Strathkyle Lodge was set up as a small shooting and fishing estate with the coming of the railway in 1869. The house was built in 1871 and subsequently extended as the property remained in the ownership of a small number of families who valued its precious secluded location, and later the property became a much-loved a family home.
The Lodge provides extensive flexible accommodation with far-ranging views out over the loch to Cul Mor, Cul Beag and Stac Pollaidh. Reception rooms include the sitting room, dining room and drawing room, all ideal for entertaining, and a good-sized dining kitchen with Aga. A staircase from the kitchen leads to two bedrooms, a bathroom and a large-floored attic space. On the upper level are two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.
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The Gatehouse has been run as a highly-successful self catering business and has been completely restored.
The grounds extend to around 183 acres. To the side of the Lodge is a well kept lawned area previously used as a tennis court and the extensive gardens attract a wide range of wildlife including pine martins, badgers and otters, and the grounds also boast a kitchen garden with fruit trees and acres of Scots pine woodland. The front overlooks the private loch and provides unrivalled views to the mountains beyond.
Strathkyle Lodge is located on the Kyle of Sutherland just over an hour’s drive from Inverness, in some of the finest scenery Scotland has to offer. The villages of Bonar Bridge and Ardgay are nearby and provide local shops, services and schooling whilst Inverness has trains to London and an international airport.
The guide price is £1.1m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01463 719 171 or visit www.struttandparker.com.
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