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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Torrin, Sand, Laide, Ross-shire

Sold STC £199,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Built to a very high standard
  • Excellent holiday letting potential
  • Sea and Countryside Views
  • Set in over an acre of ground
  • EPC Band - C

Full description

DETACHED COTTAGE built to a very high standard combining the character hallmarks of a traditional croft house with the modern comforts of a new build.

*** SEA VIEWS ***

Set in large garden grounds with scope for expansion. Superb holiday letting potential

Description - Torrin was completed as part of a small and unique private development set on the outskirts of the village of Laide. This property has been built to a very high standard combining the character hallmarks of a traditional croft style cottage together with the modern comforts expected of a new build. With drystone exterior walls, Spanish slate roof and hand crafted Caithness slab window sills, great time and care has gone into the completion of this project and the Scottish Natural Heritage have commended the design for its resemblance to an original croft house. The interior continues this theme with a quality finish including hand crafted feature stone wall in the lounge, vaulted timber lined cathedral style ceiling (aged to character) and wood burning stove set onto the Italian slate hearth. The rooms are all nicely proportioned with the well fitted kitchen providing ample room for a large table and chairs. The property is as new and has never been lived in, ensuring a fresh and comfortable home with excellent holiday letting potential. Set in over an acre of grounds with superb views across the surrounding countryside to the sea beyond, the property has scope for expansion if further accommodation is required and the roof trusses have potential to accommodate a loft conversion to take greater advantage of the views on offer (either of these options would be subject to local authority consent).

Location - Set in a beautiful rural location on the outskirts of Laide on the west coast of Scotland appreciating views over the surrounding countryside across to sea and mountains. Ideal property for those wishing a slower pace of life in an idyllic situation in the Highlands of Scotland or alternatively as a rural retreat. Some 70 miles or so from the city of Inverness with all its shops and amenities, Laide has its own shop, post office and garage. Primary schooling is catered for in Aultbea (bus service provided) with secondary education at Gairloch. There is a daily bus service from Laide to Inverness, Doctors Surgery in Aultbea and a swimming pool in Poolewe. The beach at Gruinard Bay is just a short drive away as is Mellon Udrigle and several others along the coast including those at Gairloch. The 214 acre wood in the village of Laide is owned by the community which opens up opportunities for the area and is home to a surprisingly wide range of wildlife including pine martens, badgers, otters, birds of prey and deer. Outdoor activities in the area include fishing, sailing, hill walking and mountaineering.

Directions - From Inverness take the A9 north and at Tore take the second exit sign posted for Ullapool (A835). At the next roundabout again take the second exit sign posted Ullapool (A835). Follow this road through Garve and continue until you reach the Braemore Junction (clearly signposted). Turn left here (A832) and follow this road through Dundonnell, Badcaul and through Second and First Coast. On approaching Laide there are signs for Ocean View Hotel. Take the turning at Ocean View, signposted Sand Passage and follow the road along for approximately 0.5 mile passing Ocean View and The Love Croft bed and breakfast. There is a wide gate to the left (just
before a house). Go through the gate (please take care to close and tie it behind you) and follow the road along veering right and cross over the small bridge. Torrin is at the end of the private road, seen on the far right.

Entrance Vestibule - 1.27m x 0.97m (4'2" x 3'2") - Door with small glazed panel opens to the vestibule. Ceramic floor tiling. Wall mounted cupboard concealing the electric meter and consumer units. Glass panelled door to lounge.

Lounge - 4.08m x 3.86m (13'5" x 12'8") - The well proportioned lounge appreciates many fine attributes such as the wood lined ceiling with clever concealed storage. The hand crafted feature stone wall with inset Morso Squirrel wood burning stove on an Italian slate tiled hearth provides a cosy as well as appealing focal point. Electric storage heater. Two windows to the front with views across the open countryside to Gruinard Bay beyond. Telephone and broadband cabling in place. Solid Oak wood flooring. Open plan to the kitchen/dining room.

Kitchen/ Dining Room - 4.87m x 3.88m (16'0" x 12'9") - Fitted with Oak wood fronted base and wall units with Belfast style sink. Double oven, ceramic hob and chimney style extractor hood. Integrated fridge, freezer and washing machine. Ample room for dining. Windows to front and side. Kick-plate electric plinth heater. Italian slate tiled flooring.

Hall - 3.71m x 0.98m approx (12'2" x 3'3" appro x) - Doors to bedrooms and bathroom. Door to cupboard. Electric storage heater. Hatch with pull down ladder to the partially floored loft space. It should be noted that the trusses allow potential for a first storey conversion if further accommodation was required (this would be subject to any necessary local authority consent).

Bathroom - 2.34m x 2.31m (7'8" x 7'7") - Fitted with a white suite comprising steel bath with shower and screen above and concealed storage below. W.C. And wash hand basin. The walls are partially tiled with Rennie Mackintosh style borders. Opaque window to rear. Ceramic floor tiling. Wall mounted fan heater.

Bedroom 1 - 3.43m x 2.99m (11'3" x 9'10") - This is a nicely proportioned double room with Oak wood flooring and window to rear. Electric panel heater. Door to en-suite

En-Suite Shower Room - 1.82m x 1.90m (6'0" x 6'3") - Fitted with a white suite incorporating recessed shower cubicle, w.c. And wash hand basin. White tiling with Rennie Mackintosh style border. Ceramic floor tiling. Wall mounted fan heater.

Bedroom 2 - 3.43m x 3.34m (11'3" x 10'11") - This is a good sized double room, set with windows to rear and side. Oak wood flooring. Electric panel heater.

Garden And Grounds - The cottage is set in garden and grounds extending to 0.472 Ha (1.16 acres) approximately laid partly to gravel and grass. Ample parking provision.

The above particulars, although believed to be correct, are not guaranteed, and any
measurements stated therein are approximate only. Purchasers should note that the Selling Agents have NOT tested any of the electrical items or mechanical equipment (e.g. oven, central heating system, etc.) included in the sale. Any photographs used are purely illustrative and may demonstrate only the surrounds. They are NOT therefore to be taken as indicative of the extent of the property, or that the photographs are taken from within the boundaries of the property, or what it included in the sale.

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26 January 2015


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