Carrick is an exquisite modern property clad with sustainably sourced Scottish larch and finished to the highest standard set in the most enviable waterside location on the island of Eriskay where property is rarely available. The house and all outbuildings are designed to harmonize with the vernacular architecture of the islands.
Carrick has been designed to make the most of the panoramic views with triple-glazed picture windows looking out over the sea to South Uist. The house itself is clad with sustainably sourced Scottish larch and along with the outbuildings they have been designed to harmonize with the vernacular architecture of the islands.
The eco-air conditioning/heat-recovery system, top specification triple-glazing and exceptional insulation ensures a comfortable living environment. The Solar PV and Solar Thermal panels provide most of the energy year-round. There are also opportunities to invest further in renewable energy (subject to the usual consents).
The property is decorated in neutral colours and has quality oak finishings throughout. It has quarry tiled floors to the public areas and bathroom, and carpeted bedrooms.
Carrick is being sold together with Croft 11 Bun A Mhullin which runs from the shore up to the ramparts of Beinn Sgiathan, the highest summit of Eriskay, with extraordinary panoramic views of the Hebrides, with mountains, shore and seas abundant with wildlife.
Carrick is accessed via a tarmac driveway to an external door in Scandinavian larch that leads to an entrance lobby. A door to the right takes you to a WC with hand basin and heated towel rail. A further door opens to the hall which leads to all other accommodation.
To the left is the open plan kitchen/dining room and living room which is separated by a half-height partition wall and book shelving. The living area has triple aspect windows to the front overlooking the sea with views to South Uist. There is a central fireplace with a multifuel stove.
The dining area has plenty of space for a large dining table and has a window to the side and a Velux window above. The kitchen area is partitioned by a half-height wall and has an excellent range of floor and wall units in cream with granite effect worksurface. There is a Zanussi built-in oven with ceramic hob, and provision for under-counter dishwasher and fridge.
Dual aspect windows together with double Velux ceiling windows offer plenty of natural light and give lovely views of the surrounding croft land.
The hall has a large walk-in storage area with lighting and a small utility/plant room which houses the washing machine and tumble dryer and also equipment for telecoms, ventilation, solar power and hot water.
The bedrooms sit at the opposite end of the hall. Bedroom one is a large double bedroom that sits to the rear of the property and has floor-to-ceiling dual aspect windows enjoying outstanding sea and mountain views. Bedroom two has a window to the side again enjoying views over the sea and neighbouring crofts; and bedroom three is another double room - again with dual aspect windows enjoying with views over the croft and to the hill beyond.
Completing the internal accommodation is the bathroom which is tiled to half height. It has a two- piece suite in white comprising WC, wash hand basin, and a large open walk-in shower which is fully tiled with mains pressure thermostatic shower. Heated towel rail.
Carrick is situated on Eriskay which is a naturally beautiful hilly island in the Outer Hebrides which is around 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. It has untouched sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and breathtaking views. There is a ferry to the Isle of Barra from the pretty Harbour. Eriskay has a shop and pub/restaurant and the house is within walking distance of both.
The island is connected to South Uist by a (non-tidal all-weather) causeway.
South Uist has white powder 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's slopes to the east.
Lochboisdale, once a major herring port, is the main settlement and ferry terminus on the island.
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 causeways via Benbecula to South Uist and on to Eriskay.
Floor plan 1
Approaching from South Uist: turn left at the T-junction at the south end of the Eriskay Causeway road (from Barra, go straight on at the same junction). With the sea to your left, follow the narrow twisty road around the bay for about half a mile. Carrick is the light blue house up on the left.