BalbegAbriachan, Inverness, IV3 8LB
Offers Over £475,000
- An extended cottage with spectacular views to Loch Ness.
- Two reception rooms. Five bedrooms
- Well laid out family accommodation.
- Generous grounds with courtyard garden, terrace and hot tub.
- Modern general purpose building.
- Within easy reach of Inverness.
- Potential to create self-contained accommodation.
- 1.1 hectares (2.7 acres) in all.
Balbeg is in the scattered township of Abriachan above the west shores of Loch Ness. The property is in a beautiful south-facing setting, overlooking its own grounds and with framed views to the loch.This region of Inverness-shire is famous for its association with Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle and is a well-known tourist destination. However, just a short distance away from the popular centres, the beautiful countryside remains unspoilt and tranquil providing a haven for wildlife and excellent rural sporting opportunities. Abriachan Woodland lies close to Balbeg and is a community owned woodland managed to provide a safe habitat for native wildlife, for leisure activities, to enable teaching projects and providing extensive woodland walks and bike trails.Inverness has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe. This prosperous and expanding city benefits from excellent communications and inward investment and yet, as the city has grown, it has lost none of its Highland cultural identity, seen in its strong sense of community and thriving arts scene.Balbeg has been in the same family for over 30 years. Formerly a traditional cottage with adjoining barns, the property has been extended and converted to create generous and well-laid out family accommodation set around a delightful, sheltered courtyard. The original wing retains its characterful features including wood panelled walls, while the modern extension blends sympathetically with the cottage and has a sitting room with beautiful views to the loch, comfortable bedrooms and well-appointed bathrooms with a sauna and steam room.Subject to the necessary consents, the layout lends itself to the creation of an annexe or self-contained accommodation.