Fortrose, Ross-Shire, IV10 8SG

Offers Over £525,000

0.74 acres

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  • An energy efficient family house with beautiful views to Chanonry Point and the Moray Firth.
  • Two Reception Rooms. Three Bedrooms.
  • Well-presented, two storey accommodation.
  • First floor living rooms to take advantage of the views.
  • Air source heat pump and pv solar panels.
  • Established gardens with burn and woodland.
  • Sheltered BBQ area, single garage and two greenhouses.
  • Within easy reach of Inverness and the airport.
  • About 0.3 hectares (0.74 acres) in all.

Hillside lies on the fringes of the village of Fortrose on the Black Isle, a peninsula just to the north of Inverness between the Moray and Cromarty Firths. The property is in a secluded setting with stunning views of the Moray Firth and to historic Fort George, Chanonry Point, where dolphins are regularly seen, and the Moray coast.Fortrose is a historic, traditional former fishing village and is popular for its beautiful coastal location and easy access to Inverness. There is a good range of local shops as well as a harbour, yacht club, highly-regarded secondary school and golf course, while at its heart are the remains of the magnificent Fortrose Cathedral. 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. There are many walks and trails in the area, accessible from Hillside itself, the village and 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.Hillside was designed by the current owners in conjunction with their architect and the build was completed in 1997 with all appropriate consents in place. The property has well-appointed family accommodation with high quality finishes and the configuration of the layout, with the bedrooms on the ground floor, allows the reception rooms and kitchen to take advantage of the stunning views.The house has been well-maintained with recent improvements including a new fitted kitchen, new bathroom and shower room fittings, new carpeting and regular redecoration. In addition, the oil fired central heating system has been replaced with an air source heat pump, which is service annually by Black Isle Renewables, and there are pv panels which provide a modest income through a Feed-in Tariff.