Country house with development potential and unrivalled views of Loch Ness for sale

If you want your next home to have a view, then take a look at Point Clair House in Inverness-shire.

Situated on the western shores of Loch Ness between the villages of Fort Augustus and Invermoriston, Point Clair House occupies a unique position in one of the most sought-after locations in the Highlands.

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The private, elevated position also has direct access to the loch from shingle beaches and rocky outcrops.

The views from the property are outstanding, with Fort Augustus Abbey at the head of the loch, the lower slopes of the Monadhliath mountains across the water and northwards towards Drumnadrochit.

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The house was built in the 1930s by a ship's captain and the nautical influence is evident in its design, where the bow ended front of the property resembles the bridge of a ship.

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It has been extended over the years and was renovated in 2013 to provide extremely comfortable, well laid out accommodation with views that can be enjoyed from every room.

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Its understated, neutral interior allows the coastal light to fill the rooms all of which have either loch or garden aspects.

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Comprising six bedrooms and four reception rooms, the property is ideal for a family or could be used as a holiday rental, given its wonderful location.

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The grounds of the house extend to about 3.5 acres and include woodland and a sheltered beach with boat house.

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Planning permission was granted in 2017 for two houses to be built on a one acre plot within the grounds.

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These give the chance to further boost Point Clair's holiday rental potential.

The property lies in the Great Glen, famous for its beautiful scenery, Loch Ness, Caledonian canal and proximity to Inverness, Fort William and Skye.

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Despite being so close to popular tourist spots, the area remains unspoiled and is still home to many local wildlife.

Fans of the outdoors can enjoy a range of activities such as fishing and shooting, and the Nevis Range Ski Centre is nearby.

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There are many way-marked walks and cycle trails in the area including the Great Glen Way and there are regular sightings of native wildlife in the grounds including red squirrels and otters.

Nearby Fort Augustus has a good range of shops and amenities as well as schooling up to secondary level.

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Inverness has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.

Point Clair House is on the market for offers over £795,000 with Galbraith.