3 bed Detached For Sale
Offers over £240,000
A stunning, comfortable and characterful family home which is presented to a high standard throughout and located in a wonderful Highland setting amongst the rolling hills of Chapeltown Of Glenlivet. Incorporating double glazing and oil fired central heating, the Old Smiddy benefits from generous living accommodation and is ideal for modern family life. Converted in 1990, this is a home truly at one with its surroundings and on entering the beautifully landscaped grounds, you immediately appreciate the wonderful surroundings and realise that this is a special and one of a kind property which is not to be missed. Accommodation within this elegant stone and slate property is exceptionally presented and comprises of a quaint hall with a feature stone wall inset with display nooks, modern farmhouse kitchen, large and bright lounge with wood burning stove, utility room, smart shower room, bathroom and three bedrooms. Outside there is a small orchard, sweeping circular drive with parking, large timber garage, patio areas and gardens which extend to approximately 1/3rd pf an acre with some hill views. Privately situated and surrounded by the beauty of the Cairngorms National Park, this is a unique opportunity to acquire a home with that rare blend of character and modern amenity. Energy Performance Rating D Council Tax Banding D
The area is remarkably beautiful and unspoilt. Primary schooling is at Tomintoul Primary and secondary education is at Speyside High in Aberlour. There is a free transport service to both. Aberlour (20 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.
The sale of The Old Smiddy offers a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality, beautifully presented Highland home which enjoys a fantastic reputation as a holiday letting property or for use as a luxury family / second home residence. The property has been lovingly refurbished and the new custodians will benefit from the many modern amenities which have been seamlessly blended to enhance the original character. Accommodation is arranged over two floors and comprises GROUND FLOOR:- Entrance Hall, Kitchen, Lounge, Bedroom, Utility Area and Shower Room. First Floor - Landing, Two Bedrooms and Bathroom
From the front of the property, through the pretty timber trellis arbour and door into the beautiful L shaped hall. Elements of the original stone forge have been retained with display nooks to produce a vibrant and characterful ambience, setting the scene for the rest of the wonderful accommodation. There is a mixture of ceramic tile and timber flooring with doors leading to the kitchen, lounge, utility and bedroom three whilst a large window to the front provides good natural light levels. The switch back stairs are carpeted with impressive bespoke inset bookcases.
This fantastically bright and airy lounge overlooks the gardens and enjoys a dual aspect with two windows to the rear and two to the front with a further glazed door which opens out onto the beautiful garden and patio area which allows for enhanced enjoyment of the room in the spring and summer months. There is a beautiful focal fireplace with solid wood surround and slate hearth with inset wood burning stove. There is recessed ceiling lighting and carpet flooring.
The kitchen continues the stylish theme and offers excellent amenity with a good range of base wall and drawer units with complementary worktops and splash back tiling. There is an inset ceramic Belfast sink, integral double oven and grill, dishwasher, fridge and ceramic hob with illuminated chrome extractor. There is timber flooring, an integral cupboard and two windows flood the room with natural light.
A useful room with worktop space, wall cupboards and a window to the front of the house. There is space for a washing machine and tumble dryer in addition to a fridge freezer. There is tiled flooring, recessed down lighting and a further doorway leads through to the shower room.
The sophisticated shower room boasts a three piece suite in white including a wc, pedestal wash hand basin with twin chrome taps, splash back tiling with an illuminated mirror and a shower enclosure with wet wall.
A charming bedroom with a window to the rear of the property, carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.
The first floor landing offers access to bedrooms one and two in addition to the bathroom and stairs to the ground floor accommodation. There is a separate seating area, two integral storage cupboards and a further three shelved storage cupboards. There is a velux window providing natural light, carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.
This stylish bathroom is the ideal place to relax and soak your cares away. There is a large picture window to the rear with views of the rolling hills and farm land. The bath has twin chrome taps, wet wall surround and a glass shower screen to accommodate the over bath shower. Further to this, there is a wc, pedestal wash hand basin with illuminated mirror, vanity unit and two cupboards.
A pleasing and peaceful double bedroom with a feature gable end stone wall inset with a floor to ceiling window which offers both natural light and views over the front garden to the hills beyond. There is a further large velux window, recessed down lighting and carpet flooring.
Another double bedroom with carpet flooring and recessed down lighting in addition to a large velux window overlooking the fields beyond.
A particular feature of the property are the attractive gardens which extend to approximately 1/3rd of an acre and provide excellent amenity. The property enjoys a semi circular sweeping drive to the front which can be secured with gates to either side and which offer parking for several vehicles. To the front of this is a small orchard planted with grass and mature trees which create an element of screening for the property. There is a a further area of amenity land and closer to the house there is a fenced garden with lawn and gravelled seating area in addition to another paved patio which are complemented with mature tree and shrub planting to create a sheltered and welcoming oasis. There is a large timber storage shed.
This is a large timber garage with concrete base, windows to either side, access door to the side and electrically operated garage door. There are several power sockets and lighting. The garage provides ample room for vehicle storage and for use as a workshop / studio.
The stone built out house has a corrugated perspex roof and houses the oil boiler and storage tank. It is roughly triangular in shape and measures 3.5m along the front edge with ample space to securely store further equipment or for dry logs.
It is understood that there is mains electricity, private water supply and septic tank drainage. There is oil fired central heating with water fed radiators and mains wired smoke detectors.
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EPC Rating D
Offers Over £240,000 are invited
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Grantown on Spey
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