SOLD - An outstanding five bedroom family home situated in a special location within the Cairngorms National Park at Feshiebridge just outside Kincraig and close to Aviemore. Sited in an unspoiled and unique location, the property is accessed via a private winding track and nestles among fine Highland scenery including native forest, heather clad hills and the stunning River Feshie and bridge which are a short stroll around the corner. The extensive property extends to some 316 square metres and was built to a traditional design with modern standards by the present owner and her late husband in 1996 and would suit a variety of purchasers and is arranged over two floors with a main house and garage. To the ground floor there is an entrance porch, large hallway with patio doors to the rear gardens, bright lounge with bay, fireplace and doors to the gardens, formal dining room with fireplace, country kitchen with centre island and dining area, utility room , shower room, family room, boot room, store, five bedrooms (three en-suite) and an integral garage; In addition there is a timber car port and store. Outside the impressive gardens extend to approx 0.4 acres and offer luscious lawned areas which are complemented by tactically placed decking and patios which allow the owners to follow the sun. With a rare combination of character, amenity and location, Balcraggan House is a shining example of a desirable Highland country home and has to be viewed to be appreciated. Energy Performance Certificate Rating D, Council Tax Banding G.
Nestling between Caledonian pinewoods to the north and Loch Insh to the south, the village lies at the foot of Craig Mhigeachaidh - 'the whispering mountain' - in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Aside from the spectacular scenery, Feshiebridge is home to red squirrels, pine martens, rare crested tits, red deer and crossbills. Indeed the Highland Wildlife Park is one of many local attractions. Feshiebridge is part of a beautiful, peaceful forest that washes against the great bulk of the Cairngorm mountains. Feshiebridge is perhaps best known for its mountain biking and gliding but there's pony trekking, deer stalking, shooting etc, organised on the nearby Alvie Estate. The gliding airstrip is only a few minutes from the village and the south facing bowl is rated as one of the UK's top mountain glide sites. For a selection of restaurants and shops Kincraig, Kingussie and Aviemore are nearby and also offer good road and rail links to the North and South. Inverness airport, approx 40 miles, provides national and international air links.
A timber door opens into the welcoming entrance porch and a further timber door allows entry into the hallway. A window to the side allows natural light to shine in and there is space to store footwear and hang outdoor wear. There is tiled flooring, recessed ceiling lighting and a loft access hatch.
A wonderfully bright and spacious hallway enjoying glazed French doors allowing access out into the lovely rear gardens and patio area. Doors open to the lounge, kitchen / dining room, formal dining room, bedrooms four and five and the shower room and stairs provide access to the first floor accommodation. A large cupboard provides excellent storage and there is further storage located within a cupboard beneath the stairwell. There are two radiators, carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.
A beautiful and well proportioned lounge enjoying a large Bay window with comfortable window seating which offers a wonderful place to sit and look out at the fabulous views of the countryside. A stunning feature of the lounge is a large wood burning stove set in a marvellous marble surround with a slate hearth. A timber glazed ten panel door opens at the side allowing access into the rear garden, a window at the other side allows further lovely views and there is carpet flooring, wall lighting and two radiators.
Double doors with glazed panels open into this lovely capacious formal dining which enjoys a window to the side overlooking the beautiful countryside and centres around an open fire with slate hearth and decorative marble mantle and surround. There is a radiator, carpet flooring and wall lighting.
A charming bedroom enjoying a window to the front overlooking the lovely garden grounds and stunning countryside beyond. An integral cupboard provides good storage and there is carpet flooring, ceiling lighting and a radiator.
This delightful double bedroom benefits from a window to the front allowing views over the beautiful countryside. There is carpet flooring, ceiling lighting and a radiator.
A fresh shower room comprising of a WC, pedestal wash hand basin with twin taps and a sliding door shower enclosure housing a mains pressure shower with quality wet wall surrounding. A window to the front allows in natural light and there is Amtico flooring, ceiling lighting, a radiator and an extractor.
An excellent and large country kitchen providing a fabulous range of base, wall, drawer and larder units with complementary blue tiled worktop and fresh white wall tiling with a matching kitchen island with tiled counter top incorporating a white one-and-a-half ceramic sink with mixer tap and featuring an overhead timber pot and pan rack. The kitchen features a warming oil fired Aga and the dining area features a matching country dresser and provides plenty of space to house a 6-8 seater dining set. Integrated appliances include a under counter fridge and a hob with an extractor hood positioned above in addition to plumbing for a dishwasher. Windows to the rear and side allow views out into the well kept gardens and there is Amtico flooring and recessed ceiling lighting.
A well proportioned utility room providing wall and base units with complementary worktop with integral stainless steel sink. There is plumbing for a washing machine, venting for a tumble dryer and plenty of space for further household appliances. A door opens into the family room, a window allows views over the front garden and there is vinyl tiled flooring and ceiling lighting.
It is easy to relax in this spacious and comfortable family room which centres around a warming wood burning stove set on a contemporary tiled hearth and surround. Natural light comes from both a window to the rear and a Velux to the side. A door provides access to the boot room and the utility room and there is carpet flooring, a radiator and wall lighting.
Accessed via the garage and the family room and with a stable door opening into the garden, this is a conveniently located boot room where you can store all of your every day clothing and equipment. A large store measuring 2.0m x 1.88m provides excellent storage and further storage is available in a double door cupboard and both areas benefit from ceiling lighting. The Eurostar Trianco boiler and Danfoss heating and hot water controls are placed here and there is tiled flooring and ceiling lighting.
A pine stairwell with carpet flooring leads up to the bright and spacious first floor landing where doors allow access to bedrooms one, two and three. There are two very large cupboards, one houses the Santon Premier Plus water tank, allows loft access and provides shelved storage, the second is fully shelved providing excellent storage and they both benfit with ceiling lighting. Velux windows situated to the side and rear allow natural light to shine in and there is carpet flooring, ceiling lighting and a radiator.
Windows to the front and rear allow the light to flow through and create a light and inviting en-suite double bedroom. One entire wall is encased with fabulous integral cupboards providing fantastic storage and there is another cupboard providing further shelving and hanging storage. A door provides entry to the en-suite bathroom and there is carpet flooring and a radiator.
A modern fully tiled bathroom comprising of a WC, wall hung wash hand basin with mixer tap and a bath with mixer tap housing a mains pressure shower with glazed shower screen and quality wet wall surrounding. There is tile effect laminate flooring, recessed ceiling lighting, a chrome towel radiator, extractor and a shaver point.
Another fabulous large en-suite double bedroom enjoying a double window to the side with views over the stunning open countryside. A door opens into the en-suite bathroom, a further Velux window to the side allows natural light to flood in and there is carpet flooring and a radiator.
A generous and smart en-suite bathroom providing a WC, wash hand basin with twin taps and a bath with twin taps surrounded by easily maintained chic tiling behind. A Velux window to the side allows in natural light and there is a radiator, extractor, shaver point, ceiling lighting and vinyl flooring.
A lovely welcoming en-suite double bedroom enjoying windows to the front and side making the most of the outstanding country views and benefitting from a integrated double wardrobe providing great shelving and hanging storage. There is carpet flooring and a radiator.
A charming en-suite bathroom consisting of a WC, pedestal wash hand basin with twin taps and a bath with twin taps with fresh white tiling surrounding. A Velux to the front allows in good natural light and there is vinyl flooring, ceiling lighting, extractor, radiator and a shaver point.
Double doors open in at the front of this excellent garage which enjoys concrete flooring, ceiling lighting and power. A window to the side and Velux window to the other side provide good levels of natural light and a door provides access to the boot room.
In total the grounds extend to circa 0.4 acres and a metal gate opens in to a large gravel driveway which leads up to the property and provides parking and turning for several vehicles. There is a lovely decking area at the front of the property where you can sit with a drink and soak up the views over the marvellous open countryside. The beautiful walled rear garden is laid with lawn and features a raised decking area where you can enjoy al-fresco dining in addition to a feature pond. The surrounding high level wall has been lovingly planted with flowers , shrubs and bushes and is the perfect tranquil garden where you can look out to the surrounding woodlands and countryside beyond. To the front of the garage is a timber car port and large timber storage and there is an oil tank discreetly hidden behind.
We understand there is mains water and electricity and drainage is to a septic tank. There is oil fired central heating and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.
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EPC Rating D
CLOSING DATE - 28 June 2019 at 12 noon
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