Situated in a tranquil and secluded setting within the Riverside Conservation Area, Woodlands is also within easy walking distance of the city centre and Eden Court Theatre.

Phiddy Robertson of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “Woodlands is an outstanding property which offers the rare combination of grandeur and comfort, while still being of a manageable size. Set in beautiful grounds and very close to the River Ness, the property is an oasis of calm despite being within the city boundaries.”

The house has been sympathetically upgraded to a very high standard and shows exceptional attention to detail in all elements of the renovation. Original features have been retained or restored and include a Penrhyn slate roof, an impressive staircase, panelled doors, intricate cornicing, fireplaces and the balcony to the master bedroom.

The elegant reception rooms and comfortable bedrooms are all well-proportioned, while the conservatory with its energy efficient glass roof and the open plan dining kitchen allow for integrated family living.

The current owners bought Woodlands in 2011 and while the house was renovated prior to their purchase, they have carried out a number of further improvements and these include the creation of the new dining kitchen with gas fired AGA, the installation of a wood burning stove in the hall and complete redecoration.

The generous, secluded grounds of about 1.3 acres are a particular feature of this property. There are established formal gardens, wildflower plantings, mature broadleaf woodland  and a courtyard seating area.

There is a two-storey garage with potential to convert to additional accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consent. Also in the grounds are useful outbuildings – a garden room, machinery stores and a wood shed.

Woodlands is walking distance to the centre of Inverness, which has all the facilities of a thriving modern city. There are good communications by both road and rail and the airport, about a twenty minute drive away, offers regular flights to the south and Europe.

Woodlands, Island Bank Road, Inverness, is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £1,250,000.