Suidheachan house -literally translated as ‘sitting down place’ - was built in 1935 by Sir Compton Mackenzie and is a Category B listed property which is located close to a beautiful white beach on the Isle of Barra. In the late 1990s, Shakespearian actor Alan Howard - Compton Mackenzie’s great-nephew - and his best selling novelist wife Sally Beauman bought Suidheachan and transformed it back into a wonderful, light and airy family home. With five bedrooms, an open plan living and games room and a stunning setting, this unique home is on the market for offers over £325,000 with Savills.
The house sits within walking distance of a beautiful, white sandy beach.
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The drawing and games room share one big, open plan space making this an ideal family room.
The open plan living room has exposed timber beams and a feature fireplace.
The traditional style kitchen has a dining table and Aga.
As well as space to dine in the kitchen, there's a formal dining room.
The cosy sitting room is another place to relax.
The spacious master bedroom has a fireplace and en suite.
The master bedroom has an en suite with roll top bath.
One of the five bedrooms.
Previous owner, Sir Compton Mackenzie, is believed to have written Whisky Galore at the property.
The property is surrounded by garden and boasts views to the Sound of Barra, Eriskay and beyond to Knoydart