- Tenure: Freehold
- A potential house site in the grounds of a former walled garden.
- A single house site in established grounds.
- Partly walled, elevated site.
- Services to the edge of the site.
- Positive pre-planning response.
- In the Great Glen and within easy reach of Inverness.
- About 0.90 hectares (2.23 acres) in all.
Polmaily Walled Garden lies in Glenurquhart close to Drumnadrochit in Inverness-shire. Formerly the flower and kitchen gardens to Polmaily House, the elevated house site is set against a backdrop of mature woodland in an unspoilt yet accessible location in the Great Glen. Just a short distance away are Strathfarrar and Glen Affric, two National Nature Reserves with remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forest set in a landscape of outstanding beauty. This protected countryside offers the best in rural sport and recreation, from enjoying the native wildlife, to walking and cycling on forest tracks, and fishing for salmon and trout on the local rivers and lochs.
Drumnadrochit is about 1 mile away and has a useful range of amenities including shops, restaurants, a doctors' surgery and a highly regarded primary and secondary school. Inverness, about half-an-hour's drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.
The south facing site is set within a 2.23 acre, partly walled garden. The sale of the former garden offers a rare opportunity to create a bespoke house within its own beautiful established grounds which include a mature Himalayan cedar and the remaining stone walls on two sides of the site, the south-facing wall retaining a row of bee boles previously used for straw hives. Access to the site is from the main road over the jointly owned Polmaily House drive which leads in turn to a driveway to the edge of the site. Water and electricity are to the edge of the site and drainage will be to a septic tank.
A Pre-Application Advice Response from Highland Council has indicated that, in principle, one house would be acceptable given the size of the site.
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