Loth School House, Loth, Helmsdale KW8 6HP
- Presently set as 2 cottages
- Panoramic views out to Sea
- A project to make into 1 house or 2 cottages
- Business opportunity on NC500
- 1 acre of garden
Property SummaryThis characterful cottage and former school house at Loth is traditionally built with 3ft stone walls and slate roof and is set in approx. 1 acre of garden. There are various sheds and a workshop within the garden. This property is in need of renovation and has great potential, it would be ideal for someone looking for a project either to make into one home or 2 rental properties. The Home Report should be looked over before arranging a viewing
Loth is a scattered community between Brora and Helmsdale on the A9 and NC500. The property has panoramic views out over farmland and the North Sea.
All local amenities can be found in either Helmsdale or Brora, A medical centre, shops, pubs, restaurants and various community groups along with the great outdoors of the Highlands of Scotland, fishing, cycling, kayaking, golf and hill walking.
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THE COTTAGE (80 sq m over 2 floors)
The cottage has previously been used as a holiday let and comprises of 3 bedrooms, 2 lounges, a kitchen and a bathroom.
The cottage has a traditional porch with 2 windows with deep sills
This part of the property was previously used as a holiday let. A typical croft house style with 2 living rooms, a kitchen in an extension and a bathroom downstairs along with 2 bedrooms and a box room upstairs.
LIVING ROOM (3.2m x 4.1m)
One of two living rooms with window facing the front garden and out to sea.. A fireplace and original doors into the room. Carpeted.
LIVING ROOM 2 (3.0m x 4.1m)
Second of two living rooms with window facing the front garden and out to sea. A fireplace and original doors into both hallways. carpeted.
BATHROOM (1.8m x 1.9m)
A bathroom downstairs with white 3 piece bathroom and a hand held shower above the bath.
KITCHEN (4.2m x 2.6m)
The kitchen is in an extension to the rear of the property and has white gloss base and wall units. There is a door leading out to the rear of the house.
BEDROOM 1 (3.0m x 3.4m)
Bedroom 1 has a coombed ceiling and window looking out to sea.
BEDROOM 2 (3.4m x 3.2m)
Bedroom 2 has a coombed ceiling and window looking out to sea. A original fireplace with tile surround.
BOX ROOM (3.0m x 1.5m)
Upstairs and window facing to the rear garden and houses the cold tank and hot water tank. Skylight
OLD SCHOOL HOUSE (80 sq m on ground floor)
Formerly the School at Loth, this area of the property was used as a residential home by the present owners. There is a combination of original sash windows and new white uPVC windows. Storage and panel heaters along with a log burner in the main room.
DINING ROOM (4.3m x 2.3m)
The dining room has a breakfast bar separating the kitchen and a sliding wooden door that be closed of to separate the living room or can be opened up to form a large L shape room.
KITCHEN (3.6m x 2.4m)
A mixture of wooden base and wall units and shelving. Space for a cooker and washing machine. The kitchen has a breakfast bar between the kitchen and dining room.
LIVING ROOM (4.6m x 5.0m)
This room was the original schoolroom and has a high ceiling (2.6m) giving a feeling of lots of space. There was originally a door through to the cottage but is presently blocked up. There are sliding wooden doors that can separate the living room and dining room. A Log burner sits on a slate hearth with inset book shelves. There are 2 high original sash windows facing to the sea.
BEDROOM (3.8m x 2.7m)
This bedroom is situated in the extension along with a bathroom. the double bedroom has a fitted wardrobe and panel heater and fitted carpet.
BATHROOM (1.6m x 2.8m)
Bathroom with 3 piece suite, a bath, sink and WC. Linoleum on the floor and a frosted window.
The large attic is presently accessed from the kitchen. It is floored and boarded with electricity.
The garden has many varied and mature plants and some overgrown hedging. The hedge to the front is presently overgrown and obscures the view.
The workshop is a relatively new addition and is therefore dry and secure.
There is a timber shed to the side of the cottage and situated in the driveway. Another shed sits up in a raised part of the garden and a coal and log shed to the side of the house. A wall side greenhouse is to the side of the front door.
Along the A9 from Brora heading to Helmsdale. As you approach Loth you will see the church to the right down the hill on the next turn of the road the property will be found on the left and it is best to turn in at the bottom of the road and drive back to the driveway.
The garden has mature trees and is full of interesting flowers and shrubs. The majority of the garden is behind the house and on a slope, giving great views out to the sea.