LONGFIELD HOUSE ****
You can use Google Street View to see the house and get a 360 degree view; enter PA61 7YR and then reduce the map imagery by one step to reveal it. Then, move the yellow man so that his circular footprint is over the tiny junction where the ring-road comes closest to the west coast. It is a pity the tide is out but it is quite good fun. Longfield is the big house set back in its own grounds.
Longfield House is in the centre of this picture, with Port Mor to the left and raised beaches to the right. The house faces the open Atlantic and just beyond An Rubha ("The Point") one can see the waves breaking over the reefs beyond Carraig Chatan ("St. Catan's Fishing Rock").
In this view, Longfield House nestles below the impressive bulk of Meall a' Chaise; Dun Meadhonach, the ancestral home of Clan Currie, is close at hand, as is Tobar Chatain ("St. Catan's Well) and there is a challenging ancient pathway through the hills to Scalasaig.
Longfield House, a family home overlooking Port Mór
This three-bedroomed property is ideal for couples or for an extended family. It is particularly suitable for anyone with a mobility problem as there is an en-suite double bedroom on the ground floor as well as upstairs bedrooms. Longfield is furnished, equipped and intended for sensitive occupation by caring tenants. Full WiFi Broadband provided.
Longfield House has outstanding seaviews and enjoys amazing sunsets - it also affords remarkable opportunities for the natural historian. It is only 100 metres from Port Mór, which is one of the most reliable otter haunts in the island; with average-strength binoculars one can easily view their activities from the sitting-room windows. It is extremely convenient for walks to the sea-cliffs (which host the largest sea-bird breeding colony in the southern Hebrides), for the Golf Course, for trout-fishing in Loch Fada and for walks to the Grey Atlantic Seal colonies in Ardskenish.
Sitting Room, Dining Room, fully-equipped Kitchen, Utility Room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite).
Kitchen equipment: Gas hob, double electric oven, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
The sleeping accommodation comprises one ground-floor double-bedroom with en suite shower/w.c., plus a double-bedroom, twin-bedded room and family bathroom upstairs.
Secluded walled and very sheltered private garden catching full sun, fronted by an extensive grassy paddock, with open aspect and seaviews.
This modern and fully-equipped house is heavily insulated and designed for sabbatical and study use as well as family holidays. Out of season, it is an ideal base for botanists, geologists and ornithologists.
Port Mór is on the west side of Colonsay, facing onto the open Atlantic, with distant views of Dubh Hirteach Lighthouse and the Torran Rocks. It shelters the occasional yacht in settled weather and is a favoured haunt of a wide variety of sea-birds - shelduck, greylag geese, barnacle geese, guillemots, herons and oystercatchers. The shoreline is girdled by a series of imposing raised-beaches, backed by dramatic inland cliffs - expect to notice redthroated diver, curlew, plover, peregrine falcon, chough and corncrake. There is very easy walking to be enjoyed at Machrins and Ardskenish, with the option of more challenging terrain along the cliffs or in the inland hills.
This property is ideal for couples, families and also three-generation holidays; it has the benefit of a double-bedded en suite bedroom on the ground floor, as well as upstairs accommodation. Please note that very young children will need to be supervised - the design of the building and many elements of the furniture and fittings are not child-proof.
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Contact: Kevin and Christa Byrne Tel: 01951 200320
K & C Byrne Partnership, Homefield, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll PA61 7YR
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