About this property
Situated amidst thousands of acres of stunning scenery, this detached cottage offers a peaceful and relaxing haven, with no light pollution, and much to explore. . Ground Floor:
2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Porch: With storage for coats and boots.
Living room: With open fire, 46" Freeview TV, DVD player and flagstone floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.. Economy 7 central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack.. Large enclosed, lawned garden with garden furniture. Walled cottage gardens. Fishing available by arrangement with owner (at cost). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. . Surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes of lochs, distant hills and open moorland, Torran is the ultimate cottage hideaway. Accessed via two miles of well-maintained tracks leading into the hills and directly to the cottage and with no other properties in sight, Torran provides total peace and seclusion in a stunning setting.
This gem of a cottage has been lovingly furnished by the current owner, who farms thousands of acres of the historic flow country in the heart of Caithness. Whilst superbly modernised throughout, the cottage retains its original features, including wonderful flagstone flooring in the main living room, deep-silled windows set into thick stone walls, and a large wood burner for cosy evenings. The high ceilings ensure that it is light and airy, while much of the woodwork throughout has been hand-crafted by a local craftsman, adding to its unique charm and ambience. There is a deep leather suite in the living room set around the fireplace. The kitchen/dining room is bright and modern, with built-in units and appliances. There are two double bedrooms at at the far end of the cottage, with a large family bathroom. The views from the cottage and gardens are unbelievable. Panoramic vistas look east to Morven and the Scarabens, south to Ben Klibreck and west to distant views of Ben Loyal and Ben Hope. The gardens surrounding the cottage are a real delight, with a walled garden and large grassed area at the back, making an ideal spot for pets and children.
The surrounding area is an outdoor and nature lover’s paradise. With no noise from traffic and no lights to be seen, it is completely undisturbed and secluded. There are numerous grassy tracks in the thousands of acres surrounding Torran, where deer roam and birdlife abounds, including rare scooter duck on the nearby loch and osprey nesting in the adjoining hills. An RSPB nature reserve is close by. This will appeal to walkers, cyclists and anyone looking for the ultimate get away.
Visitors can fish the surrounding lochs and river for salmon and trout by prior arrangement with the owner (at cost). The nearby village of Halkirk, just 6 miles away, has a good selection of facilities, including a thriving pub with meals, local store and other amenities. Beach 14 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.