It’s not unusual to step across the threshold of a castle or large, old country house and be blown away by the sheer size of the entrance hall.
It is rare to experience the same thing in a modern home.
The exception to this rule is Westfield House in Bunchrew, a small village four miles from Inverness and overlooking the Beauly Firth.
The house has been designed to make the most of its location and has large windows to capture the panoramic views.
Offering almost 3,900sq ft of flexible accommodation it’s a very big house which begins with the aforementioned double-height reception hall with wooden flooring and a galleried landing.
Measuring more than 29ft by 16ft it’s larger than many a living room.
The hall leads to several rooms including a large drawing room and separate sitting room, both of which have a feature fireplace with wood-burning stove and large bay window; two large bedrooms – one with patio doors to the garden; a modern family shower room; and the large kitchen/breakfast room.
It’s fitted with a good range of contemporary units, an Aga and has space for a table and chairs.
From the kitchen, double-glazed doors lead to a conservatory with French doors leading to a rear terrace.
Also from the kitchen, a door leads to an inner hall giving access to a fitted utility room with shower room off it; study/office and a formal dining room.
On the first floor there is a galleried landing with four Velux windows providing plenty of natural light.
The master bedroom comes with an en suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower and a large fitted dressing room.
There’s a further bedroom with built-in storage, a modern family shower room, and a box room/linen cupboard with fitted shelving and access to a spacious, floored attic.
Outside, there’s just as much space.
The gravelled driveway has space for plenty of vehicles – ideal if you want to keep the double garage car-free.
The house, on the market at offers over £525,000, sits in around an acre of ground which includes gently sloping lawns, a vegetable garden and fruit cage, well-stocked flower beds, a large greenhouse, shed, log store and two paved terraces ideal for alfresco entertaining.
Contact: Strutt and Parker on struttandparker.com or 01463 719171.