Oak Lodge is an impressive five-bedroom property which has oak floors and a vaulted ceiling. All bathrooms and shower rooms are modern and have tiled floors and wet wall panelling for easy cleaning. This panelling is also used in the main upstairs living room and kitchen to give a clean and stylish effect.
The property is fully double glazed and benefits from a Biomass Boiler and Solar Panels which give a good Renewable Heat Incentive return.
Oak Lodge is currently running as a successful Bed and Breakfast business and is ranked number 1 B&B in Lairg by Trip Advisor and It also carries their Certificate of Excellence.
A gated gravel driveway sweeps down to the undercover porch which leads to a UPVC door with stained glass inset to the front door to the hallway.
To the right of the hallway lies the spacious kitchen/diner which has a good range of floor and wall units in oak. There is a Canon double oven with six ring gas hob and extractor oven.
From the hall a door leads to the open plan living/dining room. This impressive room has an oak panelled vaulted ceiling and an oak staircase which rises from the centre of the room to the upper floor. There is a large dining area which overlooks the front garden. A brick built open fireplace with wood surround sits centrally and the living area has dual aspect windows enjoying the far-reaching loch and mountain views and patio doors open to the rear garden. To the right of the room is a WC and a door which leads to the inner hall.
The inner hall gives access to bedrooms 1,2 and 3, all of which are double in size. Bedrooms 1 and 2 overlook Loch Shin and have built in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms. Bedroom2 has a walk-in dressing room giving excellent storage. Bedroom 3 overlooks the front garden and woodland beyond and also has an en-suite bathroom and walk in dressing room.
Returning to the main living area and the wide oak staircase leads to the open upper landing which gives access to bedrooms 4 and 5 and the upstairs open plan sitting/dining room.
Bedroom 4 sits to the left of the landing and has stunning loch views. It has two built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom 5 overlooks the front garden and again has two built in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom.
Double doors open to the upper sitting room which, due to its size, is also suitable for use as a function room. It has windows to the full length of the room which look out over Loch Shin. There are patio doors to the roof terrace for enjoying summer evening drinks while enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings, stairs leads from the terrace to the garden. There is a bar area as well as an office area and a large storage cupboard.
The property receives an excellent return with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme and also has an Energy Savings Trust Loan which is transferable to the new owner, and currently has two years to run along with the RHI.
The solar panels generate electricity which is sold back to SSE on a quarterly basis.
The garden ground is gated and secure with deer and stock fencing. The gravel driveway leads to a parking area for several vehicles. The gravel area runs to the rear of the property where there is a seating area to enjoy the views. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn. The remaining land has been left naturally to encourage wildlife to the garden. There are beech trees and natural heather. A track leads to the loch side jetty from where a boat can be launched.
There is a large attached double garage with electric up and over door with light and power, worksurfaces and shelving.
Oak Lodge sits in an elevated position above Loch Shin and enjoys fabulous panoramic views over the Loch to the mountains beyond.
Situated approximately 17 miles to the North West of the peaceful village of Lairg is the crossroads for the north and west coasts of Scotland an area of outstanding scenic beauty and native wildlife. Lairg provides a range of local amenities including shops, a railway station, mobile bank, 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 63 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.
Fixtures and fittings
The furniture and accessories which are used for the Bed and Breakfast business are available by separate negotiation and an inventory can be provided on request.