ABOUT THE OLD CHURCH
The Old Church at Torrin, built around 100 years ago, was converted in 1992 to provide a spacious family home whilst retaining the feel of a traditional island house. The result is a cottage with a wealth of character, original features, and awe-inspiring views.
THE BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS
The Old Church comfortably accommodates up to eight people in four double bedrooms, each having the privacy and convenience of its own newly refurbished bathroom. All the bathrooms have been fitted with beautiful Heritage Bathroom suites. The master bedroom boasts an en suite with Jacuzzi bath and luxury pumped shower, whilst the other bathrooms have been fitted with Mira power showers. The master bedroom and the two twin rooms are located on the first floor, the second double room with en suite is conveniently located on the ground floor.
The solid wood, fully fitted kitchen has been equipped with everything guests could want, from cast iron casseroles and frying pans, to good quality chefs’ knives and even a dishwasher so nobody’s tied to the kitchen sink. The oil-fired Rayburn provides a constant supply of hot water as well as giving visitors the pleasure of using a traditional oven without the hard work of stocking it with coal every morning (central heating throughout ensures the cottage is cosy and welcoming throughout the year). The kitchen is also equipped with a separate convection oven / microwave and a large larder style fridge.
The washing machine, tumble dryer and large freezer are all to be found in the separate utility room which has access to the rear of the house where there is a washing line. The utility is also stocked with an iron and ironing board.
The spacious front entrance hall has plenty of room for storing and changing into outdoor gear. The downstairs cloakroom is also located here.
The family dining hall, with its large hand crafted table, is an excellent setting for eating and entertaining.
Whilst most rooms in The Old Church boast fantastic views, it is the sitting room that has the finest, with a large picture window giving uninterrupted views of the world famous Blaven Ridge. The sitting room has large comfortable sofas, a real flame wood burner style stove, a good quality CD system, with usb connection for your mp3 – don’t forget the lead!, a LCD satellite TV and a DVD player. A selection of CDs and DVDs are provided but guests are welcome to bring along their favourites. The Old Church also has a selection of maps and guide books as well as a good collection of novels and board games. The living room has the same antique floorboards used to great effect throughout the ground floor.
There is a separate reading room which also has comfortable seating. This provides a second cosy area to read and relax in or simply reflect on days past and those to come.
Possibly the best view of Blaven on the whole island can be seen from the large decked area which runs along the entire front of the cottage. There is plenty of seating, a large table and a BBQ so whether it’s a morning coffee, an evening glass of wine or a full BBQ you want you can enjoy it accompanied by these stunning views.
The Old Church has a securely fenced garden making it safe for children. There is off road parking to the front of the property.
AT A GLANCE:
- A secluded location in Torrin
- Stunning views of Blaven and the Cuillins
- Accommodates 8 people
- 4 double bedrooms, each with bathroom
- Ground floor double bedroom with en suite bathroom.
- Oil-fired Rayburn provides hot water, oven and stove
- Full central heating
- Well-equipped kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, and microwave
- Separate fridge and freezer
- Iron and ironing board
- Family Dining Hall
- Sitting room with picture window and stunning views and separate cosy reading room.
- DVD player, CD player and satellite TV
- A cot, high chair and baby gates are available upon request.
- Towels, bed linen and fuel are included in the bill.
- Fenced garden
- Decking with table, chairs and barbecue
- Off-road parking
- Two well behaved dogs welcome
- Broadford, with supermarket, post office and restaurants – 6 miles