Characterful three bedroom double upper apartment, forming part of a Category B Listed baronial style mansion house.
Apartment 12 is located within Lentran House, a striking Category B Listed mansion house. Dating back to 1866, Lentran House was originally owned by the former Provost of Inverness, later used as an RAF base during the Second World War, and more recently as a residential care home. Converted into eight luxury apartments during 2005, the building has benefitted from a recent programme of refurbishment. Apartment 12 is located on the first floor, and provides well proportioned and characterful living accommodation which will no doubt appeal to those looking for a countryside retreat within the beautiful setting of the Scottish Highlands.
The imposing entrance archway leads into the communal entrance hall, with its distinctive tiling, elevated ceilings and deep skirtings. A modern lift provides access to both the lower ground and first floor apartments, while a grand white painted staircase leads up to the first floor apartments. From the first floor landing there are bright open views over the communal gardens, and also a storage area exclusive to Apartment 12.
The entrance door to Apartment 12 leads into a fully carpeted and welcoming L-shaped reception hall. The generously proportioned sitting room enjoys peaceful views over the communal gardens via large double windows. Fully carpeted, this inviting room has a striking fireplace with honed Caithness stone mantel and black granite hearth. An open doorway with split level step leads up into the turret, which is utilised as a charming display area with inset spotlight above.
The spacious and bright dining kitchen provides ample scope for formal entertainment and dining. Fitted with a good range of attractive storage units, the L-shaped work surface incorporates a stainless steel sink with drainer and induction hob with extractor fan above. The kitchen also includes several other integrated appliances including a dishwasher, washing machine, oven and microwave. The turret with split level step is a delightful display area.
Double bedroom one is a well proportioned room with beige carpeting and adequate space available for freestanding furniture. A deep silled window looks onto Lentran House.
Contemporary bathroom one benefits from a good flow of natural light from double deep silled windows and a skylight above the bath. Of neutral décor to complement the tiling around the suite, the bathroom incorporates a white three piece suite and a fully tiled shower enclosure with mains shower.
A curtained partition from the reception hall leads into the stairwell area. The staircase itself features painted decorative spindles and solid wood bannisters, while leading primarily to the first floor living accommodation. The staircase also leads down to a bright and versatile landing area which is currently used as a study. Accessible from the stairwell are two fitted cupboards, one of which houses the central heating boiler.
Ascending the staircase, there is a fully carpeted first floor landing which also provides fitted storage facilities. Double bedrooms two and three are both well proportioned rooms with ample natural light and space for freestanding furniture. Completing the living accommodation is modern bathroom two, which has a white three piece suite with shower over the bath.
Outside, the apartment enjoys the advantage of extensive communal grounds which surround the property. Mostly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubbery and an extensive woodland area, the remains of a former fountain are still located within the grounds. From the main road, a private driveway leads around to Lentran House, where there is plenty of shared parking available.
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With easy access to mountains and glens for outdoor activities as well as the village of Beauly and nearby Inverness with its excellent transport connections, this charming apartment would make an ideal highland retreat. It could equally be the perfect low maintenance retirement property with lift access to the first floor and the luxury of someone else to do the gardening!Fiona Gormley