A modern detached house designed by Dualchas
Architects in a situation of spectacular natural
scenic beauty with breath-taking views of the
Sound of Gigha and the Kintyre Coast.
Heather Lea was built in circa 2005 and designed by the award winning Skye based architects Dualchas Ltd. The property is of white painted smooth render finish under a slated roof and from its vantage point there are excellent views over the sea passage between Gigha and the mainland adjacent. The accommodation which is light, bright and spacious is laid out over one and a half levels, the house is well set up for principal family living; The Isle of Gigha is also a well-known west of Scotland holiday and short break destination and so offers scope as a second or income producing holiday home.
Front door to entrance vestibule, velux roof window, entrance hallway with sliding door to
storage cupboard fitted with hooks and shelves. Downstairs shower room, shelved storage cupboard which houses the hot water tank (newly fitted). Bedroom 1 with 1 x window to side gardens, sliding door to walk in wardrobe, from entrance hallway, sliding door to formal sitting room come dining area with hardwood effect flooring throughout, 2 x sliding doors provide access to timber decking area ideal for alfresco dining, 1 x multi fuel burner, sliding door into the kitchen/utility room, further access into well appointed kitchen with 1 x velux roof window and 1 x window to rear gardens. From the heart of the sitting room access to bedroom 2 (master), sliding door to storage cupboard, 2 x windows.
Staircase to first floor landing, bedroom 3 with 1 x velux window, additional shelved storage cupboard. Via an additional staircase to first floor landing, bedroom 4 with built in wardrobe space, 1 x velux window, additional storage cupboard, family bathroom with bath and overhead shower, 1 x velux window.
Good sized, timber clad shed which houses outdoor machinery, adjoining log store.
Adjoining uPVC profile sheet car port with corrugated sheet steel roof which houses the
tractor, part constructed three bay polytunnel.
Access via a private gravel driveway to vehicular turning and hard standing, the front garden is mainly to lawn with assorted shrubbery and border bushes at the fringes. A paved walkway wraps around the property to the front gardens, the sea views from the gardens are spectacular and can be enjoyed from the alfresco dining area. The gardens are colourful and inviting and are bound mainly by a post and rail fence to one side a
substantial stone wall to the other, providing privacy and seclusion.
Additional land on annual lease
An additional piece of land to the east of the property, approximately 0.09 acres, is rented
from the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust on a modest annual lease. The purchaser may be able
to continue this arrangement by separate negotiation with the Trust. (Identified in blue on
the land plan).
Heather Lea is situated on the charming west coast of Scotland’s Island of Gigha. Gigha is
2.8 miles west of the Kintyre peninsula with a regular ferry service. The property is situated
on a handpicked site with a dramatic southerly exposure from which there are remarkable
sunsets and spectacular views to the immediate seascape, nearby skerries and the Kintyre
Gigha has a primary school, shop, hotel with bar, Michelin Star recommended restaurant and a church with regular services. On the mainland, the town of Campbeltown is 22.9 miles to the south has two major supermarkets, garages, a full range of shops and professional services, a secondary school, an A&E hospital with an emergency air-ambulance service to Glasgow, leisure facilities (including a modern swimming pool), library and a cinema. Tarbert is 22.9 miles north and has good local shops and services.
From Tarbert, there are ferry links to Islay and Portavadie, which gives access to an alternative route to Glasgow via Dunoon and Gourock for commuters. There is also a runway strip for light aircraft on the island. For sporting/outdoor enthusiasts, Gigha has its own 9 hole golf course, and the coastline offers wonderful opportunities to fish, surf, canoe, snorkel and walk. Kit can be hired on the island. There is a recently upgraded pontoon and mooring.
The west of Scotland is world famous for its scenic sailing waters, and around the Mull of Kintyre area leads to the protected waters around Loch Fyne and the Firth of Clyde as well as the scenic Kyles of Bute. North of Gigha leads to the north west coast and the Hebrides. Productive sea fishing from shore and boat is available locally and there are trout and salmon opportunities by permit in surrounding islands, mainland rivers and hill lochs.
Gigha has its own grass airstrip which is near the south end of the island lying in an east/west direction. The airfield can be used by private planes and microlights.
Gigha is the most southerly and one of the most beautiful of the Hebridean Islands. Seven miles long by a mile and a half wide, Gigha is situated three miles west of the Kintyre peninsular, approximately four hours’ drive from the City of Glasgow, with a 20 minute roll on and off ferry every hour. Gigha is easily described as breathtaking - sandy beaches, clear blue green seas and a host of wildlife. The climate is pleasantly mild as a result of the
The History of Gigha
Step ashore on the Isle of Gigha and you are following in the tracks of the Scots who settled on Kintyre and the Hebrides from Ireland. Of the Vikings who plundered those settlements from distant Scandinavia and of the Norse King Hakon, who also gave the isle its name, Gudey, the Good Isle. The Gaels adjusted the name to Gigha (Pronounced Geea) as time passed.
Throughout history, the isle has been noted for its fertile soil; from 1700 until 1850 it was completely without trees, until the owner planted the woods around Achamore House. Its value in terms of agriculture is reflected throughout its history - good land provided men and women who could carry arms and take part in the islands battles, with the means to survive and prosper. About the time of the fall of the Lord of the Isles, in 1493, Gigha came into the possession of the family of MacNeill of Taynish. The family fought many bitter
disputes with the Macdonald Clan to hold onto the island until finally selling it in 1790 to another branch of the Clan Neill, the MacNeills of Colonsay. Thereafter the island has had many owners, the Scarletts, Allens, Hamers - until in 1944 it was sold to Sir James Horlick, when the story of the creation of the great gardens of Achamore began.
The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust now own the Isle of Gigha, including Achamore Gardens. The small island of Cara, to the south had remained the property of the MacDonalds of Largie, the last link with the Lord of the Isles. There are McNeills still in Gigha, amongst the 160 inhabitants.
Argyll & Bute Council
Heather Lea is serviced by mains water, private
septic tank, electric night stores, thermo panels
assisted with a multi fuel burner, double glazed
Note: The services have not been checked by
the selling agents.
Heather Lea is in council tax band E and the
amount payable for 2018/2019 is £2175.65 to
include mains water and excluding sewage.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential,
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal
terms to the selling agents Robb Residential,
150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A
closing date for offers will probably be fixed
and prospective purchasers are advised to
register their interest with the selling agents in
order to be kept fully informed of any closing
date that may be fixed.
Fixtures and fittings
All items normally known as tenant’s fixtures
and fittings, including garden ornaments and
statuary, are specifically excluded from the
sale. However, certain items, including light
fittings and furniture may be available to a
purchaser in addition, by separate negotiation.
Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident out
with the United Kingdom must be accompanied
by a guarantee from a bank that is acceptable
to the seller.
From Glasgow take the A82 and A83 to reach the west coast town/port of Tarbert. Take the A83 out of Tarbert following signs for Campbeltown.
After about 18.5 miles arrive at the ferry port Tayinloan. The roll on roll off ferry is a short crossing to Gigha. Once on the island continue for 0.4 miles to find Heather Lea located on the left hand side.