Property consultancy Galbraith reports exceptionally strong demand in Inverness and the Highland region, with competition between buyers and some notable premiums above the asking price being paid for the most sought-after properties.
The firm has seen prices rise by 10.7% on average in the Highland region over the past 12 months and the average time taken to sell has decreased by 7.2%. The number of potential buyers registering on the firm’s database has increased by 26.1% year-on-year, showing the strength of interest in Inverness and the Highlands.
Three of the best homes now on the market in Inverness are:
2 Islands House, Island Bank Road, Inverness – a well-appointed modern apartment in a tranquil and leafy area near the River Ness and only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. Spacious vestibule, hallway, sitting room, open plan dining kitchen, separate utility room. Three bedrooms , two with en-suite shower room and main bathroom. The master bedroom also has a walk in dressing room. A second reception room could be used as a study, lounge or additional bedroom if required. Well maintained communal gardens and private patio. Offers Over £295,000
Bruaich House an impressive, modern home which has been thoughtfully designed and finished to a high standard with bespoke features and high quality contemporary finishes. The property has three reception rooms, a home gym and a spacious dual-aspect dining kitchen with feature curved wall with mosaic tiles and a range of premium integrated appliances. Upstairs the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a walk in dressing room. There are a further four en-suite bedrooms and a garden bedroom with large balcony. Offers Over £825,000.
Kessock House, a magnificent Arts & Crafts house with five bedrooms and five reception rooms, including a superb sun room. The property has been sensitively refurbished to a high standard, while retaining period elements such as the wonderful wood panelling and fireplaces. The large first floor terrace provides wonderful outlooks over the beautiful landscaped grounds, fringed by mature trees. Kessock House enjoys an elevated position with stunning southerly views over the Beauly Firth. Guide Price £975,000.
Maree Johnstone of Galbraith said:
Inverness offers the best of city living with excellent access to the surrounding countryside. It is a small city, with many excellent restaurants and pubs, the beauty of the River Ness flowing through the centre, lovely traditional architecture and close proximity to Loch Ness and the Cairngorms with their wonderful and dramatic scenery.
Buyers include many people relocating from other parts of the UK due to the lifestyle on offer in Inverness. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor pursuits nearby, from hiking to munro-bagging, off-road cycling, horse riding, wild swimming and water sports.
Galbraith handles the sale of properties valued at £8.5 million per quarter on average in Inverness and the Highland region.