4 bed House - Detached Sold

CLOSING DATE - Achbreck, Glenlivet, AB55 4BZ

SOLD £250,000


SOLD - CLOSING DATE - FRIDAY 14 APRIL 2023 AT 12 NOON - A rare opportunity to acquire a property comprising of house, derelict stone steadings and mill which sits in a large site extending to about an acre with spectacular views towards Ben Rinnes and over Glen Rinnes. A superb traditional stone and slate cottage, Achbreck, sits at the heart of this offering and provides excellent potential in this get away from it all location. Accommodation is set over two floors, the ground floor enjoys a sitting room with decorative open fire, a bright sun porch, spacious kitchen / dining room with a wood burner, bathroom and bedroom with three further bedrooms, bathroom and wc upstairs. Outside the gardens offer a long driveway, parking area and are mainly laid to grass with excellent amenity. There are a number of disused stone buildings including a mill which offer excellent development potential subject to the necessary consents and all bounded by timber post and wire fencing. This especially rare opportunity will suit a variety of purchasers including those who may be seeking a rural retreat with letting potential or as a home with additional development opportunity offered by the stone outbuildings. Viewing is essential to appreciate this exceptional Highland location just outside the Cairngorms National Park boundary in the centre of Whisky country. Energy Performance Certificate Rating F, Council Tax Band D

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Glenrinnes and Glenlivet

The area is remarkably beautiful and unspoilt. Primary schooling is at Glenlivet Primary and secondary education is at Speyside High in Aberlour. There is a free transport service to both. Aberlour (11 miles) provides a range of services including garage, hotel, butcher, general store, post office, 3 churches, hospital and health centre, community centre including a swimming pool, tennis court and bowling green. The area is ideal for access to the Cairngorm Mountain Range, Glenlivet Estate with its summer and winter sporting facilities, Mountain Bike Trails, the Malt Whisky Trail and fishing on the Rivers Spey and Avon. The area is famed for its range of outdoor pursuits.

Fishing can be taken on the Spey and Avon, two of Scotland's finest rivers, and shooting and stalking is available on nearby estates. Ballindalloch has a golf course, hillwalking and skiing at the Lecht and Cairngorms and water sports on the Moray Firth. Tomintoul also has its own distillery, "the Tomintoul", which made the Guinness Book of Records for producing "The Largest Bottle of Scotch Whisky in The World" - at 105.3 litres. There are also three more stills, "The Tamnavulin", "The Braeval" and "The Glenlivet" within a few miles. The international airports at Aberdeen and Inverness offer an excellent range of domestic and European flights.

Sun Porch (3.39m x 2.23m)

From the front of the house and hall there is access into the sun porch which offers a lovely space to sit and enjoy the surroundings with glazing to three sides allowing in excellent levels of natural light.


The hallway provides access to the family room, sitting room and bedroom four with stairs leading to the first floor accommodation. There is carpet flooring, and an under stair cupboard.

Sitting Room (4.19m x 4.55m)

A comfortable and relaxing space centred around an impressive open fireplace with recessed displayed alcoves either side. There is a large picture window to the front which allows fabulous levels of natural light to flow through as well as providing superb views across Glenrinnes. There is carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.

Family Room (4.38m x 4.78m)

A delightful and bright space full of character and with excellent natural light levels from the window to the front. There is an impressive multi fuel stove set under an inset timber mantle which creates a beautiful ambience. A further door leads through to the rear hall and there is carpet flooring, ceiling lighting and a recessed alcove with display shelving.

Bedroom Four (3.41m x 2.46m)

This is a light and airy double bedroom with a window to the rear of the property. There is carpet flooring, electric storage heater, ceiling lighting and a sink with vanity storage unit and mirror.

Rear Hall

There are doors to the family room, ground floor bathroom, kitchen and utility room. A Velux window provides excellent natural light in addition to ceiling lighting and carpet flooring.

Kitchen (4.09m x 4.49m)

This elegant and very generous space is well proportioned with a light and airy feel. The kitchen benefits from an excellent range of attractive fitted base, wall and drawer units in gloss grey with contrasting timber work surfaces and under counter mood lighting. There is a range of quality integrated appliances including a dishwasher plus an impressive range cooker with an illuminated extractor, there is also an under counter fridge. There is a beautiful feature stone wall with an inset wood burning stove which offers a warm and inviting space to relax around the dining table with family and friends.

Utility Room (2.93m x 2.25m)

The utility area offers good storage space and there are several electrical outlets, a window to the rear and a further door to the coal house. There is plumbing for a washing machine, ample space for a tumble dryer and fridge freezer in addition to tiled flooring and ceiling lighting.

Ground Floor Bathroom (2.65m x 1.86m)

A well presented and fresh bathroom comprising of WC, freestanding bath with twin taps and farmhouse sink. There is mid level dado panelling, an opaque window to the rear and ceiling lighting, a chrome towel radiator, and wall mounted vanity unit with mirror.

Outside WC (1.30m x 1.70m)

This handy wc is located outside of the main building and has a sink with twin taps, full height tiling and a window to the rear.


A useful room with shelved storage which is sub divided further for coal and timber storage.


The bright landing enjoys a Velux window to the rear of the house which offers excellent natural light and the decorative stair balustrades surround the stairwell. There are further timber panel doors leading to the three bedrooms, WC and bathroom in addition to wall and ceiling lighting.

First Floor Bathroom and WC (2.39m x 1.81m)

A well presented and fresh bathroom comprising of separate WC, bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment in addition to a wash hand basin with twin taps and mirror. There are windows to the rear and splash back tiling around the bath area. There is ceiling lighting, a chrome towel radiator, and storage cupboard housing the water tank.

Bedroom One (3.96m x 4.01m)

This is a bright and spacious double bedroom with a bay dormer window to the front of the house overlooking the outstanding views. There is an integral storage wardrobe with excellent hanging and shelved storage in addition to carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.

Bedroom Two (3.96m x 4.05m)

Another spacious and airy double bedroom with a bay dormer window to the front of the house with superb open views. There is an integral storage wardrobe with excellent hanging and shelved storage in addition to carpet flooring, ceiling lighting.

Bedroom Three / Office (3.36m x 2.32m)

With a view over the rear gardens and outbuildings to the hills beyond, this room is currently utilised as a home working space with built in desk and storage units. There is a lockable cupboard, carpet flooring and ceiling lighting.


The property sits in a generous plot extending to around an acre of natural habitat which speaks for itself including a variety of lawned areas, trees, bushes and shrubs. There is an off street parking area with gravel gated driveway, three timber sheds and the property is bounded by post and wire fencing with gated access. This is a fantastically unique vantage point which offers a private but open, outside living space. With an ever changing landscape, sitting inside or out, the glorious views from this property will always captivate the imagination and lead to rest and relaxation.

The stone outbuildings are dilapidated but offer excellent potential for conversion or re-purposing subject to the necessary consents. There are plenty of amazing walks and mountain bike rides to be had directly from the house and within easy reach are many activities and sporting amenities, not least, the Lecht Ski centre and the Glenlivet mountain bike trails. This simply stunning location must be seen to be fully appreciated as no description can do it justice.


It is understood that there is mains electricity, a private water supply with uv filter and septic tank drainage. There is electric storage and panel heating with several wood burning / multi fuel stoves / open fires.

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 F


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