Appearances can be deceiving. At first glance, Rowan Cottage in Whitebridge may look like a typical, older but charming rural cottage, but as you get closer, approaching from the side along the stone-chipped drive, you begin to fully appreciate that this house is far from typical.
Originally built in the late 19th century and extended in 1992, this former crofter’s cottage has been sympathetically and thoughtfully upgraded in such a way that it hasn’t lost any of its charm or wonderful features and is very much a “chocolate box cottage”, conjuring up a feeling of nostalgia and comfort.
Often the appeal of properties such as Rowan Cottage is the cosy and warm feelings they evoke, and this, too, becomes evident as you step inside.
The wood panelled hallway leads to a large double bedroom with a feature fireplace, and on the other side of the hallway is the cosy sitting room with wood-burning stove.
A door from the sitting room leads to an inner hallway, storage cupboard and contemporary shower room with Fired Earth tiling, shower, heated towel rail, wash hand basin and WC.
The lovely open-plan kitchen forms part of the extension and feels very much like the heart and soul of the cottage with its abundance of natural light, stunning woodland views, and overall ambience.
The kitchen has a comprehensive range of wall and base storage units, granite worktops, recently installed electric Aga and integrated Neff appliances, and there is ample space for a dining table and chairs.
This opens up nicely into a sitting area with large glass doors which very much brings the outdoors indoors. A large utility room/boot room provides plenty of storage and space for white goods.
Moving upstairs, the cottage has a large master bedroom located to the rear and has fantastic views over the gardens and woodland. There is a family bathroom with bath, WC, wash hand basin, wall and floor tiles and a further two bedrooms with coombed ceilings to the front.
The cottage sits within a private setting and is surrounded by magnificent countryside and from here, there’s regular sightings of local wildlife.
The gardens extend to approximately six acres in total and include mature native woodland and naturally regenerating woodland, lawns and paths carved through the gardens. The asking price of offers over £295,000 also includes a stone shed and wood store within the grounds.
Combining the rugged beauty and timeless enchantment of the Highlands, Rowan Cottage is a short distance from the scenic road to the shores of Loch Ness and set in some of the region’s finest scenery at the foot of the Monadhliath Mountains.
There are a host of activities for the outdoor enthusiast yet it’s just 24 miles from Inverness. For the past few years, the cottage has been running as a holiday let and has proved to be very popular with guests – further details of this are available on request.
The cottage is being sold as a going concern or as a family home and can be sold fully furnished if required, further to separate negotiation.
Contact: Strutt and Parker on 01463 719171.