The Old Steading is a delightful property lying close to the village of Bonar Bridge in Sutherland. Tucked away at the end of a grassy track and fringed by mature trees, this charming steading conversion sits on an elevated site …
The Old Steading is a delightful property lying close to the village of Bonar Bridge in Sutherland. Tucked away at the end of a grassy track and fringed by mature trees, this charming steading conversion sits on an elevated site and has stunning, southerly views over SSSI water meadows to the Kyle of Sutherland, dramatic Carbisdale Castle and the hills beyond.
The Old Steading, which was purchased by the current owner in 1989, has been sensitively converted to retain the character of the original U-shaped building with accommodation on two sides and a garage and two storey studio in the other wing. The open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen is the focal point of the house with its high beamed ceiling and triple aspect giving stunning views to the courtyard garden, Kyle of Sutherland and westerly mountains. Further development potential, subject to the necessary consents, is available in the garage and studio wing offering the option to provide supplementary office or letting accommodation.
The grounds at The Old Steading extend to approximately one acre and are enclosed by post and wire fencing. The house is set around the charming courtyard garden which is fully enclosed and accessible from both the house and the grounds. This sheltered setting has created a micro climate where tender plants and alpines thrive. Its plantings of herbaceous perennials, ground cover plants, shrubs and climbers ensure colour and form throughout the year.
The remaining gardens are laid mainly to lawn fringed and interspersed with trees and drifts of geraniums, spring flowering bulbs and plantings of rosa rugosa hedging.