About This 1885 Firthside House For Sale In Nairn Scotland
Firthside House is an outstanding period home dating back to 1885. It is the former home of Lord Thurlow, Paymaster-General under Gladstone in 1886. It boasts a timeless quality and craftsmanship, that will be as appealing 100 years from now as it is today. With a remarkable wealth of period features, its wonderfully discreet yet superbly central location, and its panoramic sea views, this is an exceptional home on a grand but manageable scale.
Designed by the architect Alexander Ross, one of the Highlands most celebrated architects, this is a home designed and positioned to make the most its breathtaking views, and it stands proudly in mature private garden grounds. The privacy is immediately evident on entering the gated driveway through the tree-lined grounds, where upon reaching the front door you are captivated by the dramatic coastline and the sound of the waves from below.
Entrance is via the broad reception hallway and it is at this point that the wealth of period features becomes immediately apparent. These include leaded glasswork, ornate plasterwork, fireplaces, hardwood flooring, raised skirtings and panelling. The hallway leads to the sitting room, formal dining room and large drawing room, all of which are front facing, and have magnificent views. There is a garden room located off the drawing room which overlooks the gardens and brings the outdoors in. The kitchen is well equipped with a range of wall and base storage units, Belfast sink, window seat and Leisure range. There is a sewing/hobby room, wc/cloak, access to cellar, boiler room and a study/home office.
A magnificent main staircase leads to a galleried landing and access to the principal bedroom which has an en-suite shower room. There are an additional 8 bedrooms on this floor, a laundry/utility room, shower room and family bathroom. There is a smaller staircase to the rear which provides access to the ground floor and up to the second floor attic level. This comprises a sitting room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and storage space.