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A Twist On The Traditional

CKD Galbraith has brought to the market a superbly modernised traditional cottage within easy commuting distance of Inverness

Grian is the perfect example of how to extend a cottage whilst boosting its character and charm. The property began life as a pretty yet simple Highland cottage but was later transformed into the gem of a house that it is today.

The interior is varied and contrasts cosy sitting rooms, to be expected in such a highland retreat, with the impressive kitchen and breakfast room that forms one of the side extensions to the original house. The extension to the opposite side of the house has added a bright and stylish master bedroom with a luxurious bathroom complete with a free standing roll top bath.

The ground floor comprises of two delightful sitting rooms and a study with a fitted bookcase, whilst the first floor has two further bedrooms with coombed ceilings and a family bathroom. Surrounding the house is an attractive colourful garden with southerly aspect and a peaceful atmosphere.

Grian is situated in rural Balnain, near Drumnadrochit and less than half an hour's drive to Inverness city centre. The property is in a truly superb location, close to the breath-taking Strathfarrar and Glen Affric Nature Reserves which offer some of the best walking and cycling routes in the UK.

Drumnadrochit is about four miles from the property and offers all the usual local amenities as well as highly regarded primary and secondary schools whilst Inverness has a thriving art and entertainment scene to be enjoyed. Inverness airport is 29 miles away, offering regular flights to the south and parts of Europe.

John Bound, handling the sale for CKD Galbraith, said: "Grian is a remarkable house, its location is ideal and each room within the property is individually charming. The open plan kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of this house and very socially orientated. The triple aspect, double height ceiling gives the room a sense of space but the exposed timber beams creates a feeling of warmth and character.

"The quality of the extensions and the standard of the fixtures and fittings throughout the house are of the very highest standard and give Grian a luxurious finish."

Grian is on the market for a guide price of 275,000. For further information please contact CKD Galbraith's Inverness office on tel: 01463 224343.