Spectacular four-bedroom country house; outstanding equestrian facilities

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Key Selling Points

  • Spectacular Four-Bedroom Country House; Outstanding Equestrian Facilities
  • Situated in Over 6 Acres
  • Ready to Move in Condition
  • Stunning Kitchen
  • Utility Room
  • Games Room
  • Master Bedroom with En-Suite
  • Under Floor Heating on Ground Floor
  • Equestrian Area
  • Stables


Situated in over six acres of land, with extensive manicured gardens and a manège, West Knockbain Farmhouse is a substantial designed property by the well know Architect James Maxwell, built in 2004. It is in a stunning agricultural setting and within the catchment area of the renowned Fortrose Academy.

Surrounded by its own thickets and grazing land, the property is accessed via a long drive that leads to an immaculate post and rail-fenced garden that includes large stables and pristine agricultural stores. Centred in the middle of an immaculate lawn, the house’s whitewashed walls and box bay windows create a dramatic first impression. It has a good EPC rating of C and a generously sized 291 m2 of interior space, making it a superb family home, especially for those who keep horses.

The house is entered through an large vestibule into a magnificent contemporary hallway. Corridor-like dimensions direct the eye to the distant rooms, past tiled floors, brick walls, and a bespoke open tread timber staircase. An array of skylights flood the hall with natural light.

A flat arch opens into a vast country-style kitchen that sits between the living and dining rooms. A cream AGA is set against a brick backdrop, and the wide U-shape layout of cabinetry finished in antique white with a polished timber worksurface, leaves plentiful room for a table or island. The slightly glossy surfaces and flush finishes lend a modern nod to the traditional styling.

The double aspect dining room is carpeted in a light mocha with cream walls, creating light and warmth. Full-height box windows provide a south-east view, and a striking granite and black marble mantelpiece houses an open fireplace.

The living room echoes the style of the dining room, with large, glazed doors opening onto the timber patio beyond. A contemporary multi-fuel stove is finished with a black granite hearth. Extensive windows fill the room with natural light, further enhanced by the high ceiling. This is a large space that allows for a considerable amount of furnishings and offers a wonderful place to relax with guests or it could easily be organised into different zones to suit family use.

The coombed ground-floor bedroom offers an ideal space for visitors. With full-height double-aspect casement windows that overlook the stables, and an internal window into the hall, this room is light-filled and intriguing. Its ensuite is tiled and has a large glass shower enclosure, WC, and vanity with an inset hand basin.

A passage leads to a large utility room with numerous cabinets and a cloakroom with a WC and hand basin. There is also a boiler room and store, as well as two integral garages.

The first floor has a long, light-filled landing leading to three large bedrooms. The principal room has a walk-in dressing area, hard flooring and a spectacular outlook from its full-height three-sided box windows. The ensuite is stunning, with an elevated spa bath providing a fabulous view over the gardens and grounds; there is also a large shower, and high-end WC and handbasin. Two further bedrooms are each generously sized with built-in wardrobes and box windows.

The family bathroom is tiled in white, with blue and grey accents, and has a bath, separate shower enclosure and WC and wash handbasin.

Outside, the lawn is complemented by gravel banks and elegantly appointed plants and shrubs. Natural stone paving and timber patios surround the house, fixing it firmly in the centre of the extensive grounds. With two single garages with motorised roller doors for storage and equipment connecting to the house. Beyond the garden, the remaining acres consist of meticulous grazing and open land.

This property is notable for its extensive points of interest. But featuring a large manège, stabling for several horses, and a vast timber store, one of the key aspects is clearly its equestrian potential.

West Knockbain Farmhouse is a beautifully designed house with stunning architectural features and a high-end aesthetic. It is in a magnificent, desirable area of the Highlands, with South facing views to the Cairngorms with direct riding access to Scottish Forestry owned tracks and further benefits from pristine equestrian facilities and extensive land. It is a real highlight in Hamish Holmes’ portfolio, and it is expected to gain a great deal of interest. Early viewing is advised.

About Munlochy

Located on the north coast of the Black Isle, Munlochy is a charming village only a short drive from Inverness. Known for its picturesque setting on Munlochy Bay, the village offers stunning views and a tranquil lifestyle in Northern Scotland.

Munlochy blends traditional stone cottages and modern homes, maintaining a charming but progressive Highland atmosphere. The peaceful location, combined with mild weather and beautiful landscapes, makes it popular with residents and visitors and boasts a tight-knit community.

The village is surrounded by rich historical heritage, with several Pictish sites nearby. Agriculture, tourism, and freelance work form the backbone of the local economy. Its closeness to Inverness and Dingwall makes it ideal for commuters seeking a peaceful home environment.

The village has essential services, including a local doctor’s surgery and a primary school, and it is in the catchment area for the renowned Fortrose Academy. For more extensive shopping and wider services, larger towns like Invergordon, Dingwall, and Inverness are just a short drive away. Regular bus services connect Munlochy with these nearby towns, and Inverness Airport is conveniently located just 14 miles away.

Munlochy offers a perfect blend of scenic beauty, rich history, and a welcoming community, making it a desirable place to live and visit.

General Information:
Services: Mains Water, Electric & Oil
Council Tax Band: G
EPC Rating: C (72)
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.