** CLOSING DATE SET: THU 4TH MAY 2023 @ 12:00 **
McEwan Fraser Legal is delighted to present a rare example of a traditional croft house in the vernacular style in the process of refurbishment. Few of these houses remain with original historic features. No. 43 is located with a southerly aspect with unobstructed views of the Torridon mountain range often described as the most dramatic and spectacular peaks in the British Isles. To the west, the view is across the waters of the Minch to the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides.
The front elevation of the house is symmetrical and very pretty. Of great benefit are the paired windows to the main rooms, often in this type of dwelling there is only one. Consequently, the rooms are very light. The original sash and case windows are still in place and the sashes have been restored with new sash chords and the weights reinstalled. The sash boxes and sills still need attention on the ground floor.
Internally, the ground floor of the main house retains the original tongue and groove-boarded lining on the walls and ceilings. On the first floor, the original boarded lining exists in one of the bedrooms. Two new Morso stoves on slate hearths were installed in 2021. The design intention was to locate the new kitchen in the centre of the house and the bathroom and utility space in the rear extension and this work has been initiated with the hot water cylinder in working order and a heat recovery unit partially fitted. The extension probably dates from the middle of the last century and it has been upgraded with an insulated lining, double glazing and external cladding of locally sourced larch.
The accommodation may be summarised as follows:
Potential bathroom and utility space in the rear extension
Two double bedrooms
The approach to the house is at the end of a track making it peaceful and private. The track itself was upgraded in 2018 and the drainage ditches on either side re-dug. A mature garden surrounds the plot with some very old conifers that may have been planted when the house was first constructed probably towards the end of the nineteenth century. In addition, there is a garage/workshop and a gated drive.
As such, the property is a work in progress with great potential to realise a very special place in the Highlands.
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