Barkly House

Braehead, Cromarty, Highland, IV11 8YQ

Offers Over £575,000

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • A beautifully restored and extended former merchant house in a delightful setting on the popular Black Isle.
  • 2 Reception Rooms. 5 Bedrooms.
  • Sensitively modernised and extended accommodation.
  • Enclosed garden offering off-street parking.
  • Within walking distance of the local amenities, harbour and the beach.
  • About 0.107 hectares (0.26 acres) in all.

Barkly House lies within a conservation area in the former fishing town of Cromarty, a charming mix of meandering lanes, fishermen’s cottage and substantial houses on the popular Black Isle. The town has a good range of amenities all within walking distance of Barkly House including independent shops, a general store with post office, and primary school, as well as cafes, restaurants, a Community Cinema 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.A category ‘B’ listed former merchant’s house, Barkly House dates back to the 18th Century and lay derelict prior to the current owners purchasing it in 2003. Now lovingly reconstructed and vastly extended to produce a comfortable and visually stunning home. Thoughtfully and sensitively designed and finished to a high standard the house and the larch clad extension are efficiently insulated. Great attention has been paid to the detailing which ensures a seamless join of the old and new. The original section of the property, which underwent a substantial and sensitive re-build has the charm of the traditional with shuttered sash and case windows, versatile and well-proportioned rooms spread over three floors, many of which being multi-aspect and providing some framed views of the Cromarty Firth. The extension has an abundance of south east facing glazing, maximising solar gain and flooding the spacious ground floor open plan living area and principal bedroom above with natural light. Solid oak flooring and ground floor underfloor heating bring a warmth to the property with open fireplaces and a wood burning stove adding to the ambience.