Photos © Linda McCartney
In a stunning piece of reverse migration Mom and Pops The Croft are abandoning the islands for sunnier English climes.
So this gives rise to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a historic building with a rich association with The Croft himself. It is likely a blue plaque of some description will be placed on the wall to mark the fact that I did indeed spend time within.
I’m quite sad in a way that they’re moving, it will be strange going home to Lewis and them not being there. But southernly grandkids exert a greater pull and hopefully one day they’ll be back.
For sale! One five bedroomed croft house in the fair village of Tong. Wonderful uninterrupted views over Broad Bay and several other crofts towards the shore. Easy commute from the metropolis of Stornoway but just a few minutes drive from the grand beaches of Gress and Garry. Perfect for dog walking, their collie Mac will miss the water…
Nice big open plan living room and dining room with open coal/peat fire, fully fitted kitchen (with good views while doing the dishes), double bedroom, bathroom and study downstairs off a wooden floored hallway. Upstairs three bedrooms including master bedroom with more awesome views in the morning. Oh, and a shower room too.
Connected to the house is a large garage with utility room for all that dirty croft work and there’s a solid, ready to convert byre/outhouse outside just begging to be made into a studio, workshop, craft store or granny house. There’s also plenty room for polytunnels, veg patch, chicken and/or pig pens etc.
The associated croftland itself isn’t included in the sale but can be looked at seperately. Perfect for a little livestock raising if you wanted to.
There’s a school nearby, a strong local community with lots of events at the nearby hall and the Highland games are held annually just across the road.
If you fancy having a nosey you can do so via the power of the interweb at Western Isles Property and if you know anyone thinking about making a move send them this way…
The Croft is now geared for pleasant viewing on iPads should you have one.
Leah Fusco recently graduated from the Royal College of Art and continues her practice as an image-maker through illustration, painting and moving image. Her work explores landscape and culture, with a focus on the relationship between past and present. She is also a lecturer at University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone.