Charming mid-terrace cottage at the end of a quiet lane in iconic Highland Village

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Key Selling Points

  • Lovely 2 Story Family Home
  • Early Viewing Recommended
  • Well Proportioned Livingroom
  • Family Room With A View Of The Garden
  • Open Plan Kitchen /Dining Room
  • 3 Spacious Bedrooms
  • Sunroom
  • Enclosed Back Garden
  • Double Glazing
  • Council Tax Band B


Tucked away in a peaceful area halfway between the centre of Drumnadrochit and the world-famous Urquhart Castle, 5 Balmacaan Road is a two-story family home constructed in 1980.

The property is ready to walk into and is generously sized, with an interior space of 105 m2, and is approached from a front garden leading to a large glazed sunroom serving as a vestibule.

The house has been painted mostly in neutral colours throughout, with the hallway finished with white joinery. Space under the stairs and large cupboards provide additional shape and storage.

An attractively proportioned living room is at the front of the property, and has a hard flooring and one wall finished with paper. A wooden mantelpiece houses a cast iron wood burner with the benefit of a back boiler.

The kitchen dining room has white-fronted wall and floor cabinets, a wood-style worksurface, and tiled walls; the dining area is papered in a bold botanic motif. The ceiling is lined with timber, which is often a feature of properties of this age. The generous kitchen dining room offers a fabulous amount of potential, especially given its proximity to the open-plan, light-filled family room which is accessed via a large archway. The double aspect family room faces south and provides access to a sunny patio.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, each decorated in white. These rooms are quite spacious with full-height ceilings. One bedroom has been fitted with a cleverly designed integral bed base allowing for the stairwell behind it.

The bathroom is tiled with a white bath, WC and wash hand basin.

A rear vestibule attached to the kitchen leads to the garden which is laid with concrete paving slabs and enclosed with timber fencing. The garden also includes a small shed and a log store. This garden has fabulous scope as a paved courtyard, especially if fitted with structures, such as a pergola and raised planting areas.

5 Balmacaan Road is a delightful property that does require a little TLC but this is reflected in its remarkable valuation. However, it offers enormous potential, and with some renovation and fresh decoration, it will result a really beautiful rural property in one of Scotland’s most iconic locations. Early viewing is recommended.

About Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit is situated on the western shore of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands and is a major hub for visitors exploring this iconic area. Known for its proximity to the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and the historic Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit is a favoured destination for those touring the Great Glen or following the Loch Ness 360° trail.

Established around the 18th century, the village blends history and modernity. It boasts a collection of buildings ranging from traditional stone cottages to more recent developments, creating a charming mix that attracts tourists from all over. The local architecture and the scenic beauty of the Highlands make Drumnadrochit a picturesque and inviting village.

Drumnadrochit has embraced both its heritage and the needs of contemporary living. The village features modern amenities and services, including a primary school and Glenurquhart High School, catering to the educational needs of its younger residents. Community services such as medical facilities are also available within the village.

The community is tight-knit and friendly, known for its hospitality towards visitors. Attractions in Drumnadrochit include the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, which explores the natural history of the area and the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, and the nearby Urquhart Castle, offering insights into Scottish history and spectacular views of Loch Ness.

Drumnadrochit is about 14 miles from Inverness, making it easily accessible while still offering the tranquillity and charm of a Highland village.

General Information:
Services: Mains Water, Electric
Council Tax Band: B
EPC Rating: D (65)
Entry Date: Early entry available
Home Report: Available on request.
Viewings: 7 Days accompanied by agent.

Included in the sale:
All floor coverings, blinds and all white goods.

Anti-Money Laundering Legislation
As with all Estate Agents, Hamish is subject to Anti Money Laundering Regulations. These regulations require us as selling agents, to perform various checks on the property buyers and any offer presented to us must be accompanied by the current address, date of birth, and of proof of funds for all purchasers and of any family members who may be gifting deposits. From time to time, certified photographic evidence of the buyer’s identity and proof of address may also be required. We are unable to progress any sale to completion, until these requirements have been fully satisfied.

It is important your solicitor notifies this office of your interest otherwise the property may be sold without your knowledge. Hamish strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points regarding the property which are likely to affect your interest in the property with them prior to viewing. Interested parties are advised to notify their interest, in writing, with Hamish as a closing date for offers may be set. The seller reserves the right to accept an offer made privately prior to any closing date and further, the seller is not bound to accept the highest, or indeed, any offer. These particulars, whilst believed to be correct do not and cannot form part of any contract. The measurements have been taken using a sonic tape measure and therefore are for guidance only.