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Victorian Revival In This Superb Highland Villa

Galbraith is delighted to be bringing to the market Overdale, a handsome Victorian villa situated in  Strathpeffer, a celebrated Highland spa village and tourist destination on the NC500 route.

Strathpeffer prospered during the second half of the 19th century, when wealthy Londoners came to benefit from the health-giving properties of its natural springs. Each house in the village conservation area has its own style but all retain the grandeur and generous proportions of the Victorian era.

Phiddy Robertson who is handling the sale of Overdale, said:

This is a much-loved family home and its meticulous refurbishment has resulted in a wonderful property, with many attractive features, welcoming and spacious accommodation. The setting is absolutely ideal, in a sheltered position within the conservation area and with lovely south facing views over the village to wooded hills beyond.

The current owner has spent the past 25 years undertaking a comprehensive process of renovation and refurbishment, retaining the feel of the Victorian original while adding modern conveniences.

The house has been reconfigured to provide four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, sitting room, living-dining room and new kitchen.

In the kitchen there is a refurbished Aga and the original sandstone chimney surround has been restored, adding to the traditional feel. The kitchen also benefits from attractive wooden cabinetry and worktops, pewter pendant light fittings and slate flooring.

The main sitting room is a wonderful room with ornate plasterwork, a woodburning stove and antique fireplace and surround, while at one end is the light-filled dining area, a wonderful space for entertaining.. The family room has traditional features throughout, including an expansive bay window, attractive restored wooden surrounds to the windows and an enamelled oil-fired stove.

On the first floor there are three good sized bedrooms, each with decorative fireplaces, along with a master bedroom with a well-appointed en suite bathroom.

The grounds are laid mainly to lawn, interspersed with mature shrubs and trees. To the rear of the property there is a covered patio area with a wisteria clad roof.


Overdale is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £345,000.