Outstanding five-bedroom family home in rural setting, exceptional interior

  • Offers Over £375,000
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Key Selling Points

  • Large luxurious five bedroom family home
  • Three en-suite bedrooms
  • Excellent condition
  • LPG gas central heating
  • Wood burner in the main lounge
  • Modern fitted kitchen
  • Two sitting rooms
  • Off-street parking
  • Viewings by appointment only, 7 days a week
  • Home report available on request


Located on the outskirts of the popular town of Nairn, this fabulous former historic building was constructed in 1938 and has since been converted into a luxurious home. At 216 m2, the house is spacious, with expansive rooms and spaces for family, guests, entertaining and relaxation and the benefit of a professional level of interior decoration. Arrival is via a sweeping drive leading to a timber-fenced, gravelled area in front of the warm sandstone facia. A large conservatory opens into a comfortable sitting room. Painted in a pale apricot hue and featuring a large wood-burning stove with exposed flue, this room is inviting, with a sense of warmth and comfort.

The kitchen is strikingly contemporary, with grey-painted cabinets and wooden worktops arranged in a U-shape. The kitchen has a high-end feel, enhanced by modern grey tiling and white walls. The look is just the right blend of clean-lines but relaxed, emphasised by high-quality fittings, including a five burner gas hob and glass splash panel behind. A breakfast island in the centre pulls the kitchen together without overpowering it, further enhancing the sense of space and informality.

A large hallway, with polished wood flooring and grey-painted radiator covers, sets the aesthetics for the rest of the property. Painted in a contemporary grey, with matching architraves and skirting, a second living room has a minimalist style but is carefully crafted to be comfortable rather than stark. A similar palette is used in three ground-floor bedrooms. The first is finished on one wall with batten and board panelling in a soft grey, offsetting the white walls and natural light. A painted door leads to a large ensuite shower room with touches of darker grey quality tiling in the shower enclosure and behind the vessel basin.

The next bedroom has a light grey wainscot, with the upper wall finished in a fabulous botanical paper. The third bedroom is painted in a stylish navy blue with a playful but elegant geometric patterned paper. The family bathroom is decorated in white with grey tiles above the bath. This large room also contains a shower enclosure, WC, and wash hand basin. A carpeted dog leg staircase leads to the first-floor bedrooms, which are equally well-finished. The first is currently used as a sumptuous nursery, finished with dark blue and light greys. It has a delightful mural of contemporary mountains on one wall, complementing its architectural character and natural light. Its simply designed en-suite shower room is decorated mainly in white. The final bedroom is elegant and tastefully finished in sage green with similar architectural features, a walk-in wardrobe, and a simply designed en-suite bathroom.

The garden is accessed from the kitchen, and is laid mainly with a lawn and enclosed with timber fencing. The Old Telephone Exchange is a stunning property with an interior meticulously designed to a professional standard. Its generous proportions and a fabulous rural setting within easy reach of major centres make this a wonderful family home.

Formerly a market town and Royal Burgh, Nairn is easily accessible by excellent road and links, as well as being situated close to three beaches, one of which has been recognised with a Blue Flag award for cleanliness. The centre of Nairn is located 17 miles from the capital of the Highlands, Inverness and just nine miles from Dalcross Airport with regular direct flights to and from London, Bristol, Dublin and Amsterdam. Located on the southern shore of the Moray Firth, the area became famous in the Victorian era for its easy accessibility, magnificent beaches and gentle sunny climate. These still exist today! More recently the area has enjoyed a growth in popularity due to its outstanding golf courses, bustling town, varied shops and many creative enterprises.

Nairn is within easy reach of many world-renowned attractions such as Culbin Forest, Cawdor Castle, The Findhorn Foundation, and the Logie Estate. Closer to Nairn town centre you can enjoy museums, art centres, watersports and two 18-hole championship golf courses and there are many excellent restaurants and interesting shops. The harbour and promenade are popular gathering points during the many dark-sky events visible in the area including the aurora borealis and spectacular meteor showers. There is a secondary school, primary schools, doctors, a hospital, community and leisure centres and several places of worship. Hospitality, retail and agriculture are important forms of employment in the area. With its close-knit community and its popularity with holidaymakers from all over the world Nairn town centre has an energetic, lively feel enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Services: Mains Water & drainage, electric and LPG gas.
Council Tax Band: E
EPC Rating: F (35)
Entry Date: By mutual consent
Home Report: Available on request.
Viewings: By appointment only.

All floor coverings curtains and blinds and all integrated kitchen appliances.

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.