‘DUICH COTTAGE’ IS A QUAINT PROPERTY IN THE AREA OF GLEN SHIEL AND IS SITUATED JUST ABOVE THE SHORE OF LOCH DUICH, FROM WHERE SPECTACULAR VIEWS ACROSS THE LOCH AND SURROUNDING AREA CAN BE SEEN. THIS TRADITIONAL PROPERTY HAS UNDERGONE CONSIDERABLE UPGRADE WORKS OVER THE YEARS, INCLUDING THE ADDITION OF A NON-STANDARD EXTENSION. INTERNAL LAYOUT ALTERED TO CREATE AN ‘EN-SUITE’ BEDROOM ALONG WITH OTHER IMPROVEMENTS RESULTING IN A MODERN PROPERTY WITH A HOMELY FEEL. THE SUBJECTS ARE IDEALLY PLACED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY AND MANY WALKING, CLIMBING AND WATER ACTIVITIES THAT THE AREA HAS TO OFFER. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A LOVELY HOME, HOLIDAY RETREAT OR PROPERTY FOR HOLIDAY LETTING, IN A PICTURESQUE AREA WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE LOCH THEN ‘DUICH COTTAGE’ IS FOR YOU.
ACCOMMODATION: ENTRANCE PORCH, HALLWAY, SITTING ROOM, KITCHEN, 2 BEDROOMS (1 ENSUITE) AND SHOWER ROOM.
Situated in a slightly elevated position just above the shore of the Loch, ‘Duich Cottage’ offers a unique opportunity to acquire a property in the popular and well sought after area of Glen Shiel. Picture windows to the front and patio windows to side allow for full appreciation of the panoramic stunning views across the Loch, Shiel Bridge and surrounding area, with colourful hills and mountains in the distance. Considerable amount of upgrade works have been completed including re-structure of the layout to incorporate an ‘en-suite’ bedroom, patio doors, electric central heating, along with internal fittings, which has resulted in a bright and airy modern property that retains a lot of charm. Overall the rooms are generously proportioned and the accommodation comprises:- entrance porch, hallway, sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms (1 en-suite) and shower room. A generous well maintained garden area surrounds the property which extends to c. ¼ acre or thereby (to be confirmed with title), laid mainly to lawn and is planted with established shrubs, trees and bushes. A patio area is currently under construction and will offer an excellent seating area from where you can just sit, relax and enjoy the spectacular views.
The area of Shiel Bridge is popular with locals and tourists alike due to the spectacular ever changing views where it would not be unusual to spot wildlife and birdlife which is in abundance including deer and eagles plus many more. A wealth of activities are available with the challenging 5 Sisters of Kintail right on the door step and, with the pretty Falls of Glomach close by the area is a paradise for walkers, climbers and water sports enthusiasts. Nearest facilities are just over 3 miles away in the village of Inverinate where there is a petrol station with well a stocked shop. The main village of Kyle of Lochalsh is some 15 miles away and here you will find excellent amenities including a supermarket, shops, garage, Post office, hairdressers and with facilities of a leisure centre, modern medical practice and dentists. Primary schooling is available in Inverinate with secondary schooling in Plockton. Kyle is also home to the Skye Bridge that provides access onto the Island and all the visitor attractions it has to offer. From the A87 take the turning into the township at the ‘Jac - o – Bite’ Restaurant. Follow the road for a short way noticing the post box on the right. Take the next left turning towards the Loch and Duich Cottage is immediately in front.
Gravel driveway provides access onto the subjects and 2 steps lead to the Upvc glass panelled door. The accommodation within is as follows:-
Glass paned door leads into the porch where there is ample space for changing footwear and coats etc. Pine ceiling. Window to front with pole over. Sliding ½ glazed door to hallway. Carpet. Size 5’ 1” x 7’ 5” (1.55m x 2.26m)
L-Shaped hallway providing access off to kitchen and 2 bedrooms. Part V-lined walls. Meter cupboard. Electric panel heater. Carpet. Size 4’ 4” x 9’ (1.32m x 2.75m) and 3’ 2” x 7’ 10” (0.98m x 2.39m).
Large picture window to rear affording fantastic views across the garden, Loch and surrounding area. Selection of cream fronted wall and base units with contrasting worktops. Fitted oven and hob with extractor hood, plus space for appliances. Single sink and drainer. Part tiled splash backs. Glass paned doors off to sitting room and rear hallway. Vinyl flooring. Size 9’ 11” x 11’ 7” (3.04m x 3.55m).
Bright room with two windows to rear and patio windows to side again providing excellent vantage points to admire the wonderful views. Feature electric fire set in wood surround. Electric panel heater. Carpet. Size 15’ 4” x 10’ 5” (4.69m x 3.19m).
Double bedroom with window to front and with pole over. Electric panel heater. Carpet. 12’ 8” x 11’ (3.87m x 3.37m).
White 3 piece suite comprising wash hand basin, W.C., large shower enclosure with electric shower and folding doors. Chrome electric ladder style towel rail. Skylight. Part tiled splash . Laminate flooring. Size 4’ 10” x 7’ 11” (1.47m x 2.41m).
Double bedroom with window to front with pole over. Handy corner storage cupboard. Doors to main and rear hallways. Electric panel heater. Carpet. Size 11’ 8” x 12’ 9” (3.89m x 3.55m).
Provides internal access to kitchen, shower room and bedroom two, plus external Upvc part glazed door to ‘lean-to’ area and garden. Vinyl flooring. Size 7’ 1” x 3’ 1” (2.16m x 0.95m).
White 3 piece suite comprising wash hand basin, W.C., large shower enclosure with electric shower and folding screen. Combination of wet wall and part tiled splash backs. Chrome electric ladder style towel rail. Frosted window to rear with blind. Vinyl flooring. Size 6’ 4” x 6’ 6” (1.94m x 2m).
A large well maintained garden area surrounds the property and extends to ¼ acre or thereby (to be confirmed with title), with a gateway providing access directly onto the Loch. To the front the gravel driveway provides off road parking and leads round to the main garden which is laid mainly to lawn and is nicely planted with shrubs, bushes and trees. Currently a patio ‘project’ is ongoing with the intention of creating a private seating area, from where you will be able to sit and relax and capture the dramatic, spectacular ever changing views that the area has to offer.
Agency Note: Items of furniture can be made available by separate negotiation.
SERVICES - Mains water and electricity. Drainage to septic tank.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING - G
VIEWING - Strictly by appointment with this agency
ENTRY - By mutual agreement
POSTCODE - IV40 8HN
COUNCIL TAX BAND – Currently business rates payable. Residential band C.
Offers over £145,000 are invited and such offers should be submitted in proper Scottish legal terms to: