The SwallowsRosemarkie, Fortrose, IV10 8SJ
Offers Over £725,000
- A modern house with panoramic views over the Moray Firth.
- Two Reception Rooms. Six Bedrooms.
- A well-maintained property.
- In need of some modernisation.
- Double garage with workshop and games room.
- Gardens and grazing land.
- Secluded and sheltered setting.
- Views to Chanonry Point, Fort George and the Cairngorms.
- About 1.83 hectares (4.52 acres) in all.
The Swallows lies close to the villages of Rosemarkie and Fortrose on the Black Isle, a peninsula which lies just to the north of Inverness between the Moray and Cromarty Firths. The property is in a beautiful setting with spectacular, panoramic views over the Moray Firth to Fort George, the Moray Coast and the Cairngorms. In addition, Chanonry Point on the north side of the firth is a popular place for spotting dolphins and they can be viewed clearly from the house as they congregate to fish.Rosemarkie is a charming, traditional, former fishing village and is popular for its attractive coastal location and easy access to Inverness. The village has a local shop, pub and popular café as well as a long sandy beach and the Fairy Glen, a walk through beautiful woodland to waterfalls. Nearby Fortrose has further amenities including its harbour, yacht club, highly-regarded secondary school and golf course, while 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 Black Isle has fertile rolling countryside with a beautiful coastline of raised beaches and prominent headlands. Further afield, the countryside of the Scottish Highlands is varied, from the 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 including skiing and adventure sports in the Cairngorms National Park.The Swallows was purchased by the current owner in 2000, shortly after it was built. The property comprises a substantial modern house and adjacent garage set in approximately five acres of grounds. The house was constructed to a high standard and has been well-maintained, however it would now benefit from some modernisation. The ground floor reception rooms and dining kitchen are generous in size and well-proportioned and all have stunning views over the Moray Firth to Fort George. There are bedrooms on both the ground and first floors, including the master bedroom suite with balcony that gets the morning sun, dressing rooms and en suite bathroom.