Grace Cottage in the hamlet of Diabaig in Torridon, should really be known as, The Cottage of Kindness.
It’s been owned by Pat and Richard Priestley for the past 20 years, and they’ve run it as a holiday let.
They’ve not only been generous enough to let holidaymakers bring their well-behaved dogs along with them but through renting out the cottage, they have, over the years, raised thousands of pounds for charity.
Some 10% of all the income the Grace Cottage generates is donated to Many Tears Animal Rescue, (www.manytears.co.uk) which helps homeless dogs and cats.
The kind-hearted couple have other holiday cottages dotted across the UK and through these they have raised a whopping £80,000 for charities including Medecins sans Frontieres, Save The Children and the SSPCA, to name but a few.
Those choosing to holiday in the spectacular Achnasheen area of Ross-shire are no doubt, glad that Pat and Richard opted to let out their nicely decorated and beautifully positioned home as it enjoys spectacular views of Diabaig Bay, Loch Torridon and the hills of Applecross.
On the market at offers over £185,000, was once a traditional “black house” sitting on a croft.
Over the years it has been fully renovated, yet it is still a home full of charm and character.
Occupying a spot at the end of a glorious mountain road on the edge of Diabaig, it is described as “a timeless zone of peace and tranquillity”.
It’s also a beautifully romantic spot, which could be why Richard and Pat describe it as being “perfect for lovers and dreamers.”
Accommodation here starts with a large porch that leads into the open- plan kitchen and dining area.
There’s a lovely cosy feel to the cottage, which has a wealth of period features.
The kitchen, which opens up into the dining area, comes with hardwood flooring, base storage units, and a stainless-steel sink.
The sitting room features a charming fireplace with inset stove. Thick walls make sure the cottage is cosy in the winter and cool in the warmer months.
The staircase leads upstairs to two good-sized bedrooms and a bathroom.
Today, the cottage sits within a small, natural garden, which has parking to one side.
There is a traditional stone byre attached to the property, which is currently being used as a storage space, but subject to gaining the relevant permissions, it could be developed into further accommodation.
Making the trip to Diabaig should be fun as the journey from Torridon to Diabaig is regarded as one of the most beautiful west-coast routes in Scotland.
The single-track road travels through high passes, before opening up on the spectacular view of Loch Torridon and Diabaig Bay.
The area is famous for excellent hill and coastal walks while the mountains of Torridon attract top, experienced climbers.
Although Diabaig is a remote community with no shops or local services, it’s not totally isolated as a butcher’s van visits each week and a mobile bank comes round every other week.
Tesco delivers goods ordered online twice a week to the Torridon community centre, which is nine miles away.
Contact: Strutt & Parker on 01463 719171.