An Lionadh, meaning 'flowing of the tide' or 'replenishing', is a detached one and a half storey four bedroom cottage enjoying a prime location on the western shore of Easdale Island. The property's elevated position affords it uninterrupted views over the surrounding infinity lawn and pebble beach to the sea and the islands beyond, which include Scarba, Jura, Islay and the Garvellachs.
It is currently used primarily as a successful year-round holiday letting business (more details can be found at www.anlionadh.co.uk and www.facebook.com/anlionadh) and therefore offers significant income potential but would also make a wonderful family home.
The cottage offers extensive accommodation over two floors and benefits from electric heating and double glazing throughout. On entering the dining kitchen via a light entrance porch, you will be immediately struck by the stunning outlook on offer, augmented by large picture windows to the front and side. The feature multi-fuel stove adds warmth to a room full of character.
A carpeted L-shaped hallway offers access to the remainder of the ground floor accommodation, including two of An Lionadh's four double bedrooms. The spacious, comfortable lounge has windows to the north, south and west to make the most of the panoramic views and there are also patio doors which open on to an external seating area.
The family bathroom has a three-piece sanitary suite plus an overhead shower and heated towel rail. The adjacent utility room is of a good size and offers a ceramic sink unit, airing cupboard and a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a sun room at the end of the hallway which offers views back over the island to Ellenabeich.
The upper floor is accessed via a quaint blue timber staircase from the hallway to a carpeted landing, off which the two remaining bedrooms are located. The large master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a picture window looking out to sea. The other has its own en-suite facilities and offers plentiful storage by means of cupboards in the eaves. There is also additional storage available in the large attic space, also accessed off the landing.
The car-free Island of Easdale is the smallest permanently inhabited island in the Inner Hebrides. Encircled by the Atlantic, it sits within an area of Scotland renowned for its wild beauty, rugged landscapes and amazing pristine marine environment. It is known as 'the island that roofed the world' due to its slate mining history, and is renowned these days as the home of the World Stone Skimming Championships.
Easdale Island has in total 71 inhabited houses, of which 30 are occupied by permanent residents. There is a small pub and restaurant, a museum and a playpark for the kids, as well as an award-winning hall with a fantastic and varied programme of events throughout the year.
The surrounding area abounds with outdoor sporting and leisure opportunities and is renowned for its excellent sailing waters. The main local centre is Oban, approximately 16 miles to the north, where secondary schooling is available. It is an extremely attractive and popular tourist destination which is the hub of North Argyll. The town is home to the principal Caledonian MacBrayne ferry terminal for services to the Inner and Outer Hebrides. The adjacent railway station sees trains operate several times a day to Glasgow and beyond.