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Northern Lights, Skinnet, Talmine, Lairg, Highland, IV27 4YP

Offers Over - Sold


Inverness Office - 01463 717 799

Two-bedroom extended croft house with outstanding sea views in the tranquil location of Skinnet, Tongue. The property has been recently updated and renovated and is stylishly decorated. It offers the chance to buy a delightful cottage retaining some original features in a stunning location.

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.






  • Situated on the North Coast 500 with excellent letting potential
  • Large enclosed gardens to front and rear
  • Sizeable outbuilding with development potential (subject to necessary consents)


Northern Lights is a stone built extended croft house set in a quiet and peaceful position enjoying superb sea and mountain views. It has been extensively renovated and upgraded but yet still retains some original features. The property has been tastefully decorated and has spacious rooms and has been extended to the rear with a generous modern kitchen/dining room. It has wooden double glazing and oil-fired central heating. Northern Lights would provide a lovely home, holiday home or holiday let. A path leads up the garden to a hardwood door which opens to an entrance porch with tiled floor and coathooks. There is an opening to the hallway. Doors lead to the sitting room and lounge and the staircase rises to the upper floor with under stairs storage.   

To the right is the sitting room with a window to the front enjoying far-reaching sea views. There is a central feature of the original cast iron fireplace which is in working order. The lounge lies to the left of the hall and again has stunning views. There is a central feature again of a fireplace with a stone hearth and a wooden mantle housing a multifuel stove.

A door gives access to the shower room which is a stylish room with a modern two-piece suite in white with wash and basin and WC and a fully limestone tiled large walk-in shower cubicle with electric power shower.

The kitchen is accessed via a door at the rear of the sitting room to the kitchen/dining room which has plenty of room for a large dining table. It has a stylish natural limestone floor and a range of modern floor and wall units with a wood effect worksurface and ceramic 1 1/2 bowl sink. There is a built-in

AEG dishwasher, integrated AEG oven, built-in fridge freezer, Hotpoint washing machine and a four-ring ceramic hob. There are two windows overlooking the rear garden and an external door leads to the rear garden.

Returning to the hall and stairs lead to the upper floor landing which has two sizeable storage cupboards. The two double bedrooms sit to each end of the landing and both enjoy far-reaching views to the sea. Bedroom one has a built-in storage cupboard in bedroom two has a curtained wardrobe area.

Completing the internal accommodation is the family bathroom which again has limestone tiles to the floor and walls to dado height. There is a three-piece suite in white comprising wash hand basin, WC and bath with electric shower over.

Please note, as this property is currently being used as a holiday home viewings are usually only available on a Saturday morning in between departures and arrivals.


Northern Lights is situated in the small Hamlet of Skinnet midway between Cape Wrath and John O'Groats close to the popular North Coast 500 route. There are plenty of outdoor activities in the area including hill walking, mountain biking, fishing and surfing. The pretty, secluded beaches at Talmine and Melness are within easy reach. There is a path across the road from the property which takes you directly to the beach and is only around an 8-minute walk. Within walking distance is the Graggan Hotel which offers all day food

The village of Tongue is approximately 5 miles and has a post office, restaurant, garage, primary school and doctor's surgery.



From Inverness follow the A9 north crossing the Cromarty Bridge, between Evanton and Alness take the left turn (B9176) to Bonar Bridge over the Struie. At Bonar Bridge head north on the A836 towards Lairg and Tongue. At approximately 40 miles at the junction with the Tongue to Thurso road turn left and follow the road round past the hotel to the right and across the causeway. Turn right just after the bridge at the junction for Tongue. Continue along through Melness into Skinnet where you will see Northern Lights, the blue property on the left-hand side.


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