Situated in the sleepy community of Knockrome on the picturesque Isle of Jura, The Bothy is a charming stone-built two-bedroom cottage, offering a rare opportunity to acquire a property on this much sought after Scottish island.
The main entrance to the property leads through the thick stone walls into a large lounge with combined dining and kitchen area. The high wooden clad ceiling really opens up the living space and creates a feature of the room, while the Velux windows flood the area with natural daylight.
The internal walls are also of natural stone construction and, combined with the solid wooden flooring, gives the room a real sense of character.
An open fire is set into the gable end wall, creating a focal point, and supplying warmth and comfort in equal measure. Additional radiators are installed and warmed by the oil fired central heating boiler.
An internal hallway is accessed from the kitchen, providing further access to the staircase, family bathroom and two ground floor bedrooms, the largest of which benefits from en-suite facilities. A useful utility area houses the boiler and provides some additional storage. Further storage has been utilised under the staircase.
The upper floor contains a landing with another useful storage area, along with a large children's playroom which could possibly be adapted for other uses.
Externally the property has a small area of garden to the front with far reaching sea views and an area of yard to the rear housing a detached woodshed. Parking is available at the back of property.
The Bothy has been a family home for many years, and with some minor remedial works would be well suited as a holiday home, with an opportunity for significant income potential.
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, golden 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.