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Byre Cottage, Carnduncan, Isle of Islay, PA44 7PS


  • Hallway
  • Lounge/Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Shower Room
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Fully Double Glazed
  • Good sized garden
  • Shared courtyard/driveway
  • Expansive views across the fresh waters of Loch Gorm to the sea.


Traditional cottage set in one of the most beautiful positions on Islay having expansive views across Loch Gorm to the sea.

Full Description


Originally two byres, this DETACHED STONE COTTAGE, with very thick walls, was created by conversion over twenty years ago.  Set in one of the most beautiful positions on Islay, .the cottage lies within the hamlet of Carnduncan in the North West of the island.  From an elevated position, expansive westerly and southerly views are to be enjoyed across the fresh waters of Loch Gorm to the sea.  On a clear day, the coast of Northern Ireland can be seen.  

The property is situated just off the B8018 public road, on the west of the Island, approximately half way between Foreland House and Sanaigmore where the public road terminates.  The island’s administrative centre at Bowmore is about twelve miles distant.  The famous white sands of Machair Bay are about four miles away and just over the hill to the east, at Loch Gruinart, there is the RSPB Wildlife Reserve.  Leisure and sporting pursuits include ornithology, fishing, stalking and hill walking.  The island has a number of natural harbours and is home to eight distilleries as well as the challenging golf links at Machrie, near Port Ellen.  A location plan is attached to indicate the position of the Carnduncan settlement which now comprises a total of eight restored houses and one new build.

Ground Floor Accommodation

Hallway: Entered by double-glazed main door.

Shower-room: Entering from hall, by sliding door;  w.c., wash-hand basin and shower compartment with mixer shower unit.

Kitchen: Galley style, with north facing window looking out over farmland;  oil central heating boiler and flue;  stainless steel sink and drainer with units below;  double wall unit.  Cooker, fridge, washing machine and cooker hood included.

Bedroom 1: Down three steps, with decorative beams and with windows to the west to enjoy elevated view over Loch Gorm;  candle style wall lights;  fitted carpet;  large fitted wardrobe and additional wall cupboards.

Lounge/Dining Room: Feature room, full height, including minstrels gallery over dining area;  large and spacious with windows to south and east, including interesting tiny south facing window.

Upper Floor Accommodation

A carpeted stairway leads up from the kitchen area directly to the single upper floor room.

Bedroom 2: Bright and fresh attic room, with coombed ceilings, enjoying appealing outlook by Velux roof light to the north and a circular window to the west;  stripped wood flooring;  range of cupboards into eaves, with low level wooden louvre doors.

Oil fired central heating is installed and the property is fully double glazed.  

Furnishings and contents may be available for separate sale.  Vinyl floor coverings are fitted throughout the ground floor except in the bedroom which is carpeted.


A good sized garden is provided to the west side of the property, mainly in grass, with a smaller area included at the rear (north) of the cottage.  To the front of the property, the courtyard/driveway and turning area is shared with Drumlanrig Cottage.

Plan (Please see photograph above)

Rights of access will be granted over the sections of private roadway coloured red, blue and pink on the plan.  The area shaded orange pertains to Byre Cottage.  The section shaded purple, comprising access driveway and parking area, will be common to Byre Cottage and Drumlanrig Cottage.

Access, Location and Directions

From Bridgend take the A847 towards Bruichladdich/Port Charlotte.  After about 4.2 miles, turn right on to the B8018 towards Sanaigmore.  

Travel approx. two miles, then turn right (still the B8018), just after a stone cottage on the right hand side.  Carry on for just over a mile – Carnduncan Township is up on the hill to your right.  It is signed Carnduncan at the foot of the access road.


Private Access (shared maintenance).
Private water supply (shared).
Private drainage (shared).
Mains electricity  

The Carnduncan Residents Association has been formed to adminsiter common parts and services.  The owner of Byre Cottage at Carnduncan pays £15.00 per month as a contribution to the Association.  This covers matters such as track maintenance, septic tank emptying, and pump house electricity supply.

Please contact us on 01586 553737 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

Stewart Balfour & Sutherland endeavour to maintain accurate depictions of properties in Virtual Tours, Floor Plans and descriptions, however, these are intended only as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection.

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