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Innis Bheatha

Badachro, Gairloch, IV21 2AP

Offers Over £365,000


  • A charming traditional extended house in beautiful secluded grounds on the shores of Loch Shieldaig.

  • 4 Bedrooms & 3 Reception rooms

  • Comfortable family accommodation

  • Stone bothy with conversion potential subject to the necessary consents

  • Delightful woodland garden with specimen trees and ponds

  • Grounds extending to the loch side with moorings available locally

  • Close to the North Coast 500 route and sandy beaches at Gairloch and Redpoint.

  • About 1.15 hectares (2.84 acres) in all.

Innis Bheatha lies close the popular west coast hamlet of Badachro near Gairloch. The property is secluded and private, set in beautiful wooded grounds extending to the shores of Loch Shieldaig.

The former cottage was built around 1830 and was ...

Innis Bheatha lies close the popular west coast hamlet of Badachro near Gairloch. The property is secluded and private, set in beautiful wooded grounds extending to the shores of Loch Shieldaig.

The former cottage was built around 1830 and was modernised and extended in 1988 by the current owners to create a delightful home retaining the character and many features of the original property such as panelled walls and ceilings and open fires. Approaching by the private drive the initial view of the house is of the impressive natural stone gable end and Juliet balcony on the first floor. The main entrance is through double doors at the front of the house. To the right the front hall leads to the dining room and spacious dining kitchen with 2 oven red Aga. A corridor from the kitchen leads to the utility cupboard, shower room and rear door. Beyond the front hall to the left is the cosy winter sitting room with painted panelled walls and open fire. An arch opens to the sitting room extension with its impressive natural stone wall and fireplace built by a local craftsman. A staircase from here leads to the mezzanine master bedroom with Juliet balcony, exposed timbers and en suite bathroom. The remaining bedrooms are reached via the original cottage staircase.

The beautiful, wooded grounds have colourful shrubs, a double pond and grassy paths which lead to the mature native woodland, carpeted by violets, bluebells and primroses in the spring. From here there is a path to a sheltered shingle beach and bay and moorings are available here from the local moorings association. Within the grounds is a stone bothy with the potential for conversion subject to the necessary consents.

Gairloch is made up of all the settlements around Loch Gairloch from Red Point in the southwest, with its beautiful sandy beach, to Rua Reidh Lighthouse in the north. The village was mentioned in The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in 2017. It has a thriving community with a good range of amenities, including two small supermarkets, a bank, post office, petrol station, pharmacy, health centre, harbour, primary school and well-regarded secondary school. Inverness is just over an hour’s drive away and has all the facilities of a modern city including its main line railway station and airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.