There can only ever be one reaction from people visiting stunning Balchraggan Croft – wow!
For thanks to its elevated position, this comfortable, spacious family home in Abriachan enjoys spectacular views over iconic Loch Ness to the Monadhliath mountains. One can only imagine the sheer joy any owner would experience being able to pull back the curtains each day and seeing picture postcard views from every window.
Built in 2002 by Fraser McIntosh builders to the owners’ design, the house is nearby a community-owned, protected woodland.
Close to nature, deer, pine martens and red squirrels are often spotted in the area while it’s not unusual to see golden eagles fly over the house which sits in grounds stretching to more than six acres and enclosed by post and wire fencing.
Trees and shrubs surround the house and to the rear there is an enclosed orchard. Next to the house is a flagstone patio, while the generous gravel parking area extends to the integral garage. The remaining land is laid to rough grass with the potential for equestrian or smallholding large grounds.
As for the house, on the market at offers over £460,000, it is as bonnie inside as its surroundings.
The accommodation comprises on the ground floor, an entrance vestibule and hall, sitting room, conservatory, dining kitchen, bedroom with en suite shower room, a guest bedroom, utility room and integral garage.
The first floor has a landing with a study area; master bedroom with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The main reception rooms have glass doors allowing the accommodation to flow and filling the house with natural light. The comfortable sitting room leads to the conservatory and to the fifth bedroom which could alternatively be used as a study or a playroom.
The kitchen and bathrooms are well appointed and both the ground floor bedrooms have en suite facilities.
Although just a short distance from Inverness, the scattered hamlet of Abriachan has a strong and active community that regularly comes together for local events.
The neighbouring woodland is owned and managed by the Abriachan Community Woodland Trust to provide a safe habitat for native wildlife, for amenity and to enable teaching projects.
As well as providing a focal point for the area, the woodland attracts many visitors who come to use the extensive woodland walks and bike trails.
Contact: Galbraith on 01463 224343.