House plot for sale with planning permission in principle.
The building plot for sale is 1.5 – 2 acres, possibly more, at Rubha Phoil, Armadale Pier, Ardvasar, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RS.
Plot is estimated to be worth £140,000. Yet unusual offers over £50,000 are invited!
If you do not have enough money, but have other assets such as useful skills to offer to the community, other options are also available. Simply, let us know your dreams and make us an offer we can’t refuse. We are especially keen to hear from food growers who dream of a CSA or running a shop.
(If you don’t have any funds, but want to explore other options to join the community, look here.)
More about the plot:
The plot for sale has been granted planning permission in principle for a 3-4 bedroom eco-friendly family home. Planning permission in principle means that there is permission for a house, but that the technical details: the layout, design or finish of any building, still need to be applied for. You can find out more about this legislation here. Whilst there are some restrictions on what it is allowed to look like, the permission gives you the freedom to design your own home.
There is no time limit for it to be finished, but you do have to submit your design, paperwork and conditions and get the works started within 3 years. We are also offering the possibility to live in our house that is for rent or in a caravan or self-build while taking your time to build your actual house.
More about the location
Located on a beautiful peninsula of 15 acres, the site has an unusually rich ecosystem with an amazing biodiversity of birds, otters, seals and other wildlife. With stunning views to the ancient Ardvasar harbour and our own Eilean Sgorach, the site offers a truly unique and special location. To the South, across the sea, lies the beautiful remote islands of Canna, Eigg and Ardnamurchan.
The local community is friendly and welcoming. Local amenities include a well-stocked shop, post office, garage, hotel and pub. Throughout the year, there are also regular local cultural events ranging from art talks and craft events to wildlife walks and stargazing. Several nearby communities, namely Broadford and Portree, offer additional amenities, including medical centres and a hospital with an A&E department.
The village is served by a high-quality primary school which teaches in Gaelic and a Gaelic Nursery. The famous Gaelic College, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, is also nearby offering a range of Further and Higher education programmes. Access to Rubha Phoil is very convenient with a 30-minute ferry service to Mallaig, on the mainland. Mallaig train station then connects directly to Fort William and Glasgow. The ferry also permits vehicles. Alternatively, vehicular access is via the ridge to Kyle of Lochalsh. Local and intercity bus services to the mainland are also available.
Creative offers are invited.
Viewing by appointment only!
We are hoping to find buyers who want to become active members of our nature-based permaculture community so we recommend that you take a look at the application form here. If you are hoping to buy a second home or holiday home, let’s not waste each other’s time.
Just to recap – this wonderful opportunity enables you to
– build your own eco-friendly home in a truly unique and special location
– rent a home to live in whilst building your home and business
– join our nature-based permaculture community
– work with us to reach an optimal level of self-sufficiency, growing our own food, generating our own power, and ultimately creating a new regenerative culture….
– access opportunities to make a living and fulfil your dreams of a richer, more sustainable lifestyle
– organise nature activities, grow and sell food, manage a shop, teach workshops, create a forest home school, … the opportunities are only limited by the imagination.
Are you the family?
We are hoping to find a family who want to grow vegetables for the Rubha Phoil community, and in time, provide for the cafe we plan to open and to sell in our community shop.
We already have a functioning polytunnel, a second one ready to be put up, an aquaponics system, trained ducks to do slug hunting for you, a well-established productive composting system, a small orchard, a medicinal herb selection and the start of a forest garden. There is expertise available to support you and train you if you want it.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Viewing by appointment only.
Where is it?
The plot is located on Rubha Phoil, a peninsula in the South of the Isle of Skye.
Can I see the full plans?
Plans and responses from the planning application can be seen here:
Can I buy more land outside the building plot?
Maybe – the peninsula is 15 acres in total. Most of it will be managed by the community that you can join. So, if you want to use more land for other reasons, that could be possible with the consent of the community. Please be advised that due to ecosystem management issues, there is no space on this peninsula for larger animals like horses, sheep, goats, cows, or free-range cats and dogs.
You have a no dog policy on Rubha Phoil, can we have pets?
This would be your home and your land. We do not wish to have power over what you do on your land and in your home.
We are looking for people with a heart for wildlife, so we would hope that you would integrate your pets well with your surroundings.
To make an offer or to ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Viewing by appointment only please. Please note that there is CCTV on the property to protect our ducks and monitor our ‘deer noise traps’.