6 bed Detached For Sale
Offers over £575,000
An immaculately presented and impressive six bedroom refurbished house of character with an additional separate two bedroom modern cottage in its grounds, all located in a prime site opposite the tennis courts in this sought after Highland town. Hill House is an exceptionally well presented and spacious period home situated in large garden grounds and has been lovingly refurbished and extended to provide luxurious and well laid out accommodation. The current owners have carried out a full programme of improvements to the property including a new heating system, double glazed sash windows and a double storey extension to the rear. The property benefits from an additional two bedroom detached cottage within the garden grounds. Constructed in 2004 and recently refurbished, the cottage provides a host of potential uses including multi generational living or for a letting income. With many original features Hill House and Cottage offers a superb opportunity to acquire a walk in and refined traditional home with the added value of a potential income, in a rarely available and private location within this rarely available location . Energy Performance Rating D. Council tax band G
The accommodation comprises:
GROUND FLOOR:- Entrance Vestibule, Hall, Lounge, Kitchen/Dining Room, Study, Sun Room, Family Room, Utility
Room and Wet Room.
FIRST FLOOR:- Landing, 6 Bedrooms, En-Suite Bathroom and Bathroom.
The main house offers a warm ambience of character and finesse whilst showcasing many original features including high ceilings, decorative pine staircase, restored plaster cornices, raised skirting's and dipped and restored pine doors. Hill House has enjoyed a bespoke refurbishment throughout including electrical and plumbing works, window replacement to include double glazed sash windows, designer bathrooms, high quality kitchen and feature fireplaces with wood burning stoves to create a fabulous and rarely found blend of luxurious modern amenity and characterful charm.
Situated within the Cairngorms National Park Grantown is the Capital of Strathspey and a leading tourist resort. It has a fine shopping centre, first class hotels and guest houses, Primary and Grammar schools offering education to university entrance standard, Community Hospital and Health Centre. Sporting facilities include 18 hole golf course, superb leisure centre with 4 court sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite and 20m pool, excellent Salmon and Trout fishing in the River Spey and other waters, 8 tennis courts, bowling green, children's recreation park and forest walks through Grant Park. There are many places of interest to visit in the area with Grantown being the gateway to the Malt Whisky Trail. The Grantown Heritage Centre is open through the summer and Highland Games are held at different venues throughout the Spey Valley.
Within easy reach are the Cairngorm Mountains for winter sports facilities and hill walking. The sandy beaches of the Moray Firth are also close by. Other distances from Grantown on Spey - Aviemore 15 miles; Elgin and Inverness 34 miles; Aberdeen 80 miles; Perth 95 miles.
Hill House is accessed through decorative wrought iron gates via a private gravel chip driveway and has ample parking space for several vehicles. The driveway leads to the attractive front entrance vestibule with double timber doors into the bright vestibule which is furnished with a red tiled floor and windows.
Entry into the impressive hallway is through a timber and glazed door. The decorative wooden staircase as well as the high ceiling's with intricate cornicing and raised skirting's are in keeping with the property's character. There is carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.
The comfortable and spacious lounge has a beautiful bay window to the front flooding the room with natural light. A particular feature of the lounge is the fireplace with inset wood burning stove which acts as a wonderful focal point of this beautiful room in addition to having rear air vents which provide warm air heating to the sun lounge. There is carpet flooring, dipped and restored pine doors, two radiators and a decorative recessed shelving unit.
The bespoke and impressive kitchen is spacious with quality fitted base and drawer units under complementary work surfaces and tiled surrounds with a range of appliances including a Bosch dishwasher, Falcon range cooker with an illuminated extractor over in addition to an impressive centre island providing useful worktop space and storage. There is also a sink and drainer with chrome mixer tap, spot ceiling lighting, a radiator, window to the rear and tile effect vinyl flooring. The kitchen area opens up nicely into the large dining room, providing an open plan area ideal for family living and entertaining guests.
The bright and generous dining room provides ample space for multiple person dining. A delightful feature of the room are the three large windows looking out to the front gardens. There is carpet flooring, a radiator and a wonderful high ceiling. Another impressive feature of the room is the multi-fuel stove which sits within a beautiful stone inglenook with a magnificent timber mantle.
This useful room is currently being used as a home office but could suit a number of other purposes. There is carpet flooring and a radiator as well as a door leading through to the attractive sun lounge.
With views to the beautifully maintained garden grounds the sun room stretches along the side of the property and has windows to the side and double doors on either end providing access to the front and rear garden grounds. The room also boasts a beautiful exposed feature stone wall and provides the perfect place in which to relax and unwind.
The rear hallway has doors to the wet room, family room and the utility room as well as a door leading to the rear gardens. There is also a useful under stairs storage cupboard providing ample hanging and shelved storage.
The cleverly designed and modern wet room includes a pedestal wash hand basin, wc, heated ladder towel radiator and a mains rain forest shower. The wet room also features an exposed original stone wall and tiled flooring. There is an opaque window to the side, recessed ceiling lighting and an extractor.
The utility room has additional useful space with counter worktop and storage units. The room is plumbed for a washing machine and tumble drier and there is plenty space for other white goods. There is also an oil fired boiler, windows to the side and rear and a clothes pulley.
The beautifully proportioned family room enjoys a great feeling of space by the use of wrap around glazing providing panoramic views of the garden grounds. There is also a door leading directly to the garden allowing for easy access to the outside living areas.
The decorative and ornate pine staircase provides elegant access to the first floor accommodation and splits into two with stairs leading to the front of the property and stairs leading to the rear. The landing area features exposed pine floorboards and there is also a hatch providing access to the loft area. The landing area to the rear has a storage cupboard housing the water tank.
To the front of the property the luxurious master bedroom boasts am impressive bay window with views over the front gardens and enjoys good storage by a double integrated wardrobe. There is access to the luxurious en-suite bathroom.
This most stunning jack and jill bathroom has been designed in such a way as to allow access from the hallway as well as the master bedroom. The perfectly presented bathroom is further enhanced by a freestanding bath with claw feet, half height timber panelling, a pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Further to this there is a heated towel rail, a sky light and recessed ceiling lighting.
Bedroom two is generous and inviting with a window to the rear flooding the room with natural light. There is a door leading through the to the wonderful and luxurious en-suite bathroom. There are also two double integral storage wardrobes with shelving and hanging space.
A pleasant and well proportioned double room with integral twin wardrobe with shelving and a window to the rear of the property overlooking the gardens.
The bedroom is a spacious double with a window to the rear. There is an integral wardrobe with shelving and hanging space.
Bedroom five is a spacious and inviting double room with double aspect windows to the side and front which flood the room with natural light and is further enhanced by the high ceiling.
The indulgent and elegant en-suite bathroom is furnished with a quality freestanding bath with claw feet, half height timber panelling, a pedestal wash hand basin and WC. The room is further complemented with a heated towel rail, an extractor, a Velux window and recessed ceiling lighting.
The bedroom is single in size and has a window to the front with good storage in the form of an integrated wardrobe.
Hillhouse garden grounds are accessed through double wrought iron gates which lead to a gravel laid parking and turning area to the front and the side of the house. The private rear gardens enjoy excellent privacy from neighbouring properties with vertical timber fencing surrounding the boundaries. They have been thoughtfully and creatively landscaped to include a gravel seating area ideal for outdoor entertaining to the side and a further large lawn to the rear features a raised decked area housing a hot tub and provides a special and large area for relaxing and enjoying this substantial outdoor space.
The cottage enjoys its own fenced garden with a combination of lawn, vegetable planting and mature shrubs in addition to a greenhouse and separate oil tank. The size of the garden area to the rear offers the incoming owners a variety of options to either incorporate or separate the cottage garden as appropriate to their own needs.
The extremely pretty front garden is a combination of lawn, flower beds, mature trees and a gravel area. There are also two timber summer houses and a timber shed to the rear providing garden storage, an outside tap, the oil tank and a gas bottle storage area.
Accommodation - Entrance Vestibule, WC, Lounge / Dining / Kitchen, Hallway, Two Bedrooms with En-Suite Shower Rooms
Hill House Cottage is positioned to the rear of Hill House and is accessed via a paved pathway or the driveway leading to an attractive high performance timber and glazed door and into the entrance vestibule. The bright vestibule provides ample space for coats and footwear and has tile effect vinyl flooring, ceiling lighting and a door leading to the WC.
The bright room benefits from a pedestal wash hand basin and a WC. There is also a radiator, opaque window to the front, a light with shaver point and extractor fan.
The large and bright lounge is on open plan with the kitchen and dining area with ample space which can easily be utilised for work or study with a fantastic double aspect and large windows to the front and side overlooking the gardens.
The kitchen area is very spacious with ample room for a dining table and six chairs. There is a good range of base, wall and drawer units with complementary work surfaces with and a tiled surround. The electric Teka hob and oven are integrated with an illuminated extractor fan over, in addition to this there is 1½ sink and drainer, windows to the side overlooking the garden grounds, recessed spot lighting a radiator and tile effect vinyl flooring.
The hallway provides access to the two bedrooms. There is also an integrated storage cupboard housing the water tank and a hatch providing access to the loft space. The floor is carpeted and there is also a radiator and ceiling lighting.
The comfortable master bedroom enjoys useful integrated storage and has carpet flooring, ceiling lighting, a window to the front and a radiator. There is a door to the en-suite shower room.
The en-suite is well proportioned and has a WC, pedestal sink and corner shower cubicle with a tile surround and mains shower unit. There is tile effect vinyl flooring, a radiator, ceiling lighting, extractor and a light with shaver point.
Bedroom two is another double room with an integral wardrobe, carpet flooring, a radiator, ceiling lighting and a window to the front. As well as access to the en-suite shower room.
The second en-suite shower room has a WC, pedestal sink and corner shower cubicle with a tile surround and mains shower unit. There is also tile effect vinyl flooring, a radiator, ceiling lighting, extractor, a light with shaver point and a Velux window.
An excellent addition to the property is the considerable workshop with double timber doors. There is a window to the side and a power and light supply. In addition to this there is ample worktop space with storage underneath as well as wall storage units.
It is understood there is mains water, electricity and drainage. There is oil fired central heating and a supplementary multi fuel burning stove and open fireplace.
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EPC Rating D
Offers Over £575,000 are invited for the whole
The minor timber treatment and painting mentioned in the home report will be completed by the seller as soon as practicable.
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Grantown on Spey
Tel: (01479) 874800
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