SOLD - A high quality one bedroom apartment and garage with the wow factor situated in this characterful building that has been extensively and sympathetically renovated and upgraded to offer luxury accommodation. The exceptional specifications are evident throughout the apartment and the lounge area is particularly stunning with a focus on high ceilings and oceans of natural light from the large bay windows overlooking the property lawns and to the hills beyond. The renovations have taken full advantage of the many original features such as ceiling coving, high skirting's, ceilings and cornices whilst seamlessly blending these with high specification glazing, gas fired central heating and high quality fittings. Further accommodation includes a bespoke kitchen, indulgent bathroom and large bedroom with excellent storage. Outside the communal grounds are well maintained and there is a drying area, lawn and the apartment enjoys the benefit of a large block built garage with an abundance of storage. Viewing is a must to get a thorough and genuine feel for this special property with excellent road and rail links to the North, Central Belt and South. Energy Performance Certificate Rating D, Council Tax Band C
A popular location being the Southern gateway to the Cairngorms National Park with supermarket, hotels, guest houses, primary school, excellent secondary school and medical facilities in Kingussie. Sporting facilities include an 18 hole golf course, excellent salmon and trout fishing on the River Spey and other waters, tennis courts, bowling green and children's recreation park. Newtonmore is surrounded by some of the finest grouse moors and deer forests in Scotland, the Insh Marshes are famous as a bird sanctuary and within easy reach are the Cairngorm Mountains for winter sporting facilities and hill walking. The amazing and beautiful Glen Banchor, accessed directly from the village is the gateway to the much under-rated Monadliath Mountains, with three munros within walking distance from the apartment. There is a sailing school at Loch Insh and the beaches of the Moray Firth are also close by. Other distances from Newtonmore: Kingussie 3 miles; Aviemore 15 miles; Grantown on Spey 31 miles; Inverness 45 miles; Elgin 63 miles.
The internal accommodation is designed to maximise both the outstanding views and penetration of natural light and is well laid out for contemporary family living. Features of the apartment include a well designed open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room, laminate flooring, ceiling cornices, 5 amp lamp circuit and contemporary panelled doors with architraves. The property is well located for local and sporting amenities and is set in an impressive and attractive building.
From the driveway, the main entrance door is served with a secure intercom system and the main hall is carpeted with stairs leading to the upper floors in addition to a lift.
The entrance door opens into the entrance vestibule which is open to the hall creating an open welcoming feel. The intercom phone and fire break point are located here and there is ceiling lighting and laminate flooring.
The light and airy hall is open to the lounge and provides plenty space to situate hall furniture and a coat stand. Doors open to the bedroom and shower room and there is oak laminate flooring, ceiling lighting, smoke detector and a radiator.
With a magnificently opulent and airy feel, this amazing room certainly has the wow factor. From its high ceilings and cornices to the grand bay window with views, it doesn't disappoint. The period fireplace and hearth provides an ornate focal point and the current owners have cleverly utilised it as a feature around their media centre to again contrast character against modernity. There is beautiful oak laminate flooring, contemporary ceiling lighting and three radiators.
The quality kitchen is laid out in a U shape which offers excellent amenity and provides easy access to the superb selection of base, wall and drawer units with complementary worktop and wall tiling. Integrated appliances include a Select 600 by Diplomat oven / grill, 5 burner gas hob with a stainless steel extractor hood above, washing machine, fridge and freezer. The kitchen is open to the lounge creating a sociable open plan feel and features under unit mood lighting, a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap, recessed ceiling lighting and high quality floor tiles.
An attractive, fresh, fully tiled shower room comprising of a WC, Kintyre pedestal wash hand basin with twin taps featuring a wall mirror and light above and a large shower enclosure housing a mains pressure shower. The shower room enjoys recessed ceiling lighting, an Addvent extractor and a radiator.
A charming and spacious double bedroom enjoying a window to the side and benefiting from built in wardrobes along one wall allowing for fabulous shelving and hanging storage. A door opens to the store and there is laminate flooring, ceiling lighting and two radiators.
Accessed via the bedroom, this sizeable store enjoys laminate flooring and ceiling lighting in addition to housing the Vokera Linea gas boiler and provides excellent shelving and hanging storage.
The large block built garage is situated at the left end of a block of three and has a concrete base, power, light and an up and over garage door. Inside there is ample room to store a vehicle and additional sports equipment, bikes etc securely. There is also additional storage space in the rafters. The sellers keep a VW UP car in the garage that provides great flexibility, permitting travel from the central belt or the North by train for example and also allows guests the option to head out separately if they have different plans for the day having travelled to Newtonmore in the same vehicle. The car could be included in the sale by separate negotiation
The building sits in beautifully kept garden grounds and an opening at either side allows vehicle entry and exit along the tarmac drive which runs past the front of the property. The spacious communal front garden is laid to lawn and is surrounded by a low level wall and there is a large tarmac parking area to the side. The tarmac drive allows access to the rear garden grounds where the garages are located. There is a spacious gravel communal drying area and bin area and a post and wire fence surrounds the rear.
It is understood that there is mains electricity and drainage with gas central heating. The gas is provided on a communal basis and metered individually for each apartment. There is a formal maintenance agreement in place which includes buildings insurance, property and grounds upkeep and external lighting etc which is currently £60 per calendar month. A residents committee decides what the fee will be set at annually. The benefit of this arrangement is that the property is continually maintained and therefore of a high standard making it ideal as a home, holiday home or investment property. There are no restrictions on holiday letting although potential purchasers must satisfy themselves regarding their mortgage lenders criteria if securing finance for this purpose.
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EPC Rating D
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Grantown on Spey
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