St Anns is a handsome, three storey Georgian B Listed property in Cromarty on the Black Isle, a peninsula which lies just to the north of Inverness between the Moray and Cromarty Firths. One of the most significant houses in …
St Anns is a handsome, three storey Georgian B Listed property in Cromarty on the Black Isle, a peninsula which lies just to the north of Inverness between the Moray and Cromarty Firths. One of the most significant houses in the village, St Anns lies in the historic village centre and has grounds extending to the shore road that follows the Firth.
Cromarty is an 18th Century former fishing village and is a charming mix of meandering lanes, fishermen’s cottages and substantial merchant’s houses. There is a good range of independent shops, a small supermarket with post office, and primary school, as well as cafes, restaurants and the harbour with its ferry to the north side of the firth. Secondary schooling is available at the highly-regarded Fortrose Academy and Inverness, about 40 minutes’ drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.
The Black Isle has fertile rolling countryside with a beautiful coastline of raised beaches and prominent headlands. The area has a number of way-marked cycle trails and walks, while the coastal villages offer sheltered harbours and nearby Fortrose has a links golf course.
St Anns lies on Church Street, named after the medieval church at the end of the street and where charming cottages lie alongside grand houses. Dating from around 1800, the house is typical of this period with an elegant façade and beautifully-proportioned rooms filled with coastal light and many with views to the Cromarty Firth and the Sutors. Although now in need of full renovation, the property retains many original features including cornices, picture rails, and 12 pane Georgian sash windows. An early 19th Century, two storey west wing is accessed from the dining room and kitchen and although currently a shell, offers the opportunity, subject to the necessary consents, for conversion to further accommodation or a self-contained annexe.