The Old Manse

Migdale, Bonar Bridge, Sutherland, IV24 3AS

Offers Over £380,000

0.5 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 1

  • A handsome C Listed former manse.
  • Two Reception Rooms. Five Bedrooms.
  • Retaining many original features.
  • Delightful established gardens.
  • Private outdoor dining area.
  • Log store, garden shed and workshop/garden store.
  • Beautiful views over open farmland.
  • Within walking distance of the village.
  • About 0.2 hectares (0.5 acres) in all.

The Old Manse is a handsome, C Listed, mid-19th Century former Free Church manse set in Migdale above Bonar Bridge in Sutherland. The property is in a delightful setting, within walking distance of the village and with lovely views over the surrounding countryside.Bonar Bridge is positioned almost at a central Crossroads of the Highlands with west, east and north coasts all within easy driving distance. The immediate area is unspoilt and its rural way of life, strong local community and beautiful landscape combine to create an exceptional lifestyle.The village has useful shops and amenities including a primary school with secondary schooling available in Dornoch or Tain. Inverness, about an hour’s drive away, has all the amenities of a modern city as well as its airport with regular flights to the South and to Europe.The house is in a peaceful setting surrounded by a mix of grazing land and woodland rising to moorland and hills. Loch Migdale, a freshwater trout loch, is within walking distance of the house and waymarked trails lead along the lochside and through beautiful mixed woodland. The area offers excellent walking, cycling, hill climbing, and sailing, while world class salmon fishing and golf are available locally.The Old Manse was built in 1849 as the manse to the neighbouring Migdale church. The importance of the minister in the local area is reflected in the house with its handsome façade, well-proportioned rooms, beautiful woodwork and spacious interior. Sensitive modernisation has retained these features while creating delightful family accommodation with wood burning stoves, an AGA in the kitchen and five bedrooms. Recent improvements include the installation of a new external boiler, secondary glazing, partial re-carpeting and upgrading the WC.