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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Auldearn, Nairn, Highland, IV12

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Property Description

Key features

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Secondary accommodation
  • Private Parking
  • 16.61 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A grade A listed Georgian House with 4 principal reception rooms, 7 bedroom suites and ancillary accommodation, as well as two luxury 1 bedroom cottages and an award winning Kale Yard Cafe.

Boath House is an elegant boutique guest house and residential estate extending to about 16.61 acres and situated on the Moray coast. The grade A listed Regency House was built by Archibald Simpson in 1827. The house has accommodation over three storeys and includes five principal reception rooms, seven bedroom suites and ancillary accommodation with an award winning restaurant. There are two 1 bedroom luxurious cottages within the grounds.

The main house is surrounded by landscaped gardens. The Kale Yard cafe and shop was constructed and opened within the walled garden in 2018 and has just won "Best Eatery" at the Highlands & Islands Food and Drink Awards 2019. The gardens include an orchard, glass housing, kitchen garden, ornamental pond, bog garden and mature woodland.

The current owners have been running the property for the last 25 years as a luxury boutique guest house and exclusive use venue, together with the restaurant. garden cafe and shop. The owners have invested a lot of capital taking it from a ruin, to where it is today. The sale offers the opportunity to purchase a successful trading business or alternatively it could be purchased as a wonderful private residential estate.

Historical Information
Boath House succeeds "the great stone house" mentioned in a court circular of the time of Mary Queen of Scots. It has been described as the most beautiful Regency House in Scotland and was built by Archibald Simpson of Aberdeen, whose portrait hangs in the house. Simpson was regarded as being head and shoulders above the men of his time, and by some as an architectural genius.

The house was built for Sir James Dunbar, and the family retained it until 1923. It passed through various hands and unfortunately into a state of disrepair in the early 90s, at which time Don and Wendy bought and restored the magnificent building to something approaching its original splendour. An interesting dovecote, contemporary with the old house, still stands today in the nearby village of Auldearn, and is maintained by the National Trust for Scotland. The garden also dates back to earlier times and has been restored to almost its original "kitchen gardens" status providing the property now with vegetables and herbs for the kitchen. Historic Scotland's Garden Society were able to provide details of the layout of much of the original walled garden and over the years the current owners have rebuilt the plot from scratch.


Boath House is situated on the beautiful Moray Firth coast, just 3 miles east of Nairn and only 11 miles from Inverness Airport.

The vibrant coastal town of Nairn is a popular holiday destination and has a good selection of local services including a range of shops, art gallery, two museums, cafes and restaurants. There are recreational facilities including a sports centre, swimming pool, cricket pitch, tennis club and riding centre. There is primary and secondary schooling with Gordonstoun Independent School only half an hour's drive away.

The city of Inverness is only 18 miles away and has all the facilities expected of the Highland's capital including supermarkets, retail parks, cultural and medical facilities. There is a train station with regular services to Aberdeen, Perth and Edinburgh, together with a sleeper to London. Inverness Airport offers regular flights to London and other UK and international destinations.


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Added on Rightmove:
24 November 2019

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Nearest station

  • Nairn (2.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Knight Frank, Edinburgh

80 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4NF

0131 291 0076 Local call rate

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