Highlands & Islands

Bothy in picturesque Morar on the market for £125,000

Bourblach Cottage Image copyright MacPhee & Partners
Image caption Bourblach Cottage sits on the banks of the River Morar

A Highland bothy which is believed to date back around 300 years has gone on the market for £125,000.

Despite the price tag, Bourblach Cottage near the village of Morar has a tin roof and no running water.

Estate agents say the tiny two-room property "benefits" from mains power but admit it needs major renovation.

However, they believe its spectacular panoramic views of a string of beaches known as the Silver Sands of Morar could tempt potential buyers.

Morar and it surrounding countryside is regularly hailed as among the most picturesque locations in the Highlands.

Image copyright MacPhee and Partners
Image caption Estate agents say the cottage needs extensive renovation and modernisation
Image copyright MacPhee and Partners
Image caption The bothy has a tin roof and no running water

The waterfront property, situated on the banks of the River Morar, has been used as a bolthole by its current owners.

Photographs of the interior reveal a very basic kitchen and bedroom, both with open fires. There is no toilet.

The nearest parking is 130 yards (118m) from the house, but the cottage is just a stone's throw from the beach.

Selling agent MacPhee & Partners believe it could be transformed into a "superb" holiday cottage with the addition of mains water and drainage.

For a similar £125,000 price-tag, buyers could snap up a two-bedroom cottage - with all mod cons - an hour's drive away in Torlundy, near Fort William.

Image copyright MacPhee and Partners
Image caption One of the two rooms in the cottage is a bedroom
Image copyright Eileen Ferguson
Image caption The Silver Sands of Morar are regularly judged among Scotland's best beaches

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