3 bed Detached Under Offer
UNDER OFFER - CLOSING DATE 26.03.2021 - 12 Noon - With a remote and romantic location on the Glenlivet Crown Estate extending to circa 1 acre, this traditional stone and slate cottage with additional outbuildings offers a dream location and views without compare. With a secluded location that is reached via a gated track, the destination is truly breathtaking and unique, set amidst rolling heather clad hills with panoramic story book views across the glen and over the Crombie burn. Refreish has accommodation which comprises of a bright sun room, a spacious hallway leading through to the kitchen with dining area, main bedroom (en-suite) and Shower Room The vaulted lounge with wood burning stove offers an airy and warm place to socialise and relax and on the first floor there are three attic bedrooms. The various outbuildings are in varying degrees of repair with the main garage in good condition and utilised as storage space as well as the additional disused stable block which also provides excellent storage. Outside the gardens offer a long driveway, parking area and are mainly laid to grass with excellent amenity. There is a further old stable block and a disused mill and stone building which offer excellent development potential subject to the necessary consents and all bounded by timber post and wire fencing. This especially rare opportunity will suit a variety of purchasers including those who may be seeking a rural retreat with letting potential or as a home with additional development opportunity offered by the stone outbuildings. Viewing is essential to appreciate this exceptional Highland location. Energy Performance Certificate Rating G, Council Tax Band C
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. Tomintoul also has its own distillery, "the Tomintoul", which made the Guinness Book of Records for producing "The Largest Bottle of Scotch Whisky in The World" - at 105.3 litres. There are also three more stills, "The Tamnavulin", "The Braeval" and "The Glenlivet" within a few miles. The international airports at Aberdeen and Inverness offer an excellent range of domestic and European flights.
From the front of the house there is access into the sun room which offers a lovely space to sit and enjoy the surroundings with glazing to three sides allowing in excellent levels of natural light. There is lino flooring, ceiling lighting, a coat rack and a further timber and glazed door leads into the hallway.
The hallway provides access to the kitchen and in turn the lounge, bathroom, bedroom one and the sun room. There is carpet flooring, a storage heater, a smoke alarm and linen cupboard.
The airy and light kitchen is equipped with a good range of base, wall, drawer and display units which are complemented with excellent work top space and splash back tiling. Windows to the front and rear of the house flood the room with natural light and there is room for a dining table with chairs. A particular feature of the room is a fireplace with decorative timber surround and impressive wood burning stove.
A delightful and bright space full of character and with excellent natural light levels from the windows to the front and side of the property. The full height vaulted ceiling is a lovely feature and there is an impressive stovax multi fuel stove which creates a beautiful ambience. A further door leads to the front gardens and allows for a flexible outside / in living space in the warmer months. There is carpet flooring, a storage heater, wall lighting and ceiling beams in addition to a low level shelved storage cupboard and a further cupboard which houses the hot water tank and uv water filter.
This is a spacious and light double bedroom with windows to the front and side of the property. There is carpet flooring, electric heater, ceiling lighting and a further door leads to the en-suite bathroom.
A fresh and well equipped en-suite with wc, pedestal wash hand basin with twin chrome taps and splash back tiling, mirrored vanity cabinet and compact bath with full height tiling and electric shower. There is a heated towel rail, vinyl flooring and an opaque window to the side.
The handy shower room enjoys a shower enclosure with electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin with twin chrome taps and a wc. There is vinyl flooring, heated towel rail, an opaque window to the rear of the house, ceiling lighting and a towel storage rack.
The landing is accessed via the kitchen and provides access to attic bedrooms two and three (with access to attic bedroom four from attic bedroom three). There is some galleried storage at either side of the stairs and the small landing area is carpeted with ceiling lighting and a velux window to the front.
A coombed twin bedroom with ceiling lighting, carpet flooring, electric heater and velux window to the front of the property overlooking the grounds and Crombie Burn to the hills beyond.
Another bedroom with velux window to the front, electric heater ,carpet flooring and ceiling lighting. A further door leads through to the last bedroom.
A cosy double or twin bedroom with a velux window to the front offering excellent natural light and there is carpet flooring, an electric heater and ceiling lighting.
With a truly magical location nestled in the glen, this is a fantastically unique vantage point with the sound of the babbling Crombie burn flowing by to create a private but open outside living space. The gardens are mainly laid to grass with a large parking area between the main house and garage. There is some mature tree planting and a gate to the track and driveway which provides access to the property in addition to some rustic stone steps which lead down to the burn with a timber crossing which provides access to the wider countryside. With an ever changing landscape, sitting outside or in, the glorious views from this property will always captivate the imagination and lead to rest and relaxation. The main garage (4.27m x 11m) is of stone construction with slate roof and offers excellent sports and garden storage with power and light with a large basement area which is currently utilised for wood storage.
The attached disused mill is dilapidated but offers excellent potential for conversion subject to the necessary consents. There is a detached old stone stable block with corrugated roof (6.34m x 4.14m) with original stalls that provides further storage and potential. In addition there is a further stone ruin. There are plenty of amazing walks and mountain bike rides to be had directly from the house and within easy reach are many activities and sporting amenities, not least, the Lecht Ski centre and the Glenlivet mountain bike trails. This simply stunning location must be seen to be fully appreciated as no description can do it justice.
There is a private water supply, and drainage to a septic tank in addition to mains electricity. There is an existing BT landline and can include broadband. Excellent 4G coverage with EE
Coming from Tomintoul direction just past Auchnarrow on the B9008 turn right towards Chapeltown of Glenlivet, if approaching from Glenlivet / Dufftown turn left at this junction. Continue on for approximately 900m and you will see a steel farmers gate on the left hand side with track beyond ( there is a small black postbox on the fence), take this gate and follow the track for about 400m and Refreish is beyond a further gate on the right hand side. Please leave all gates as you find them and ensure the gate at Refreish is firmly closed.
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EPC Rating G
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CLOSING DATE 26.03.2021 - 12 Noon
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