Easter Auchintoul

Tomatin, Inverness, IV13 7YA

Offers Over £1,400,000

75.3 acres

Bedroom Count icon 6

Reception Count icon 4

Bathroom Count icon 5

  • An impressive country house set around a central courtyard.
  • Combining the best of traditional and modern design.
  • Two bedroom, self-contained cottage.
  • An excellent range of versatile outbuildings.
  • Single bank fishing on the River Findhorn.
  • Grazing land and mixed woodland with deer herd.
  • Beautiful river and moorland views.
  • About 30.47 hectares (75.30 acres) in all.

Easter Auchintoul is in a beautiful secluded setting close to Tomatin in Inverness-shire. The property comprises a modern country house with high quality, versatile accommodation including a self-contained cottage, set in varied and manageable grounds making it suitable not only for residential use, but as a holiday letting enterprise or events venue.Surrounded by its own land of grazing pasture and mixed woodland, the house sits above the Findhorn valley and looks across the river to moorland and hills. This exceptional setting is a snapshot of a pristine Highland landscape with its ever-changing scenery and habitat for rare species of native wildlife with regular sightings of osprey, curlews and kites, as well as pine martens and red deer.Although in a peaceful and unspoilt location, the A9 and Inverness are within easy reach. The city, which benefits from a strong economy and continued investment, has a wide range of amenities including excellent restaurants, shops and sporting facilities. The mix of old and new has allowed the city to retain much of its historic dignity and strong Highland culture which blend well with modern theatre and the arts. The city has good communications by both road and rail, and the airport offers regular flights to the south and Europe.The house was built about 25 years ago on the site of a former farmhouse and there are echoes of the original dwelling in its design. Set around a courtyard, the property comprises a main house, guest wing, a self-contained two bedroom cottage - Ghillie’s Cottage - workrooms and garaging.The house has exceptional accommodation with its principal rooms all looking towards the River Findhorn. The impressive entrance hall with its double height ceiling is filled with natural light and on either side of this are the beautifully proportioned drawing room and the dining room which in turn leads to the well-appointed dining kitchen. The remaining sides of the courtyard provide comfortable, informal and versatile ancillary rooms including a study/winter sitting room, staff accommodation, a rod and gun room, boiler room and lunch hall. This layout also allows for subdivision, subject to the necessary consents.The first floor master bedroom suite is reached by its own staircase, while a second staircase leads to two en suite guest bedrooms.Ghillie’s Cottage has well-presented, two bedroom self-contained accommodation. The cottage was previously a residential let, but could also be used as supplementary, staff or holiday letting accommodation.