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The Boat House, Craighouse, Isle of Jura, Argyll and Bute, PA60 7XR

Offers Over - Sold


Closing date: 23 Aug 2018 12pm

Perth Office - 01738 621 121

A unique opportunity to purchase a partially completed island home and a detached boat house and outstanding views over the Sound of Jura

To make an enquiry, arrange a viewing or request a free market appraisal of your own property call Carl Warden on 01738 621 121/ 07803 509 927 or contact Carl via Email.





  • Large entrance hall and reception
  • 3 public areas
  • Dining kitchen
  • Laundry and boot/plant room
  • Shower room
  • 4 double bedrooms (2 en suite)
  • Family bathroom
  • Detached boathouse/garage
  • Workshop/machine store
  • About 0.61 acres
  • Closing Date - 23 Aug 2018 12pm


This property is being sold in its present condition. The remaining works are to be completed by the purchaser.

The Boat House was designed by the renowned Perthshire architects James Denholm Partnership. As the property is still currently under construction, the descriptions below are given, as far as possible, with an indication of what is proposed in line with the Planning Consent.

It has timber casement double glazed windows, wet dash rendered walls and timber linings, a pitched slate roof with timber lined dormers and conservation Velux windows. The grounds extend to about 0.6 acres. External works are extensively finished with ground drainage, aluminium guttering and downpipes all installed. Drainage is to a septic tank.


The Isle of Jura is just a few miles north-east from The Isle of Islay and separated by the Sound of Islay. Despite its size, Jura is only inhabited by about 200 people, who are outnumbered by the huge population of deer.

Jura has a lot of offer to its visitors. There are many historical sites of interest, varying from Iron Age Forts, ancient burial grounds and standing stones. Craighouse is a scenic village and the main settlement on the island with a shop, bistro, a welcoming hotel, a village hall, the Parish Church and a primary school. Older children travel together daily to the high school on Islay. Jura’s only distillery produces the world famous malt whisky which is exported all over the world.

Jura’s west coast is wild terrain of raised beaches and interesting caves, offering visitors wildlife and stunning views. Jura is a paradise for walkers with the Paps of Jura being the main destination. Other parts of the island give almost unlimited freedom of walking just about anywhere.

At the north end of the island is Barnhill, the farmhouse where George Orwell resided in the late 1940s giving him the peace and quiet he sought to write his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Also at this part of the island are views over the Gulf of Corryvreckan, a narrow strait between the islands of Jura and Scarba and the location of the infamous whirlpool – the third largest in the world.   Designated as a national scenic area (NSA). Jura is also noted for its bird life, and especially for its raptors including buzzards, gold eagles, sea eagles, white-tailed eagles and hen harriers. Since 2010 Jura has been designated by Scottish Natural Heritage as a Special Protection Area for golden eagles.



Travel to the Isle of Jura is either by ferry from Kennacraig,Tarbert to Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay, and then a further ferry crossing at Feolin on Jura. Alternatively, a passenger ferry also crosses from Tayvallich directly into the village of Craighouse. The property itself, is at the north end of the village immediately after passing Jura Parish Church.

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Important Notice

These sale particulars were prepared on the basis of information provided to us by our clients and/or our local knowledge. Whilst we make every reasonable effort to ensure that they are correct, no warranty or guarantee is given and prospective purchasers should not rely upon them as statements or representations of fact. Furthermore neither Bell Ingram LLP or its partners or employees assume any responsibility therefore. In particular:

  1. prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the structural condition of any buildings or other erections and the state of repair of any services, appliances, equipment or facilities;
  2. any photographs included in these particulars are for general information only and any furniture or contents shown in these photographs are not included in the sale unless this is expressly stated in these particulars; and
  3. any descriptions, measurements or dimensions quoted are approximate only and references to conditions, planning permissions, services, usage, construction, fittings & fixtures and moveable items are for guidance only.