For someone who wants to renovate a house in an established community and with generous living accommodation and a garden, 69 St Valery Avenue ticks all the boxes. Being within walking distance of Inverness and available at an excellent price, it has great potential as a comfortable family home or buy-to-let property. Constructed in 1955, this house has generous proportions and many lovely features that are becoming difficult to find now making them so much more desirable to their scarcity, especially at this price point. These include an open fireplace, shapely rooms, higher-than-average ceilings, timber doors, and front and rear gardens.
Renovation will be required to bring this mid-19th-century property up to a level that is more suited to 21st-century tastes and standards but with vision and the right touch, the rewards will be worthwhile, resulting in a solid family home or investment property that is located in a good community. The property is accessed via a relatively large enclosed front garden, currently laid with gravel and which opens into a generous hallway. The living-dining room is double aspect and features a fireplace with the original tiled fire surround. The dining area currently has a hatch to the kitchen. The kitchen will require modernisation to create a new, contemporary setting that gives access to the garden. However, the shape of the kitchen and its current built-in storage also offers excellent potential for a creative layout.
Upstairs, there are two generous bedrooms that each have built-in storage and full-height ceilings. The bathroom is spacious and has good natural light. Outside, there is a timber-fenced garden which has a large area. The garden has several mature trees and shrubs and is laid with a lawn but it also benefits from a long profile, making it perfect for some clever garden designs, especially those that include zoning for play, relaxation, gardening, and entertaining. This area of Inverness is well-provided with green spaces and is close to the Caledonian Canal. There are also primary and secondary schools nearby, good transport links, and community centres.
All these aspects give 69 St Valery Avenue the potential to be a real winner, especially when these properties are becoming increasingly difficult to find. And with its original features, location, and affordability, this is definitely one to think about, especially if you have a desire to explore property renovation and investment.
Inverness is a beautiful city on the mouth of the River Ness. Surrounded by hills, it offers stunning views of mountains and historical architecture. The University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness campus, which opened in 2015, is set to ensure that the city has the talent required to serve the needs of the Highlands for many years to come. The city annually plays host to the Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon and the Inverness Half Marathon & 5k. There are excellent sports facilities in the city, including the Inverness Ice Centre, Highland Rugby Club, Inverness Harriers Amateur Athletics Club, hosted by Inverness Leisure which also offers a sports club, gym and swimming pool complex. Other outdoor pursuits such as cycling, horse riding, kayaking, sailing and hiking are also well catered for. There are two cinemas and the Eden Court Theatre offers an excellent choice of drama, comedy and a variety of other shows, arts and crafts. Inverness is the capital of the Highlands and has experienced continued growth over many years. A vibrant northern city, with lots of inward investment and excellent job prospects. The proposed upgrading of the A9 between Perth and Inverness and the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen to dual carriageway, is set to see further room for development in the years ahead. Inverness Airport at Dalcross, links the city not only to London but to several European cities.
Services: Mains Water & drainage and electric.
Council Tax Band: B
EPC Rating: E (47)
Entry Date: Early entry available
Home Report: Available on request.
Viewings: 7 Days a week accompanied by agent.
INCLUDED IN THE SALE:
All floor coverings curtains and blinds and all kitchen appliances.
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.