AS locations go, Knoydart is one of the most remote parts of Scotland, cut off as it is from the UK mainland road network and accessible only by boat or on foot – but then, the rugged and remote landscape is one of the area’s main attractions, with four Munros and numerous Corbetts within the Knoydart boundary.
Number 2 Doune is one of four private houses overlooking Doune Bay on the Knoydart peninsula, a location nestled into the hillside that provides breath-taking views over the sheltered bay and the Sound of Sleat to the Cuillin mountains at the southern end of the Isle of Skye.
The house was built in 1997 using natural materials – and outer walls that utilise recycled Glasgow street cobbles (some of which still have remnants of yellow paint indicative of previous parking constraints). Designed to blend into the natural landscape, the house is highly energy efficient with solar panels, generator with battery bank and invertors and solar gain provided by extensive use of glass at the front of the house.
Astonishingly, the community here has 4G mobile phone connectivity, landline and superfast broadband via a microwave link to Skye. The accommodation comprises ground floor sunroom, sitting room, dining kitchen with cold store and utility room, cloakroom, three bedrooms and shower room. The garden ground extends to around two acres and is fully enclosed at the rear. Two poly tunnels provide fruit and veg all year round.
Doune is formed as a co-operative – all house owners are members of the Doune Association allowing equal access for each member to the commercial-sized boatshed, slipway and pier suitable for both large and small private craft. Offers over £365,000 are invited by McEwan Fraser Legal.