Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Hallway, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Study, Dining Room, Kitchen, Rear Hallway, Two WCs, Side Vestibule, Garage & Workshop.
First Floor: Front Landing, Four Bedrooms, Inner Landing, Bathroom, Rear Landing & Three Further Bedrooms.
Suishnish House is believed to date back to the mid 1800s. Originally having been part of the Raasay Estate it is understood that it was the farmhouse of Royston MacKenzie, who was the mastermind behind the Raasay clearance.
Over time the house has been extended, with servants’ quarters being added to the rear around 1892 and it is likely to have been used as a hunting lodge at some point.
This delightful period property was left empty for around 30 years until it was purchased in 1976 by the current owners who brought it back to life.
Suishnish House is a substantial seven bedroom property set in an 18 acres smallholding (or thereby to be confirmed by Title Deed).
The property retains many original features including the original wooden shutters in the front part of the property. Suishinish House benefits from partial central heating from both the fire in the drawing room and the oil fired Rayburn in the kitchen. The property is also partially double glazed. There are also a number of solar panels to the rear of the property which generate electricity for the house and a small feed in to the national grid.
Suishnish House must be viewed to appreciate the accommodation on offer.
The Isle of Raasay lies off the east coast of Skye and is reached by way of a short and frequent ferry crossing from Sconser on Skye.
Raasay has a hilly terrain with the highest point being Dun Cann at 1,456ft from which there are panoramic views across to the Cuillins on Skye and towards Torridon on the mainland. The island is renowned for its walks and wildlife which include deer, otters and a variety of birds of prey and also has an interesting historical past and the ruins of a broch and Brochel Castle can still be seen. In more recent times the main village, Inverarish, was used as a prisoner of war camp during world war one with the prisoners working in the local iron mines, which are no longer operational but the ruins of which can still be seen. The island is also the birthplace of the famous Gaelic poet, Sorley MacLean.
Facilities available on the island include a primary school, village shop, hotel, distillery and village hall.
Further facilities, including secondary education and a variety of shops are available in Portree, the principal town on the Isle of Skye.
Access to West Suishnish jetty is also just a short stroll.
Accessed via the original wooden door to the side. Window to the front. Original v-lining to the walls and ceiling. Original half glazed door through to the hallway. Size: 6’ 3” x 6’ 1” (1.91m x 1.87m)
Access to the drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen and WC. Stairs to the first floor. Radiator. Fitted carpet. Size: 16’ 7” x 8’ 2” (5.06m x 2.50m)
A dual aspect room with windows to the front and side. Original wooden window shutters. Fitted carpet. Open fire with back boiler – which utilises wood and peat from the land. Size: 16’ 2” x 12’ 7” (4.94m x 3.84m)
Window to the front fitted with original wooden shutters. Two recessed alcoves. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Open archway to study area. Size: 12’ 7” x 10’ 11” (3.83m x 3.33m)
Two windows to the rear. Fitted round stainless-steel sink and round drainer. Fitted carpet. Radiator. This was used as the kitchen when the house was renovated but the partition wall could easily be removed to open up the room to the sitting room. Size: 12’ 7” x 5’ 2” (3.83m x 1.58m)
A spacious room with a bay window to the side. Original feature fireplace with tiled surround. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Built in storage cupboard. Door to rear hallway. Size: 16’ 7” x 13’ 1” (5.06m x 3.99m)
Fitted with a good range of base and wall units. Composite 1½ bowl sink and drainer. Plumbing for dishwasher. Oil fired Rayburn Royal which powers the hot water and central heating. Glazed door to eh side. Door to rear hallway. Size: 21’ 2” max x 12’ 5” max (6.46m max x 3.79m max)
Fitted with a wash hand basin and WC. Window to the side. Size: 5’ 1” x 4’ 5” (1.56m x 1.37m)
Doors to kitchen, side vestibule and games room. Stair to first floor. Built in storage cupboard.
Glazed door to the side. Door to WC/Utility. Size: 4’ 102 x 4’ 10” (1.49m x 1.49m)
Fitted with a WC and inset sink. Plumbing for washing machine. Window to the side. Wall mounted electric towel rail. Size: 7’ 2” x 5’ 2” (2.18m x 1.57m)
A large space offering the potential to provide additional accommodation. Built in storage cupboards. Double doors and window to the side. Door to workshop. Size: 18’ 5” x 14’ 0” (5.62m x 4.29m)
Two windows to the rear. Size: 13’ 9” x 7’ 2” (4.19m x 2.18m)
Access to bedrooms 1 to 4. Door through to inner landing. Skylight. Fitted carpet. Size: 16’ 7” x 8’ 4” (5.07m x 2.55m)
A large double room with window to the front. Original wooden window shutters. Original feature fireplace with tiled surround. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Vanity sink unit with storage cupboard below. Size: 16’ 6” x13’ 1” (5.03m x 3.99m)
A double room with window to the front fitted with original wooden shutters. Built in single wardrobe. Vanity wash hand basin. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Size: 12’ 5” x 9’ 7” (3.80m x 2.92m)
A large double room with bay window to the side. Built in double cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Built in triple wardrobe with siding doors. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Open doorway to shower area with vanity wash hand basin. Size: 16’ 7” x 9’ 6” (5.06m x 2.90m)
A single room with window to the side. Vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Size: 12’ 4” x 6’ 7” (3.77m x 2.00m)
L-shaped inner landing area with access to the bathroom and rear landing. Built in storage cupboard. Fitted carpet. Radiator.
L-shaped bathroom fitted with a four-piece suite comprising wash hand basin, bath, bidet and WC. Velux window to the side. Vinyl flooring. Wall mounted electric towel rail. Size: 17’ 3” max x 6’ 5” max (5.26m max x 1.96m max)
Affording access to bedrooms 5 to 7. Fitted carpet. Skylight to the side.
A double room with window to the side. Fitted carpet. Built in double wardrobe. Vanity wash hand basin. Window to the side. Fitted carpet. Size: 14’ 10” x 7’ 10” (4.53m x 2.41m)
A large double room with window to the side. Three built in single wardrobes. Size: 14’ 9” max x 14’ 3” max (4.80m max x 4.36m max)
A double room with window to the rear. Fitted carpet. Open doorway to shower area with vanity wash hand basin. Size: 12’ 3” x 10’ 10” (3.74m x 3.31m)
Suishnish House comes with approximately 18 acres or thereby of land (to be confirmed by Title Deed).
The property is accessed from the township road via a tarmac driveway with ample parking for a number of vehicles. There is a lovely walled lawn to the front of the property and the extensive garden has an abundance of large rhododendrons bushes. A burn also runs through the garden.
Suishnish House also has a parcel of land on the shore side of the township road with direct access to the shore. There is a stone built boat house which is set into the land and has a corrugated roof.
To the rear of the property there is a large field extending to approximately 9 ½ acres or thereby which is enclosed almost entirely by stone walling.
Within the garden there are a number of buildings:
Byre: A large stone built byre with slate roof. It is currently subdivided into four. Although in need of repair, this offers the potential for a variety of uses subject to any necessary consents. External size: 52’ 3” x 18’ 1” (15.94m x 5.52m)
‘Tractor Shed’: A brick built building which was formerly the wash house currently used to house the sit on mower. Size: 9’ 10” x 9’ 7” (3.01m x 2.93m)
Sheds: A bank of four corrugated sheds.
Garage/Former Fish Store: A corrugated garage and former fish store located adjacent to the township road. Power and light. Water.
Note: Please note that the property is being offered with the majority of the contents should potential purchasers be interested in them.
Net Salmon Fishing Rights: The property comes with the net salmon fishing rights for the west of the island, although this type of fishing is currently suspended.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Drainage to septic tank.
Council Tax: Band G
Home Report Pack: Available on request.
EPC Rating: F (25)
Viewings: Strictly by appointment through this agency.
Directions: From the ferry follow the road towards Inverarish. At the t-junction turn right and follow the road along the shore. You will pass the sign for West Suisnish jetty and then come to the war memorial. Suishnish House will be on your left just be for the national speed limit sign.