In this part of the world, we’re very lucky…
There’s easy access to mountains, spectacular coastlines and wide-open spaces.
It’s the sort of area those living in cramped, big cities like London could, until recently, only dream of living.
But lockdown changed that. Almost overnight, home-working became the norm for many.
Since lockdown restrictions lifted, and people realised they don’t have to go into the office to work, there’s been a huge interest in those looking to find their dream home in the Highlands and Islands.
With the same price tag you’d expect to find on a two-bedroom flat in London is a unique, four-bedroom house in Kishorn called, Onnela – the name translates as “the place of happiness” in the Finnish language.
Located close to two iconic locations – Applecross peninsula and Bealach na Ba (pass of the cattle) – the loch-side property is a Honka Lodge, made from slow-growing Finnish Arctic pine.
Honka is regarded as a world-leading brand specialising in the construction of healthy and ecological log buildings.
Onnela is on the market at offers over £550,000, and certainly, compared to London prices, you get an awful lot of property for your money, as well as fine views across the loch to Skye and beyond.
And, with a separate home office and access to superfast broadband, selling agents Bell Ingram predict this property will generate lots of interest from post-lockdown buyers looking for a rural property suited to remote working.
Warm, cosy and extremely energy efficient, accommodation includes a spacious entrance hall with WC off it.
Double doors open to reveal a large, open-plan dining area which leads into a large sitting area with vaulted ceiling.
A Jotal multi-fuel stove makes a nice focal point for cosy nights in, while Apex windows to the front, and windows to the rear, ensure there’s lots of natural light.
Just off the living room there’s a study, ideal for home working.
The open-plan flow continues through to the well-appointed kitchen.
Features here include cream units teamed with granite-effect work surfaces, a central island and built-in AEG dishwasher, cooker, hob, microwave, fridge and freezer.
The house also has a boot room, integral garage, bathroom, utility room, store room and four good-sized bedrooms, two of which have en suites.
The lodge has triple-glazed windows, engineered oak flooring, underfloor heating, low-energy lighting and an Xpelair three-speed heat exchange system throughout the house.
Joanne Stennett, from Bell Ingram, said: “Life in lockdown has shown us our homes need to work harder and properties like Onnela, with separate home offices, are particularly attractive, particularly since Kishorn also has a superfast broadband-enabled BT telephone exchange.”
Contact: Bell Ingram on 01463 717799.