Colaboll Farm is set in a delightful location overlooking Loch Shin in central Sutherland. Approximately 3.5 miles to the south the peaceful village of Lairg is the crossroads for the north and west coasts of Scotland in an area of outstanding scenic beauty and native wildlife. Lairg provides a range of local amenities including shops, railway station, post office, bank van, dentist and health centre. The village also has a primary school with secondary schools in Golspie and Dornoch.
Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is approximately 52 miles by road and provides all the services of a major regional centre. Inverness Airport provides flights to London and other destinations throughout the UK and Europe.
Colaboll Farm is a traditional livestock farm located in central Sutherland and ideally placed for access to Lairg Market. The property benefits from excellent main road access and delightful views over Loch Shin. The farm's location would make it an ideal property for accessing the North Coast 500 at Golspie.
Traditional dressed stone farmhouse under a pitched slate roof and laid out over two floors, the accommodation extends to;
Two public rooms, dining kitchen with Aga, back kitchen, downstairs WC, 4 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs.
The house has recently fitted double glazed windows and doors but would benefit from a degree of modernisation.
The property, which is located within an easily manageable garden has a double garage which would benefit from repair and a former game larder to the rear which provides additional secure storage space. The garden, which is currently laid mainly to lawn provides a blank canvas with ample space to landscape further.
There are a number of traditional farm buildings included in the sale, these are mostly of stone construction under corrugated iron roofing. The buildings, which are dated and in poor order, would benefit from replacement.
Colaboll is served by mains electricity, private water supply and drainage by means of a septic tank. The property also benefits from modern oil central heating and a large woodburning stove in the living area.
Colaboll Farmhouse has been assessed as band 'D' for council tax purposes by Highland Council
Colaboll Farmhouse has an EPC rating of E.
Fixtures and fittings
Included in the sale are the fitted floor coverings, blinds and kitchen appliances.
The land sits at a height of approximately 98 120 metres above average sea level and has a predominantly south easterly aspect.
The land is classified by the James Hutton Institute as predominately Class 4:2 with a small area of Class 5:3.
The land does not lie within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.
The sporting rights are in hand.
Insofar as they are owned these are included in the sale.
Access to the land is directly off the A838 public road.
No Basic Payment is available with the sale.
Short Limited Duration Tenancy
The land and farm buildings are currently subject to a 5 year SLDT which expires on 31 July 2021. Further details are available from the selling agent.
Offers in Scottish Legal Form are to be submitted to the selling agents Bell Ingram LLP, 22 Market Brae, Inverness, IV2 3AB. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest in writing with the selling agents following inspection.
Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that parties having registered their interest will be notified of a closing date this cannot be guaranteed. It should be noted that the vendor reserves the right to accept offers prior to a closing date being set. In addition the seller reserves the right to not accept the highest or indeed any offer.
The information in these particulars is given without responsibility on the part of Bell Ingram LLP. The particulars do not form any part of an offer or a contract and neither Bell Ingram LLP nor their employees has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property.
From Inverness travel north on the A9 to Bonar Bridge and on to Lairg. Leave Lairg on the road to Tongue then turn left onto the A838 to Durness and Kinlochbervie. Follow this road for approximately ½ mile and Colaboll can be found on the right-hand side.
Within 7 days of the conclusion of the missives a non-returnable deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid.
The balance of the purchase price will fall due for payment at the date of entry (whether entry is taken or not) with interest accruing thereon at a rate of 5% above Bank of Scotland base rate. No consignation shall be effectual in avoiding such interest.
Servitude rights, burdens and wayleaves
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves, including rights of access and rights of way whether public or private. The subjects are sold under the conditions in the Title Deeds. They will be sold as possessed by the Seller and no warranty will be given.
In the event that the seller has elected to tax, VAT may be payable on the purchase price.
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.
It is anticipated that a closing date will be fixed in due course and we would advise prospective purchasers to register their interest with Bell Ingram LLP, 22 Market Brae, Inverness, IV2 3AB. The owner however does reserve the right to sell without setting a formal closing date and will not be bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer received.
This is a working farm and care must be taken when moving around the land and viewing the buildings.
These sale particulars were prepared on the basis of information provided to us by our clients and/or our local knowledge. Whilst we make every reasonable effort to ensure that they are correct, no warranty or guarantee is given and prospective purchasers should not rely upon them as statements or representations of fact. Furthermore, neither Bell Ingram LLP or its partners or employees assume any responsibility therefore. In particular:
i) prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the structural condition of any buildings or other erections and the state of repair of any services, appliances, equipment or facilities; ii) any photographs included in these particulars are for general information only and any furniture or contents shown in these photographs are not included in the sale unless this is expressly stated in these particulars; and iii) any descriptions, measurements or dimensions quoted are approximate only and references to conditions, planning permissions, services, usage, construction, fittings & fixtures and moveable items are for guidance only.