Elegant two-bedroom bungalow in peaceful location close to Cromarty Firth
Set on a corner site at the end of an attractive, quiet residential cul-de-sac, this beautiful detached bungalow enjoys a fabulous location. However, it is still within a short distance of shops and just a two-mile drive from the neighbouring town of Alness with its more comprehensive range of services. Constructed in 1998, the property has been beautifully maintained and offers a delightful home for a couple or small family.
Approached from its large, gravelled driveway, which gives easy access to a single garage, the house is slightly elevated and accessed via stone steps into a vestibule that also serves as a utility area with a sink and cabinets. An alternative entrance is available via the garden.
The entrance hall is long, with several turns lending interest, and its neutral colour scheme creates a feeling of space and light. The living room is elegantly appointed with a decorative radiator cover and plenty of windows, creating an airy and cheerful space. An open archway leads to the kitchen, and a pair of French doors open onto a generous timber patio. This is a welcoming and attractive space that offers plenty of room with an appealing view and access to the south-facing garden.
The kitchen enjoys a great deal of natural light and has been beautifully designed to make the most of the space, its practical U-shaped layout leaving plenty of room for a table and chairs if desired. With clean lines, wooden work surfaces, and an array of cabinets, the kitchen is modern but homely and welcoming.
Along the hall is a spacious sunroom glazed on three sides, creating a fabulous space for relaxing or entertaining and capturing a substantial amount of natural light. With access to the garden and its elegant shape, this room offers excellent potential as a comfortable sitting room in sunny weather or a home office or craft room.
The principal bedroom is well-shaped and offers plenty of space for furnishings. Its ensuite shower room is finished with white metro tiles and a WC and hand wash basin; the open shower area is finished in blue and is generously sized.
The second bedroom is pretty and equally well-appointed and benefits from a built-in large mirrored wardrobe.
A family bathroom is located close to the utility area. It is partially tiled in white and fitted with white sanitary including a bath with shower over, a WC and a hand basin.
The timber-fenced garden surrounds the property and includes generous areas of well-tended lawn, a utility space, and a drying green. The low fencing and open areas around the property offer a fabulous light-filled outdoor space that has excellent views of the sky.
With an interior space of 96m2, 9 Royal Oak Drive is a generously sized property that is manageable and pleasantly designed throughout. It is a home that has been obviously treated with pride and well cared for and offers a tasteful and peaceful home. Its exceptional value and beautiful setting sets it apart, and we anticipate significant interest in this lovely bungalow.
Invergordon is located to the north of the Cromarty Firth. There are excellent road and rail links to the growing City of Inverness to the south and Wick in the far north, giving access to the rugged beauty of Caithness and Orkney.
Once a naval town, Invergordon enjoyed the oil boom of the 1970s. It is now a thriving area for industry with the manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines and world-famous distilleries, including one of the largest in Europe. The port is regularly visited by cruise liners, a welcome boost for local businesses concerned with tourism.
The town of Invergordon itself is bustling and vibrant with a welcoming and close-knit community. There is a notable artistic community and the town is renowned for its 17 murals that tell the area’s history.
Invergordon has one secondary school, Invergordon Academy, and four primary schools.
A medical centre, a small community hospital, several dentists, and an excellent leisure centre with swimming pools, a cycling track and an extensive gym are all near the town centre. There are several places of worship, including the famous Invergordon Parish Church.
Outdoor pursuits are extensive in the area with world-class golf, fishing, walking, and sailing all within easy reach. For nature lovers, the aurora borealis is often seen, and there is much wildlife, including the largest bottlenose dolphins in Europe which are regular visitors to the Cromarty Firth and enjoy swimming near the shore. The NC500 is close by and many historic villages, buildings and monuments are easily accessible.
Invergordon is 25 miles from Inverness, 15 miles from Dingwall, and has good rail, road and bus services.
Services: Mains Water, Electric & Gas
Council Tax Band: E
EPC Rating: C (71)
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.