5 bedroom detached bungalow for saleBalnain, Drumnadrochit
Offers in Region of £444,500
- Entrance Vestibule
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room/Family Room
- Dining Room
- Second Sitting Room/Bedroom 6
- 5 Bedrooms (Master
- Separate Bathroom, Shower Room and WC
- Utility Room
Exceptional accommodation is offered by Torcroft House which occupies a superb elevated position with stunning views over Glenurquhart towards the mountains. The property is a bungalow of distinction and offers generous living space extending to: entrance vestibule, hall, kitchen/breakfast room/family room, formal dining room, lounge, second sitting room/bedroom six, five further bedrooms (main bedroom en-suite), bathroom, shower room, WC and utility room. Oil fired radiator heating and electric storage heating. Double glazing. Detached substantial garage/workshop. Grounds extending to approx.3.69 acres.
Property - Torcroft House is a unique property occupying an elevated position with stunning views over Glenurquhart towards the mountains. Whilst the privacy of the house is afforded by the mature woodland to the rear and side which includes a variety of trees namely Scots pine and silver birch, the open outlook from Torcroft House capitalises on the rural setting with views over the fields towards the mountains in the distance.
The bungalow design features large windows and patio doors in several rooms which introduce the beauty of the external rural setting into the interior living space. The layout of the bungalow provides generous room space and offers a number of accommodation options. The central hub of the property revolves around the open plan kitchen/dining/family room, adjoining dining room and lounge; all of these rooms enjoy the stunning view of the countryside and beyond. At the end of this wing is the main bedroom with en-suite.
A second entrance hallway to the property, which includes a cloak area, leads to two bedrooms with a door leading through into the main hallway providing access to a further bedroom. The main hallway then proceeds to the rear wing of the property which provides access to a second sitting room (which could possibly form bedroom 6), bedroom 5, the bathroom and the shower room. The second sitting room again enjoys the views of the garden and beyond.
Garden Grounds - A private lane from road level leads to Torcroft House. The private lane proceeds to the detached garage/workshop at the end of the lane. The main entrance to the property includes a gravel chip parking area to the front which is offset by areas of grass and border plantings. To the rear of the property an open outlook is provided from the field which slopes steeply away down to road level. There is a selection of mature woodland to one side with an area of garden ground with greenhouse. This area extends to approx. 3.69 acres and forms one parcel of land adjoining Torcroft House.
Location & Directions - Torcroft House offers a unique situation in that it affords a pleasant rural setting with privacy and yet is within less than 19 miles of the Highland capital of Inverness. Directions are given from Inverness city centre. Proceed along the A82 to Drumnadrochit; on arrival in Drumnadrochit take the Milton Road (A831); proceed along this road to Balnain and just before arriving at the village there will be evident on the right hand side a sign for Torcroft Chalets; proceed up this lane, bearing to the right and this will lead to Torcroft House. Torcroft House is within approximately 6 miles of the world famous Loch Ness and village of Drumnadrochit. There are a comprehensive range of local services provided in Drumnadrochit which include shops, hotels, a bank, part time post office, fire service, doctors surgery and both primary and secondary schooling. There is also a bus service.
General Description - The main door of the property with side glazed screen defines the entrance to the property.
Entrance Vestibule - Approx. 2.16m x 1.41m (Appro x 0" 7'1" x 4'8") - This entrance area includes a radiator and access to a WC.
Wc - Approx. 1.38m x 1.83m (Appro x 0" 4'6" x 6'0") - Leading from the entrance vestibule is access to the WC which also includes a pedestal wash hand basin. Figured glass window at eye level. Radiator.
Hallway - The first section of the hallway which is accessed from the entrance vestibule provides access to the kitchen, formal dining room, lounge and main bedroom. Situated in this area is a window to the front. Radiator. Cupboard which houses the boiler behind louvre doors. A glazed door then provides access through to the middle section of the hallway which provides access to bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 which also includes access to the second entrance to the property where there is a cloak area and radiator. Beyond this the hallway then leads through to the rear wing where access can be gained to bedroom 5, the second sitting room which could double as bedroom 6, the bathroom and shower room. There is a double fitted cupboard for storage.
Open Plan Kitchen / Dining / Family Room - Approx. 5.79m x 4.87m (Appro x 0" 19'0" x 16'0") - The kitchen area is laid out with a selection of floor based units and wall-mounted cupboards with a separate fitted selection of units which houses the fridge/freezer and further storage to the side. There is a Bosch electric oven, electric hob and extractor over. An attractive feature of the kitchen is the Aga which is housed in a brick surround and forms a divider between the kitchen/dining area and the family room. There is a stainless steel sink and drainer and a window to the garden. Plumbed for dishwasher. (There is a double gas hob which is fed by bottled gas which is a back-up system for cooking). The open plan family room benefits from the super views of the garden.
Utility Room - Approx. 1.98m x 3.87m (Appro x 0" 6'6" x 12'8") - A selection of floor based units and wall-mounted cupboards are situated in the area along with a sink and drainer. Plumbed for washing machine. Access hatch with Ramsay style ladder to the loft area. There is a door providing access to the rear garden. Radiator.
Dining Room - Approx. 6.10m x 2.92m (Appro x 0" 20'0" x 9'7") - Whilst this room is presently the more formal dining room, it could lend itself to a number of other uses and is an excellent additional public room. It enjoys the glazed windows and patio doors providing access to the rear garden and views beyond. There is decorative pine style cladding to the rear wall. Radiator.
Lounge - Approx. 4.94m x 6.25m (Appro x 0" 16'2" x 20'6") - An attractive feature of the lounge is the decorative stone fire surround with stone hearth which can be used as a solid fuel fire. This fire has a back boiler which runs two radiators in this wing of the property. Again the lounge benefits from the fantastic views from the property provided by the large side glazed windows with sliding patio doors. Two radiators.
Bedroom One - Approx. 5.50m x 4.04m (Appro x 0" 18'1" x 13'3") - This bedroom includes a comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes behind three sliding mirror doors which include shelves and hanging rail. There is a recess to one side for a dressing table which includes decorative pine style cladding. Large windows and sliding patio doors to the front elevation. Radiator.
En-Suite Shower Room - Approx. 2.04m x 2.99m (Appro x 0" 6'8" x 9'10") - The en-suite facility extends to a corner tiled shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin set in a vanity unit with two mirrors over, including shaver light, with fitted cupboards underneath. Pine linings to the bathroom fitments. High level figured glass window.
Bedroom Two - Approx. 3.91m x 4.86m (Appro x 0" 12'10" x 15'11") - This is a generous bedroom which again includes a fitted wardrobe with sliding mirror doors including comprehensive storage. There are windows to one elevation looking over the garden. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - This is a good sized double bedroom which includes a fitted double wardrobe with shelving and sliding mirror doors. Window. Electric storage heater.
Bedroom Four - Approx. 3.00m x 5.03m (at widest points) (Appro x - This room is presently used for storage and includes one window. There are coat hooks.
Bathroom - Approx. 2.36m x 2.99m (Appro x 0" 7'9" x 9'10") - The bathroom suite comprises a bath with mains hand held shower over and tiling to the bathroom fitments. Wash hand basin set in a vanity recess with mirror over and shaver light with pine linings surrounding. Cupboard underneath. Radiator. Figured glass window.
Bedroom Five - Approx 4.85m x 3.07m (Appro x 15'11" x 10'1") - Bedroom 5 is in the rear wing of the property and includes a window overlooking the garden and mature trees. There is a fitted wardrobe with sliding mirror doors which includes hanging rails and shelving. A recess to one side provides a suitable area for a dressing table with mirror over and light. Electric storage heater. Radiator. Access to this room can be gained from the main hallway but there is in addition a door which leads through into the second sitting room or bedroom 6.
Bedroom Six / Second Sitting Room - Approx 4.25m x 5.15m (Appro x 13'11" x 16'11") - Bedroom 6 could double as a second sitting room and includes large patio doors to the garden and beyond, together with a separate window providing a double aspect to the room. There are decorative pine linings to one side which includes a recess display area with shelving and cupboard underneath. Radiator. Electric storage heater.
Shower Room - The suite comprises a pedestal wash hand basin, WC and corner tiled shower cubicle. Figured glass window.
Heating - Oil fired Aga and radiator heating. In addition the open fire in the lounge heats a back boiler and two radiators in this wing of the property. In addition there are a selection of white meter electric storage heaters to some of the rooms. Solid fuel fire in the lounge.
Glazing - Double glazing throughout.
Garage - The garage includes a corrugated steel roof. Window. Large sliding door providing access.
Services - Mains water and electricity. Drainage is to a private septic tank.
Extras - The property is to be sold with all carpets.
Viewing - Strictly by appointment through Munro & Noble Property Shop between 9am and 5pm - Telephone 01463 22 55 33.
Entry - By mutual agreement.
Home Report - A home report is available for this property.
Notes - The sellers have indicated that the land included with the property extend to approximately 4 acres. This is not guaranteed and prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the extent of land. Please also note that two septic tanks for neighbouring properties are within Torcroft's land boundaries.
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