Happy Friday! What a week. Today I wish it were possible to transport myself for the weekend to stay in this amazing villa on the Scottish Isle of Barra, in the Outer Hebrides. It is somehow cozy, airy, relaxed, yet snug, isolated, sunny and beautiful, near white sand beaches, but in Scotland?! What a combo.
Learn more about Barra, Scotland here
From the listing:
Suidheachan (literally translated as sitting down place’) was built in 1935 by Sir Compton Mackenzie and is a Category B listed villa which is white harled with a slate roof which was replaced in 2010. Part of the villa was once used as a cockle shell crushing factory and was then restored back to a private residence. 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.
The accommodation comprises an open plan L-shaped reception hallway, wonderful drawing room / games room with exposed timber beams and beautiful open aspects, a formal dining room, sitting room, fitted dining sized kitchen with a fine range of base and wall mounted units with four oven cream AGA at focal point, fitted utility room, four bedrooms and master bedroom with en suite bathroom off. There is an additional bathroom and shower room with cloakroom / WC. To the north of the property is an attached double sized garage and the property is surrounded by mainly lawned gardens.