The house site overlooks the lochan with its boat jetty and islands for nesting birds, while the woodland offers total seclusion and protection from the worst of the weather.
Phiddy Robertson, who is handling the sale for Galbraith in Inverness, said:
The current owner has increased the size of the lochan and has planted a mix of native deciduous and coniferous trees around the banks. The site has been carefully managed over the past 20 years and is now a well-established woodland and wetland providing a habitat for a wide range of wildlife including partridge, woodcock, deer, ducks and swans. In addition, the lochan has been stocked with both brown and rainbow trout.
This is a glorious setting on a beautiful peninsula popular among walkers, bird watchers and artists. The purchaser could take advantage of the potential to create a house to their own specifications in a magical and private setting, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
Tarrel Farm Lochan lies close to the village of Portmahomack on the Tarbat peninsula, a promontory extending to the north of Inverness between the Dornoch and Cromarty Firths.
The area is renowned for its dry climate, wonderful coastal light and fertile farmland culminating in a coastline of sheer cliffs and sandy beaches dotted with historic fishing villages. This varied landscape offers many opportunities for a wide range of rural sports and recreation and the renowned links golf courses, including the world famous Royal Dornoch Championship Course, attract visitors from all over the world.
The picturesque village of Portmahomack is situated in the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation, offering opportunities for dolphin and whale watching. Tarbat Ness Lighthouse and Ballone Castle are also within easy reach. Portmahomack Beach is a previous recipient of a Scottish Beach Award, for its high standards of cleanliness.
Tarbat Ness Walk, a wonderful coastal circuit of the Tarbat Ness headland, begins and ends in Portmahomack. The village has a post office, shop and restaurants, while nearby Tain has an excellent range of shops and amenities including primary and secondary schooling. Inverness, about an hour’s drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the South and Europe.
Tarrel Farm Lochan is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £250,00.
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