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. Juras only distillery produces the world famous malt whisky which is exported all over the world.
Juras 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.