This impressive and extended former manse house is traditionally built of stone under a slate roof and subsequently extended to form a spacious house with granny flat set in attractive garden grounds together with a useful set of outbuildings. The adjacent church is only in infrequent use. The manse is located off the A837 public road from Bonar Bridge to Rosehall on the north side of Strathoykel and faces south west, enjoying fine views across the strath. The Old Manse is a charming house that is well proportioned and has 3 reception rooms, a family kitchen and 6 bedrooms. Outside there are several outbuildings providing a large workshop/garage as well as the central open fronted shed that lends its self to a variety of uses, currently used for storing the generator and garden equipment. The mature and delightful garden extends to approximately 1.5 acres and has a stream running through with a wooden bridge over.
Rosehall has a primary school and the village of Bonar Bridge has a library, a post office, a butcher, a grocery store with in-store bakery, a chemist, a medical centre and hospital, two public houses, a restaurant and a community hub which has a children’s play area and gym. Secondary schooling is available in either Tain or Dornoch.
The Old Manse is situated close to the Sutherland/Ross-shire border in the Highlands of Scotland. The property is surrounded by spectacular scenery allowing for a private and tranquil home in the Highlands within easy reach of amenities. There is an extensive range of outdoor pursuits all of which are easily accessible and include golfing, deer stalking, some of the best salmon fishing in Scotland, as well as hill walking, mountain biking and other country pursuits including riding. Bonar Bridge Golf Club, which has been voted the most picturesque 9 hole golf course in Scotland is the closest and other top ranked golf courses are within easy reach, including the world famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course and Royal Tain which are both 40 minutes’ drive away. There are many wonderful walks available directly from the house, including Cassley woods and waterfall. The wonderful sandy beaches of the Sutherland coastline are within easy reach.
APPROACH TO THE PROPERTY
A tarmacadamed drive with cattle grid and a red gate leads to the property. A gravel driveway heads off to the right to the garage block.
PORCH (10'6 x 4'0 (3.2m x 1.2m))
The formal entrance to this grand property is through the glazed porch.
VESTIBULE (11'6 x 7'0 (3.5m x 2.1m))
Through the porch takes you to the vestibule which leads you to the central hall.
The central hallway leads off in 3 directions, right to the kitchen and utility. Left to what was previously used as a granny flat, with lounge, bedroom, shower room and a kitchen all with separate entrance, but is presently used as bedrooms 5 and 6. Then straight ahead to the dining room and study.
The grand stairs lead up to the first floor, which again has 3 wings, one encompassing an expansive lounge with panoramic views, and 2 wings with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom in each wing.
The cloakroom just off the hall has a wc and wash basin.
KITCHEN/DINING (18'4 x 13'8 (5.6m x 4.2m))
The neutrally decorated kitchen has white fitted wall and base units, space for a large kitchen table, and access through to the spacious utility. There is an integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer, eye level oven and microwave, a ceramic hob and cooker hood above. Off the kitchen is a large larder.
UTILITY ROOM (16'0 x 8'3 (4.8m x 2.5m))
This large utility room has ample space for laundry, there is a washing machine tumble drier and Clothes Pulley for drying items of clothes. A Belfast sink and ample shelf storage. The free standing fridge freezer and freezer are also included in the sale. There is a door that leads on to the decking and down steps to the garden.
The lobby has an exit leading to the garden and a coat cupboard and shelved cupboard.
DINING ROOM (16'6 x 15'3 (4.8m x 4.6m))
The large formal dining room is accessed from both the hallway and the kitchen. There are windows facing east and French doors facing west that lead out to the large patio area.
STUDY (15' x 9'3 (4.6m x 2.8m))
The study is off the dining room and has a log burner set in a brick fireplace and wooden mantle and dual aspect windows.
Leading out from the lobby is a corrugated Perspex roof verandah, off which opens the boiler house with Myson Velaire boiler and log store. On the opposite side of the verandah there is a log hoist to the living room on the first floor.
BEDROOM 5 (10'0 x 8'0 (3.0m x 2.4m))
A bedroom with built in wardrobe.
BEDROOM 6 (12'3 x 8'9 (3.7m x 2.7m))
A double bedroom with exterior door and fitted shelved cupboard.
BATHROOM 3 (10'0 x 5'6 (3.0m x 1.7m))
A bathroom that has been turned into a wet room with access shower, wc and wash basin.
An impressive landing is at the centre of this T-shape property, where the stairs is over looked by the sky light which allows lots of natural light to flood in to the stairwell.
LIVING ROOM (30'0 x 15'0 (9.1m x 4.5m))
This magnificent neutrally decorated and carpeted room has a large open stone fireplace. mantle and hearth. A quirky and useful addition is a log hoist to the side of the fire for easy transport of logs from the log store downstairs. The large windows allow for panoramic views across to Strathoykel
The master wing leads south from the main hall and has a door leading to a master bedroom, en suite and dressing room (or bedroom 2).
BEDROOM 1 (MASTER) (15'3 x 10'8 (4.6m x 3.0m))
Bedroom 1 has dual aspect windows and is in the south wing of the house which is presently set up as the master suite with a bathroom and dressing room (bedroom 2).
BATHROOM 1 (10'3 x 6'6 (3.4m x 1.8m))
The en suite within the master wing has a 3 piece white suite consisting of w/c, bath and wash basin within a vanity unit.
BEDROOM 2 (11.3 x 10'8 (3.3m x 3.0m ))
Presently used as a dressing room in the master wing with floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes in ash and mirrored doors.
The East wing also leads of from the central landing and has a door separating bedrooms 3 and 4 and a bathroom from the central hallway.
BEDROOM 3 (11'3 x 10'3 (3.4m x 3.0m))
Presently used as a single bedroom with bespoke wooden furniture.
BATHROOM 2 (11'3 x 5'9 (3.3m x 1.7m))
Bathroom with shower cubicle, wc, bidet and wash basin.
BEDROOM 4 (13'6 x 10'0 (3.9m x 3.0m))
A dual aspect bedroom with built in wardrobe and cast iron radiator.
This room is accessed from a door on the first floor and is above the ground floor therefore no need for a ladder and is excellent for storage.
GARDEN & OUTBUILDINGS
It is understood that the grounds extend to approximately 1.5 acres and are attractively laid to lawn with mature flower and shrub borders. There is a fenced vegetable plot and an orchard.
There is a timber framed greenhouse (17'0 x 5'0) attached to the garage block and a Silvermist greenhouse in the garden.
WORKSHOP 13'6 x 12'6 with electric power and light and open tread stairs to -
ATTIC ROOM 28'0 x 11'6 fully lined and decorated. Coombed ceiling.
GARAGE 14'9 x 14'0 with electric and an up an over garage door.
CARPORT 17'8 x 14'9 with Deutz Mag stand by generator and an outside standpipe.
STORE 20'8 x 13'6 with electric powerand open tread stairs to -
LOFT 16'0 x 9'0
Council Tax Band - G
EPC Rating - F
Oil central heating serviced by a Myson Velaire oil fired boiler
Septic tank within grounds
Mains electric with change over switch to a generator in the back porch.
All carpets and curtains included in sale.
Items of furniture are available for separate purchase.
From Bonar Bridge take the A837 towards Rosehall, drive for 11 miles and you will see the Free Church on your left, turn left and go through the red gates to The Old Manse. Please do not follow the Sat Nav as it will take you of the A837.