Traditional cottage with renovation potential and grounds in stunning rural location

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Key Selling Points

  • Two bedroom detached country cottage
  • Large garden grounds
  • Scenic location
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Conservatory / sunroom
  • Tradional kitchen range
  • Wood burning stove
  • Early entry available
  • Viewings by appointment, 7 days a week
  • Home report available on request


This outstanding property is located in an exceptional area just 15 miles from the centre of Inverness. It is easily accessible from the A9, making it an excellent base for commuting. Given its location close to the beautiful River Findhorn and being in an area popular with tourists, this also presents a fabulous investment opportunity for a letting or renovation project.

Built in 1900, the property retains many traditional features that are so desirable, including whitewashed thick stone walls, views over the surrounding countryside, a slate roof, extensive grounds and mature trees. With two bedrooms and the addition of a wooden conservatory, as well as a large outbuilding used as a studio, Sandside Cottage offers a great deal of potential for upgrading to a property of multiple uses, given the appropriate permissions.

The cottage is accessed by a traditional wooden door into a small vestibule. The hallway leads to a spacious sitting room with double-aspect windows looking in the north- and south-westerly directions. The room features a wood-burning stove with a wooden mantel and the proportions are generous for the age and style of the property. The kitchen, with some beautifully exposed stonework, includes a selection of floor and wall cabinets in white and wood and an attractive window seat. There is also an older-style Rayburn multi-fuel range set in a delightful overmantle. The kitchen is tiled in cream, giving it a distinctly country feel and its generous U-shaped layout makes this space very much the heart of the home and offers plenty of room for storage, preparation and for gathering people together. A small utility room is to one side.

A timber conservatory is accessed from the kitchen and features the stone wall of the cottage on one side, lending a beautiful rustic ambience. There is also a fabulous view over the neighbouring fields, and a door gives access to the garden.

A short timber staircase leads to the two attic bedrooms, with delightful coombed ceilings and deep-set dormer windows, accentuating the charm of the cottage setting. The views from these two spaces are beautiful, with outlooks over the garden and surrounding area. The bathroom sits between the two bedrooms; it is fully tiled, and has a WC, wash hand basin, and bath with a shower over it.

Outside is an extensive grassy garden with some mature trees and a generous cleared area. There are also several stores and structures, including a large timber outbuilding that contains cabinets and a wood-burning stove. Given its location and potential, Sandside Cottage is an outstanding property. It is full of charm and has iconic good looks and character that are highly desirable. With some care and attention, it offers fabulous prospects as a beautiful family home or a popular investment property.

Tomatin is conveniently located just 16 miles from the city of Inverness and 15 miles from the popular tourist centre of Aviemore, making it perfect for both community and attracting visitors to the area. With a population of about 600, the village has a small but strong community. Local residents include young families, professionals and retirees. Independent businesses, Tomatin Distillery, tourism and IT make up much of the local force, with others commuting to comparatively close Inverness and Aviemore.

Highlighting a rich, unique blend of Scottish heritage and contemporary culture, Tomatin is surrounded by forests, biking paths and hiking routes, attracting tourists worldwide. With abundant local wildlife and spectacular scenery, the area still retains an air of tranquillity and escape. Situated close to major routes but far enough away to be undisturbed by them, Tomatin serves as an excellent location for those interested in a peaceful destination. The village has one primary school, a village stores, including the fabulous newly constructed Strathdearn Community Hub. More comprehensive amenities and services can be found in nearby Inverness and Aviemore.

Services: Mains Water septic tank drainage, electric and oil.
Council Tax Band: C
EPC Rating: F (30)
Entry Date: Early entry available
Home Report: Available on request.
Viewings: 7 Days a week accompanied by agent.

All floor coverings curtains and blinds and all integrated 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.