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Unique Highland Lodge in the mountains

Torcastle is a unique Scottish property which was transformed from a stone shooting lodge into a characterful modern dwelling by rock drummer Michael Lee who played with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant; the stone barn outside has been previously used as a recording studio.

The house has generous accommodation over two floors: the ground floor is mainly open plan, and includes sleek modern flourishes like a free-standing woodburning stove in the drawing room, spiral staircases and a sunken whirlpool in one of the turrets. The first floor has the bedroom accommodation and access onto the upper decked balcony.

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The house is completely self sufficient in terms of energy, and runs a wind turbine and solar panels.

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Accommodation in total comprises: entrance hall, turret reception room, open plan drawing room/dining room, open plan sitting room/kitchen, two bedrooms and a turret bathroom.

Outside, the grounds extend to around two acres, which are laid mainly to lawn. A decked veranda lies on the west side of the house and provides magnificent views to the Monadhliath Mountains and beyond.

This area of Invernessshire is well known thanks to Loch Ness and the Great Glen. Dores is seven miles and lies on the shores of Loch Ness. The village offers a primary school, village shop and an excellent pub and restaurant. Inverness is just 15 miles.

The guide price is £625,000. For further information, please contact CKD Galbraith on 01463 224 343 or visit

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