SOLD - Kirkstone Lodge is a simply stunning architecturally designed property perched above Strathspey at Inveruglas near Insh and Aviemore offering amazing views combined with contemporary design. Its rural location offers the ambiance of rural life and yet has neighbours close-by which adds to a small but thriving community. Step out the front door and walk or cycle straight into forest and the Cairngorm mountain range, it is absolutely stunning! The luxurious and stylish accommodation has been refurbished to the highest standards, is arranged over two floors and comprises of a large open plan lounge and dining area with amazing panoramic hill views, a high quality designer kitchen, generous entrance / boot room, inner hall, utility room, family bathroom, separate shower room, study area, three double bedrooms (master en-suite shower room). Outside there is a double gated entrance with sweeping gravel drive accommodating several vehicles, lawned garden and there is a sheltered outdoor decked relaxation area with space for garden furniture in addition to a hot tub and barrel sauna. Being sold as a successful letting business opportunity the property would also suit a variety of purchasers including those looking for a special second home within the Cairngorms National Park. Energy Performance Certificate Rating E
Insh is set amidst breathtaking scenery on the south side of Strathspey close to the Insh Marshes RSPB nature reserve and the Monadhliath Mountains. Conveniently located for the Cairngorm ski resort and Aviemore which is about a 15 minute drive, the area is renowned for its outdoor facilities and there is an excellent sailing school at Loch Insh, 8 golf courses within the neighbouring vicinity, and shooting, stalking and fishing is available on the neighbouring estates.
Nearby Kingussie provides a full range of shops for everyday needs together with both primary and secondary schools, hotels and restaurants and an excellent medical facility.
The A9 trunk road is accessed at Kingussie for travel south to the central belt and northwards to Inverness where a full range of shops and facilities are available.
This is a well-established and highly successful business which is perfectly suited to those looking to make the most of the magnificent outdoor lifestyle offered within the National Park, currently trading year-round and generating a strong level of turnover with excellent conversion rates. Individually the property trades under the VAT threshold making the business a seasonal operation which can make for a more measured lifestyle business opportunity. Equally the property could be utilised as a second home with lettings arranged around the new owners personal usage requirements. Subject to change of use the property could be utilised as a full time home or exclusive second home.
To the front of the property there is a covered bike storage area and access to the property is through the entrance / boot room which is bathed in natural light from three aspects, the entrance door, window to the side of the property and double doors that lead out to the decked area. This room lends itself perfectly to the outdoor lifestyle and there are a number of useful kit storage racks i.e. Ski, snow board, in addition to a doggy station with hot and cold water taps. There is underfloor heating, tiled flooring, recessed down lighting and a chrome radiator. A further door leads through into the main house.
The luxury kitchen is cleverly designed to maximise the use of space and light with twin large remotely operated Velux windows allowing for natural light and a large feature opening to the main lounge dining area in addition to dual steps on each side leading down and tieing the areas together as a fantastic area for cooking, dining and socialising. There is an excellent range of white gloss base wall, drawer and high level units with complementary worktops, low level splash backs, one and a half bowl sink with chrome mixer tap and an abundance of brushed chrome sockets. There is a full range of top quality Bosch appliances including a fridge freezer, dish washer and double oven with grill and illuminated extractor hood.
With spectacular panoramic mountain views and a wealth of open plan living space, the lounge and dining area do not disappoint. The focus of this pleasing room is the large triple window to the front which provides views that have to be seen to be believed in addition to providing high levels of natural light couple with the further windows to the side which overlook the decked area. The room offers superb and relaxing lounge space around an impressive and attractive inset Stovax wood burning stove on a slate hearth and is on open plan with the dining area which provides ample space for a table as grand as you desire to entertain guests. There is engineered Oak flooring, recessed down lighting to the lounge and further decorative ceiling lighting to the dining area.
The hallway is designed for ease of access to the further ground and first floor accommodation. There are doors to the inner hall which separates the second bedroom and bathroom into a self contained suite and there are further doors to the shower room, utility room, bedroom three and the garden. There is a feature spiral staircase to the first floor master bedroom suite and study area. There are velux windows, underfloor zoned heating controls, ceiling and wall lighting, carpet tiled flooring and a turret design feature.
This is a large double bedroom which is separated by its own inner hallway from the main hallway to provide a private suite with bathroom. The bedroom has triple velux windows to the front and there is a further window to the side. There is carpet flooring, ceiling lighting and double integral wardrobes.
This well proportioned bathroom offers a three piece suite in white comprising of a P shaped bath with glass screen, mains pressure drench shower and contrasting Seville orange wet wall. There is a WC and wash hand basin with integral vanity unit, mixer tap and mirror as well as tiled flooring, a window to the side, extractor and recessed down lighting.
A spacious and handy utility with velux window and a range base units with worktops and space for a tumble dryer and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a gas boiler, vinyl flooring, wall lighting, electrical mother board and programmable heating and hot water controls.
Currently utilised as a bunk room the space available can easily accommodate a king size bed. There is carpet flooring, wall lighting and twin velux windows. There are two large double integral wardrobes with hanging and shelving space with one wardrobe housing the Megaflo unvented water cylinder.
The separate shower room comprises WC and pedestal basin with integral vanity unit in white and chrome mixer tap and splash back. The quadrant shower enclosure enjoys a mains pressure shower and wet wall in lime.
Spiral stairs from the ground floor hall lead to the landing and there is a window to the side and access to the study area.
This is a large and spacious area which is currently utilised as double sleeping accommodation but would be equally utilised as a study area and would provide an exclusive first floor suite alongside the master bedroom and en-suite.
An impressive and excellently proportioned master bedroom with triple velux windows providing stunning views. There is carpet flooring, recessed lighting and a further leads to the en-suite shower room.
A striking and contemporary en-suite shower room that promises an indulgent experience with a oversized walk in shower enclosure including a rain forest shower head and brilliant red wet wall. The back to wall WC is incorporated in a room long vanity unity offering discreet storage and housing the bespoke wash hand basin with chrome bloc mixer tap. There is tiled flooring, a velux window and further window to the side, chrome towel radiator and recessed down lighting.
The property is situated in an elevated and special position just outside Insh and not far from Aviemore. A double gated entrance leads to a sweeping gravel drive with parking for several vehicles and the enclosed gardens are mainly laid to lawn with some interspersed mature planting and rockery. There is a large timber store which has a concrete base and is an ideal place to store sports / ski / cycle and garden equipment. The sheltered deck area also has a hot tub and barrel sauna to provide the ideal space in which to kick back and relax after a hard days play in the National Park.
It is understood that the property is served by mains water, drainage and electricity. There is Gas central heating.
EPC Band E
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