3 bed House - Detached Sold
SOLD - Torbreac is an exquisite three bedroom traditional dwelling house standing in approximately 1.3 acre grounds. With a superb location between Grantown on Spey and Aberlour the property is ideally placed to enjoy the amenities of the Cairngorms National Park. The house occupies a private location close to the picturesque Tormore Distillery and in keeping with the era of the property there are a host of features including coving, ceiling roses, skirting and period fireplaces that are meshed seamlessly with contemporary additions and décor to provide a warm ambience. The standalone timber framed and clad, insulated and lined double garage and workshop space features a near finished loft conversion that would be ideally placed as a home working space. 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
Close to the Cairngorm National Park and in the heart of Speyside, an area best known for its beautiful countryside, salmon fishing and malt whisky production. The region offers many opportunities for sport and recreation with a number of way marked walks and cycle trails nearby, including the Speyside Way, and 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 and The Lecht Ski and Activity Centre is open all year round. 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 Aberlour and Speyside High School provides 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. Both Aberdeen and Inverness Airport provide regular domestic and European flights. 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.
Walking through the main entrance of Torbreac is quite the spectacle. As you step through the double doors on to the feature mosaic tiled floor you enter a space filled with natural light from the arched transom window above the door. An inner glazed door and partition draws your eye and allows this light to enter the main hall. A sizeable entrance vestibule, there is adequate room for a console table, or storage for shoes, boots and hanging outerwear. Looking up you will find decorative coving, ceiling rose and hanging ceiling lighting.
The main hall is a grand, welcoming space that provides access to the sitting room, dining room and rear hall with further adjacent rooms on the ground floor. The carpeted staircase, that features a decorative newel posts and balusters, provides further access to the three bedrooms, bathroom and shower room on the first floor. The ceiling features decorative coving and ceiling rose with hanging lights. There is carpet flooring.
The sitting room of Torbreac is a large, bright space. Natural light fills the room from the grand wood-panelled bay window to the front and an additional window to the side of the property. High ceilings draw your eye up to the decorative coving, ceiling rose and hanging light. A large wood burning stove sits on a marble and stone hearth and is adorned with a decorative timber mantel and surround. The room also features a glass shelved alcove to the left of the fireplace, giving a visual balance to the room with the window to the right. There is carpet flooring.
Torbreac continues to impress with its bright spacious dining room. Simply put, this room is a superb entertaining space with grand wood-panelled bay windows to the front of the property that provide plentiful light into a space suitable for a six to eight person dining suite. High ceilings draw your eye up to the decorative coving, ceiling rose and hanging light. A large wood burning stove sits on a marble hearth and is adorned with a decorative timber mantel and surround. The room also features a symmetrical, shelved, alcoves either side of the fireplace, giving a nice visual balance to the room. There is carpet flooring.
The rear hall provides access to the remainder of the property on the ground floor. Leading on from the main hall at the front, the kitchen, study and rear porch can all be accessed. Space under the staircase is also utilised with a conveniently located WC. There is carpeted flooring and ceiling lighting.
A particular feature of this property is the open plan kitchen area with feature Belfast sink, terracotta tile splashbacks and LPG fuelled Rangemaster Professional 5 burner range cooker with extractor over.
An extensive range of wall, base and drawer units topped with a mix of polished granite and solid wood work surfaces are complimented by a large island unit offering additional work and storage space.
The kitchen also features an integrated, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer.
This large space can be further utilised as a less formal, family and living space, with a wood burning stove, and glazed double French doors that provide access to the beautiful raised decked area to the rear of the property with views over the extensive gardens and grounds. There is solid wood flooring and a mixture recessed down lighters and hanging ceiling lighting.
A comfortable retreat where one can sit and relax or conduct business in peace. The room features a large window to the side of the property for plentiful levels of natural light. Additional or evening lighting can be obtained via the ceiling light. There is solid wood flooring.
Utilising space under the stairs, this conveniently ground floor WC is located off the rear hall and houses a two piece suit consisting of a WC and basin located in a vanity unit with storage below and large mirror above. There is a wall light and a privacy window to the side of the property. The walls are tiled and there is carpet flooring.
A secondary, or perhaps primary, entry space to Torbreac. Exterior steps lead into this impressive porch with its vaulted ceiling, and glazed gable, providing plentiful light and space. There is room for seating and shoe and boot storage. An inner door leads into the rear hall and provides access to the remainder of the property. There is tiled flooring, and hanging ceiling lighting.
The carpeted split level landing leads to the front and rear of property on the first floor, with the principle bedroom, bedroom two, and the shower room to the front and the third bedroom and bathroom to the rear. A Velux window fills the space with natural light and there is a hanging ceiling light. There is a small storage cupboard that makes use of space under the coombed ceiling.
A generously proportioned double room that features integral storage with shelved and hanging space. This room also features a decorative fireplace with a tile hearth, timber mantle and surround. There is a large double window to the front of the property that fills the room with natural light. Decorative coving adorns the ceiling that features hanging lighting. There is carpeted flooring.
A second generously proportioned double room that features integral storage with shelved and hanging space. This room also features a decorative fireplace with a tile hearth, timber mantle and surround. There is a large double window to the front of the property that fills the room with natural light. Decorative coving adorns the ceiling that features hanging lighting. There is carpeted flooring.
A third generously proportioned double room, currently furnished as a twin, that features integral storage with shelved and hanging space. There is a large window, with window seat, to the rear of the property that fills the room with natural light. The coombed ceiling features hanging lighting and the flooring is carpeted.
This fully tiled bathroom, with three piece suite, features a double ended bath, with deck mounted showerhead mixer tap, neatly tucked in under the coombed ceiling. Natural light pours in through the Velux window. A marble topped vanity unit sits neatly tucked in adjacent to the WC and features a recessed basin, twin taps, storage below, wall mirror, shaver mirror and light. The room also features a loft hatch, and recessed ceiling lights.
This fully tiled bathroom, with three piece suite, features an impressively sized corner shower unit with integral bench seat. Natural light pours in through the large double window to the front of the property. A marble topped vanity unit sits neatly tucked in adjacent to the shower and features a recessed basin with waterfall tap, integral WC and hidden cistern. There is a wall mounted mirror with integral lighting and shaver point. The room also features a loft hatch, recessed ceiling lights, a towel radiator and an integral airing cupboard with shelving.
A impressive standalone structure on the grounds of the property. With a footprint of approximately 48 square meters this timber framed and clad double garage and workshop space sits under a slate roof.
The separately accessed workshop area features a wooden staircase to the fully floored and partially lined and insulated loft space that has three Velux windows filling the space with natural light. Once fully finished this space would make an ideal home working space. There are fifteen solar PV panels mounted to the roof pitch with the inverter located internally. This system supplements the electricity supply to the property.
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 double garage. The superb garden grounds offer tremendous open, split level spaces and extend to an approximate total of 1.3 acres. Beautifully presented lawned areas are complimented by mature hedging, flower beds, borders, trees, shrubs and rockery areas. The area is bound by a mixture of fencing, stone walls, trees and hedging. Paving to the side of the property leads from the rear entrance around to stairs accessing the raised decking area and French doors to the kitchen. A gravelled area under the decking provides access to an exterior basement door currently used as a firewood store. Further paving leads up the other side of the property to a timber framed and clad, insulated boiler house. LPG gas bottles are located prior to the entrance of the boiler house and feed the stove in the kitchen. An oil tank for the boiler is located in a hidden but accessible location behind mature hedging by the entrance gate. There is an exterior tap and exterior lighting.
A large area adjacent to the entrance drive, mainly laid to grass but also incorporating mature trees extends to approximately 0.4 acres of the total 1.3 acres, and may be ideal as an additional house plot subject to the necessary consents.
It is understood that there is a, free of charge, private water supply from Tormore Distillery. Drainage is to a private septic tank, there is mains electricity and there is oil fired central heating.
There are fifteen solar PV panels mounted to the roof pitch of the garage, with the inverter located internally. This system supplements the electricity supply to the property.
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EPC Rating E
By mutual agreement.
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Grantown on Spey
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