Delightful Sutherland farm within easy reach of the NC500

Traditional farmhouse with lots of potential

A 241-acre traditional livestock farm in a stunning location overlooking Loch Shin, near Lairg in Central Sutherland, has been launched onto the market by Bell Ingram with a guide price of £575,000.

Colaboll Farm is being sold as a single lot with the farmhouse expected to have significant diversification appeal thanks to its proximity to the North Coast 500 which can be accessed at nearby Golspie.

Described as Scotland’s Route 66, the North Coast 500 has been a phenomenal success in terms of drawing in tourists and boosting the economy.

The 516-mile round trip, launched in 2015 and known as the NC500, skirts the east, north and west coasts of the most northerly part of Scotland, travelling through Inverness, Gairloch, Durness, Thurso, Wick and John O’Groats.

Stewart Hamilton, Head of Bell Ingram Farm Sales, said: “Colaboll presents an excellent opportunity to buy a traditional farm which is ideally placed for the Lairg market. Land and property with easy access to the North Coast 500 are in high demand so we expect a great deal of interest from buyers looking for a whole farm with the potential to diversify.”

The south facing stone farmhouse is laid out over two floors and comprises four bedrooms, two public rooms with woodburning stoves, a dining kitchen with Aga, back kitchen, downstairs WC, and upstairs bathroom.

The property has recently fitted double glazed windows and doors but would benefit from a degree of modernisation.

Outside there is a double garage, which would benefit from repair, and a former game larder to the rear which provides additional secure storage space.

The manageable garden, which is currently mainly lawn, offers a blank canvas with ample space to landscape further.

There are a number of traditional farm buildings included in the sale, mostly of stone construction under corrugated iron roofing.

The land and farm buildings are currently subject to a five-year SLDT which expires on July 31, 2021.

For further details or to view the land contact Stewart Hamilton on 01307 462 516 or email

Published on 28th June 2019