Exceptional traditional cottage and byre; extensive grounds, outstanding rural setting

  • Offers Over £200,000
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Key Selling Points

  • Rustic one bedroom cottage in rural Highland location
  • Three miles from Drumnadrochit
  • Set in a quarter of an acre with an additional bothy
  • Off road parking
  • Renovation project with lots of potential
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Double glazing
  • Viewings by appointment only, 7 days a week
  • Early entry available
  • Home report available on request


Three miles north of the world-famous village of Drumnadrochit, this beautiful property offers a rare chance to renovate and invest in a traditional stone cottage and its land and outbuilding. Built approximately 100 years ago and in an elevated setting surrounded by woodlands and fields, The Shieling is a whitewashed stone-built cottage with extensive garden grounds that hug the landscape. The house has been refurbished over the years and is decorated in pale colours with varnished joinery and doors. At 44 m2 and with thick stone walls and deeply set windows, it is the epitome of a cosy cottage.

The entrance opens straight into a tidy hallway with a large built-in cupboard. A charming sitting room forms part of an open-plan layout. With windows to the front and rear of the property, the sitting room has plenty of natural light. A slate hearth houses a wood-burning stove. Tucked around the corner is a small kitchen dining area with floor and wall cabinets and space for a table and chairs. At the far end of the cottage is a generously sized double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and a deep window that looks to the south. The shower room is mainly tiled and has a WC and wash hand basin and benefits from under-floor heating.

The Shieling also includes a former stone byre or ‘bothy’, that with appropriate permissions, offers scope for upgrading or replacement to create additional accommodation, or a workspace. This property is both outstanding and delightful, offering a single person or couple a beautiful home with plenty of space to expand into if desired. There is also a considerable opportunity to upgrade the property, especially given the generous amount of grounds, creating very desirable investment potential.

It is becoming increasingly rare to find cottages like these, particularly in such iconic locations. It is also in one of the most renowned tourist areas of the Highlands and is especially popular with overnight visitors, making holiday lettings in the area very successful. For those looking for an investment opportunity, with appropriate upgrading and modernisation, The Shieling offers tremendous scope. Or it could, of course, make the most beautiful home for someone who just wanted to keep it all for themselves! This property is expected to gain a lot of early interest, and immediate viewing is recommended.

Drumnadrochit is situated to the west of Inverness and is a major hub for visitors exploring the area. World famous for its proximity to Loch Ness and the historic Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit is a favoured destination for those touring the Great Glen. The village and surrounding areas have embraced the heritage and the needs of contemporary living. The village is bustling and supports the local population and hamlets well, with primary and secondary schools, a small supermarket, a doctors’ surgery, and a pharmacy. There are also plentiful restaurants, hotels, and shops for visitors.

The community is tight-knit and friendly and known for its hospitality towards visitors. Attractions in Drumnadrochit include the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, which explores the natural history of the area and the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, and the nearby Urquhart Castle, offering insights into Scottish history and spectacular views of Loch Ness. Drumnadrochit is about 14 miles from Inverness, making it easily accessible while still offering the tranquillity and charm of a Highland village.

Services: Mains water, septic tank, and electric.
Council Tax Band: B
EPC Rating: E (39)
Entry Date: Early entry available
Home Report: Available on request.
Viewings: 7 Days a week accompanied by agent.
Included in the sale: All floor coverings curtains and blinds and all kitchen appliances.

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.

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.