Set in a most scenic coastal location within a 4 acre croft, this four bedroom detached croft house would be ideal for those looking for a change of lifestyle. The property has been well maintained over the years, however would benefit from modernisation throughout. In an elevated spot, overlooking Loch Ewe this charming property is in an enviable position looking directly across to the dramatic Torridon mountain range. The lounge is a good size and benefits from a multi-fuel burning stove, which also heats the hot water, as well as lovely views. There is a large storage cupboard. The kitchen has plenty of natural light and has an electric free standing cooker, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher and washing machine. The bathroom has a large shower cubicle and small bath. The family room completes the accommodation on the ground floor. This has also been used as a 4th bedroom and benefits from the lovely outlooks to the front. Upstairs offers 2 large double bedrooms, both with views and a single bedroom to the rear. There is double glazing throughout and electric storage heating, supplemented by the multi-fuel burner in the lounge. The garden is fully fenced and is mostly laid to lawn, with mature trees, planting and shrubs. There is a large detached stone byre, which is used as a workshop and timber summer house in the trees. There are plenty of areas to sit out and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. The garden sits within a 4 acre croft which is tenanted by the current owners. The Crofting Commission have confirmed that the croft can be assisgned to another tenant in the future, further details are available by contacting them directly. The garden has been decrofted and the remainder of the croft is still under crofting tenure. This is the ideal property for those looking to embrace a change of lifestyle, surrounded by the dramatic scenery the West Coast is famed for.
Location: 24 Mellon Charles is in an enviable elevated spot overlooking Loch Ewe. The views from the house stretch across Loch Ewe with the Torridon Mountains forming a dramatic backdrop. The West Coast of Scotland is famous for its mild climate and stunning coastline with sheltered sandy beaches and island views. The unspoilt countryside and traditional communities make this area popular with those seeking a change of lifestyle. Mellon Charles is a small community lying close to the crofting and fishing village of Aultbea lying strung out along the west shore of Loch Ewe. The village has a licensed shop, post office and hotel with restaurant and public bar. Other amenities include a doctors' surgery, church, garage, and village hall. A mobile library, bank and fishmonger make weekly visits to the village. There is a primary school at Bualnaluib (approx 2 miles) and secondary schooling is available at the reputable Gairloch High School, about 15 miles away. A free bus service is provided for children travelling to and from school. Its climate benefits greatly from location on the Gulf Stream contributing to its popularity with tourists and locals alike. The world renowned Inverewe Gardens, some 9 miles away reflect this in the variety of exotic plant species supported by the climate. For the outdoor enthusiast many pursuits are available including sea angling, golf, sailing, wind surfing, hill walking, bird watching and mountaineering and a number of these pastimes can be enjoyed directly from the house. There is a 9 hole golf course in nearby Gairloch. Fresh water angling and stalking can be arranged locally. There is a regular bus service to Ullapool and Inverness. Inverness is the capital of the highlands and offers the full range of shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities associated with city living. There are good rail, road and air links to the south.
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage.
Council Tax: Band D
Extras: All fitted floor coverings, fixtures and fittings, including all light fittings. Curtains, curtain poles and window blinds. Free standing electric cooker, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher and washing machine.
Entry: By mutual agreement.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment only - please contact Karine MacRae on 07919 176787 or 01463 233218.
Directions: From Inverness, follow A835 North towards Ullapool. At Braemore Junction turn left onto the A832 and follow signs for Aultbea. At Aultbea/Mellon Charles sign, turn right then right again at Aultbea Hotel. Continue through the village of Aultbea for approximately 2 miles, the road will narrow to single track for the last mile. After a sharp right hand bend you will approach a red phone box on left. There is a sale board at the turnoff. Continue up the road until you come to another sale board at the gate at the entrance to the property.
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