SOLD - A fine example of a successful and luxurious complete refurbishment and conversion of what was once the Free Church of Scotland building in a secluded but central location within the popular village of Carrbridge in the Cairngorms National Park. The property has been recently stripped back to the walls, insulated, extended and re-designed to the highest standard to produce a three bedroom home of character with a vaulted ceiling, galleried landing, superb amenity and a rare blend of traditional build with contemporary finishes. Accommodation is arranged over two floors with an emphasis on natural light and quality finishings such as Oak profile doors; comprising entrance vestibule, hallway, utility room, shower room, kitchen / dining / lounge on open plan, bathroom, galleried landing and three double bedrooms. Outside the property is reached via a gravel drive from the main street and there is a large stone chipped parking area with timber shed in addition to a sheltered patio area to the rear of the house and a further area to the side. There is an air source heat pump providing zoned and programmable underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the bespoke and unique nature of this wonderful home in the Highlands. Energy Performance Certificate Rating C, Council Tax Band D
Carrbridge is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands and has a vibrant and friendly community (including a primary school, village shop, post office and two hotels). The area is peaceful and tranquil and is surrounded by spectacular mountain and moorland scenery making it the ideal base for exploring the Highlands. Famed for its outstanding beauty the area offers an extensive range of outdoor pursuits including skiing at Scotland's leading ski resort - Aviemore, hillwalking, mountain biking, golfing, fishing and stalking. Other attractions include Landmark Forest Park, Strathspey Steam Railway and the Malt Whisky Trail. Carrbridge has a main-line railway station. The A9 is easily accessible with Inverness 25 miles north, which provides excellent shopping facilities, Cathedral, Theatre, Leisure Centre and Castle. Inverness Airport has regular daily flights to London, Manchester, Birmingham and other UK destinations.
The front door is approached via two flagstone steps and is accessed via a high performance door leading into the large and high ceilinged vestibule. Inside there is a spacious welcome with a feature original stone wall and double timber doors leading through to the hallway and further accommodation. There are three large integrated shelved storage cupboards, a window to the side and a loft hatch with timber fold down ladder leading to a floored attic storage area.
The hallway provides access to all ground floor accommodation including the utility room, shower room, bedroom one and the vaulted lounge / dining and kitchen. There is ceramic tiled flooring warmed by the underfloor heating, recessed down lighting and a mains wired smoke alarm.
A useful utility room with base and drawer units with contrasting worktops in addition to a ceiling mounted hanging clothes airer. There is a Daikin Altherma control unit and water cylinder for the air source heat pump. There is recessed down lighting, tiled flooring with underfloor heating and an extractor.
A fabulously bright and inviting living area which has the wow factor and is bathed in natural light from the myriad of doors, windows and roof velux's.
The kitchen area boasts a fantastic range of base, wall and drawer units with complementary worktops and splash back tiling. There is a window to the side, a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with drainer, integrated dishwasher, ceramic induction hob with illuminated extractor, oven with grill, microwave and separate Everhot range with hotplate. There is a breakfast bar with shelved storage in addition to a separate shelved display area.
The lounge and dining area enjoy a full height vaulted ceiling and are flooded with natural light by the combination of patio doors, large picture and velux windows. There is a focal wood burning stove in the lounge and delightful feature integrated display shelving in the decorative timber staircase. The dining area has ample room for a six seater dining table and chairs and has easy access to the rear patio area through the twin doors. All in all this open plan living area provides an ideal space in which to socialise and relax.
Located on the ground floor this is a well proportioned double bedroom with twin windows to the side of the house providing excellent levels of natural light.
This well presented shower room offers amenity for bedroom one and visiting guests. There is an oversized quadrant shower with glass doors and Mira combi flow shower, an illuminated vanity mirror, wash hand basin with integrated drawers and chrome mixer tap, back to wall WC, extractor fan, recessed down lighting, towel radiator, tiled flooring with controlled underfloor heating and an opaque window to the side.
With an area for a desk complete with phone connection this is a great place to relax with a view out of the velux windows or through the balustrade's over the vaulted lounge and dining area. There is carpet flooring, ceiling lighting, doors to the bathroom and two first floor bedrooms in addition to a shelved storage cupboard. There is a loft hatch and smoke alarm.
A bright double bedroom with twin velux windows, carpet flooring, radiator and ceiling lighting.
Another double bedroom with excellent levels of natural light provided through the twin velux windows. There is carpet flooring, ceiling lighting and a radiator.
The first floor bathroom enjoys good levels of natural light from the large velux window to the side. There is a P shaped bath with chrome taps and a Mira Atom shower with twin head rainforest shower and glass folding screen. There is a designer wash hand basin unit with integrated shelved cupboards either side, a WC, chrome towel radiator and beautiful Oak flooring.
The property is currently operated as a successful holiday letting business with a healthy income. Accounts can be made available to prospective purchasers who view the property but as there is a home report and mortgage valuation available which satisfies mortgage lending it is anticipated finance will be obtained this way. Some items of furniture and fittings are available for purchase by separate negotiation.
The home sits in a peaceful spot and is bounded by an area of pine woodland and other residential properties. It is located well back from the main street but close enough to walk to all of the villages' many amenities, shops, restaurants, pubs and events. There is a very large gravel chip driveway to one side of the property with plenty of room to accommodate a garage (subject to the necessary consents) and which currently provides parking for several vehicles and hosts a timber storage shed. To the rear of the property is a sheltered patio area and this leads to another gravelled area on the other side of the property.
It is understood that the property is served with mains water, drainage, and electricity. There is an air source heat pump which provides efficient heating and hot water.
To obtain a copy of the home report, please visit www.massoncairns.com where an online copy is available to download.
EPC Rating C
CLOSING DATE - 28 June 2019 at 12 noon
The property continues to be operated as an occupied holiday let so viewings will be at restricted times and by appointment only.
All offers to be submitted to:-Masson Cairns
Grantown on Spey
Tel: (01479) 874800
Fax: (01479) 874806
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