6 bed House - Detached For Sale
Offers Over £415,000
CLOSING DATE - WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST 2022 AT 12 NOON - A period country home, secluded amidst distinguished, private grounds on the edge of Balnagowan woods in the sought after village of Nethybridge within the Cairngorms National Park.. This impressive property balances period refinement with all the warmth and character of a traditional family home. The house is secluded within established grounds, extending to approximately 1.4 acres, and occupies a private location at the end of a lane which climbs gently from the village with woodland to one side to offer a fitting approach. A catalogue of features alludes to the rich heritage of the property, including intricate cornicing and open fireplaces, as well as the distinctive sash and case windows, high skirtings, hardwood finishings and grand staircase. The property is now looking for a new custodian who will undoubtedly restore and upgrade the current accommodations to provide a home which lends itself to both sociable family living and more opulent, formal entertaining, comprising a delightful balance of elegant reception rooms and informal living spaces. Outside Extending to approximately circa 1.4 acres, the grounds at Fasga Na Coille befit a property of its size and rival the house in their character. The gardens, which are in need of some manicuring and attention, encompass the house, and have previously been landscaped and tended to feature sweeping lawns, sheltered by banks of traditional shrubs and mature trees and rhododendron, with easy potential to restore to their former glory. A gravel driveway which sweeps into the front of the home provides ample room for car parking and turning with twin timber garages offering further amenity. This rarely available location and fantastic opportunity must be viewed to be fully appreciated. Energy Performance Rating F, Council Tax Band G
Nethy Bridge is a charming village situated in the Cairngorm National Park, 5 miles from Grantown on Spey and 8 miles from Aviemore and is ideally placed to take advantage of the many sporting and recreational facilities which the Cairngorms National Park has to offer. With the dramatic backdrop of the often snow-capped Cairngorms and hundreds of acres of Abernethy Forest (RSPB owned) where Ospreys nest, Nethybridge spans the lower reaches of the River Nethy, a mile before it reaches the River Spey one of Scotland's foremost salmon rivers. There is a 9 hole golf course at Nethy Bridge and excellent 18 hole golf courses in the surrounding villages. Salmon fishing is available at moderate cost on the River Spey. The village has a well respected Primary School with education to University entrance standard provided by the Grammar school at Grantown and there is a post office, grocery shop, butchers, farm shop, tea room and community hall. Within easy reach are the Cairngorm Mountains with their winter sports facilities and the beaches of the Moray Firth are also close by. Aviemore in on the main Inverness - London rail line and the A9 gives easy access to all parts of the U.K. The Strathspey Steam Railway at Broomhill Station (Glenbogle from the TV series, monarch of the glen) steams through the stunning Cairngorms National Park to Boat of Garten and Aviemore.
Accommodation is arranged over two floors, extends to circa 315sqm and briefly comprises
GROUND FLOOR: Entrance Vestibule with WC off, Snug, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Sun Room, Kitchen, Library, Boiler Room, Shower Room, Scullery, wc, Utility Room and Larder.
FIRST FLOOR: Four Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Separate wc, and Two Single Bedroom's / Home Working / Craft Spaces
OUTSIDE: Two detached single car garages of timber construction. Block built gable store, timber shed and log stores.
To the front, an impressive timber door leads into the entrance vestibule with good natural light from twin windows overlooking the drive and a further door provides access to the wc with another through to the impressive entrance hall with a splendid period and ornate timber staircase. An opening in the hallway flows through to the snug which has a bay window and open fireplace making it an ideal and atmospheric informal lounge area. From the snug a further door leads through to the impressively proportioned sitting room which is flooded with natural light from windows to the front, back and side and enjoys an open fireplace making it an ideal relaxation space. Further patio doors lead out to a covered porch and the woodland gardens.
The entrance hall also leads to the dining room and rear hall. The elegant formal dining room is generously proportioned and can comfortably accommodate the largest of dining suites and is decorated with discerning features including ceiling coving, a recessed display and storage alcove and triple windows offering beautiful garden and woodland views. A further door links to the sun room which is swathed in natural light and enjoys open views of the gardens with a door providing access as well.
The kitchen enjoys a range of oak base, wall and drawer units with complementary work surfaces, tiled splash backs and integrated cooker, hob, extractor and larder cupboard in addition to a sink which looks out to the gardens through twin windows at the rear. Across from the kitchen is a useful utility with a range of storage cupboards and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a separate larder with shelving which provides further culinary storage. Through to the rear hall is a scullery, wc, shower room, boiler room and library with triple windows which allow the room to be blanketed in sunlight. A separate door leads out to the drive and a further maids staircase allows access to the first floor accommodation with the original call bells displayed in the hall. This area of the house offers potential for separate contained multigenerational living, guest accommodation or for additional letting income if desired with its own entrance and delineated accommodation.
On the first floor, the staircase rises to an elegant landing, featuring elevated views over the garden via the tall window behind the stairwell and which extend over the valley. The four main bedrooms are all of a generous nature. most with there own decorative fireplaces and mantels and well served by picture windows flooding them with natural light and garden or woodland views. The bathroom is well appointed and also enjoys a fireplace. The hallway extends and leads to a further bathroom and separate wc with another door leading through to two rear single bedrooms which are also served by the maids stairs and could easily form part of annexed accommodation as previously mentioned or equally be utilised as home working spaces or hobby / craft / games rooms.
Outside, a track leads up to the gravel driveway which allows for parking of several vehicles and there are two timber garages. The grounds wrap around the house and extend to circa 1.4 acres and bound onto the beautiful Balnagowan woods with easy access to the woodland walks and well respected Nethy 9 hole golf course. The gardens are beset with a mixture of lawns, mature shrub and tree planting and include a patio and areas to sit a plenty in which to enjoy the peaceful and impressive surroundings. In need of some attention, these marvellous grounds could easily to brought back to provide a glorious and befitting setting for this splendid home. Further to the garages are a block built gable store, sheds and wood stores.
It is understood that there is mains water, drainage and 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 F
By mutual agreement.
Offers over £415,000 are invited
CLOSING DATE - WEDNESDAY 10 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