Tain, Ross-Shire Offers in excess of £650,000

4 bedroom property for sale

A comprehensively upgraded and restored Victorian farmhouse in a rural setting in the Royal Burgh of Tain set in circa 3.5 acres.



Built circa 1880 by the renowned Maitland family of architects from Tain, this substantial stone-built property has been sympathetically renovated and refurbished to an exacting standard throughout whilst retaining all of its original character and charm. Global Construction based in Inverness were tasked by the current owners to carry out the upgrading of the property at a significant cost. This included new heating systems, insulation, windows, under floor heating, wiring, plumbing and roofing. The challenge was to do this in such a way that the house retained many of its original features. All of these enhancements coupled with the period features and contemporary additions which include an Ashley Anne kitchen, contemporary bathrooms and en suites have resulted in a practical and highly desirable home.

Access to the property is via a driveway which has been wired for electric gates and this leads to a large parking area at the front of the house. Entrance to the property is through the tiled entrance vestibule leading into the broad, welcoming hallway. In keeping with the era of the property both public rooms are of impressive proportions located on either side of the hallway. The large formal dining room comes with ample space for entertaining and the drawing room is naturally bright with nice views over the gardens. Both rooms have bay windows, hardwood flooring and bespoke marble fireplaces. There is a cloakroom, wc and an open plan study/home office. The TV room provides further flexible living space and the Ashely Anne kitchen comes with a range of quality wall and base storage units. The kitchen comes with a centre island and a range of integrated appliances including American style fridge freezer, stainless steel range, oven and dishwasher and opens up nicely to incorporate a dining area. To the rear of the kitchen there is a utility room with ample space for white goods and a set of doors from the kitchen lead to an impressive sun room.

The carpeted original staircase leads to the upper level where the layout has been significantly changed and enhanced providing luxurious and comfortable accommodation. The master bedroom has a double aspect and attracts natural light. The bedroom comes with storage and a beautiful en suite shower room with walk in shower, wc and wash hand basin. There is a further bedroom with dressing area and en suite and the family bathroom is truly luxurious and finished to a high specification. There are quality wall and floor tiles throughout, LED lighting, wc, wash hand basin and a designer free standing bath.

EPC Rating: C

Within the grounds there are several useful outbuildings including a wood store and a former coach house which offers considerable development potential subject to the necessary consents. The current owners have created a paddock and there is stabling and a tack room.


Moor Farmhouse is located only a couple of miles from Scotland’s oldest Burgh,Tain. It has a comprehensive selection of shops and amenities including hotels, schooling, leisure facilities and railway station.

The A9 provides excellent links to Inverness and Inverness Airport with regular domestic and European flights. There are a host of recreational activities nearby including shooting and stalking and fishing on the Rivers Conon, Beauly, Oykel, Alness, Shin and Carron. Within a short drive you can be on the beautiful clean sandy beaches of Shandwick Bay while the fishing village of Portmahomack offers boat trips for sea angling and dolphin watching in the Moray Firth. For the golf enthusiast there are 7 excellent golf courses within easy reach including the famous championship course at Royal Dornoch.


Nicely presented garden grounds of around 3.5 acres bordered by trees and mainly laid to lawn with driveway, wood store, garden, former coach house, paddock, stables, tack room and health suite with 7 person Jacuzzi.


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