4 bedroom detached house for saleCromarty Mains, Cromarty, Ross-Shire
Offers Over £365,000
The Grakens is an impressive detached home set in beautiful surroundings designed to take full advantage of the stunning views across the Cromarty Firth and beyond over the local countryside. Built circa 1998, this spacious family home is of a one and three quarter storey design and occupies an elevated position around a mile south of Cromarty.
This much admired home is without doubt of the finest in the local area with its generous proportions and accommodation arranged over two levels. Entrance is via a tiled entrance vestibule which leads to a broad, welcoming hallway which has a distinctive Amtico floor, wc/cloak and bespoke staircase. The spacious sitting room, with multi-fuel burner, enjoys lovely open views of the countryside to the rear through large glass sliding doors which in turn lead to a private rear sun terrace. There is a formal dining room, library, home office/Study and a well-equipped dining kitchen which comes with a comprehensive selection of wall and base storage units, integrated appliances, built in wine rack and breakfast bar. The utility/boot room is located off the kitchen and provides additional storage and space for white goods. Large sliding glass doors from the kitchen lead to a magnificent sun/pool room. The use of glass and 15 windows provide a great deal of natural sunlight and very much bring the outside inside. There is a small pool with cover and two person sauna. The ground floor accommodation flows particularly well with bi-folding doors opening up from the dining room into the lounge, perfect for family get-togethers and entertaining.
For added convenience, a doorway has been created from the library which gives access to an integral garage. This leads to the boiler room and a further garage, workshop/ tool shed.
The staircase from the hallway leads upstairs to a magnificent open galleried landing. This is a fantastic space to relax, unwind and enjoy the ever changing views over the Cromarty Firth and beyond from inside or from the balcony. There is a large Master bedroom which has a walk in dressing room and en suite and there are a further 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are serviced by a cleverly designed Jack and Jill bathroom.
EPC Rating - D
The Grakens is located in an elevated position on the edge of Cromarty, poised on the tip of the Black Isle at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth and regarded as one of the Highlands' best preserved historic towns. The area is famed for its natural beauty and some of the nicest scenery in the region as well as its charming Victorian architecture and cultural activity. Cromarty is known for its annual film festival and being home to the smallest car ferry in the UK and purported to be one of the most perfect examples of an 18th century Scottish Sea Port. Other places of interest include Cromarty Courthouse, Hugh Miller's Cottage, maintained by the National Trust for Scotland, the idyllic harbour and Cromarty East Church. For outdoor enthusiasts there are a wealth of attractions and activities and an abundance of wildlife, including the bottlenose dolphins, nature reserves, watersports, fishing, cycling routes and hillwalking. Cromarty is well catered for with a primary school, library, shops, hotel and pub. Inverness provides a range of retail parks and supermarkets as well as many cultural and medical facilities expected of the Highland Capital. Inverness Airport has regular daily flights to London, Amsterdam and other UK destinations.
The grounds and gardens are a particular feature of this fantastic property and extend to approximately 2 acres which includes a vast array of plants, trees, shrubs, orchard, kitchen garden with raised beds and soft fruit cage, herb garden and lawn. There is a substantial greenhouse and a detached bee house. A stone chipped driveway to the front and one side of the house provides ample parking space for several vehicles and leads to the garages.
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