Stunning uniquely-designed rural house with exceptional views and large garden
This impressive house is situated near the main route on the Fearn Peninsula and within commuting distance of Tain, Dingwall, and Inverness. Oaklea’s outstanding location has views of agricultural land, mountains, and nature. It is a tastefully designed 181m2 home, suitable for a large family and visitors, and has potential for use as a business setting or remote workplace.
The property is screened from the road by mature copper beech hedging, with its entrance opening onto a sweeping drive with two integral garages and lawn.
Finished in light colours and with good quality natural wood finishes used for doors and joinery throughout, the house is airy and modern. It is accessed through a glazed vestibule and large hallway, and into an open-plan kitchen and seating area.
The kitchen is strikingly finished with light blue-grey cabinets and a circular stainless steel extractor hood, emphasising the space’s contemporary design. The walls are finished with grey metro tiles. A breakfast bar, space for dining furniture, and access to the patio via the informal seating area create a space focused on family, relaxation, and entertainment.
A generously sized utility room is attached to the kitchen, fitted with cabinets and a sink. This leads to a cloakroom, with a walk-in shower enclosure, WC and wash hand basin.
The main accommodation is found upstairs, and has clearly been designed to enjoy the exquisite south-westerly views. The living room extends across much of the first floor and features a vast gable window which opens onto a covered glass balcony. This is a large space offering scope for several layouts and zoned areas. A skylight gives views to the north-east.
The principal bedroom also enjoys views to the south-west, ensuring the room is filled with natural light. A partially coombed ceiling gives additional shape and character. The en-suite has a large window and is finished with marble wall and floor tiles, creating a luxurious space. There is a walk-in shower enclosure, and a wash hand basin and WC in an Edwardian style, adding to the sense of elegance.
Three further bedrooms are available, all benefitting from beautiful views. The smallest bedroom, currently used as a study, is especially charming. Finished with a playful contemporary floral paper on one wall and a deeply coombed ceiling with a large skylight, this room would also make a fabulous workspace or playroom.
A family bathroom is decorated with cornflower blue metro tiles on two walls and fitted with a generously sized contemporary bath, WC and wash hand basin.
The garden is accessed from the utility room, opening onto a lawn enclosed with timber fencing, making it ideal as a dog run. The rest of the garden is laid mainly with grass, with various areas for utility and relaxation. A stand-alone metal pergola creates a contemporary, almost sculptural setting for the patio, and a timber summer house is delightfully enclosed in its own timber-fenced garden space.
This beautifully designed property offers tremendous potential as a modern family home. With an outstanding location and striking design elements, Oalklea is expected to be popular and early viewing is recommended.
Overlooking the beautiful Dornoch Firth, Tain is a Royal Burgh with its routes back to before 1066.
Located on the Fearn Peninsula – which is said to have its own climate, including being in an area with the lowest rainfall in the UK – Tain enjoys the benefits of spectacular environs, with the practicalities of being within commuting distance of Inverness and Dingwall to the South. The West Coast and the far North of Scotland can be reached within 90 minutes, ideal for major tourism routes such as the NC500 and the numerous wildlife, sporting, and historic locations in the area.
The centre of Tain itself is bustling and has many long-established independent shops, together with major supermarkets. The town has a strong community and a great sense of pride.
Tain is 35 miles from Inverness and 23 miles from Dingwall. A good medical centre and several primary schools are nearby; older pupils attend the renowned Tain Royal Academy. Finally, many important tourist attractions nearby include world-class golf courses, distilleries, and pristine wild environments.
Services: Mains Water, Electric & Oil
Council Tax Band: F
EPC Rating: D (62)
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.
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.