A sensitively-converted Grade B Listed, six-bedroom detached former bank in the conservation area of a prime Highland town.
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The Old Bank House was built in 1893 by the County Clerk of Sutherland, John Leslie. He incorporated offices for himself and a bank. The house is a handsome well-presented sandstone family home offering just under 4,200 sq. ft. of light-filled flexible accommodation arranged over two floors with period features including high ceilings and fine cornicing throughout.
The property offers the prospective purchaser an opportunity to continue the existing B & B/ self catering business or to return the house to private use as a spacious family home. The main house ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall accessible from the garden aspects and includes a spacious sitting room with feature fireplace, a large wooden floored kitchen/dining room with a selection of units, a range cooker, modern integrated appliances, space for a sizeable dining table, a door to the side aspect, a rear hall/utility area with useful cloakroom and access to the garden. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a spacious, at present self catering area, comprising private entrance into a reception hall, large sitting room with feature fireplace, fitted kitchen/diner with range cooker and a utility room. From the hall there is a bedroom with large en suite bathroom with spa bath and walk-in spa shower and a walk in wardrobe.
From the main house garden entrance door through a wide archway there is an elegant late Victorian staircase in pitch pine which leads to the first floor letting rooms. This offers a large principal bedroom with double aspect windows and en suite with Jacuzzi bath and separate walk-in shower. Three further bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. A second staircase from the ground floor leads to a rear aspect study/ bedroom with en suite shower.
The property is approached through twin iron gates bounded by wrought railings to a tarmacadam driveway providing private parking. The well-maintained enclosed garden to the side and rear of the property is laid mainly to lawn bordered by mature trees, topiary and shrubs and to the rear features a wraparound paved terrace, ideal for entertaining.
Lying on the north shore of the Dornoch Firth, Dornoch is a former royal burgh and seaside town in the Highlands of Scotland. The town offers a good range of amenities including a cathedral, independent shopping, numerous bars, cafés and restaurants, Co-op and Spar stores and services. There is a medical centre and a nursery, primary and secondary school campus. The area offers a range of outdoor pursuits including miles of white sandy beaches and two links golf courses, one being Royal Dornoch, ranked No. 10 in the World Top 100 Courses. Nearby Tain also offers a wide range of shops, cafés and restaurants and is home to the famed Glenmorangie Distillery.
Communications links are excellent: the nearby A9 gives easy access to Inverness, Tain station offers regular direct services to Inverness and onward connections to Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.
From Inverness head north on A9 and follow this road for approximately 40 miles. Turn right onto A949 signposted for Dornoch and after approx. 1.7 miles the Old Bank House can be found on the right-hand side.Read all
- Reception hall
- 1 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 5 Bedrooms, all en suite
- 1 Bedroom self contained Annexe
- In all 4,153 sq ft
- Off-street parking
- Gardens to side and rear
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