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Substantial, 6 Bedroom Detached Victorian Stone Built Villa set within Large Private Garden Grounds
This impressive Victorian stone built detached villa offers substantial accommodation and enjoys an elevated position looking across its large garden grounds over the village to the surrounding countryside. Lovingly restored and modernised whilst still exuding traditional charm, many of the rooms are multi-functional offering superb flexibility for the discerning purchaser, The lounge and formal dining room are both set to the front appreciating wide bay windows and several of the rooms have the original open fireplaces still intact with two having multi-fuel stoves. There are 6 bedrooms, and the master suite is spacious and bright with recessed dressing area and en-suite bathroom with stand-alone roll top bath. The main bathroom provides the ultimate in relaxation with its fitted spa air bath incorporating sensory lighting and the first floor lounge with an office and modern and bright studio area is ideal for the more creative amongst us. Benefiting from oil central heating and some double glazing, the property has many fine features including the use of pitch pine, balcony on the first floor taking full advantage of the views, old style radiators in many rooms and the superb summer house in the garden which can rotate to follow the sun. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a very special family home which can only truly be appreciated by viewing.
Strathpeffer is a small Victorian village situated just 5 miles (approx) from Dingwall and 20 miles (approx) from Inverness. Once famous for being a spa village it was a favourite spot for travellers coming from all over for its healing waters. The Spa Pavillion (previously used for ballroom dancing) has been restored and the village offers woodland walks, grocery store, chemist, deli, coffee shop, ice cream shop, restaurant and several hotels, medical practice, Post Office, an excellent 18 hole golf course, craft shops and eateries. There is salmon fishing available at nearby rivers Conon and Blackwater and trout fishing available on a number of lochs. There is a primary school in the village and older children attend Dingwall Academy. Close to the North Coast 500, Strathpeffer is an excellent base to explore the Highlands with Aviemore Ski resort and the Cairngorm Mountain range some 50 miles south and the lovely Torridon area approximately 45 miles west. Dalcross Airport, which operates flights to London, Bristol, Belfast and some European destinations is some 27 miles away.
From Inverness follow the A9 north and at Tore roundabout take the second turn off to the left sign posted Dingwall (A835). Continue on this road and follow the signs for Dingwall. Go through this town passing the large public car park on the right hand side and at the traffic lights go into the left hand lane sign posted Strathpeffer (A834). Follow the road along entering Strathpeffer and continue along. Go past the Strathpeffer & Ben Wyvis Hotels and the Episcopal Church and take the left hand turning into Garden House Brae (just after passing another church on the right hand side). Go up the hill and you will see a cream coloured garage facing you on the right. The house is adjacent to the garage.
Porch (4.31m x 1.68m approx (14'2" x 5'6" appro x))
Double doors open from the garden to the porch which has windows looking over the garden and glazed panel to the dining room. Double doors open to a small area with feature original floor tiling and then further door with decorative glazed panels opening to the hallway.
The hallway is finished with pitch pine and an attractive staircase with wooden banister leading up to the upper accommodation. Telephone connection. Dado rail. Large wall mounted mirror. Full height cupboards, one with electricity meter and fuse boxes. Deep under stair cupboard with shelving. Additional back staircase also leading to the upper accommodation.
Lounge (4.59m x 3.98m excluding bay window (15'1" x 13'1" ex cluding bay window))
The lounge is a spacious room set to the front with wide bay window looking over the garden grounds. Recessed leaded glass fronted display area with storage below. Television aerial point and cabled for satellite. The multi fuel stove is set in a marble fireplace and provides an attractive focal point.
Dining Room (4.58m x 3.98m excluding bay approx (15'0" x 13'1" ex cluding bay appro x))
The formal dining room is set to the front of the property with wide bay window looking over the garden and beyond to the surrounding countryside. This good sized room has an attractive open fire place with tiled inset and wooden surround and recessed glass fronted display area with storage below.
Bedroom (4.59m x 3.28m (15'1" x 10'9"))
This is a good sized double bedroom set on the ground floor to the side with window looking over the driveway. Attractive open fire place with tiled inset and decorative wooden surround.
Garden Room (4.53m x 3.27m (14'10" x 10'9"))
This room can be used for multitude of purposes including dining room, play room, sitting room or bedroom. Picture rail. Original hatch to dining room. Door to pantry. Glazed door opens to the side garden.
Shower Room (2.38m x 2.15m excluding recess approx (7'10" x 7'1" ex cluding recess appro x))
This is a fully tiled room with white suite incorporating large shower cubicle, wc and vanity wash hand basin with storage below. Recessed opaque window to the side. Wall mounted light and mirror. Shaver point.
Bedroom (3.39m x 2.71m widening to 3.98m (11'1" x 8'11" widening to 13'1"))
Currently used as an informal dining room this is another multi-functional room which would be equally suitable as a bedroom with French doors opening to the garden. Door to shelved cupboard. Television aerial point.
Pantry (2.82m x 2.41m approx (9'3" x 7'11" appro x))
The pantry is set to the side with deep recessed window incorporating storage below. Belfast style sink. Fitted wooden base, wall and drawer units. High level shelf. Plumbing for a dishwasher.
Kitchen (4.00m x 3.53m approx (13'1" x 11'7" appro x))
'The kitchen is fitted with a wall unit. Window to the side with window seat below. Small wall unit. Aga with double oven and double hot plate. Please note all free standing kitchen furniture and units, including the island (if possible) shall be removed upon sale
Utility Room (3.20m x 2.07m (10'6" x 6'9"))
Nicely fitted with wooden base units this room has a double Belfast style sink with ceramic drainer to either side. Window to the side looking over the garden. Ceiling mounted clothes drying pulley. Door to large cupboard with light and opaque window to the front housing the hot water tank and plumbing for a washing machine.
External Wc (2.11m x 0.75m approx (6'11" x 2'6" appro x))
Accessed from the garden, this could be a handy wc for when you're working in the garden with fitted toilet and wash hand basin. Not currently operational, they could easily be reinstated if required.
The two staircases from the hallway lead up to the first floor landing, which is split into two sections. Glazed ceiling panel to loft space ensures this area is bright.
Master Bedroom (4.72m x 4.57m approx excluding recess (15'6" x 15'0" appro x ex cluding recess))
This spacious room is set with windows to the side and wide bay window to the front ensuring it is bright and airy and enjoying the lovely views across the garden to the surrounding countryside. Appreciating many nice features including high ceilings with cornicing and tiled open fireplace and recessed dressing area with a good range of fitted wardrobes incorporating hanging rails and shelving. Recessed display area with storage below. Television aerial point. Door to en-suite.
En-Suite Bathroom (2.53m x 2.37m (8'4" x 7'9"))
The en-suite bathroom is a good size appreciating roll top bath, wc, bidet and recessed wash hand basin with cabinet above. Recessed window to the rear with storage below. Shaver point.
Study (2.22m x 2.13m (7'3" x 7'0"))
Currently used as a dressing room this room would be equally ideal as a study and has French doors opening to the balcony at the front.
Bedroom (3.58m x 3.22m (11'9" x 10'7"))
This is a nicely proportioned double aspect room with windows to front and side. Recessed shelving. Television aerial point. Door to en-suite.
En-Suite Shower Room (2.11m x 1.48m (6'11" x 4'10"))
Fitted with a white suite incorporating shower, wc and wash hand basin. Wall mounted cabinet and light.
Bedroom (4.54m x 3.62 approx (14'11" x 11'11" appro x))
Currently used as a family/sitting room this room would be ideal as a bedroom if required and appreciates double aspect windows to side and rear. Television aerial point.
Bathroom (2.42m x 2.14m (7'11" x 7'0"))
This is a fully tiled room fitted with a white spa air bath with feature coloured sensory mood lighting and wash hand basin with storage below. Recessed window to the side.
Wc (2.16m x 0.92m approx (7'1" x 3'0" appro x))
Fitted with a wc and wash hand basin. High level skylight window. Shaver point.
First Floor Lounge/Studio (7.10m x 2.71m widens to 4.01m & 4.46m x 2.17m app ())
Set with windows to the side and rear this is a nicely proportioned, bright and airy room appreciating views over the surrounding countryside and is currently used as a sitting room/office/studio. Telephone point. Multi-fuel stove set in tiled fireplace provides an attractive focal point. Shelved cupboard. Television aerial point and cabled for satellite.
Box Room (2.74m x 2.42m (9'0" x 7'11"))
The box room is set with window to the rear and provides handy storage, but could be utilised as a study if required.
A staircase access from the first floor landing leads up to a second floor landing with skylight window and fitted cupboard. Door to loft space and doors to two attic room, each of which is coombed and has a skylight window.
Garage (6.92m x 3.05m approx (22'8" x 10'0" appro x))
The garage is set to the side of the property and has a roller door to the front and some perspex roofing ensures an element of natural light. Pedestrian door to the side. Power and light.
The property is set within private garden grounds extending to approx. 0.70 acre mainly laid to grass in the form of terraced lawns, and is well established with mature trees, flowers and shrubs including two magnificent monkey puzzle trees . Steps lead from the front of the house to grassy paths leading to a small orchard and the rotating summer house on the upper lawn is ideal for following the sun or finding shade, is included in the sale . Shed . Greenhouse . Wood store . Water tap . Oil tank . Electricity point . Gravel driveway providing ample off-road parking . The garden is bounded by a mixture of wooden and post and wire fencing and fringed by hedging and shrubs . A section of the garden is an uncultivated area to encourage the natural wildlife that lives there, hedgehogs, bees and many species of wild birds .
The property benefits from oil central heating.
The property is mainly single glazed but does benefit from some double glazing.
The current Council Tax band on this property is Band G. You should be aware that this may be subject to change upon the sale of the property.
All fitted floor coverings, some curtains, blinds, dishwasher, the aga and the summerhouse are included in the sale. Please note that some other items including some of the rugs, may be available subject to negotiation. Several of the light fittings will be replaced with pendant lights upon sale, though some may be available subject to negotiation - further information is available upon request regarding this..
The property benefits from mains electricity and water. Drainage is to the public sewer.
By mutual agreement.
Strictly by appointment only. Contact Anderson Shaw & Gilbert on on Monday - Friday 9am until 5pm to arrange an appointment to view. If calling on an evening or weekend, please call the Highland Solicitors' Property Centre on as they may be able to arrange a viewing on your behalf.
The above particulars, although believed to be correct, are not guaranteed, and any
measurements stated therein are approximate only. Purchasers should note that the Selling Agents have not tested any of the electrical items or mechanical equipment (e.g. Oven, central heating system, etc.) included in the sale. Any photographs used are purely illustrative and may demonstrate only the surrounds. They are not therefore to be taken as indicative of the extent of the property, or that the photographs are taken from within the boundaries of the property, or what it included in the sale.