Tilda's House

Shieldaig, Strathcarron, Highland, IV54 8XH

Offers Over £440,000

10.6 acres

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  • A charming cottage in a private setting on the shores of Loch Shieldaig
  • One Reception Room. Three Bedrooms.
  • Sensitively modernised and retaining many original features.
  • Stone bothy with conversion potential, subject to the necessary consents.
  • On a sheltered, elevated site with spectacular views over the loch.
  • Including the rocky foreshore with a small bay.
  • Grounds with burn and naturally regenerating woodland.

Tilda’s House is in a spectacular setting in the scattered hamlet of Doireaonar close to the village of Shieldaig in Wester Ross. The cottage is on an elevated site set against a backdrop of native woodland and with stunning views to Loch Shieldaig, Shieldaig Island and the Torridon Mountains. The grounds surround the cottage and extend to the rocky shores of the loch where moorings are available through the local Mooring Association and the Crown Estate.Shieldaig is an extremely attractive west coast village, its main street strung out along the shore of Loch Shieldaig. The waters of the loch are deep and have always provided a safe harbour for many sea-going vessels. The village has a shop, hotel, coffee and gift shop, and primary school, while secondary schooling is available in Gairloch. Dingwall, about an hour’s drive away, has a good range of shops and facilities including a major supermarket and railway station.The west coast is famous for its mild climate, beautiful coastline and exquisite island views. The unspoilt countryside and traditional communities make this area popular with those seeking a change of lifestyle or a second home and Tilda’s House is an excellent base from which to enjoy this region. Shieldaig Island in the loch is a bird sanctuary owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is home to sea eagles as well as kestrels, black guillemots, herons and long eared owls.Tilda’s House has been owned by the same family since 1991 and has been sensitively modernised over the years to create an extremely comfortable and welcoming home, retaining many traditional features and much of the character of the original dwelling. Work carried out includes re-roofing, full insulation, the addition of a sun porch, a new bathroom and the installation of a wood burning stove in the sitting room.