3 bed House - Detached For Sale

CLOSING DATE Grouse Cottage, Knockando, Aberlour, AB38 7SD

Offers Over £200,000


CLOSING DATE SET - MONDAY 5 JUNE 2023 AT 12 NOON - A traditional stone and slate cottage (originally a police station until 1891) that exudes charm and character. Located in the heart of the picturesque Scottish countryside, this property boasts breathtaking views of Ben Rinnes, the most prominent mountains in Moray. As you approach the property, you will immediately notice the attention to detail that has been put into its upkeep. The well-manicured gardens are a true delight, with a variety of plants and shrubs creating a peaceful and relaxing environment. Upon entering the property, you will be greeted by a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The traditional features of the cottage have been carefully preserved, including exposed stone walls, wooden beams, and decorative fireplaces. The two public rooms provide ample space for entertaining, with large windows offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The kitchen is a true highlight of the property, with modern appliances and ample storage space for all your cooking needs. The utility and boot rooms provide practical spaces for laundry and storage, while ensuring muddy boots and outdoor gear are kept separate from the rest of the house. There are three generously sized bedrooms, each offering outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. The bathroom has been tastefully decorated and includes a full-sized bathtub and separate shower. The property offers a fantastic range of amenities, making it ideal for families or those who enjoy an active lifestyle. The nearby town of Aberlour offers a range of shops, restaurants, and cafes, while the surrounding countryside offers endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as hiking, fishing, and skiing. A true gem that offers a fantastic opportunity for potential buyers. With its stunning views of Ben Rinnes, ample living space, and fantastic range of amenities, it truly is a must-see property. EPC F, Council Tax C

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Situated on the outskirts of Knockando in the heart of Speyside, Grouse Cottage occupies a quiet, rural setting with panoramic views of the countryside. This is an area of Scotland renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, with rolling farmland and heather-clad hills rising up from the River Spey. Knockando is a village community with a primary school, tennis courts and church, as well as the Knockando Woolmill which featured in the BBC Restoration series. Aberlour, 8 miles, has excellent local shops and secondary school, while the towns of Forres, 17 miles, Grantown-on-Spey, 17 miles, and Elgin, 19 miles, offer a more comprehensive range of facilities, such as supermarkets, professional services, leisure centres and restaurants.

Transport links are good. The A95 connects to the South with the A9 at Aviemore and to the North with the A96 at Elgin. Inverness and Aberdeen airports are approximately an hour and a quarter drive and have daily flights to London, as well as other domestic and international destinations. Aviemore has a railway station on the main line, with sleeper service to London. Recreational activities abound in Strathspey. The River Spey is one of Scotland's most prolific salmon and sea trout fisheries, attracting fishermen from far afield and offering sport from February until the end of September. The Speyside Way is a well-known route for ramblers and there are unlimited opportunities for the hill walker, while the field sportsman has a wonderful choice of deer forests, grouse moors and low ground shoots within easy driving distance. Aviemore, in the Cairngorms National Park, is the principal Scottish ski centre and a tourist resort. There are golf courses at for example, Grantown on Spey, Ballindalloch and Forres, as well as international ones at Aviemore and Nairn. Speyside is the home of malt whisky and this area forms part of the Whisky Trail with many distilleries with visitors centres close by. Knockando is home to the Knockando, Tamdhu and Cardhu distilleries.

Entrance Vestibule & Hall

Upon entering the property, you will find yourself in a vestibule, which is accessible through a sturdy UPVC door. This space features beautiful quarry tile flooring, which adds a touch of character and charm to the space. There is a further door that leads you into the hall, which is a spacious and welcoming area that sets the tone for the rest of the property. The hall offers access to all the main living areas of the property and enjoys carpet flooring, ceiling lighting and stairs lead up to the first floor accommodation.

Sitting Room (3.96m x 4.51m)

The sitting room is a comfortable and inviting space that has been tastefully decorated to create a relaxing atmosphere. One of the standout features of this room is the open fireplace, which adds a touch of traditional charm to the space and is a great focal point, providing warmth and comfort in addition to the recessed display alcove. The sitting room also boasts a picture window that offers breathtaking views of Ben Rinnes. The window floods the space with natural light, creating a bright and airy atmosphere that is perfect for relaxation. The oak flooring in the sitting room is another stylish feature that adds to the overall charm of the property. The natural grain and texture of the wood give the room a warm and welcoming feel.

Dining Room (3.83m x 4.62m)

Whether you're enjoying a family meal or entertaining guests, the dining/family room is the perfect space to relax and unwind. The combination of stylish oak flooring, a display alcove, breathtaking views, and a cosy fireplace make it a truly special room within the property. A further door leads through to the rear hall which was the other original cell and is now used a home working space with storage wardrobe.

Rear Hall & Home Working Space (3.46m x 2.95m)

With a fascinating history, having started its life as the other original cell of the police station. Today, that space has been transformed into a rear hall that boasts a convenient home working area and a window that provides natural light and a view to the side. It's the perfect spot to relax with a book or take care of business from the comfort of your own home. There is a sizeable storage cupboard and a further door leads to the kitchen.

Kitchen (3.33m x 2.71m)

A fresh and modern kitchen with timber worktops, integral appliances (oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer), and stainless steel sink with drainer. Tiled splashbacks, tiled floor, and a window overlooking the countryside at the rear add to the appeal whilst a further door leads to the boot and utility room, making this kitchen a practical and stylish hub of the home.

Boot & Utility Rooms (4.32m x 2.64m & 1.73m x 2.67m)

The boot room, located at the rear of the property, is a practical and useful space that offers ample storage for outdoor gear and equipment. Two small storage spaces provide additional storage options, keeping the space tidy and organised. Natural light floods the room through windows on either side, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for a mudroom or laundry area. The room is conveniently located near the utility room, which offers additional storage options and laundry facilities. A high-quality UPVC external door provides easy access to the garden area, making it easy to take outdoor equipment in and out of the house. Overall, the boot room is a functional and versatile space that adds to the overall utility of the property. Whether you need a place to store muddy boots and jackets or a spot to do laundry, this room has everything you need to stay organised and efficient.

Bathroom (2.78m x 2.32m)

Luxurious bathroom with full-height wall tiling, white bath with glazed screen and over bath shower, and stylish pedestal washbasin. Originally the cell of the police station, the space is now transformed into a modern and sophisticated bathroom, complete with an opaque window for added privacy.

Bedroom Three (3.67m x 2.69m)

This cosy double bedroom features comfortable carpet flooring and a large window overlooking the rear of the property. The natural light from the window creates a bright and welcoming atmosphere, making it a great space to relax and unwind. With ample space for a double bed and additional furnishings, this bedroom offers a comfortable and inviting retreat.


The landing of this property offers a comfortable and welcoming space, with soft carpet flooring and easy access to both first-floor bedrooms. The landing also features a sizeable storage cupboard, providing ample space for storing linens, clothing, and other household items. With doors leading to both bedrooms, this landing is a convenient and functional space that helps make this property feel like home.

Bedroom One (3.53m x 4.80m)

This bright and inviting bedroom features comfortable carpet flooring, a large window with stunning views over Ben Rinnes, and a decorative fireplace with a stylish surround and mantle. The natural light from the window creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Bedroom Two (3.13m x 4.56m)

This spacious double bedroom boasts comfortable carpet flooring, convenient eaves storage, and a large window with picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.


This charming property boasts a large gravel drive with ample off-street parking, making it convenient for both residents and visitors alike. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and features beautiful mature trees and well-maintained bed planting, all of which are enclosed by traditional stone walling, providing privacy and seclusion. Other features include an outdoor tap, ideal for garden maintenance, and an oil storage tank for central heating. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the outdoor space is the breathtaking views over Speyside and towards Ben Rinnes, offering a constant reminder of the stunning natural beauty that surrounds this property.


It is understood that there is mains water and electricity with drainage to a septic tank. There is oil fired 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 F


By mutual agreement.


Offers over £200,000 are invited


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Strathspey House
Grantown on Spey
PH26 3EQ
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