A stunning Highlands home which featured on TV’s This Farming Life and comes with its own animals, vegetable garden and boat launch so you can catch your own fish has hit the market for offers over £800,000.
‘Split Rock Croft’, which looks onto a spectacular peninsular jutting into the Atlantic Ocean in the North West Highlands, was built by its current owners whose lifestyle-led move from Bedfordshire to Scotland was featured on BBC TV show, This Farming Life.
They both fell in love with the remote beauty of the area, which is 104 miles from the closest airport, Inverness.
By car to Inverness Airport, it would take you two hours and 20 minutes with Glasgow Airport, a total of five hours 15 minutes and 275 miles away.
The property near the village of Clachtoll has its own animals, a plentiful vegetable garden and the new owners can launch a boat from the nearby beach to catch their own seafood.
Its owners Helen and Graham Acreman have reared their own cattle, sheep and pigs and collected eggs from chickens over the years after they went in search of a complete lifestyle change.
The couple have now put their four-bedroom house with its 270-degree views up for sale as they want to move closer to their family.
A stunning Highlands home, pictured, which featured on TV’s This Farming Life and comes with its own animals, vegetable garden and boat launch so you can catch your own fish has hit the market for offers over £800,000
Split Rock Croft House is set in the North West Highlands of Scotland, located on a spectacular peninsular jutting into the Atlantic Ocean while a small beach provides the perfect jetting off point to launch a boat to catch your own fish
Helen and Graham Acreman fell in love with the remote beauty of the area, which is 104 miles from the closest airport, Inverness. By car to Inverness Airport, it would take you two hours and 20 minutes with Glasgow Airport, a total of five hours away
Family has prompted the couple to put their four-bedroom house with its 270-degree views up for sale. The bedrooms have wooden floors and the cupboards, beds and night stand are in keeping with the cottage-style and concept
The cottage’s kitchen features a dining area, an old fashioned cast iron stove while beautiful counter tops sit on an island. The wooden flooring extends throughout the kitchen and up until to windows, where the view looks out at the sea
The traditional newly built home has big bedrooms with ample space for more drawers or cupboards if needed. The tartan-style carpets are a feature throughout the home while carpet issued upstairs in the main home, contrasting the wooden floors below
A door from the laundry leads to a second hall, also accessible from the front aspect, leading to a large lounge and dining room with wooden flooring, a freestanding woodburning stove and French doors to the terrace
Driving with a caravan, the couple left southern England in 2008 where they arrived at a beach campsite in the Highlands.
Mr and Mrs Acreman bought the land and got planning permission to build the 2,800 sq ft home along with a barn.
While builders created their new home, they continued to live in the caravan.
They designed it to be south-facing so it would catch all the sunlight and it even has high-speed broadband.
The house has a self-contained wing called the Cottage and additional accommodation in the Crofter’s Lodge.
The lodge is a successful holiday let business that attracts visitors travelling the North Coast 500, 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, all year round.
The main house boasts a large kitchen and breakfast room, sitting room and dining room on the ground floor with a galleried landing, three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs.
The cottage has a kitchen, lounge and dining room, bedroom and bathroom and the lodge has a kitchenette, lounge, bedroom and bathroom.
There is additional accommodation in the Crofter’s Lodge, which has been used as a successful holiday let business that attracts visitors travelling the North Coast 500, 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, all year round
Another room where you can see stunning views of the Highland, this lounge area has wooden floors, a tartan rug on the floor and another set of French doors leading to the great outdoors and rugged coastline
The main accommodation flows from a reception hall and includes a spacious sitting room with a fireplace with a woodburning stove that sits over the TV. Unique lights drape from the ceiling illuminating the property
A floor plan reveals the four bedroom home in the main house and the ground floor that has two separate kitchens and a big foyer when you enter ‘Split Rock Croft’. The separate Crofter’s Lodge has an open plan bedroom, kitchen and living room
The green 45 ft shed and a 32 ft byre or cowshed sit up a dirt track nearby the 2,800 sq ft home. It has the space for those looking to farm cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens
A patio sits outside where BBQs can be held during the summer. The home occupies an unspoilt secluded position in an area renowned for hill walking and climbing, with the sand and stone beach of Clachtoll only 0.2 mile away, ideal for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding
The area is a haven for wildlife, overlooked by the dramatic peaks of Suilven, Stac Pollaidh, Canisp, Quinag and Ben More Assynt which dominate the nearby skyline
The house near the shore is not far from the hamlet of Clachtoll, which has a small shop and café, and the fishing village of Lochinver that has grocery stores, cafés, two public houses and a good selection of restaurants
Outside the property, there is 27 acres of croft land. Crofting is a specific Scottish legislation that covers land tenure and small-scale food production, since 1886. It means those who buy these types of property have the hold on the land under a tenancy and control can be transferred within families and passed to future generations. Residents also need to live within 32 km of the croft, and are regulated by the Crofting Commission
Outside the property, there is 27 acres of croft land with a 45ft shed and a 32ft byre or cowshed.
Crofting is a specific Scottish legislation that covers land tenure and small-scale food production, since 1886.
It means those who buy these types of property have the hold on the land under a tenancy and control can be transferred within families and passed to future generations.
Residents also need to live within 32 km of the croft, and are regulated by the Crofting Commission.
The area is typical of the Highlands with rugged coastline and mountains and is a haven for wildlife, with the owners often seeing deers, otters and dolphins from their property.
Kevin Maley, from Strutt & Parker, said: ‘We are seeing a trend of people in search of a lifestyle change following the pandemic.
‘It has caused a re-evaluation of priorities and, for those who are choosing a dramatic change of scenery, their main criteria is community, space and a slower pace of life and there is no better place to offer all of that than the Scottish Highlands.
‘This trend caused a January like no other in the rural property market and demand continues to remain high.
‘We saw a large number of applicants at the start of the New Year, proof that the market is no longer as seasonal as it used to be.
‘Spilt Rock Croft offers a purchaser all they could wish for to make the move of a lifetime.
‘With its rugged coastline, mountains and sea views, along with a unique opportunity for self-sufficiency, it is truly a unique opportunity to purchase something that has all the components for you to start tomorrow.’