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Elegant Victorian Villa In Strathpeffer, Once Owned By Gerry Rafferty, Comes To The Market

Galbraith has launched to the market Eaglestone, a delightful B-listed house in the conservation area of Strathpeffer, a Victorian Highland spa village on the route of the NC500. The popular Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty is a previous owner of the property.

Eaglestone was built around 1860 and has a striking design with a continuous open fronted veranda around the house, curved gable ends and a pleasing symmetry, set in just over an acre of grounds.

The house retains many original features throughout including one curved wall in each of the reception rooms, cornicing and open fires. There is a traditional former coach house in the grounds, currently used as garaging, workshops and storage, but planning consent and listed building consent had been secured previously by Gerry Rafferty for conversion to a two-bedroom cottage with conservatory and recording studio.

 Phiddy Robertson said:

Eaglestone offers great versatility for the purchaser – there is the opportunity to develop the coach house as additional accommodation or potentially as a holiday let, positioned on the popular NC500 route. The house is a particularly attractive family home with superb entertaining space and the established grounds with mature trees offer great privacy, within the conservation area of this lovely village.

Eaglestone offers spacious accommodation including three reception rooms and five bedrooms. There is a bright and spacious family sitting room, a beautifully proportioned drawing room with curved wall and French doors to the garden, a dining kitchen with two-oven AGA and a separate dual-aspect dining room. There is also a sizeable utility room / boot room and a WC on the ground floor. Upstairs there are five spacious and light-filled bedrooms, bathroom, shower room and a dressing room which could be used as a further bedroom.

The gardens extend to approximately 1.07 acres, including an area of raised decking, lawns, hedging and specimen trees. The property lies in a peaceful setting on the edge of the village, sheltered by the mature woodland that fringes its boundaries.

Strathpeffer is situated in Ross-shire, 19 miles from Inverness and 26 miles from Inverness Airport. The village has a small supermarket, highly regarded primary school, restaurant, hotels and a modern doctors’ surgery. The market town of Dingwall is just a ten-minute drive away, offering a wider range of shops and amenities including an excellent secondary school.

 Eaglestone is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £475,000.