- Stunning views
- Dining room
- Open plan kitchen/dining area
- Shower room
- 4 bedrooms
Avoch Primary School (0.4mi.)
Fortrose Academy (1.6mi.)
Munlochy Primary School (3.8mi.)
Knockmuir Farmhouse is a charming Victorian farmhouse dating back to the 1860's, occupying a magnificent, elevated position on the northern outskirts of the coastal village of Avoch on the Black Isle. This lovely home enjoys sweeping views over the local countryside, the sparkling waters of the Moray Firth and beyond.
The property retains its original features and charm and provides great space and flexibility with the accommodation laid out over two levels.
Set in mature and spacious garden grounds of around an acre, the property is approached via a driveway, which provides off street parking for several vehicles and leads to a detached timber garage. Access is via double storm doors leading to the vestibule and hallway. Located off the hallway is the bay windowed sitting room which has great views, feature fireplace and inset Morso wood burning stove. The formal dining room is located to the rear of the sitting room and has a period fireplace with inset open fire. The large, bright and spacious open plan dining kitchen is located on the opposite side of the hallway and is very much the heart of the house. It includes a sitting area, and comes with a selection of base storage units, granite worktops, Rangemaster and Belfast double sink. A door from the kitchen leads to the rear hallway and a shower room which has a walk in shower, wc, wash hand basin and a spacious utility room with ample storage and space for white goods. There is a porch to the side with a door giving direct access to the gardens.
A carpeted staircase leads to the upper level. There are two bright and airy front facing double bedrooms and a home office/study which enjoy wonderful views. There are a further two bedrooms and a family bathroom, complete with bath, walk in shower, heated towel rail, wc and wash hand basin.
This is a rarely available traditional home located on the Black Isle a short distance from Inverness and enjoying an inspiring location within the charming fishing village of Avoch, which was shortlisted for Channel 4's Village of the Year 2018.
The property is convenient for the local amenities in Avoch including a hotel, pub, village shop, fisherman's co-operative, post office, garage, Telford-designed harbour, sporting facilities including licensed pavilion and historic fishertown. There are many fantastic walks in the area as well as beaches and places of interest. Neighbouring Fortrose is another popular and thriving historical town only 2 miles away where you will find a further range of shops, leisure centre, library and various hotels, pubs and restaurants.
Local amenities include a sailing club at Fortrose and a golf course at Chanonry Point, a popular location for dolphin watching. There is a well-regarded primary school at Avoch and a high performing secondary school at Fortrose. The area has a wide variety of historical sites and museums including Groam House and the Cromarty Courthouse. There are a large number of beach and woodland walks.
For the sports enthusiast, there is a wide range of shooting, stalking and fishing which can be rented locally. The A832 provides good access to Inverness where you can join the A9 which is the main highway north and south. Inverness has an extensive range of shopping, leisure, cultural and educational facilities as would be expected from the capital of the Highlands. Inverness Airport provides regular flights to London and beyond. There is a mainline railway station at Inverness which has a sleeper service to the south.
The gardens grounds are a particular feature of Knockmuir, bounded by mature trees and shrubs and providing great privacy. The front lawn is the perfect place to relax and unwind and admire the ever changing and far reaching views. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and extend to around an acre. Within the grounds there is a detached timber garage and to the rear a large summerhouse/studio. There is also a wood store, polytunnel and orchard.
The garden attracts an abundance of wildlife, with birdlife visiting the garden year round including, red kites, sparrowhawks, gold finches, blackbirds, tree-creepers and bullfinches to name but a few.
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