Beautifully handcrafted family home constructed of whole logs in exceptional Highland setting

  • Offers Over £900,000
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Key Selling Points

  • Rare Opportunity to Purchase one of the Most Unique Homes in Scotland
  • Exquisite Hand Crafted Wooden House
  • Spanning over 3 Floors this Property is Bound to be Popular
  • Close to Inverness Airport, Train Stations and all Major Road Networks
  • Fantastic Open Plan living Area
  • Fabulous Fitted Kitchen
  • Exceptional Master Bedroom with En-Suite
  • Beautiful Large Bedrooms
  • Under Floor Heating & Wood Log Burner

Description

Created from sustainably sourced giant Douglas Fir logs and designed to exacting aesthetic and architectural standards, Fasgadh is ideally situated in one of the most romantic settings in Northern Scotland.

Nestled in extensive grounds rich with trees, hedgerows and lawns, this 352m2 family home has been meticulously crafted from locally sourced trees. Extending over three floors, it is a magnificent testament to the style, elegance and outstanding design features one would expect to find in any style of luxury country home. However, as this has been constructed from natural whole logs in a traditional full scribe method that have been treated and oiled, it is visually stunning and boasts superior structural integrity and environmental standards, including inherent insulation and temperature regulation properties.

Fasgadh is accessed via a private drive and through a large wooden field gate; paths and lawns lead to the main house, which is surrounded by carefully laid gravel and natural stone that complements both the timber and the landscaping. The entrance features an expansive open porch, while wooden verandahs, bargeboards, and the gambrel roof draw the eye around this intriguing house.

A solid wood door opens into the vast expanse of natural wood surfaces that tower above and lead off to all sides. The outstanding entrance open plan hall and lounge has been carefully designed to direct attention all around, ensuring that expanses of floor-to-ceiling windows, the hardwood staircase and split level spaces framed with beams and lintels get the attention they truly deserve. Skylights flood the interior with natural light which is reflected from the polished stone floor. At night, a carefully placed lighting arrangement takes over this role. Touches of ironmongery, a steel-lined step, and the stone hearth housing the freestanding log burner complement the natural log walls.

Stepping up into the kitchen-dining room, the space is fitted with cabinets with glossy grey doors, while natural wood flooring and oiled wooden worktops with stainless steel sections cleverly offset the style of the entrance hall. Casement and French windows extend around most of the space on two sides, while waney edge window ledges complement the round form of the whole logs.

A glazed door opens onto a compact but fascinating utility area with hand-crafted cabinets fitted with a Belfast sink inset in a reclaimed timber worktop. An adjoining shower has a polished concrete floor and white tiled enclosure; the room is finished with contemporary sanitaryware and a bronze coloured column radiator.

A cosy family room offers a welcoming retreat; fenestrated on one side, fitted with carpet and featuring a letterbox window, this charming space also serves as a private anteroom for the bedroom next to it.

The dogleg staircase is constructed of Elm and leads up to a floor-boarded gallery that overlooks the lounge area. The principal bedroom has exemplary features, including exposed timber walls, ceiling and roof beams, and a private balcony. Its ensuite bathroom has a large bath with a shower over it, wooden vanity with an inset basin, and a WC. Vertical surfaces and flooring finished in light hued natural stone amplify the generous scale of the room.

Two further bedrooms each have access to a verandah that wraps around the side of the first floor. The family bathroom features a huge glass and wood-framed shower enclosure lined with slate, and a Japanese soaking tub. A vessel basin rests on an impressive open timber vanity.

A rarely seen feature that makes excellent sense is a small laundry on the first floor; however, its deep casement windows and solid wood worktops make this space feel so much more than just a place to wash the bedlinen.

An open tread wood and steel staircase leads to the second floor. An angle top door opens into a magnificent attic room that includes four open box-style beds with inbuilt vanity tables on each side. This room is a fabulous haven for guests, or the children’s slumber parties. A narrow gallery leads to a further bedroom at the opposite end of the attic.

The grounds are accessible from several locations within the house, but the main access to the garden is from the kitchen dining room which opens on a partly enclosed timber verandah.

Within the property are also several outbuildings, including a waney Douglas Fir timber built bothy with self-contained accommodation. There are also various workshops and two woodstores, and a place for vehicles. A pumping station is on-site to direct grey water away.

Fasgadh is a truly exceptional property and goes far beyond the realm of log cabin. Created with outstanding levels care and featuring meticulous details, this beautiful house offers an absolutely stunning home and would suit a large family, especially one that enjoys welcoming visitors.

The sumptuous blend of various forms of timber, from the locally felled, to reclaimed, polished, and carved elements makes this a unique sanctuary where rustic elegance meets sophisticated charm. When you complement it with metal, ceramic and stone, and then add an iconic Highland setting, you have an almost alchemical reaction and a property that goes far beyond a home to become a glorious lived experience. Early viewing is advised. 

About Nairnside

Just 15 minutes drive from the centre of Inverness, and nine minutes from Culloden, Nairnside is a small residential area between Culloden Moor and Bogain. Set in the middle of woodland, moorland and agricultural holdings, Nairnside is an ancient settlement of Strathnairn.

While it can still be considered within the boundaries of Inverness or Culloden, Nairnside has a distinct enough character to warrant its own description.

Its strong agricultural heritage and the backdrop of Drummossie Moor give the hamlet a rich rural identity, lending the area a feel of exclusivity and refinement. Its older connections with Cawdor, Culloden and the wider Strathnairn communities and its Clans accentuate give Nairnside, accentuating its deeply Scottish history, further reinforced by its iconic landscape and extensive wildlife.

While services do not feature highly in Nairnside, its location between Inverness and Culloden means there is a wide choice of medical centres, dentists, retail areas, and local provision.

There are primary and secondary schools in Culloden and Inverness, and a school bus goes to Culloden Academy. Inverness Airport is 17 minutes away, and there is good road, and bus access.

General Information:
Services: Mains Water, Electric & LPG Gas
Council Tax Band: G
EPC Rating: D (65)
Entry Date: Early entry available
Home Report: Available on request.
Viewings: 7 Days accompanied by agent.

Included in the sale:
All floor coverings, blinds and all white goods.

Anti-Money Laundering Legislation
As with all Estate Agents, Hamish is subject to Anti Money Laundering Regulations. These regulations require us as selling agents, to perform various checks on the property buyers and any offer presented to us must be accompanied by the current address, date of birth, and of proof of funds for all purchasers and of any family members who may be gifting deposits. From time to time, certified photographic evidence of the buyer’s identity and proof of address may also be required. We are unable to progress any sale to completion, until these requirements have been fully satisfied.

Interest:
It is important your solicitor notifies this office of your interest otherwise the property may be sold without your knowledge. Hamish strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points regarding the property which are likely to affect your interest in the property with them prior to viewing. Interested parties are advised to notify their interest, in writing, with Hamish as a closing date for offers may be set. The seller reserves the right to accept an offer made privately prior to any closing date and further, the seller is not bound to accept the highest, or indeed, any offer. These particulars, whilst believed to be correct do not and cannot form part of any contract. The measurements have been taken using a sonic tape measure and therefore are for guidance only.

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