Rare opportunity to purchase a unique, charming, B listed semi-detached dwelling house in the popular village of Avoch on the Black Isle. Ground Floor: Entrance hall, inner hall, shower room, wc, living room, sitting room, large kitchen/dining room, utility room, and double bedroom; Upper Floor: 5 double bedrooms and bathroom; Tower: large store room and access to loft space.
Designed by Alexander Ross who also designed St Andrew’s Cathedral in Inverness the property was built in 1863 in memory of John MacKenzie. Originally it was the Headmaster’s house of the adjacent Episcopal school, for the benefit of mill workers. The adjacent property was the former school. The property sports crowstepped gables, a former clock tower and large gothic windows. Many original features include high ceilings, cornices, cast iron finials. The MacKenzie family crest and motto is carved in stone above the entrance door.
Private parking, gardens to the front, side and rear with plenty of storage in the outbuilding. Summer house at the rear and childrens’ playhouse at the front. The house also benefits from additional land down to the burn with fruit trees and vegetable garden area.
This property will appeal to a wide range of prospective purchasers. Only by viewing can one fully appreciate the character and quality within.
Avoch is a harbour village located on the Black Isle close to Fortrose. Good public transport. Post Office/Fisherman’s Co-op Store, Scotmid, Hairdressers and Barbers Shops, Takeaways and Hotel with pub/restaurant. The village has its own primary school, with secondary schooling in Fortrose.