SOLD - An Cruach is a delightful country property situated in a peaceful position in mature grounds extending to over 1.8 acres. A significant and impressive home, it was built to the seller's specification in 1989 on the site of an original croft. Ruined remains of the original croft house and a re-roofed small byre are still present in the gardens. The house itself offers comfortable accommodation mainly on one floor, providing wonderfully flexible and easily managed well-proportioned living space. The house is approached by an imposing gated and stone walled driveway which sweeps up to the garage and entrance. The interior of the property is impressive, full of character and blends good design with vaulted ceilings and lots of light. The accommodation comprises of four large double bedrooms (master en-suite), a large kitchen with separate dining room, utility and a well appointed bathroom and two WC's. The large lounge looks out over grounds with a dual aspect to the south and west. There is a sauna, attic room, walk-in attic store and on the lower ground level there is a workshop and large double garage. The attractive garden and grounds are well maintained with areas of shrubs and mature specimen tress. There is a board walkway down to a burn and around a natural marshland area. There is a timber greenhouse and raised decked sun terrace which looks out over the gardens. Energy Performance Certificate Rating F, Council Tax Band G
At the foothills of the Cairngorms and Monadhliath Mountain ranges and within the Cairngorm National Park, Kingussie is an attractive and popular town in Strathspey with its first class hotels, guest houses, medical facilities and primary and secondary schools offering education to University entrance standard. 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, Pony Trekking, and the fantastic facilities at the Badenoch Leisure Centre with 3 sports halls, fitness suite and variety of aerobic classes. Kingussie 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. There is a sailing school at Loch Insh and the beaches of the Moray Firth are also close by. The holiday village of Aviemore, 12 miles away, offers swimming, squash, pubs and club and other attractions. Other distances from Kingussie:- Grantown on Spey 28 miles; Inverness 42 miles; Elgin 60 miles. The main London/Inverness rail line runs through Kingussie and the Inverness Airport is 50 miles distant with regular daily flights to London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
A stunning and very grand entrance hall with a beautiful vaulted ceiling which can be conveniently accessed from both the front and the rear of the property through glazed and timber doors. Both entrances enjoy full height glazed panels at either side of the doors allowing extraordinary levels of natural light to flood through. A beautiful aspect of the entrance hall is the impressive natural red sandstone wall which spans the width of the room and features a striking inglenook fireplace with free standing multi fuel stove set on a black slate hearth with a timber mantle. Natural cherry wood flooring flows throughout and there is a radiator and spotlight ceiling lighting.
A beautiful bright lounge enjoying full height glazing to the sides and front providing wonderful views over the fabulous gardens and a glazed door situated to the front provides access out onto a spacious sunny decked area. The lounge centres around an open fire with stone surround which is set on a black slate hearth and has a slate mantle. Double doors open to the dining room, beautiful cherry wood flooring flows throughout and there is a charming five point ceiling light as well as wall lighting and two radiators.
A bright and spacious dining room which is open to the kitchen / dining room creating a wonderful sociable space for the family to gather together to eat and glazed patio doors to the side provide direct access out into the garden. The dining room features a lovely stone wall and quality oak flooring flows throughout. Double doors open to the lounge and there is a charming five point ceiling light, wall lighting and a radiator.
A wonderfully spacious kitchen / dining room providing a good range of base, drawer and larder units with complementary worktop and tiling. The kitchen features a beautiful Aga and enjoys an integral Gaggenau hob, integral fridge, and freestanding Hotpoint dishwasher. Twin windows to the rear and a further window to the side flood the room with natural light and a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap is perfectly positioned enjoying views over the rear garden. This characterful room enjoys exposed natural timber ceiling beams, doors provide access to the entrance hall, utility room and the stairwell and there is tile effect laminate flooring, ceiling lighting and a Dimplex panel heater.
A generous utility room containing base and wall units with complementary worktop and tiling featuring an Armitage Shanks Belfast sink with mixer tap, an integrated Siemens oven / grill and freestanding Miele washing machine and freestanding Lec freezer. A glazed door provides access to the rear garden, timber doors open to the WC and the larder. There is tile effect laminate flooring, ceiling lighting and a radiator.
A handily located WC housing a Armitage Shanks wash hand basin with twin taps and a Shires WC. Slim low level cupboards provide storage for toiletries, a window to the rear allows natural light in and there is tile effect laminate flooring and ceiling lighting.
Accessed from the utility room this sizeable store provides fabulous shelved storage, enjoys wall lighting and benefits from a window to the side allowing in natural light.
From the grand entrance hall, a timber door opens into the hallway where doors lead to all four bedrooms, the family bathroom, WC and sauna room. A large cupboard provides great shelved storage and there are two radiators, ceiling lighting and carpet flooring.
An inviting en-suite double bedroom enjoying twin windows to the rear overlooking the beautiful garden grounds and benefits from a glazed and timber door providing direct access out into the wonderful private garden. A magnitude of hanging and shelved storage is provided within an extremely spacious integral wardrobe with three doors and there is a further large integral wardrobe which enjoys double louvre doors. A door opens to the en-suite bathroom and there is carpet flooring, a radiator, and ceiling and wall lighting.
A peaceful en-suite bathroom enjoying chic fully tiled wall tiling and comprising of a WC, a Balterley pedestal wash hand basin and a bath with twin taps. A window overlooks the rear garden and there is vinyl flooring, ceiling lighting, a radiator, electric chrome towel warmer and a high level Dimplex wall heater.
A lovely relaxing double bedroom enjoying a twin window to the front allowing views over the glorious garden grounds and benefitting from a large double door wardrobe providing fabulous hanging and shelved storage. There is carpet flooring, recessed ceiling lighting, wall lighting and a radiator.
A welcoming double bedroom with twin windows to the front overlooking the beautiful garden grounds. A spacious integral wardrobe with double doors allows wonderful shelving and hanging storage and there is carpet flooring, a radiator and ceiling and wall lighting.
A bright double bedroom with superb views over the lovely garden grounds through twin windows to the front. This room enjoys ceiling and wall lighting, carpet flooring and a radiator.
A spacious and bright family bathroom comprising of a Balterley WC, pedestal wash hand basin with twin taps and a bath with twin taps, all surrounded by fresh wall tiling. Twin windows allow fabulous levels of natural light and there is vinyl floor tiling, ceiling lighting, a radiator and a high level Dimplex heater.
A timber sliding door opens into this delightful sauna room which situates a lovely five person timber sauna and enjoys a fully tiled shower area which houses an electric Mira Event XS shower. A window to the rear allows in natural light and there is tiled flooring, ceiling lighting, a radiator and an electric towel warmer.
A fully tiled handily located room providing a Cottage pedestal wash hand basin with twin taps and a matching WC. A window to the rear allows in natural light and there is tiled flooring, recessed ceiling lighting and a radiator.
Accessed from the kitchen / dining room this stairwell area has hooks for hanging various items and enjoys tiled flooring and ceiling lighting. Concrete stairs lead down to the lower ground floor where the integral garage and workshop are located and a timber staircase leads up to the attic room and store.
A light and airy landing where doors open to the attic room and store. A Velux window to the side allows natural light to flow over the landing and there is carpet flooring, recessed ceiling lighting and wall lighting.
This bright room enjoys a window to the rear and a Velux window to each side creating a fabulous light and peaceful place to sit and relax and enjoy views over the garden. There is recessed ceiling lighting, wall lighting and carpet flooring.
The spacious attic store has timber flooring and provides fabulous storage. There is ceiling lighting.
A fabulous spacious garage enjoying concrete flooring, power and light. A glazed timber door allows entry at the front and an up and over door provides vehicle access at the side. The Worcester gas boiler and electrical switchgear is located here and a further timber door opens to the workshop.
This wonderful large workshop provides a range of work benches and storage cupboards and enjoys concrete flooring, power and light.
A particular feature of the property is the mature and well-maintained garden, which extends to over 1.8 acres. The gardens offer excellent variation, including areas of lawn, shrubs, herbaceous borders and some mature specimen trees. The sweeping gravel driveway enters the property across a cattle grid and through an impressive and gated walled entrance. Features around the garden include the ruined remains of the original croft house, a re-roofed small byre, a timber and glazed greenhouse and a walkway which crosses the natural marshland and leads to a burn and willow walk-way. The gardens will offer the incoming owners variety, interest and colour throughout the year.
It is understood there is mains electricity, mains water supply and septic tank drainage. There is gas fired central heating and the gas tank is located in the rear garden.
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EPC Rating F
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