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Imposing Grade B-Listed Country House And Gate Lodge In The Beautiful Scottish Highlands

Designed in the style of renowned Scottish architect W R Davidson and dating back to 1907, Sandwood House offers a fantastic opportunity to purchase a very desirable country house full of period features, together with the original gate house and a separate cottage.

For sale through leading property consultancy Galbraith, Sandwood is located near Nairn in the beautiful Scottish Highlands and close to the Moray Firth coastline. The property enjoys a high level of privacy being surrounded by garden grounds and mature Pine woodland extending to about 9 acres. 

Following the H-plan layout typical of this era, the property boasts a wealth of charm having retained many original features including high ceilings, ornate cornicing, central ceiling roses and traditional open fireplaces. The impressive entrance hall and staircase features part timber panelled walls and completing the timber staircase is a carved handrail and balusters. 

The well-appointed and spacious accommodation is perfect for entertaining guests with a magnificent drawing room and adjacent sitting area both wonderfully light with large windows overlooking the garden and French doors leading out to a patio area. The accommodation extends to four reception rooms and eight bedrooms with the master suite comprising a dressing room and bathroom. 

Two separate properties are also included in the sale – The Gate House Lodge and The Cottage. The Gate House Lodge as suggested, is located at the entrance of the driveway to the main house.  Both properties enjoy their own enclosed garden space, have three bedrooms and offer charming accommodation over one storey. 

Rod Christie, residential partner at Galbraith in Elgin and handling the sale, said:

Sandwood is a very attractive country house surrounded by delightful private grounds and within easy reach of the mountains to the south and the sea to the north. Having retained many original features, the house exudes period charm and offers fantastic living space for a large or extended family. There is the added benefit of being able to utilise the gate house and cottage for further accommodation for visiting guests, elderly family members or as a business rental opportunity be it long term residential lets or holiday accommodation.

The garden has been well maintained and features extensive areas of lawn together with many mature trees and shrubs. The orchard is idyllic with many fruit trees and various fruit and vegetable beds ideal for those keen on growing their own fresh produce. Within the grounds are a series of useful outbuildings including a garden store and a double garage. 

Rural yet easily accessible, Sandwood is only two miles from the market town of Nairn which offers a wide range of amenities, with the city of Inverness only 15 miles away. The area is served by great transport links with daily bus services operating from Inverness to Glasgow and Edinburgh, and Inverness Airport being a mere seven miles from the Sandwood House itself, offering daily flights to a number of key domestic and European destinations including London, Dublin and Amsterdam. 

Sandwood House, Nairn, Scottish Highlands, is for sale through Galbraith at a guide price of £1,250,000.