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PROPERTY Located in Cathedral Square, on the beautiful Black Isle, with views looking onto Fortrose Cathedral, one can fully appreciate the setting of this terraced property that dates back to before 1780, with a historically rich past adding to the appeal and charm of the building. The property was built as a merchant's house and was the former Old Town House. It is believed to have a secret tunnel running to the Cathedral. The accommodation is set on three floors with a basement floor providing further family accommodation. The rooms are all of good size and with the benefit of the high ceilings and large windows, the public rooms are bright and airy. Many of the original features of The Town House remain, including wooden window shutters, elaborate cornices and original internal doors. The property is 'B' listed. GARDENS The gardens lie to the front of the property and to either side of the wide entrance steps. The garden area has been attractively slabbed and set out with potted plants, garden furniture and a solid wood garden shed. Separate steps lead down to a paved basement in front of the lower ground floor. There are three vaulted tunnel spaces beneath the garden, each separately accessible and one of which leads to the closed entrance of Fortrose Cathedral. This area also houses the oil tank and coal bunker. LOCATION Located in the popular, historical village of Fortrose, on the Black Isle, this property is well suited to a growing family. Fortrose Academy provides excellent secondary schooling and is within walking distance. Avoch Primary is located 2 miles away and school transport is available. Fortrose and Avoch have pre-school nursery also. The village has a Medical Centre, Pharmacy, Post Office, Butchers, Bakers, Co-op supermarket. There are many lovely restaurants, cafes and takeaways and an Hotel with plenty of B & B's. There is a Leisure Centre, with well stocked gym and halls. Nearby there is a golf course, tennis courts, bowling club. There is ample opportunity for sailing and water sports and at Chanory Point, less than 15 minute walk along the beach, you can discover the famous Moray Firth Dolphins, a favourite tourist destination.
Inverness is 15 miles away and is within easy commuting distance, with an excellent bus route. MAIN HALLWAY The front doors open onto the main hallway from which accesses the lower and upper floors. Situated off the half landing leading to the lower floor is a Shower Room. The Hallway entrance has laminate flooring. LOUNGE/SITTING ROOM Approx: 4.54m x 3.57m ext to 5.09 into Bay Window
(14'11 x 11'08) ext to 16'08 into Bay Window
This is an attractive room with a large bay window looking toward the Cathedral and has an electric fire, set into a cast iron fire place with large timber surround mantle. There is an original ornate cornice surrounding the ceiling in this room. The room further offers roman blinds and fitted carpets throughout. STUDY/OFFICE Approx: 4.50m x 3.39m ext to 4.94 into Bay Window
(14'09 x 11'01) ext to 16'03 into Bay Window
Presently used as a working office, this attractive room with a large bay window looking toward the Cathedral. The office furniture is available with the sale of the property if required. There are roman blinds and fitted carpet, included in the sale. SHOWER ROOM Approx: 2.43m x 1.38m (8' x 4'6" )
This room has a large window facing the High Street. This Shower Room comprises of walk-in electric shower, wash hand basin and w.c. There is a partial stone tiled floor and fitted carpet. There are roman blinds and fitted carpet, included in the sale.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR The double door entry opens from the basement lower level garden to the lower ground floor hallway. There is an under stair cellar and two rooms lead off from the hallway. The Hallway has laminate flooring. CELLAR Presently used for storage of paint and tools etc. It has rough stone walls and flooring. The electricity meter is housed in this area. LOWER GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM 1 (Excluding bay window)
Approx: 4.76m x 4.48m (15'07 x 14'08)
This spacious bedroom offering a large bay window formation and overlooks the paved basement area. The room is completed with ; fresh décor, roman blinds and fitted carpet throughout.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR ROOM - GAMES/FITNESS ROOM (Excluding bay window)
Approx: 4.72m x 4.44m (15'05 x 14'04) This room is presently used as a 'Games Room/Fitness Room'. There is a large bay window and overlooks the paved basement area. There is a floor to ceiling storage cupboard to the rear of the room. The central heating boiler is also located here. There is also a full size furniture finish Pool Table, which can be included with the sale. The room further offers; roman blinds and fitted carpets throughout. FIRST FLOOR The carpeted stair case rises to the first floor and landings. Located off the first floor landing is the large Family Kitchen/ Dining room and Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom. FAMILY KITCHEN/DINNING ROOM Approx: 4.87m x 4.58m ext to 6.36 into Bay Window
(16' x 15') ext to 20'10" into Bay Window
This room has a coal/log burning stove with a sofa and TV. There is ample seating area in the bay window for dinning. This bay window overlooks the Cathedral. There is a kitchen 'island', with integrated electric hob and double oven, together with a modern fully fitted kitchen and work surfaces, there is a built in fridge, this area has a large window which overlooks the High Street. Original wooden flooring throughout completes this area. Both windows have roman blinds and roller blind. MASTER BEDROOM Approx: 3.46m x 4.15m ext to 4.88 into Bay Window
(11'4" x 14'9") ext to 16' into Bay Window
This is a beautiful light and airy room overlooking the Cathedral. There is a large built-in wardrobe with storage shelving. The bay window has roman blinds and the room has a fitted carpet. Entrance to the:-
EN-SUITE BATHROOM Approx: 1.36m x 4.52m ( 4'5" x 14'9")
Leading from the Master Bedroom this En-Suite hosts a bath with overhead electric shower, wash-hand basin and w.c. There is a large window complimented by a Roman Blind facing onto the High Street. There is an original wooden floor. Staircase to Landing, which has a large storage Airing Cupboard. This then leads to top floor landing and:- BEDROOM 3 Approx: 3.62m x 3.86m (11'11 x 12'08) into coomb's
This delightful double bedroom has a glazed door to the turret roof and views over the Cathedral, with a further window facing the High Street. Both door and window have roller blinds and fitted carpet throughout. BEDROOM 4 Approx: 2.45m x 3.83m (8' x 12'07) into coomb's
This double bedroom has a glazed door to the turret roof and views over the Cathedral there is also a window facing the High Street. Both door and window have roller blinds and fitted carpet including in the sale. BATHROOM 2 Approx: 1.97m x 1.69m (6'05 x 5'06")
This bathroom has a claw footed roll top bath with wash hand basin and WC. There is a wooden floor and built in storage. There is an extractor fan sited in this room. On this top floor landing there is a window overlooking the Cathedral and there are 4 storage cupboards, one of which contains the hot water tank.
HEATING Oil central heating and coal/log burning stand alone stove SERVICES Mains water, electricity, drainage, telephone points. ENTRY By mutual agreement EXTRAS All fitted carpets, blinds, integral cooker, fridge, VIEWING By appointment through: Shilladys Estate Agents 01698 374444
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