An Sìthean (pronounced An She-an) is built on the site of a traditional cottage that was occupied until the mid 1900s, before falling into disrepair. Its name was “Taigh an t’Sìthean” which means “House on the hill of the little people”. Today’s An Sìthean is a complete new build in the style of a traditional black top with the archetypal thick sloped walls and rounded roof.
The front door opens into a porch with plenty of space for coats and walking boots. This opens to a large hall granting access to the rest of the house.
An Sìthean incorporates a spacious living room with wood burning stove and uninterrupted views across the island. There are plenty of comfortable chairs for your whole party to relax in. There is a good selection of books, puzzles, and DVDs for the occasional rainy day. The entertainment system is equipped with Blu-ray player and Youview catch-up box. French windows open on to wooden decking that stretches the length of the house, perfect for enjoying views of the sun setting over Tiree.
An Sìthean’s kitchen diner is spacious and light, and features a solid wood dining table that can seat up to 8 people. The kitchen area is modern and well equipped, containing a large fridge freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is plenty of crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans to enable you to prepare food with ease.
The spacious and sunny master bedroom with king size bed comes with a large en-suite bathroom with mixer shower over a bath, plenty of wardrobe space, and french doors that open out onto the wooden decking area. Wake up in the morning to uninterrupted views of Tiree, and watch the birds, hares and livestock.
2 x Twin Bedrooms
An Sìthean features two upstairs twin rooms with dual aspect views. Both rooms are well lit and comfortable, equipped with chest of drawers and built in wardrobe. There is easy access to a shower room situated between the bedrooms; a second shower room can be found just at the bottom of the stairs for peak bathroom usage times. The beds in one room can be converted to a super king size on request. A hairdryer can be found in each bedroom.
Perhaps you’re looking to come to Tiree with wind-surfing gear that you’d like to store under cover. Perhaps you’ve decided to check out the island from the back of a bicycle. Perhaps you’d just like somewhere to store the fascinating driftwood you’ve picked up from your explorations of the island. An Sìthean comes with a clean, solid outside shed with outside tap for whatever use you may find for it.