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13 bedroom detached house for sale
Wellington Road, Nairn, Inverness-Shire
Duchally House is a very distinctive traditional property which will suit those looking for a large family home on the edge of Nairn or for those looking for a B&B opportunity. The spacious accommodation is formed over 3 levels and provides great space and flexibility. Within the grounds and to the rear of the property there is a large cottage which has been divided to provide two self catering or rental properties. The property is very distinctive with its turret, bay window, fantastic stonework and roofline making it very imposing indeed. Duchally House has retained many of its period features which include intricate ceiling coving, raised skirting and fireplaces.
The accommodation is entered via the stone chipped driveway which leads to the front and side of the property where there is ample off street parking for several vehicles. Entrance is via the vestibule leading to a broad hallway with the original staircase leading upstairs.
The accommodation on the ground floor comprises large bay windowed sitting room with feature fireplace and cornicing. The spacious dining room is bright and airy with 4 large windows providing an abundance of natural light. Located off the dining room is the pantry which comes with storage and leads into the kitchen. The utility room has space for white goods and a door leading to the rear courtyard and there is also a laundry and further storage area. There are 2 en suite bedrooms, one of which incorporates the turret. From the hallway there is a servants staircase leading to the upper level and an additional staircase leading to the basement which provides additional storage space if required.
The main staircase leads to the upper level and a further 8 bedrooms, 3 of which have en suite facilities and also two family bathrooms. On the top floor there are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.
The cottage lies to the rear of Duchally House and is accessed from the courtyard area which has its own access from Wellington Road. The cottage has been converted to form two properties both of which in the past have provided a fantastic rental income or holiday self catering accommodation. Subject to the appropriate permission the cottage could easily be converted back into one.
Duchally House & Cottage is situated within a short distance of Nairn town centre. Renowned for its dry and sunny climate, Nairn is a vibrant Victorian town and a popular holiday destination. It has a good range of shops and professional services as well as a museum and excellent restaurants. The festival town also has a new community centre, a sports centre, tennis club, swimming pool, riding centre and cricket pitch. The harbour is home to a small fishing fleet, marina and sailing club. In addition to the two Nairn championship golf courses, golf is also conveniently available at Royal Dornoch, Spey Valley and the Castle Stuart Golf Links. There is salmon fishing on the Rivers Nairn, Findhorn and Spey and shooting is readily available on local estates. The beautiful Spey Valley with its Whisky trail and the ski slopes at the Cairngorms and The Lecht are all within easy driving distance. Inverness provides a range of retail parks and supermarkets as well as many entertainment, cultural and medical facilities expected of the Highland Capital. Inverness Airport has regular daily flights to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and other UK destinations. The Aberdeen to Inverness railway line stops at Nairn and there are regular services (including sleepers) from Aberdeen and Inverness to the South.
The property is set in easily maintained garden grounds with ample parking for several vehicles. To the rear of Duchally House is the courtyard which leads to the cottage.