Sue and I have agreed that it is time to reduce our workload. I am 66 now, and would quite like to take semi-retirement from my job of managing our holiday cottages. We once had four holiday lets. We currently have three, but by selling Rowan, we will be down to two – which we think will be manageable by us for the foreseeable future.
Our plan is to use the proceeds from the sale to buy a modern bungalow in
Inverness which we will
long-let through a management company. The management company will do all the
work, and we will get a regular income from the rent – albeit a good deal less
than a holiday let might achieve…
A big bonus of selling Rowan will be to reduce the miles we travel to service our properties. The biggest mistake we made when we started our holiday cottage rental business was to buy cottages that were scattered across the island – it is nearly an hour’s drive each way from our home to Rowan, and that’s an awful lot of driving just to mow the lawn!
Rowan Cottage was the first property we bought on Skye, fourteen years ago. It is a lovely little cottage, snuggled down on the shore above a sea loch, with a wonderful view to the nearby
and also to the mainland. The cottage has been a very popular holiday let. Some
of our regular visitors will be very sorry to see it sold – though it well may pass
on to an owner who will continue to offer the cottage on the holiday rental
market. island of Scalpay
The cottage is being marketed through Re/Max Skye, and is available for offers over £185,000. To see the details - click this link .