THE ULTIMATE Nessie hunter’s home has come on the market – with unrivalled views over Loch Ness and its own direct pathway to the loch.
Point Clair House, which sits on a headland extending into the waters of the world-famous loch, is on sale for £800,000.
The modest price tag includes the stunning six-bedroom country house, 3.5 acres of land, and planning permission for two further homes in the grounds.
The property was built by a ship’s captain in the 1930s who had the side overlooking the water made to resemble the bridge of a boat. The windows give amazing views over the loch, which had a record year in 2017 for Nessie sightings.
Located between Fort Augustus and Invermoriston, the property is described by sellers Galbraith as occupying “one of the finest and most sought after locations in the Highlands of Scotland”.
They add: “In a private, elevated position, the uninterrupted views from the property are breathtaking and the promontory offers unrivalled views encompassing Fort Augustus Abbey at the head of the loch, the lower slopes of the Monadhliath mountains across the water and northwards towards Drumnadrochit.”
Point Clair House has been extended over the years allowing all rooms to have either loch or garden views.
The house is accessible through iron electric gates and long windy driveway leading up to a turning circle in front of the house.
Inviting paths meander through the wooded grounds leading to hidden viewpoints and to a sheltered shingle beach with a former boat house.
Point Clair House lies in the Great Glen, famous for its breathtaking scenery, associations with Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal.
Around one million people visit Loch Ness each year, generating an estimated £30 million for the local economy.
Last year Nessie hunters were complaining of trees blocking their view of the water with the lack of sightings being blamed on the overgrown vegetation.
Last year The Official Loch Ness Monster Sighting Register noted a record breaking eleven sightings.
Each month, according to Google, there are around 200,000 searches for the famous monster, and a further 120,000 for information and accommodation near the loch.
Irish missionary St Columba is first said to have encountered a beast in the River Ness in 565AD.