Bellevue House

Church Street, Cromarty, Highland, IV11 8XA

Offers Over £465,000

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • A handsome terraced, B listed village house of historical note.
  • Two Reception Rooms. Five Bedrooms.
  • In need of modernisation, but retaining many original features.
  • Wood pellet boiler.
  • Generous established grounds.
  • Spectacular views to the Cromarty Firth and Sutors.
  • In a charming coastal conservation village.

Bellevue House is a handsome, B listed, four storey Georgian property in Cromarty on the Black Isle, a peninsula which lies just to the north of Inverness between the Moray and Cromarty Firths.Cromarty is an 18th Century former fishing village and is a charming mix of meandering lanes, fishermen’s cottage and substantial merchants’ houses. There is a good range of independent shops, a small supermarket with post office, and primary school, as well as a community cinema, 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.One of the most significant houses in Cromarty, Bellevue House lies in the historic village centre and from its upper floors has beautiful views to the Cromarty Firth and Sutor. Cromarty flourished from the 1790s as a result of improved agriculture, the development of the harbour and increased social status. Most of the town’s listed buildings date from this period and Bellevue, dating from 1795, was one of the first of the substantial new houses to be built. The east and west wings were turned into separate dwellings in the 1980s, and today Bellevue House comprises solely the handsome central portion. Other than the disposal of the wings, the house retains much of its original layout and features with beautifully proportioned rooms, intricate cornicing and a gracious staircase.Although now in need of modernisation, the house has been well-maintained with recent work including the installation of a wood pellet boiler, refurbishment of the roof, the installation of a wood burning stove and timber treatments with guarantee.