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Dorrery Lodge, Dorrery, Scotscalder, Halkirk, KW12 6YW

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£475,000

Inverness Office - 01463 717 799

Dorrery Lodge, Dorrery, Halkirk
Grand Edwardian Shooting Lodge set in 7.9 acres (3.2ha) acres of grounds in the Hamlet of Dorrery, Halkirk

To make an enquiry, arrange a viewing or request a free market appraisal of your own property call Joanne Stennett on 01463 717 799 or contact Joanne via Email.

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Overview

  • Upgraded to a high standard
  • Retained character and charm with many original fittings
  • Nine bedrooms
  • Three bathrooms
  • Large steading with development potential (subject to necessary consents)
  • Extending to approximately 7.9 Acres (3.20 Hectares)

Description

This is a unique opportunity to purchase this imposing former shooting lodge which was built circa 1904.   The property is steeped in history with the tower bearing the Royal cypher of King Edward VII. Offering superb open panoramic views to the surrounding countryside the property benefits from oil central heating. The current owners have retained many of the original period features throughout, including the Edwardian Billiards room/library. Outside there is a stone steading. The land extends to approximately 7.9 acres (3.2ha) including paddock and offers a quiet private retreat yet only a short distance from the village of Halkirk.
A tree lined driveway sweeps to the front door which opens to the lobby. Doors lead to the billiards room and hallway.
The billiards room has triple aspect windows allowing plenty of light and has original wood panelling and extensive book shelving and a full-size billiards table which is included in the sale. A grand wooden fire surround houses an open fire on a tiled hearth (capped). Doors leads to a cloaks room with WC and to the dining room.
The large dining room has a large window to the rear overlooking the garden and a hatch to the large open plan kitchen. Another door leads to the main hall which has a staircase to the upper floor.
The Drawing room (lounge) lies opposite the dining room and overlooks the gardens and paddock.   One end of this unusual room forms part of the turret and provides a bright reading corner. A central feature is the fireplace with slate hearth and surround housing a calor gas fire.
From the main hall, a doorway leads to the inner hall to the left of which is a snug which could also be used as a downstairs bedroom with wood panelled walls and lovely garden views. To the right is the galley style utility room/bulters pantry with Caithness stone floor which leads through to the large open plan kitchen. There is a good range of the original floor and wall units offering excellent storage and an oil-fired AGA for cooking.
From the inner hall access is gained to, the servants wing, the rear lobby and store and in turn rear entrance.
The servants wing has an office, walk-in pantry and large utility room/laundry and three bedrooms and bathroom on the upper floor.
Returning to the main hallway the staircase rises to the upper floor landing.
All the bedrooms are double in size and enjoy rural views. Some feature the original cast iron fireplaces and all have decorative coving.   The family bathroom has a Victorian style bath with shower over, the original WC and sink and has wood panelled walls. Bathroom 2 has a three-piece suite in white as does bathroom 3.

Location

Dorrery Lodge is set in the small Hamlet of Dorrery, lying to the east of Ben Dorrery in the district of Halkirk in Caithness. The Lodge offers a quiet private retreat on the edge of the Flow Country famed for its wildlife, the house is situated close to the Thurso and Forrs Rivers in the heart of one of Europe's largest nature reserves.
The rural district of Dorrery is situated approximately seven miles from Halkirk and 12 miles from Thurso and has local shopping facilities, sub-Post Office, hairdressers, garage, hotels and equestrian events which take place in the indoor arena. Within the village are the local doctor's surgery and Primary School. Thurso, one of the two main towns of the district has shopping, professional, medical and educational facilities. From Thurso there are regular bus and rail services south and from Wick airport, there are regular scheduled air services. Inverness is approximately two hours' drive.

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Important Notice

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:

  1. 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;
  2. 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
  3. 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.