DO-UPPER OF THE WEEK
A DETACHED five bedroom/four bathroom property requiring a degree of modernisation has come onto the market in an outstanding rural location on the banks of the River Oich – a short stretch of river flowing through the Great Glen taking water from Loch Oich to Loch Ness.
Size and flexibility make this a home with immense appeal (in the past the ground floor bedroom, utility, drawing room and conservatory have been a self-contained holiday let) but its other key selling point is its position and orientation - directly opposite a spectacular cantilever bridge designed in 1854 and used until 1932 when it was replaced by the nearby Aberchalder swing bridge that takes traffic over the Caledonian Canal.
The accommodation also includes three further reception rooms, fitted/integrated kitchen, study/sixth bedroom and five bedrooms (one en suite). Outside is a large stone steading with scope for development subject to obtaining consents. The property also has a patio and large garden extending down to the banks of the river.
Perfectly positioned for outdoor enthusiasts, there are amenities at Invergarry (three miles) and Fort Augustus (five miles). Details from Strutt & Parker in Inverness – offers over £395,000 are invited.
RENTAL OF THE WEEK
CARBETH Cottage is the kind of character property that seldom graces the rental market. Located on Stockiemuir Road in the village of Blanefield, only a few miles from Milngavie and well within daily commuting distance of Glasgow, this beautifully furnished detached property has just undergone extensive refurbishment both inside and out.
Internally, the predominantly open-plan, one level layout includes a 25ft bay windowed living room extending into a large newly fitted dining kitchen with integrated appliances, three bedrooms and bathroom with over-bath shower. The cottage also has double-glazing, oil-fired under-floor heating throughout and an alarm system. Outside, the gardens are easily maintained and incorporate a driveway with gated entrance and parking space for several vehicles.
The semi-rural setting is close to amenities – including Strathblane Primary School, which feeds into Balfron High School. Carbeth Cottage is available to rent now at £1075 per month – details from Clyde Property’s Bearsden office.