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Larachan House

Spinningdale, Ardgay, Sutherland, IV24 3AD

Guide Price £525,000


  • A delightful four bedroom period property.

  • A sensitively renovated former school and schoolhouse.

  • Spacious and well-appointed accommodation.

  • Generous, easily managed grounds.

  • Views over the Dornoch Firth.

  • Just off the NC500 route.

  • About 0.87 hectares (2.15 acres) in all.

SITUATION
Larachan House is situated close to the hamlet of Spinningdale in Sutherland. Set just above the north bank of the Dornoch Firth, the property is in a peaceful setting with beautiful views through birch woodland to the water.

Dornoch …

SITUATION
Larachan House is situated close to the hamlet of Spinningdale in Sutherland. Set just above the north bank of the Dornoch Firth, the property is in a peaceful setting with beautiful views through birch woodland to the water.

Dornoch is a popular town with an active community, prosperous centre and high tourist numbers. The town is famous for its cathedral, championship golf course, and award winning beach, but also provides excellent amenities with a number of independent shops, acclaimed restaurants and highly regarded schooling up to secondary level. Nearby Tain and Alness have major supermarkets, while Inverness has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.

Sutherland, which stretches from the east to the west coast of Scotland, is a varied and beautiful county. Inland and to the west are the hills, moors and dramatic mountains offering the very best in fishing, shooting, stalking and hill walking; while the east coast offers links golf courses and long sandy beaches, and the west coast a stunning coastline dotted with islands and providing sheltered sailing. In addition, this unspoilt countryside provides a safe habitat for many rare species of wildlife and plants.

DESCRIPTION
Larachan House dates back to 1875 and was built and designed by the architect Alexander Ross. It was the former school and schoolhouse for the local area until 1964, when it was sympathetically converted into a spacious family home. The property enjoys stunning elevated views to the Dornoch Firth and the countryside beyond. The sitting room benefits from large windows taking in a flood of natural light and has a stunning period fireplace with inset wood burning stove. The dining kitchen has been well appointed with a wood burning stove and range cooker. There is a “U” shaped galleried landing, currently used as an office area has beautiful views to the garden and the firth beyond.

There is the option to use the attached self-contained cottage to provide additional family accommodation expanding the living area in the main house via connecting doors, or for use providing an income as a B&B or separate letting accommodation. The current owners have been successfully holiday letting the cottage through their own website and letting agencies, achieving a high occupancy level throughout the season.