House - Detached For Sale
Offers Over £140,000
An extremely rare chance to acquire a traditional stone and slate, one and a half storey Highland cottage with attached byre in this simply stunning location at the foot of the Ladder Hills in the Braes of Glenlivet within the Cairngorms National Park. This dream property has enjoyed a partial refurbishment with a new roof and double glazing fitted to offer a blank canvas for the incoming custodian. With breathtaking views and a truly secluded setting, this is the perfect opportunity to escape city life and find yourself a cosy cottage with so much potential in a magical get away from it all spot. The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside, wildlife, and protected species of flora and fauna. The property requires full internal fit out and offers the opportunity, subject to the necessary consents, to upgrade into a modern country home with potential to extend into either the attached byre or into the gardens. Outside, the gardens are mainly grassed and extend to a sizeable 1/3 rd of an acre. Given the beauty of the setting and its prime location just off the route of the NE250 and within the National Park with all of its sporting amenities and natural beauty, there is clear potential to develop a tourism business or simply to create your own private sanctuary in one of Scotland's most celebrated settings.
The area is remarkably beautiful and unspoilt. Primary schooling is at Tomintoul Primary and secondary education is at Speyside High in Aberlour. There is a free transport service to both. Aberlour (20 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.
Tomintoul is the Eastern Gateway to the Cairngorms National Park and has the reputation of being the highest village in the Highlands at 1165 ft (350m) centred round a picturesque square and situated near the Lecht Ski Resort Centre on the scenic route between Grantown on Spey and Royal Deeside. It is the largest village in the Glenlivet area supporting B&B's, a post office and general stores, art studios, craft, gift and malt whisky shops.
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 area is surrounded by the mountain ranges of the Cromdales, the Ladder Hills and the Cairngorms, facilitating spectacular views, walks and other outdoor pursuits, including wildlife appreciation, salmon and trout fishing on the nearby River Avon, mountain biking on many trails and nearby bike Glenlivet and hill walking a plenty.
The nearby Lecht Ski Centre 2090 provides winter sports and in the summer has quad biking and go-carts.
Grantown on Spey 14 miles, Inverness 47 miles,
Tomintoul is accessible from both Aberdeen International Airport (56.2 miles) and Inverness Airport (43.4 miles
The cottage offers an ideal opportunity to take on a project which is ready for completion to the preferred specification of the incoming purchaser and would make an ideal get away from it all home, second home or to develop as the ultimate holiday let destination. The property is approached via a shared track (owned by the Crown Estate with shared maintenance) and is perfect for off grid living with the reach of broadband available through satellite providers. The floor area of the cottage currently extends to circa 120 sqm and there are currently no stairs in place but it is anticipated that the property in its current format could accommodate three bedrooms, a kitchen dining, a public room, downstairs wc, upstairs bathroom or twin en-suites. The generator shed and byre come to an additional circa 53sqm of useful space which re ripe for conversion. If planning was granted, the byre and generator shed could be utilised as further accommodation let alone if extension into the garden area was permitted. If you're a fan of the great outdoors, then this is the place for you.
There is no mains water, but access to a private spring can be gained through the Crown Estate. Electricity can be accessed from a line on the boundary of the property and drainage would be to a septic tank. Purchasers should satisfy themselves on these requirements and potential costings.
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As the property is not habitable in its current format, there is no requirement for a home report. The property is likely a cash purchase although it may be worth consulting some specialist lenders.
By mutual agreement.
Offers over £140,000 are invited
Viewing is strictly by arrangement with and all offers to be submitted to:-Masson Cairns
Grantown on Spey
Tel: (01479) 874800
Fax: (01479) 874806