Ballaggan Steading is in a delightful rural location close to the former fishing village of Ardersier between Inverness and Nairn. The house is in a beautiful setting, off a peaceful single track road and with spectacular views over open …
Ballaggan Steading is in a delightful rural location close to the former fishing village of Ardersier between Inverness and Nairn. The house is in a beautiful setting, off a peaceful single track road and with spectacular views over open countryside to the Moray Firth, Black Isle, Ben Wyvis and up Strathconon.
The nearby village of Ardersier lies on the shores of the Moray Firth and has a useful range of shops, a regular bus service, and primary school with secondary schooling at the highly regarded Culloden Academy. Inverness, about a 15 minute drive away, is a thriving and expanding city, its prosperity reflected in its amenities including excellent restaurants, good shopping and recreational facilities, while the strong, traditional Highland culture blends happily with modern theatre and the arts. Inverness has excellent communications with a main line railway station in the city and the airport with its regular flights to the south, islands and Europe.
The Moray Coast is famous for its mild, dry climate and beautiful, varied countryside offering many opportunities for rural sport and recreation. Sailing on the Moray Firth is excellent, while the area is also popular for its championship golf courses at Castle Stuart and Nairn. As the capital of the Highlands, Inverness also boasts being the gateway to the increasingly popular North Coast 500 motoring destination route.
Ballaggan Steading is an impressive steading conversion comprising of a family home with an annexe set round a fully enclosed courtyard and in delightful garden grounds. The conversion has been completed to a very high standard with beautifully appointed accommodation throughout and, where possible, retaining the original window and arch openings of the steading.
The current owners purchased the property in 2004 and carried out considerable improvements to the existing conversion. This work includes the addition of the conservatory, re-pointing, a new kitchen with an electric AGA, new windows and doors throughout, two new oil boilers, upgrading the heating system, complete redecoration, and the oak framed car port and garden store. In addition, a barn along the south side of the steading was converted to a beautifully appointed annexe, designed to allow incorporation into the main house or to be self-contained with its own access from the grounds.