Monday 9 November 2015

Six Highland crofts and cottages

It's cold,wet and windy today. Perfect weather for a virtual visit to Scotland for a round-up of six lovely wrecks.
Starting with my current favourite - the traditional cottage above and below, at Inverkirkaig, a couple of miles from the fishing port of Lochinver, Sutherland.
Three bedrooms, two reception, kitchen and bathroom - and gorgeous views over Inverkirkaig Bay.
outside is a small, fenced garden and disused outhouse.

It's on the market at offers over £100k through Wilsons - PDF here. Details and more pictures here.

There are no internal pix for the traditional Scottish croft (above), but the riverside location looks gorgeous.
On the market through Strutt & Parker at offers over £120k, you get the three-bed farmhouse above, plus the chunky stone outbuilding (below) and half an acre of land.

The property sits on the River Don, around seven  miles outside Alford, Aberdeenshire, on the A980.
More details and pictures here and here.
Talking of location, the view from this Caithness property is stunning:

Shame the house itself is so ugly:

On the market through Georgesons at offers over £60k, the house is being sold "as seen" (isn't that true of all property...?). It's at Bettyhill, in Caithness, around 30  miles from Thurso - and that view is over Betty Hill Bay.
The three-bed property has two reception rooms, bathroom and kitchen and a small garden.

More details and pix here and here.
Also in Caithness is the prettier cottage below, at East End, Armadale.

Three beds, living room, kitchen and bathroom. And lovely rural and sea views.

It comes with stone outbuildings and around five acres of tenanted and part-shared croft land - making this a more complex sale - but the whole package is on the market through Inksters at offers over £100k.
Details and more pix here and here.
If you're up for a bigger renovation challenge, £108k will get you two crofts (below) and land near the Highlands village of Helmsdale.

There are two derelict houses, one already de-crofted, plus a stone barn and just under five acres of croft land. Again - spectacular views, this time over the North Sea.
The properties are up for sale together or separately (the de-crofted house and plot is £40k) via Re/max Elite - details here.