Invershin, Lairg, Highland, IV27 4ET

Offers Over £675,000

5.18 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 4

  • An outstanding south-facing waterside property.
  • Three Reception Rooms. Four Bedrooms.
  • An exceptionally high standard of accommodation.
  • Option for one bedroom annexe.
  • Parterre, kitchen garden with polytunnel and wildflower garden.
  • A range of outbuildings including kennels, garden stores and a workshop.
  • Grazing land with field shelters and water.
  • Grounds extending to the shores of the Kyle of Sutherland.
  • About 2.1 hectares (5.18 acres) in all.

Auchenblae is in the hamlet of Invershin close to Bonar Bridge in Sutherland. The property is in a glorious south-facing setting, positioned above the banks of the Kyle of Sutherland, where wildlife abounds, and with beautiful views over the water.The nearby villages of Bonar Bridge and Ardgay have a good range of shops and amenities including a primary school, while at Invershin, 1 mile away, there is a request train stop on the Inverness line. Secondary schooling is available in Dornoch or Tain, both of which offer a further range of shops and facilities. 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 county of Sutherland has a beautiful coastline with lush countryside rising to rugged hills and moorland. The region enjoys continued growth and prosperity and yet retains its unspoilt charm and sense of community. There is a range of opportunities available for the outdoor enthusiast including walking, cycling, hill climbing, golf, sailing, fishing and shooting, while the peaceful countryside is home to a huge variety of wildlife and birds. Fishermen are regular visitors to this area attracted by the world class salmon fishing available on the Kyle and its four tributary rivers, the Carron, Cassley, Oykel and Shin. There is an award winning beach at Dornoch as well as its championship golf course, while the west coast with its beautiful coastline and excellent sailing is only an hour’s drive away. With its waterfront and woodland setting, Auchenblae is a haven for rare species of native wildlife, with regular sightings of osprey, sea eagles and otters, while fish are seen jumping in the water. The open riverbank and rocky beach make it an ideal setting for launching kayaks or fishing for brown trout.Auchenblae is an outstanding house, designed by the sellers and constructed and finished to the very highest specification. Attention to detail is evident throughout the property, from the beautiful, contemporary stone and slate exterior which sits so comfortably in the landscape to the superb interior. The house is filled with natural light and the extensive use of glass and french doors extend the sense of space into the landscape. The house is highly energy efficient with excellent levels of insulation, high quality double glazed windows, wood burning stoves and solar gain. There is underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor.One of the ground floor wings of the house has been designed for use as a self-contained annexe or to be incorporated into the main house accommodation as is currently the case.