Ceol Mor is a spectacular fully modernised property located in a secluded setting in the Scottish Highlands. Formerly a traditional Highland cottage, the house has been sensitively converted and extended to provide well-appointed family accommodation incorporating a garden room and sun porch, both with full height glazed panels and first floor dormers in the main house. Balconies and decked areas overlook terraced grounds providing amazing panoramic views over the Kyle of Sutherland.
The interior of the house has been fully renovated, modernised and insulated to a high standard. Open plan living accommodation with travertine marble tiles and oak timber flooring, a living room with glazed gable wall and Morso wood-burning stove and a beautifully fitted open plan kitchen and dining hall. The south, west and east-facing sun and garden rooms provide light and all-encompassing views across the glen. First-floor accommodation is accessed by a private staircase to the master bedroom and en suite bathroom with a separate galleried staircase leading to a bedroom, playroom and family bathroom.
EPC Rating – D
Council Tax Band – F
Broadband – 50Mbps
GARDEN ROOM (2.9m x 2.7m (9'5" x 9'0"))
The primary entrance to the house for the owners is through the garden room which has travertine flooring. The triple aspect room also acts as a breakfast room, as it catches the morning sun. A fully glazed door leads into the kitchen.
KITCHEN (5.9m x 3.7m (19'6" x 12'2"))
A good sized room with many fitted wall and base units in pale beech, white sparkle granite worktops and travertine tiled floor. There is a 5 ring gas hob with granite splashback and stainless steel cooker hood, eye level electric double oven, fitted glass fronted chiller cabinet, integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and dryer. There is a walk-in cupboard that houses the boiler and storage, making it a useful drying area. An open doorway leads through to the dining hall.
LOUNGE (5.9m x 4.5m (19'6" x 14'1"))
Full height glazed windows, a Morso wood-burning stove is the main feature of this room and sits on a raised polished slate hearth, solid oak timber flooring, a deep shelved cupboard. A folding glass door opens up into the sunroom.
A triple aspect room with cathedral ceiling, ¾ height windows and solid oak floor, glazed patio doors open on to raised decking and surrounding balcony. The sunroom allows 180-degree views along the glen.
DINING HALL (7.1m x 4.7m (23'4" x 15'7"))
The spacious dining hall is in the centre of the house and has full height, south-facing windows and fully glazed french doors to the decked platform and formal entrance to the property. The travertine tiled floor continues through from the kitchen. From the dining room, a partially open staircase leads to the first floor, double aspect galleried landing. Access also to Bedroom 1 with en suite, the cloakroom and access through to the owners own suite (as is presently set out as a B&B).
CLOAKROOM (1.8m x 1.1m (5'11" x 3'*"))
White w/c and feature granite wash hand basin on an oak drawer stand with wall mounted tap and large mirror above.
BEDROOM 1 with EN SUITE (3.5m x 3.4m (11'5" x 11'3"))
A double bedroom, with cream fitted carpet and feature wall, leads from the dining hall.
En suite 2.5 x 1.6m (8'1" x 5'1")
Tiled floor and part walls, a central shower cabinet with electric shower, wash hand basin, w/c and rail.
SITTING ROOM (5.5m x 4.9m (17'11" x 14'8"))
The sitting room comes off the dining hall and is presently set out as the owner's own sitting room. Tall windows with a south aspect, three top-lit wall alcoves and open plan stairs to the master bedroom and en suite. There is a door that leads through to Bedroom 2 which is presently being used as an office. Cream carpet flows throughout.
BEDROOM 2/OFFICE (4.5m x 3.4m (14'8" x 11'0"))
A double bedroom with tall windows includes large wardrobes and blinds. Presently used as an office.
MASTER BEDROOM (6.0m x 4.8m (19'10" x 15'11") max)
Double aspect windows, full height windows south aspect and window with west aspect above the stairwell. A door leads to the en suite.
EN SUITE (2.9m x 2.3m (9'5" x 7'8"))
An impressive en suite with 2 full height windows, tiled floor and walls, freestanding oval bath, fully tiled shower, with single glazed door and digitally operated power shower, two bowl wash hand basins with worktop taps sitting on a beech stand, w/c, heated towel rail.
GALLERIED LANDING (3.9m x 2.5m(13'0" x 8'1"))
Back through the dining hall and ascend the open stairs to the galleried landing with ample space for an office or additional storage and leads to bedroom 4. A stepped hallway with coombed ceiling and recessed lit shelves, on both sides, leads bedroom 5.
BEDROOM 4 (4.5m x 3.9m (14'8" x 13'0"))
A double aspect room with extended dormers and coombed ceiling. With views to the glen and the other window looks out to the native species woods. Cream carpet and fitted blinds are included.
BEDROOM 5 (4.6m x 4.0m (15'1" x13'4"))
Two Velux windows give a great view to the east of the glen. An interesting room with coombed ceiling, exposed insulated stainless steel flue from wood-burning stove below and access to the bathroom.
Velux window, coombed ceiling, tiled floor and partly tiled walls, fitted bath with mixer handheld shower, wash hand basin in a white unit, w/c on a raised platform, heated towel rail and wall access panel to Megaflo hot water cylinder.
To the rear of the house is a stone and timber clad large garage, bunded oil tank, log store and spacious garden shed.
GARDEN & DRIVEWAY
The grounds at Ceol Mor extend to approximately 1.8 acres. The drive leads to a parking area with ample space for multiple car parking. Around the house is a gravelled area with a pathway to the decked platform where there are access steps to the main entrance. A decked balcony surrounds the south and east of the property, providing outdoor seating. The grounds are mainly laid to lawn sloping down to a boundary fence and interspersed with native trees. There is a charming secluded timber summer house with beautiful river and mountain views.
Heating - oil fired central heating
Water is from the mains supply
Wastewater is a septic tank
Broadband speed 50 mb
From Bonar Bridge take the A836, after 4 miles take the road signposted A837 to Lochinver. Continue for approximately 2 miles and Ceol Mor is set down on the left with a sign at the entrance to the drive.
LIVING IN THE HIGHLANDS
This area of Sutherland is known for its beautiful coastline, lush countryside and dry climate. The region enjoys continued growth and prosperity and yet retains its unspoilt charm and sense of community. There is a wealth of opportunities available for the outdoor enthusiast including walking, hill climbing, golf, sailing and shooting, while the peaceful countryside is home to a variety of wildlife. Fishermen are regular visitors to this area attracted by the world-class salmon fishing available on the Kyle and also its four feeder rivers, the Carron, Cassley, Oykel and Shin.
The nearest train station is at Ardgay (approximately 2 miles).
Local bus services operate daily that connect with services that pass through Tain and Dornoch to Inverness and Wick.
National supermarket chains deliver to the area from their bases in Tain and Dingwall.
The nearby villages of Lairg, Bonar Bridge and Ardgay offer between them shops, post offices, primary schools and railway stations. Secondary schooling is available in Dornoch or Tain,
The historic town of Dornoch is a delightful place to visit with its unique shops and restaurants and sandy beach and only 19 miles to the east.
The Royal Burgh of Tain is approximately 21 miles away and provides access to national supermarkets as well as a range of local shops and services.
There are award-winning beaches at Dornoch, Golspie and Brora, while the west coast with its beautiful coastline and excellent sailing is only an hour’s drive away.
Invershin Train Station 2 miles,
Tain 21 miles,
Dornoch 19 miles,
Inverness 46 miles
Inverness Airport 52 miles