Off grid: Shepherd's cottage with no electricity on the North Coast 500 goes on market

A shepherd's cottage with no electricity on the scenic North Coast 500 route has gone on the market for £250,000.

A shepherd's cottage with no electricity on the scenic North Coast 500 route

The tiny two-bedroom house in Drumrunie, Sutherland, Caithness, is surrounded by some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in Scotland with rugged mountains stretching into the distance.

It also neighbours the River Runie, and is directly off the A835 - the famed NC500 route.

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The offgrid retreat needs a full renovation and has no electricity, as well as nearly six acres of land with stunning wildlife including rare and protected species.

The tiny two-bedroom house in Drumrunie, Sutherland, Caithness, Highlands, is surrounded by some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in Scotland

Claire Macdonald of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: "Shepherd's Cottage is a traditional Highland cottage in a beautiful location.

"The property requires full renovation and offers the opportunity, subject to the necessary consents, to upgrade into a modern country home or potentially to rebuild entirely.

"Given the beauty of the setting and its prime location on the route of the NC500, there is clear potential to develop a tourism business or simply to create your own private sanctuary in one of Scotland's most celebrated settings."

The plot extends to about 5.94 hectares (14.68 acres), comprising primarily rough grazing land with some naturally regenerating woodland, and is gently undulating with some rocky outcrops.

It also has a timber barn and a traditional stone barn with tin roof.

Ullapool, about 10 miles away, has good amenities including a supermarket, primary and secondary schools, popular restaurants and cafés.

Inverness is approximately an hour and half by car and offers all the facilities of a modern city including an airport, train station and many high street shops.

Shepherd's Cottage is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £250,000.