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9 Ardheslaig
9 Ardheslaig
Offers over£320,000
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2 bedroom detached house for sale

9 Ardheslaig, Shieldaig, Strathcarron, IV54
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Detached house
2 bed
1 bath
0.36 acre(s)

Key information

Tenure: Freehold
Council tax: Band D
Broadband: Basic 4Mbps *
Mobile signal: 
EE O2 Three Vodafone
Water: Ask agent
Heating: Ask agent
Electricity: Ask agent
Sewerage: Ask agent
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Property description & features

  • Tenure: Freehold
  • A charming cottage on the shores of Loch Beag.
  • Two Reception Rooms. Two Bedrooms.
  • Well-maintained, characterful accommodation.
  • Easily managed grounds with access to the foreshore.
  • Stunning views across the loch to the Redpoint peninsula.
  • About 0.15 hectares (0.36 acres) in all
No 9 Ardheslaig lies close to Sheildaig in Wester Ross. The house is one of a cluster of dwellings in an unspoilt setting, positioned just above Loch Beag and with stunning views across the loch to Redpoint beach in the distance.

Shieldaig is an extremely attractive west coast village, its main street strung out along the shore of Loch Shieldaig. The waters of the loch are deep and have always provided a safe harbour for many sea-going vessels. The village has a shop, hotel, coffee and gift shop, and primary school, while secondary schooling is available in Gairloch. Dingwall, about an hour’s drive away, has a good range of shops and facilities including a major supermarket and railway station. The west coast is famous for its mild climate, beautiful coastline and exquisite island views. The unspoilt countryside and traditional communities make this area popular with those seeking a change of lifestyle or a second home and 9 Ardheslaig is an excellent base from which to enjoy this region. Shieldaig Island in the loch is a bird sanctuary owned by the National Trust for Scotland and much wildlife, including sea eagles, seals, otters, pine martins and occasionally dolphins can be seen from the cottage.

The property, which has been owned by the same family for 33 years, is a former fisherman’s cottage, dating from a time before the public road was built and when the main means of transport was by sea. The accommodation has been modernised over the years, but still retains its traditional charm and many original features, while the sun room/dining extension takes advantage of the stunning views. The property has been well-maintained and recent work includes re-roofing and insulating the flat roof extension.

The property is approached from the single track public road, a pedestrian gate opening to a grassy path leading to the cottage.

The grounds extend to approximately 0.36 acres with a garden to the front of the cottage, enclosed by a stone wall, its lawn fringed and interspersed with mature, coastal-tolerant shrubs and plants. The land outwith the stone wall is fenced and comprises an area managed for wildlife, with several apple trees, while a mown path crosses a free-flowing burn leading to the roadside. A gate in the boundary fence leads to the rocky shores of the loch where moorings could be available through the local Mooring Association and the Crown Estate.

EPC Rating = F

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