Croft Maidoch is in a peaceful residential area of the historic Royal Burgh of Dornoch on the Sutherland coast. The property lies on the fringes of the town, in a private and semi-wooded setting and yet just a short walk ...
Croft Maidoch is in a peaceful residential area of the historic Royal Burgh of Dornoch on the Sutherland coast. The property lies on the fringes of the town, in a private and semi-wooded setting and yet just a short walk from the town centre, golf course and beach. The house, which dates from 1907, was designed in the Arts and Crafts style with a South African influence introduced by the original owner who had spent much of his life overseas. This is particularly seen in the sweeping roofline and veranda which runs along the front of the house.
Croft Maidoch has been in the same family since 1960 and has been well maintained and recent improvements include replacement double glazed windows, a new double glazed door to the conservatory and a craftsman made front door. The accommodation in the house is impressive and yet welcoming with its beautifully proportioned rooms retaining many original features and, although now in need of some internal modernisation, is the most lovely and unique family home. The ground floor accommodation is well laid out with the reception rooms at the front of the house and the kitchen and work rooms to the rear. The first floor bedrooms all have fitted basins and generous wardrobes providing the option to create en suites, subject to the necessary consents.
The beautiful, established grounds at Croft Maidoch were re-landscaped and planted by the current owners and are a unique feature of the property. The immaculate sweeping lawns create a gracious setting for the house, while the magnificent specimen trees including copper beech, eucalyptus, monkey puzzle, American redwood, laburnum and cypresses - on the outer fringes of the lawns have thrived in this dry and sheltered micro-climate.