But today also marks the official reopening of Scotland’s property market after 14 weeks under lockdown, and with that comes a rare opportunity to snap up a substantial home with its own grass court in the capital of the Highlands.
The house, Killiganoon, was built around 1959 and is set in just under an acre of private grounds in a highly desirable conservation area in Inverness.
Situated just off Culduthel Road, it offers both a countryside setting and quick access to the city centre.
The mature gardens offer plenty of room to roam and views through trees to the River Ness and Great Glen.
As well as a garage and outbuildings there is also a former tennis court that could be easily reinstated, offering any wannabe Andy Murrays and Jocelyn Raes the chance to perfect their volleys.
There is no shortage of space inside either, with six bedrooms, a music room and library, a sun room, kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, study, shower room and two bathrooms set over two floors.
Although the property could benefit from modernisation, the design and layout were ahead of its time with clever use of glass and large open-plan living spaces.
It has huge scope for adaptation and should appeal to a wide variety of potential buyers.
Inverness is one of Scotland’s newest cities, gaining the status to mark the millennium in 2000. It has a population of around 47,000.
Killiganoon is on the market with Strutt & Parker at offers over £395,000.
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