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If you’re looking to get away from it all, this pretty little house in a hamlet on the side of a river valley could be for you.

Glenhurich Cottage in Polloch on the West Coast of Scotland was originally built around 1890 and while it was partially restored some 18 years ago, it now needs further renovations to provide for an excellent family or holiday home.

The four-bedroom property is for sale with a guide price of £130,000 with McIntyre & Company, Fort William at OnTheMarket.

The external walls are of solid stone construction and internally the cottage retains some of its original features.

The internal doors have been replaced in keeping with the character of the cottage and some of the internal walls have wood clad panelling.

The cottage is set in a beautiful location just five miles from its closest village of Strontian.

Glenhurich is one of just a few properties within the hamlet of Polloch, a tranquil, woodland spot surrounded by heather-clad hills.

There is currently no mains electricity – a private electrical supply was previously provided by an LPG/Calor Gas Pramac generator with an inverter and battery backup supply.

There is a private water supply and a partial central heating system via a solid fuel Rayburn to the kitchen.

The Rayburn also heats the radiators on the ground floor and heats hot water which is stored in a combination cylinder.

The entire grounds are surrounded by beautiful woodland and mountain scenery. The property has a rear garden, a small external outbuilding and a detached wooden garage.

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Polloch is a remote hamlet located at the north shore of the River Polloch, an inlet that flows into Loch Shiel.

Local wildlife to be seen include the pine marten, red deer and golden and white-tailed sea eagles.

Strontian benefits from a well-stocked shop, a couple of hotels – one being four star with a restaurant which is open to the public – Post Office, primary school, a high school which has a public library inside and a petrol station with attached shop.

The village is 24 miles from Fort William via the Corran Ferry.

Fort William is the main district town of Lochaber and is known as the outdoor capital of the UK.

It’s a popular tourist destination and has a wide variety of attractions including the lochs at Corpach Basin on the Caledonian Canal, which make ideal walking opportunities on the West Highland Way, the Great Glen Way, Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis.

There are a variety of shops, hotels, restaurants, a bus station and railway station with links to Mallaig, Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as an overnight sleeper to London.

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