7 Ariundle

Strontian, Acharacle, PH36 4JB

Offers Over £450,000

67.19 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • A smallholding in a beautiful, unspoilt setting.
  • Two Reception Rooms. Four Bedrooms.
  • Comfortable farmhouse retaining original features.
  • Easily managed grounds with kitchen garden.
  • Modern range of multi-purpose buildings.
  • Approximately 26.39 hectares of registered farmland.
  • Four shares in Scotstown common grazings.
  • On the edge of Ariundle Oakwood NNR.
  • About 27.19 hectares (67.19 acres) in all.

No 7 Ariundle lies close to Strontian on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The smallholding comprises a farmhouse and modern agricultural buildings with approximately 26.39 hectares of registered farmland made up of rough grazing, hill grazing and mixed woodland. The property is in a beautiful, unspoilt setting on the edge of Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve and bounded on one side by a burn that feeds into the Strontian River.The Ardnamurchan peninsula stretches west from Salen to Ardnamurchan Point. This unspoilt landscape has glorious scenery and provides a habitat for many native species of wildlife including pine martens, deer, seals, otters and eagles. The neighbouring Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve has a number of walking trails which lead through the ancient woodland with its rare flora and fauna, and there is portion of this woodland within the 7 Ariundle boundary, although outwith the nature reserve. The seas and sealochs around Ardnamurchan are excellent sailing waters and Loch Sunart has recently been designated as a Special Area of Conversation.Strontian is a charming village on Loch Sunart and is the main centre for the area. Set around an attractive village green, the village has a good range of amenities including schooling up to secondary level, shops, a café, petrol station and hotel. Fort William, about 50 minutes’ drive away, has a good range of facilities including a cinema, supermarkets, hospital and train station.No 7 Ariundle has been owned by the same family for about 34 years. Originally a two room croft house, the farmhouse has been extended over the years and today has well laid out family accommodation retaining original features. Recent improvements include new shower room fittings, new flooring, new double glazing and new rainwater goods and fascia boards.GARDEN GROUNDSThe property is approached from the public road, a driveway crossing the burn and leading to a parking area at the rear of the house.The gardens lie to the front and side of the house and are laid mainly to lawn, fringed and interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. To one side of the drive is an enclosed kitchen garden of raised beds along with agreenhouse and polytunnel. OUTBUILDINGSThe modern, multi-purpose buildings create a three-sided courtyard at the rear of the farmhouse.THE FARMLANDThe registered farmland at 7 Ariundle extends to approximately 26.39 hectares. There is a parcel of hill grazing to the east of the farmhouse, extending to approximately 23.57 hectares. The remaining land comprises a mix of rough grazing and woodland.The eastern boundary has been deer fenced and the riverside has recently been re-fenced. There is a cattle crush and cattle handling pens in a field adjacent to the outbuildings