6 bedroom detached house for sale

Canonbury Terrace, Fortrose, Ross-Shire

Offers Over £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance hall
  • 2 Reception rooms and conservatory
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 6 Bedrooms, 1 en suite
  • Family shower room and WC
  • In all 2,663 SqFt
  • Off street parking
  • Gardens to front and rear

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Viewmount House is an elegant, double fronted property which is beautifully presented, privately situated and very well-proportioned. Built circa 1860, this is a home truly at one with its surroundings. Sitting within a conservation area, Viewmount House enjoys a highly desirable elevated position on the edge of the coastal town of Fortrose on the Black Isle, a small peninsula lying just north of Inverness. The property sits within a conservation area The property is of sandstone and slate construction and its outstanding period architectural design includes original woodwork, moulded architraves, deep skirting, stained glass window and a host of other original features, all of which mix beautifully with a number of contemporary additions. The property has undergone a major yet sympathetic refurbishment, and is presented to the market in outstanding decorative order.

On entering the beautiful landscaped grounds, you immediately appreciate the wonderful surroundings and in particular the striking views over the sparkling waters of the Moray Firth.

The entrance vestibule leads into the main hallway at which point you get a sense of the character and style of this exceptional home, and a taste of the quality of workmanship and its interior. The large sitting room is located off the hallway and has a large bay window and great views. Features include intricate ceiling cornicing and an antique style fireplace with inset Morso wood burning stove. The formal dining room is located on the other side of the hallway, and is ideal for family get-togethers and entertaining. There is also a wc/cloak, larder and “L” shaped utility room which comes with plenty of storage space.

The heart of the house is the open plan kitchen/dining room which has a bespoke hand-made kitchen and a comprehensive range of storage units with granite worktops. The kitchen comes with an integrated fridge, freezer, Neff induction hob and oven. The dining area overlooks the colourful rear gardens. A doorway from the kitchen leads into a magnificent conservatory. With large floor to ceiling windows and glass roof, it is the perfect place to relax, unwind and take in the wonderful views front and rear. As well as attracting an abundance of natural light, it’s design creates the feeling of bringing the outside in.

Upstairs the master bedroom is front facing. This beautifully proportioned room has dual aspects and enjoys fantastic views. There are three further double bedrooms and a contemporary shower room which comes with a wc, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and walk in shower. A further staircase from the landing leads to the second floor and two attic bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room.

This very desirable property is located a short distance from the centre of Fortrose, a popular and thriving historical town. There are a range of shops and various hotels, pubs and restaurants. Local amenities include a sailing club at Fortrose Harbour and a golf course on a promontory into the Moray Firth between Rosemarkie and Fortrose called Chanonry Point as well as Fortrose Tennis Club and Bowling Club. Chanonry Point is also a popular location for dolphin watching. There is a primary school at Avoch and a highly regarded secondary school in Fortrose. 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.

By car, the house is approached from the rear, off Canonbury Terrace and leads to a gravelled off-street parking area. There is also foot access to the front via a gate and hedge-lined path from the High Street.

The house is set in the most wonderful and mature landscaped garden grounds, which have been thoughtfully designed, not only for ease of maintenance, but to enjoy the surroundings, wildlife and coastal views. There are several sitting areas which combine with a sublime contrast of colours from the flower beds, terraced lawns, specimen trees and rhododendrons.
There are three garden sheds, a bike shed and a wood store.


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12 March 2020

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Strutt & Parker, Inverness

The Courier Building, 9-11 Bank Lane, Inverness, IV1 1WA

01463 568033 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Inverness (7.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Inverness

The Courier Building, 9-11 Bank Lane, Inverness, IV1 1WA

01463 568033 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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