Built at a time when Nairn first became a popular holiday destination, Melville House is a fine example of an early Victorian residence and is in a prime position overlooking Nairn beach and with views over the Moray Firth to the Black Isle.
For several years the house was run as a hotel but when purchased by the current owners in 2006 it reverted to a family home. Considerable improvements have been made which introduced the comforts of modern living whilst retaining the grandeur of the house and preserving traditional features. The gracious reception rooms have intricate plasterwork, original fireplaces and decorative woodwork, while the addition of a conservatory with views to the beach provides a relaxed living space. With a billiard room with full-size table and a bar along one wall of the conservatory, this beautiful family home also has wonderful entertaining space.
The bedroom accommodation is over the first and second floors, while an integral first floor flat provides generous supplementary accommodation. The versatile layout of the house offers the opportunity to provide tourist or residential letting options alongside owners’ accommodation.
Phiddy Robertson, who is handling the sale for Galbraith in Inverness, said:
Melville House is a substantial home full of charm in an outstanding location. It would make for an ideal family home or alternatively offers a great investment opportunity for anyone seeking a good work-life balance and running it as a small boutique hotel, wedding venue or bed and breakfast business.
The Moray Coast is renowned for its dry climate and long sandy beaches and is only an hour’s drive away from the Cairngorm and Lecht Ski Centres.
Inverness is a 15-mile drive along the A96 and the house is a mere seven miles from the airport which operates frequent flights to London and other domestic locations, along with flights to key European cities.