This remote Scottish property called The Shed is for sale at £545k

In-shed-ible! Remote timber-clad house for sale on Isle of Skye nicknamed ‘The Shed’ has a price tag of more than HALF A MILLION pounds

  • The Shed has four bedrooms and is on the market with an asking price of £545,000 
  • It was designed by architect Mary Arnold-Foster for her own use
  • It is in a magical position overlooking Loch Eishort on Scotland’s Isle of Skye 

It may be clad in timber and called The Shed, but this property is more than just your typical garden structure.

It is a four-bedroom home with an asking price of more than half a million pounds.

Designed by architect Mary Arnold-Foster for her own use, it occupies a magical and remote position overlooking Loch Eishort on the southern tip of the Scottish island of Skye.

Shed good: The house is being sold by estate agents The Modern House and has an asking price of £545,000

The Shed is on the part of the island known as The Sleat – the garden of Skye – surrounded by woodland and against the backdrop of The Cullin rocky mountain range.

It was built 10 years ago and is currently on the market with an asking price of £545,000.

Some may be alarmed at the price-tag given it is nearly triple the average £190,000 value of a property in Scotland, according to property website Zoopla.

Large doors in the living area give spectacular views of the surrounding countryside

The unique property was designed by architect Mary Arnold-Foster for her own use

A bathroom with a view! Every room has been designed to capture the surrounding landscape

But buying agent Henry Pryor describes The Shed as a beautiful executed Scottish gem.

He said: ‘”Don’t judge a book by the cover” might equally apply to those looking at many of the nation’s 27million homes. 


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‘Lots of people outside the M25 would be incredulous if you suggested that someone should pay half a million pounds to live in a converted garage or stable let alone a couple of million to live in an old mews house. 

‘Who would live in something that looks like a warehouse – yet in Hoxton or Southwark they are all the rage.

‘One of the best bits of my job is seeing the spectacular variety of what Brits call “home”. 

‘Ex-lifeboat stations, The Old Piggeries, converted fall-out shelters are not forced into homes, people pay money for the privilege of owning them.

‘This Scottish gem has been carefully planned, beautifully executed and for some lucky buyer will be home. 

‘Like a picture that captures the soul, this home will snare someone’s heart and they will empty their pockets for the chance to own it.’

There are two floors with the open-plan living area occupying most of the ground floor.

This area includes a kitchen, dining table and a seating area focused around a wood-burning stove. 

The property is called The Shed, with its exterior being clad in timber

In the extra living space on the first floor, there is a picture window that frames the landscape

The property has been ‘carefully planned and executed’, according to property experts

The west-facing decking area in the garden is accessible from the main living area

Double sliding doors in the main living area open to the west-facing deck and garden with views of the water. 

Three of the four bedrooms are on also on the ground floor, including two twin bedrooms and a double bedroom.

The decking area is covered to help to protect against the sunshine during the summer

The Shed is on the part of the island known as The Sleat – the garden of Skye – and is surrounded by woodland

Underfloor heating throughout the house and a wood-burner keep the house warm

The wood-burning stove has a flue that rises centrally through the upper-floor landing

The open-plan living area includes a kitchen, dining table and a seating area

On the first floor, there is a larger living room at one end with a so-called picture window, which frames the beautiful hills behind the house.

The Shed has underfloor heating throughout, with the only other source of heating being the wood-burning stove that has a flue rising centrally through the upper-floor landing.

The property is currently run as self-catering holiday accommodation that sleeps up to eight people, with prices starting from £900 a week.

Different textures throughout the property include wood flooring and a concrete fire surround

A unique workplace: Even the study comes with a magnificent view of the Isle of Skye

There are four large bedrooms, including this double version on the first floor

The freehold property enjoys a magical position in Tokavaig on the Isle of Skye 

Modern House, the estate agent handling the sale, described the property’s location as a ‘world class’ destination for walkers and climbers due to The Kintail hills, Cuillin Range and The Trotternish Ridge being on the doorstep.

The Cullin Range reportedly has a dozen peaks above 3,000 ft for experienced climbers.

The agent went on to say: ‘Skye is an inspiring wilderness surrounded by stunning landscapes, and an extraordinary place for wildlife watching.

‘Otters, seals, whales, dolphins and red deer, among others, roan wild in and around the island.’

The Shed comes with its own garden with raised beds and views of the moutains

Three bedrooms – including this twin version – are on the ground floor of the property

The house is currently used as a self-catering holiday let, with rents starting at £900 a week


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