It’s a dream of many of us – to move into a brand-new house where you can stamp your own style.
On the outskirts of the village of Culbokie on the Black Isle, there’s a gorgeous detached house waiting for the first owners to come in and do just that.
All the hard work one associates with moving to a new home, such as redecorating from top to bottom, has already been done as the house is painted in neutral tones throughout, so adding your own splashes of colour will be a breeze.
As it’s a newly built home, on sale at offers over £425,000, it comes with a host of high-specification fittings and finishes, along with practical items such as high-performance, double-glazed Optitherm units, underfloor heating, solar panels, oil-fired central heating and a wood-burning stove.
There are also lots of luxury items such as an infrared sauna and whirlpool bath, a gym and games room, children’s playroom and master bedroom with its own en suite shower room and dressing room.
For those in the market for a large family home in a countryside but not isolated location, The Cairns is ideal as it is in a semi-rural location and enjoys spectacular views over the Cromarty Firth and the hills beyond.
The full accommodation in this detached house includes a vestibule and hall with WC, lounge and open-plan kitchen/dining/family room, a playroom, utility room, gym/games room, master bedroom and four further bedrooms.
The kitchen is fitted with an Ashley Ann units featuring a central island and integral appliances comprising Neff double oven, microwave, dishwasher and hob, Cople wine chiller and AEG fridge and freezer.
The utility room has matching units and it leads to a gym, shower room and double garage.
The way the house has been designed, part of it could easily be converted into a self-contained grannie flat.
Upstairs is a large galleried landing with study area, and all the bedrooms. Bedroom two also has en suite facilities, while two other double bedrooms share a Jack and Jill shower room.
The house sits in the middle of a good-sized plot and is fully enclosed by dry-stone dyking or fencing.
The gardens have been landscaped and a paved driveway leads to ample off-road parking and a double integral garage.
The village of Culbokie has a general store with post office, a pub and primary school.
Secondary schooling is available at either Dingwall or Fortrose Academy.
Dingwall, which has an excellent range of facilities and amenities, is about six miles away, while Inverness is about a 25-minute drive away.
For further details, contact selling agent Macleod & MacCallum on 01463 235559.