Property Details

17 High Street, Avoch
4 bedroom detached house for sale
Nestled in the picturesque harbour-village of Avoch on the south-east coast of the Black Isle, 17 High Street is a B-listed, south-facing Georgian house that exudes period charm.
Built in the early nineteenth century for a sea Captain, the property boasts delightful period features, two reception rooms, four double bedrooms, useful outbuildings, a private courtyard and garden, and off-street parking. With the Highland’s capital, Inverness, a mere 12 miles away (20 minutes by car), this handsome residence would make a fine family home or a base for commuting.

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• B-listed Georgian house over 3 floors
• Former Captain’s house, filled with period charm
• Outstanding scope for adding value
• Vestibule and reception hallway
• Generous living room
• Family room/bedroom 5
• Kitchen with garden access
• 4 Double bedrooms
• 3-piece family bathroom
• Utility/workshop over 2 floors
• Carport at side of property
• Courtyard terrace and gardens

Accessed via impressive wooden double doors and a vestibule, and decorated in crisp white paint, the entrance hall presents a welcoming space and an attractive period staircase that leads to the upper levels. Located on this floor are a cosy living room (or, alternatively, a fifth bedroom) with fireplace and press, and a separate family room, which, in addition to providing a traditional press and space for dining, boasts a stunning, built-in fireplace fitted with a period stove, forming a wonderful focal point for the room and a cosy atmosphere during the winter months.

A cheerful kitchen with double-aspect windows is located just off the family room and comes equipped with solid pine cabinets and space for an oven with hob, undercounter fridge, and washing machine. Taking the stairs, on the first floor one finds a bright master bedroom—with built-in double wardrobes and walk-in cupboard—and a spacious second bedroom with press. On the second floor are two further double bedrooms, both with sunny aspects and decorated in white, and a handy storage cupboard. Finally, a large family bathroom located on the ground floor, fitted with three-piece suite of sink, WC, and bath with overhead shower, completes the internal accommodation on offer.

Externally, the property offers an excellent development opportunity in the form of an adjoining outbuilding with its own entrance. Built over two levels with an internal staircase, and previously used as a utility space and workshop, this building could, with the appropriate planning consent, be converted into a studio or residential annex. A covered bay provides sheltered off-street parking, while the terraced rear garden, in addition to providing spectacular views of the Moray Firth, features a sunny courtyard, which, with minor renovation, could easily become a lovely area for outdoor sitting, relaxing, and al fresco dining.

Avoch is a charming fishing village that sits amidst stunning scenery on the Black Isle, offering idyllic rural living while providing easy access to urban conveniences. A large peninsula to the north of Inverness that forms the northern bank of the Moray Firth, the Black Isle rejoices in its historic breweries and distilleries, its rich Pictish heritage (exhibited nearby at Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie (3 miles), and its historic, beautiful golf courses, such as the Fortrose and Rosemarkie course, the 15th oldest course in the world. Avoch benefits locally from a garage, post office, eateries and restaurants, a primary school, community centre and church. Inverness, the unofficial capital of the Highlands, sits only 12 miles to the south, and provides all the amenities one would expect of a modern city, while Loch Ness (18 miles), Aviemore (40 miles), Fort Augustus (45 miles), and Ullapool (55 miles) are also within reach. The Moray Firth is famed for its resident colony of Bottlenose Dolphins, and boat trips to view them can be taken from Avoch and the neighbouring town of Fortrose (2 miles), which also boasts the magnificent red sandstone ruin of Fortrose Cathedral. Jutting into the Moray from Fortrose is a spit of land that terminates in Chanonry Point, home to a picturesque lighthouse, from where one can enjoy spectacular views of Moray Firth, and across the waters to Fort George, an impressive eighteenth-century military fortress.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.