Outstanding five-bedroom, whitewashed extended cottage with exceptional features
Benefiting from wow factor from the first glimpse, this immaculately finished and tasteful stone cottage is a real winner and a fabulous addition to Hamish Homes’ portfolio.
Originally constructed in 1900 and having a floor area of a massive 164 m2, this lovely house is in a highly sought-after location north of Inverness and is situated close to an idyllic river and a short distance from the Cromarty Firth.
The approach to the house is impressive, with an open area of tarmac to the front, a delightful covered porch and a stylish grey timber front door. The facia is complemented along its length with beautiful paned windows, trellised walls, and iconic, white-washed stone walls.
Upon entering, the timber floors, joinery, and grey details reflect the style and good taste throughout the house, showing a uniform, elegant aesthetic worthy of any interiors magazine.
The family room is feature-rich and has deep-set windows that have retained their muntin and sash bars. These are enhanced with the addition of wooden French windows that give access to the garden. The delightful fireplace and wood burner, set right into a large chimney space, further amplify the considerable charm.
A second living space creates a smaller, more intimate sitting room, and although more simply appointed, it is equally as appealing. A third reception room is partly lined with white tongue and groove panelling and is currently used for dining; it also includes a beautiful fireplace fitted with a solid-fuel stove.
The kitchen is a large U-shape arrangement of elegant push-latch cabinets finished in a simple colour but complemented by a striking tiled area of red colour blocking above the hob. White worksurfaces and stainless-steel touches add to the stylish, simple aesthetic.
Downstairs, two small rooms are currently used as bedrooms with a shape that just sings pretty, country house decor. A generous shower room with a walk-in shower enclosure, wash hand basin, and WC is close to these. Further along, the hall is a larger bedroom that is simply but attractively decorated and benefits from an en-suite shower room. With a wash-hand basin, WC, and shower enclosure, this room uniquely has a grey-painted stable door that leads to a paved courtyard and into the garden.
Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, each exquisitely shaped and both spacious and well finished. With slightly coombed ceilings and wonderful views, the rooms both also benefit from the charming paned windows found elsewhere, built-in wardrobes, and generous en-suite shower rooms, uniquely decorated and each fitted with a separate shower enclosure, WC, and wash hand basin.
Outside, the garden is a testament to relaxation and entertainment with paved courtyards, green spaces, mature trees, patios, and rockeries. There is also a timber outbuilding that is set up as a bar area and a wooden pergola serving as an outdoor kitchen. A timber summerhouse is in a farther corner of the garden.
Averon Bank Cottage is an exceptional and outstanding property that offers immense potential as a family home or as an investment property that welcomes paying visitors. It has been beautifully designed, and its beautiful aesthetics and unique playful features mean this will be a very popular offering. Early viewing is advised.
Alness is a town in the Highland Council area of Scotland and is situated on the beautiful Cromarty Firth. With a population of around 5,000 people and 46 km north of Inverness and just 16 km south of Dingwall, this small settlement is a popular commuting town and a strong community, giving the best of both worlds.
The town is also home to several shops, restaurants, and pubs. It is a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as the Black Isle, the Fearn Peninsula, and some magnificent HIghland landscapes on the doorstep. With a strong agricultural focus and an emerging entrerpreunrial spirit, Alness has a fabulous blend of the old and the new. Given its strong community and relative ease of commuting, it is a delightful area for anyone considering moving to Scotland from elsewhere.
Alness has its own railway station on the Far North Line, and a bus service connects Alness with Inverness, Dingwall, and nearby towns. The A9 is less than a mile away and connects the town with Falkirk to Thurso in the far north of Scotland, and Inverness Airport is just a 40-minute drive away.
The town has a primary and a secondary school, several supermarkets, health care facilities and Alness Primary School and Alness Academy. There is also a doctor’s surgery, leisure centre and swimming pool.
Services: Mains Water, Electric & Gas
Council Tax Band: D
EPC Rating: D (58)
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.