Sumary of House Hunting in Scotland: A Unique Hybrid in the Highlands for $2.7 Million:
- The 5,183-square-foot marmalade-toned stone home, called Dunbeg House, was completed circa 1903 by Bishop Alexander Chinnery-Haldane, the Episcopal Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, for his eldest son.
- The main suite, which overlooks the bay, has a dressing area with built-in wardrobes and a bathroom with a free-standing tub and heated limestone flooring.
- Dunbeg House lies within the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe National Scenic Area, and the entire region is known for its striking mountains sweeping down to the sea, Mr. Twist said.
- The closest international airports are in Inverness and Glasgow, each about a two-hour drive, Mr. Kelly said.
- Market OverviewThe housing market in the Scottish Highlands, which encompass the sparsely populated rural northern half of the country as well as its western offshore islands, was “reasonably steady” before the pandemic struck, and has taken off since, Mr. Kelly said.
- The Highlands region, with its vast swaths of land, towering mountains and dramatic coastline, has been popular in recent years with affluent buyers seeking privacy on landed estates, along with second-home buyers, many from London, seeking a more rural life.