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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Canonbury Terrace, Fortrose, Ross-Shire

Offers Over £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Coastal property
  • Entrance hall
  • 5 Reception rooms and study
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Master bedroom suite
  • 4 Further en suite bedrooms
  • Laundry
  • Double garage and off-street parking
  • Tiered garden
  • Private access to pebble beach

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Water's Edge is an outstanding property with uninterrupted views across the Moray Firth. This truly lovely family home is infused with a nautical theme in celebration of its breath-taking position on the coastline of the clear waters of the Moray Firth.

The current owners purchased the property in 2006 and since then have progressively enhanced Water's Edge transforming the property into without doubt one of the finest homes in the Scottish Highlands, located in the seaside village of Fortrose only 14 miles from Inverness.

The property will suit those looking for a wonderful family home and equally those looking for a bed and breakfast opportunity with its spacious and flexible layout.

Water's Edge is approached via a gravel driveway with ample parking for several vehicles and access to the double garage. The accommodation is entered through the front porch leading to the hallway where you get a first glimpse of the depth of the house, its light and airy feel and quality finishes. There is a cloakroom to the right and a library/hobby room located off to the left which has direct access into the courtyard garden through the French doors. The courtyard can be accessed from the sitting room, hallway and library and offers tranquil seclusion. There is access from small hallway to a very convenient integral double garage with power and lighting. The open plan dining kitchen is located off the hallway and comes with French doors leading to a large terrace with breathtaking, ever changing views over the sea towards the Culloden hills, a range of wall and base storage units, tiled floor, Rangemaster cooker and integrated dishwasher. The utility room is entered directly from the kitchen, with further storage space. Underneath the utility room is a cellar which is accessed by 4 steps down from the terrace outside the kitchen. This is a very useful space currently used for storing sailing gear. A home office/study is located off the kitchen which has a built in desk and storage. The dining room has ample space for entertaining with a large table and chairs and a wonderful picture window overlooking the water's edge towards Castle Stuart golf links and beyond. The snug/family room has patio doors leading out onto a garden terrace and an inner hallway leads to a wc/cloakroom. From the end of the hallway you enter the impressive sitting room with French doors leading into the courtyard which has views over a delightful fish pond. As you enter the room you see the stunning sea views over the Moray Firth from the far end of the room, the fireplace has old world charm with a wood burning stove. Back in the hall a staircase leads upstairs where the attention to detail, interior design and contemporary décor continue to impress. The master bedroom suite comprises of vestibule, double bedroom, en suite with free standing bath, corner shower, large wash hand unit with marble top, wc, tiled floor with underfloor heating, and a walk in wardrobe. Patio doors open onto a large balcony. Each of the four further double, bedrooms are individual in character, each having an en suite with underfloor heating. They share a magnificent balcony overlooking the sea and beyond, a truly panoramic vista which emphasises the stunning location of this fabulous property.


Water's Edge is a very desirable property located a short distance from the village centre of Fortrose, a popular and thriving historical town. There is a range of shops including a small supermarket, butcher, bakery, pharmacy, post office, bank, garage, leisure centre, library a hotel, 2 pubs and restaurants. Local amenities include the nearby sailing club at Fortrose Harbour, Broomhill Riding centre, and a golf course on a promontory into the Moray Firth between Rosemarkie and Fortrose called Chanonry Point. Chanonry Point is also a popular location for dolphin watching. There is a primary school at Avoch and a highly regarded secondary school at Fortrose. The area has a wide variety of historical sites and museums including Groam House and the Cromarty Courthouse. There are a large number of beach and woodland walks and it is possible to see a wide variety of wildlife. For the sports enthusiast, there is a wide range of shooting, stalking and fishing which can be rented locally. The A832 provides good access to Inverness where you can join the A9 which is the main highway north and south. Inverness has an extensive range of shopping, leisure, cultural and educational facilities as would be expected from the capital of the Highlands. Inverness Airport provides regular flights to London and beyond. There is a mainline railway station at Inverness which has a sleeper service to the south.

Water's Edge is a property truly at one with its surroundings presented both inside and outside to an exceptional standard. The nautical theme very much continues outside with its large terraces, courtyard with fish pond and several areas for relaxing and enjoying the breath-taking views. The tiered gardens have been meticulously landscaped and designed for both ease of maintenance and enjoyment which also includes a green house. There is an area of lawn at the bottom of the garden with raised vegetable beds, interspersed with a variety of colourful plants, trees and shrubs. From the bottom of the garden there is private access to a pebble beach which is truly idyllic. A boat mooring may be available in the Firth opposite the garden. Further details on request.

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Added on Rightmove:
22 July 2016

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