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Sealock Cottage is an absolute gem of a holiday home approximately 1.5 miles from Inverness city centre. Set within the characterful fishertown of Clachnaharry, Sealock Cottage enjoys views out across the Caledonian Canal and Beauly Firth towards the Black Isle and Kessock Bridge. It’s a truly awesome spot. The terraced cottage gets its name from the Caledonian Canal which passes just a stone’s throw away. The sea lock that separates the canal from the Beauly Firth is a few hundred yards from, and within view of, the cottage.
The location is right up there with the best holiday homes, but what really separates Sea Lock Cottage from the rest is its renovation. It’s stunning in design, build and interior finish. The owners have done an exquisite job in creating a truly fabulous holiday home. Arriving into Clachnaharry you will quickly find Sea Lock Cottage with its fantastic modern extension out the back of the traditional fisherman’s cottage. You park at the rear of the property, which in a way acts as the front because this is how the property has been set up - to enjoy the views! Entering the property from the private driveway at the back, you will find three lovely bedrooms on the ground floor (two en-suite double rooms and a twin room), as well as a bathroom with a freestanding bath, and a utility room. The first floor has been transformed into an outstanding open plan space with essentially a wall of glass to make the most of the sea views. The interior design is clever and simply stunning. Attention to detail is second to none. This first floor living space has everything you’d want, including a great balcony to sit out on and watch the world - and yachts - go by. The canal is still a busy waterway and you’ll mainly see pleasure craft passing through on jaunts to or from the west coast of Scotland, which the Caledonian Canal masterfully links up with.
The canal rises from Clachnaharry and its sea lock on the Beauly Firth to mighty Loch Ness, and then charts a route through the Highlands to Fort William and the sea. It’s a masterpiece built by Thomas Telford in the early 19th century. Clachnaharry is an old fishing village from the late 18th century. It has history going further back, but what you can see is mainly late 18th and 19th-century buildings. The Far North Line railway also passes through Clachnaharry. The village has a wonderful inn which is only two minutes’ walk from Sea Lock Cottage. The village is now a part of Inverness, which you can walk into along the canal and footpaths.
The centre of the city is 1½ miles away, so you have the best of both worlds: a coastal village setting with sea views. A car is recommended for accessing the best of the area. Book Sealock Cottage now and be forever glad you did so!