Make for the isles
HOUSE hunters looking to escape the norm for a change of pace and lifestyle might want to check out Northbay House, a former Victorian school and schoolhouse on the Island of Barra currently operating as a successful bed and breakfast business with separate self-catering unit.
Modernised and upgraded, Northbay is the top-rated B&B business on the island, however the property could easily be adapted to extend the self-catering or incorporate a granny flat.
The layout is presently configured as a living/dining room, kitchen, study and two guest bedrooms on the ground floor, with master bedroom, bathroom and three further bedrooms on the first floor.
The self-catering accommodation has a separate entrance and comprises ground floor living room and en suite bedroom, with a second sitting room and en-suite bedroom upstairs.
Barra is famed for its lochs, hills and beaches (the plane lands on the beach, a flight I can thoroughly recommend).
Details from Inverness-based estate agent Bell Ingram, which is seeking offers in the region of £380,000.
JUST THE BUSINESS: Change the pace of life by running this B&B in Barra.
ALL INCLUSIVE: As well as the B&B there is also separate self-catering accommodation.