For Sale: Former Islay Schoolhouse

Islay School House is up for sale

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Argyll and Bute Council is looking for a buyer for the former Port Ellen Schoolhouse on Islay.

Close to Port Ellen Primary School, the property is for sale at offers over £95,000 and will appeal to buyers keen on a renovation project.

Built in 1965, the schoolhouse is a single storey, detached four-bedroom bungalow with a internal area of 118 m2 and private off-road parking.

Port Ellen is the second largest town on Islay after Bowmore and amenities include a supermarket, hotels, restaurants, bistro and pubs as well as its three world famous whisky distilleries – Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.

Alongside beautiful scenery and wildlife and its appeal for lovers of Scotland’s national drink, Islay offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits and cultural activities.

The island is a popular choice for golf, cycling, fishing, horseriding and hillwalking and plays host to a variety of annual events including a jazz festival, a rugby festival and the Islay Festival of Malt and Music.

It is also home to a number of successful hand craft businesses including Persabus Pottery, Islay Woollen Mill and Islay Quilters as well as the island’s only brewery.

Due to the current Covid restrictions, viewings for the property are being carried out online –  a ‘Virtual Tour’ is available at

The Council are seeking expressions of interest which should include the prospective purchaser’s contact information and an outline of their proposed development. Full details are available at the above link.

Councillor Alastair Redman, Policy Lead of Business, Regeneration and Commercial Development, who also lives on the island, said: ‘The lifestyle on Islay epitomises everything that is good about Argyll and Bute with easy access to the mainland for those who want to enjoy what the area has to offer.

‘There is a genuine community feel about the island and a real sense that people enjoy a good work/life balance, all of which is complemented by excellent schools, great amenities and a rich cultural and leisure appeal.’


Caption: Islay School House is up for sale