4 bed House - Detached Under Offer
UNDER OFFER - An exquisite and architect designed home with cottage annexe abounding with style and elegance surrounded by some of the finest Highland scenery imaginable, set in approximately 1/3 acres between Aviemore and Insh and with flexible living options. This amazing and inviting home opens onto a wonderfully sheltered courtyard which flows out into the gardens and is bounded by a backdrop of native woodland. On the ground floor, there is an instantly inviting entrance vestibule with its own snug seating area including a warming wood burner, a breath taking conservatory / studio with a door to the outside living spaces in addition to a door though to Thyme Cottage, a stylish shower room, study / bedroom three and an impressive open plan kitchen / living dining space and a further door leads to the utility room. Switch back stairs lead to the two double bedrooms and further shower room located on the first floor. Flexibility of use can be found throughout the property which is ideal for home working requirements with bright rooms and wonderful outlooks a plenty but the home also benefits from the beautifully contrasting and attached Thyme Cottage offering the prospective purchaser the opportunity to provide stunning self-catering holiday accommodation or a multi generational space. The cottage enjoys a warm and open plan lounge with kitchen in addition to a shower room and double bedroom. There is a connecting door which is currently blocked from this side but could be easily reinstated. Outdoor living is exceedingly important and the exceptional gardens which extend to approximately 1/3 acres do not disappoint with a great variety wildlife visiting regularly. The space would lend itself perfectly to both a growing family and those looking for a second or investment property in this most desirable of locales , striking a balance between living, relaxation, income ready and outdoor space. Energy Performance Certificate Rating E, Council Tax Band F
Insh is set amidst breathtaking scenery on the south side of Strathspey close to the Insh Marshes RSPB nature reserve and the Monadhliath Mountains. Conveniently located for the Cairngorm ski resort and Aviemore which is about a 15 minute drive, the area is renowned for its outdoor facilities and there is an excellent sailing school at Loch Insh, 8 golf courses within the neighbouring vicinity, and shooting, stalking and fishing is available on the neighbouring estates.
Nearby Kingussie provides a full range of shops for everyday needs together with both primary and secondary schools, hotels and restaurants and an excellent medical facility.
The A9 trunk road is accessed at Kingussie for travel south to the central belt and northwards to Inverness where a full range of shops and facilities are available.
Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule / Snug, Conservatory / Studio, Bathroom, Single Bedroom, Open Plan Living Room /Dining Area / Kitchen and Utility Room.
First Floor: 2 Bedrooms and Shower Room.
Ground Floor: Hallway, Living Room / Kitchen, Shower Room and Bedroom.
A thoughtfully designed and graceful home which extends to circa 187 sqm over two floors, filled with light and special touches with a mixture of tiled, carpeted and timber floors.
A perfect welcome to such a special home, is this very pleasant and comforting area which has been designed as a calm area and a reflection of what is to come from the rest of the home. The space is cleverly set out with an A framed vaulted ceiling and plenty of room for outerwear and further display or book storage in addition to a focal wood burning stove providing a warm and peaceful environment.
The light filled hall looks out to the courtyard garden and flows through to the open plan living space passing the third bedroom / study and bathroom.
This is a cleverly laid out space, again with a focus on natural light provided by a large velux roof window. There is a bath, wc, pedestal wash hand basin and separate shower enclosure in addition to decorative half height tiling and shelved storage.
Currently utilised as a study area, this room can equally be utilised as a bedroom.
This sociable and open plan living space is flooded with natural light from the array of glazing with a focus to the gardens and wonderful surroundings which combine to provide both a private and warm environment perfect for family living and get togethers. The lounge has access to the courtyard garden and there is a warming wood burning stove whilst the dining area hosts enough space for a table and chairs of a size and design to suit. The kitchen has a range of base, wall and drawer units in addition to some clever design features including a breakfast bar with the most fantastic outlook. There is further space for a dining suite which could easily be replaced with a centre island and appliances included in the sale.
This handy room is located off the kitchen with a further door leading to the gardens, making it the ideal place to access the property with wet gear and provides excellent space for boot and shoe storage in addition to a washing machine, tumble dryer and shelved storage. The electric fuse board, water tank and oil fired boiler is also located here and a further door leads to the kitchen.
This stunning space provides a sanctuary of warmth and light with an abundance of glazing looking out to the gardens which flood the room with natural light and warmth. There are doors out to the courtyard and it is a fantastic spot to sit, relax and contemplate or simply watch as the varied wildlife visits the gardens.
The first floor landing enjoys a large velux window which provides excellent natural light and leads to the two double bedrooms and shower room.
This is a generous double bedroom with excellent integral storage provided by wardrobes with hanging and shelving.
Another well proportioned double with excellent integral storage.
This shower room serves the two upstairs bedrooms and comprises of pedestal wash hand basin, wc and built in shower enclosure. There is a velux window and display shelving.
This beautifully presented stone cottage extends to circa 36 sqm and has been utilised by the current owners as a splendid and well taken holiday let. There is an cleverly concealed interconnecting door which could be easily reinstated to connect back with Rowan Cottage to provide extended living. Equally, Thyme Cottage would be ideal for multi generational living requirements.
The open plan lounge and kitchen area provide a cosy and warm space with a fantastic feature stone wall and fireplace which houses a wood burning stove to create a magical ambience. The well equipped kitchen provides all you need to prepare beautiful meals.
The hall is accessed from the front of the cottage and offers access to all rooms.
A generous double bedroom with excellent natural light from the dual aspect windows to the front and rear of the property. There is a loft hatch and the door through to Rowan Cottage is located behind the plasterboard in this room.
A crisp and stylish room with built in shower enclosure, wc and wash hand basin. Further storage cupboards house a washing machine and vented tumble dryer as well as the water tank.
The large garden surrounding the property extends to circa 1/3rd of an acre and is laid mainly to level lawn with a variety of planting and interspersed with mature trees. There are numerous seating areas not least of which is the marvellous and sheltered courtyard which is also well planted and enjoys a paved terrace, ideal for entertaining. There is also a timber garage with corrugated roof to the rear of the house in addition to a shed, oil storage tank and wood stores. To the front there is a summer house, pergola and wood store with seating and the front lawns are bounded with mature hedging. The whole property sits in mature native woodland to provide a special location and atmosphere. The gardens are visited by a plethora of wildlife including red squirrel, pine martin and a variety of birds.
It is understood that there is mains water and electricity with drainage to a septic tank. There is oil fired central heating to Rowan Cottage with electric heating to Thyme Cottage.
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EPC Rating E
By mutual agreement.
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Grantown on Spey
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