Drumbeg House, Drumbeg, Sutherland, Drumbeg, IV27 4NW – IV27
For sale £310,000 3 acres
Stunning 4-bedroom detached house with bed and breakfast potential in a tranquil and secluded setting in Sutherland.
• Outstanding detached house, located in a tranquil and secluded setting on the banks of Loch Ruighean an Aitinn.
• Previously traded as a luxury guest house, Drumbeg House is suitable as a self-catering holiday let, a stunning bed and breakfast or as a family home, subject to consents.
• The property has been extensively refurbished and comprises; four en-suite bedrooms, lounge / dining area, library, and state of the art kitchen.
• Drumbeg House is being sold with vacant possession and with no moveables included in the sale.
• Remarkable location for panoramic beauty, privacy, location and shelter, in peaceful woodland with views over waterlily-studded loch.
DRUMBEG HOUSE Drumbeg House was built by a former owner of the Assynt estate. The stone built house sits by “the lily loch” of Ruighean an Aitinn. The loch runs into Eddrachilles Bay which lies below the house and high above sea level, insuring against any possibility of flooding. Drumbeg House was extensively renovated in 2009. The building was developed to allow trading as a small Hotel. The house is now offered to the market with vacant possession and has not traded for some time.
The house sits in approx. 3 acres of ground which is a mixture of both mature woodland and landscaped gardens. The property is accessed via a long driveway, which opens into a large parking area. The attractive landscaped gardens have a large lawn which would be suitable for a marquee and associated functions. The property nestles in its own uniquely sheltered and totally secluded site and is without a doubt one of the most private and tranquil locations on the West Coast of Scotland.
Viewing of this unique property is essential to appreciate the extent of the quality of fixtures and fittings which have been used. Architecturally the aim of the renovation was to enhance both space and light, and this has most certainly been achieved. The fire and safety requirements are bespoke and blend into the fine feel of the property seamlessly. Each room is wired for TV, telephone and Wi-Fi and there are cat cables throughout. The award winning Belgian Kreon lighting has been used throughout the house and is particularly effective on the oak staircase. All the wood in the house including the bookcases are made from mature light oak. The massive fireplaces are of Clashach sandstone.
On the ground floor of the house there are four separate areas; a large disabled toilet with shower, a large dining / public space, a library sitting room and kitchen. The kitchen is a cooking enthusiast’s dream with numerous Gaggenau appliances. The four spacious bedrooms on the first floor were created with streamlined contemporary bath and shower rooms fully finished with Italian tiles.
LOCATION The West Coast of Scotland is famous for its spectacular countryside, rugged mountains, stunning coastline and beautiful beaches. The idyllic scenery and open spaces combine to make the area highly popular with those seeking a relaxing holiday in the Scottish Highlands. Drumbeg is a well-known tourist destination in its own right with unspoilt views of the surrounding mountains and Loch. Its rugged backdrop appeals to a wide range of tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. The tranquil setting of this popular destination means that in the summer months there is a regular stream of visitors.
The North West Coast of Scotland attracts a great number of visitors with its enchanting scenery and abundance of wildlife. Many take advantage of the challenging hill and loch walks in the region including the iconic Suilven, the world famous Stac Pollaidh and Ben More (Assynt), one of the most northerly of the Munros. Canisp, Conival and Quinag are just some of the other celebrities of the hillwalking world which are close by. Other visitors capitalise on the excellent river and sea fishing. The more sedate sightseer may visit the many places of historic and cultural interest. The region is popular with those who wish to undertake touring holidays. Close by are the towns of Ullapool and Lochinver which have schooling, social and welfare services.
GROUNDS The grounds are enclosed by a natural ridge opening onto the loch frontage and beyond, this is a remarkable location for its panoramic beauty, seclusion and shelter, looking up to Quinag, one of Assynts iconic mountains. The house sits in an area of approx. three acres. In this respect the high part of the garden gives ample opportunity for development and offers wonderful views over Eddrachilles Bay.
SERVICES Separate water supply, and are connected to a large three chamber SEPA approved septic tank. The house has concealed oil tanks.
TRADE No trading figures are available for Drumbeg House. Historically the guest house offered dinner and bed & breakfast; this could be reinstated should new owners so desire. Drumbeg House is registered as a business and pays business rates, however, the property has a rateable value of £3,000 (as at 1 Apr 2017) attracting a 100% discount under the Small Business Bonus Scheme meaning the net liability is zero for qualifying applicants.
This leisure property for sale is located in IV27.