Traditional three-bedroom cottage in a picturesque Highland village
This pretty stone mid-terrace cottage is located in the centre of the popular commuting village of Beauly. Constructed in 1900, Hope Cottage is part of a terrace of properties along a quiet road, but within a few moments of the centre of the village, the River Beauly, and open countryside.
The cottage is accessed via a spacious front garden with lawn, shrubs and a timber store, emphasising the delightful rural appeal of properties of this type. Hope Cottage has a surprisingly generous ground floor which includes two living spaces, a spacious bathroom, and a large kitchen which is part of a new addition to the property.
The first living space, currently used as a dining room, has a substantial amount of built-in storage which would make it easily convertible into either a ground-floor bedroom, or home office. Facing south-east, the room attracts the sun and has a deep set sash window, and a pretty window seat which overlooks the front garden.
At the other end of the cottage is a comfortable sitting room, again with a window seat and a deep set window, the sitting room contains an open fireplace with a wooden mantle, and delightful ceiling shelves, giving the space a wonderfully rustic feel. The room is generous enough to create a seating area around the hearth, while still leaving room for a small dining area. Shelved alcoves and hard flooring further accentuate the age and style of the house, retaining the comfortable rural feel of the property.
Leading from the sitting room is a kitchen fitted with a generous number of floor and wall cabinets; its layout is practical, and tiled walls and light colours give the kitchen a sense of airiness, while again retaining the country feel of the property. The kitchen has access to a small rear hallway that leads to an area of outdoor space to the rear of the house.
Along the hall is a large bathroom with WC, wash-hand basin, bath, and ladder towel rail. This spacious room has masses of potential for upgrading with a new modern suite.
A carpeted white timber staircase leads to the first floor. The original timber floorboards span the landing and lead into two pretty bedrooms; both full of space and light, the rooms each feature coombed ceilings, built in cupboards, and mantelpieces and each has the potential of transforming into attractively decorated modern bedrooms with a rustic edge. Down a short passageway is a smaller bedroom, with fewer features but still nicely shaped. This would lend itself to a study or home office.
To the rear of the house is a small area of gravelled yard; this is a useful space for drying and storage, but could also be converted into a quiet and discreet patio area.
Traditional materials and features remain throughout, including original doors, door furnitures, floor boards, and mantelpieces Hope Cottage offers a fabulous restoration project. With some attention and upgrading this would create a wonderful home for a small family.
At the mouth of the Beauly Firth to the west of Inverness, Beauly is renowned for its beautiful square and gorgeous tree-lined approach, making it one of the most popular villages in the Highlands to both live in and visit.
Situated on the River Beauly, the village is located five miles from Inverness and eight miles from Dingwall. With good road links in all directions, Beauly enjoys access to Inverness, Ullapool and Wick. Regular train services run to and from Inverness, Dingwall, Thurso, and Kyle of Lochalsh.
Originating around Beauly Priory which was founded in 1230 for Catholic monks, Beauly and the surrounding area are rich and fertile, reflected in the many high quality products sold locally and further afield. The centre of Beauly is a popular place for locals and visitors to spend time, with its flower-filled Square surrounded by independent shops, restaurants and cafes.
Within easy reach of Inverness, the Moray and Cromarty Firths, and the West Coast of Scotland, Beauly is ideally situated as both a commutable distance from important employment areas and is close to popular tourist destinations such as the Black Isle, Drumnadrochit and the NC500.
Beauly is served by one primary school and a secondary school in Inverness, doctors, a community centre, and several places of worship. Hospitality, tourism, and retail are important forms of employment in the area.
With a vibrant community and independent shops and restaurants, Beauly is a stylish example of modern Scotland.
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