Peace, seclusion, and one of the most dramatic coastal settings in Scotland are the real deal with No. 15A Valtos, a striking contemporary, energy-efficient home on the west coast of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

Designed by award-winning Porteous Architecture, the one/two-bedroomed house features clean lines, Siberian larch-clad galvanised steel exterior, and a living roof, which combine to blend perfectly with its spectacular setting, positioned above the shoreline and with stunning views over the West Loch Roag archipelago to the Atlantic Ocean.


Inside, extensive use of glass fills the house with natural light whilst also extending the sense of space into the landscape – and with high levels of insulation, triple glazing, air source heat pump, and an orientation designed to maximise solar gain, 15A Valtos is a wonderfully cosy, energy-efficient home. A covered entrance leads into a reception hall fitted with a wall of storage.

Off the hall is a double bedroom with full-width fitted wardrobes and adjoining en suite shower room – the latter also accessible from the hall. To the rear, the open plan 39ft living/ dining room and fitted/integrated kitchen is the main event, with its loch and island views and sliding doors opening to a decked balcony.


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The present owner has a partly screened platform at one end of the room which is currently being used as an office/ second bedroom. Approached from the single-track public road, the property occupies a half-acre plot incorporating a driveway and parking area, and garden comprising mainly rough grass interspersed with young broadleaf trees and colourful mixed beds. There is also a separate, 12ft double-glazed garden studio with living roof and electric heating.


The location is spectacular. West Loch Roag has sheltered anchorages and the pier and harbour are within walking distance of the house. Pabay Island, with its caves and sheltered, white sandy beaches, can be reached by boat and kayak – and nearby Timsgarry, overlooking Uig Sands, has a village shop, fuel station, primary school, and community centre. Stornoway, around a forty-minute drive, offers a range of shops and facilities including a ferry terminal with daily sailings to Ullapool, and an airport with regular flights to the mainland.

Offers over £300,000 are invited by Galbraith’s Inverness office.