7 bed Detached Under Offer

Keepers Cottage, 3, Dalmore Road, Carrbridge, PH23 3BG



UNDER OFFER - A delightful detached steading conversion with studio, large gardens and including ownership of a section of the River Dulnain and bank a short walk away. This outstanding opportunity enjoys a secluded but easily accessible location with the popular Highland village of Carrbridge and sits in grounds extending to over 0.5 acres. The current accommodation is well presented and offers the incoming owners flexible accommodation over two floors which could be easily rearranged to suit subject to the necessary consents. The original house and steading is of attractive stone and slate construction and was construction with a newer annexe in total extending to circa 356 square metres. There are 3 reception rooms, a dining room, kitchen with breakfast area and 7 bedrooms to the main house with an annexe including lounge, kitchen, shower and mezzanine bedroom. Outside the beautiful grounds consist of easily maintained lawns with some mature planting and the peaceful and private setting is splendid with some outstanding views and a short walk from the River Dulnain of which a section is included in the sale. There are several useful outbuildings and a large area of tarmacadam driveway and parking provides parking for several vehicles. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a property of superb character with excellent flexibility in this wonderful setting. Energy Performance Rating E, Council Tax Band F

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Carrbridge is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands and has a vibrant and friendly community (including a primary school, village shop, post office and two hotels). The area is peaceful and tranquil and is surrounded by spectacular mountain and moorland scenery making it the ideal base for exploring the Highlands. Famed for its outstanding beauty the area offers an extensive range of outdoor pursuits including skiing at Scotland's leading ski resorts - Aviemore, hillwalking, mountain biking, golfing, fishing and stalking. Other attractions include Landmark Forest Park, Strathspey Steam Railway and the Malt Whisky Trail. Carrbridge has a main-line railway station. The A9 is easily accessible with Inverness 25 miles north, which provides excellent shopping facilities, Cathedral, Theatre, Leisure Centre and Castle. Inverness Airport has regular daily flights to London, Manchester, Birmingham and other UK destinations.


GROUND FLOOR: entrance vestibule, entrance hallway, lounge, dining room, w.c, family room, kitchen & breakfast room, rear hallway, utility room, boiler room, 2 bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower room).
FIRST FLOOR: bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms, shower room, study and 2 bathrooms.
GROUND FLOOR: kitchen area, WC, separate shower area and lounge.
FIRST FLOOR: mezzanine bedroom

Potential Configuration Options

This marvellous and generously proportioned home offers extensive accommodation which could be easily re-purposed in a number of ways to provide several options for the incoming owners. The property could be architecturally reconfigured subject to the necessary consents to accommodate modern family living or could be arranged in a way as to provide private letting accommodation with excellent income potential within the Cairngorms National Park whilst retaining a private residence or could equally be configured and annexed to suit multi generational living.

Entrance vestibule (1.34m x 0.85m)

From the front of the property, entry is through a set of impressive double red timber doors with transom into the vestibule with a further timber and glazed door into the entrance hallway.


The hallway leads to the lounge, downstairs wc and kitchen / breakfast room in addition to stairs which lead to two bedrooms, home office and shower room.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room (7.12m x 4.21m)

The large kitchen is well equipped and enjoys a good range of oak base, wall and drawer units in addition to excellent worktop space and a separate breakfast / informal dining area with fantastic light from the dual aspect windows to the side and rear of the room. There are further doors which lead to the utility and dining room.

WC (2.55m x 2.40m)

This spacious room enjoys a wc, wash hand basin with mono bloc mixer tap and vanity unit. There are a number of further units offering excellent storage in addition to worktop space and plumbing for a washing machine.

Utility Room (3.83m x 1.95m)

A very useful utility room located off the kitchen with ample space to locate white goods and utilise as a larder store. There is a triple window overlooking the side garden and a door which also leads outside and to the annexe.

Lounge (.79m x 4.49m)

Located at the front of the property with outstanding open views across the garden and towards the river and hills beyond, this room has windows to the front and side providing excellent levels of natural light and the room is focused around the attractive open fireplace with a cast iron surround, timber mantle and marble hearth. There are twin original recessed press display shelving which add a lovely touch to this relaxing space.

Front Landing

From the entrance hallway, access is via some decorative pine switch back stairs. There is carpet flooring, a skylight to the front of the house, ceiling lighting and doors lead to bedrooms one and two, the shower room and home office.

Bedroom One (4.12m x 3.86m)

A delightful double bedroom with beautiful views across the front gardens to the river and hills beyond. There is carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.

Bedroom Two (4.78m x 2.89m)

A further double bedroom with an integral storage wardrobe and with a window overlooking the gardens and with fantastic open views. There is carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.

Dining Room (5.19m x 4.48m)

The impressive and very spacious dining room was originally a stable block but now enjoys superb levels of natural light from the four large picture windows which flood the room. There is space to have as large a dining table as you require and it is a fantastic room in which to either relax with family or entertain friends. There is a sizeable storage cupboard which is ideal for crockery.

Family Room (4.50m x 4.49m)

Windows to both sides of the room create a bright and airy family space which could be used for a variety of purposes. Doors open to the rear hallway, separate stairs leading to bedroom three and to the dining room. There is a large open fireplace with timber mantle and tiled surround in addition to carpet flooring, ceiling coving and lighting.

Boiler Room (.69m x 1.95m)

The boiler room houses the oil boiler and large unvented water cylinder serving the central heating radiators and hot water system. There is concrete flooring, windows to side and rear in addition to a fire door which leads outside.

Rear Hallway

There is an external timber and glazed door which leads into the rear hallway. The hallway provides access to the family room, bedrooms six and seven, the boiler room and the stairs leading to bedrooms four, five and bathroom. There is carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.

Bedroom Six Ground Floor (4.81m x 2.74m)

A spacious double bedroom with a window to the side, an integral storage wardrobe, carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.

Bedroom Seven Ground Floor (4.86m x 3.15m)

A large L shaped bedroom with a pedestal wash hand basin with twin taps, window and integral storage wardrobe. There is an en-suite shower room.

En-suite Shower Room (2.36m x 1.03m)

With a wc and shower enclosure. There is vinyl flooring, ceiling lighting and an extractor fan in addition to a sliding door to the bedroom.

Home Office (4.33m x 2.59m)

Originally a bedroom with dressing area this is now a very useful home working space with a good degree of privacy and natural light from a large velux window. There is carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.

Shower Room (2.96m x 1.84m)

A pleasant shower room comprising of a back to wall wc with push flush, wash hand basin with mixer tap and integral vanity unit with storage in addition to a shower enclosure with power shower and wet wall There is an opaque window to the front of the house, vinyl flooring and ceiling lighting.

Bedroom Three (4.33m x 2.34m)

Accessed from the family room up its own private staircase with landing this is a cosy double bedroom with a window to the side of the house and with an integral storage wardrobe. There is a pedestal wash hand basin with twin taps, splash back tiling and wall mirror in addition to wall and ceiling lighting and carpet flooring.

Bathroom (4.33m x 1.90m)

A bright bathroom with a picture window, bath with shower attachment, wc and wash hand basin with twin taps. There is vinyl flooring, ceiling lighting and a linen cupboard. Doors lead to the rear landing and bathroom two which can be locked to offer privacy and to self contain bedroom three and bathroom two.

Bathroom Two (3.99m x 2.09m)

Across the landing from bedroom three this is an airy bathroom with a large velux window offering excellent natural light levels and with some linen storage cupboards. There is carpet flooring, ceiling lighting, a bath with shower attachment, wc and pedestal wash hand basin with twin taps, splash back tiling and wall mirror. A further door leads to another bathroom which serves bedroom four.

Rear Landing

A large velux window provides excellent natural light and there are doors to bedrooms four and five in addition to the bathroom. There is carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.

Bedroom Four (4.33m x 2.53m)

A sizeable twin bedroom with a velux window and further window to the side proving good natural light levels in addition to the ceiling lighting. There is carpet flooring and an integral storage wardrobe.

Bedroom Five (4.11m x 3.89m)

A pleasing double bedroom with velux windows to two sides and an integral storage wardrobe in addition to an en-suite bathroom. There is carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.

En-Suite Bathroom (2.42m x 1.51m)

There is a bath with shower attachment, wc and pedestal wash hand basin with twin taps. There are two display shelves, a wall mirror and shaver light with socket as well as carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.


Accessed separately the annexe was built circa 1985 and comprises of open plan living including a lounge with feature stone wall and dual aspect windows which fill the room with natural light, a small but well equipped kitchen with sink, worktops and a window, separate wc with wash hand basin, shower enclosure and mezzanine bedroom with stair access from the lounge including dual aspect window and velux. Subject to some attention this would make a fantastic space for multi generational living or as air bnb type accommodation.


The property enjoys a wonderful and secluded location within the village and with gardens extending to just over half an acre which are mainly laid to lawn with some mature tree and shrub planting to provide superb outdoor amenity and quite stunning views over the countryside to the river and mountains beyond. There is a large tarmacadam parking area suitable for several vehicles and there is a large patio area to the side of the house which is sheltered and sunny. The property is being sold with an extremely rare benefit of a section of the River Dulnain and riverbank which is shown in the plan as 'River Walk'.


There is a large outbuilding of timber and corrugated construction which has been subdivided into five smaller outbuildings which offer excellent and considerable amenity and storage (shown on plan). Further to this there is a large timber shed measuring approximately 3m x 2.5m.


It is understood that there is mains water, drainage and electricity. There is oil fired central heating to the main house with radiators and electric heating ti the annexe.

Home Report

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EPC Rating F



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