1 Bedroom Detached Bungalow (Now Sold)
Gearraidh Iain, Malaclate, Isle of North Uist, Western Isles
This superb cottage was lovingly renovated to a high standard in 2012 and is full of character. It is currently being run as a self-catering holiday let and is proving to be extremely popular, marketed as a luxury/ honeymoon retreat. It offers an excellent return on investment or simply a delightful dwelling house. North Uist and the Western Isles in general have become increasingly popular holiday destinations, offering a true get-away-from-it-all experience within the UK. There is a real shortage of quality self-catering opportunities on the island, ensuring that demand for the cottage is always high. Guest comments indicate a very high level of customer satisfaction and intention to revisit.
The cottage is currently booked through an exclusive agency which projects bookings for this and next year to be 35 weeks p/a. It is marketed as a luxury/ honeymoon retreat and the listing can be seen at. http://www.unique-cottages.co.uk/cottages/west-coast/hebrides/ba5-gearraidh-iain? There are excellent caretakers locally who handle all practical matters such as the changeover between bookings and any odd jobs that arise.
The cottage sits on its own on the Common Grazings by the Vallay Strand, a shallow sea loch that ebbs fully at low tide and offers a breathtaking, constantly changing landscape right outside the door; turquoise seawater mixes to purple where it meets the peaty streams that flow into the sea, and three square miles of white sand allow access to the fascinating island of Vallay when the tide goes out. The sunsets rival any to be found anywhere in the world. Wildlife abounds and the tranquility is tangible.
The cottage is for sale as a going concern with all contents and bookings. It is currently exempt from business rates under the Scottish Government Small Business Exemption Scheme.