Banscol Cottage lies close to the village of Rogart in Sutherland. The property, which is in a spectacular unspoilt setting, comprises an extended and modernised decrofted traditional cottage, a separate bothy, a garden studio and outbuildings all on decrofted ground; …
Banscol Cottage lies close to the village of Rogart in Sutherland. The property, which is in a spectacular unspoilt setting, comprises an extended and modernised decrofted traditional cottage, a separate bothy, a garden studio and outbuildings all on decrofted ground; and an adjacent owner occupied croft of approximately 38 acres.
The well-managed land with its broadleaf plantings and lochans 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.
The nearby village of Pittentrail has a local shop, petrol station, primary school, garage, hotel with pub and village hall, as well as a railway station which is a request stop on the Far North line.
Secondary schooling is available in Golspie and
Dornoch, both offering a further range of shops and facilities. Inverness has all the amenities of a modern city as well as its airport with regular flights to the south and flights to Europe.
The surrounding area offers an excellent range of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast including walking, hill climbing, and golf, while the peaceful countryside is home to a variety of wildlife. There is an award winning beach at Dornoch, while the west coast with its beautiful coastline and excellent sailing is only about an hour away. In addition, the success of the NC500 route has brought an increased demand for goods and services in the area.
Banscol Cottage is a sensitively extended former croft cottage where modern design blends with traditional features to create delightful and well-laid out accommodation. The extension houses the sitting room with its lovely views and french doors to the garden, and the beautifully appointed dining kitchen with its oil fired AGA and companion cooker. The study/winter sitting room and bedroom 4 are in the original cottage and retain many traditional features including wood panelled walls and a restored stone fireplace.
The first floor bedrooms continue the mix of old and modern with the generous master bedroom with its en suite bathroom, and bedrooms two and three with their wood panelled walls and decorative fireplaces.
The current owners have maintained the properties well and recent work includes full interior and exterior repainting.
The Bothy is a charming stone barn conversion with delightful open plan, one bedroom accommodation. The Bothy offers potential for use as supplementary or holiday letting accommodation.
Details of the croft registration can be found on the Crofting Commission website.