A secluded three bedroom Highland cottage is on sale for the same price as a one bedroom flat in Edinburgh

If you'd rather spend your hard earned cash on a Highland country bolthole rather than a city, then this charming cottage may be what you're looking for.

The new owners of No 18 Lochussie can escape from it all thanks to the unspoiled, rural location, which includes access to Loch Ussie - a Special Area of Conservation.

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Picture: Galbraith

Set against the stunning backdrop of Ben Wyvis, the traditional cottage is located within a woodland not too far from the market town of Dingwall, Inverness and under an hour's drive from the west coast, which is famous for its stunning coastline and sandy beaches.

Comprising

Picture: the dining area, Galbraith

three bedrooms, two reception rooms, a cottage garden and paddock in grounds that extend to around 0.8 acres, the cottage is ideal for someone looking for a project and could perhaps be turned into a holiday home.

Picture: the views are beautiful, Galbraith

Described by sellers Galbraith: "The current owner purchased the cottage in 1984 and has created a delightful home retaining all the character of the original croft cottage with its timber lined walls and cosy interior.

Picture: the living room, Galbraith

"The property is now in need of modernisation, but offers an opportunity to acquire a traditional property in a beautiful, private setting.

Picture: one of the bedrooms, Galbraith

"With its paddock and range of loose boxes 18 Lochussie is ideal for those with horses and the peaceful, single track roads, off road tracks and way-marked trails provide plenty of options for riders as well as cyclists and walkers."

Picture: Galbraith

Budding historians can make the most of the nearby Pictish iron age fort on Knockfarrel, which is a short walk from the cottage.

There's also a host of outdoor pursuits from walks and mountain bike trails to climbing and salmon and trout fishing.

18 Lochussie is on sale now with a guide price of Β£170,000