Unique four-bedroom Honka log home coming to the market for the same price as a two-bedroom flat in London

A stunning lochside property, with views across to Skye and beyond, is coming to the market soon at offers over £550,000 – the same price as a two-bedroom flat in London.

And with a separate home office and access to superfast broadband, agents Bell Ingram are predicting it will generate a lot of interest from post-lockdown buyers looking to swap cramped city living for a rural property that’s perfectly suited to remote working.

Onnela, which means “the place of happiness” in the Finnish language, is located in the West Highland hamlet of Kishorn close to the Applecross peninsula and near the famous Bealach na Ba (or Pass of the Cattle) which rises to 2,054 feet.

The four-bedroom “Honka” house is built from slow growing Arctic pine and designed and furnished to delight the senses.

Known worldwide for its healthy and ecological log homes, Honka craft their buildings from the finest Finnish wood. 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.

Onnela is accessed via a half-glazed door into a spacious entrance hall with WC off. Double doors open to the large open plan dining area which leads into a large 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. Adjacent, there is an integral garage housing the heat pump and tanks.

The property is triple glazing with tilt and turn windows. Low energy lighting is an attractive feature and 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.

Joanne Stennett, from Bell Ingram, said: “Coronavirus is challenging the assumption that we must stay within commuting distance of our workplace. With remote working looking like becoming part of our ‘new normal’ the attraction of a water view in a stunning unspoilt area is high on many house buyers’ wish lists, either as a permanent residence or a staycation bolthole.

“Life in lockdown has shown us our homes need to work harder for us and properties like Onnela with separate home offices are particularly attractive, particularly since Kishorn also has a superfast broadband enabled BT telephone exchange.”

For more information or to arrange a viewing contact Joanne Stennett on 01463 717799 or email joanne.stennett@bellingram.co.uk

Article posted on 23/06/2020

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