By Mark McConville
SPOT NESSIE from the comfort of your own home as this stunning 1200-acre mixed Highland estate on the banks of Loch Ness could be yours for £2.4m.
Incredible images show the stunning three-bed main residence from outside as well as the sprawling grounds and Loch Ness in the background.
Other striking shots show the spacious interior of the property with large living areas, cosy bedrooms and a modern kitchen while windows provide spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Bunloit is a residential, forestry, farming and sporting estate near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Scotland. It is for sale for offers over £2.4 million through Strutt & Parker and John Clegg & Co.
Kevin Maley, head of residential agency for Strutt & Parker in Scotland, said: “Positioned near the ruins of Urquhart Castle and offering stunning panoramic views of Loch Ness and the Monadhliath Mountains, Bunloit offers the seclusion and romance of a traditional Scottish estate combined with the convenience of proximity to Inverness.
“This is a lovely manageable mixed estate with a very attractive principal house in a magical location. There is also scope to develop with the potential to build upon both the holiday accommodation business and the sportings available.”
The estate centres on The Old School House, which was built in 1876 and remained a working school with an excellent reputation until 1956. Former pupils in the area recalled taking a pint of milk and a square of peat to school and a teacher who walked up from Drumnadrochit every day, knitting all the way.
The school bell and school pegs have been retained while the spacious loch-facing breakfasting kitchen occupies the old school room. The impressive period property has been sympathetically updated and extended in the current ownership, creating a wonderful welcoming home which capitalises on the views of the Great Glen.
In 2006, the owners built the adjacent Tower House, principally to act as a library to house their extensive collection of books as well as offering a study and providing a 360-degree view entertaining space at the top. A productive greenhouse is attached to the tower. This building could be adapted to suit other needs such as B&B accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.
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