Braefoot is a charming semi-detached cottage overlooking the harbour in the conservation area of Fortrose, a historic coastal town on the Black Isle lying just north of Inverness. Fortrose grew up around its cathedral and this is reflected in its …
Braefoot is a charming semi-detached cottage overlooking the harbour in the conservation area of Fortrose, a historic coastal town on the Black Isle lying just north of Inverness. Fortrose grew up around its cathedral and this is reflected in its fine architecture and layout. Today it is a thriving town popular for its beautiful coastal location, unspoilt centre and easy access to Inverness. Many families relocate here, attracted by its strong community and excellent secondary school. The town has a number of independent shops, hotels and restaurants as well as its yacht club, harbour and golf club on Chanonry Ness, a spit of land extending in to the Moray Firth and from where the Moray Firth bottle nose dolphins can most often be seen. Inverness, about a twenty minute drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.
The countryside of the Scottish Highlands is varied, from the fertile, rolling farmland of the coast to the inland moorlands and rugged mountains. This unspoilt landscape provides a haven for many rare and protected species of wildlife, as well as a wide range of rural leisure and sporting opportunities from way marked walks and cycle trails on the Black Isle to skiing and adventure sports in the Cairngorms National Park.
The current owners bought Braefoot in 2004 and on purchase completely renovated the property to create a charming coastal cottage retaining many original features and set in delightful gardens. The well-appointed accommodation has views of the Firth from all of the rooms and the understated decoration complements the beautiful coastal light that fills the interior.
Braefoot was a successful holiday let, managed by the current owners until they moved in to the cottage in 2017.