Seaside House

Shore Street, Avoch, IV9 8QD

Offers Over £350,000

0.08 acres

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  • A charming south-west cottage on the shores of the Moray Firth.
  • Two Reception Rooms. Three Bedrooms.
  • Recently fully renovated.
  • Easily managed grounds with off-street parking.
  • Grounds extending to the shores of the Firth.
  • In a sheltered bay with spectacular views.
  • In the catchment for Fortrose Academy.
  • About 0.03 hectares (0.08 acres) in all.

Seaside House is in the charming coastal village of Avoch on the Black Isle, a promontory lying between the Moray and Cromarty Firths on the north-east coast of Scotland. The property is in an outstanding setting, benefiting from the dry, sunny and mild Moray Coast climate and its grounds extending to the shores of a sheltered bay and with panoramic views over the water to Inverness and the Moray coastline. Avoch is popular for its attractive coastal location, traditional fishertown and easy access to Inverness. The village has a lively and welcoming community with activities throughout the year for young and old, including a wild swimming club and rowing club. The village has a number of shops, a hotel, café, primary school and harbour, while nearby Fortrose has further amenities including its secondary school, and Rosemarkie has a spectacular sandy beach, popular with swimmers, paddle boarders and kite surfers. 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. The area has many way-marked cycle trails and walks, while the coastal villages offer sheltered harbours and nearby Fortrose has a links golf course. The bay directly in front of Seaside House is a haven for many species of birdlife, with regular sightings of curlew, oystercatchers, duck, swans and geese, while the famous Moray Firth dolphins are often seen in the water. The Moray Firth is famous for its micro climateSeaside House has been in the same family since the 1840s and this continuity of ownership has ensured the house retains its integrity and traditional features. The house was fully renovated in 2021 and as part of this work, the interior was taken back to the original stone walls. All the work has been carried out to a very high standard and includes excellent levels of insulation, a new central heating system, re-wiring, re-plumbing, new double glazed windows, and re-slating the front portion of the roof. The interior is beautiful, with high quality fittings and finishes which complement and reflect the stunning coastal setting.