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The Knock, Avonside, Glenlivet, AB37 9HP

Offers Over £180,000

Seize the chance to own an extraordinary piece of property nestled within the sublime landscapes of Avonside, Glenlivet, in the heart of the majestic Cairngorms National Park. This unique opportunity presents a charming house accompanied by a separate steading, all encompassed within a generous parcel of approximately 1 acre of land. The property itself stands as a testament to the authentic rural charm that Avonside is famed for, offering potential owners a quintessential countryside living experience. The separate steading further adds to the allure of this offer, presenting myriad possibilities, from a workshop, studio, storage, or an expansion of the living space, subject to relevant permissions. The true charm of this package, however, lies in the breathtaking vistas that it boasts. The property rewards its occupants with outstanding views of the rolling landscapes of Glenlivet, allowing one to be constantly in touch with the changing seasons and the abundant local wildlife. Furthermore, the opportunity comes with the added benefit of existing planning permission. This opens the door for the new owner to create their dream residence in one of Scotland's most cherished national parks, aligning their vision with the beauty and tranquillity of the surroundings. This is not just a property purchase; it is the opportunity to own a slice of paradise, to create a home that resonates with the natural wonder of the Cairngorms National Park, and to become a part of a community that cherishes its connection to the land. The potential of this property is limited only by the breadth of your imagination.

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Avonside, nestled in the heart of Glenlivet, is a truly enchanting locale. This serene corner of Scotland is as renowned for its sweeping landscapes as it is for its sense of peace and tranquillity.

Glenlivet itself is a place of timeless beauty, home to rolling hills, verdant valleys, and picturesque waterways. Here, the river Avon gently weaves its way through the land, lending Avonside its distinctive name and character. This tranquil waterside setting affords Avonside an atmospheric charm that is both captivating and restorative.

The community in Avonside is as warm as the scenery is beautiful. It's a place where neighbours become friends, and the rhythm of life is dictated by the changing seasons and the abundant local wildlife. Whether you're watching the morning mists lift from the valley or admiring a spectacular sunset over the Cairngorms, life in Avonside is a constant celebration of nature's spectacle.

Transport Links

Located in the heart of the Highlands, Glenlivet offers a number of convenient travel options for local, regional, and international travel.

Road: Glenlivet is well-connected via road with the A95, a major route running through Speyside, providing easy access to both Aberdeen to the east and Inverness to the west.

Air: The nearest airports are Inverness Airport (approximately 56 miles away) and Aberdeen International Airport (approximately 59 miles away), offering both domestic and international flights.

Rail: The nearest railway station is Aviemore (around 31 miles away), which is on the main line from Inverness to London, providing connections to major cities across the UK.

Public Transport: There are regular bus services that run through Glenlivet connecting it to neighbouring towns and villages.

For schooling, Glenlivet falls within the Moray Council area, which provides a comprehensive education system. Primary education is available at Glenlivet Primary School, a small but well-regarded school located right in Glenlivet. For secondary education, pupils typically attend Speyside High School in Aberlour, which is approximately 14 miles away and offers a broad curriculum.

For further education, the University of the Highlands and Islands offers a range of courses and has several campuses throughout the Highlands, with the nearest being in Elgin and Inverness. Other universities in Aberdeen and Dundee are available.

Main House Overview

The Knock offers an ideal opportunity to take on a project which is ready for completion to the preferred specification of the incoming purchaser and would make an ideal get away from it all home, second home or to develop as the ultimate holiday let destination. The property is located in Avonside approximately 5 miles from Glenlivet and 7 miles from Tomintoul.

The Knock enjoys the benefit of full planning to refurbish, amend and add to the existing stone and slate farmhouse and steading to create the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary living. The planning permission allows for the creation of a beautiful four bedroom home with a clever use of extended living spaces to maximise comfort levels and provide a 'wow' factor. Included within the design are an impressive kitchen / family / dining space, a useful utility room, sitting room for cosy evenings, home working spaces, a balcony / external reading area with outstanding views, utility room and luxurious shower rooms.

L-shaped Steading Overview

Welcome to an outstanding opportunity in the form of an impressive stone and slated L-shaped steading in need of full refurbishment. This distinctive property holds approved planning for three spectacular self-contained holiday letting units, poised to become the crown jewel in any holiday letting portfolio.

The planned transformation caters to modern travelers' needs while celebrating the structure's unique character. Each unit will boast vaulted ceilings, enhancing the sense of space and luxury, while thoughtful architectural details will provide a distinct charm.

The accommodation comprises two two-bedroom units and one one-bedroom unit, each promising an inviting and comfortable retreat for guests. The planned layouts have been meticulously designed to maximize space and functionality while ensuring each unit retains a unique flair.

In addition to the holiday units, the building incorporates a separate laundry, games room, and workshop provision. These thoughtful additions will contribute to a superior guest experience while offering practical solutions for effective property management.

Outside, parking provision is included, ensuring easy access for guests and practical management of the property.

In its current form, the steading presents a blank canvas that awaits a visionary transformation. With the planning permission in place, the journey to create a standout holiday letting destination with three spectacular units is ready to begin. This is a unique investment opportunity that promises to be as rewarding as it is exciting.

Planning Permission

Full Planning Permission was granted by Moray Council on 07th May 2021 for the Change of use of steading to 3no holiday lets and refurbishment and extension to existing dwellinghouse at The Knock, Tomintoul Ballindalloch, Moray AB37 9HP

Full details, decision notice and drawings can be found on the Moray Council E-Planning website ( using reference: 21/00067/APP

It can also be found by typing Moray E Planning into a web search engine e.g. Google and then entering the reference

Gross Internal Floor Areas

Existing Farmhouse
Ground Floor - 111.58 sqm
First Floor - 45.47 sqm
Ground Floor Total = 157.06 sqm

Existing Steading Outbuildings
Ground Floor - 272.52 sqm

Key Points

* Prime Location in Cairngorms National Park
* Substantial site circa 0.95 acres
* Full planning for luxury accommodation
* Rarely Available Opportunity

Location Finder

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57°19'37.3"N 3°24'38.6"W

Alternatively you can type these coordinate numbers into google or google maps: 57.327024, -3.410727

Home Report

As the property is not habitable in its current format, there is no requirement for a home report. The property is likely a cash purchase although it may be worth consulting some specialist lenders.


By mutual agreement.


Offers over 180,000 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

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