Island escape: Bespoke home with beautiful views for sale on Jura

Building your own home on one of the more remote Scottish islands can present unique challenges in terms of the logistics of getting materials and tradespeople to and from the site.

But one property, on the Isle of Jura, is being offered for sale ready built, with just the finishing touches to be made to complete this unique island home.

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The Boat House is partially completed and offers buyers an opportunity to put their own stamp on their new property.

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The four-bedroomed house is on the market with Bell Ingram and includes a detached boat house in the garden, next to the shore.

Carl Warden, senior associate at Bell Ingram, says: “It’s not everyone who can say that they can enjoy views over one of Scotland’s most beautiful locations from their front room, but the new owners of the Boat House will be able to do exactly that.

“The setting is clearly a massive selling point but, uniquely, this house is also a blank canvas.

"The home is fully wind- and watertight but now needs finished off, so it is ideal for those looking to make their mark on a property.”

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The Boat House was designed by Perthshire architects James Denholm Partnership.

The modern, two-storey property is entered through a large reception hallway where the staircase to the first floor is to be located.

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This area gives access to a family room and to the back hall, where there will be a laundry room, a WC wet room and a boot room with access to the garden.

The bright and spacious sitting room is dominated by the breathtaking views over the Sound of Jura and is open to the dining room leading onto the large kitchen.

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There is a bedroom on the ground floor with plans for an ensuite shower room.

Upstairs, there are a further three bedrooms, including the master with ensuite and a family bathroom.

The living space is largely open-plan, with an abundance of light throughout and beautiful views from full-length windows and patio doors.

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There is direct access to the grounds, which amount to just over half an acre in total.

Also included in the sale is the boathouse, which has double-glazed windows and two double-door entrances; the building could also provide further storage, or serve as a garage or workshop.

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Only around 200 people live on Jura, with the deer population far outnumbering them.

Labelled as a national scenic area, the island is famous for its curious caves, raised beaches and diverse birdlife.

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The Boat House is situated in Craighouse, the largest settlement on the island.

It has a hotel, a shop and the famous Jura distillery, which attracts visitors from around the world, so there is potential for holiday letting.

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The Boat House is on the market for offers over £290,000 with Bell Ingram.