There’s no place like home – especially when that home is often described as “a little piece of heaven”.
The description sums up everything about Easter Boleskine – a wonderful property near Foyers which occupies an inspiring elevated position overlooking Boleskine House, Loch Ness and beyond.
The main house, which is around a mile from the village of Foyers, is thought to have been built around 1870 but was significantly upgraded and extended in 2004. A former mill adjacent to the main house has also been meticulously converted and provides a host of potential opportunities.
The asking price of offers over £425,000 includes both properties, which are set in approximately 0.75 acres of garden grounds. This, along with the flexibility, potential and position, really does make this an extremely rare lifestyle opportunity.
A track from the main road winds uphill and, on reaching Easter Boleskine, you begin to appreciate its elevated position with stunning views over Loch Ness. The homes are surrounded by native woodland and are extremely private, yet less than 20 miles from Inverness.
The main house has been sympathetically improved and extended. It is nicely appointed accommodation and great care has been taken to retain the period features and design. This has been combined with many modern touches which add extra style.
Features of note include exposed stonework, fireplaces, Aga and the use of glass in the design to maximise both the light and views. The impressive lounge forms part of the extension and provides panoramic views. Ten large windows flood the room with natural light and create the perfect place to relax, unwind, admire the dramatic views and keep a look-out for Nessie.
There is also a sitting room/snug, family bathroom, breakfast room and kitchen/utility room. On the upper level, the master bedroom has a large floor-to-ceiling window and storage. There are two further bedrooms with coombed ceilings and a shower room with Velux window, walk-in shower, WC, wash hand basin, wall and floor tiles.
Adjacent to the house sits the impressive converted old mill, which has been completely transformed. This has created an extremely flexible space with an abundance of opportunities such as holiday accommodation, rental potential, studio or office (subject to the appropriate permissions).
The current owners use the property as a craft/sewing room, studio, home office and games room. However, the options are endless. The accommodation has five rooms, which include storage, plus WC and kitchen.
Outside, there are easily maintained garden grounds with a variety of plants, trees and lawn, all of which complement the stunning scenery.
Contact: Strutt and Parker on 01463 719171.