Seal Cottage, Caolas, Isle of Tiree, PA77 6TS

Price Guide £235,000.00
  • Charming, Traditional, Black Roofed Detached Cottage
  • Desirable Rural Location with Countryside & Sea Views
  • Impressive Upper Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bedrooms (Principal En-Suite Bathroom)
  • Shower Room
  • Double Glazing & Electric Heating
  • Garden
  • EPC Rating: D 59

Property Description



The sale of Seal Cottage, presents an opportunity to acquire a traditional, black-roofed, detached dwellinghouse, at Caolas, on the beautiful, inner Hebridean island, of Tiree. Situated in a peaceful location on the east of the island, within easy reach of Tiree’s wonderful sandy beaches, the property commands stunning open country views towards the sea, and provides deceptively spacious accommodation, arranged over two levels. Whilst some upgrading and modernisation would be beneficial, Seal Cottage benefits from double glazing, electric heating and a multi-fuel stove. The impressive, bright, upper lounge, with dual aspect windows, taking in the best of the views, is a most attractive feature, and leads to the en-suite, principal bedroom. The property occupies private, enclosed, garden grounds, laid in the main to lawn, offset with mature hedging. Please note, the property is occupying slightly more garden ground than it owns, and the fence line will have to be amended in line with the title plan. Due to the size and location, Seal Cottage would make a fantastic permanent home, holiday retreat or an excellent investment opportunity for the buoyant self-catering market, following works.

Caolas is located around 5 minutes drive, from Tiree Lodge Hotel, and around 10 minutes drive to the main town of Scarinish, which offers amenities such as the Co-op, post office, bank, hotel and ferry. The Isle of Tiree is the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides. Relatively small and very flat with only three small hills and no woodland, the island is approx. 12 miles long by 3 miles wide. Known as the ‘Sunshine Isle’, Tiree benefits from the warm Gulf Stream and enjoys a mild climate with some of the highest levels of sunshine in the British Isles. Famed for it’s beautiful beaches, the island is host to the annual Tiree Wave Classic which attracts some of the worlds best surfers, and the ever-popular Tiree Music Festival, which attracts tourists in abundance. There is also a doctor’s surgery, veterinary surgery and garage on the island. The journey from Oban takes around 3.5 hours by boat, with regular flights available from Glasgow and Connel airports taking approximately one hour.

Accommodation Dimensions 

Entrance Porch

With wooden front door. Tiled flooring. Door to dining room.

Dining Room 6.2m x 4.4m

With window to front, and stairs to upper level. Multi-fuel stove, set on tiled hearth. Built-in cupboard. Wooden flooring and ceiling, with exposed beams. Doors to kitchen, shower room and bedrooms.

Kitchen 3.4m x 3.0m

With window to rear. Fitted with wood effect kitchen units, offset with granite effect work surfaces. Extractor hood over. White, one-and-a-half bowl, sink unit. Tiled splashback. Wooden flooring. Door to utility.

Utility 3.0m x 1.2m

With window side. Fitted shelving. Plumbing for washing machine. Wooden flooring. Door to side garden.

Shower Room 2.0m x 1.4m

With window to rear. Fitted with white suite of WC, wash hand basin, and tiled, shower cubicle, with electric shower. Tiled splashback. Wooden flooring.

Bedroom 3.9m x 2.5m

With window to rear. Wooden flooring and ceiling, with exposed beams.

Bedroom 3.8m x 1.8m

Slightly L-shaped, with window to front. Built-in cupboard.

Upper Level 

Open-Plan Lounge 7.3m x 3.6m

With four Velux windows to front, sea views, and two Velux windows to rear. Built-in cupboards. Wooden flooring. Doors to principal bedroom.

Principal Bedroom 3.6m x 2.7m

With Velux window to front, sea views. Two built-in cupboards. Door to en-suite bathroom.

En-Suite Bathroom 3.2m x 2.7m

With Velux window to side. Fitted with cream coloured suite of WC, wash hand basin and bath. Tiled splashback. Built-in cupboard. Wooden flooring.


Seal Cottage enjoys enclosed garden grounds, laid to lawn and offset with mature hedging. Please note the property  is occupying slightly more garden ground than it owns, and the fence line will be need to be moved in line with the title plan.

Travel Directions

From the pier, proceed along Pier Road for half a mile, turning right at the junction on to the B8068 road. Continue on this road for just over 4 miles, passing through Kirkapol and Ruaig towards Caolas. At Caolas, pass the red phone box on the right hand side, and at the sign for Miodar, turn left. Seal Cottage is the first house on the left hand side, up the second left hand driveway.