3 bedroom house for sale

The Sheiling 27 Achnairn,Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4DN

Offers Over £250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Dining kitchen
  • Hallway
  • 3 Bedrooms (1 en-suite)
  • Shower Room
  • Outbuilding
  • 35.5 acres croft tenancy

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE SHEILING
27 ACHNAIRN, LAIRG, SUTHERLAND IV27 4DN

DESCRIPTION
A spacious family home with panoramic views toward Loch Shin with large outbuilding and a 35.5 acres (14.37 hectare) croft tenancy with a share in Shiness Common Grazings. This is an ideal property for someone looking for a manageable sized croft with a very comfortable family home. The dwelling house, called "the Sheiling" sits in an enclosed garden of just under half an acre in size and is decrofted, making it fully mortgageable. The Sheiling is in superb condition throughout and enjoys a south facing setting. Features include: the open fire in the living room, the sun room, the utility area at the rear of the house and the large dining kitchen. On the first floor are three bedrooms. Heating is by means of an oil fired Stanley located in the kitchen. Outside there is a large shed/ outbuilding and a static caravan is also included in the sale. The croft tenancy from the local estate is actively used, mainly for grazing sheep. Favourable pre planning advice has been received from the Highland Council regarding the possible development of two dwelling houses on separate sites on the croft, presenting opportunities to a purchaser for diversification into the tourism holiday let market, if desired.

LOCATION
The crofting township of Achnairn lies a few miles to the north west of Lairg, a central location in the heart of Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands. The area generally comprises crofts of similar sizes and there is a good community spirit in the neighbourhood. Local shopping facilities are at nearby Lairg and larger supermarkets are located in Tain, or further south in Dingwall or Inverness (just over 50 miles away.) The closest railway station is in Lairg with a reasonably regular service north to Wick/Thurso and south to Inverness and beyond. The area is one of Scotland's best locations for open hills, bird life and wildlife. Opportunities to walk and cycle are many too. Nearby schooling is available at Lairg (nursery and primary) and secondary schooling is at Golspie or Dornoch.

ACCOMMODATION:

Ground Floor: Living room, Sun room, Dining kitchen, Bathroom, Utility area & halls.
First Floor: 3 bedrooms and shower room.

GROUND FLOOR:
REAR HALL.
An external back door leads into the entrance hall. CH radiator and storage cupboard. Amenity space off which has space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Bathroom off.

BATHROOM
3 piece suite in white.

HALL
Understair storage cupboard.

LIVING ROOM
A cosy room with an open fire with back boiler. Double aspect windows. Carpeted.

SUN ROOM
With timber flooring and enjoys expansive views. External Door.

DINING KITCHEN
A superbly well-appointed modern kitchen with space for a dining table. Staircase to the first floor off the kitchen.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING
Storage cupboard off. Electric fuse box. Loft access hatch. Velux window.

MASTER BEDROOM
A double bedroom with a dormer window to the front of the property. CH radiator and laminate flooring. Part shelved cupboard with hanging rail.

SHOWER ROOM
With pedestal sink and WC, both in white. Velux window. Myra Excel mains shower in its own cubicle. CH radiator. Central ceiling light.

BEDROOM 2
Double bedroom with laminate flooring. Cupboard with shelf and hanging rail. Separate shelved cupboard. Dormer window. CH radiator. Central ceiling light.


BEDROOM 3
A single bedroom with window to the rear of the property. Wardrobe with sliding door housing the hot water storage tank.

OUTSIDE
The Sheiling has an enclosed garden, laid mainly to grass. To the front of the property is a lawn area with clothes poles and the garden is surrounded by a beech hedge. From the garden there are open views onto Loch Shin and to the hills beyond. There is an outside water tap at the rear of the house and a coal bunker.

OUTBUILDING
A barn lies on the croft land. This is a superb workshop and storage space.
To the east on the house is a static caravan which is included in the sale.

SERVICES
Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating and private drainage to a septic tank.

COUNCIL TAX
Band D

POSTCODE
IV27 4DN

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING
Band F with potential to A.

CROFT
The Croft tenancy is registered with the Crofting Commission under holding entry number S1572. The croft extends to 14.37 hectares, 13.7 of which are registered with SGRPID. There is a share in the Shiness Common Grazings included with the tenancy. 4.3 hectares of the croft is located at Blarbuie, approximately ½ mile to the north of the Sheiling.

GRANT ASSISTANCE & CROFTING
The purchaser of the croft tenancy will require to be approved by the Landlord and Crofting Commission as an acceptable tenant. Interested parties should take all necessary steps to satisfy themselves what that process will entail. No decrofting direction has been applied for in relation to any potential house site. Potential purchasers are advised to make their own enquiry of the Crofting Commission /SGRPID to ascertain what grant or other assistance might be available.

PLANNING CONSENT
Pre planning advice has been issued by the Highland Council which can be made available on request relating to the siting of two dwelling houses on the croft.

DIRECTIONS
From Lairg take the A836 north toward Tongue. After approximately 2.6 miles turn left onto the A838 signposted for Scourie. Bridge. After 0.6 miles turn right, signposted Achnairn. Continue for 2 miles along the township round, including where it turns sharply to the left. The Sheiling is the first house on the left after the junction right to Blarbuie.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.

ENTRY
Early entry may be available.

NEXT STEP
Offers in Scottish legal form are invited. Only parties who have noted an interest formally will be informed of any closing date that may be set. The seller is not obliged to fix a closing date, accept the highest offer or indeed any offer made for the property.

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DISCLAIMER
These particulars, although believed to be correct, are not guaranteed. Purchasers should note that the Selling Agents have NOT tested any of the electrical or plumbing systems within the properties. Any photographs used are purely illustrative. They are NOT therefore to be taken as indicative of the extent of the property, or that the photos are taken from within the boundaries of the property, or what is included in the sale.


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14 September 2018

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  • Lairg (5.4 mi)
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Murchison Law Ltd, Inverness

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01463 568035 Local call rate

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