Onnela the Finnish Log House
Onnela is a Finnish word meaning the place of happiness. The house is constructed from Finnish artic pine which is slow growing and more resistant to the elements and therefore expected to have a longer life than using pine grown further south. Honka is known as a world leading brand in the construction of many thousands of log buildings all over the world. They provide cosy, warm and harmonious living environments using natural building materials with high indoor air quality and atmospheres that reduces stress and improve wellbeing. They are also extremely energy efficient.
Honka has European Technical Approval certificate ETA 03/0015 and therefore is CE marked. The building uses a 164mm vertically laminated log for external walls and additional 100mm insulation and 20mm internal lining. Laminated logs stabilise the wood, prevent deforming or twists and minimise surface cracks compared to massive or whole logs. The roof and internal wall linings are able to adjust by themselves to any slight settlement in the log structure.
The property is triple glazing throughout with tilt and turn windows. Low energy lighting is used throughout the house. There is engineered oak flooring throughout excluding bathrooms and utility room which are tiled. There is also underfloor heating with each room or area controlled by its own thermostat and Xpelair three speed Heat exchange system throughout the house.
Onnela is accessed via a half- glazed door to a spacious entrance hall with WC off. Double doors open to the large open plan dining area which leads into a spacious sitting area with vaulted ceiling and Apex windows to the front and windows to the rear letting in plenty of natural light. There is a Jotal multi-fuel stove on tempered glass hearth for cosy evenings in.
The study lies off the living area and offers useful office space for working from home.
The open plan design flows through to the kitchen which has an excellent range of floor and wall units in cream with a granite effect worksurface. A wooden central island offers more storage and an extra preparation area. There is a built in AEG dishwasher, cooker, hob, microwave, fridge and freezer.
A door leads to the boot room which has a tiled floor and plenty of room for coats and boots. The Integral Garage housing heat pump and tanks, adjacent to Boot Room which has the electric meter and part of the underfloor manifold and control system within.
From the living area a hallway leads to the bedrooms, bathroom, store and utility room.
There are four good sized double bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have stylish en-suite shower rooms with WC, washbasin, bidet and shower. Both are fully tiled to the floor and walls.
The family bathroom has a tiled floor, WC, washbasin, bidet, corner bath and shower cubicle.
The storeroom is shelves and also houses the Wi-Fi control unit for bathroom electric towel rails and second underfloor heating manifold unit controlling sleeping and bathroom areas.
To the end of the hall is the utility Room which has a good range of units for storage, a ceramic sink and Miele condensing dryer and AEG washing machine. A door leads to the rear garden.
Sanachan is a small hamlet in Kishorn comprising nine homes, a BT telephone exchange (superfast broadband enabled) and a well known award winning fish restaurant. It is located at the head of Loch Kishorn with views across to the Isle of Skye. Kishorn is a collective name used to describe a group of settlements located next to the Loch.
Sanachan is approximately 4 miles from Loch Carron where there are shops, petrol stations and other community facilities. A regular bus service is available in the area both locally and to Inverness. The nearest railway station is at Strathcarron 9 miles away, also served by bus with a local taxi service available too. The nearest main airport is at Inverness 75 miles away. There is also a small airfield at Plockton 23 miles away.
Kishorn is close to the Applecross peninsula and near the famous Bealach na Ba or Pass of the Cattle which rises to 2,054 feet with views across to Skye and beyond. The spectacular Torridon mountain range is 18 miles away and through the well known settlement of Shieldaig. Skye is well within easy travelling distance
Floor plan 1
From Inverness take the A9 towards Thurso/Ullapool.
At the Tore roundabout take the a835 Ullapool road. Follow the road signposted Ullapool until you pass through Garve. When you have travelled through Garve take the left-hand lane towards Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochcarron.
At Achnasheen take the first exit off the roundabout towards Loch Carron Continue along the road to Lochcarron. Continue through Lochcarron on the road to Applecross. You will enter Sanachan, Kishorn and the property is on the right-hand side.