A magical setting, a beautiful house: this speck on the map just off the Isle of Lewis is gloriously romantic.
The dream of a gorgeous home tucked away on a remote island is a gloriously enticing prospect for anyone with a romantic streak. And they don’t come any more tucked away, or more romantic, than Tigh na Sith, on a rocky outpost of the Isle of Lewis called Great Bernera – a home that, having been reduced in price, is now on the market at £250,000.
The views are simply breathtaking. There’s a picturesque, raised wooden area which offers views out to the Atlantic Ocean, and also a pretty garden. If you feel the need for more outdoor space to call your own, there is also a chance for the buyer to pick up more land on the island.
The house itself dates from about 1910, but has been extended and modernised by the current owners. There are three bedrooms in all, plus several modern features including a sort of mini-spa consisting of a sauna and a jet pool.
The house is intoxicatingly remote, but not entirely isolated: the fact that there is a causeway bridge (rather than needing to rely on a ferry) will put many fears at rest, and there is also another home elsewhere on this tiny island.
In addition, Lewis itself has plenty to offer: it’s the most populous of the Hebridean islands, and Stornaway – the biggest town in the Western Isles – has plenty of shops, restaurants schools and even a hospital.
Not that you come to this part of the world for shops and restaurants, of course. Lewis is a relatively flat but varied landscape with sandy beaches, machair and peat moorland, and is a haven for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts on the lookout for otters, deer and eagles as well as numerous seabirds.
“Tigh Na Sith is ideal for those seeking a more relaxed pace of life and could be used as a holiday cottage or main residence,” says Galbrait’s Nicky Archibald.
“Lewis is an excellent location from which to explore the Western Isles or further afield. The location of the property is truly idyllic and will give the owner a feeling of being a million miles from all the stresses and strains of modern life.”
The original asking price when this beautiful place came on to the market last year was £310,000, but the owners are now inviting offers over £250,000, making it well in range as a holiday home.
Tig Na Sith on the Isle of Lewis is for sale via Galbraith – see more details and images.
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