Lighthouse building with links to Robert Louis Stevenson up for sale

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A lighthouse bothy designed by the father of Robert Louis Stevenson has been put on the market for just £95,000.

Lighthouse Stores in Sutherland was built in the 1860s and has no running water or electricity.

The perfect spot for anyone looking to get away from modern life the closest neighbour is a small scattering of crofts making up the village of Raffin almost two kilometers away.

 

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Lighthouse Stores in Sutherland was built in the 1860s

 

 

The nearest place to source supplies is around 12 miles away in either the town of Drumbeg or Lochinver.

The open plan building, which features a drawing on the seaward wall of the Stoerhead Lighthouse and is set in several hectares of common grazing ground is being sold by agents Bell Ingram.

 

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The nearest place to source supplies is around 12 miles away

 

 

Joanne Stennett of Bell Ingram’s Inverness office said: “The Lighthouse Stores is an incredibly unusual property and offers an authentic eco-friendly retreat back to the 1800’s due to its lack of electricity and running water.

“Despite this however, the property is still wind and water-tight and has an onduline-corrugated and insulated roof.

“As well as this, the bothy is bordered by a stream where residents can source fresh water from, making the property a great ‘eco opportunity’ for its buyer.

 

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The Lighthouse Stores is described as an “incredibly unusual property”

 

 

“There is also a working chimney and a fireplace which will generate heat which its thick walls will be sure to keep.

“Furthermore, the building really has stood the test of time as it remains firmly in place and in good condition, despite its lack of modern day fixtures and fittings.

“The property is ideal for those looking for an ultimate get away, which is why we think it could make a really brilliant holiday home.”

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