Superb detached 4 bedroom family home quietly positioned in a picturesque woodland setting in the rural community of Glenurquhart
"Birch Hill" affords a super elevated position within the rural community of Glenurquhart and affords and outlook over the Glen and to Loch Meikle. The property, which was built in 2001, benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing. Representing a superb family home, viewing of this delightful property is highly recommended to appreciate the well proportioned accommodation combined with stunning location ensuring this to be an ideal home for those looking for a lifestyle change or have an interest in outdoor pursuits. The ground floor accommodation comprises of the entrance vestibule which opens to the entrance hall giving access to the principal rooms and carpeted staircase to the upper landing. The lounge is a good sized room with feature Stovax stove set in stone surround and has a front aspect taking advantage of the views. The kitchen has been fitted with a good range of wooden wall and base units, has ample room for formal dining and with patio doors opening to the side. The utility room houses the oil fired boiler and gives access to the rear garden. There is a shower room and 4th bedroom which would also lend itself to be used as a study/formal dining room. The first floor comprises of 3 further bedrooms and family bathroom. There are established garden grounds surrounding the property and a gravelled driveway provides ample off-road parking facilities.
Quietly positioned in a picturesque woodland setting in the rural community of Glenurquhart, this property is within easy reach of the popular village of Drumnadrochit where there is a post office, various shops, general store, several hotels and eateries, garage as well as being home to the Official Loch Ness Monster Exhibition. Opportunities for walking/ cycling in nearby Forestry areas in Glenurquhart and outstanding areas such as Glen Affric within 15 miles. Views to the western mountains a very short walk away. There is a local primary school in Balnain and secondary education is provided for at Glenurquhart High School in Drumnadrochit and pupils are tranported daily by bus. Inverness, with all the facilities would expect to find in a city, is within easy commuting distance.
From Inverness take the A82 (Fort William Road) and follow until you reach the village of Drumnadrochit (approx. 15 miles). On entering the village take the turn off to the right sign-posted Milton & Cannich. Follow this road for approximately 6 miles and you should take a right hand turn at the sign for The Steading Highland Glen Lodge B&B. You should drive past The Steading and there is an access track which you should take and follow this road up the hill until it comes to a fork and you should take the left and Birch Hill is located a short distance along.
Entrance Vestibule (1.93m x 1.22m (6'4" x 4'0"))
Wall mounted coat hooks. Slate tile flooring, door with glazed panels to the entrance hall.
Entrance Hall (1.91m x 1.34m & 3.97m x 1.03m ())
Engineered oak flooring. Built in cupboard with shelving providing excellent storage facilities. Carpeted staircase with wooden banister and balustrade to the upper landing. Doors with glazed panels to the lounge and kitchen/dining area. Doors to the 4th bedroom and shower room.
Lounge (4.42m x 5.27m (14'6" x 17'3"))
Large window to front with views over the Glen and to Loch Meikle while allowing plenty of natural light to enter. Featuring Stovax multi-fuel burning stove set in attractive stone surround with wooden mantel and slate hearth. Engineered oak flooring. Double doors with glazed panels to the kitchen/dining area.
Kitchen/Dining (7.18m x 2.99m (23'7" x 9'10"))
Two windows to rear. Good range of quality fitted wooden wall and base units incorporating 1½ bowl stainless steel sink. Ample work surface area with ceramic tiling to splashback and incorporating a breakfast bar area for informal dining. Lpg gas fired double range cooker with stainless steel splashback and stainless-steel extractor hood incorporating light. Travertine style ceramic tiled flooring. Built in under stair larder cupboard with light providing excellent storage and housing utility meters. Ample room for formal dining. Patio doors opening to the side. Door to the utility room.
Utility Room (2.28m x 2.99m (7'6" x 9'10"))
Window to rear. Fitted base units incorporating single bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Ample work surface area with ceramic tiling to splashback. Wall mounted shelving. Wall mounted coat hooks. Ceiling mounted clothes pulley. Oil fired boiler providing the central heating and hot water. Plumbing for washing machine. External wooden door with opaque glazed panel opening to the rear.
Bedroom 4/Study (3.59m x 3.03m (11'9" x 9'11"))
Window to front with wooden venetian blinds and affording an outlook over the Glen and to Loch Meikle. This room would also lend itself to be used as a study or formal dining room.
Shower Room (1.59x 1.81m (5'3" x 5'11"))
Opaque glazed window to side, white WC, wash hand basin and Mira Sport electric shower set in cubicle. Ceramic tiling to splashback above the wash hand basin and to ceiling height in the shower cubicle. Natural Brazilian slate tiled flooring.
Upper Landing (3.22m x 1.98m narrowing to 1.15m approx. (10'7" x 6'6" narrowing to 3'9" appro x 0"))
Doors to 3 bedrooms, family bathroom and access to partially floored loft space with power and light.
Bedroom 1 (3.81 x 4.67m (12'6" x 15'4"))
Window to front overlooking the Glen, Loch Meikle and hills beyond. Built-in wardrobe with wooden doors providing excellent shelving and hanging space.
Bedroom 2 (4.30m x 3.79m (14'1" x 12'5"))
Window to front with outlook as before. Built-in wardrobe with wooden doors providing ample shelving and hanging space.
Bedroom 3 (3.35m x 2.89m (11'0" x 9'6"))
Velux window to the rear.
Family Bathroom (2.75m x 1.99m (9'0" x 6'6"))
Velux window to rear, white WC, wash hand basin and bath, Mira Excel mains fed shower over the bath. Ceramic tiling to splashback above the wash hand basin and to ceiling height surrounding the bath. Fitted glass shower screen. Brazilian slate tiled flooring.
A gravelled driveway leads up to the property and provides ample off-road parking and turning facilities. The garden grounds are fully enclosed and well established with areas laid to grass and a variety of established plants, shrubs and trees. There is an attractive newly fitted decked area which has been constructed with Millboard Coppered Oak Composite decking, providing the look and feel of real wood but without the constant maintenance. This area provides an ideal space for al fresco dining. Please note that additional land may be available subject to negotiation.
The property benefits from oil fired central heating.
The subjects are double glazed.
The current council tax is band E. Please be aware that this may be subject to change upon sale.
The subjects benefit from mains electricity and water. Drainage is to a private septic tank. Fast Broadband.
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