2 bedroom bungalow for sale

The Mound, Dornoch, Sutherland

Under Offer £225,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance porch
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry
  • Sitting room
  • WC
  • 2 En suite bedrooms
  • Bedroom 3/Dining room
  • Off street parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Sluice Keepers Cottage has been referred to as a chocolate box cottage, a term referring to days gone by when tempting chocolate sweets were packaged in tins and boxes featuring images of pretty rural cottages. Those days may have passed, but the term coined by these images is still alive and well and perfectly describes Sluice Keepers Cottage. This is a charming period home which conjures up feelings of nostalgia and comfort in the most beautiful of surroundings.

The cottage is accessed via the entrance porch which leads to a well pro-portioned double bedroom with views front and side, feature fire place and an en suite shower room. The large kitchen is fitted with a range of solid oak wall and base storage units, granite worktops, Belfast sink and Aga. There is a walk in larder off the kitchen providing additional storage and shelving. The inner hallway gives access to the WC and bedroom/dining room. There is a further double bedroom complete with en suite which includes wood panelling, free standing bath, WC and wash hand basin. Often the appeal of properties such as Sluice Keepers Cottage is the cosy and warm feelings they evoke. This is evident in the sitting room, which as well as enjoying ever changing views of Loch Fleet, has an abundance of features including a multi-fuel stove, raised skirtings, ceiling coving, centre rose and wall mounted lights, all of which add to the ambiance. A hatch in the sitting room gives access to an ingenious spiral cellar which is used for storing wine and other items. There are two attics both of which are floored. Access is via the hallway and bedroom two.

The property is situated on the edge of Loch Fleet, a nature reserve in a stunning location where the river flows through a tidal basin. Loch Fleet has sand dunes, coastal heath and pinewoods. On the edge of the tidal basin at low tide you can see the intense feeding activity of hungry wading birds. Walk out onto the sand dunes and you can enjoy the carpet of wild flowers that nestles on the dunes against a grey lichen backdrop. Or wander in the woodland and smell the fresh scent of pine needles, whilst searching out rare pinewood plants.
Loch Fleet is a National Nature Reserve, one of more than 50 NNRs in Scotland. These are special places
for nature, where some of the best examples of Scotland’s wildlife are managed. As such the area is a haven for a variety of wildlife including Atlantic salmon passing through the estuary on their way to the River Fleet.

The Royal Burgh of Dornoch is nearby and is a historic town centred around its ancient Cathedral. It is most well-known for its Championship Golf Course, ranked No. 6 in the world and No. 1 in Scotland by Golf Digest 2014. With an IV25 postcode, owners of Sluice Keepers Cottage will benefit from automatic membership to the Royal Dornoch Golf Club should they wish to become members. Dornoch is ideally placed for outdoor activities and the area is famed for its beautiful coastline, dry climate and quality of life. The Dornoch Firth is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is home to a wide variety of wildlife including widgeon, graylag geese, mallard, teal and whooper swans. As well as being popular with golfers the area attracts walkers, cyclists and there are first class shooting, stalking and salmon fishing available on nearby estates and rivers. The town itself has a good range of shops and services including a health centre as well as a primary school and Academy. For a more comprehensive range of shops and services Inverness is only 47 miles away. There is a train station in Tain and mainline services run daily from Inverness to London and the South.

Parking is to the front of the property and the gardens are nicely landscaped and easily maintained and include plant and shrub borders, patio area and two timber sheds, one housing a utility area.


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Added on Rightmove:
25 February 2020

Nearest stations

  • Golspie (3.2 mi)
  • Rogart (3.9 mi)
  • Dunrobin Castle (4.9 mi)
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The Courier Building, 9-11 Bank Lane, Inverness, IV1 1WA

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Nearest stations

  • Golspie (3.2 mi)
  • Rogart (3.9 mi)
  • Dunrobin Castle (4.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Inverness

The Courier Building, 9-11 Bank Lane, Inverness, IV1 1WA

01463 568033 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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