Picture the scene. You are relaxing in a cedar hot tub which sits under a wide-brimmed straw canopy next to the sun terrace.
The warm water is bubbling away nicely and the only noise interrupting your thoughts is the sound of the ice cubes in your cocktail clinking gently together.
You’re looking towards a golden, sandy beach – the garden has direct access to the links it borders and from here it’s just a quick stroll to the harbour where lots of pretty, private yachts have dropped anchor.
Welcome to paradise – welcome to Seaview Cottage in Nairn.
This charming and beautiful one-bedroom cottage has been transformed from a traditional fisherman’s home to a luxurious pad complete with patio area, decking, hot tub and magnificent views.
Nairn is a vibrant little town which enjoys something of a dry and sunny micro-climate. Once upon a time, Victorians flocked here to take advantage of the mild weather and clean, fresh air.
With a good range of shops, including the Highland’s first Sainsbury’s supermarket, two museums, an art gallery and good schools, Nairn continues to draw visitors, some of which return to put down roots.
Those looking for a picturesque home might like to swing by this cottage, No 12 Cumming Street, which is on sale at offers over £199,000.
It has been meticulously upgraded and would suit a variety of buyers from those looking for a permanent home to those looking for a place which would make a suitable holiday home.
The accommodation is spread over two floors and entered via a shared path.
Inside, there’s an entrance hall with storage space, which leads to a sitting room which has direct access to the garden.
Originally, the cottage had two bedrooms on the ground floor, but the present owners turned this into a large living space as it suited their needs which was offering the cottage to rent as a luxury self-catering business.
The cottage could easily be reconfigured to suit the buyers’ requirements and this further highlights the flexibility of this super home.
There is a modern and well-proportioned dining kitchen complete with oak flooring, gas stove, exposed stonework and breakfast bar.
A carpeted staircase leads upstairs where there is a large double bedroom which enjoys beautiful views towards the beach, shoreline and beyond.
There is a contemporary shower room which comes with heated towel rail, WC wash-hand basin with vanity unit and walk-in double-size shower beautifully finished with quality wall and floor tiling.
Outside, the cottage is set in a nicely presented enclosed garden which comes complete with the aforementioned hot tub.
Nairn also has a sports centre, tennis club, swimming pool, riding centre and a cricket pitch, not far from the cottage.
The harbour is home to a small fishing fleet, marina and sailing club. Golf fans can choose from two championship courses – the Curtis Cup Championship is taking place at Nairn Golf Club from June 8-10.
For further details contact selling agent Strutt and Parker on 01463 719171.