Badnague ref: UK12545

Near Dunbeath, Northern Highlands

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6
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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Nestled in the hills and surrounded by the owner’s environmentally-friendly fields and meadows, Badnague is a lovely single-storey croft cottage. The owner has furnished the interior of this spacious cottage to provide a good standard of accommodation in a tranquil setting.

The main door is to the front of the property and opens onto a small vestibule and hallway. To the rear, is a charming conservatory which also acts as the dining room. This leads through to the modern kitchen, with fully fitted units and is very well-equipped. Solid wood doors open from the hallway onto the living room, which has a feature open fire and deep leather sofas. This room looks out across open fields and moorland, where sheep graze and a wonderful variety of birds can be spotted. There are also three beautifully presented bedrooms and a large family shower room with double walk-in shower. Car parking is available at the gable end of the house nearest the entrance road.

The owner farms the surrounding land, using eco-friendly methods, which encourages wildlife to the area. The wildflower meadows are sustainably grown for bird seed and to encourage bees. On the adjoining open moorland, waders, snipe and curlews are regularly spotted. The owner is a professional sheep dog trainer and visitors are likely to see her with her working collies out on the hill. The local area is noted for its archaeological history and interest, with cairns and brochs close by.

The nearby village of Dunbeath, just over a mile away, has a fascinating heritage centre and an historic castle with gardens open to the public. There are superb coastal walks and a lovely beach just 5 minutes away. The quiet lanes and countryside make this an ideal holiday for cycling, walking, bird watching or just exploring the unspoilt scenery. Situated just off the North Coast 500 route, which passes through some of the most dramatic scenery to be found anywhere in the British Isles, Badnague is ideally located for exploring the stunning, dramatic and completely unspoilt Northern Highlands. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With open fire, 32" Freeview Smart TV with Netflix, and DVD player.
Dining room/conservatory.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With double walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial coal for open fire included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Gravelled garden with picnic bench. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Dunbeath
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    1.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Helmsdale
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake
    1.5 miles (beach)

About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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