An 18th Century Gem on the Moray Firth
Nestled in the North Kessock countryside is Croft Downie, an 18th century property most would describe as their dream rural home. This imposing yet elegant family house boasts many traditional features as well as outstanding views across the Moray Firth and is now on the Inverness market with CKD Galbraith.
Although initially appearing to be a deceptively modest stone built house from the front, Croft Downie extends back on to the slopes of the Black Isle offering ample accommodation and generous reception space.
The house has been sensitively adapted by the current owners who ensured that the interior was carefully designed and decorate to the very highest standards enhancing the natural light that fills the property.
Upon entering Croft Downie you are immediately greeted by the open plan reception room, the heart of this spacious yet welcoming house. The ground floor reception room spans the full width of the house with oak timber flooring, twin fireplaces with marble hearths, double height ceiling and an open staircase leading the first floor accommodation.
Set slightly back from the main reception room is the open plan kitchen area with Breakfast Island and sitting area. This double aspect room provides a cosy eating area which offers a more relaxed area for family meals. The ground floor also features a study room with a curved bay window and an open fire, a bedroom, utility room and separate shower/cloakroom.
The main staircase in the reception room leads upstairs to the first floor where there are a further four bedrooms and spacious family bathroom. The master bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom with free standing double bath and dressing area. All the south facing rooms in Croft Downie provide spectacular views across the Moray Firth and surrounding areas.
The property’s grounds extend to approximately 8.25 acres of land. The land to the front of Croft Downie has been well kept and forms a delightful terraced garden with low stone walls and the perfect seating area from which to enjoy the views over the Firth.
John Bound, handling the sale for CKD Galbraith, said:
"This is a very picturesque house but its design and layout also makes it an extremely good house for practical family living. Combined with its waterside location and proximity to Inverness city centre this is a rare sale that we expect to attract quick offers on. Adding to the property’s appeal is the fact that it comes with planning permission for a residential property on an adjacent plot of land, this is very attractive site with excellent holiday property potential!"
The nearby city of Inverness has a wide range of amenities, restaurants, shops and sporting facilities. Whilst the mix of old and new has allowed the city to retain much of its historic dignify and highland culture which blend well with modern theatre and the arts. The city has good links by road, rail and the airport which is only a 20 minute drive away and offers regular flights to the south and across Europe.