There is something truly special about a remote home, cut off from the noise and excitement of urban life. ‘Tigh Na Sith’ is a property that almost seems to be entirely separated from the rest of the world, but offers plenty of charm that is sure to attract eager buyers.
Named the ‘House of Peace’ in Gaelic, Tigh Na Sith was originally built in 1910, and has just gone on the market for £310,000. Incredibly, it is one of only two properties in the hamlet of Valasay on the Isle of Lewis, located just to the north west of the Scottish mainland.
With a footbridge providing the only access to the house, and the closest shop over a mile away, you could be forgiven for assuming that Tigh Na Sith would not have much to offer besides natural tranquility, which some might even consider a hinderance.
“Adjoining the Island of Harris to the South, Lewis is the largest of the Western Isles and home to the highest number of inhabitants,” reads CKD Galbraith’s listing on the property.
“The town of Stornoway, the largest town in the Hebrides, has a population of approximately 8,000. Stornoway is also home to the island’s highly acclaimed secondary school. There are also primary schools, a university and hospital, as well as a wide range of shops, cafés and restaurants.”
Stornoway, thankfully, also provides an airport for trips to Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow. Ferry services to other islands as well as the Scottish mainland also run daily. So, it is not completely cut off from the world, but what of the property itself?
Taking a step inside, you might be shocked to discover a luxurious spa suite, complete with a sauna and Endless Pool swimming machine!
The three bedroom house offers a modern kitchen and an attractive contemporary living room, as well as a recently refurbished bathroom and shower room.
The current owners have expanded Tigh Na Sith during their tenure, but there is still the opportunity to purchase more land through a separate negotiation. However, if you are happy to just sit back and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic, you can do so comfortably from a generously sized first floor deck.
While it may be cut off, Tigh Na Sith still offers 1.5 acres of garden grounds. The current owners have populated it with an ornamental bridge, a number of secret seating areas, patio space, ponds and three sheds.
Future owners can look forward to the natural delights offered by the Isle of Lewis, which is known as a haven for wildlife including otters, eagles and deer.
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