House - Semi-Detached
Offers Over £249,000
Kilda House, South Harris is a three bedroom property overlooking Sea Loch Obbe in Leverburgh on the Island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Rarely available this profitable self-catering business successfully operates with lets currently let on a weekly basis and is sold with the benefit of ongoing bookings and enviable occupancy rates and repeat bookings in an area with high demand for holidaying.
Kilda House - Leverburgh has beautiful views over tidal Sea Loch Obbe and to the surrounding Harris hills. It is just 5 min. to Scarista’s famous vast white sandy beach, as well as the 4 Northton’s secluded beaches and temple ruin walk. The road A859 West makes you stop to take pictures of beaches and dramatic seascapes with turquoise seas. The road continuing from the South direction North east, known as the Golden Road, winds its way to Tarbert and is a popular tourist route with its spectacular moon-scape scenery, Medieval Rodel church and various artistic venues.
The area is popular for beach and hill walking, fly fishing, cycling and ornithology. For those who are golf enthusiasts the Harris golf course is approximately 10 minutes away. This course was once described by Nick Faldo as "an undiscovered gem”. Local facilities include a well stocked Supermarket, Restaurant and Pub, Primary School and Doctors Surgery. Leverburgh is about 50 miles from Stornoway Airport and the ferry from Ullapool. Cal Mac operate ferry routes to and from Harris, Lewis and The Uists, 7 days a week. There are daily flights to Stornoway from Inverness (approximately 40 minutes), or Glasgow (approximately 1 hour). Flights are also available from Edinburgh and Aberdeen. From Stornoway, it's a truly impressive scenic car journey to Harris (about 1.5 hours).
Kilda House was built by Lord Leverhulme in 1925 as the original Doctors House. It has been extensively refurbished and insulated to a high standard by the current owners. The inner doors are the original panel doors and their art deco details set the style that gives the house its character, much loved by the regular guests. Professional artist Suzan Visser has used three- dimensional ‘trompe d’oeil’ painting techniques throughout on furniture, fireplaces and floors to great effect. On either side of the picture window overlooking the sea loch are a pair of stunning 5 foot tall ‘Moe¨t et Chandon’ panel paintings done in the Mucha style by Suzan, which are included with the property.
The accommodation in Kilda House is over two levels with open plan; lounge with woodburner, dining room, modern kitchen, with bespoke painted floor and decorated ceiling. A marble tiled shower room with bespoke beach themed decorated floor lies off the hall with a below stairs fully fitted utility area.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one double, 1 king bedroom, and a large family bedroom with 3 beds, marble tiled bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath and beach inspired, painted floor with underfloor heating. Large floored attic.
The property had a complete make over a few years ago, with new inner walls placed on the inside of the outer walls, which are well insulated with rigid foam, oak floors and efficient air to air heaters fitted, new bathrooms and kitchen installed and attic floor insulated and floored.
Spacious terraced and fenced in gardens surround the property, with a variety of fruit bushes and shrubs, a play area with swings for the children and at the very top beautiful views over the Sound of Harris/ocean towards the Uists and the hills, at the back towards Rodel. A shed with new dry concrete floor and light, is located to the side.
Lounge 4.60m x 4.55m (15’0” x 14’9”)
Dining Room 3.85m x 3.35m (12’6” x 10’9”)
Kitchen 2.70m x 3.00m (8’8” x 9’8”)
Bedroom One 3.85m x 3.55m (12’6” x 11’6”)
Bedroom Two 3.85m x 4.55m (12’6” x 14’9”)
Bedroom Three 2.70m x 3.25m (8’8” x 10’6”)
The property has mains water and drainage, is heated by 2 economically run air to air heaters and electric heating with underfloor heating in the bathroom. The house is well insulated and has double glazed windows throughout.
The sale includes onward bookings and the furnished contents including some artwork with pieces of sentimental value to be excluded and identified prior to sale. As a successful letting business operating for the holiday season the property generates letting income in excess of £30,000. Accounts will be made available to seriously interested parties who would have every cooperation on transfer allowing the purchaser a smooth transition on taking over the business and offering options for personal enjoyment on free weeks and out of season.
Prompt viewing welcomed to fully appreciate this deceptively spacious property and the accommodation it provides. To view it for further information call sole selling agents Hastings Legal on 01573-225999; lines open 7 days a week until 10pm or see our website www.hastingslegal.co.uk and see link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r80yWDE185U
Offers should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Legal 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01573 225999, Fax 01573 229888. The sellers and selling agents reserve the right to accept an offer at any time with or without fixing a closing date but if intending to offer parties register with the selling agents should a closing date be fixed they would be notified.