Idyllic late Victorian stone cottage in exquisite coastal village
At only 15 minutes from the popular Royal Burgh of Tain, with its comprehensive local services and easy routes into Inverness, this fabulous, dainty cottage is the perfect home for a single person or couple. It also offers a great investment as a rental cottage for people visiting the area. Located on the beautiful and rugged coastal settlement of Portmahomack, on the very tip of the Fearn Peninsula and overlooking the Dornoch Firth, this property is a delightful addition to Hamish Homes’ portfolio.
Constructed in 1900 at the end of the Victorian era, this charming property encapsulates all the features and details that make homes of this period so desirable. This is further enhanced by its fabulous setting with its front door located in a pretty square of similar neighbouring houses and a friendly traditional pub.
The property is accessed directly from the square, and a small tongue and groove-lined whitewashed vestibule offers protection from the elements. At 44m2, the interior is cosy and has been nicely finished in light colours.
The cheerful, prettily decorated living room is accessed through a brace and ledge wooden door, and the room is surprisingly generous, featuring a contemporary wood burning stove in a deep hearth with a waney edge mantel above it.
The kitchen/dining room is striking but still sympathetic to the rest of the cottage; its L-shaped arrangement of white cabinets with dark worktops is ample, and the kitchen has space for a dining table and chairs and a small area of built-in storage. A glazed door leads to the exterior.
A carpeted dog leg staircase leads to the double bedroom, decorated in cheerful yellow and features an attractive coombed ceiling and a small built-in cupboard. A separate box room is across the landing and benefits from a skylight, offering a small area for relaxation or dressing.
The shower room is compact and neat with stone-coloured tiles and a white WC and wash hand basin.
Fountain Cross Cottage is an exceptional and delightful small home with many uses. Add to this its beautiful, wild setting and incredible views with a promise of dolphins, orcas, and shipping, and it is easy to predict this will be a very popular property and early viewing is suggested.
Overlooking the beautiful Dornoch Firth, Tain is a Royal Burgh with its routes back to before 1066.
Located on the Fearn Peninsula – which is said to have its own climate, including being in an area with the lowest rainfall in the UK – Tain enjoys the benefits of spectacular environs, with the practicalities of being within commuting distance of Inverness and Dingwall to the South. The West Coast and the far North of Scotland can be reached within 90 minutes, ideal for major tourism routes such as the NC500 and the numerous wildlife, sporting, and historic locations in the area.
The centre of Tain itself is bustling and has many long-established independent shops, together with major supermarkets. The town has a strong community and a great sense of pride.
Tain is 35 miles from Inverness and 23 miles from Dingwall. A good medical centre and several primary schools are nearby; older pupils attend the renowned Tain Royal Academy. Finally, many important tourist attractions nearby include world-class golf courses, distilleries, and pristine wild environments.
Services: Mains Water & Electric
Council Tax Band: A
EPC Rating: F (29)
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.