Imagine pulling open the curtains each morning and being met with views that take your breath away.
Lush countryside, a sparkling river, heather-clad hills – you may even find a gorgeous Highland cow slowly wandering by.
It sounds like the sort of scene used by tourism bosses to tempt holidaymakers to visit the Highlands.
If they were to visit Chapel House in Kiltarlity, those tourists might never want to return home…
A C-listed detached, stone-built house, Chapel House is situated in an outstanding location next to the River Beauly and enjoys commanding views of the hills of Strathfarrar.
With three-and-a-half acres of land surrounding the house, there’s plenty of space within the stock-fenced garden to enjoy a sense of peace and freedom.
The garden is laid mainly to lawn, interspersed with mature trees but includes a raised decked terrace, ideal for alfresco dining or simply chilling out with a glass of wine in the evening.
If you want to venture beyond the garden you’ll find lots of opportunities for outdoor activities including mountain biking, hill walking, trail running, off-road hacking and wild swimming.
Pick up the golf clubs and play a round or two at the nearby Aigas and Muir of Ord golf clubs, or try traditional outdoor sports such as shooting, stalking and fishing, which are all readily available.
And, after a day in the great outdoors, you’ll have a beautiful home to return to.
In immaculate condition, the ground-floor accommodation begins with a porch leading into a welcoming reception hall.
There’s a large, triple aspect drawing room with feature stone fireplace with wood-burning stove and conservatory-style glazing incorporating French doors to the terrace.
Accommodation includes a well-proportioned wood-lined study, a spacious kitchen/dining room and a fitted utility room with direct access to the garden.
The kitchen provides a range of units with wooden worktops, an Aga and modern integrated appliances, while the triple aspect dining area has space for a sizeable table.
The ground floor also has a family bathroom, two large bedrooms – one of which has a feature fireplace – and a handy, large cellar.
Upstairs, there’s the main bedroom and a further double bedroom, both with feature fireplaces, and a large modern family bathroom with separate walk-in shower.
The house has been sensitively modernised but retains much-loved period features including high ceilings, original fireplaces and window shutters, and is on the market at offers over £500,000.
Outside, there’s a double entranced, gravelled U-shaped driveway with lots of space for several vehicles.
But this is also a property with potential as it comes with a detached steading and coach house, both suitable for a variety of uses including conversion to additional accommodation if required.
It even has planning permission in perpetuity (Highland Council Ref No 07/01033/FULIN) for a four-bedroom house with separate access.
Chapel House in Kiltarlity is around five miles from Beauly and just over eight miles from Dingwall, both of which have good local amenities.
Contact: Strutt and Parker on 01463 719171.