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4 bed detached house for sale

£225,000 Offers over

Solas: Spacious Elevated Property, Detached Garage, Convenient Portree IV51

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Property features

  • Lovely family home, ideal B&B layout
  • 4 Bedrooms, 1 en-suite, shower room, cloakroom
  • Generous storage, spacious accommodation
  • Gardens, detached garage, shed
  • Convenient for Portree, 6.5 miles south
  • EPC Rating F (30)

Property description

Solas is an immaculate and spacious 4 bedroom (1 en-suite) split level, detached property situated in an elevated position within generous and well maintained garden grounds in the small community of Kensaleyre approximately 6.5 miles north of Portree, the capital of Skye. With accommodation situated over three floors, there is scope for B&B or the opportunity to acquire a family or holiday home in walk-in condition, a viewing is essential. Call re/max on to arrange to view today!

Solas, Kensaleyre, Isle of Skye, IV51 9XE

Property comprises:

Ground floor: Entrance Vestibule, Hallway, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen/Dining

first floor: Landing, Cloakroom, 2 Bedrooms (1 en-suite)

second floor: Landing, Shower Room, 2 Bedrooms
external Detached Garage, Garden Shed, Garden Grounds

Kensaleyre sits at the tip of Loch Snizort Beag in the north east of Skye. With an open and dramatic landscape filled with mysticism and romance, standing stones and cairns. It is here you can find buzzards, falcons and Golden Eagles that make this part of the country their home. The Trotternish Ridge dominates the landscape and offers some of the best hill walking on the island. The island’s capital, Portree, is approximately 12 minutes away and offers comprehensive range of amenities including primary and secondary schools, swimming pool and sporting facilities, small cinema/theatre, shops, hotels and restaurants, medical and dental provision. There is also a regular bus service to Portree.


Solas is approximately 141 sq m. The property has double glazing throughout and benefits from lpg gas central heating, a new boiler was fitted in 2014.


Single garage: Light and power

wooden garden shed: Light and power

gardens: The property sits in an elevated position within mature garden grounds extending to 1/3 acre (to be confirmed by title plan), laid to grass with flower borders, mature trees and shrubs, small paved patio at side elevation, a driveway leads to the single garage at the rear of the property and off road parking for several vehicles.

Extras: All fitted floor coverings, blinds, dishwasher, cooker and fridge/freezer.

Heading from the Skye Bridge take the A87 north through Broadford and Portree towards Uig, when you enter Kensaleyre some 7 miles north of Portree, Solas is situated on the right as you drive through the village, set back from the road. There is re/max sign on the property.

Mains electricity, mains water, drainage to septic tank.

Council tax: The current council tax is band F

entry: At a date to be mutually agreed.

Viewing of this property is essential to be fully appreciated. Viewing can be arranged by calling Christine Brett on or by e-mailing

offers: Should be submitted in proper legal Scottish form to re/max Skye Estate Agents, Main Street, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AE. Fax no.


It is important that your solicitor notifies this office of your interest otherwise the property may be sold without your knowledge.

Important information

These particulars are prepared on the basis of information provided by our clients. We have not tested the electrical system or any electrical appliances, nor where applicable, any central heating system. All sizes are recorded by electronic tape measurement to give an indicative, approximate size only. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries - no warranty is given or implied. This schedule is not intended to, and does not form any contract.

Entrance Vesitibule - 4' 11'' x 4' 11'' (1.50m x 1.50m)
uPVC door with frosted side panel, laminate flooring, inset door mat, access to hallway.

Hallway - 10' 4'' x 4' 11'' (3.14m x 1.50m)
Frosted glazed door with frosted glazed side panel, under stair cupboard, ceiling spotlight cluster, radiator, fitted carpet, access to lounge, kitchen and stairs to first floor.

Lounge - 15' 6'' x 16' 2'' (4.72m x 4.92m)
Measurements at widest pointsMulti-pane glazed door, sliding patio doors to front elevation with views to Loch Snizort and opening onto a small terrace area, window to side elevation, fireplace with fitted gas fire, wooden surround with marble inset and hearth, two ceiling spotlight tracks, pine 'V' lined ceiling, two radiators, fitted carpet, access to dining room.

Dining Room - 13' 1'' x 7' 8'' (3.98m x 2.33m)
Double opening frosted glazed doors from lounge, with glazed side panel, window to front elevation, ceiling downlights, radiator, fitted carpet, access to kitchen.

Kitchen - 13' 3'' x 13' 1'' (4.03m x 3.98m)
Multi-pane glazed doors from dining room and hallway, window to side elevation, a full length pull out larder cupboard is included in the extensive range of contemporary wall and base units with coordinating worktops, 1.5 bowl white granite sink fitted with waste disposal unit, slot-in cooker with Halogen hob, double oven with extractor over, integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, tiling to splashbacks, ceiling down lights, radiator, laminate flooring, ample space for table and chairs, open access to rear entrance:

Rear Entrance
Window to side elevation, full length shelved shallow cupboard, half frosted glazed door to rear garden and small paved patio:

Stairs and first floor landing
Carpeted stairs rise to first floor landing, part pine 'V' lining to walls, ceiling spotlight track, fitted carpet, access to master bedroom, cloakroom, bedroom, main attic via pull down ladder, stairs to second floor:

Master bedroom - 14' 5'' x 12' 1'' (4.39m x 3.69m)
Measurements at widest pointsWindow to side elevation, spacious built-in wardrobe, ceiling spotlight track, radiator, fitted carpet, access to en-suite:

En-suite - 8' 4'' x 7' 5'' (2.53m x 2.26m)
Frosted window to rear elevation, bath, large quadrant shower cubicle with Mira electric shower, vanity sink set in a run of built in cupboards and drawers with coordinating worktop over, WC, fully tiled, ceiling down lights, radiator, ceramic tiled floor.

Cloakroom - 7' 6'' x 5' 2'' (2.29m x 1.58m)
Frosted window to rear elevation, bowl vanity sink on top of worktop with cupboard under, WC, ceiling spotlight cluster, radiator, vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 2 - 16' 1'' x 10' 2'' (4.91m x 3.10m)
Measurements at widest pointsWindow to side elevation, double built-in wardrobe, built-in cupboard with shelving, ceiling spotlight cluster, radiator, fitted carpet.

Stairs and second floor landing
Carpeted stairs rise to second floor landing, shelved airing cupboard, fitted carpet, access to loft, shower room and two bedrooms.

Bedroom 3 - 13' 1'' x 9' 8'' (3.99m x 2.94m)
Measurements at widest pointsWindows to front and side elevations, double built-in wardrobe, radiator, fitted carpet.

Shower Room - 7' 10'' x 5' 7'' (2.39m x 1.70m)
Frosted window to front elevation, corner shower cubicle with Mira electric shower, vanity sink, built in cupboards and WC with co-ordinating worktop, tiling to splashbacks, ceiling spotlight track, radiator, vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 4 - 13' 1'' x 10' 7'' (3.99m x 3.23m)
Windows to front and side elevations, built-in double wardrobe, ceiling spotlight cluster, radiator, fitted carpet.

Floorplan(s): Solas

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Market activity
Average price paid £184,938 Sales 58 Current average value £175,273 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change -£476 ▼ -0.27%

Property value data/graphs for IV51

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £217,996 £145 3.7 £189,166
Semi-detached £148,257 £145 2.9 £126,241
Terraced £121,473 £139 2.7 £110,500
Flats £170,552 £149 2.0 £305,000

Current asking prices in IV51

Average: £197,491
Avg. current asking prices in IV51
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Houses £137,500
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All £137,500

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Fun facts for IV51

Highest value in IV51
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Staffin Road £280,223
Achachork, Portree IV51 £239,160
Kildonan £237,838
Viewfield Road £236,777
Cuil £217,086
Highest turnover in IV51
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Rathad Nan Ciobairean 50.0%
Coolin Drive 42.9%
Scalpay Place 38.5%
Carn Dearg Place 36.4%
Viewfield Square 31.0%

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Nearby transport

  • Duirinish (25.9 miles)
  • Plockton (26.3 miles)
  • Kyle of Lochalsh (26.5 miles)
  • Barra Airport (53.1 miles)
  • Oban Airport (78.8 miles)
  • Inverness Airport (84.2 miles)
  • Portree Ferry Terminal (7.0 miles)
  • Uig Skye Ferry Terminal (7.2 miles)
  • Raasay Ferry Terminal (12.7 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Macdiarmid Primary School (2.8 miles)
  • Edinbane Primary School (4.7 miles)
  • Portree Primary (6.5 miles)
  • Portree High School (6.6 miles)
  • Plockton High School (26.1 miles)
  • Gairloch High School (28.3 miles)
  • Sir E Scott School (34.1 miles)
  • Paible School (42.6 miles)
  • Daliburgh School (45.5 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£1,061 Monthly total
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 22,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 0.5
Your payment £718 /mo How Much Could I Borrow In partnership with RBS

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Home Insurance Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £80,000 Average insurance cost £18/mo (£216/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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Energy Gas £52 Electricity £67 Estimated energy cost £119/mo In partnership with uSwitch
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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this size and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 21600 kWh/year
Electricity: 5300 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

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Estimated tax band E Council tax cost £142 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

Water Supply £26 Sewerage £38 Estimated water cost £64 /mo
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Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

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