Wester Lochloy Farm, Nairn, IV12 5LE
£400,000 Offers Over - New Instruction, Under Offer
- Equestrian property or smallholding
- 9 acres within walking distance of Culbin Forest
- Fabulous tranquil location
- 5 bedroom bungalow with 3 bedroom annex
Property SummaryA rare opportunity to purchase acreage with a substantial home.
Wester Lochloy Farm offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to develop an equestrian property or a smallholding. With 9 acres of well-fenced, tree-lined pastures, separated into 3 large paddocks, a substantial hayshed and multiple other outbuildings, it is a gem waiting to be further improved into an outstanding property. For the outdoor enthusiast its proximity to the 9,000 acres (approx.) of Culbin Forest is quite amazing. Walk a few minutes from the front door into the wonderfully tranquil forest where you can walk, or ride, for hours, without crossing the same path twice. The gardens, enclosed by a wooden fence, wrap around the house and are mainly laid to lawn with a productive vegetable patch to the rear. Solar panels provide an element of income in addition to reducing the overall electricity requirement of the owners. Currently there are sheep, chickens and geese on the property. The property sits in close proximity to several other well maintained equestrian properties.
The house is a substantial five bedroom bungalow with a large living room, dining room, bathroom, dining kitchen and utility. Attached is a further three bedroom annex with a bathroom and living room. The annex can be accessed through the main home, or has its own external door. The double garage, has been repurposed to a workshop.
The main entrance to the house is to the front and opens into a tile floored vestibule, which further opens to the hall and provides access to all accommodation. The hall has wood flooring.
A spacious dual-aspect living room with a multi-fuel stove sitting on a slate, tile hearth. The stove is connected to a back boiler which fuels the central heating system and the hot water. The central heating is supplemented by storage heaters. Wood flooring.
Sitting between the living room and the kitchen, the dining room has sliding patio doors to the side garden and a small patio area. Wood flooring.
This dual-aspect, ample dining kitchen has an abundance of light. It is fitted with a wide range of floor and wall-mounted wooden cabinets. One-and-a-half bowl sink with mixer taps, tiled backsplash, slate, tile-effect linoleum. Plumbed for dishwasher, space for cooker and fridge freezer.
Convenient access to the kitchen, main hall and rear garden. The utility room has fitted floor and wall units and a single sink with mixer tap sitting beneath a window. Tiled backsplash. Wood flooring. Plumbed for washing machine. Two large cupboards.
With a three piece white suite (WC, pedestal basin, bath) and a separate shower enclosure with a mains shower. Wall mounted mirror with shaving point and light. Partially tiled walls. Linoleum floor. Opaque window to rear garden.
Main house bedrooms
The main house has four double bedrooms and one single bedroom all with large windows towards the gardens. There are built-in cupboards in each of them. Four of them have wooden flooring and one is carpeted.
The Annex can be accessed both from the main house and via an external door. It comprises 3 double bedrooms, a bathroom and a spacious living room with patio doors to the rear gardens. It may be possible to convert one of the bedrooms to a kitchen, subject to the appropriate planning consents, enabling this to be an entirely separate living area, for a number of purposes including holiday lets and family. The living room has large, sliding patio doors to the rear garden and a multi-fuel stove sitting on terracotta type tiles. The bedrooms are bright and airy and the bathroom has a three piece white suite (WC, pedestal basin, bath with shower attachment). There are three steps from the front door and bedrooms to the living room.
With two over-and-up garage doors, a side door and a window, this spacious garage space has most recently been used as a workshop. It has a concrete floor, electricity and light.
A substantial, high-roof hay shed sits adjacent to the house. This could potentially be used for stables with a combined machinery/hay shed or for a variety of storage purposes. There are also numerous wooden sheds, chicken coops, a tack room and attached wooden stables. There is electricity to the hayshed and goat sheds.
The 9 acres is divided into three paddocks of similar size. Two of them sit immediately to the rear of the house and have tree linings to two sides providing ample shelter. The third paddock is accessed via a wide, fenced grassy track to the end of the property and has trees to three sides. The paddocks are relatively flat, drain well and sit in an elevated position. There would be ample scope to build a ménage, subject to appropriate planning consents, and update the stables or add field shelters.
Room sizes (approximate)
Living room 4.7m x 6.3m
Kitchen 3.3m x 3.9m
Dining room 2.5m x 4.3m
Utility room 1.9m x 3.6m
Bathroom 1.7m x 3.6m
Bedroom 1 3.3m x 3.1m
Bedroom 2 3.6m x 2.7m
Bedroom 3 3.6m x 3.9m
Bedroom 4 3.3m x 3.5m
Bedroom 5 2.4m x 1.9m
Living room (irregular shape) 3.1m x 6.1m
Bathroom 1.4m x 2.4m
Bedroom 1 3.2m x 3.0m
Bedroom 2 2.9m x 3.5m
Bedroom 3 2.9m x 2.1m