The Old Manse, Arisaig, PH39 4NJ

Price Guide £440,000.00
  • Impressive Detached Period Former Manse
  • Idyllic Village Location
  • Countryside & Sea Views
  • In Immaculate Order & Beautifully Presented
  • High Specification Fixtures & Fittings
  • Many Original Features including Plaster Cornicing & Ceiling Roses
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen & Breakfasting Room
  • Utility
  • Shower Room
  • Five Bedrooms (one currently used as a Study)
  • Family Bathroom
  • Recently Installed Double Glazed Case-and-Sash Windows
  • Modern Energy Efficient Electric Heating
  • Fitted Photovoltaics to the Roof
  • Generous Garden Grounds
  • Finnish BBQ Hut
  • Wooden Garden Studio & Log Stores
  • Enclosed Chicken Run
  • EPC Rating: F 35

Property Description


An impressive period, former manse located in the heart of the coastal village of Arisaig, enjoying stunning countryside and sea views, set in spacious, mature private grounds.

Dating from the 1890s, The Old Manse has been fully renovated by the current owners and oozes an abundance of character and charm. The property offers a luxurious family home, boasting high specification fixtures and fittings whilst retaining many of the original features.

Property Description

The Old Manse forms a most desirable and imposing, detached period dwellinghouse, which in recent years has been totally and sympathetically refurbished and modernised throughout to create a superb and impressive property.

In excellent order both internally and externally, the property benefits from newly installed case-and-sash double glazed window units, modern energy efficient electric heating and fitted Photovoltaics to the roof. Enjoying bright and airy rooms, the property retains many Arts-and-Crafts design influences and boasts a wealth of original features comprising the solid oak staircase, single glazed semi-circular window with views over the grounds towards Arisaig Bay and the Isle of Eigg, cast-iron tiled fireplaces, plaster cornicing and ceiling roses, bay windows and William Morris wallpaper to name but a few. Many new additions have been embraced within the property including a quality fitted kitchen with oak work surfaces, modern bathroom suites and a brand new utility and shower room.

The flexible and spacious accommodation on offer would provide the successful purchasers with a superb permanent home, idyllic holiday retreat or a business opportunity as an exceptional guest house or self-catering prospect.


The property is approached by a private gravelled driveway providing ample parking. The mature and generous garden grounds are laid in the main to lawn, offset with gravelled pathways, mature trees, plants and shrubs and a charming garden pond with pleasant seating area. A superb enclosed chicken run has been created at the very end of the garden, whilst a wooden garden studio and log stores also feature. A fantastic Romany-style caravan, providing self-catering accommodation is available at separate negotiation whilst the sale includes a separate outdoor shower cubicle, toilet cubicle and Finnish BBQ hut. The property also benefits from planning permission for the erection of ancillary accommodation in the form of a “Wee House” within the garden grounds, planning reference 16/01018/FUL on the Highland Council website.


Arisaig is a popular West Coast village, situated on the road between Fort William and Mallaig – ”The Road to the Isles”. With its coastal situation, it is an ideal location from which to explore this extremely attractive part of the Highlands and Inner Isles. The village itself has a marina, hotel, restaurants, shop, post office, two churches, primary school etc with further facilities available at Mallaig, including a secondary school, and Fort William – to which there is a link by both road and rail.

Accommodation Dimensions

Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule 2.8 x 2.3 (about 9’3 x 7’6)

Hallway 3.8 x 2.3 (about 12’6 x 7’6)

Lounge 5.8 x 4.1 (about 19’0 x 13’6)

Study/5th Bedroom 5.3 x 3.0 (about 17’6 x 9’9)

Kitchen & Breakfasting Room  9.0 x 5.3 (about 29’6 x 17’6)

Utility 2.9 x 1.6 (about 9’6 x 5’3)

Shower Room 2.4 x 2.0 (about 7’9 x 6’6)

Upper Floor

Bedroom 4.3 x 4.2 (about 14’0 x 13’9)

Bedroom 4.1 x 3.4 (about 13’6 x 11’3)

Family Bathroom 2.3 x 2.2 (about 7’6 x 7’3)

Bedroom 4.1 x 3.4 (about 13’6 x 11’3)

Bedroom 4.3 x 4.1 (about 14’0 x 13’6)

Please note: the Everhot cooking range, Maytag Fridge Freezer, Curtains and the Romany-Style Caravan are available at separate negotiation but are not included in the sale price.

Travel Directions

Travelling from Fort William on the A830 ‘Road the Isles’ Mallaig road for 33 miles. Pass the first sign for Arisaig on the left, proceed up the hill and take the second turning in to Arisaig signposted the B8008. Follow the sweeping road down and take the first road on the left on to Clanranald Place. Follow this road along and past the Church of Scotland. Turn immediately right and The Old Manse is the second property located on the left hand side.