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Spotted this property for sale in Scotland.

Discussion in 'The Homestead' started by Mike313, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Mike313

    Mike313 Nomad

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    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.
     
  2. Harvestman

    Harvestman Bushcrafter through and through

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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.
     
  3. Toddy

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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
     
  4. petrochemicals

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    You get a lot for your cash, but what's the land useful for, is it low grade sheep land, or not even that good?
     
  5. Mandos

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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)
     
  6. sandbender

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    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.

    :)
     
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    I'm know if i was in a better financial situation, something like that would be perfect for me!
     
  8. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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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!
     
  9. demographic

    demographic Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Priced to attract lots of bidders.

    Very much doubt it will sell as cheap as that.
     
  10. widu13

    widu13 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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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.
     
  11. Coldfeet

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    Looks a nice plot; could be used as a summer house?
     
  12. mousey

    mousey Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    If I could get round to organising working from home I could live somewhere like that.
     
  13. mrcharly

    mrcharly Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I think the lack of trees would do my head in.

    Are there so few trees because the growing conditions are bad?
     
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    They all blew away!
     
  15. demographic

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    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.
     
  16. widu13

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    There are a good few plantations within a mile or two and they have a good population of roe deer.
     
  17. demographic

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    Where I lived as a kid was pretty bleak, I like it.
     
  18. petrochemicals

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    Goats might be a better choice but you'd have to tether them securely or they'd be blown out to sea.
     

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