COMERAICH, WESTER MUIRNICH, GORTHLECK, INVERNESS - Gorthleck
For Sale £285,000 Offers over - Traditional Cottage
This is a traditional cottage offering all the benefits of rural Scottish life, enjoying total seclusion from the outside world with panoramic views over the countryside and an abundance of wildlife and woodland walks.
Located near the end of a Forestry style track, the property was originally a Victorian crofter’s cottage, but has been substantially extended to provide up to five bedrooms with a substantial self-contained annexe.
Double glazing through most of the property and oil fired central heating, from the Raeburn stove.
Various outbuildings include an old Bothy, Greenhouse, Sheds, etc.
The property is located approximately 20 miles from Inverness and is set in a quiet, rural tranquil setting, surrounded by mature trees, shrubbery etc. Primary schooling is available in the hamlet of Gorthleck, with Secondary Education available at Inverness Royal Academy.
Heading west from Gorthleck, turn right up to Boleskine Church, drive past the Church, pass another converted Victorian Cottage (the Old School House) and the track to the cottage is identified by the wheelie bins which remain at the end of the track on the right hand side. There are approximately five properties on this track, of which Comeraich is the 2nd last.
The original part of the croft house is accessed as you would expect from a door on the south side, leading into a traditional croft house:-
With staircase to first floor accommodation. Storage area behind initial wall and bathroom to rear.
3.5m x 4m
Traditional open recessed fireplace with wood burning stove and timber mantelpiece. Timber panelling partially to walls. Central heating radiator.
4.6m x 4.3m
Traditional cottage kitchen complete with oil fired Raeburn providing cooking and central heating. Cottage style fittings with space for fridge freezer. One central heating radiator.
2.8m x 2.1m
Three-piece bathroom suite in white with shower over bath. Tiled walls to shower surround and traditional timber panelling to ceiling. Ladder style towel rail and separate radiator.
Traditional cottage staircase to first floor landing with ample storage cupboard to eaves on one side and open storage area opposite below roof line.
3.5m x 4.8m (At Floor Level)
Lightly coombed ceilings with dormer window to front elevation and velux to rear. One central heating radiator.
4.2m x 4.4m
Dormer window to front with velux window to rear. Currently accommodating three single beds. Built-in storage cupboard. Central heating radiator.
Accessed via the sitting room of the croft house into:-
SITTING ROOM/DINING ROOM
5.7m x 4.5m
(Further extending into Bay Window)
Patio doors opening onto the patio area. Additional windows to side elevation.
Rear central hallway with stairs leading to first floor accommodation and access to all further accommodation. Two large storage cupboard. Ample light from velux window over stairwell.
4.2m x 2.4m
Practical second kitchen with calor gas fired five burner hob. Fitted with washing machine and tumble dryer together with fridge and ample additional storage space. Recess downlighters. Door to rear of property.
4.4m x 2.5m
Central heating radiator and window to rear elevation. All of the relevant modern conveniences to run a modern day office. However this could just as easily be a double bedroom.
2.1m x 1.5m
Three piece shower suite with double shower tray complete with Mira shower and tiled walls. Fitted bathroom accessories including extractor fan and ladder style towel rail.
Stairs to upper landing and:-
5.4m x 4m
Windows to front elevation and velux window to side. Built-in eaves storage.
4.55m x 3.52m
Spacious double bedroom with window to rear elevation and velux window to roof.
2.4m x 1.3m
Two piece toilet suite in white with velux window and ladder style towel rail.
The property is generally in good condition throughout with the extension being built in 2004 and is therefore fully double glazed. (The only single glazing, I saw in the entire property was one of the windows to the kitchen in the original cottage).
This property will not suit a city dweller, but rather someone looking for peace and privacy and something of a return to nature. A four by four vehicle would be beneficial particularly in the winter months, as the track to the house is not adopted and is very unlikely ever to be so, which adds to the charm of the whole property.
The gardens of over a third of an acre are very mature, with a wide variety of shrubs, flowers, trees and vegetable plots.
The Bothy has been upgraded with concrete flooring, insulation, power and light, in addition to a garden shed and greenhouse.
Spectacular views all-round the property to the south and west could be improved even further by thinning some of the growth within the gardens, subject to personal preference. The garden includes a gated driveway for a number of vehicles with slabbed pathways throughout. The garden area to the east of the property is less heavily planted, but still enjoys a variety of species of trees and bushes.
Boundaries are all deer fenced. A slabbed patio area sits to the front of the house offering complete privacy and solitude from all but the birds.