Idyllic family home by the sea makes a splash on the market

A PICTURE-PERFECT home boasting idyllic island serenity and stunning sea views has hit the market.

The Boat House on the Isle of Jura in the Inner Hebrides, is surrounded by the best of Scotland’s wild terrain, creating a paradise for walkers and nature lovers.

The partially completed home and detached boat house offer buyers a unique opportunity to put their own stamp on their new property.

The four-bedroom house is on the market with leading property experts Bell Ingram for offers over £290,000.

Carl Warden, Senior Associate at Bell Ingram, said: “It’s not everyone who can say that they can enjoy views over one of Scotland’s most beautiful locations from their front room, but the new owners of The Boat House will be able to do exactly that.

“The setting is clearly a massive selling point but uniquely, this house is also a blank canvas. The home is fully wind and water tight but now needs finished off so it is ideal for those looking to make their mark on a property.”

“The Isle of Jura itself is abound with hidden treasures making it a highly desirable place to live at any stage of life and equally a place to escape to.”

The Boat House was designed by renowned Perthshire architects James Denholm Partnership and, as it is still under construction, all descriptions of the property’s interior are given as far as possible, with an indication of what is proposed in line with the planning consent.

The modern, two-storey property is entered through a large reception hallway where the staircase to the first floor is to be located. This area gives access to a family room and to the back hall, where there will be a laundry room, a WC wet room and a boot room with access to the garden.

The bright and spacious sitting room is dominated by the breathtaking views over the Sound of Jura and is open to the dining room leading onto the large kitchen.

There is a bedroom on the ground floor with plans for an en suite shower room.

Upstairs, there are a further three bedrooms, including the master with en suite and a family bathroom.

The open-plan design of The Boat House helps to extenuate the abundance of light throughout offering beautiful views from full length windows and patio doors giving direct access to the grounds extending to around 0.6 acres.

Included in the sale is the smart and well-presented boathouse. Complete with double-glazed windows and two double-door entrances, the building could also serve as further storage, garage space or as a workshop.

Despite its generous size, only around 200 people live on the Isle of Jura, with the large deer population far outnumbering them, making it a mecca for wildlife lovers.

At the north end of the island is Barnhill Farmhouse – the very location where George Orwell found the much-needed peace to write his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Labelled as a national scenic area (NSA), Jura is also known for its curious caves, raised beaches and diverse birdlife.

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Published on 20th June 2018