First appearances can be misleading, as evidenced by this characterful, traditional style, double-fronted cottage overlooking Loch Carron in the picturesque Highland village of Plockton.

Inside however it is a complete contrast: cool, classy, and strikingly contemporary, boasting solid oak flooring, full-height glazing, and an inverted layout to take full advantage of its scenic setting.
Spanning 1,889 sq ft over two levels and cleverly reconfigured and refurbished throughout, the ground floor entrance hall leads to three good-sized double/twin bedrooms with views over the bay. 

The Herald:

A further half-landing gives access to a superb contemporary bathroom, separate shower room, and spacious utility with external access, cabinet storage and provision for coats, hats, boots etc. An oak staircase in the reception hall rises to the first floor, am amazing, light-filled 33ft open-plan living space offering elevated dual aspect views of the loch, mountains, and hillside garden to the rear. 

The living area incorporates a Morso multi-fuel stove and has full height windows and sliding glazed door onto the sunny 24ft decked balcony, while the dining area continues into an attractive contemporary fitted German kitchen with Silestone work surfaces and integrated appliances. 
Off this open plan living space is a separate family room with sliding glass door access to the balcony overlooking the rear garden.

The Herald:

The cottage occupies a prime waterfront position with sweeping views of the bay, village, and mountains beyond. To the front is a walled garden area with steps down to the foreshore, and to the rear of the property, a large, terraced hillside garden with access to the brae running above Plockton, while the decked, first floor balcony is an inspired space for outdoor dining and entertaining.

Situated on a sheltered east-facing inlet of Loch Carron and aided by the North Atlantic Drift, Plockton benefits from a milder climate compared to other parts of the country with a similar latitude, which allows Australasian palm trees to flourish and gives the village a distinctive, sub-tropical appearance. Popular with tourists all year round, Plockton is also a haven for artists, photographers, and outdoor/water sports enthusiasts. 

The Herald:

Village amenities include a store, award-winning hotels, restaurants and pubs, boat trips, sailing club, railway station, school, library – also easy access to the Isle of Skye and North Coast 500 route. An exceptional home and lifestyle location in one, offers over £525,000 are invited by Strutt & Parker’s Inverness office.