Ial na Mara, Gaelic for ’a glint of sunshine by the sea’, occupies a picture book setting on the shores of Loch Alsh and within sight of the famous Eilean Donan Castle. With spectacular sea views from its large picture windows it drinks in the amazing surroundings from every aspect. The house itself complements the stunning scenery. It is light, bright and modern and exceptionally spacious and the seaward glass walls maximise the incredible views.
The large living space on the ground floor is open plan. With hardwood floors throughout the under floor heating it proffers an air of luxury; the red enamel wood burning stove in the main lounge ensures a warm cosy ambience. The large country kitchen is well equipped and the heavy, solid wood dining table for eight makes this an ideal house for two families or larger groups. A special feature of the property is the glass fronted sun lounge, with patio doors opening onto the meadow garden that meanders down to the water’s edge. Soft leather furniture makes this a welcoming spot to sit and enjoy the amazing views of sea and mountains. This room can transform at night into a full home cinema, with a 4.5 metre projected screen and an advanced surround sound system. There is a library of Blu-Ray discs left in the house.
Upstairs the master bedroom is unique and breathtaking. A floor to ceiling glass wall enables the sea and mountain views to be enjoyed from the comfort of the king size bed. The en suite bathroom has a hugh double ended bath and a double headed power shower. Bedroom two is large and has a vintage iron double bed, a unique round window, as well as windows to the fields at the front. Bedroom three has sea views and windows on three sides. It has four single beds that can be combined into doubles if required. The upstairs family bathroom has a large luxurious power shower and houses the laundry facilities.
Ground Floor: Property has electric under floor heating and comprises:
Spacious open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, satellite Freeview TV, DVD, radio/CD, Wi-fi
Kitchen/Dining Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher; large dining table and chairs to seat 8
Sun Lounge: With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the sea loch. This room doubles as a cinema room with screen, large projector, blu-ray surround sound. Selection of DVDs
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin
First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and TV with stunning floor to ceiling views across the sea and en suite facilities with large bath, double shower, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With double bed
Bedroom 3: With four single beds which can be pushed together to make two x large double beds
Bathroom: With large shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, bidet, washing machine and tumble dryer
All electricity, bed linen and a small selection of hand towels included (Guests must bring their own bath towels). First supply of fuel for wood burning stove provided. Cot and high chair available. 2 dogs welcomeOpen meadow/grass area leading directly down to shoreline with rocks and access to the sea. Off road parking for 3 cars.