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Fancy a Highland home with a world-class golf course and award-winning beach right on its doorstep?

Craigellachie, Dornoch
Craigellachie, Dornoch

With a world class golf course and award-winning beaches very close by and mountains, walking routes and cycle trails within easy reach, it would be easy to spend all your free time outdoors.

Especially if, at the end of the day, you were returning to a home where a warm sauna awaited to help you ease any aches and pains away.

Craigellachie, a large family home in Lonemore around one and a half miles from Dornoch, has a bedroom which is currently used as a gym, and across the corridor from it there’s a shower room complete with a sauna.

So if the weather is bad and you can’t get outdoors, you can still work up a sweat and keep yourself fit.

It’s one of the many nice features in this detached house which was built around 40 years ago and extended about 1991.

It’s a sizeable family house with flexible living accommodation.

It’s also an especially bright house thanks to big windows and patio doors making the most of its elevated position, which offers fine views over the Dornoch Lochans and beyond to the Dornoch Firth.

The house sits in well-established and mature garden grounds which extend to around half an acre and include plant, shrub and tree borders.

Within the garden there’s two south-facing patio areas – ideal for al-fresco dining or simply to sit and enjoy the stunning views.

Accommodation within the house, which is on the market at offers over £345,000, starts with an entrance vestibule with storage cupboard, which leads to the main hallway and gives access to a handy WC, and a large open plan area currently used as a second sitting room.

From the hall there’s also access to a corridor, which leads to four bedrooms including the spacious master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

The three other bedrooms are a good size (one is used as a gym).

Thanks to two sets of sliding patio doors which lead out to the garden, the lounge is deliciously bright and has a lovely open feel to it, while the feature fireplace makes sure it’s cosy in the winter months.

The kitchen is well appointed and includes a decent-sized breakfast bar.

Integrated appliances include two ovens, microwave, hob, extractor fan, dishwasher and a fridge.

Just off the kitchen is a utility room, which has a sink, space for white goods and a door leading out to the garden.

Stairs from the sitting area lead down to the lower ground level, which is home to the dining room – another bright room with patio doors leading out to an elevated patio area. There is also a study/bedroom on this floor.

On the upper level of the house, there’s a large storage cupboard and a good-sized double bedroom with an en suite shower room.

Outside the house, there’s also a shed, greenhouse and clothes drying area, while the driveway provides ample parking space for several vehicles.

Dornoch, a historic town, is within easy reach of this house and is best known for its ancient cathedral – although, of late, news that its Championship Golf Course, which is only a short distance away from the house, has been ranked No 2 in Scotland in the latest Golf Digest and named No 1 in the world by a panel of industry leaders for golf reservation service golfscape, has helped put it firmly on the map.

Dornoch also has a good range of shops and services including a health centre, as well as primary and secondary schooling.

Contact: Strutt and Parker on 01463 719171.

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