West Knockbain Mains is a high-quality contemporary home designed by James Maxwell Architects with energy efficiency features, high ceilings and extensive use of glass, filling the house with light and complementing the beautiful outlooks.
Phiddy Robertson of Galbraith, who is handling the sale said:
This is an outstanding rural property, purpose-built for those with equestrian interests and also offering ample space to run a small holding or grow fruit and vegetables if desired. The setting is absolutely beautiful, and the surrounding area is ideal for horse-riding, walking or off-road cycling, straight from the doorstep.
The Black Isle is a much admired part of the Highland region and is also accessible, offering easy access to Fortrose and Inverness for a wider range of amenities.
West Knockbain Mains has a well-appointed interior, with spacious dining-kitchen, double aspect sitting room with sliding doors out to the terrace, family room with full-length window overlooking the garden, a useful utility room and downstairs cloakroom as well as four double bedrooms (two en suite) and family bathroom. The master bedroom also has full-length windows and its own dressing room.
Outside the garden is laid to grass with a decked terrace running along the front of the house and a flagstone patio to one side.
There are 30 acres of improved , IACS-registered pasture land, and the superb equestrian facilities include two stable blocks, one with tack room, and an all-weather fenced riding arena of 60 m x 30 m. There is also a modern steel-frame shed measuring 30m x 18m. The plot extends to about 14.01 hectares (34.6 acres) in all.
West Knockbain Mains is situated in the scattered hamlet of Knockbain on the Black Isle. The property is surrounded on three sides by Forestry Enterprise owned woodland, giving direct access to riding tracks and walks.
The Black Isle lies between the Moray Firth to the south and the Cromarty Firth to the north, its fertile rolling countryside culminating in a beautiful coastline of raised beaches and prominent headlands, dotted with historic villages. The Black Isle is a gateway to the north Highlands and from here there is easy access to the beautiful countryside with its dramatic scenery and many recreational and sporting opportunities.
Munlochy has a village shop and Post Office, popular pub and restaurant, and primary school, with secondary schooling available at the highly regarded Fortrose Academy. Inverness, just a short drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the South.
West Knockbain Mains is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £950,000.