The property is in an elevated position, enjoying panoramic coastal views over the Moray Firth to Fort George and the Cairngorms.

Dolphins can be viewed clearly from the house as they congregate at Chanonry Point.

Phiddy Robertson, who is handling the sale for Galbraith, said: “This property has some of the most beautiful views of any we have sold in recent years and the opportunity to watch dolphins from your own home is a treat! The house has been very well looked after and offers excellent entertaining space while outside there is a manageable amount of land offering privacy and tranquility. The lovely village of Rosemarkie, with its long sandy beach, is nearby. All in all this is a wonderful family home in a beautiful setting.”

The ground floor reception rooms and dining kitchen are generous in size and well-proportioned and all have stunning views over the Moray Firth. There are bedrooms on both the ground and first floors, including the master bedroom suite with balcony that gets the morning sun, dressing rooms and en suite bathroom.

The spacious and well-maintained accommodation includes: entrance hall, sitting room, garden room/entertaining room, dining kitchen, bedroom, shower room, study, office, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom with dressing room, walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, bathroom and box room.

The grounds extend to approximately 1.8 hectares (4.5 acres) . The gardens are laid mainly to grass, fringed and interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. There is a raised lawn at the front of the house and a flagstone terrace to one side. The remaining land is rough grazing.

There is a two storey double garage, with workshop and games room, offering the potential, subject to the necessary consents, for partial or full conversion to a residential property if desired.

The Swallows lies close to the villages of Rosemarkie and Fortrose on the Black Isle, a peninsula just to the north of Inverness between the Moray and Cromarty Firths.

Rosemarkie is a charming, traditional, former fishing village and is popular for its attractive coastal location and easy access to Inverness.

The Black Isle has fertile rolling countryside with a beautiful coastline of raised beaches and prominent headlands. Further afield, the countryside of the Scottish Highlands is varied, from the farmland of the coast to the inland moorlands and rugged mountains. This unspoilt landscape provides a haven for many rare and protected species of wildlife, as well as a wide range of rural leisure and sporting opportunities including skiing and adventure sports in the Cairngorms National Park.

The Swallows is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £725,000.