The house was built in 1974 and completely renovated 2011-2015 to current standards or better. At the same time, outbuildings were built or rebuilt to an exceptional standard of construction and finish. The store/potting-shed/workshop, 'garden kitchen', hen-house, and 'garden shop' together support a uniquely independent lifestyle.
The house has been upgraded and extended to offer the most comfortable accommodation, with triple-glazing to the highest standards, an enhanced level of insulation, whole-house ventilation system, and programmable electric heating. The house is tastefully decorated in neutral colours and is in walk-in condition.
Downstairs floors are quarry-tiled, except fitted carpets to bedroom and dining room. Upstairs is carpeted throughout – except ceramic floor tiles to shower room and en-suite.
The property is accessed via a gravelled driveway. A hardwood door opens to a sun lounge with triple aspect windows overlooking the walled garden A glazed door to the hallway gives access to the down-stairs bedroom, sitting room, kitchen, dining room and shower room.
To the left is the sitting room with large window to the front offering views of the garden. The focal point is a multifuel stove on slate hearth, with slate surround and oak mantel. An opening leads to a studio with another large window to the front, and a sliding patio door leading to a small side-garden. A door leads to the utility room.
The utility has serviced under-counter spaces for washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Above the sink/drainer is a window to the rear garden. A door leads to the kitchen with a good range of floor and wall units in cream with slate effect work-surfaces. There's a built-in Bosch oven with ceramic hob and serviced under-counter spaces for fridge and dishwasher. An electric Aga with tiled surround provides a homely but practical focal point. Above the sink/drainer a window overlooks the rear garden. A door leads to the rear porch. A further door returns to the hall.
The downstairs shower room is tiled to half height, has a two-piece suite in white comprising WC and wash hand basin and a large walk-in shower with mains pressure shower over. Frosted window to rear.
The dining room sits to the end of the hall with a window overlooking the rear garden. This room has in the past been used as a fourth bedroom.
The well-proportioned downstairs double bedroom has a window to the front with garden views.
A wooden staircase rises to the upper floor landing which is fitted out as an office. The large window to the front enjoys superb sea views across the walled garden and the Sound of Barra and a window to the rear offers views over the surrounding crofts with Beinn na Coire and Eiseabhal as backdrop.
The upstairs shower room is tiled to half height with a fully tiled corner shower unit with mains pressure shower. Frosted window to rear.
The large master bedroom has a large window offering views over the crofts and the Atlantic. There are two large triple-glazed Velux windows to the front there's views across the walled garden and the Sound of Barra ; to the back there's croft lands with hills beyond. The en-suite shower room is tiled to half height with a fully-tiled shower cubicle with mains pressure shower.
The other upstairs bedroom is a well-proportioned single room with a large window facing east, looking out over croft lands to the mountains of the east side and – 30 miles distant - the Isle of Rhum.
There's extensive high-quality under-eaves storage at front and back, accessible via low doors in each upstairs bedroom.
External electrical sockets at front and rear. Cold and hot water taps at rear. Hen-house and yard, vegetable beds, fruit trees/bushes and four 5m x 3m greenhouses together support a substantial degree of self-sufficiency with surpluses of fresh produce and preserves to sell.
Store and Workshop
This building has light and power and is divided as : potting shed / workshop with extensive shelving ; pantry for garden produce and preserves ;store for firewood, and extensive storage in the fully-boarded and well-lit loft.
This is a fully serviced 'garden kitchen' for processing garden produce etc, with quarry-tiled floor, sink, (with electric water heater under), kitchen units and plentiful open shelving.
Garden Shop (currently The Hebridean Woolshed)
Close by the front gate of the walled garden, this is an excellent location for selling home-produced foods or crafts, with a potential footfall reflecting the attractive beach-side location. With insulation to floor and walls, and attractive wood finishes, this building is practical as well as stylish
An Gàrradh Mòr is situated on the coast at the south end of the Island of South Uist just a few paces from the beach, looking out over the Sound of Barra with its patchwork of sea and scattered islands.
South Uist has white shell-sand beaches to the west and heather uplands dominated by Beinn Mhòr to the east. The 20 miles of machair that runs alongside the sand dunes provide a marvellous habitat for the rare Corncrake. Golden Eagles, Red Grouse and Red Deer can be seen on the mountain slopes to the east.
Lochboisdale is the main settlement of South Uist, served by ferry to Mallaig/Oban on the mainland.
The island is home to the oldest Link Golf Course in the Outer Hebrides at Askernish – www.askernishgolfclub.com
South Uist can be reached by ferry from Oban via Barra or from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy or by the smaller ferry which weaves its way through the small islets of the Sound of Harris between Leverburgh on Harris to Berneray, connected by (non-tidal all-weather) causeways via Benbecula to South Uist and from the Barra ferry in Eriskay.
Floor plan 1
From Lochmaddy take the A867 to Clachan. Turn left and follow the A865 to Daliburgh in South Uist. At the hotel, turn right and follow Sound of Barra ferry signage for 4.5 miles, turning left at the cross-roads. After exactly one mile, the high walls of An Gàrradh Mòr appear on the left.