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Lochside hideaway in Scotland for sale

Tom-an-Oir (Mound of Gold) occupies a glorious site on the shores of Loch Garry in an area of breathtaking beauty. Despite its peaceful location, the property is easily accessible and offers wonderful accommodation for a family.

The house was built in 1966 for one of the surviving members of a notable local family. The property itself is mainly single-storey and provides open, flexible living space including a sitting room, dining room and a kitchen/breakfast room. There is a particularly fine picture window in the sitting room which has spectacular views over the Loch. The house has four double bedrooms and from the hall a spiral staircase leads to a spacious games room, off which there is a large store with potential for creating further accommodation.

Most of the estate was sold to the Forestry Commission but the property retained the fishing rights to the entire of the loch, which is a haven for the Sea Eagle, the Osprey and the Golden Eagle, and otters are often seen on the shore.

The views are protected by the land which comes with the property

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The property also has an attached double garage and boating and fishing rights on Loch Garry, as well as 2.5km of frontage to the loch itself. The land amounts to over 160 acres which protects the views from the property entirely, and comprises an attractive mix of native Scottish woodland with oak and birch interspersed with areas of heather and bog myrtle. The land also contains a large number of rare species of plants and fungi.  

The house is just eight miles from Invergarry for all local amenities and Fort Augustus is 14 miles distant. Inverness Airport is 58 miles.

THis house has now sold; for further information on similar properties please contact the agent Knight Frank on 0131 222 9600 or visit

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