The Hollies is a superb period home, which was formerly the manse for Kilmuir Easter Church. The house is beautifully situated at the heart of its 25.6 acres and has been extensively yet sympathetically upgraded, ensuring it retains its character and charm. The accommodation is exceptionally versatile and as an example it would be very possible to have a fully contained granny wing or holiday let without impacting on the main accommodation.
The property is approached through an outer porch which leads to a welcoming entrance hall, sitting room, drawing room, instantly impressive new kitchen, TV room, 2nd kitchen/utility, laundry room, bathroom, downstairs w/c, and two pantries.
The first floor, accessed via a fantastic staircase leads to five bedrooms, dressing room and bathroom. Finally the attic room located on the third floor is a great place for an office or playroom.
Externally there is a small range of other buildings that sit well within the grounds. The Gardener's Cottage is situated to the far end of the estate with a paddock situated to the side ideal for a buyer with horses in mind. The accommodation comprises, sitting room, kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom.
The extensive steading is located to the side of the main house incorporating a garage, hay loft, storage space and cattle stalls. Most buyers will be particularly attracted by the development potential as it has great scope to be developed into one or more residential dwellings. This would be subject to planning permission being granted but we believe initial discussions have been favourable.
The Hollies has a north and south tree lined driveway that present the property and leads to a turning sweep at the west side of the house, which is shaded by a mature weeping ash tree. To the front of the property there is an extensive lawn area and to the south a magnificent walled garden. Buyer's attention must be drawn to this area of the garden, there is symmetrical rose beds separated into four quadrants, productive, espaliered fruit trees, raspberry canes, currant bushes, strawberry beds and fruit trees with ample space for growing cutting flowers and vegetables. This is a beautiful area that backs onto the fields and sets the scene and frames the property beautifully.
The land at The Hollies is divided into three fields, ideal for either equestrian use or livestock. A plantation of mixed deciduous trees has been established adjacent to the south entrance.
Matters of Note
The energy performance rating for this property is F &E.
The property is registered as a farm therefore purchasers will only be required to pay commercial land and buildings transaction tax. The property is also not Listed.
In 2017 a new efficient oil fired heating system was installed, a new electric Aga, loft insulation and extensive pipe lagging and draft proofing.
The Hollies is situated in a magnificent position near the Cromarty Firth, approximately 29 miles north east of Inverness. There are excellent local shopping facilities in Tain, including a Tesco, Co-op and Lidl, with further services available at Alness, Dingwall and Inverness. Inverness boasts all the services associated with a thriving city. These include high street brands such as Marks &Spencer, convenient edge of town retail and business parks, specialist shops, professional services, and excellent restaurants. Eden Court Theatre, a renowned centre for the arts, is host to a large variety of touring productions and concerts.
The Hollies is easily accessible, the A9 being only about a mile away. Tain has a station with connecting services to Inverness, which in turn has direct trains and a sleeper service to London. Inverness Airport is only 36 miles away and has an increasing choice of domestic flights.
The Hollies is situated in an area famed for its fair climate and rich farmland. This arable land, in conjunction with a backdrop of rugged hills and sea views, provides spectacular scenery and wonderful views. Outdoor opportunities abound; there are excellent links golf courses at Tain, Dornoch, Golspie and Brora, salmon fishing can be taken on nearby rivers including Alness, Brora and the rivers of The Kyle of Sutherland, while shooting can be arranged on local estates. For hill walkers numerous Munros can be reached within an hour's drive.
The Main House, Victorian garden, Front Lawn (circa 2 acres) &driveway, rear driveway.
Steading, circa 10 acres and two small woodland areas.
Detached Cottage with circa 3 acres and small woodland area.
Orchard plot with garden ground and 8 acres.
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