Immaculate early Victorian stone cottage on impressive grounds; outstanding views

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Key Selling Points

  • Fantastic Family Home
  • Sought After Location
  • Ready to Move In Condition
  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • Open Plan Living Room/Diner
  • Stunning Fitted Kitchen
  • Separate Utility Room
  • Wood Log Burner
  • Beautiful Country Views
  • Large Gardens


Just a short distance from the pretty village of Beauly, The Croft is situated along a beautiful country lane and accessed via a sweeping gravel drive. The whitewashed cottage was originally constructed in 1840, and an extension was added approximately 30 years ago, creating an interior space of 115 m2.

The spacious entrance porch opens into a magnificent open-plan living and dining room with a natural timber floor and a feature wall painted in elegant French navy which complements the timber mantelshelf and wood burner. The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen, which is accessed through a navy blue-trimmed open arch.

The double-aspect L-shaped kitchen is a fabulous blend of contemporary meets country aesthetic; celadon painted panelled Shaker floor cabinets with cup handles are topped with oiled wood worksurfaces, and glass and solid fronted pantry cupboards, and a six-burner gas hob and range cooker have a natural stone tiled splash area.

A short corridor leads to a striking green-painted shower room with a curved enclosure, WC, and vanity with inset wash hand basin. The adjacent utility area is finished with a natural slate floor; this room has ceiling-height storage and provides access to the garden.

The ground-floor bedroom is painted a dramatic British Racing Green, which perfectly complements the natural light in the room. The surfaces retain the original texture of the croft walls, and stones that form part of the original exterior walls at the base of the wall. Two windows give great views of the garden.

A carpeted dog leg staircase leads to the spacious first-floor landing; enjoying a fantastic far-reaching view this space has a small balustraded gallery and quirky, beautifully designed doors to the storage areas.

The two first-floor bedrooms each have a charming attic shape with coombed ceilings and deeply set windows. They are generously sized and uniquely decorated, one with a striking geometric pattern and the other with a cheerful yellow wall. Ledge and brace doors are a delightful nod to the age and atmosphere of the property.

The family bathroom has a large white bath with a shower, a WC, and a wash hand basin. It is also beautifully shaped.

A gravelled area surrounds the house, which is slightly elevated above the rest of the grounds with fencing and low stone walls creating a natural distinction between there and the lower areas. The gardens have a beautiful natural ambience, with plentiful trees, shrubs and charming wild regions. A gate opens onto a terraced area that leads down into the lower sections of the garden via a sleeper-edged path. This leads to play areas, lawns and growing spaces. A hexagonal timber summer house has a charming hand crafted aesthetic, and has a small stove in the centre and integral seating.

A large array of solar panels spans one terrace, and this, together with its solid build quality and good design, contributes to this property’s good EPC rating of Band C.

The Croft, Ruilick is an exceptional and exquisitely decorated family home. It is packed with intriguing details and design features and has been beautifully maintained and cared for. Its rural setting is outstanding, but it also benefits from proximity to an attractive village with great services and a strong community.
There are layers and layers of features and discreet touches that make this property extremely special, and early viewing is definitely advised.

About Beauly

At the mouth of the Beauly Firth to the west of Inverness, Beauly is renowned for its beautiful square and gorgeous tree-lined approachg, making it one of the most popular villages in the Highlands both to 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, founded in 1230 for Catholic monks, Beauly and the surrounding area are rich and fertile, which is reflected in its products, which are sold both locally and further afield. The centre of Beauly is a popular place for both 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, as well as 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, primary schools, doctors, a hospital, 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.

General Information:
Services: Mains Water, Electric & Oil
Council Tax Band: E
EPC Rating: B (81)
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.