House - Detached Sold

CLOSING DATE Docharn House, Boat Of Garten, PH24 3BU

SOLD £495,000

SOLD - CLOSING DATE - WEDNESDAY 16 AUGUST 2023 AT 12 NOON - Presenting a remarkable opportunity to acquire an expansive, detached property in a prime location just outside the charming village of Boat of Garten. This extremely rare find is situated on an elevated spot on approximately 3.8 hectares (9.4 acres) of land, with awe-inspiring panoramic views over the serene Spey Valley, culminating in the majestic Cairngorm Mountain Range. The current property extends to circa 358sqm and requires significant upgrading and is not habitable, offering a unique prospect for those who thrive on restoring and revitalising. The site features several dilapidated stone steadings and timber outbuildings, all ripe for renovation and reimagining. The grounds themselves are a rich tapestry of grazing pastures, lawns, and native woodland, painting a picture of Highland beauty that changes with every season. From watching the sunrise over the valley to spotting native wildlife in your own private woodland, this property is a doorway to a distinct lifestyle. This prime location, significant acreage, and unparalleled views make for a special combination, providing a golden opportunity to invest and upgrade the existing structure. Alternatively, with the necessary permissions, you could build a spectacular new home, tailored to your vision and needs. Either way, this property promises the chance to create something truly special in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

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Boat of Garten

Boat of Garten, known as the Osprey Village, is a peaceful Highland community of friendly folk set amongst heather clad hills and native woodland in the Cairngorms National Park. Abundant wildlife, magnificent scenery, many sporting and leisure activities and a traditional Highland welcome await you. Play at the superb 18-hole golf course or fish the Spey. Unique bird watching opportunities abound, especially at nearby Loch Garten; tranquil woods and dramatic hillsides are yours to walk, climb or ski. Cycle on excellent tracks and quiet roads or travel on a scenic steam railway - it's all here for your Highland living. Ideally located and lying adjacent to the mighty River Spey in the Cairngorms National Park, Boat of Garten lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty, centrally located but easily accessible in the Highlands of Scotland. Within the village are a shop, post office, gallery, Strathspey steam railway, very active community hall and highly rated primary school with education to secondary standard at Grantown on Spey.

Transport Links

From Boat of Garten, you can conveniently access various transportation options to explore the wider UK:

Airports: Inverness Airport (INV): Approximately 31 miles away, this regional airport offers domestic flights and some international connections. Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ): Roughly 83 miles away, providing a wider range of domestic and international flights. Train Stations: Boat of Garten Railway Station: Located within the village, it is part of the Strathspey Steam Railway, which connects to Aviemore.
Aviemore Railway Station: Approximately 6 miles away, with regular services to Inverness, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, as well as connections to the wider UK rail network.
Road Routes: A95: This arterial road connects Boat of Garten to the A9, a major north-south route traversing Scotland, providing access to Inverness, Perth, Stirling, and Glasgow. A939: This scenic route connects Boat of Garten to the A96, linking Inverness to Aberdeen, offering an alternative route to eastern Scotland.
With these options, Boat of Garten serves as a convenient base for exploring the UK's diverse destinations, whether traveling by air, rail, or road.


As the largest National park in the UK many emblematic species of flora and fauna can be found in the area including capercaillie, red squirrel, osprey, wild cat, twin flower and freshwater pearl mussels and the effective custodianship of this land will help to maintain the very highest value to the national scenery, wildlife and cultural heritage. In a world where uniqueness is becoming increasingly rare, this offering represents an exceptional intersection of nature, beauty, and tranquillity. It is a window to unparalleled panoramic views, the stunning beauty of the highlands. Whether you're an avid nature lover, outdoor enthusiast, or simply value the tranquillity and inspiration that only untouched nature can provide, this opportunity is truly like no other. It's a chance to invest in your dreams, in a future defined by serenity and steeped in natural splendour. Given its exclusivity and the scarcity of such openings, this opportunity is not likely to be available again. Don't let this unique chance slip away.

Current House

The current property, which extends to circa 358sqm, consists of a charming traditional Highland-style one-and-a-half storey stone and slate cottage with dormers, married with a non-traditional extension. At present, the house is uninhabitable due to the need for significant restoration works. Some internal modifications have already been undertaken, but much work remains before the property can fully reclaim its grandeur. Nestled in a 2-acre garden, the cottage enjoys a beautifully tranquil setting. The garden is characterised by expansive lawned areas interspersed with a variety of broad-leaved trees, creating an inviting canopy of green. The garden, which is bordered by dry stone walls and post-and-wire fencing, is ripe for restoration and could potentially be reimagined into a remarkable horticultural showcase with some thoughtful landscaping and care. Beyond the garden, the remaining 7.5 acres of the property comprise a diverse mix of terrain, including grazing fields, rough grass and tracts of native woodland, further enhancing the rustic appeal of the property.

With the necessary planning consents, this expansive plot of land provides a unique opportunity to design and construct a bespoke home, a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that can take full advantage of the picturesque setting. Such a project, or restoration of the existing stone cottage, could potentially transform this property into a truly spectacular residential estate that blends traditional Highland charm with a unique contemporary flair.


It is understood that there is mains electricity, private water supply and drainage to a septic tank.

Home Report

As the property is uninhabitable there is no requirement for a home report or energy performance certficate.


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Viewings and Offers

Viewing is strictly by arrangement with and all offers to be submitted to:-Masson Cairns
Strathspey House
Grantown on Spey
PH26 3EQ
Tel: (01479) 874800
Fax: (01479) 874806

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