4 bed House - Detached Under Offer

The Birches, 4 Anagach Hill, Grantown On Spey, PH26 3NF



The Birches is a finely situated and elegant detached home standing in extremely attractive grounds with an enviable location at the Old Spey Bridge, just outside Grantown On Spey in the Cairngorms National Park. Offering modern amenity, this secluded property sits at the end of a select development and has light filled and versatile accommodation within a minutes walk of the River Spey and located in front of the ancient Anagach pine woods. Arranged over ground and first floors, accommodation extends to approximately 197 square metres and comprises of an entrance vestibule, large and welcoming hallway, fantastic open plan contemporary kitchen with centre island, breakfast bar, dining area and family area with a feature wood burning stove and patio doors leading to the beautiful gardens. There are twin glazed doors through to the bright and airy lounge, which can be be left open for the ultimate in open plan family living or closed with a cosy open fireplace and bay window. Further ground floor space includes a wc, bedroom / home working space, well proportioned utility room with garden access and a double integral garage. To the first floor there are a further three generous double bedrooms, a family bathroom and stylish shower room that can be arranged for exclusive use by the principal bedroom. The grounds offer wonderful amenity from the tarmac driveway with bespoke lighting to the front of the house leading to a parking area, carport and double garage, to the immaculately presented front and rear gardens which offer wonderful privacy in addition to woodland access and useful timber outbuildings, a decked area and patio which all combine to offer a truly unique offering which must be seen to be fully appreciated. Rarely available and in a prime location, the properties versatile and flawless layout will suit a variety of purchasers. Energy Performance Certificate Rating D, Council Tax Band G

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Situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, The Birches backs on to 1,000 acres of community owned woodland with extensive all ability paths. Old Spey Bridge is situated on the banks of the River Spey, one of Scotland's most famous salmon fishing rivers. Nearby Grantown On Spey has a wide variety of shops and amenities including Doctors, Primary and Grammar schools offering education to university entrance standard, banks and a leisure Centre. Local activities amongst others include extensive hill walking, mountaineering, mountain biking, ski-ing, water sports, golf and bird watching. Well located, Aviemore is 20 minutes drive and has a main line railway station providing links to the North and South; Elgin is 50 minutes and Inverness is 40 minutes and has an airport providing daily flights to London and beyond; Aberdeen is an 1 hour 30 minutes and Perth is 2 hours by car.


The present owners have lived in the property since new build and have embarked on a program of constant upgrade to present a home of sizable proportions in a superb location with current accommodation. There is an up to the minute kitchen / dining / family area, contemporary and stylish bathrooms and quality floor coverings throughout in addition to mature and manicured gardens which all combine to offer a walk in home of versatility and style ideal for today's modern family living.

Entrance Vestibule (1.24 x 2m)

From the driveway to the front there is a covered area to shelter from inclement weather. Upon entering the main door into the entrance vestibule, there is a matwell and shelving in addition to ample space for outerwear and shoe storage before entering the main hall.


This spacious area has a large double storage cupboard and stairs leading to the first floor accommodation in addition to a further under stair storage cupboard and doors to the wc, bedroom four/ home working space, the sitting room and the kitchen / dining / family area.

wc (1.2 x 1.9m)

A fresh and bright room with wc and inset wash hand basin with chrome monobloc tap and vanity unit. There is splash back tiling, a wall mirror and a high level opaque window to the rear.

Bedroom Four / Home Working Space (3.6 x 3.6m)

A spacious and bright ground floor double bedroom with a large bay window to the front of the property which is ideal for guests and also is currently utilised as a home working space.

Sitting Room (5.4 x 4m)

This nicely proportioned room also enjoys excellent natural light levels from the impressive bay window overlooking the front gardens. The focus of the room is a beautiful open fireplace which offers a warming ambience and which enjoys a polished stone surround and slate hearth with decorative mantle. There are twin glazed doors leading through to the kitchen / dining / family area which can be open or closed to suit the mood, open for the ultimate in open plan family living or closed for more intimate and cosy occasions.

Kitchen / Dining / Family Area (6.5 (max) x 7.7m)

The heart of the home is undoubtedly this magnificent open plan space which is flooded with natural light from the dual aspect doors and windows, offers a wonderful and versatile space to chat with family or to entertain with friends. The contemporary kitchen enjoys an excellent range of base, wall and drawer units with added extras such as wine storage racks, pop up electrical sockets and a marvellous hidden larder with shelved storage to provide the ultimate in amenity coupled with style. There is a central island with breakfast bar and a number of quality integrated appliances including siemens microwave and dishwasher in addition to the rangemaster toledo with ceramic hob and illuminated extractor and the inset oversized fridge freezer. The dining area offers ample space for the largest of dining sets and this flows into the family area where lounge seating can be arranged around the impressive Morso wood burning stove set on a large slate hearth with connections for a wall mounted tv and doors to the gardens completing the perfect arrangement.

Utility Room (1.75 x 3.25m)

The very useful and well proportioned utility room has worktop space in addition to an under sink cupboard, shelving and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a large picture window overlooking the garden in addition to a door offering access. There is a further door which leads into the integral garage.

Garage & Car Port (7 x 5.2m (max))

The garage is capacious and has twin up and over doors to the front in addition to a window and door to the rear. There is concrete flooring, power and light with ample space for two vehicles, sports and garden equipment as well as further room to the rear of the garage where there is workshop space. There is a bespoke motorbike turning circle which saves time and energy. The camry oil fired boiler is located here. There is a double carport attached to the garage which provides a perfect parking solution and allows for good protection from the elements.

First Floor Landing

With a velux window, the landing offers access to all first floor accommodation including the family bathroom, bedrooms two, three and the principal bedroom and shower room. The principal bedroom originally had a separating door on the landing which provided a separate principal suite including the shower room and triple wardrobe and dressing area with window. This could be easily reinstated with the inclusion of a door to offer extra privacy if required. On the main landing are a further two cupboards.

Bedroom Two (3.65 x 4.73m)

This bright and airy bedroom enjoys elevated views and offers spacious accommodation with twin double wardrobes offering excellent hanging and shelved storage as well as a fitted dressing table.

Bedroom Three (4.24 x 4.74m)

To the rear of the home, this is a further generously proportioned bedroom with integral twin storage wardrobes and dressing table as well as a large picture window looking out over the gardens and Anagach Woods.

Family Bathroom (3.5 x 2m)

There is a four piece suite including wc, pedestal wash hand basin with twin chrome taps, bath with shower attachment and half height tiling and a separate shower enclosure with wet wall. There is a velux window to the side which allows for good natural light into the space.

Principal Bedroom (4.15m x 4m)

A spacious and bright double room with a large picture window to the front offering elevated views. There is a double integral wardrobe with good hanging and shelved storage in addition to the further large wardrobe just outside on the landing.

Shower Room (2.22 x 2.22m)

This stylish and contemporary shower room enjoys a large glass shower enclosure, a wall mounted mirrored vanity storage unit and further vanity units with quality splashback tiling to the back wall including an inset sink with chrome mixer tap and wc with concealed cistern and twin push flush. A velux window to the rear provides good natural light.


A particular feature of the property is its outstanding location and large gardens which extend to approximately 1/3rd of an acre in this especially rare setting. There is a sweeping tarmac driveway with lights leading to the front of the property to provide a suitably impressive access to this magnificent home. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature tree and hedge planting. To one side is further parking and access to the rear gardens in addition to a useful carport and the double garage. The rear gardens are wonderfully presented with a variety of planting including colourful rhododendron, birch and shrubbery and offer an open outlook to the Anagach Woodland behind which provides height and variety. The garden is a haven for wildlife with regular visitors including red squirrel, roe deer and a wide variety of garden birds. There is a raised deck area which provides an excellent and private relaxation area and it extends across the lawns to a patio with built in pizza oven overlooking the gardens and woodland beyond to offer the perfect outside living space. There is a timber shed which offers secure storage and there are several wood stores as well as an outside tap and oil storage tank.


It is understood that there is mains water, drainage and electricity. There is oil fired central heating.

Home Report

To obtain a copy of the home report, please visit our website massoncairns.com where an online copy is available to download.

EPC Rating D


By mutual agreement.


Offers over £500,000 are invited

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Viewing is strictly by arrangement with and all offers to be submitted to:-Masson Cairns
Strathspey House
Grantown on Spey
PH26 3EQ
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