the peninsula is off grid, the community has 4G mobile phone connection, landline connection and internet is via a microwave link to Skye.
Phiddy Robertson from selling agent, Galbraith, said: “The purchasers will be able to enjoy an exceptional lifestyle, enjoying the benefits of coastal living and the privilege of living in a dramatic and beautiful landscape. The Knoydart Peninsula could be described as one of Britain’s last wildernesses.”
Number Two Doune offers direct access to a shingle beach with moorings available in the bay, use of a boat shed, slipway and pier and access to fishing and world class sailing.
The Knoydart peninsula is divided between a number of landowners, most notably the Knoydart Foundation set up to support the communities in this unique environment and resouces. Home owners in Doune are members of the Doune Association and benefit from communal facilities, including the pier, boat shed and slipway. There is a small restaurant with rooms in the village, open seasonally and serving locally sourced food.
Contact: Galbraith on 01463 224343