AS OF APRIL 2014 – NOW SUCCESSFULLY SOLD
Lighthouse Keepers’ Houses
For Sale – Tarbat Ness Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages (c) 2013 Tain Cottage
Specifically for our readers, we can share an exclusive from the Lighthouses For Sale website. A wonderful couple emailed us with an absolute treasure. They have owned the two lighthouse keepers’ cottages at Tarbat Ness for 24 years and now reluctantly decided to sell. They asked whether we would be interested in putting these idyllic houses onto our website. You bet.
For the avoidance of doubt, the actual lighthouse tower is NOT for sale and is still fully functional – being operated by the Northern Lighthouse Board. However, pretty much everything else on the lighthouse station complex is for sale, including the two former lighthouse keepers’ cottages, a garage, land, and the view.
Tarbat Ness – Iconic Coastal Home (c) 2013 Russel Wills
To have a very general idea of the location and arrangement of this unusual lighthouse complex, here is a beautiful montage of photographs …
This wonderful property is located in a spectacularly beautiful and peaceful situation at the tip of Tarbat Ness peninsula.
The owner has arranged for an excellent video walkthrough of the property which gives a very helpful insight …
The two semi-detached former lighthouse keepers’ cottages enjoy magnificent unobstructed views – eastwards, over low cliffs, across the Moray Firth to the Cairngorms, and westward, over pasture, to the Dornoch Firth and mountains of Sutherland.
There are approximately two acres of walled and fenced grounds surrounded by meadow and a heather-clad Nature Conservancy area, providing wonderful hiking, fishing and bird watching just outside the cottage doors. Seals, dolphins and whales can often be seen just off the rocky shore – about a hundred yards from the cottages. Portmahomack village, three miles away, has a village shop, restaurants, and golf course. The Tarbat Discovery Centre, and a sheltered gently-shelving sandy beach are close too.
The north cottage is the primary residence which the current owner utilises. It has been extensively refurbished, with central LPG heating and beautiful fittings and furnishings throughout, including granite counter-tops and an indoor Jacuzzi spa. It is protected by an intruder alarm, and has two sitting rooms, and one bedroom.
The south cottage is the guest and rental cottage. It has a large sitting-dinining room and three bedrooms – one double, one with twin-beds, and one with bunk beds.
There are also some interesting outbuildings included as part of the sale
Also Included In The Sale – Tarbat Ness Lighthouse Outbuildings (c) 2013 Sylvia Duckworth
The owner is selling the land; the two former lighthouse keepers’ cottages and the outbuildings.
Location: Keepers Cottages, Tarbat Ness Lighthouse Buildings, Portmahomack, Tain, Ross & Cromarty, IV20 1RD.
Tenure: Feuhold (Scottish Equivalent of Freehold).
Offers Over £298,000.
Strutt & Parker Agencies – Tel: 01463 719171 – Suzanne Moss
Alternatively Contact: – Lighthouses For Sale Direct – Please Click Here
We shall make the introductions between you and the owner of Tarbat Ness Lighthouse Cottages with our compliments.