Ground floor: - Vestibule, hallway, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, sun lounge, study, bathroom, pantry and boiler room. First floor: - 4 bedrooms, bathroom and WC.
Substantial stone built detached four bedroom house situated in an acre of mature garden grounds in a pleasant rural setting situated approximately 22 miles north-east of Inverness.
This property originally built in the 19th century and then extended in the early 20th century is situated on site of a former, now demolished, fortified Keep. It is within easy commuting distance of Inverness and Dingwall. The local communities of Evanton, Alness and Invergordon, where there are many facilities available, are easily accessible. Being in a rural setting surrounded by farmland with extensive views both across the firth to the Black Isle and to the local landmark of Fyrish, the property affords ample opportunity for enjoying the countryside and walking.
The property benefits from oil fired central heating and comprises: Ground floor: - Vestibule, hallway, drawing room, dining room, study (with sun lounge off), bathroom, kitchen, pantry and boiler room. First floor: - 4 bedrooms, bathroom and separate WC.
The driveway leads up from the main gate to the parking area to the front of the house.
Front door leads to the -
With ceiling light fitting and smoke alarm. Off which is the -
DRAWING ROOM 6.3m x 4.5m (at widest) (20"9" x 14"9")
This is a delightful four aspect room with original cast iron fireplace with marble surround. Very bright and welcoming, there are pleasant views over the garden and down the driveway. An interesting detail of this room and several other rooms within the property are the old handles which used to be connected to a bell system. Two ceiling light fittings and two radiators.
Off the vestibule is the –
With ceiling light fitting and radiator. Off which is the -
DINING ROOM 4.5m x 4.2m (14"9" x 13"9")
Double aspect room with views over the garden, single radiator, two wall light fittings and one pendant light fitting.
STUDY 2.9m x 2.4m (9"6" x 7"8")
Open fire with cast iron surround. Single radiator and shelved alcove. Glass panelled door leads to the -
SUN LOUNGE 3m x 2.8m (9"9" x 9"3")
With concrete floor and ceiling light.
BATHROOM 2.7m x 1.7m (9"10" x 5"6")
White three piece suite. Single radiator and wall cupboard.
Off the vestibule also is a large under stairs storage cupboard. A short corridor leads from the hallway past the study to the -
KITCHEN 4.2m x 2.8m (13"9" x 9"3")
Of lean-to construction, the kitchen fitments would benefit from upgrading. Tiled floor, two ceiling strip lights and large radiator. Plumbed for dishwasher and washing machine. Off the kitchen is the –
PANTRY 3.2m x 1.9m (10"5" x 6"3")
With shelving and alcove.
A stable door leads to the small rear vestibule off which is the –
BOILER ROOM 3.6m x 1.6m (11"9" x 5"4")
With oil fired boiler.
Curved wooden staircase with banister leads from the hallway to the first floor landing and off which is -
BEDROOM 1 4.3m x 4.2m (14"11" x 13"7")
Double aspect room, wash hand basin, wall storage cupboard and radiator. Fitted carpet.
BEDROOM 2 4.2m x 2.8m (13"9" x 9"10")
With wash hand basin, single radiator, wall light fitting and wardrobe/press. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.
BEDROOM 3 4.5m x 2.5m (14"8" x 8"4")
Double aspect room with single light fitting, wash hand basin and radiator.
BEDROOM 4 4.2m x 3.3m (14"10" x 11"10")
Double aspect room with single radiator, ceiling light fitting and wash hand basin (cracked).
Access to the partially floored loft is gained from the hatch above the upstairs landing.
BATHROOM 2m x 1.4m (6"7 x 4"6")
Comprising bath and wash hand basin with vanity unit. Shelved linen cupboard.
With wash hand basin and sky light.
The property would make an idea family home but will require general upgrading and reference is made to the Home Report.
The property is served by mains electricity and drainage is to a septic tank and soakaway within the property. The drainage system has not been tested but was previously regularly emptied and is believed to be in proper working order.
The large garden has many mature shrubs and fruit trees and has a designated kitchen garden with bird cage to protect produce.
Understood to currently be Band F. Prospective purchasers should however contact The Highland Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on The Highland Council website.
Energy Efficiency Rating: f (38)
From Inverness take the A9 north for 20 miles and then turn left onto the B9176 road past the Skiach service station. Approximately 2 miles along that road the property is situated to the left at the junction with the unclassified road leading to "Boath". On taking the Boath road turn left immediately on to the farm track and the house is clearly visible. Further details can be obtained by the selling agents.
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Susan Breen was excellent returning my calls promptly and provided clear concise clarifications, the latter greatly assisted us liaising between our English solicitor dealing with our sale in Bristol and the purchase in Scotland. This all contributed to a seamless completion day and date of entry.