- 6 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 2 receptions
A superbly appointed and equipped former Georgian Manse, C listed, set in relaxed surroundings and inspiring position near the shores of the iconic Loch Ness.
Drumashie Lodge is an impressive period property which has been sympathetically and meticulously upgraded and improved. The property has been fully rewired, all of the windows have been replaced with wooden bespoke double glazed units to match the original windows, new wood burning stoves have been fitted in the drawing room, dining room, study and front bedroom. The property is thought to date back to 1837 and is set in a generous plot and nicely landscaped gardens. The interior retains many of the traditional period features such as working window shutters, raised skirtings, cornicing, alcoves and fireplaces. With its enviable location and flexible accommodation the property would suit a variety of purchasers.
A short driveway leads to the front of the property. Drumashie Lodge is entered via the entrance vestibule leading into the broad reception hallway with striking wood flooring that continues into the drawing room. The interior layout is typical of the period with two large reception rooms either side of the hallway with a formal dining room to the left and a "P" shaped drawing room to the right. All front facing rooms have views of the Loch. The drawing room enjoys an abundance of natural light through bay windows to the front and side and features a wood burning stove on a slate hearth making a wonderful focal point of the room. The dining room, again has views over the garden towards the beaches of the Loch, and provides ample space for dining and entertaining. Leading from the dining room is the study/office. The kitchen is located to the rear of the property and has been fully refurbished with a range of wall and base units, integrated appliances and a 3 oven electric Aga with attached 2 oven Aga module with double fan extraction over. There is slate flooring throughout the kitchen, utility room, WC and rear hallway. Located off the kitchen is a large double glazed conservatory with electric blinds which provides access to the garden grounds to the side of the property.
A staircase gives access to the upper level which leads to the original servant's quarters with two guest bedrooms and a bathroom equipped with wood panelling, tiled floor, a corner bath and Heritage sanitary ware. A further short staircase leads to the upper landing where there are four double bedrooms all with working shutters and sash and case windows. The current owners have cleverly designed the bedrooms creating a well-proportioned master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has large glass panel doors leading into the front facing bedroom, currently used as a living area. The space is flooded with light and boasts wonderful views over Loch Ness. Leading from the lounge area/bedroom is a bathroom complete with a shower, double wash hand basin and WC. Along the landing is a large dressing room that could be easily converted back into a bedroom. There are two storage cupboards and a further double bedroom. On the upper landing a set of handmade double glass doors have been created to match the inner door further emphasising the attention to detail.
EPC Rating - F
The property is set in circa one acre and is mainly laid to lawn. The garden extends to the front, rear and side of the property with established flowerbeds, fruit trees and shrubs. The boundary is formed by stone walls, fencing and hedges nicely blending into the setting. The driveway leads to a detached double garage with further parking to the front of the property providing ample space for several vehicles. Within the garage is the bio mass fuel boiler and a coal shed to the rear.
Combining the rugged beauty and timeless enchantment of the Scottish Highlands, Drumashie Lodge is only moments away from the iconic Loch Ness and is an excellent point from which to explore the Highlands. Dores is a pleasant dormitory village and lies only 8 miles from Inverness making it the ideal location for the commuting client. The scenic Loch Ness road from the city boasts spectacular woodland glens and offers the opportunity to relax and marvel whilst driving in one of the most famous regions in the world. There are also wonderful walks along shingle beaches of the Loch and into the woodlands around Torr Point. With its unspoilt hillsides, wildlife and excellent rural outdoor pursuits and sporting opportunities nearby, Dores has something for everyone. The amenities in the village include a Post Office, family restaurant/pub and local primary schooling within a mile of the village at Aldourie and a choice of secondary schools in Inverness. Inverness is very much the commercial and business centre for the Highlands of Scotland and is convenient for the airport which is located to the east of the city only 18 miles away. The airport provides a variety of domestic and European flights. Inverness also has excellent public transport links with good bus and rail connections.
From Inverness take the B862 Dores Road and on entering Dores you will see the property located on the left hand side directly after a renovated steading and prior to the road junction.
- C Listed Georgian property
- Entrance hall
- 2 Reception rooms, study and conservatory
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom suite
- 3 Further bedroom and family bathroom
- Double garage and off-street parking
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