The house

Layout

The house is built as two larch-clad longhouses joined by a central corridor. Living areas, comprising kitchen, dining and living rooms, are placed in one longhouse facing the sea while the three bedrooms and two bathrooms are tucked away behind in the second, slightly lower longhouse. This configuration maximizes the views during the day and affords the sleeping areas with shelter from the dominant winds.

The entrance hall and study are situated in the central corridor.

Two large wooden decks, each with table and seating for six, are situated by the kitchen and living room and benefit from shelter walls to extend the outdoor season. A smaller deck is accessible from the dining room.

Heating and hot water is provided by an air source heat pump heating the whole house by under floor heating. The living room, the bedrooms and the study are oak-floored, while the kitchen, dining room, bathrooms and entrance are tiled.

The whole house is without steps or split-levels and is accessible for guests with mobility impairment.

A large shed is used to store firewood, bikes and other gear. Three cars can easily park off-road.

Accommodation and equipment

In the living room, armchairs and three-seater sofas look out on the views through large windows or turn in to the log-burning stove or TV and hi-fi system. A log-burning stove can be used for back-up heating or atmosphere.

The large dining table seats six with ease.

From the modern white kitchen, which is fully equipped to the highest standard, a panoramic window looks down the fields over the small, uninhabited islands in Loch Bay. The kitchen is equipped with oven, microwave oven and induction hob. A boiling water tap provides instant hot water for tea, pasta cooking etc.

There are three vaulted ceiling bedrooms, of which one is a double (180×200) and two can be made up as twin (2 x 90×200) or double (1 x 180×200) on request. All beds are medium hard and equipped with non-allergy bedding and quality linen and cotton bed linen.

A separate utility room houses large capacity washing and drying machines as well as ironing facilities.

Bed linen, bathroom and kitchen linen is washed using non-allergenic and environmentally friendly washing powder. The house is cleaned using non-allergenic and environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Entertainment

Audio-visual entertainment is provided by Satellite and Internet connected TV, Hi-Fi, Blu-Ray, iPod docks and Wii. Some books, magazines, maps, video and music discs as well as card/board games are also provided.

Communications

The small study is equipped with a broadband connected PC and mono laser printer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house as well as on the decks. Mobile phone reception in the house can be variable in quality. A phone is available for receiving and making calls. Internet communications are available either through the house PC or Wi-Fi connected devices. Adapter plugs for Continental electrical appliances are supplied.

Bikes/gear

Four mountain bikes are left in the shed and may be used by guests. There is plenty of room for other gear.