Keeper’s House, Achany, Lairg, Sutherland IV27 4EE

£420,000 Offers Over
  • Ref: MMIV27290321KB
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Parking: Carport, Driveway
  • Outside Space: Mature/Established Garden, Multiple Acres
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • CLOSING DATE set for 12 noon on Tuesday 13th April 2021
  • 5 Bedroom stone built detached house
  • Stunning views over Highland scenery
  • Outbuildings, Workshop and Garages
  • Beautifully maintained property
  • Home report, floor plan and walkthrough video on Monster Moves website

Property Summary

CLOSING DATE set for 12 noon on Tuesday 13th April 2021
Keeper's House is a magnificent house with many original features and has a garden that extends to 3 acres. It is situated within Forestry Commission land and has spectacular views across the highland countryside. The property comprises a detached five bedroom house Ground Floor: vestibule, hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, conservatory, kitchen, utility and w/c First Floor: landing, bathroom and five bedrooms (two of which have e-suite facilities). The property is accessed by a driveway and the grounds extend to approximately 3 acres which comprises a lawned area to front and sides and to the rear is a courtyard garden of raised vegetable beds between gravel paths, a greenhouse and stone outbuildings. Formerly the gamekeeper's accommodation for the Achany Estate, the house sits in its own wooded grounds in a secluded setting with stunning views over birch woodland to the Highland countryside.

The property stands in a rural location in central Sutherland. Primary schooling is located in Rosehall or Lairg. Secondary schooling is in Dornoch, and a range of amenities are to be found in Lairg or Bonar Bridge; Butcher, restaurant, hairdresser, convenience stores, medical centre etc.

Full Details

The formal entrance to Keeper's House is through a arched doorway into a vestibule with window and then into the hallway with stairs leading to the first floor.

DINING ROOM (3.8m x 6.8m)
The formal dining room has dual aspect windows over looking the countryside. Fitted neutral carpet and walls with wall lights. A multi fuel stove sits on a hearth and has a wooden fire surround.

DRAWING ROOM (3.0m x 3.8m)
This room is presently used as a craft room and has dual aspect windows.

SITTING ROOM (4.1m x 4.0m)
The sitting room has a cosy feel with an inglnook fireplace with a multi fuel stove sitting on a slate hearth.

KITCHEN (6.0m x 4.1m)
A spacious kitchen with base and wall units on three walls and integrated 5 ring gas burner hob and eye level oven and microwave. There is space for a dishwasher and a country kitchen table and chairs The Alpha, multi-function range cooker is a feature and provides the heating and hot water.

CONSERVATORY (4.0m x 3.9m)
This is presently used as the main entrance to the property and the dining room. It has windows on three sides above a low wall. The windows and door are double glazed with uPVC casements. Entry to the kitchen and house beyond. This is a large room and has spectacular views to the woods and countryside.

A very useful cloakroom which also doubles as a utility area with plumbing for a washing machine and space for hanging outdoor coats and placing boots. The cloakroom has a white w/c and wash basin.

A bright and spacious landing with original staircase and neutral carpet and decor.

BEDROOM 1 (4.2m x 4.0m)
A double bedroom with built in storage.

BATHROOM (3.5m x 2.3m)
A modern bathroom comprising, white bath and wall hung w/c and wash basin. There is a large corner shower enclosure with mains supplied shower. The bathroom has floor and wall tiles and fixed mirrored bathroom cabinet and storage unit.

BEDROOM 2 and EN SUITE (4.2m x 4.0m (1.2m x 2.2m))
A double bedroom with fitted hanging wardrobe and an en-suite with white w/c, wash basin and shower enclosure.

BEDROOM 3 (3.8m x 2.9m)
A double bedroom with neutral walls and fitted carpet

BEDROOM 4 (3.9m x 3.8m)
A double bedroom

BEDROOM 5 with EN SUITE (4.0m x 3.8m (1.5m x 2.8m))
A double bedroom with dual aspect windows wooden floor, neutral decor and shelving under the large window. An en-suite shower room comprising of wash basin, w/c and shower enclosure.

The garden is mainly down to grass with mature trees and shrubs and extends to some 3 acres. The boundaries are enclosed by post and wire fencing on three sides and to the woods on the fourth side. There is a semi walled vegetable garden to the rear of the property with raised beds and a greenhouse.

There is a timber framed and clad stable block with corrugated roof sheeting. The stable block has been divided into 2 workshops/stores and a concrete block and timber framed carport under corrugated roofing. There is also a stone built outbuilding (formerly kennels) that is divided into four sections each with a timber door, two have electric lights.

EPC Rating - E (51)
Council Tax Band - E
Internal Floor Area - 222 Sq m (approx)
Central heating is provided by an oil fired boiler within the range cooker in the Kitchen to wall mounted radiators.
Wooden double glazed windows and doors
Built circa 1890
Roof timbers and loft space treated 13/03/2012
Private septic tank

From the south take the A836 north towards Lairg then at Invershin take the A837 to Inveran go over the bridge and take a right along the B864 sign post Falls of Shin. About a mile past the Falls of Shin go through Achany and then half a mile take the first road to the left head up the hill and take the second turning on your left this is now on the private road to Keeper's House.
From Lairg take the A839 then take the B864 south towards Falls of Shin. After 3 miles as you come over the bridge you will see a turning on the right to Achany House, drive on and take the next turning right, head up the hill and take the second turning on your left this is now on the private road to Keeper's House.

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Property Location

Contact Office

Monster Moves Head Office
Thistle House
Main Street
KW10 6TG


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