4 bed House - Detached For Sale

CLOSING DATE - The Larches, Skye Of Curr Road, Grantown On Spey, PH26 3PA

Offers Over £405,000


CLOSING DATE - TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2023 AT 12 NOON - The Larches is an exquisite and immaculately maintained four bedroom traditional dwelling house standing in approximately 0.3 acre grounds with panoramic views over Strathspey to the Cromdale Hills. With a superb location between Aviemore and Grantown on Spey the property is ideally placed to enjoy the amenities of the Cairngorms National Park. The house occupies an elevated position close to the picturesque Highland village of Dulnain Bridge and in keeping with the era of the property there are a host of features including coving, ceiling rose, skirting and period fireplaces that are meshed seamlessly with contemporary additions to provide a warm ambience. Viewing is recommended to appreciate the idyllic situation of this desirable residence which offers a flexible layout ideal as a family / second home within easy reach of all amenities, golf and fishing on the River Spey. Energy Performance Certificate Band E, Council Tax Band F

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Dulnain Bridge

Near Grantown On Spey, and in the Cairngorms National park, the village is comprised of two communities, Dulnain Bridge itself is centred to the north of the bridge with a post office, village hall, play park and garage. The crofting community of Skye of Curr stretches for about a mile to the south, terminating at the famous Speyside Heather Centre. There is a network of mainly forest footpaths around the village. Social eventsand a variety of classes take place in the village hall. Grantown on Spey situated nearby is within the Cairngorms National Park and is the capital of Strathspey and a leading tourist resort. It has fine shops, first class hotels and guest houses, Primary and Grammar schools offering education to university entrance standard and a Health Centre. Sporting facilities include an 18 hole golf course, excellent salmon and trout fishing in the River Spey and other waters, 8 tennis courts, a bowling green, children's recreation park and forest walks through Grant Park and Anagach Woods. 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 with mountain biking, and rock climbing readily accessible throughout Strathspey. Watersports can be enjoyed on the lochs and rivers nearby. The sandy beaches of the Moray Firth are within 25 miles. Other distances from Grantown on Spey - Aviemore 15 miles; Elgin and Inverness 34 miles; Aberdeen 80 miles; Perth 95 miles.

Entrance Hall

Walking through the double door opening to this bright open entrance hall is quite an experience. An abundance of light fills the space from the large window to the front of the property and the transom window above the double door. With original decorative coving and feature timber staircase leading to the principal bedroom and bedroom two on the first floor. The ground floor leads on to a spacious sitting room, tremendously practical utility room and the exceptional open plan kitchen / dining area. There is wood effect laminate flooring, and hanging ceiling lighting.

Sitting Room (4.35m x 5.64m)

A large timber door leads on from the entrance hall into this impressive room that features a bright bay window to the front of the property offering wonderful scenic views. Additional natural light enters the space by means of a window to the side. It is possible to create a cosy ambience via the wood burning stove which is set on a slate hearth with ornate stone surround and mantle. The room also features a decorative alcove at the side of the fireplace. There is carpet flooring, ceiling lighting and decorative coving.

Kitchen (5.99m x 4.89m)

A particular feature of this property is the open plan kitchen area with feature exposed stone fireplace housing the biomass pellet fuelled Klover boiler and cooker stove, set on a slate hearth. An extensive range of Shaker style, soft closing, wall, base and drawer units with polished granite work surfaces are complimented by an island unit offering additional work and storage space. The kitchen features an integrated Bosch 5 burner LPG gas hob with extractor over, double integral AEG electric ovens, an integrated dishwasher, one and half bowl sink and drainer. There is space for a free standing fridge freezer. Carpeted stairs lead to the second landing providing access to bedrooms three and four. A conveniently located storage cupboard makes use of space under the staircase. Glazed double French doors provide access to the beautiful paved patio setting to the front of the property. An additional door leads to the sun room. There is tiled flooring and recessed down lighters.

Dining Area (3.71m x 6.00m)

Simply put, the dining area is a superb entertaining and living space. Open plan to the kitchen, this area has another wood burning stove set in an original stone fireplace with slate hearth and oak mantle. Windows to the front provide plentiful light into a space suitable for a six to eight person dining suite. There is tiled flooring, and hanging ceiling lighting.

Sun Room (4.35m x 5.64m)

It's not hard to imagine spending a warm sunny afternoon relaxing in this beautiful space, enjoying panoramic views out over the garden and wider countryside. Patio doors to each side provide easy access to the timber decking area allowing a seamless connection to the outside. There is wood effect laminate flooring, and a ceiling light incorporating a fan.

Utility (3.68m x 3.33m)

This tremendously practical, spacious room features a comprehensive range of wall, base and drawer units with oak effect work surfaces one of which incorporates the stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. The space is plumbed for a washing machine and also features space for a tumble drier. The room houses a large Heatrae Sadia Mega-flo hot water tank, heating of which is performed by the biomass boiler or electric immersion element. Adding to the practicality of the space is the ceiling mounted clothes drying rack lowered via a pulley system. Natural light fills the space via a window to the rear of the property. Additional lighting is provided via a ceiling mounted fluorescent tube light. Additional storage utilises space under the stairs. Currently the room is also utilised as a shoe and boot room, with ample outerwear hanging storage due to its proximity to the main entrance hall. There is a wood effect laminate floor.


The feature staircase leading to this area is filled with natural light from a large Velux window. The carpeted landing area provides access to the principal bedroom, bedroom two and a bathroom via large original wooden doors with decorative trim. Additional storage has been created in an eaves space for a shelved airing cupboard. There is hanging ceiling lighting. A high mounted cupboard provides access to the mains electricity inlet and consumer unit.

Principal Bedroom (3.42m x 4.54m)

A generous double room with a bay window to the front of the property providing fantastic open forest and mountain views. A door to the rear of the room provides access to the dressing room. Thick luxurious carpet covers the floor. There is hanging ceiling lighting.

Dressing Room (3.42m x 2.30m)

A spacious room offering extensive hanging and storage space. Natural light fills the space via a window to the side of the property. Evidence of plumbing and fan extraction suggests that this may have once been an ensuite, potentially allowing for future conversion/reinstatement with appropriate consents in place. There is carpeted flooring and hanging ceiling lighting.

Bedroom Two (2.465m x 3.88m)

A double room with a window to the front of the property offering superb open forest and mountain views. There is carpet flooring and a hanging ceiling light.

Bathroom (2.63m x 2.03m)

This bright, floor to ceiling tiled, bathroom features a three piece suite comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath with mains pressure shower over. A mirrored cabinet contains a shaver point and light. There is wood effect laminate flooring. The room also features a chrome towel radiator. A large window to the rear of the property allows plentiful natural light, in addition to ceiling lighting. There is an access hatch to the loft space.

Second Landing (2.72m x 2.63m)

Accessed from the staircase in the kitchen, this lovely bright area is flooded with light from three picture windows overlooking the garden grounds. The landing provides access to bedrooms three and four as well as a second bathroom. The area features carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.

Bedroom Three (3.16m x 4.86m)

A charming double room with coombed ceiling and a dormer window to the front of the property offering fantastic views. There is carpeted flooring and ceiling lighting.

Bedroom Four (3.72m x 4.86m)

The final bedroom of this property is another double room, or alternatively furnished in this case as a twin. There is a coombed ceiling with a dormer window to the front offering fantastic views. There is carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.

Bathroom Two (2.46m x 3.88m)

The second floor to ceiling tiled bathroom of this property, features a three piece suite comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath with electric shower and screen over. The basin features a wall mirror, shaver point with light and glass shelf. Natural light fills this space via a Velux window. There is tiled flooring, ceiling lighting and an access hatch to loft space.


Enter through the private entrance to a sweeping gravelled driveway leading to the side of the property offering ample parking for at least four cars and access to the garage. The superb garden grounds offer tremendous open views towards the Cairngorms and extend to approximately 0.3 acre. Beautifully presented lawned areas are complimented by a croquet pavilion and sit perfectly alongside established soft fruit bushes, flower beds, borders, fruit trees, shrubs and rockery areas. Paving to the front of the property leads around to a sunny private patio area situated outside the French doors to the kitchen. The pathway continues to a walled garden area with mature raised beds and then down to another charming raised patio area ideal for outdoor entertaining and a Rhino greenhouse with vegetable beds adjacent.
Additional outdoor features include a timber log store, a platform for the former oil tank used before conversion to a biomass boiler, outside tap, and exterior power sockets and lighting.

Croquet Pavilion (2.5m x 2.3m)

Currently used as a garden store. Timber lined walls and ceiling. Two windows to front. Concrete flooring. Block built under slate roof.

Garage (10.0m x 4.0m)

A sizeable timber structure under profile roof with electric glider door providing room for two vehicles and a workshop space. There are three windows to the side as well as a privacy glazed door to the rear of the structure providing adequate natural light and additional access. There is concrete flooring, power and lighting and integrated storage shelves.


It is understood that there is mains water, drainage and electricity. There is biomass 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 E


By mutual agreement.


Offers over £405,000 are invited


Viewings and Offers

Viewing is strictly by arrangement with and all offers to be submitted to:-Masson Cairns
Strathspey House
Grantown on Spey
PH26 3EQ
Tel: (01479) 874800
Fax: (01479) 874806
Email: property@lawscot.com

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