Auchenblae is a recently built, energy-efficient home with an exceptionally high standard of accommodation and the option for a self-contained one-bedroom annexe. Planning permission has been granted  to develop a series of Shepherd’s huts, for use as holiday lets, in the grounds.

Auchenblae is in the hamlet of Invershin close to Bonar Bridge. The property is in a glorious south-facing setting, positioned above the banks of the Kyle of Sutherland, where wildlife abounds, and with beautiful views over the water.

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The grounds extend to the shores of the river Kyle, including fishing rights from the riverbank. The property extends to about 2.1 hectares (5.18 acres) in all, with grazing land, lovely gardens, attractive garden bothy and a range of high quality outbuildings.

Phiddy Robertson of Galbraith, who is handling the sale said: “Auchenblae is an outstanding house, designed by the sellers and constructed and finished to the very highest specification. Attention to detail is evident throughout the property, from the beautiful, contemporary stone and slate exterior which sits so comfortably in the landscape, to the superb interior. The house is filled with natural light and the extensive use of glass and French doors extend the sense of space and the connection to the outdoors.

“This is an outstanding rural home for buyers keen on gardening,  fishing or those with equestrian interests. The setting and the views are wonderful, while the amenities of Bonar Bridge are within easy reach. Planning permission has been granted to create a series of Shepherd’s huts in the grounds, which offers the potential to create an income stream.”

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With its waterfront and woodland setting, Auchenblae is a haven for rare species of native wildlife, with regular sightings of osprey, sea eagles and otters, while fish are seen jumping in the water. The open riverbank and rocky beach make it an ideal setting for launching kayaks or fishing for brown trout.

The house is highly energy efficient with excellent levels of insulation, high quality double glazed windows, wood burning stoves and has been designed to maximise solar gain. There is underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor.

One of the ground floor wings of the house has been designed for use as a self-contained annexe or to be incorporated into the main house accommodation if preferred, as is currently the case.

the accommodation includes, on the ground floor – entrance hall, sitting room, open plan dining room and family room, dining kitchen, utility room/boot room/ or second kitchen, en suite bedroom, Winter sitting room/office, and WC.  On the first floor is a galleried landing, master bedroom with sitting room, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom, two further bedrooms, (one with en suite shower room) and the family bathroom.

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The grounds extend to approximately 5 acres with the southern boundary reaching  the bank of the river Kyle. A flagstone terrace at the front of the house overlooks a parterre of beds planted with herbaceous perennials and bulbs. To one side is a garden bothy with woodburning stove which makes an ideal studio, garden office or summerhouse. At the rear of the house is an enclosed kitchen garden of raised beds, soft fruit and a polytunnel.

The remaining land is divided into a number of well-fenced grass fields all with water and field shelters. The property also has a range of good quality outbuildings including garaging, kennels and workshop.

Planning permission has been granted for a number of small letting units on a specified site within the grounds, which are envisaged as shepherd’s huts.

The nearby villages of Bonar Bridge and Ardgay have a good range of shops and amenities including a primary school, while at Invershin, 1 mile away, there is a request train stop on the Inverness line. Inverness, about an hour’s drive away, has all the amenities of a modern city as well as its airport with regular flights to the south and to Europe.

The county of Sutherland has a beautiful coastline with lush countryside rising to rugged hills and moorland. The region enjoys continued growth and prosperity and yet retains its unspoilt charm and sense of community.

Auchenblae is for sale through Galbraith for Offers Over £675,000.