Drumnacroie Croft

Contin, Ross-Shire, IV14 9EJ

Offers Over £325,000

106.55 acres

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  • An owner occupied croft in a beautiful setting.
  • Totally secluded and with spectacular views.
  • A croft house in need of full renovation.
  • Broadleaf woodland, natural regeneration and grazing land.
  • Extending to the shores of Loch Tarvie.
  • On the NC500 and with tourism development potential.
  • About 43.12 hectares (106.55 acres) in all.

Drumnacroie Croft is in a beautiful, secluded setting close to Contin in Ross-shire. The property is an owner occupied registered croft (Crofting Register Number R1235) of approximately 43.12 hectares comprising grazing land and native woodland with loch frontage and a derelict croft house and outbuildings.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.Contin has a fuel station with village store, a café and popular country house hotel, and nearby Dingwall has a further range of facilities including a secondary school and train station. Inverness, about a thirty five minute drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.Formerly used for grazing livestock, Drumnacroie Croft has been unworked now for a number of years and is overgrown, however, this has allowed the natural diversity of the land to flourish and display a variety of plants and wildlife. Not only has this created an extremely attractive landscape, but it also highlights the potential to manage the croft to encourage biodiversity, for which grants are available, along with traditional crofting practices. Further information on crofting is available from https://www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/The house is uninhabitable and has no water supply or drainage, but offers the opportunity, subject to the necessary consents, to build a modern house in a beautiful and unspoilt setting. There may also be the potential to erect holiday letting units within the grounds, again subject to planning consent.