Port of Leverburgh Estate
Isle of Harris
Strictly by appointment with Ken Macdonald & Co, Stornoway. Tel: 01851 704 040
On the south coast of Harris the rare opportunity has arisen to purchase the Port of Leverburgh Estate extending to approximately 53.72 hectare (approximately 133 acres), this ground is not subject to crofting and offers possibilities for development or long term investment. The grounds are located in various locations across Leverburgh as per the plan on page three of the full schedule.
Modern day Leverburgh is a busy township with a population of approximately 200 people and provides a wide range of civic amenities including local stores, post offices, primary school anddoctors. Whilst catering for the requirements of the modern day lifestyle Leverburgh is a popular location renowned the tranquil and peaceful surroundings where you can enjoy hill walking, fishing and the breathtaking scenery. As one of the main ferry ports to the southern islands of Uist Leverburgh can be a busy tourist town.
The Isle of Harris was purchased by Lord Leverhulme in 1919. Lord Leverhulme saw a huge potential for the village of Obbe, which was renamed to Leverburgh in 1920. He invested large sums of money in Leverburgh to improve it as a fishing port including improvements to the harbour entrance, erection of numerous buildings for the processing of fish and accommodation for the workers. On the event of Lord Leverhulme’s death the Lever Board had no interest in this development and broke up the ground selling the harbour and Estate separately.
The successful purchaser would become the owner of the bareland grounds spread across the village of Leverburgh overlooking breathtaking scenery and also become part of the history of the Port of Leverburgh Estate.