4 bedroom detached house for sale

Opinan House, 12, Opinan, Laide, Ross-shire

Sold STC £380,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Sunroom
  • 3 Double and 2 Attic Bedrooms
  • Study/Bedroom 4
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Store room
  • Scullery/Store
  • Garage

Full description

The sale of Opinan House offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a substantial, secluded and desirable property set in a beautiful and highly sought after area.

Opinan House - The sale of Opinan House offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a substantial, secluded and desirable property set in a beautiful and highly sought after area by Mellon Udrigle. The main house is an architect-designed extension to the original cottage, making the most of the 3 acre (approx.) grounds and the outstanding sea and mountain views.

Description - The kitchen sits at the heart of the house with the entrance hall, lounge, dining room, sunroom, study/bedroom 6 and bathroom built around it. A bright stair from the main entrance hall sweeps up to a large landing, 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom, all of which have outstanding views of the surrounding scenery. The old cottage door is now a back door to a back hall, scullery/store and bathroom and croft-style stairs lead from the back hall to two attic bedrooms and a store room. The old cottage rooms have potential for development as separate accommodation (subject to Local Authority consents). The secluded, mature garden surrounds the house with beautiful and varied landscaped areas to enjoy all year round.

Optional Extra Ground - 12 acres (approx) of ground (with several old ruins) which stretch from the garden to the machair may be available to purchase by separate negotiation with the sale of the house. Over the boundary fence and across a short stretch of machair is a secluded, sandy beach. The land is not for sale separately.



Location - Opinan is a small crofting township beside Mellon Udrigle which is famous for it's beautiful sandy beach and views. Near to the popular NC500 route, both residents and visitors enjoy the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities including walking and water sports. There is a shop, post office and petrol station at Laide as well as supermarkets, shops, hotels, cafés and restaurants, doctors surgeries and leisure centres in Gairloch and Ullapool. There is a school bus for the Primary School at Balnaluib, Aultbea and Gairloch High School.

Directions - From Inverness take the A9 north taking the second exit onto the A835 at the Tore roundabout. At the next roundabout continue on the A835 towards Ullapool. At the Braemore junction (about 32 miles) turn left onto the A832. Continue for 29 miles, through Dundonnell, First and Second Coast to Laide. Turn right after the petrol station and store to Mellon Udrigle and left at the signpost for Opinan (approx 3 miles). Continue for 0.9 miles. 12 Opinan is on the right hand side. Park in the turning circle or continue through the gate into the drive.

Entrance Hall - 3.3m x 3.31m and 4.52m x 1.01m (10'10" x 10'10" and 14'10" x 3'4") - A glazed wooden front door opens to a welcoming entrance hall with a hallway off.



Lounge - 6.4m x 5.18m (widest) (21'0" x 17'0" ( widest)) - The bright and spacious L-shaped lounge has a Torridonian sandstone fireplace with an open fire. Windows on three walls have garden, sea and hill views.

Kitchen - 4.79m x 3.33m (15'9" x 10'11") - The country-style kitchen (one of the original cottage rooms) has a beamed ceiling, bespoke wooden floor units, shelves and a larder cupboard. The owners are installing a new electric range cooker. A Belfast sink sits in front of a window overlooking the back garden and two deep recessed windows overlook the front garden.

Dining Room - 5.18m x 4.00m (17'0" x 13'1") - The bright and elegant dining room has an open fire in a Torridonian sandstone fireplace, 3 windows to the sea and garden views.

Sunroom - 3.37m x 2.57m (11'1" x 8'5") - Sitting between the dining room and the kitchen the, south facing Sunroom has triple windows on two walls and overlooks the side garden.

Study/Bedroom 4 - 4.02m x 3.11m (13'2" x 10'2") - With a window to the back garden and a door to the dining room, this room is currently a study and spare room.

Ground Floor Family Bathroom - 4.10m x 2.15m (13'5" x 7'1") - The generously sized family bathroom has a white bath with tiled surround, wash hand basin and WC. There is wood panelling to half height and a window to the back of the property.

Landing And Upper Hall - 3.78m x 3.56m and 4.46 x 1.55m (12'5" x 11'8" and 14'8" x 5'1") - A wooden staircase sweeps up to the large and airy landing. Windows on two sides of the tower flood the hall, stair and landing with natural light. The Hallway off has 3 large built-in storage cupboards (one with hot water tank).

Bedroom 1 - 4.28m x 3.62m (widest) (14'1" x 11'11" ( widest)) - The main bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, window to the side garden and two skylight windows to the sea views.

Bedroom 2 - 3.96m x 2.71m (13'0" x 8'11") - This double bedroom has a skylight window to the sea views and a large walk in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 - 4.28m x 3.84m (widest) (14'1" x 12'7" ( widest)) - With two skylight windows to the sea views and a window overlooking to the front garden, this spacious twin bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe.

First Floor Bathroom - 3.53m x 2.61m (11'7" x 8'7") - The large family bathroom has a white bath (tiled wall), porcelain basin and wc. There is a window to the side of the property.

Cottage - The old cottage rooms retain many original features and have potential for renovation as separate accommodation (subject to the relevant conesnts).

Back Hall - 3.06m x 1.83m (10'0" x 6'0") - The traditional, wooden double doors to the old cottage give access to a rear hall scullery/store, bathroom and the kitchen. The wood lined back hall has ample space for outdoor clothing and footwear. Croft-style stairs lead to the first floor rooms all of which have coombed, wood-lined ceilings.

Scullery & Store - 3.83m x 3.44m (12'7" x 11'3") - Formerly the cottage living room, the scullery utility room has the original peat fire place, a sink and a window to the front of the property.

Original Cottage Bathroom - 3.09m x 1.30m (10'2" x 4'3") - With original white cast iron bath, wc and wash hand basin, there is a window to the side of the property.

Landing - 4.54m x 1.99m (widest) (14'11" x 6'6" ( widest)) - Wood lined with a skylight window to the front garden and shelving.

Attic Bedroom 1 - 3.92m x 3.50m approx (widest) (12'10" x 11'6" appro x ( widest)) - This wood lined bedroom has a skylight window and is currently a framing room and store.

Store - 4.42m x 2.11m (widest) (14'6" x 6'11" ( widest)) - This a small L-shaped room or store has a skylight window to the side garden and windows to the landing (a favourite with children and now grandchildren!).

Attic Bedroom 2 - 3.4m x 3.43m (widest) (11'2" x 11'3" ( widest)) - This wood-lined bedroom has two skylight windows and is currently used as a studio.

Garage - The single garage is also used as a workshop.

Garden - The attractive, landscaped garden is sectioned into areas. A large grassed area with paths, shrubs, beds, pots and a hedge to the front of the property, separates the garden from the gravelled drive where there is parking for several cars. There is also a walled kitchen garden (with raised beds and fruit trees), a rock and heathland area with a stream running through it, a wooded area and a large area laid to lawn to the side of the property.

Option To Buy Approx 12 Acres Of Ground - The seller may sell 12 acres (approx) of ground (which is not on the market) with the house by separate negotiation. The land reaches from the property towards the sea, where, over the fence and a strip of machair, there is a secluded sandy beach. There is a stone ruin with walls and gables on the land and the remains of several other cottages which, with the correct Local Authority consent, have potential to be developed into further accommodation. Access is though the side garden of the house.

Heating - The property benefits from oil fired central heating supplemented by the open fires in the lounge, dining room and in the cottage kitchen. There is a storage heater in the back hall.

Glazing - The extension is fully double glazed and the cottage has mainly single glazing in the original windows.

Extras - All fitted floor coverings and new range cooker are included in the sale. The white goods, curtains and some furniture may be available by separate negotiation.

Services - The subjects benefit from mains electricity and a private water supply. The owner has applied for a mains water supply. Drainage is to the septic tank.

Council Tax - The current council tax on the property is band F. You should be aware that this may be subject to change upon the sale.

Viewings - Contact Anderson Shaw & Gilbert on on Monday - Friday 9am until 5pm to arrange an appointment to view. If calling on an evening or weekend, please call the Highland Solicitors' Property Centre on and they will be able to arrange a viewing on your behalf.

Entry - Entry by mutual agreement

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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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  • Achnasheen (29.5 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Anderson, Shaw & Gilbert Ltd, Inverness - Sales

York House 20, Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1ED

01463 568027 Local call rate

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