This well maintained Grade B listed beautiful old manse sits in approximately one acre of grounds, located in an elevated position in the pretty seaside village of Avoch, with wonderful sea views over the Moray Firth.
This fantastic Grade B listed period property was built in the early 1800’s and has been sympathetically modernised and extended whilst retaining many original features.
It sits in a quiet, elevated position offering extensive views over the Moray Firth and beyond.
This large family home is laid out over four floors and the bottom of the garden has been previously looked at as two potential house plots:
Ground floor, consisting of the kitchen, living room, dining room, and the sympathetically built 20 year old extension with hall, cloakroom and shower room.
1st Floor, split into the front and back areas with five bedrooms, and two bathrooms.
2nd Floor, two large attic bedrooms, and a box room.
Basement, which is mainly used for storage, split into seven rooms with an external door.
It has a gated entrance, lock and block driveway, the one acre mature landscaped grounds surround the house giving it a private feel, and are laid to lawn, and with the South facing fruit terraces leading down to two small paddocks.
The property has been well maintained and retains many original features. It benefits from oil fired central heating and a wood fired boiler, modern bathrooms and kitchen, and a double garage, workshop, and large carport.
The village of Avoch offers a good range of local services, primary schooling is available in the village with secondary at nearby Fortrose Academy, and Inverness is easily commutable.
Entrance Hall 2.5m x 4.38m approx.
Steps up over stone arch from the lawn at the front of the house lead to the main door into the beautiful entrance hallway, with a ceiling rose. It is carpeted, gives access into the living and dining rooms, houses the main staircase, and a 2nd staircase that leads down to a half landing and then continues down to the basement or up again to the kitchen and the extension.
Living Room 7m x 5m approx.
Lovely large bright room with a picturesque front facing window, fitted stove, three radiators, beautiful ornate cornicing, a recessed alcove, and a side facing window overlooking the garden.
Dining Room 7m x 5m approx.
Spacious room with original ornate cornicing, open fireplace with period wood fireplace surround, and a recessed shelved alcove. It has carpet, two radiators, a side facing window, and a large front facing window overlooking the garden and the sea views beyond.
Kitchen 6.5m x 4.2m approx.
Lovely bright inviting room with ample space for dining, island with storage, radiator, and a pantry . It has laminate flooring, an oil fired programmable Rayburn supplying radiators and hot water, a rear facing window behind the sink, and a large side facing window overlooking the garden.
Hallway 6.07m x 3.5m approx.
This part of the house is an extension completed about 20 years ago in keeping with the Georgian architecture of the remainder of the house. Access though a large oak panelled door serves as the main entrance from the driveway. It is a good size, has three windows, a porthole window, a skylight, is carpeted, has a radiator, and gives access to the shower room and a cloakroom.
Shower Room 2.2m x 2m approx.
Modern good sized room with wooden flooring, large shower cubicle, sink, toilet, wall mounted towel rail, and a side facing window.
Cloakroom 2.3m x 2.2m approx.
Useful room with wooden flooring, storage cupboards, radiator, attic hatch, and a side facing window.
1st Floor Landing 4.83m x 1.18m approx.
The staircase leads up from the entrance hallway to a half landing where it splits to continue up to the 1st floor or up to the rear of the property to bedroom 5 and the 2nd bathroom.
The 1st floor landing gives access to bedrooms one to four with the main bathroom, and then the staircase continues up to the 2nd floor landing.
Bedroom 1 5m x 3.3m approx.
Double bedroom with a side facing window, and an old fireplace.
Bedroom 2 5.6m x 3.7m approx.
Large double bedroom currently used as the main bedroom. It has carpet, a radiator, an old feature fireplace (ceramic panel not included), cupboard, and a large front facing window overlooking the sea.
Bathroom 3.1m x 2.3m approx.
The bathroom has been modernised and is tiled with a lovely front facing window. It has a large bath, toilet, sink, wall mounted towel rail, and linoleum flooring,
Bedroom 3 3.9m x 3.7m approx.
Double bedroom with carpet, radiator, cupboard, old fireplace, and a front facing window overlooking the sea.
Bedroom 4 5m x 3.3m approx.
Large double bedroom with a new carpet, radiator, and a side facing window.
Bathroom 2 2.8m x 2.1m approx.
Modernised room with tiled flooring, P shaped bath with shower above and wet wall, toilet, sink, wall mounted towel rail, and a rear facing window.
Bedroom 5 4.2m x 4m approx.
Large double bedroom with carpet, two cupboards, radiator, old fireplace, and a side facing window.
2nd Floor Landing 3.00m x 1.07m approx.
There is a Velux window above the staircase, and this landing has an attic hatch, gives access into the two large attic bedrooms and a boxroom.
Bedroom 6 4.5m x 4.3m approx.
Large room with combes, carpet, radiator, cupboard, old fireplace, gives eave access, and has a front facing window.
Bedroom 7 5m x 4.3m approx.
Large room with combes, carpet, radiator, old fireplace, gives eave access, and has a front facing window.
Box Room 3.1m x 2m approx.
A great study with birds eye view over the Moray Firth towards Culloden.
A staircase leads down from the half landing into the basement which is the size of the main house (not the extension). This area is mainly used for storage but is divided up into seven useable rooms with power, light and windows. The flooring is either flagstones or concrete and there is a side door leading out to the garden.
– Boiler room housing the log fired furnace with two large reserve water tanks in adjacent room.
-Original kitchen which has a pantry/store room off it.
– Two further store rooms, and a small under stair larder.
The whole area has great potential should further space be required.
The property is accessed off the Braehead road and a gated entrance with lock and block driveway swings round to the rear of the house past the large carport, and the former stables. The latter has been converted into a double garage and workshop, and the oil tank is located at the rear. The beautiful landscaped mature garden grounds surround the property and extend to approximately one acre, with flat lawn areas on three sides of the property. From here down the garden is terraced with walls breaking up the South facing slope, leading down to two small paddocks which are surrounded by trees. These are excellent sun traps with a small greenhouse, productive apple, pear, plum, damson, and apricot trees as well as asparagus and strawberry beds.
The house has a below ground level walkway round three sides, which is why the basement floor has windows, and there are steps leading up over it to the original front door.
The property is situated on the quiet Braehead road overlooking the historic village of Avoch and the Moray Firth. The village offers a good range of local services including a grocery store, post office, several hot food outlets and an active harbour. Primary schooling is available in the village with secondary schooling at nearby Fortrose Academy. The Highland Capital City of Inverness is approximately 11 miles distant and offers all city facilities to include links by road, rail and air to further destinations.
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