Much loved celebrity cook, Mary Berry, recently paid a visit to Ullapool for her latest TV show where she sampled fresh seafood caught by local fisherman, Josh Talbot, and along with Kirsty Scobie who runs the Seafood Shack in the town, was seen thoroughly enjoying eating outside where it was freshly cooked over an open fire.
The programme served as a great reminder as to what a beautiful part of the world this is, and Mary, who has Scottish roots, was clearly delighted to be enjoying her al fresco picnic and views of Loch Broom.
Millions of viewers who tuned in will have considered the spectacular scenery something of a rare treat, but for the owners of Manran Mara, the views are something of an everyday delight as the house sits above the coastline overlooking Loch Broom and beyond.
This delightful detached home is in the centre of the coastal village of Ullapool and provides well-proportioned and flexible accommodation over two levels.
In the past, the house operated as a bed and breakfast, and while it could still offer this, it would also suit a variety of purchasers including those looking for a spacious family home to those looking for an idyllic rural retreat.
The house on West Terrace was originally built in 1908 and has retained a number of period features while the current owners have made a number of improvements and changes including a new kitchen and en suite facilities.
The accommodation begins with a front porch which leads to an inner vestibule and hallway. The sitting room is well pro-portioned and has a large window to the front, feature fireplace with inset open fire, ceiling coving and raised skirting.
A doorway from the sitting room leads to a modern L-shaped kitchen which comes with a variety of wall and base storage units, floor tiles and electric Aga. The utility room is located off the kitchen and has plenty of further storage and space for white goods and there is a wc/cloakroom, walk in larder and office/study.
The main staircase leads to the mid landing where the family bathroom is located. On the upper level the master bedroom comes with a modern en-suite comprising circular bowl wash hand basin, vanity unit, heated towel rail, wc and walk-in shower. There are a further two bedrooms, one of which has a shower room.
Outside there is a stone chipped driveway which leads to a garage. There’s also a decked sun terrace, garden sheds, raised beds, small ornamental pond, vegetable patch, bounded by a variety of plants trees and shrubs.
Strutt & Parker is selling Manran Mara which is for sale at offers over £380,000.
Ullapool is one of the most idyllic locations in the Highlands and is surrounded by native woodland, magnificent forests and dramatic scenery. It is the perfect base to discover Wester Ross and an ideal place for outdoor-loving families.
Kevin Maley a partner in Strutt and Parker’s Inverness office said: “Ullapool itself is a pretty fishing village known for its cultural vibe and its books and music festivals as well as a base from which to explore the beautiful north-west Highlands, which include the stunning Torridon Hills.
“The surrounding area of Ross and Cromarty offers a striking landscape, beautiful coastline and an abundance of outdoors activities, from kayaking and sailing to hillwalking, mountain biking and golf. There is a ferry to Stornoway and various boat cruises available. The area is the ideal retreat for outdoor loving families.
“The property market in the area is showing reasonable strength and remains popular with holiday home buyers although the 3% second home levy is an additional factor to take into account.”
Adding to Ullapool’s attractions are various festivals including a Day of Dance on Saturday, April 2; the Ullapool Book Festival May 5-7 and the Ullapool Guitar Festival from October 6-8.
Contact: Strutt & Parker on 01463 719171.