A View to a Sale

by Laura Berry

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

 

Front 1An architect designed house in the famed Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer has gone on the market offering house buyers the unique opportunity to live in one of the Highland’s most sought after locations.

The contemporary Cramond House, which enjoys spectacular views over the village to the Cat’s Back and Strath Valley, has gone on the market thanks to leading Scottish property agents Bell Ingram.

With an elevated position and far reaching views, Cramond House is a striking two storey detached property with large patio doors leading onto a spectacular all around balcony.

The house is a few minutes’ walk from Strathpeffer Golf Club, established in 1888 and widely considered the home of golf in the Highlands.

Attractive Features

The property features a kitchen, lounge, games room and sitting room along with five bedrooms, bathroom, and shower steam room. There is great potential to turn the spacious ground floor bedrooms into a granny flat or self catering accommodation.

It is set amidst mature, well established gardens which can be accessed via a conservatory enjoying all day sunshine. The gardens stretch to one acre and are ideal for children to explore away from the access road.

Joanne Stennett, Property Manager, from Bell Ingram’s Inverness office said: “This is a memorable and stylish modern property in one of the Highland’s most beautiful towns.

“It’s not often that a property like this, with such a wide range of features, comes on the market.

“The space will appeal to large families as the town has its own primary school and its close proximity to Dingwall and Inverness means secondary schools are within easy reach.

“Strathpeffer itself has a range of shops, hotels, and a doctor’s surgery. It also has a scenic golf course with the longest drop from tee to green of any course in the country.

The clean air and the discovery of sulphurous springs in the early 18th century resulted in a boom in the town’s popularity, becoming the destination of choice for wealthy Victorians looking to escape Britain’s choked urban capitals.

The village is known for its fine stone built mansions and villas along with its grand Victorian hotels and the much loved Strathpeffer pavilion. Built in 1880 the pavilion fell into disrepair but has been restored as a music and entertainment venue, hosting performances throughout the year.

Easy Access to Country Pursuits

In addition, a variety of Highland pursuits are within easy reach, as are walking, cycling, horse riding and sailing on the Cromarty Firth or West Coast.

Joanne, from Bell Ingram added: “Strathpeffer is a charming town with a long and varied history. It still retains the grand features it had when it was a top holiday destination and has preserved the tranquillity that has had people flocking there for hundreds of years.

“It is within commuting distance to Inverness so has excellent transport links and all the shopping and nightlife you could ask for.

“The property has to be seen to be fully appreciated as the panoramic views are breathtaking.

“Whilst the key selling points make it ideal for families, the size and situation of the property, along with Stathpeffer’s place as a tourist destination suggests it would be perfect for someone thinking of starting their own guest house or B&B.

“Rarely do we see such a stylish property in such a fantastic location hit the market and it seems the possibilities for a buyer are endless.”

Established in 1899, Bell Ingram is a multi-disciplined firm of chartered surveyors, forestry managers, estate agents, architects, building surveyors and energy specialists. With more than 130 professional staff across 11 UK offices the firm provides local knowledge with national coverage.

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