This exceptional setting offers ever-changing scenery and unspoilt habitat for native wildlife with regular sightings of osprey, curlews and kites, as well as pine martens and red deer.
The house was built about 25 years ago on the site of a former farmhouse and there are echoes of the original dwelling in its design. Set around a central courtyard, the property comprises a main house, guest wing, a self-contained two bedroom cottage, workshops and garaging.
Phiddy Robertson of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “Easter Auchintoul combines the best of modern design with a traditional aesthetic. The property provides high quality, versatile accommodation including a self-contained cottage and versatile outbuildings, making it suitable not only for residential use, but as a holiday letting enterprise or as an events venue, in a wonderful secluded setting.
“The land, woodland and fishing rights offer a superb lifestyle for the purchaser in a beautiful part of the Highlands with ample opportunity for wildlife watching or traditional country sports, yet within easy reach of Tomatin and Inverness.”
The house has exceptional accommodation with its principal rooms all looking towards the River Findhorn. The ground floor has a reception hall with double-height ceiling, drawing room with carved stone fireplace, dining room, winter sitting room with woodburner, well-appointed dining kitchen, cloakroom and utility room. The master bedroom suite and two further en-suite bedrooms are on the first floor.
The west and south courtyard is set out as a separate wing, with an en-suite guest bedroom, rod and gun room, lunch hall, boiler room, strong room, WCs and double garage.
Gillie’s Cottage has well-presented, self-contained accommodation with entrance hall, open plan sitting room and kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. The cottage was previously a residential let, but could also be used as supplementary or holiday letting accommodation. Gillie’s Cottage has its own enclosed garden.
The grounds at Easter Auchintoul extend in all to approximately 73 acres and run down to the river. Lawns lie around the house, while the courtyard provides a sheltered environment for container grown plants.
The remaining land comprises pasture let on an annual grazing licence and mixed woodland, home to a hefted herd of Sika deer.
The fishing is within easy walking distance of the house and extends to 1,154.49 metres of the left bank of the River Findhorn with two nice pools. The river provides very enjoyable salmon and brown trout fishing but, currently, is only fished lightly by the owner.
Although in a peaceful and unspoilt location, the A9 and Inverness are within easy reach of Easter Auchintoul. Inverness is about 17 miles away and Inverness Airport is about 25 miles.
Easter Auchintoul is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £1.6 million.