This spectacular traditional two-storey villa is situated in a quiet part of Inverness, but within walking distance of the City Centre and the River Ness. Constructed in 1888 this wonderful 202 m2 residence offers all the charm of a comfortably modernised stone property, while retaining many of the period features that make buildings of this age so desirable.
Even on entering the property, it is easy to sense the scale and grandeur of the house, as well as its considerable scope for potential. Walking through the vestibule, the entrance forms a grand and imposing setting for the first floor. With arches, corbels, stained glass, and polished flooring the immediate impression is one of warmth and hospitality. From this welcoming space, you are drawn into a large and airy sitting room, filled with light and featuring a bay window and alcoves typical of Scottish properties of this status built around the late 19th Century.
Further on along the ground floor, you are presented with a double bedroom featuring a wash-hand basin, and a double bedroom with a substantial en-suite bathroom.
A generously sized l-shaped living room provides plenty of space for family and guests, and a large kitchen is finished with modern cabinets and a substantial breakfast area. Along with a cloakroom, the amenities on the ground floor mean that 8 Montague Row has great potential to create not only a lovely comfortable home but, in keeping with many of the nearby properties, to provide guesthouse accommodation to the many people who visit Inverness each year.
At the top of the carpeted stairs the landing splits into two areas; the small part has a bedroom, bathroom and wash hand basin discretely located to provide privacy. The larger area features two further bedrooms, which have en-suites, as well as a small but modern kitchen with a good selection of wall and floor cabinets, and generous work surfaces. This offers the benefit of converting the larger section of the upper floor into a substantial and private granny flat, or even into self-catering accommodation.
Outside, the property has a large, paved area which could be used for parking; a section to the side of the house is planted with shrubs and has large containers that could be planted as raised beds for vegetables or flowers. With plenty of shrubbery and hedging, a decking area overlooks the generous gravel garden while providing some privacy from the more utilitarian areas. The garden includes a selection of timber sheds that can be used for storage, or for hobbies.
With its two kitchens, various living rooms, ensuite bedrooms and bathrooms, this property has much scope to create a comfortable granny flat, or even an attractive guesthouse or self-catering accommodation close to the heart of the popular and vibrant Inverness City Centre.
Inverness is a beautiful city on the mouth of the River Ness. Surrounded by hills, it offers stunning views of mountains and historical architecture. The University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness campus, which opened in 2015, is set to ensure that the city has the talent required to serve the needs of the Highlands for many years to come. The city annually plays host to the Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon and the Inverness Half Marathon & 5k. There are excellent sports facilities in the city, including the Inverness Ice Centre, Highland Rugby Club, Inverness Harriers Amateur Athletics Club, hosted by Inverness Leisure which also offers a sports club, gym and swimming pool complex. Other outdoor pursuits such as cycling, horse riding, kayaking, sailing and hiking are also well catered for. There are two cinemas and the Eden Court Theatre offers an excellent choice of drama, comedy and a variety of other shows, arts and crafts. Inverness is the capital of the Highlands and has experienced continued growth over many years. A vibrant northern city, with lots of inward investment and excellent job prospects. The upgrading of the A9 between Perth and Inverness and the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen to dual carriageway, is set to see further room for development in the years ahead. Inverness Airport at Dalcross, links the city not only to London but to several European cities.
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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.