4 bedroom detached house for saleArdelve, Dornie, Kyle, Highland
Ar Dachaidh is a charming period home of great distinction sitting proudly in a sizeable plot and enjoying fantastic views of the local countryside. The property is approached by its own gated driveway bordered on both sides by beech hedging leading to a large driveway to the side of the property providing ample off street parking.
The property is finished to a high internal specification and has been extensively refurbished and upgraded by the current owners. In keeping with the era of the property there are a wealth of traditional features which include cornicing, fireplaces, raised skirting and window shutters. Access is via the entrance vestibule which leads to a broad welcoming hallway. The sitting room has two windows and enjoys nice open aspects. Features include a Marble fireplace with inset Wood burning stove, ceiling coving and centre rose.
The formal dining room provides ample space for a table and chairs and also has a wood burning stove. There is a dining kitchen which has been modernised and includes a variety of wall and base storage units, multi fuel cooker, gas hob, integrated dish washer, fridge and an original gun cabinet with servants' bells above adding to the charm. To the rear there is a study/bedroom, WC and access to the cellar. The cellar offers great further potential, subject to the appropriate planning permission as it covers the entire floor area of the property. It is currently used as a workshop/storage area.
Upstairs there are 4 well proportioned double bedrooms, two with en suite showers and there is a family bathroom complete with wash hand basin, wc, and bath with shower over. The accommodation offers great flexibility and the sale of Ar Dachaidh will suit a number of potential buyers including those looking for further development opportunities or Bed & Breakfast.
Ar Dachaidh is only a short distance from the village of Dornie and the world famous Eilean Donan Castle. The Castle is superbly located on a rocky islet at a point where three deep sea lochs meet. The 13th century castle was reduced to utter ruin after a Jacobite uprising in 1719. It was rebuilt as a private home between 1912 and 1932 by John MacRae-Gilstrap, a wealthy descendant of the clan. Farquhar MacRae.
The village of Plockton lies within close proximity and with its mild climate due to the Gulf Stream, gaily painted cottages, lines of palm trees on the water front, add a real exotic charm rarely found in Highland villages. The area is regarded as one of the best outdoor destinations in Scotland, renowned for its wildlife and rugged beauty. The area is popular with Hillwalkers, Mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts and there are a host of attractions on the doorstep including the delights of Skye, Castle Moil, Eilean Ban and of course one of Scotland's most photographed castles Eilean Donan. There is direct access to the hill and forest for walkers, without using the main roads. There is a bus route to Kyle, Portree, Inverness and Glasgow from the bottom of the road, along with a local shop, post office, and hotel.
Extensive garden grounds of circa 2 acres nicely bounded by a variety of mature plants, trees and shrubs including beech hedging and copper beech trees. The productive gardens include various outhouses and sheds as well as a polytunnel and greenhouse.
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