Strathaird House is a charming and historic family house dating from the late 18th century and early 19th century and situated amid the stunning scenery of the Isle of Skye with a wonderful southerly outlook over Loch Slapin and standing within lovely garden and grounds.
Strathaird House (£650,000) is situated within its own grounds of about 6.50 acres in a spectacular location with southerly views over Loch Slapin towards the islands Rum and Eigg and beyond the Ardnamuchan Peninsula.
Strathaird House is approached by a tree-lined, tarmac surfaced driveway which is about 200 yards in length. This is a home with a view of large front lawns and gardens which contain herbaceous borders and many fine trees and shrubs. The principal rooms are within the Georgian part of the house and enjoy classical elegant Georgian features and design.
Straithaird House is beautifully situated in an elevated position to the west of Loch Slapin. The famous Blaven (Bla Bheinn) ridge, just partly visible from the house, is regarded by many to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Scotland.
It is an area of wild natural beauty and stunning mountain and sea views. Portree the island’s capital is 36 miles from Straithaird and offers more facilities including secondary schooling. The house is approximately 18 miles from the Skye Bridge.
Strathaird House was at one time the principal house on the Strathaird Estate. The Straithard peninsula was historically a heartland of Clan Mackinnon. The property was sold in 1978 by the Johnston family to Ian Anderson – a well-known musician with Jethro Tull, and the estate was subsequently purchased by the John Muir Trust in 1994. Replacing an earlier Mackinnon house, unusually the present day house comprises two houses set side by side as one, the west portion being built in lovely Georgian style and was completed in 1827.
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