- Reception hallway
- 5 Reception rooms
- Master bedroom suite
- 11 Further bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
- In all 8,159 SqFt
- Garage and off street parking
- Substantial gardens
Rosebank Primary School (0.7mi.)
Nairn Academy (0.8mi.)
Millbank Primary School (0.8mi.)
Napier was built circa 1900 and occupies one of the finest coastal locations and prominent positions in the popular seaside resort of Nairn. The front of the house offers views over the beach and the Moray Coast while the rear overlooks the world famous Nairn Championship Golf Course. Napier has direct, private access to the golf course.
Recently restored, updated and decorated by the current owners, whilst retaining many original period features, Napier offers high quality, comfortable family accommodation in a very private setting.
The property occupies a superb location in a highly regarded residential neighbourhood and retains many of its original Edwardian features, including: fireplaces, intricate cornice detail, wall panelling, working room bells, picture rails, leaded glass, traditional Edwardian tiles and original doors.
Approached by a pillared entrance, the driveway, edged with maturing beach hedges, leads to the front of the house with its imposing external double front door. To the front is a large lawn bordered by trees, a well-stocked flower bed and ample parking.
Entrance, via the tiled vestibule, leads to the leaded glass front door screen which opens into the broad, welcoming hallway. On entering Napier, the period features become immediately apparent, from the striking leaded glass feature window at the top of the staircase, flooding the hall with light, to the original tiled fireplace in the hallway. There is a large front facing sitting room with bay window and wood burning stove and a formal dining room with fireplace and views over the front garden, the perfect place to entertain guests. The grand drawing room is located to the rear, it is light and airy offering beautiful views of the front and rear gardens through the seated bay window. The morning room, to the rear of the property, is light and bright with a large triple window and flooded with sunlight all day.
The main kitchen is accessed through the original 'swing' servants' door and retains all the original tiles. A new Bulthaup kitchen has been installed with a workbench island, fitted with an electric hob and prep sink, there is also a two door AGA. The scullery has a double sink, kitchen units and a walk-in pantry. There is large laundry room, a back porch and a corridor leading to the paint room and the back stairs with access to the first and second floors. There is also a boiler room, accessed from the side of the property.
The impressive double staircase leads to a large galleried landing/upper hall. The master bedroom is located at the end of a corridor, it is fully en-suite with its own dressing room and shower room. The views of the garden and golf course are quite lovely.
There are a further 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, both with the original two-metre long Edwardian porcelain bathtubs one also has a walk-in shower.
There is a 6th bedroom with a large airy sitting room, wood floored throughout, and separate bathroom, currently serving as a granny flat.
On the upper floor there are 6 double bedrooms and a tank room.
The whole house has been upgraded by the current owners to a very high standard, including: carpeting and flooring, decorating (both internally and externally), new water tanks, bathrooms and kitchen. All sympathetically done to retain as many of the original features as possible.
The current owners run a small 2 bed B&B concern () in the summer months which has proved very successful and could easily be expanded on if desired.
Napier House is situated within a short distance of Nairn town centre. Known for its dry and sunny climate, Nairn is a vibrant Victorian town and a popular holiday destination. It has a good range of shops and professional services as well as two museums, an art gallery, antique shops and excellent restaurants. The town also has a sports centre, tennis club, swimming pool, riding centre and cricket pitch. The harbour is home to a small fishing fleet, marina and sailing club. In addition to the two Nairn championship golf courses, golf is also conveniently available at Castle Stuart Golf Links and further afield at Royal Dornoch. There is salmon fishing on the Rivers Nairn, Findhorn and Spey and shooting is readily available on local estates. The beautiful Spey valley with its Whisky trail and the ski slopes at the Cairngorms and The Lecht are all within easy driving distance. Inverness provides a range of retail parks and supermarkets as well as many entertainments, cultural and medical facilities expected of the Highland Capital. Inverness Airport has regular daily flights to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and other UK destinations as well as several direct European destinations and international connections via carrier providers. The Aberdeen to Inverness railway line stops at Nairn and there are regular services (including sleepers) from Aberdeen and Inverness to the South.
Unlike neighbouring properties Napier has nice views to the front towards the picturesque shoreline and is set in substantial grounds of around 1.2 acres. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn nicely bounded by mature trees, fruit trees and shrubs affording great privacy, there is a pond in the back garden. There is also a summer house, greenhouse and detached garage and storehouse.
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