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Attractive and modern, detached 4-bedroom property previously trading as a bed and breakfast with holiday home potential.
Set within the charming fishing village of Avoch, near Inverness, in the heart of the Black Isle close to the A9 arterial route from Inverness to the North Highlands and the popular NC500 tourist route.
Excellent opportunity to purchase a lifestyle business letting property which could generate a supplementary or retirement income.
Building comprises of 4 large double bedrooms (2 en-suite), spacious lounge, kitchen / dining room, family shower room plus flexible utility room with office space above.
Yard area to the rear with easy access to the shore plus all amenities within walking distance.
The property is in a lovely coastal village overlooking Avoch Bay and the Moray Firth situated about 13 miles north of the city of Inverness, and 8 miles south of Dingwall. Located on the south side of the Black Isle on the A832 between Munlochy and Fortrose, this vibrant village currently has a population of circa 1000. The closeness to the city of Inverness, offers all the facilities and amenities associated with city living including excellent air, rail and road transport links. Avoch is also a popular tourist resort with B&Bs/holiday accommodation, local amenities, a village hall and the Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club close-by. There are a number of other quality golf courses in the area. In and around Avoch there are plenty of activities for both locals and tourists alike to engage in. Boat trips operate from the village, taking visitors to see the dolphins in the inner Moray Firth at Chanonry Point. Other activities within the immediate area include walking, fishing and nature watching. Loch Ness and its associated castles are only a short drive away and the West Coast is a 50-minute drive. The house would make an ideal base from which to explore Inverness and to undertake a broader odyssey of the Highlands. The Black Isle Show is a large agricultural show held each August which brings an abundance of visitors to the area. A further attraction to the region is the distilleries such as Glen Ord Distillery, Dalmore Distillery and Glenmorangie Distillery; these distilleries have visitor centres providing guided tours.
Local amenities include a good range of shops, hotels, restaurants plus other social and welfare facilities. Primary schooling is provided in the village with secondary schooling in Fortrose 2 miles away.
33 High Street, Avoch is located within a popular residential village set on the shores of the Moray Firth and within easy commuting distance of Inverness. This traditional town house, dating from around the 1900s, is set over 2 ½ floors offering modern and well-presented living space and letting holiday accommodation. This fine period property is a Category C (S) listed building situated about 20 metres from the shores of the Moray Firth and is sure to be popular both as a home and trading entity. 33 High Street is a deceptively spacious 4-bed building with all bedrooms being configured to large double rooms. The 2 bedrooms on the first floor have spacious and modern en-suites and have the capacity to offer high quality accommodation. Trading as a 2 or 3-bedroom bed and breakfast, this potential business model would offer an easy-to-operate income stream whilst providing ample letting accommodation for a small family unit. The property can be summarised as a 4 double bedroom unit (2 en-suite), with a spacious lounge, large kitchen / dining room, family shower room plus flexible utility room with office space above accessed from attic ladders.
Set within the community of Avoch, this potential business opportunity presents a sound trading location within a popular tourist visitor area. The business is currently non-trading but has previously generated income year-round by utilising portal websites. The cottage is fully furnished, presented in walk-in condition, and could be ready to operate with the minimum of effort.
The building dates from the early 1900s and is of stone construction under pitched slated roofing. This detached property extends over 3 floors, the upper level being attic rooms. The property is presented to a modern standard throughout. The building is mainly double glazed.
Hallway – Accessed from street level, leading to kitchen / diner, shower room, lounge plus stairs to first and second floors.
Kitchen - All electrical appliances with modern wall and floor mounted fitted units. Space for a dining table and 6 chairs.
Lounge - Spacious living space with attractive wrought iron open-fire place with attractive wood surround. The property benefits from double aspect windows.
Shower Room - Electric shower, W.C. and wash hand basin.
Landing – Leading to both bedrooms
Bedroom 1 - Set to a double room but could easily accommodate a double and a single bed if required with spacious built-in wardrobe. The en-suite comprises of a bath with separate shower unit plus W.C. and wash hand basin.
Bedroom 2 – Also set to a double room but again could easily accommodate a double and a single bed if required. The en-suite comprises of a shower unit plus W.C. and wash hand basin. This bedroom has a small picture window offering views to the Moray Firth.
Stairs – with split stair case leading to attic bedrooms 3 and 4.
Bedroom 3 - A double room with built-in wardrobes. With a bay window, this room has unobstructed views to the Moray Firth.
Bedroom 4 - A double room with built-in wardrobes. This room also has unobstructed views to the Moray Firth.
PLAN AND ROOM SIZES
An indicative plan of the property with approximate room sizes is available from the selling agents (ASG Commercial).
This property comes with a Home Report and could be purchased either as a dwelling or a business depending upon the needs of the purchaser. A copy of the home report can be obtained from the selling agents (ASG Commercial).
33 High Street, Avoch is a Category C (S) listed building. A Category C listed building in Scotland are those of local importance or lesser examples of a given period, style or building type, as originally constructed or moderately altered. A building may also be listed as C if it is a simple, traditional building that groups well with other listed buildings.
There is a small enclosed courtyard to the rear of the property which is paved and laid to concrete. Within this area is a small shed. This is a perfect situation where new owners have no interest in gardening.
The property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. The cottage is mainly double glazed and has oil-fired central heating.
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