Sloibcoyle is a charming converted and extended cottage lying close to the Ross-shire village of Edderton. The cottage sits on an elevated site in the heart of beautiful and unspoilt countryside with glorious south facing views over open moorland, while …
Sloibcoyle is a charming converted and extended cottage lying close to the Ross-shire village of Edderton. The cottage sits on an elevated site in the heart of beautiful and unspoilt countryside with glorious south facing views over open moorland, while to the north there are distant framed views to the Dornoch Firth.
Nearby Tain has a good range of shops and facilities including a train station and secondary school, while there is a primary school in Edderton. This area of Ross-shire is known for its beautiful coastline, varied countryside and dry climate and it offers all the benefits of living in a peaceful, unspoilt region with the convenience of good travel and digital infrastructure. Inverness, about a 45 minute drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.
Sloibcoyle was renovated in the late 1990’s to a design by Lachie Stewart, a local architect nationally famous and respected for his sympathetic approach to traditional Highland buildings. The original cottage retains all its charm and original features and merges seamlessly with the extension to create a comfortable and spacious family house blending beautifully with its surroundings. Throughout the finishes are simple and in keeping with the style of property with timber floors, a deep stone fireplace, board lined walls and a corrugated iron roof. The main accommodation is on the ground floor, the focal point of the house being the splendid sitting and dining room, while the two upstairs attic bedrooms have fitted single box beds, continuing the theme of the original croft cottage.
The current owner bought Sloibcoyle in 2012 and has carried out considerable work to both the cottage and grounds to create an idyllic property. Improvements include the addition of a conservatory, new double glazed windows, new wood burning stoves, upgrading the bathrooms, reconfiguring the kitchen, the installation of a new boiler and hot water tank, drainage overhaul and drain replacement, and redecoration.
The original croft cottage can be self-contained and the owner began offering this as a holiday let through AirBnB in January 2020. The cottage has achieved a 5* rating and its first season’s trading has indicated there is potential to generate good income. More information is available on request. https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/39316108?