3 bed House - Detached Under Offer
UNDER OFFER - CLOSING DATE - MONDAY 8 AUGUST 2022 AT 12 NOON - The Mill House is an imaginative, generously proportioned and beautifully appointed mill conversion with separate steading offering masses of storage and fantastic conversion potential, all situated in a sizeable plot extending to over 0.5 acres in this magnificent Highland setting . This unique and beautifully presented three bedroomed home has been sympathetically restored and is constructed to a high specification using quality materials and with the inclusion of a first floor living space ideally arranged to take advantage of the wonderous views. This fine family home offers versatile and highly adaptable accommodation, incorporates oil fired central heating, sealed unit double glazing, separate block steading and stands in delightful gardens. Outside the gardens offer outstanding views of the Highland scenery and are easily maintained with large lawns which are complemented with mature tree planting and parking for several vehicles. Offering a real get away from it all lifestyle, this is a rare and solid opportunity to acquire a property within this sought after location. There are delightful walks, woodland access and Bike Glenlivet is on the doorstep to provide an unparalleled outdoor lifestyle. Viewing is essential to appreciate the potential and extent of accommodation offered by this rarely available property ideally located to take advantage of the recreational facilities and amenities of the Cairngorms National Park with excellent road, rail and air links to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and the south. The Mill House enjoys a fine aspect and offers the purchaser an ideal opportunity to own a home of character and charm with delightful generous grounds and the added value of the steading / workshop. EPC rating Band D, Council Tax Band D
Located within the Cairngorms National Park and in the heart of Speyside, an area best known for its beautiful countryside, salmon fishing and malt whisky production. The Cairngorms National Park offers an abundance of sport and recreation activities with a number of way marked walks and cycle trails nearby, including the Speyside Way. Fishing, shooting and stalking available on local estates, including salmon fishing on the world famous River Spey. There are a number of golf courses in the area as well as the Lecht Ski and Activity Centre, which is open all year round for skiing and mountain biking. Speyside is the home of malt whisky and this area forms part of the whisky trail with many distilleries with visitors' centres close by. Primary schooling is available in Tomintoul and Aberlour with Speyside High School providing secondary education. Aberlour is home to the world famous Walkers Shortbread, provides a range of shops and amenities whilst Elgin and Inverness offer a larger selection of supermarkets, shops and recreational facilities.
Located within the Glenlivet Estate, the area offers an extensive range of outdoor pursuits. The Glenlivet Mountain Bike trails are a stones throw from the cottage in the forest immediately behind. With no opening and closing times, you can go whenever it suits! fly/reel permit fishing that is a walk away on the river Avon, skiing at the Lecht Ski Centre only 6 miles away, walking, hill climbing, stalking, shooting and road cycling on your doorstep and much more. Situated on the malt whisky trail you can go and visit some of the finest distilleries in the vicinity such as Glenlivet, Macallan and Tomintoul to mention a few. The observation area for the dark sky park is just outside of Tomintoul and has been designated as one of the best areas in the UK for observing the night sky as there is no light pollution. There are also a number of castles a short drive away, Ballindalloch, Balmoral or Braemar all good for a family visit.
Entrance into the house is through a upvc door with a glazed side panel and triangular feature transom which leads into the vestibule. There are stairs to the sitting room and bedrooms as well as doors leading to the kitchen, wc and storage cupboard.
With a wc, pedestal wash hand basin with twin chrome taps, wall mirror and electric shaver socket in addition to a shower enclosure with electric shower. There is an opaque window to the rear in addition to ceiling lighting and an extractor fan.
The well equipped kitchen enjoys a good range of base, wall and drawer units in oak with complementary splash back tiling and worktops. There is good natural light from twin windows to the rear and a sink with drainer and chrome mixer tap is placed to take advantage of the country views. There is plumbing for a washing machine, an integral cooker with hob and illuminated extractor, space for a fridge freezer and an oil fired boiler which operates the heating system of radiators. Stairs lead up to the separate dining area (2.80m x 2.57m) where there is ample space for a sizeable dining table and chairs. A further door from the dining area leads into the sitting room.
This wonderfully bright and airy space enjoys a vaulted and beamed ceiling and is flooded with natural light from a plethora of windows which offer amazing views across the grounds and surrounding countryside. The expansive area is elevated for the best views and allows for easy placement of lounge furniture and can easily handle a separate home working space and family area if required.
The well proportioned bathroom has a three piece suite comprising of a bath with twin taps and splash back tiling, wc and pedestal wash hand basin with twin chrome taps, wall mirror, shaver light and socket. There is an extractor fan and an opaque window to the side of the property.
The hall leads to all three bedrooms and bathroom. There is a handy drying/airing cupboard under the stairs with a radiator and extractor fan making it ideal for storing outerwear after a day out in the hills. There is also a separate storage cupboard.
The principal bedroom is placed to take full advantage of the spectacular hill and country views through floor to ceiling glazed patio doors with glazed side panels, a real dream to wake up to and wander into the gardens in the warmer months (or snow if you prefer!) There is also good storage with a double integral wardrobe providing hanging and shelved storage whilst a further window to the side adds additional natural light.
Another double room which is currently arranged with bunks and with a integral wardrobe offering good hanging and shelved storage.
A further double bedroom with good natural light from a large picture window to the side of the house.
A real benefit of this purchase is this impressive stone steading which extends to around 60 sqm under a timber and slated roof with several skylights. There are twin doors into the main steading and internally it is sectioned into two storage areas with one side including a stable and cobble stone flooring. To one end is a further separate enclosure which houses the large oil tank and shelters it from the elements. The steading offers a multitude of uses not least of which are as an extensive storage space or workshop but could easily be converted into bespoke accommodation subject to the necessary consents.
The wonderful grounds offer panoramic and far reaching views of the magnificent surrounding Highland scenery and extend to just over half of an acre with a variety of spaces including rolling lawns, rewilded grasses and space for parking several vehicles. There is some mature tree planting and a variety of outdoor living options, not least of which are within the shelter of the ruined structure which offers a unique option. The gardens are approached via a farm track and are bounded with post and wire fencing with access through a metal farm gate.
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The Mill House and Steading are located down a rough track with gates that we would respectfully ask to be shut if attending. Located on the beautiful and rugged Glenlivet estate, the property can be found by heading for the Glenlivet bike trails which are located off the B9136, 4.5miles from Tomintoul, on the Glenlivet Estate in the Cairngorms National Park. Once you have just passed or just before you get to the bike trails you will see a grass triangle turn off, you should take this and follow the road down past a stone cottage and bear left when you see an information sign board with map on it. Follow that track until the next turn off for Ellick Farm on your right. Take that track until you come to a farm gate on the left hand side which leads to the property. The purchase of the property is that of outright ownership (commonly known as freehold in England)
It is understood that there is private water and drainage with mains electricity. There is oil fired central heating.
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.
Furniture and white goods are available by separate negotiation.
CLOSING DATE - MONDAY 8 AUGUST 2022 AT 12 NOON
Viewing is strictly by arrangement with and all offers to be submitted to:-Masson Cairns
Grantown on Spey
Tel: (01479) 874800
Fax: (01479) 874806