If you have grown tired of run of the mill modern conversions, you will absolutely love the unique nature of Old Ferry House. Original artworks, sculpture and a homely style of furnishing and finishing touches make this a delightful property in which to relax and unwind. And where better to do it than in a secluded spot right beside the sea at Grasspoint, one of the island’s most picturesque locations?
Old Ferry House is a holiday home that combines a sublime location beside the sea at Grasspoint with an interior that has been curated with a distinctive style, and celebrates both the coastal setting and rich history of this house. The result is a holiday home that welcomes guests in comfort and invites them to relax, while reminding them that they are staying somewhere seriously special. The glimpse of an eagle out the window, or deer roaming by, certainly adds to that feeling.
The entrance to the property leads to a heated porch with plenty of space for coats and boots - perfect for lovers of the outdoors, with space to hang the waterproofs too. This leads through to the utility area with more hanging space, a basin, washing machine and dryer. A modern and well-appointed bathroom adjoins the utility room with a shower unit, basin and w.c.
The ground floor of Old Ferry House contains all the living accommodation, which spans a dining room, library, sitting room and kitchen. The bedrooms are all found on the upper two floors.
The dining room is a beautiful semi open-plan room with an oak framed archway that leads through to the main hall and stairs. Comfortable seating, impressive artwork and an open fire and piano make this a superb space for dining, drinks and chatter – everything you want for an evening on holiday.
Across the hall is the main sitting room, which features dual aspect windows that overlook the hills and sea that surround the house. Comfortable seating is provided along with a selection of games to enjoy, housed in the coffee table. A wood-burner adds a cosy glow, and the eclectic mix of fabrics and ornamentation gives the room a wonderful atmosphere, if you can take your eyes off those views.
Next to this living room is the library, which has a superb range of books. This is a great space to get some quiet time with a good read, or to use as a study area to catch up with emails (a desk is provided). There’s also a wood burning stove in this room and three windows with amazing sea views – there can be few better offices than this!
To the rear of the house is the kitchen, breakfast table and seating area. This room has a real wow factor! The beautifully appointed kitchen will be much appreciated by any home cook, with a wide range of quality Le Cruset cookware, sharp knives, cookbooks and baking equipment. A very large chopping block provides inspiration to get started! There’s plenty of counter space and a modern Aga, as well as an electric oven and two electric hob plates.
A large breakfast/lunch table sits centrally in the room with a couple of armchairs at the far end by the open fire, perfectly placed to enjoy the stunning sea views. They also ensure that cooking becomes a sociable activity – something the chefs of the family or group will appreciate. Two external doors lead directly outside to both sides of the house.
Upstairs is the master ensuite double bedroom. This huge room has fantastic views over the sea, its own seating area, lots of storage space and even its own wood burning stove. The ensuite bathroom is a gorgeous pink colour, with a bath, basin and w.c. Adjoining this room is another bathroom with a large shower unit and basin.
A second double is situated to the front of the house. This is another spacious room with great views, storage for belongings, a dressing table and basin and mirror provided. A fourth bathroom sits next to this room with its own basin, w.c. and bath.
A twin bedroom is also located on this floor and is again another large room with great sea views and fine artwork. On the top floor you will find a further two twin bedrooms, with coombed ceilings and velux windows. A fifth bathroom is located on this floor between the two twin rooms and has a bath, basin and w.c. With a wonderful mix of character features and sea views making each bedroom lovely in its own unique way, every member of the family or group will be delighted with their stay.
Old Ferry House has a most enviable of locations and houses this close to the sea are rare indeed. The land around Old Ferry House is renowned for its wildlife and is partly designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. White-tailed sea eagles, hen harriers and short-eared owls are some of the birds to look out for, and red deer often roam the flats close to the house alongside the highland cattle. You can walk along the coast in either direction whilst looking out for otters, porpoises and dolphins.
Grasspoint is also home to Grasspoint Cottage, the only other property within sight, sleeping two. This little crofter's cottage can be hired in conjunction with the main house, but they are far enough apart so guests enjoy privacy at each.
Kitchen: Open plan kitchen with fridge freezer, electric cooker, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, microwave. Breakfast table for six and armchairs in seating area.
Living Room: Comfortable living room with comfortable sofas and wood burning stove.
Dining Room: Lovely dining room that is open plan with the entrance hall and stairs.
Library: Separate cosy library area. Filled with books and useful desk space. Wood burning stove.
Bedrooms: Two doubles (with king sized beds on first floor); one twin bedroom (on the first floor) and two further attic twin rooms with coombed ceilings on the third floor (smaller rooms - great for children).
Bathrooms: The house has five bathrooms. One on the ground floor shower unit, basin and w.c.. Three on the first floor - an en-suite to the master with bath, basin and w.c; one with shower unit and basin and a further bathroom with bath, basin and w.c. The final bathroom is on the top floor between the twin rooms with bath (shower mixer on taps), basin and w.c.
Woodburning Stove: There is a basket of logs provided on arrival with more logs available free of charge (information in the house when you arrive).
Porch and Utility Room: Porch with coat hooks and space for boots. Utility with washing machine and dryer.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen is provided (please bring your own towels).
More at this Property: Wireless internet access. Electric storage heaters.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.