The former steading was lovingly restored into accommodation in 1980. It boasts plenty of the character associated with a conversion of this type, including exposed beams, deep sills, solid wooden doors and stripped wooden floors. The heart of the home is the open plan kitchen/dining/family room. There is ample space for a large dining table and 8 chairs. A substantial orangery is off the kitchen and provides plenty of space for both dining and relaxing, while enjoying the lovely views over the Cromarty Firth. There are 3 bedrooms, a shower room and the utility room on the ground floor. Upstairs offers a spacious lounge, with windows on triple aspects allowing plenty of natural light. There is a feature open fire in the centre of the room and a door which leads out to the staircase to the garden. The main bedroom is a generous double and has double aspect windows with views of the surrounding countryside. The family bathroom completes the accommodation. There is oil fired central heating via the Stanley range in the kitchen and a mixture of double and single glazed units.
The exterior of Gem Cottage implies it has stood in the grounds for many years, however the impressive stone and slate cottage was newly constructed in 2017. Inside offers spacious luxury living including underfloor heating, vaulted ceilings, walk in wardrobe and a wet room with sauna. The substantial open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area is flooded with natural light and benefits from a cathedral ceiling, solid oak flooring and a multi-fuel burning stove. The sleek fitted kitchen benefits from integrated appliances including an electric hob, oven, extractor, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The sunroom is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the views over the Cromarty Firth. The bedroom is generous and offers a walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom. A useful utility area and indulgent wet room with Sauna completes the accommodation. The cottage has a good size garden and feature decking surrounding it. Having been purpose built with luxury holiday lets in mind, this is the perfect opportunity for those looking for a change of lifestyle and want to be able to run a business from home.
The gardens extend to approximately 0.5 acre of established grounds. Mostly laid to lawn with mature trees, the garden includes a walled garden and vegetable garden. The double garage/workshop is also stone and slate construction and could be converted into further accommodation. The drive provides ample parking for 3 vehicles.
Overall, this charming property will appeal to those looking for a characterful family home with the added bonus of a business opportunity, nestled in the stunning highland landscape.
***PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO HOME REPORT AVAILABLE AS THE PROPERTIES ARE BEING SOLD AS A PORTFOLIO***
Location: The Former Steading is situated in the semi rural and scenic hamlet of Kiltearn, approximately 1 mile from Evanton. There is direct access from the property to the beach and shore of the Cromarty Firth. Evanton offers a variety of amenities including a convenience store, post office, café, hairdresser, restaurant and pub. Primary schooling is available in the village, with older children attending Alness or Dingwall Academy for which a free school bus is provided. There are many pleasant walks in the area. The village is within easy commuting distance of both Inverness, some 17 miles and Dingwall, 6 miles distant. There is a regular bus service available to Inverness, Dingwall and Alness, with rail links from both Dingwall and Alness.
Services: Mains electricity and water. Oil tank. Private drainage by septic tank. Telephone and broadband.
Extras: All fitted floor coverings, fixtures and fittings, including all light fittings. Curtain poles and window blinds. Stanley Rayburn. Fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Cottage: All fitted floor coverings, fixtures and fittings, including all light fittings. Integrated appliances include electric hob, oven, extractor, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Council Tax: Band E
Entry: By mutual agreement.
Viewing: To arrange a viewing of this property please contact Karine on 01463 233218 or 07919 176787.
Directions: From Inverness, head north on the A9 towards Thurso. Once over the Cromarty Bridge, continue on A9 for approximately 2 miles and take the B817 signposted Evanton. At the brow of the hill, take a right at the crossroads, signposted Kiltearn Cemetery. Continue along the single track road for approximately 1 mile and you will see Gem Cottage and Kiltearn House (Former Steading) on the left just before the Cemetery.
Kitchen / Diner
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Lounge/ Kitchen/ Diner
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Walk In Wardrobe
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