New York VillaStrathpeffer, Highland, IV14 9BW
Offers Over £455,000
- A handsome, detached villa with annexe in the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer.
- Two Reception Rooms. Five Bedrooms.
- Including one bedroom annexe.
- Sympathetically upgraded.
- well-proportioned accommodation.
- Mature garden grounds.
- Within walking distance of the local amenities.
- About 0.15 hectares (0.37 acres) in all.
Strathpeffer expanded with the arrival of the railway in Victorian times when visitors came to take the famous spa waters. Today the village is popular for its handsome architecture, sense of community and as a base from which to enjoy the area with its easy access to Inverness and the west and east coasts.The village has a small supermarket, highly regarded primary school, restaurant, hotels and a modern doctors’ surgery. The market town of Dingwall is just a ten minute drive away and has a wider range of shops and amenities including an excellent secondary school while Inverness, about 20 miles away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.New York Villa was built by stonemason Donald Mackenzie who was born in nearby Mulbuie in 1854 and who travelled in the US and New York. Upon his return in the late 1800’s he built New York Villa as his family home. Slater’s Directory of 1911 notes that Donald Mackenzie had apartments to let, suggesting that New York Villa may have been run as a guest house. The property remained in the same family, and at one point was split into two separate dwellings until being purchased by the current owner in 2006 who undertook extensive yet sympathetic renovations converting it back to one dwelling with a useful annexe. The property retains some original features including internal joinery, sash and case windows, floor tiling, stained glass detailing and successfully marries the traditional with the wants of modern living such as en-suite facilities, a home office and a generous open plan living area with underfloor heating and bifold, double glazed doors to the garden.