Tom-An-Oir lies on the shores of Loch Garry in a spectacular setting protected by native woodland and with breathtaking views up the loch to Glen Kingie and the mountains of the Knoydart peninsula. Although just a short distance from the …
Tom-An-Oir lies on the shores of Loch Garry in a spectacular setting protected by native woodland and with breathtaking views up the loch to Glen Kingie and the mountains of the Knoydart peninsula. Although just a short distance from the Great Glen and its popular tourist destinations, this area is one of the last true wildernesses; a romantic and unspoilt haven providing the ultimate retreat.
Loch Garry is one of a group of lochs in the area that form a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), designated to protect the rare native species they support including black-throated divers, common scooter, wetlands and flora. Sightings of wildlife on and around the loch are frequent and include ospreys, golden eagles, otters, red squirrels and pine martens.
Tom-an-Oir was built in 1966 and carefully positioned within its grounds to take advantage of the spectacular setting. The house has recently been renovated to create an extremely comfortable and well appointed home. The work carried out includes the installation of a new kitchen and bathrooms, the addition of timber decking on the loch side of the house, the installation of a new boiler and pressurised hot water system, drilling a bore hole and installation of a water treatment system and complete internal and external decoration. The focal point of the house is the open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen where the interconnecting doors fold right back to create one large living area and its large windows give stunning views and sliding doors open to the timber deck. The understated decoration and presentation of the house allows the spectacular setting to take centre stage and creates a restful living environment. The first floor is accessed by a spiral staircase and has two full height rooms with Velux rooflights. These rooms are currently used as a games room and a store room but the potential exists, subject to the necessary consents, for conversion to provide further accommodation.