- Updated On:
- November 10, 2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen to purchase the tenancy of Croft 13 Breanish, Uig, on the West Side of the Isle of Lewis: extending to approximately 1.92 hectares. The Parish of Uig is steeped in local history, and is an area of outstanding natural beauty, The village of Breanish is a very old township, and was never cleared of its people, unlike the neighbouring area of Mealista, which was forcibly cleared of its people, in 1838. The remaining, empty ruins of it’s houses stand as a silent testimony to the anguish of its past inhabitants who were scattered to the four winds; many ending up in the Eastern townships of Quebec, in far-off Canada. Mealista , which is a ten minute walk from Breanish, boasts a dizzyingly beautiful beach, where curious seals, Orcas, Dolphins, and porpoises can be seen; plus a slipway at the end of the road.
The mysterious Tigh Na Cailleachan Dubha, which is reputed to be the site of a medieval nunnery, nestles by the second beach in Mealista. The entire landscape of Breanish is one of uninterrupted skyline, with breath-taking beauty of turquoise coastlines, majestic hills, moor, and grassland. There is great potential for all outdoor pursuits, including, walking, bird spotting, (including Golden Eagles), photography, boating, fishing, both sea and freshwater, plus Red Deer, and Otters, which can be sighted on a regular basis. The Croft offers the potential for a variety of agricultural uses, with good arable, fertile land, plus excellent grazing for livestock; with the bonus of stunning views of St Kilda on a fine day, and the Flannan Isles on most days. There are ideal sites for a dwelling house, with all services nearby. There are local amenities in the area, with a primary school, community shop with petrol pumps and Post Office, doctors surgery, community centre, visitor centre / museum with cafe, local restaurant, Churches, and pier. The main town of Stornoway lies 44 miles away, and has all amenities and services
Sale of Croft Tenancy is subject to Crofting Commission approval