3 bed House - Detached Sold
SOLD - Introducing Flox Cottage - a quintessential Highland gem boasting historical charm combined with modern conveniences. This south-facing timber cottage, featuring a distinctive red tin roof, was carefully restored in 1994 and retains the 19th Century vernacular style of Abernethy Forest. This rarely available home is located in a prime location in the popular Highland village of Nethy Bridge and backs onto the impressive Balnagowan Woods. The cottage offers three comfortable bedrooms, a well-appointed bathroom, and an open plan living area that combines the sitting room, kitchen, and dining area into one delightful, functional space. Characteristic features like wood cladding and a stable door contribute to the property's authentic charm and unique allure. The exterior complements the home's interior beauty with attractive gardens featuring off-street parking, manicured lawned areas, and inviting seating areas. A timber summer house and shed, offer additional outdoor living and storage space. The garden backs onto the impressive woodland, providing easy access to scenic walks and a chance to witness the local wildlife in their natural habitat, including red squirrels and deer. Flox Cottage offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of Highland heritage combined with modern comforts in a stunning location. A must-see and a truly unique purchase. Energy Performance Certificate Rating D. Council Tax Band C
Nethy Bridge is a charming village located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Cairngorms National Park. With its lush forests, meandering River Nethy, and an abundance of wildlife, this serene destination offers visitors an unforgettable experience. The village boasts a rich history, with evidence of settlements dating back to the Bronze Age. Nethy Bridge takes its name from the old stone bridge that crosses the river, connecting the village to a vast network of walking and cycling trails. Visitors can explore the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest, home to red squirrels, capercaillies, and other native wildlife, or venture further into the Cairngorms for breathtaking views and exhilarating hikes. Nethy Bridge is also a haven for birdwatchers, with the nearby Loch Garten Osprey Centre providing a unique opportunity to observe these magnificent birds of prey. The Strathspey Steam Railway, an iconic part of Scotland's heritage, allows visitors to travel through the stunning landscape in style. With a friendly community, local shops, cosy accommodation options, and tea room, Nethy Bridge offers a warm welcome.
From Nethy Bridge, you can easily access various transportation options to explore the wider UK:
Airports: Inverness Airport (INV): Approximately 36 miles away, this regional airport offers domestic flights and some international connections. Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ): Roughly 80 miles away, providing a wider range of domestic and international flights.
Train Stations: Carrbridge Railway Station: About 9 miles from Nethy Bridge, offering connections to Inverness, Perth, and Edinburgh.
Aviemore Railway Station: Approximately 13 miles away, with regular services to Inverness, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, as well as connections to the wider UK rail network.
Road Routes: A95: This arterial road connects Nethy Bridge to the A9, a major north-south route traversing Scotland, providing access to Inverness, Perth, Stirling, and Glasgow. A939: This scenic route connects Nethy Bridge to the A96, linking Inverness to Aberdeen, offering an alternative route to eastern Scotland. With these options, Nethy Bridge serves as a convenient base for exploring the UK's diverse destinations, whether traveling by air, rail, or road.
Embrace the charm of open-plan living in this spacious combined sitting room, kitchen, and dining area. The comfortable living space is designed to accommodate a good range of lounge furniture and is anchored by a focal fireplace with a wood-burning stove. Light streams in from windows on the front and side, accentuating the vaulted ceiling and enhancing the sense of space.
The kitchen dining area is fitted with an ample range of base, wall, and drawer units, offering plenty of worktop space for preparing meals. A sink with drainer and chrome mixer tap, room for a freestanding cooker with integrated extractor over, and plumbing for a dishwasher for your convenience. The under-unit mood lighting adds a contemporary touch, and there is enough space for a fridge freezer and a sizeable dining table with chairs.
An additional vestibule area, boasting a feature timber stable door and windows to front and side, offers extra space for seating and a cosy spot to unwind. The entire area is characterised by pine cladding to dado and ceiling, lending a warm, rustic feel to the room. From here, doors lead through to the principal bedroom and rear hall, providing a seamless flow throughout the home.
The principal bedroom is a space of comfort and tranquility. It is generously proportioned, featuring a vaulted ceiling that lends an added sense of spaciousness to the room. Twin aspect windows to the front and side infuse the space with plenty of natural light while offering lovely views of the outdoors. Pine-clad walls add a rustic charm to the room, enhancing the cosy atmosphere. The room is also equipped with concealed storage, perfect for maintaining a tidy and organised space.
The second bedroom is a spacious twin room, exuding a warm and welcoming vibe with its dado height pine panelling. Benefiting from dual aspect windows to the side and rear gardens, the room is filled with an abundance of natural light that enhances its inviting ambiance.
The third bedroom, charmingly decorated with half-height dado pine cladding, is designed to comfortably accommodate a single bed. A window to the side illuminates the space with natural light, creating a bright and airy feel. This room also features concealed storage, allowing for a neat and uncluttered environment.
The bathroom presents a functional layout complete with a bath equipped with twin taps, full-height tiling, and an overhead shower for convenience. An opaque window to the rear ensures privacy while still allowing in light. The space also features a wall-hung wash hand basin with twin taps and a standard WC.
The rear hall, leading from the main living area, provides access to the bathroom, second bedroom, and the rear garden. The door leading to the garden features an attractive stained-glass window, adding a touch of character to the space. The rear hall also incorporates a convenient laundry area, equipped with plumbing for a washing machine. Two practical storage spaces are provided here - a shelved cupboard for your belongings, and another housing the water cylinder. This layout ensures everything is neatly tucked away, helping maintain an orderly and organised home.
Experience the charm of Flox Cottage with its sizeable front garden, primarily laid to lawn, encircled by mature trees and hedge planting. A gated gravel driveway guides you to the side of the property, revealing a wood store and rear gardens. The rear garden offers additional lawn space, a gravel parking area, and a captivating summer house, equipped with power and light. Complementing this idyllic setting is a garden shed, boasting a matching red tin roof. But the pièce de résistance is the spectacular backdrop of Balnagowan woods. Enjoy direct access to woodland walks teeming with Highland wildlife, making this outdoor space a true nature lover's paradise.
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EPC Rating D
The property also benefits from a full course of preventative wood treatment and enjoys a recently installed roof and double glazing.
It is understood that there is mains water, drainage and electricity.
By mutual agreement.
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Grantown on Spey
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