A rare opportunity to purchase a unique Victorian sandstone detached villa, built in circa 1877. This exceptional property has been in the same family since it was built and retains an abundance of original features throughout. Set in beautiful private grounds with lovely outlooks across the Beauly Firth, this is a real opportunity for the discerning buyer looking for a unique family home. The ground floor has been partly refurbished and upgraded, with the upper floor remaining untouched for many years, retaining much of the original charm and character of the house.
The hallway has the original terrazzo tiled flooring and staircase with wrought iron banister. On the ground floor offers three impressive reception rooms, which all benefit from original fireplaces. The formal lounge is a substantial size with feature bay window and both the dining room and family room have dual aspect windows which flood the rooms with light. The kitchen/family room comes with a traditional Aga but also has modern integrated appliances. From the kitchen, a rear hallway takes you to the large utility room with double Belfast sink and clothes pully. A stairway leads to the original maid's quarters. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a modernised bathroom and two WC's.
The striking stairway has a half landing with a window overlooking the rear garden. The upper floor has five bedrooms, all with original fireplaces. The master bedroom has beautiful views over the Beauly Firth and the Kessock Bridge and has a Jack n' Jill ensuite bathroom which is also accessed from the hall. The bathroom has the original roll top bath, toilet and sink. Bedroom 2 has dual aspect windows with an open outlook. The remaining bedrooms are all double sized. Bedroom 5 is the original maids room and has an ensuite shower-room and stairs leading to a private kitchen with original fireplace and stairs leading down to the utility room. The upper floor is completed by the family bathroom and a large walk-in store room. The expansive loft is partially floored with a wooden ladder for access.
The grounds of the property are just under an acre in size and are fully enclosed by a timber fence. The beautiful Victorian garden has been well maintained and upgraded in recent years and includes a full size former tennis court. The established garden includes a good selection of mature trees, shrubs and plants as well as several lawn areas. There is a summerhouse, two greenhouses, and old stone built byre, an outside store and a double garage. There is a gravel driveway with ample parking for several cars. The property has double glazing and oil central heating.
This spacious and charming house is looking to be loved and lived in again by a large family looking for a special home.
Location: Balnafettack House is situated within large private grounds, within a residential area on the west side of Inverness and close to the Caledonian Canal. Excellent facilities can be found a short distance away at the Telford Street shopping area, including a choice of supermarkets, home stores, take-away and vets. Blackpark filling station is also close by. Education is provided at Muirtown Primary School and Charleston Academy both of which are within walking distance. A regular bus service to and from the City Centre is routed passed the property. Inverness City centre, a short distance away, offers extensive shopping leisure and entertainment facilities along with excellent road rail and air links to the South and beyond.
Directions: From Telford Street, cross the canal bridge and take a left at the traffic lights onto King Brude Road. Follow this road until you reach the traffic lights. Turn right at these lights into Leachkin Road. Follow this road until you reach a mini roundabout, then take the 3rd exit onto Highfield Avenue. Take the third turn off on the left which takes you to the end of Highfield Avenue and onto Balnafettack Lane. Turn right and Balnafettack House is on your left.
Services: Mains water and drainage. Oil tank.
Extras: All fitted floor coverings, fixtures and fittings, including all light fittings, window blinds, curtains and curtain poles. Kitchen 1 - all integrated kitchen appliances including fridge/freezer, dishwasher and halogen hob. Aga range. Kitchen 2 - integrated electric oven and hob. Summer house and 2 greenhouses.
Council Tax: Band TBA
Entry: By mutual agreement
Viewing: To arrange a viewing of this property please contact Morna Mackinnon on 07765 250242 or 01463 233218.
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Jack And Jill Ensuite Bathroom
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Bedroom 5 Ensuite
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