A truly exceptional period home, enjoying magnificent panoramic views over the sparkling waters of the Moray Firth and beyond.
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Courthill has arguably the best view on the Black Isle, enjoying an elevated position and far reaching views over the idyllic coastal villages of Fortrose, Rosemarkie and beyond across the Moray Firth. This is a much admired property, occupying a private and peaceful location and enjoying breath-taking views. The house was built circa 1906, and has been carefully and sympathetically upgraded. During this time the owners have taken great care to retain a host of original features such as raised skirtings, fireplaces and fully operational maids/butlers bells, whilst adding contemporary additions such as a modern dining kitchen and bathrooms. This has resulted in the creation of a truly remarkable property, blending old and new in a dynamic way, merging seamlessly with its landscaped gardens and magnificent surroundings.
The property is approached via a gated, stone chipped driveway which leads to the side of the house and a large parking area and detached garage. The accommodation is entered via the vestibule which opens up into a large, broad and welcoming hallway. In keeping with the era of the property, the two main public rooms are located off either side of the hallway. The spacious formal dining room is ideal for entertaining, whilst the magnificent drawing room oozes elegance and charm. Both rooms have large bay windows, providing an abundance of natural light and emphasising the jewel like sparkling colours from the Moray Firth and views to Chanonry Point, Fort George and beyond. There is a sun room located off the drawing room which overlooks the gardens to the side and has the effect of bringing the outside in.
The main hallway has several storage cupboards and leads to a utility/boiler room, study/home office and a large, modern fitted Ashley Ann kitchen. The kitchen comes with a comprehensive range of wall and base storage units, integrated Neff appliances and Rayburn. There is a wc/cloak located off the kitchen.
A carpeted staircase leads upstairs, where the staircase splits into two. To the rear, there is a spacious guest bedroom, bathroom, wc and 3 storage cupboards. To the front, there are a further 3 bedrooms all enjoying magnificent views, a further large bedroom and shower room/ dressing room. There is access to a large floored attic, providing excellent storage.
This property has 0.41 acres of land.
Courthill is set in mature, beautifully landscaped garden grounds which embrace an alfresco lifestyle. The garden boasts tranquil views over the lawn, fruit trees, colourful plants, trees and shrubs as well as areas perfectly positioned for capturing the spectacular scenery and wildlife.
There is a large timber shed for garden equipment and a detached garage.
Courthill is a very desirable property located a short distance from the centre of Rosemarkie, a popular and thriving historical town. Locally, there is a range of shops including a small supermarket, butcher, bakery, pharmacy, post office, bank, garage, leisure centre, library and various hotels, pubs and restaurants. Local amenities include a sailing club at Fortrose Harbour and a golf course on a promontory into the Moray Firth between Rosemarkie and Fortrose called Chanonry Point. Chanonry Point is also a popular location for dolphin watching. There is a primary school at Avoch and a highly regarded secondary school at Fortrose. The area has a wide variety of historical sites and museums including Groam House and the Cromarty Courthouse. There are a large number of beach and woodland walks, and it is possible to see a wide variety of wildlife. For the sports enthusiast, there is a wide range of shooting, stalking and fishing which can be rented locally. The A832 provides good access to Inverness where you can join the A9 which is the main highway north and south. Inverness has an extensive range of shopping, leisure, cultural and educational facilities as would be expected from the capital of the Highlands. Inverness Airport provides regular flights to London and beyond. There is a mainline railway station at Inverness which has a sleeper service to the south.
From Inverness head north over the Kessock Bridge. Continue on the A9 and turn right onto the B9169 (A832) signed to Cromarty. Continue through Fortrose on Rosemarkie Road and turn first left into Courthill Road. Follow the road along where you will the property located on the left hand side as the hill drops down.Read all
- Stunning Views
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Sun room
- Dining kitchen
- Master bedroom
- Shower/dressing room
- Four further bedrooms
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