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Highlands Shepherd's cottage with NO electricity in need of renovation goes up for sale for £250,000

A shepherd's cottage with no electricity and in desperate need of renovation, but which sits on Scotland's scenic North Coast 500 route, has gone on the market for a quarter of a million pounds.

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

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

The offgrid retreat needs a full renovation and has no electricity, but it is set within nearly six acres of land with stunning wildlife including rare and protected species on the doorstep. 

The two-bedroom former shepherd's cottage in Drumrunie in the Scottish Highlands (pictured) has no electricity and is in need of a full renovation

But it is selling for a quarter of a million pounds as the property can be found along Scotland's scenic North Coast 500 route

The Highland cottage comes with six acres of land, and there is also a timber barn (pictured) and another stone barn in the grounds

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.

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

Estate agents Galbraith say the cottage has 'clear potential to develop a tourism business' or could also be developed into a private home

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

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.

The city of 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.

It comes as a new initiative encourages young people and families to move to remote Scottish islands - which are popular with tourists - by offering them incentives of up to £50,000. 

The Scottish Government said the bonds could allow people to buy, build or renovate homes, as well as start a business, in a bid to help them live a sustainable lives on the islands.

Ministers hope the initiative will address concerns that a lack of jobs and opportunities on many of Scotland's 93 inhabited islands are forcing younger locals to move to the mainland. 

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