Detached house for sale in 16 Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3
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Corunna Guest House is a most attractive Victorian property dating from c1885. This property should be considered as a must-view option for anyone wishing to own a prestigious property and a thriving business in the Inverness area. The property is presented in outstanding condition throughout and offers a mix of accommodation; 5 letting bedrooms and a self-contained 2-bedroom cottage. All letting accommodation is presented to an exceptional standard which is reflected in the on-line reviews. In addition to the varied income earning aspects, the owner's personal living space offers a level of comfort seldom seen in such a property. These two aspects combine to make a superb home and income earning proposition.
The present owners purchased Corunna in April 2016 and have enjoyed their short tenure to date. However, due to the need to relocate as a consequence of family health reasons, this superb business and excellent home is prematurely presented to the market.
The centre of Inverness is but a few minutes' walk from the guest house and ideally situated for those either visiting nearby shops, restaurants etc. Or working in the City. Inverness has extensive facilities for visitors boasting two golf courses, an excellent indoor swimming complex, cinema, bowling and ample opportunity to enjoy evening entertainment at a range of venues which include Eden Court Theatre. Nearby Cawdor Castle offers a taste of Scotland's medieval past while Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre is an ongoing testament to Bonnie Prince Charlie's final futile attempt to gain the throne in 1746. Whether it is a whisky trail, a boat trip on Loch Ness or a visit to one of the many accessible Scottish castles, the property is ideally situated to allow guests to undertake their odyssey of the Highlands, being within easy reach of a wide range of visitor attractions. Inverness is a vibrant and growing City and with such expansion comes many opportunities in both commerce and social activities. Such growth benefits established hospitality businesses and ensure a year-round trade.
Inverness is also a popular city in which to live with a vibrant cultural offering and the presence of many social and entertainment venues close-by. The city also has excellent communications links (bus and rail station, with the airport 15 minutes' drive away). Schooling in Inverness is plentiful plus uhi provides a wide-range of tertiary level courses. The welfare amenities in Inverness are also excellent with a major hospital plus many outreach services.
Of traditional stone construction under a pitched slate roof with more modern extensions, the original subjects were built c1885 and the extension to the owner's accommodation was completed in 2012. Corunna Guest House is a substantial detached villa with an additional detached cottage set within the garden; the latter being re-built in 2014 and constructed of cavity timber frame. The property is deceptively spacious with accommodation in the main house being laid out across two floors. All areas of the property benefit from double glazing and have been extensively modernised in recent years.
Entry to the property is via a substantial solid outer door which leads into a vestibule and thereafter, through an inner door, is a spacious reception hallway. The hallway exudes the character and charm so well reflected throughout the property. To the left of the hallway is the bright guest dining room which is set to 2 tables where guests eat breakfast together. This attractive public room has beautiful cornicing and a ceiling rose as well as a feature fireplace. Also off the main hallway is a guest lounge set to soft furnishings and with a further working feature fireplace. There is a separate W.C. Off the hallway plus under-stair storage. A letting bedroom is accessed off the main hallway with the further 4 being up the stairs to the first floor.
In total the guest house has 5 bedrooms (4 en-suite) set within the main subjects. Four rooms are located on the first floor and the 5th room is located on the ground floor making it ideal for less able guests. All en-suites offer modern and smart facilities. Each room is equipped with tea & coffee making facilities, flat-screen television, hairdryers etc. All rooms are presented to an exceptionally high standard and are configured as follows:
Bedroom 1 - First floor - Double with wash-hand basin (let in conjunction with room 3) Bedroom 2 - First floor - Twin with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 3 - First floor - Twin/super-king with Zip and link beds and en-suite shower room
Bedroom 4 - First floor - Double with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 5 - Ground floor - Double with en-suite shower room
A most attractive feature of this sale is the lovely and well-presented owner's accommodation. The owners retain a suite of rooms on the lower ground floor to include an excellent king-size bedroom with fitted wardrobes. Off the bedroom is a dressing area which leads to a stunning en-suite with high quality fixtures and fittings, tiled throughout with a bath and separate shower. In addition, there is a very smart open plan kitchen (centre isle / breakfast bar) with lounge area and office space. A most appealing living area, this open plan room benefits from glazing on three sides offering excellent natural lighting. The dining/kitchen comes with a range of modern fitted units and integrated appliances, offering ample space for both business and personal use. This area has French doors opening on to the patio in the rear garden.
The garden cottage offers a flexible trading element to the business. This self-contained cottage has been tastefully decorated and fitted out to provide a most stunning accommodation unit. The cottage has an open plan kitchen / dining area and lounge with tiled floors throughout. The kitchen units are modern and attractive. There are two bedrooms; a twin room with en-suite shower room plus a king-size bedroom. In addition there is a large separate shower room. The cottage also benefits from underfloor heating throughout. This attractive aspect of the sale comes fully furnished with quality fixtures and fittings.
With excellent signage, Corunna is a substantial property benefitting from a tremendous trading location in the City of Inverness. The main frontage of the building has a prominent roadside location and offers easy access with a tarmac driveway. Laid to the front aspects is an area of lawn fronted by a wrought iron fence. A paved path leads to the front door. To the rear is a spacious garden mainly laid to lawn with a charming area of raised bedding and patio area with garden furniture. The large garage is where the laundry is located and also offers ample storage. Within the garage are two Worcestershire boilers. There are 6 parking spaces for owner/business use.
The property benefits from mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Central heating and hot water is gas fired. The owners accommodation and the garden cottage benefit from underfloor heating. The Guest House complies with environmental health requirements and has a fire alarm system. The property has Wi-Fi throughout.
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