Property for sale in Western Isles
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3 bed end terrace house for sale Just addedBaille Na Cille, Balivanich, Isle Of Benbecula, Western Isles HS7
We offer for sale a substantial end of terrace property situated within walking distance of local amenities in a good residential location within Balivanich.
£150,000 Offers in region of
Beautifully presented detached bungalow located within the quiet crofting township of Knockline. The property is in an excellent state of maintenance throughout, is tastefully decorated and would make an excellent family home.
£107,500 Fixed price
Hillview Back Street Cross Ness Isle of Lewis HS2 0SY Home Report Available Fixed Price: £107,500 £2500 below Home Report Valuation We are pleased to present to the market this traditional, recently renovated, three bedroomed property located in the ...
£8,500 Guide price Tolsta, South Street, Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis HS20Nr HS2
Plot of Land Extending to 2,483 (0.057 acres) on the Picturesque Isle of Lewis.
£425,000 Offers over
An excellent opportunity has arisen to purchase this exceptional, spacious four/five bedroom family home, in the picturesque village of Seilebost on the west coast of the Isle of Harris, enjoying spectacular views over Seilebost and Luskentyre ...
£99,500 Offers in region of
An excellent opportunity has arisen to purchase this semi-detached, spacious three bedroom family home in walk in condition in the village of Arnol on the Westside of the Isle of Lewis. Previously this was part of a small social housing scheme but ...
£140,000 Offers over
We are pleased to introduce to the market this spacious detached property in the peaceful village of Habost in South Lochs on the Isle of Lewis. The property has beautiful views over Loch Erisort and the surrounding croft land. The property has ...
£91,000 Offers over
Presented to the market, in excellent decorative order is this three bedroom mid-terraced family home in the popular village of Tong on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis. The village school, local shop and community centre are nearby with beautiful ...
£175,000 Offers in region of
Presented to the market is this spacious, well maintained, five bedroom family home in the popular village of Lower Bayble in the Point area on the Isle of Lewis. The property offers bright and spacious living accommodation comprising of a modern ...
£175,000 Offers over
We are pleased to introduce to the market this traditional four bedroom property and commercial premises located in the town of Stornoway. These properties are within reach of all town centre amenities and services, including shops and supermarkets, ...
£110,000 Offers in region of
Welcomed to the market this detached property which has been extensively renovated in the last year offers accommodation over two levels extending to entrance porch, lounge, fitted dining kitchen, three double bedrooms, boxroom and bathroom.
£137,500 Offers in region of
Presented to the market is this recently renovated, two bedroomed, detached cottage in the village of Urgha on the Isle of Harris. Urgha is situated on the east coast of the Isle of Harris and affords some of the most spectacular scenery in the ...
£140,000 Offers over
Presented to the market is this spacious three bedroom family home in a desirable area in the town of Stornoway, enjoying beautiful seaviews out towards the Minch and mainland hills. Accommodation is presented over two levels with a spacious ...
£110,000 Offers over
Traditional Detached 3 Bedroom house located in a tranquil village around 15 miles away from Stornoway Town centre. The property is in good decorative order and still has some original features like 4 panel doors, internal modernisation would benefit ...
£160,000 Offers over
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to purchase this stunning 4 bedroom detached bungalow, finished to the highest of standards. Presented to the market in immaculate walk-in condition the property is situated in the peaceful village of Portnaguran and ...
£80,000 Offers over
Well appointed two bedroomed semi-detached bungalow offered for sale in a popular residential location on the outskirts of Stornoway town. The bright and airy property provides comfortable accommodation and is an ideal property for a couple or family. ...
£115,000 Offers in region of
Welcomed to the market this detached family home offering spacious accommodation over two levels comprising entrance vestibule, lounge, dining kitchen, utility room, five bedrooms (one currently used as a dining room) and shower room.
£87,000 Offers in region of
An unusual opportunity has arisen to purchase a substantial stone built traditional cottage in a secluded location in the Ardveenish township on the Isle of Barra. The cottage has been extended to provide a good sized kitchen and a shower room. ...
£62,000 Offers in region of
We offer for sale a mid-terraced property situated within a small residential estate in Balivanich. Offering surprisingly spacious accommodation, this property will appeal to a wide number of purchasers and would make a perfect starter home or a ...
£65,000 Offers in region of
We offer for sale a mid-terraced property situated within a residential estate in Balivanich. Offering surprisingly spacious accommodation, this property will appeal to a wide number of purchasers and would make a perfect starter home or a versatile ...
£70,000 Offers over
An opportunity has arisen to purchase this unique 2 bedroom property in the village of Aird in Uig on the West coast of the Isle of Lewis. The property has been renovated and is in immaculate walk in condition with superb, tasteful decoration ...
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The local area guide to living in Western Isles
The Western Isles is an island chain in the Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Scotland. Otherwise known as the Outer Hebrides, there are 15 inhabited islands, and approximately 50 uninhabited islands in the small cluster surrounding the Scottish mainland.
Despite being part of a single formation, the terrain on the various islands can differ greatly, along with the climate on the different islands. Generally speaking, the Outer Hebrides has a marine west-coast climate which is mild, with no dry season, and experiences heavy rainfall in the winter months.
The economy of the Western Isles nowadays relies mainly on tourism, weaving, fishing and crofting. This, however, is often dependent on good weather, as the islands can get cut off in bad weather, given they are primarily accessed by ferries and planes from mainland Scotland.
Information about the local residents
In the 19th century, the population of the Western Isles decreased dramatically, owing to highland clearances, in which many were forcibly displaced from their homes to make way for sheep. However, the population has steadily increased and now sits at around 30,000 residents across the 15 inhabited islands. The largest settlements are on islands such as Lewis and Harris, and residents are generally older than the UK average.
Owing to the isolation of the islands, the community is very tightly knit. The spoken language is Gaelic across the islands; which is a beautiful testament to their history, however the vast majority of the Islanders are fluent in, or at least understand some English.
Naturally, given the small and somewhat isolated location of the islands, there are only a handful of schools to choose from, with an estimated 38 primary and secondary schools available across all 15 islands. Schools can mainly be found on the primary islands of Lewis, Harris and Barra, upon which can be found a selection of primary and secondary schools. Secondary schools on offer include The Nicolson Institute in Stornoway and Back Junior Secondary School in Lewis. Additionally, Lews Castle College - one of 13 campuses offered by The University of the Highlands and Islands - can be found in Stornoway, and offers a range of undergraduate courses to prospective students.
The most picturesque, and potentially most enjoyable, way of travelling to and from the Western Isles is to catch a ferry. These travel between Lewis and the west coast of Scotland, with the average journey taking just over 2 hours.
A quicker, but arguably less scenic, route to take is to fly. Flights can be caught from Edinburgh or Glasgow, and take approximately 1 hour to reach their destination.
For those on the islands, a car is the easiest and most sensible route for transport. Ferries offer a service to transport cars across islands; however, for those who do not own their own transport, there is a designated bus operating which serves all inhabited islands.
The main 'to-do' on the Western Isles is simply to sight-see. The islands themselves have retained a natural beauty, with their preserved state making them quite unlike any other place found in the UK. Visitors are welcomed to partake in a little fishing, or even surfing on the designated beaches. There are also some historical highlights that are worth visiting, for instance the Ormacleit Castle, which holds the title as one of the shortest surviving castles after being burned down a mere seven years post completion.
Shopping wise, the main bulk of shops and amenities can be found on Stornoway; whether it's a convenience store, bank or a restaurant you're looking for, Stornaway has it on hand.
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