Old Shepherd’s Cottage, Auchtertyre

Offers over £220000 are invited

Old Shepherds Cottage is a delightful three bedroom detached property located in the popular village of Auchtertyre. The property offers spacious accommodation and is presented in good order throughout. Rural views are afforded from all aspects of the property.

Old Shepherds Cottage offers accommodation set out over two floors and comprises: Entrance porch, Lounge, Kitchen/Dining room, Utility, Bedroom with En-Suite shower room  on the ground floor with family bathroom and Two Double Bedrooms located on the first floor. The property benefits from oil central heating and sealed unit double glazing.

Externally the property sits within a fully enclosed spacious garden extending to circa 0.25 acre (to be confirmed by title deeds). A gravel driveway to the side offers space for parking.

Old Shepherds Cottage would make a wonderful family home or buy to let property located close to local amenities in a beautiful rural setting.

Ground Floor

Entrance porch

Two steps up to the wooden stable door with glass panel to the front, leads into the porch, which provides access to the lounge. Useful space for coats, shoes and storage.  Windows to both sides. Wooden floor. Neutral.

6’01” x 5’05” (1.87m x 1.66m)


Part glazed wooden door from the porch leads into a welcoming spacious room with windows to the front and rear. Carpeted. Neutral decor.  Traditional V Lining on one wall. Multi fuel stove set on slate hearth with wooden mantle above. Open wooden staircase leading to the first floor with built in storage cupboard underneath. Door to study.

22’01” x 16’01” (6.75m x 4.92m)

Kitchen/Dining Room

Glazed panel wooden door leads from lounge into a very spacious kitchen/dining room. Windows to the side and front. Ample wall and base units with contrasting worktop over.  Sink & drainer with mixer tap. Space for appliances. Wood floor. Neutral decor.

16’01” x 15’03” (4.91m x 4.66m)


Leading from the kitchen via a glass panel wooden door, the utility room provides a useful space for coats, shoes and appliances. Worktop on two walls. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Carpeted. Painted. Window to the rear. Wooden door leads out into the rear garden.

8’05” x 5’10” (2.58m x 1.78m)

Bedroom One

Accessed from the lounge via a wooden door, the study area provides a useful space offering flexibility of use and is currently set as a study. Window to the front. Carpeted. Neutral decor. Wooden latch door into shower room with W.C. Stepladder to attic space. Consumer unit. Glazed panel wooden door leads outside at the side of the property.

10’08” x 4’08” (3.27m x 1.43m) at max.


Frosted window to rear. Tiled floor. Part tiled walls, part painted. Wet walling around walk in shower cubicle with electric shower. White wash hand basin and W.C.

10’08” x 5’07” (3.27m x 1.70m) at max.

First Floor


Open wooden stairs lead from the ground floor lounge to a landing area. Carpeted. Painted. Double built in storage cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Window to front. Access to two bedrooms and bathroom.

11’04” x 6’02” (3.47m x 1.90m)

Bedroom Two

Very spacious double bedroom. Window to the front and Velux window to the rear. Carpeted. Painted. Two double built in storage cupboards.

16’02” x 15’03” (4.94m x 4.67m) at max.

Bedroom Three

Spacious double bedroom. Window to the front and Velux window to the rear. Carpeted. Painted.

16’02” x 10’04” (4.95m x 3.16m)

Attic space 

Accessed via a stepladder from ground floor bedroom. A useful space, currently used as an unofficial bedroom. Velux windows to front and rear. Coombed ceilings. Carpeted. Painted.

11’01” x 10’09” (3.38m x 3.30m)


White three piece suite comprising W.C, sink and bath. Tile splash back.  Velux window to rear. Painted. Carpeted.

9’00” x 04’09” (2.75m x 1.47m)



The property sits within a spacious fully enclosed garden which is mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees (including fruit) to the front. A paved pathway leads from a private gate to the front door. A gravel driveway to the side of the property offers space for parking. A gravel path leads from the side gate to the front and rear gardens. Rural views of the surrounding landscape are afforded from all aspects. Additionally there is an integral store located at the rear of the utility room.

Please note whilst every reasonable care has been taken in the drawing of the above floor plan, the position of walls, doors and windows etc are all approximate. The floor plan is intended for guidance purposes only, may not be to scale and should not be relied upon as anything other than an indicative layout of the property


Auchtertyre is a lovely village in Lochalsh surrounded by woodland and mountains. Facilities are available in the neighbouring village of Balmacara, including a shop and post office along with a hotel. A café, deli and gift/clothing shop is a short walk away in Balmacara Square. The larger village of Kyle of Lochalsh is just 4 miles to the west and offers very good services including a garage, hairdressers, supermarket, selection of shops, modern medical centre and dental surgeries. Kyle also has a swimming pool and gymnasium. The railway station provides a regular service to Inverness the capital city of the Highlands some 82 miles to the east. The Skye Bridge is located in Kyle and provides access onto the Island. Primary schooling is available in Auchtertyre village itself, with secondary schooling available at Plockton. A school transport system operates.


From the A87 from Kyle, take the first left turn into Auchtertyre. Go past the road on the left signposted to the school and continue straight on. The cottage is the first property on the right hand side.