Offers Over £360,000 Available
  • Unique character property with breathtaking views
  • Immaculately presented
  • Lounge
  • Beautifully maintained garden grounds
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Private parking for several vehicles
  • 3/4 bedrooms
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Bathroom & shower room
  • Double glazing

Fabulous opportunity to purchase a deceptively spacious home, finished to an exceptional standard throughout. Situated on a large plot of approximately 0.33 acres, the property enjoys picturesque panoramic views across open fields, to the Moray Firth and hills of the Black Isle beyond. Constructed circa 1850, this unique character cottage is built from stone beneath a pitched slate roof, offering spacious and well appointed accommodation. The highly regarded Auldearn Primary school is 2.5 miles away, the school bus service runs past the cottage each day for Auldearn Primary and Nairn Academy. Complemented by superbly restored period features and set amidst immaculately maintained garden grounds, this beautiful home offers an idyllic lifestyle opportunity which will appeal to a wide range of purchasers. Viewing is highly recommended.

The main door to the side elevation opens into the entrance vestibule, benefiting from a deep cloakroom cupboard and providing access to the entrance hall, lounge, kitchen/diner and bathroom. The split level lounge offers a fantastic sociable area for entertaining or family time, tastefully converted for modern day living whilst retaining period features such as stone walls and exposed ceiling beams. The recently fitted wood burning stove set on a slate hearth adds to the warm and welcoming feel of the room. Triple aspect to the front, side and rear, two large front windows take in the stunning views. Ample space is provided for a large dining table and chairs, if desired. Enjoying a double aspect outlook to the rear garden grounds, the generously proportioned kitchen/diner is flooded with natural light with an external door to the garden. Featuring a great range of high quality storage units, a Belfast sink and dining space, the kitchen is very well appointed. The electric Rangemaster Toledo cooker system, extractor hood, free standing fridge/freezer, slim line dishwasher and washing machine are included in the sale. Comprising a mains shower over the bath, a hand held mixer shower, two fitted storage cupboards, WC and a wash hand basin, the bathroom is conveniently situated within the entrance hall, between the lounge and kitchen/diner.

Accessible from the lounge, the inner hall leads to three bedrooms, a study and the shower room. All the bedrooms benefit from windows to the front elevation, taking in the countryside and sea views. Bedroom one is complemented by a beautiful local stone fireplace, the high specification electric wood burner effect stove may be available by separate negotiation. A door within bedroom one provides secondary access to the study, benefiting from fitted bookcases and a large desk. The study offers excellent potential as a fourth bedroom or an en-suite/dressing room to bedroom one. Bedroom two also features a lovingly restored, exposed stone fireplace set on a sandstone hearth. With the benefit of a single fitted wardrobe, bedroom three is a spacious single. The modern shower room, comprising an electric shower, traditional high level WC, wash hand basin with storage beneath and a wall mounted vanity unit, completes the accommodation.

Externally, the property benefits from a variety of garden areas to enjoy throughout the day, set over different levels and complemented by breathtaking views to the surrounding open fields and coastline. Beautifully maintained and mostly laid to lawn, bordered by mature shrubs, flower beds, fruit trees, feature stone walls and mature trees, the rear garden enjoys a high degree of privacy. A ruin dating from circa 1800 sits within the grounds, tastefully converted to provide a raised sunny seating area to relax and take in the views. In addition to the summer house, a large timber shed and several log stores provide useful outdoor storage. The private driveway offers ample parking for several vehicles.

Hillhead Cottage enjoys a peaceful semi-rural location, approximately 2.5 miles distant from the quaint village of Auldearn, benefiting from a highly acclaimed primary school and a popular family run inn/restaurant. The school bus runs past the cottage each day for Auldearn Primary and Nairn Academy. The thriving seaside town of Nairn lies approximately 5 miles to the west, offering award winning sandy beaches, a harbour and two championship golf courses.There are a wide range of shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, a community/arts centre, train station and hospital. The abundance of leisure facilities includes tennis and squash courts, outdoor bowls and a fitness centre with indoor swimming pool. The highland capital city of Inverness lies approximately 16 miles to the west, providing an extensive range of retail, leisure and entertainment facilities, in addition to road and rail links to the north and south. Inverness airport is only 12 miles distant, opening up travel to several UK cities and international airports beyond.


Entrance vestibule 2.33m (at widest point) x 2.16m

Entrance hall 2.79m x 0.78m

Lounge 6.47m x 4.00m

Kitchen/diner 5.46m x 3.22m

Bathroom 2.09m x 1.95m

Inner Hall 11.27m x 0.75m

Bedroom one 4.14m x 3.60m

Study/bedroom four 3.25m x 2.53m

Bedroom two 3.39m x 3.25m

Bedroom three 2.94m x 2.64m

Shower room 2.52m x 1.24m

All fitted floor coverings, light fittings, blinds, curtains, Rangemaster electric cooker system, extractor hood, free standing fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, summer house and the timber shed are included in the sale. The two efficient electric bedroom stoves may be available by separate negotiation.

General and services
Mains water & private septic tank drainage
Mains electricity & oil fired central heating
Double glazing

Council Tax Band - E

While we endeavour to ensure these particulars are as accurate as possible, they do not form any part of any contract on offer, nor are they guaranteed. Measurements are approximate and in most cases, taken using a digital measuring device to the widest point of the room. We have not tested the electricity, gas, water services or any appliances. Photographs are produced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item is included in the sale. If any part of this statement you find misleading, or if you would like clarification on any point, please contact our office and our team will be happy to assist.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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Parking No
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