Built in a traditional style, the architect-designed property has been reversed internally from the norm to provide the main living accommodation with an elevated outlook by locating these rooms on the first floor. This upper floor commands magnificent views and the opportunity to observe the changing panoramic seascape across to Jura and Islay.
Old Baptist Manse Announcement
CCDC are pleased to be able to provide short term accommodation to a local family who need to bridge the gap between two tenancies. One of CCDC's main aims is to provide or assist in the provision of housing and we are delighted that bringing this asset into community ownership has allowed us to fulfill this aim.
In allocating residential use of the Old Manse, Colonsay Community Development Company adopts the policy of giving priority to those in need as a result of the housing shortage on the island; individuals who have made a commitment to making Colonsay their home. Consideration is given to the resources available to that family or individual, the urgency of their need, and assesses all details on a case by case basis.
CCDC intends to use this community asset later in the year in support of TSL Contractors Ltd throughout the Scalasaig affordable housing development, and to use the time concurrently to consult the community again with longer-term plans in mind. It is intended that work at the Old Manse itself will be undertaken by TSL during their time there, and this will enhance future possibilities for its use.