Monday 23 September 2019

Two cute Scottish holiday homes to renovate

Given that we're all back at school/work/university and bracing for a thoroughly bad-tempered autumn, I thought I'd show you two potential holiday homes (or holiday let) renovations to daydream over.
Starting with this very cute cottage a few hundred metres from the shores of  Loch Lomond.
Bridgend Cottage is just outside the entrance to Cashel Campsite, off the West Highland Way, so easy for guests to find.

The location is pretty - within the Trossachs National Park and handy for Ben Lomond, forest walks and plenty of tourism hotspots. But also private with a walled and hedged garden wrapped around the house.

Inside is more tired and dated than wrecked and there's plenty of scope to remodel and refit, or just repair and revamp.
Three bedrooms - albeit one bedroom and the bathroom are downstairs (which does also offer potential to create an accessible holiday home), plus lounge, kitchen, hall and various stores.

The kitchen is a weird shape and personally I'd be looking at opening up those rooms, but all reasonable sizes, while the oil central heating and double glazing makes this livable while you plan.
On the market through Bell Ingram at offers over £150k. Details and more pictures here and pdf here.
My next pick is even further North, at Waternish on Skye, but makes up for the added distance with the most stunning views.
And breathe...

A detached former croft house, three bedrooms - again one bedroom and the shower room are downstairs - and hall, lounge and kitchen. Plus water, drainage, electric storage heating and double glazing. Almost a carbon copy of Bridgend Cottage.

It's a lovely little cottage, and lots of potential. Not least to turn that upstairs boxroom into a bathroom.

Outside is around a third of an acre of (overgrown) croft land. But it's the views that really sell it. Shame the photography is a bit rubbish.

On the market through the Isle of Skye Estate Agency at offers over £125k. Details here.