Strathcarrick - The Whole

Heights Of Inchvannie, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, IV14 9AE

Offers Over £735,000

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

  • LOT 1 - Strathcarrick House and Croft.
  • Two reception rooms. Four bedrooms.
  • Beautifully appointed, semi-open plan accommodation.
  • Well managed croft land extending to 1.8 ha (4.45 acres).
  • Modern outbuilding with storage and games room.
  • Elevated views to the Cromarty Firth and mountains of the west.
  • LOT 2 - The Croft, Toran Sligeach.
  • 6.8 acres of owner occupied croft land.
  • Full-size, all weather arena with flood lighting.

SITUATION Strathcarrick House is in the scattered crofting township of Heights of Inchvannie near Strathpeffer. The property is in a beautiful setting with spectacular, panoramic views stretching from the Cromarty Firth in the east to the mountains of the west.The surrounding countryside is unspoilt and as well as providing a habitat for rare native wildlife, is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. There is a wide range of walks and mountain bike trails, challenging mountain climbs, and fishing for salmon and trout on local rivers, while the west coast, famous for its stunning coastline and sandy beaches, is within easy reach.Strathpeffer expanded with the arrival of the railway in Victorian times when visitors came to take the famous spa waters. Today the village is popular for its handsome architecture, sense of community and as a base from which to enjoy the area with its easy access to Inverness and the west and east coasts. The village has a small supermarket, highly regarded primary school, restaurant, hotels and a modern doctors’ surgery. The market town of Dingwall is just a ten minute drive away and has a wider range of shops and amenities including an modern secondary school, while Inverness, about 20 miles away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.LOT 1 – STRATHCARRICK HOUSE AND CROFTDESCRIPTION The property comprises a decrofted house and garden ground with approximately 4.45 acres of owner occupied croft land and a modern multi-purpose shed. The house was completed in around 2010 and has been built and finished to a very high standard with solid oak interior finishings, with a semi-open plan interior which takes advantage of the stunning views and extends the sense of space into the landscape. There is a double height ceiling in the sitting room and galleried landing and this, combined with the extensive use of glass, fills the house with natural light, while also increasing solar gain.The integrated garage on the west side of the house has been converted to create a gym, gun room, boot room and larder, but could easily be re-instated as a garage. The property has solar panels which heat the hot water and the shed has solar panels which is resold back to the grid.GARDENThe property is approached from the public road, a driveway over which the owners have a right of access leading to a gateway and a parking area at the side of the house.The decrofted garden is laid mainly to grass with a generous decked balcony made from composite surrounded by glass balustrade with play area. CROFT LANDThe croft land extends to approximately 4.45 acres and is divided into a number of grass fields, currently used for grazing horses. Further information on crofting is available from OUTBUILDINGSMulti-purpose ShedYard Area14.6 m x 11. 9 mWith extensive, two level storage and workshop (4.2 m x 2.6 m).Games Room/Spa14.2 m x 5.4 mWith double, external door and cubicle block (3.4 m x 1.5 m) with WC with sink, shower and changing room. To one side of the shed is an open-fronted hay and machinery store.FIXTURES AND FITTINGSThe following items are specifically excluded from the sale: The antler light fitting in the sitting room/gallery.The field shelter. Further items may be available by separate negotiation but specifically the spa pool in the games room. All fitted carpets and curtains are included in the sale.LOT 2 - THE CROFTThe Croft extends to approximately 6.8 acres of owner occupied croft land lying to the north of the main drive to Strathcarrick House. The land, which is elevated, has panoramic south facing views and comprises rough grazing land divided into a number of well-fenced fields, each with a water trough and metal gates.Within the croft land and accessed from the main drive to Strathcarrick House, is a full-size, all-weather arena. In addition, there is an elevated bird hide within the croft land.The field shelter on the croft and the steel shed beside the arena are available by separate negotiation. Please note, part of the arena fence has been removed.Please note the shooting rights over the croft are reserved to the neighbouring estate.NOTESPlease note that the stabling and arena mirrors that appear in the photographs have been removed and no longer form part of the sale.Offers for Lot 2 won’t be considered until an acceptable offer has been received for Lot 1.SSEN are updating the transmission line from Caithness to Beauly. The preferred route is somedistance from Strathcarrick, however, further information is available from property is monitored by CCTV.