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The Bothy, Knockrome, Craighouse, Isle of Jura, Argyll and Bute, PA60 7XZ

Offers Over - Sold

£120,000

Oban Office - 01631 566 122

A rare opportunity to acquire a charming, stone-built cottage on the much sought-after island of Jura

To make an enquiry, arrange a viewing or request a free market appraisal of your own property call Andrew Fuller on 01631 566 122 or contact Andrew via Email.

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Overview

  • 2 bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • Detached woodshed
  • Far reaching sea views
  • Idyllic family or holiday home
  • EPC Rating – E52

Description

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.

Location

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.

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Directions

The Isle of Jura can be accessed from Islay by car ferry, landing in Feolin. From the ferry follow signs to the village of Craighouse. Continue on through Craighouse for around three miles. At the cattle-grid and junction, turn right and follow the road to Knockrome. The Bothy is located around a mile down the road on the left-hand side.

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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.