3 bed House - Semi-Detached Under Offer
UNDER OFFER £210,000
UNDER OFFER - A former distillery house which is architect designed to offer a home of character which has been refurbished to a high standard and located beside the beautiful Tormore distillery where single malt whisky of distinction is produced amidst the iconic Highland scenery. The immaculately presented and well appointed three bedroom accommodation is arranged over two floors and combines classic design with modern amenity with superb views over the surrounding hills and countryside. The house enjoys oil fired central heating, double glazing, a multi-fuel stove in the sitting room, a recently fitted and stylish kitchen, smart bathroom and separate WC, laundry room, detached garage, a large and useful boiler room with storage which is lockable and perfect for bike and sports equipment storage plus excellent garden space to the front and rear. The house would suit a variety of purchasers looking for a property in the heart of Speyside and the Whisky Trail, only 10 miles from the popular Cairngorms National Park town of Grantown On Spey and the pretty town famed for its shortbread, Aberlour. Viewing is essential. Energy Performance Certificate Rating D, Council Tax Banding C
The house is architect designed by Sir Albert Richardson and was originally constructed to house distillery workers of the impressive Tormore distillery next door which is one of the prettiest distillerys in Speyside. The buildings were granted listed building status category B in 1985 and further information pertaining to this can be found on the historic environment Scotland website. Situated within the Cairngorms National Park, nearby Grantown is the Capital of Strathspey and a leading tourist resort. It has a fine shopping centre, first class hotels and guest houses, Primary and Grammar schools offering education to university entrance standard, Cottage Hospital and Health Centre. Sporting facilities include 18 hole golf course, superb leisure centre with 4 court sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite and 20m pool, excellent Salmon and Trout fishing in the River Spey and other waters, 8 tennis courts, bowling green, children's recreation park and forest walks through Grant Park.
There are many places of interest to visit in the area with Grantown being the gateway to the Malt Whisky Trail. The Grantown Heritage Centre is open through the summer and Highland Games are held at different venues throughout the Spey Valley. Within easy reach are the Cairngorm Mountains for winter sports facilities and hill walking. The sandy beaches of the Moray Firth are also close by. Other distances from Grantown on Spey - Aviemore 15 miles; Elgin and Inverness 34 miles; Aberdeen 80 miles; Perth 95 miles
The cottage was extensively refurbished along with others in the Crescent in 2005 and since that time the owners have done further work including, re-roofing of the garage, professional exterior painting of the cottage and garage, a new kitchen, installation of cavity wall insulation and increasing the loft insulation.
Number four Richardson Road is accessed via steps leading up to the front door through to the entrance vestibule. This useful area provides ideal space for shoe and coat storage and there is good natural light through windows to either side. There is oak flooring and a timber and glazed door leading to the hallway.
The bright hallway has doors leading to all the ground floor accommodation and has stairs to the first floor. The hall has oak flooring, ceiling lighting and a radiator. There is also a cupboard housing the electric meters.
The full length sitting room enjoys excellent levels of natural light from the dual aspect windows to the front and rear of the house offering inviting and spectacular views. The focal point of the sitting room is the delightful inset stove with stone hearth with mantle. There is also oak flooring and ceiling lighting.
The property enjoys a well proportioned kitchen and dining area which provides excellent space for family dining or entertaining. There are newly fitted and quality base, wall and drawer units in dove grey with complementary granite work surfaces and a delightful built in ceramic Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap. In addition there are a range of integrated appliances including a Bosch dishwasher, fridge and an oven and ceramic hob with an illuminated extractor. The dining area allows for the siting of a large table and chairs making it a perfect space for family or friends to relax and socialise. There is also recessed ceiling lighting, attractive oak flooring and windows to the front and rear which flood the room with natural light.
The laundry room provides additional useful space and is plumbed for a washing machine and there is space for a tumble drier. There is a window to the rear and ceiling lighting.
The rear hallway features a circular window which perfectly frames the far reaching hill views and a further door leads out to the sheltered patio area and back garden. There is a large storage cupboard, access to the WC , tile effect flooring and ceiling lighting.
The WC has quality Roca sanitary ware in white including a WC and wash hand basin. There is a high level window to the side, tile effect flooring and ceiling lighting.
The landing provides access to the three first floor bedrooms and bathroom. There is a lovely window to the rear offering excellent natural light and hill views. There is a loft access hatch, carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.
The impressive master bedroom enjoys superb views to the front of the property through the two large windows and there is a large integral storage space. There is carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.
Another double bedroom to the front of the property with open views and excellent natural light in addition to carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.
The third bedroom is also a double and is located with views to the rear of the house. There is carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.
A bright and modern bathroom with partial full height tiling and a three piece Roca suite in white including WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath with mains pressure shower and glass screen. There is good natural light provided by the large window to the rear of the property. There is tiled flooring and ceiling lighting.
The garage offers parking for one vehicle or as an excellent storage space. There is concrete flooring and an up and over garage door to the front.
The front of the property features a well kept lawn with steps leading to the kerbside. The rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn and a swing / slide set is situated beside the garage. A sheltered patio area is directly accessed from the side door and is ideal for outdoor entertaining. There is also a substantial boiler room / store which houses the oil fired boiler and also enjoys ample space for bike and sports equipment storage. There is power and lighting with a window to the side.
It is understood that the property has private water (which we understand also supplies the distillery with the water used for the Whisky making) and drainage to a septic tank with both serving all 11 properties on the site. There is mains electricity and oil fired central heating.
To obtain a copy of the home report, please visit www.massoncairns.com where an online copy is available to download.
EPC Band D
Some furniture may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing is strictly by arrangement with and all offers to be submitted to:-
Grantown on Spey
Tel: (01479) 874800
Fax: (01479) 874806