Barkly House, Braehead, Cromarty, Highland, Offers Over £575,000

Barkly House lies within a conservation area in the former fishing town of Cromarty, a charming mix of meandering lanes, fishermen’s cottage and substantial houses on the popular Black Isle. 

A category ‘B’ listed former merchant’s house, Barkly House dates back to the 18th Century and lay derelict prior to the current owners purchasing it in 2003. Now lovingly reconstructed and vastly extended to produce a comfortable and visually stunning home. The house and the larch clad extension are efficiently insulated. The original section of the property has retained the traditional charm with shuttered sash and case windows, many of which being multi-aspect and providing some framed views of the Cromarty Firth. The extension has an abundance of southeast facing glazing, maximising solar gain and flooding the spacious ground floor open plan living area. Solid oak flooring and ground floor underfloor heating bring a warmth to the property with the addition of open fireplaces and a wood burning stove. 

The Post Office

The Post House and Annexe, Spey Street, Kingussie, Highland, Guide Price £585,000

The Post House is a spacious, sensitively converted traditional property in Kingussie, a popular village in the Cairngorms National Park. Formerly the main Post Office and Sorting Office for the area and dating from the early 1900’s, the building has been fully renovated and converted by the current owners to create an outstanding family house retaining many original features and with additional accommodation. The former sorting room is now the magnificent open plan sitting room and dining room and has a double height ceiling and herring bone parquet flooring. The Annexe lies to the rear of the main house and offers a variety of uses such as supplementing the existing accommodation, as owners’ accommodation or residential lets, while the Studio has the potential for use as an events and activities venue let in conjunction with the accommodation. The Post House and Annexe is currently a successful holiday let.


Benachally, Arthurstone House, Meigle, Blairgowrie, Offers Over £315,000   

Benachally is a beautifully presented, self-contained property adjacent to a striking historic B listed mansion house. The village of Meigle lies approximately two miles to the east. Arthurstone House is an impressive country house which was built in the late 1700’s and carefully converted into bespoke houses and apartments in 2006. Benachally sits at the eastern end of the estate and offers a charming and delightful interior with all the benefits of modern living. The property has access to the generous and well-maintained communal grounds that extend to approximately 35 acres. There is a parkland setting to the south of the house with stunning views of the Sidlaw hills beyond. Within the grounds are tennis courts, a curling pond and walking paths within the woodlands.


Barmeal Smallholding, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, Guide Price £400,000

Barmeal Smallholding is an attractive smallholding comprising Barmeal Farmhouse and steading, set within 21.91 acres of land and aided by the inclusion of a wind turbine and solar panels. The original farmhouse pre-dates 1788, and the building has been extended and improved over the years to create a comfortable three-bedroom family home on the Wigtownshire coast. The outbuildings include a former mill, traditional agricultural byres, workshop, chicken house, stables, silage shed and private water supply. The garden behind Barmeal Farmhouse is very private, mainly laid to lawn with rockeries, patio and access to the neighbouring field. The garden continues round the side of the house, where there is a second patio. Directly across from the farmhouse there is an orchard with a potting shed, raised beds and a greenhouse.

Barmeal Smallholding is being sold as Lot 1. Also available is Lot 2 (191.84 acres of bare land) and the Whole, Barmeal Farm (213.75 acres Lot 1 & 2 together).


Ernmenzie Cottage, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Offers Over £220,000

Ernmenzie Cottage is nestled within the rolling countryside near to the town of Castle Douglas which is just over two miles away. The former Ernmenzie steading was converted by the current owners in 2005 to form three properties with all three properties being architect designed. Ernmenzie Cottage benefits from a south easterly aspect, allowing a bright and spacious property while retaining a cosy, cottage feel. This two-bedroom house has an oil-fired boiler and underfloor heating. The living area is a lovely space and leads on to the sunroom which offers a prime spot to absorb the far-reaching views of the countryside. Directly from the sunroom is an enclosed paved patio area and lawn with drying area. This extends to a further larger grassed area.