IF you’re looking for idyllic island living, a croft is now up for grabs on Eriskay.

With an architect-designed house together with approximately 6.25 ha of owner-occupied croft land, Carrick is situated on Eriskay, a naturally beautiful hilly island in the Outer Hebrides which is around three miles long and 1.5 miles wide. On the market with Bell Ingram, it has untouched sandy beaches, and crystal clear waters. There is a ferry to the Isle of Barra and the island is connected to South Uist by a causeway.

South Uist has white powder beaches to the west and heather uplands dominated by Beinn Mhòr to the east. The 20 miles of machair that runs alongside the sand dunes provide a marvellous habitat for the rare Corncrake. Golden Eagles, Red Grouse and Red Deer can be seen on the mountain’s slopes to the east.

Carrick is a modern property clad with sustainably sourced Scottish larch and finished to the highest standard set in the most enviable waterside location on the island of Eriskay where property is rarely available. The house and all outbuildings are designed to harmonize with the vernacular architecture of the islands.

It is being sold together with Croft 11 Bun A Mhullin which runs from the shore up to the ramparts of Beinn Sgiathan, the highest summit of Eriskay, with extraordinary panoramic views of the Hebrides, with mountains, shore and seas abundant with wildlife.

The Byre stands beside a private track leading from the road to the shore, and is at present fitted with manger and troughs for sheep but was until recently used for housing about 80 chickens to ‘free range’ standards and could easily be re-equipped for poultry. There’s lighting and power sockets installed to both inside and out, and there is also a mains water supply.

The ‘Boatshed’ is situated just beside and above the shore, measuring approximately 12m x 6m and of very robust construction. Access is by pedestrian side door and a 3m x 3m electric sectional door. There’s electric lighting and power installed and a mains water supply and provision for drainage, making the building a very attractive proposition for conversion to self-catering accommodation or an annex to the main house (subject to necessary consents).

The croft store is extremely useful for materials and equipment needed for the croft, and as a workshop. Measuring approximately 10.5m x 5m overall, it has electric power and light and a vestibule with WC and hand wash basin. The store is conveniently close to both the house and the road, making it an ideal spot for a small studio, craft shop or similar enterprise (subject to necessary consents).