An extensive sporting and amenity estate located on the north west coast of Scotland
Morefield Estate The estate extends to approximately 4,648.91 acres (1,881.35 Ha) of land plus an attractive house, all of which lies to the north and east of the main public road between Ullapool and the village of Ardmair.
The land lies from nearly sea level, close to Loch Kanaird to approximately 298m at the summit of Creag na-h-Iolaire. The estate includes a number of attractive hill lochs with the largest being Loch Dubh which is situated towards the north western boundary of the subjects. These hill lochs provide a good amount of amenity and sporting interest.
The upper part of the estate provides far reaching views to the west, to the magnificent Summer Isles and to iconic mountains such as Stac Pollaidh.
The majority of estate is subject to crofting common grazing rights. The common grazings are the Ardmair, Rhue, Strathain and Glutton grazings. This means there are various parties who have 3rd party grazing rights over the majority of the land (further details on these parties and the common grazings from the selling agent).
House Located approximately 0.75 miles up a private access road from the A835, the house comprises a very comfortable residence to complement the landholding. Of traditional stone and slate construction, the house has been extended from the original cottage to provide the current accommodation. Some of the ground floor benefits from under floor heating courtesy of a ground floor heat pump.
The main accommodation is over 2 floors and comprises the following:
Ground Floor: Entrance vestibule, Family room, Kitchen, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Conservatory, WC
First Floor: 4-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
Second Floor: Tower Room
This property has 4648 acres of land.
Gardens and Grounds The house is surrounded by superb and generous gardens with mature trees, manicured lawns and an attractive stream. To the east of house is some attractive native woodland. All of the woodland and garden creation was expertly created by the current owners with their passion for the rural and natural environment.
Sporting and Amenity Morefield Estate provides some good stalking for red deer, both stags and hinds. There are no formal records however a number of stags and hinds are taken annually.
The wooded area to the east of the house provides a good habitat for migratory woodcock which could provide some walked up shooting along with other moorland and woodland fringe areas. There would be scope to release small numbers of pheasants and or partridges in the woodland area to provide a varied bag during walked up shooting.
There are 8 named hill lochs comprising approximately 298 acres which have considerable amenity and have excellent trout fishing opportunities. There is an agreement with the local angling association in respect of fishing licenses.
Renewable Energy The estate may have some wind farm potential, the owners having received some approaches by developers (further details from selling agents).
There are some servitude hydro rights over the hill lochs. Further details from the selling agent.
A 15kw wind turbine is located just to the south west of the house and provides energy to the house.
There is a 5kw array of solar panels which provides energy to the house. A ground source heat pump provides the energy for the partial under floor heating on the ground floor of the house.
Crofting The majority of the estate is regulated crofted common grazings, aside from the house and garden grounds. Further details from the selling agent.
Commercial Lets There is a recycling centre close to the south west of the estate and accessed via the A835. There is no lease in place and the passing rent is £1,850 to the landlord and £1,850 to the common graziers.
There are 2 telecommunication masts, one close to the above recycling centre and the rent is £4,000 per annum. The other mast is located to the north of the property and we understand the rent is approximately £2,500 per annum. Further details from selling agents.
Morefield estate is located approximately 2½ miles to the north of the coastal village of Ullapool, adjacent to the A835 public road.
Ullapool is an attractive west coast village and is where the passenger ferry departs to Stornoway on the Outer Hebridean Island of Lewis. The town has a good range of restaurants and hospitality establishments, plus retail and primary and secondary schools.
Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands, lies approximately 60 miles to the south east of Morefield Estate. Inverness has a full range of retail, educational, leisure and commerce facilities together with a mainline railway station and an airport with flights to a wide range of UK destinations (including London Heathrow) and a limited number of European destinations (including Amsterdam).Read all
- Sporting and amenity estate
- Attractive and comfortable 4-bedroom house
- Significant sporting and amenity opportunities
- About 4,648.91 acres (1,881.35 ha) in total
- For sale as a whole