Formerly the site of Dunscaith (also known as Dunskeath) Castle, a fortification was first mentioned on this site as far back as 1179.
The land and property is located adjacent to the Cromarty - Nigg Ferry. This route was previously known as The King’s Ferry as it was used by King James IV of Scotland (latterly King James 1 of Great Britain) when on pilgrimage to the shrine of St Duthac at Tain, doing so on many occasions between 1493 to 1513.
The main building was destroyed by fire early in the 20th century but the remaining servants’ quarters and stables has been used for various purposes from a holiday home to office accommodation for the oil industry over the years and up to recent times. The building requires some repairs to make it habitable but along with the 10 acres of land this is a rare development opportunity as it situated a few yards from the neighbouring Global Energy Park at Nigg. The accommodation nominally consists of six bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, sitting-room with Dunskaith House a large office/observation lounge extension. Two smaller derelict cottages, a walled garden, stables, private beach and a small ruined chapel add charm and character to the policies.
This property could potentially be converted to a small hotel, a “Grand Design” with superb views over The Sutors to Cromarty or alternatively into residential housing (all subject to obtaining the relevant planning permissions). This would apply equally to the land which is also included in the sale.
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