SOLD - Waterside Cottage is a charming 2 bedroom semi-detached cottage backing onto the banks of the River Livet with the beautiful pack horse bridge nearby. The property provides that rarely available mix of contemporary accommodation and characterful features with a pleasing result. The gorgeous surroundings add to the luxurious accommodation which is arranged over two floors and comprises a large entrance porch, vestibule with exposed stone features, twin aspect lounge with open fireplace, large dining kitchen with wood burner, utility room, quality family bathroom, two double bedrooms and simply idyllic rear garden with river views. With high quality slate flooring including zoned underfloor heating and the many attractions of the National Park on your doorstep this bespoke property has it all and is ideal as first, second or investment property. Energy Performance Certificate Rating G, Council Tax Band B
The area is remarkably beautiful and unspoilt. Primary schooling is at Glenlivet Primary and secondary education is at Speyside High in Aberlour. There is a free transport service to both. Aberlour (11 miles) provides a range of services including garage, hotel, butcher, general store, post office, 3 churches, hospital and health centre, community centre including a swimming pool, tennis court and bowling green. The area is ideal for access to the Cairngorm Mountain Range, Glenlivet Estate with its summer and winter sporting facilities, Mountain Bike Trails, the Malt Whisky Trail and fishing on the Rivers Spey and Avon. The area is famed for its range of outdoor pursuits. Fishing can be taken on the Spey and Avon, two of Scotlands finest rivers, and shooting and stalking is available on nearby estates. Ballindalloch has a golf course, hillwalking and skiing at the Lecht and Cairngorms and water sports on the Moray Firth. The international airports at Aberdeen and Inverness offer an excellent range of domestic and European flights.
Aviemore train station is easily accessible and has direct services to Edinburgh and London. This area of the Highlands and Glenlivet in particular, is internationally well known for excellence of its whisky largely due to the purity of the water and the climate which, although it can be crisp in winter, has a relatively low rainfall and high sunshine record.
From the roadside the property is bounded by a decorative wall and access is through a timber gate with path leading to the entrance porch. This large vestibule is accessed via a sturdy timber stable door with glass insert. Inside there is a dwarf wall finished with colonial style windows to the side and front. There is ceiling lighting, tiled flooring and space for coat and boot racks.
An entrance with the wow factor provided by the exposed stone work, roof and front door beam expertly combined with the stable door, fresh decor and white decorative stair balustrade. There is complementary slate flooring with a Warmup digital zoned control panel with under stair accent lighting, radiator, stairway to the first floor bedrooms and doors leading to the dining room and lounge. There is ceiling lighting and a radiator.
A particular feature of the lounge are the twin aspect windows to front and rear which have feature stone walls back to the sash windows accenting the traditional nature of the property. In addition there is a wonderful decorative black iron fire surround and grate with a slate hearth. The room enjoys luxury slate flooring with energy efficient electric underfloor heating and digital zoned control panel. There are two twin wall lamps and river views to the rear.
This bijou kitchen is intelligently designed to make the most of the space available with white shaker style base and drawer units, complementary solid timber worktops, slate tiled splash backs and inset Belfast ceramic sink with mixer tap situated to appreciate the window view to the rear garden and river Livet beyond. There is an integrated Lamona electric oven / grill and Zanussi ceramic hob and there is plumbing for a dishwasher, a three spot cluster ceiling light, wall light and Warmup digital underfloor heating controls.
The dining / family room is on open plan with the kitchen and has a timber beamed ceiling, an inglenook exposed stone fireplace with Ecoboiler wood burning stove with slate hearth and fitted shelves either side, slate tiled flooring with underfloor heating and digital zoned Warmup controller . A window to the front allows in lovely natural light, there is ample space for a dining table and chairs in addition to a lounge sofa, a door provides access to the utility room and there is ceiling lighting and a radiator.
The utility room provides additional useful space with counter worktop and storage unit and enjoys plumbing for a washing machine and space for a fridge freezer. Windows to the rear and side allow natural light to flow in and there are doors opening to the rear garden and the bathroom. There is slate tiled flooring with digital zoned Warmup controller and a three spot cluster ceiling light.
Luxury bathroom with full height ceramic wall and floor tiling. There is a three piece suite in white comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin with twin taps and bath with twin taps housing a Mira sport electric shower over. Double opaque window to rear allows in fantastic natural light and there is a white towel radiator, Primeline extractor and ceiling lighting.
A landing with character is a rare thing but this one fits the bill with its charming low level storage area all flooded with natural light through a Velux situated to the front. Doors open to the master bedroom and bedroom two and there is a further storage cupboard with sky light housing the electric meter and water tank. There is ceiling lighting and carpet flooring.
A comfortable double bedroom with dormer window to the front and Velux to the rear allowing in lovely natural light. There is carpet flooring, ceiling and wall lighting and a radiator.
A charming twin or double room with feature whitewash timber cladding to the walls and ceiling. Velux to the rear and dormer window to the front. There is carpet flooring, ceiling lighting and a radiator.
The front the property is bounded by a low wall with timber fencing to the sides. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with a path leading to the vestibule, the rear garden is bounded by timber fencing with access to the river bank and is terraced with patio seating areas. There is a timber garden shed measuring 1.5m a 2.0m providing storage for garden and sports equipment.
It is understood that the property has private water and drainage and mains electricity.
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EPC Band G
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