Spotted this property for sale in Scotland.

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Mike313

Nomad
Apr 6, 2014
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South East
Hi All,
I spotted this property this evening whilst doing a search for something entirely different.

http://lhaidcottage.weebly.com

I don't know how long the adverts been up, or if it's still for sale. The land looks kind of soggy but it is beautiful countryside judging from the photos..... and not too dear either ..
Mike313.
 

Harvestman

Bushcrafter through and through
May 11, 2007
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Heck of a good price, but a long way from anywhere, and very exposed to the elements. It has several attractive features. Would be a bit bleak in winter.
 

Toddy

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Jan 21, 2005
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My first thought is why hasn't a local bought it ? because that's a fairly normal price for a detached house of that size, and the land is an extra, iimmc.

On the other hand it was only listed on the 9th of December.

M
 
Nov 29, 2004
7,808
7
Scotland
They managed to photograph it on one Scotlands three sunny days of the year (only two to three hours on those days mind).

A bit bleak up that end I find, A little further south and west or Perthshire would be my preference.

Still, someone will snap it up.

:)
 

John Fenna

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Oct 7, 2006
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That looks good to me!
My only reservation is that it is so far North that the winter daylight is a short lived thing... not good for SAD!
Summer daylight is another thing though... I would need blackout curtains to get to sleep at a reasonable hour!
 

widu13

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Feb 9, 2008
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Ubique Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt
I know the property; my father in law lived about 2 miles away from it until he passed away this year. It is very, very common for houses to be locked and left up there due to the lack of work and remote location. The land does support sheep, but you can't be a sheep farmer with 37 acres. It's quite boggy there too with the broch featured actually being accessed by 1/4 mile of raised wooden platform it's that wet.

If you live a "normal" life the and are employed in Wick (Lybster is s small village; the FIL was the part time harbour master) then it is a perfectly acceptable commute. The climate is wet and relatively midge free but is quite windswept there. A good description would be bleak. I like it there, but if you are not financially independant life would not be easy.

The MIL tells me that it is not uncommon for houses to lie empty for 5 years or more before selling, but there are some houses there that literally have been locked up and never sold. You pass these on the main A9/A99 from crossing the Cromarty Firth from Inverness until Wick itself.
 

mousey

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Jun 15, 2010
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NE Scotland
If I could get round to organising working from home I could live somewhere like that.
 

demographic

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Apr 15, 2005
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I know the property; my father in law lived about 2 miles away from it until he passed away this year. It is very, very common for houses to be locked and left up there due to the lack of work and remote location. The land does support sheep, but you can't be a sheep farmer with 37 acres. It's quite boggy there too with the broch featured actually being accessed by 1/4 mile of raised wooden platform it's that wet.

If you live a "normal" life the and are employed in Wick (Lybster is s small village; the FIL was the part time harbour master) then it is a perfectly acceptable commute. The climate is wet and relatively midge free but is quite windswept there. A good description would be bleak. I like it there, but if you are not financially independant life would not be easy.

The MIL tells me that it is not uncommon for houses to lie empty for 5 years or more before selling, but there are some houses there that literally have been locked up and never sold. You pass these on the main A9/A99 from crossing the Cromarty Firth from Inverness until Wick itself.
Good write up, explains the price.

Retiring somewhere is one thing, moving somewhere and having to find a job that pays a mortgage is another.
 

petrochemicals

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Jul 30, 2012
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the land would be plenty good enough for cattle and sheep providing they are a hardy breed and fed suplements throughout winter (btw)
Well from the photo it looks like low grade grassland, so I do not suppose you could do much else with it. You could buy it and flog the land, that should pay off some of the morgage.
 

Gooner

Forager
Feb 27, 2014
170
1
Kent
Would it be possible to turn property into a small holding? Chickens and large veg plot, possibly a couple of lambs for fattening or is the climate totally wrong?
 
Nov 29, 2004
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Scotland
Would it be possible to turn property into a small holding? Chickens and large veg plot, possibly a couple of lambs for fattening or is the climate totally wrong?
Goats might be a better choice but you'd have to tether them securely or they'd be blown out to sea.