7 bed House - Detached Sold

Ard na Coille House & Squirrel Apartment, Station Road, Carrbridge, PH23 3AN

SOLD £650,000

bedrooms7
receptions2
bathrooms4

SOLD - Nestled in the heart of the majestic Cairngorms National Park, Ard Na Coille stands as a testament to timeless elegance and luxurious living. With its classic dressed stone and slate construction set within impeccably landscaped grounds, this substantial family home offers not only a warm and inviting living space but also a desirable location in a vibrant, sought-after village. Upon entering the property, one is immediately embraced by a palpable sense of quality and period charm, thanks to a wealth of preserved features that have been seamlessly interwoven with high-end upgrades. The main house serves to impress with its high ceilings, well-proportioned rooms, and an array of luxury finishes that underscore its exemplary standard of living. Whether it's the gently flickering firelight in the grand living room, the sleek functionality of the modern kitchen, or the tranquil allure of the spacious bedrooms, each space thoughtfully curated to create a genuinely exquisite residence. Adjacent to the main house, the Squirrel Apartment provides an equally impressive, albeit more compact, living experience. This two-double-bedroom accommodation features a well-equipped kitchen, a stylish bathroom, and a generously-sized lounge that effortlessly merges indoor and outdoor living with patio doors leading to a private garden. The outdoors echoes the interior's luxuriousness, with mature and meticulously maintained grounds, offering both visual and recreational delight. The property also boasts a substantial timber garage, combining practicality and aesthetic appeal, and is positioned with easy access to tranquil riverside and enchanting woodland walks, linking residents with the breathtaking natural surroundings that the Cairngorms so generously provide. Ard Na Coille provides an extraordinary lifestyle opportunity, promising potential for additional income or multi-generational living in a rarely available package. EPC Rating F Council Tax Band D

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Carrbridge

Enveloped in the heart of Scotland's majestic Cairngorms National Park, Carrbridge is an enchanting village with an unspoiled character and timeless charm. Its panoramic vistas, vibrant local community, and wealth of outdoor pursuits create a vibrant yet tranquil retreat that's simply bursting with potential for your new home. Steeped in history, Carrbridge is home to the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands. Built in 1717, this captivating landmark tells a thousand stories of a time gone by, resonating with the rich history of the Scottish highlands. A short stroll from the bridge reveals the village center, a thriving hub of independent shops, cozy cafes, and traditional inns that perfectly reflect the warm and friendly spirit of the local community. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Carrbridge offers an unrivalled array of activities right on your doorstep. From invigorating hiking trails through ancient Caledonian forests to picturesque cycling paths, this quaint village allows you to immerse yourself in the heart of nature. In winter, the Cairngorms transform into a snow-dusted paradise, perfect for skiing, snowboarding, and sledging.
Carrbridge is also home to an exquisite selection of wildlife, making it a sanctuary for nature lovers. Roam the area and spot red squirrels, golden eagles, and ospreys in their natural habitats. Take a relaxing walk along the River Dulnain and watch salmon leap upstream, or quietly observe the majestic stags in the frost-touched winter mornings. For the golf enthusiast, Carrbridge boasts an enchanting 9-hole course set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Cairngorms. And for family fun, there's the Landmark Forest Adventure Park, an exhilarating day out for all ages. Despite its serene rural setting, Carrbridge is conveniently connected to larger towns and cities. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retirement haven, a dynamic family adventure base, or an idyllic holiday home, Carrbridge offers an exceptional quality of life. Experience the best of Highland living in this charming village, where heritage meets modern comfort, and nature is but a stone's throw away.

Schooling & Transport

Education
Carrbridge's local community benefits from a vibrant educational scene. Carrbridge Primary School is a small but well-resourced facility, offering an intimate and community-focused learning environment for children from nursery age to P7. The school's size ensures a strong teacher-student relationship and fosters a supportive learning environment. For secondary education, students typically attend Grantown Grammar School in nearby Grantown on Spey, approximately a 15-minute drive away. This well-regarded school offers a comprehensive curriculum from S1 to S6 and has strong links with the local community.

Transport. Carrbridge enjoys excellent transport links, making it easy to connect with the rest of Scotland and the UK. By Road: The A9, Scotland’s main arterial route, is only a few minutes from Carrbridge, providing direct connections to Inverness in the north (around 25 miles away) and Aviemore in the south (about 7 miles away). The village is approximately a three-hour drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. By Rail: Carrbridge has its own railway station, providing regular services to Inverness, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. The famous Caledonian Sleeper also stops at Carrbridge, offering overnight service to London. By Air: Inverness Airport, only around 30 miles away, provides regular flights to many UK destinations including London, Manchester, Bristol, and Birmingham, as well as international flights. Despite its tranquil and secluded feel, Carrbridge's exceptional transport links ensure residents and visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds: the serenity of highland living combined with the convenience of excellent connectivity.

Accommodation

MAIN HOUSE:
***************** GROUND FLOOR: Sun Room l Reception Room l Dining Room l Sitting Room l Shower Room l Kitchen Breakfast l Utility Room l Rear Porch. ****************
FIRST FLOOR: Master Bedroom Suite with walk-in Dressing Room leading to En Suite Bathroom l Four Further Bedrooms l Bathroom
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THE SQUIRREL APARTMENT:
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Lounge & Dining Area l Hall l Two Double Bedrooms l Bathroom l Kitchen
OUTSIDE
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Grounds extending to 0.4 acres approx with mature planting. Off street parking and Garage for main house with separate access, garden and parking for The Squirrel apartment

Overview

Ard Na Coille is a magnificent stone-built period property, covering over 3,500 sqft (328 sqm) of beautifully arranged accommodation. This splendid home is underscored by an array of character features including generously proportioned rooms, soaring high ceilings, fine cornices, authentic recessed press cupboards and alcoves, resplendent pitch pine doors, decorative fireplaces, and characterful raised skirtings. An embodiment of classical architecture melded with contemporary convenience; the property has witnessed substantial investment to enhance its inherent charm. The modern kitchen, refreshing bathrooms, cosy wood-burning stoves, double glazing, high-quality flooring, and central heating are a testament to a rare blend that intertwines fine craftsmanship and proportion with modern amenity and warmth. Complementing the main house, the Squirrel Apartment is a two-bedroom ground-floor annexe which offers self-contained living at its finest ideal for multi-generational living or as an additional income subject to the necessary consents.

Sun Room (5.02m x 1.79m)

Enveloped by stunning garden views through glazed windows on three sides. Double doors provide direct garden access, creating a blissful indoor-outdoor oasis, while an additional door connects to the hall, offering both seclusion and accessibility during leisurely summer months.

Hall

Enter into the inviting L-shaped hall via the front sun room, serving as a gateway to various zones of the property including the reception room, dining room, and kitchen. The rear porch (0.98m x 2.06m), a practical space for shoes and outerwear, provides access to the rear garden while maintaining an organised entryway. Navigational ease is enhanced with two separate staircases, each leading to the different first-floor accommodations.

Reception Room (4.75m x 4.70m)

This harmoniously proportioned room offers a cosy and comfortable ambiance, illuminated by a large twin window at the front and an additional side window, infusing the space with natural light. Centered around an impressive stove nestled within a fireplace, it provides not only warmth but also an inviting atmosphere, while a recessed press cupboard adds a functional and aesthetic element to the space. A blend of light, warmth, and practicality creates a pleasant setting for relaxation and leisure.

Dining Room (4.96m x 5.24m)

This enchanting and spacious dining room boasts a large double window, offering picturesque views of the lush, mature front gardens. Warm, solid oak flooring and attractive ceiling cornices enhance its elegance, while strategic lighting adds a cosy ambiance. A shelved press cupboard provides additional storage, and an adjacent door conveniently leads to the sitting room, facilitating effortless flow between entertaining spaces.

Sitting Room (7.36m x 4.73m)

This gorgeous, well-proportioned sitting room delights with a large bay window area, providing a serene spot to admire the fabulous garden views. A striking Morso wood-burning stove, set within a magnificent decorative stone surround and hearth, stands out as a focal point of the room. A patio door grants access to the front garden, while additional windows bathe the room in abundant natural light, creating a bright and welcoming space.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room (4.40m x 3.12m)

A splendid, spacious modern country kitchen boasts a comprehensive selection of base, wall, drawer, and larder units, complemented by granite and Scottish burr Oak worktops. Elegant wall tiling and feature lighting enhance the overall aesthetic, while the inclusion of a gas hob, illuminated extractor, integrated under-counter freezer, Siemens dishwasher and double oven ensure functional luxury. Side windows present serene views of the meticulously maintained gardens, and a separate double door lock provides optional access to the annexe.

Utility (3.20m x 2.15m)

A practical utility area with a Bosch American fridge freezer, washing machine, and tumble dryer, ensuring convenience for handling household chores and offering ample storage for perishables.

Shower Room (2.34m x 2.20m)

Featuring a spacious quadrant shower, this room also provides a pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c. for convenience. A window located at the rear of the house ensures ample natural light and ventilation, adding brightness and freshness to the space.

Beds Four and Five

Accessible from the main hall, a distinct, smaller staircase ascends to bedrooms four and five. Bedroom four (4.45m x 3.15m or 14'7" x 10'4") is a charming double room, illuminated by a side window and adorned with a decorative fireplace. Bedroom five (3.08m x 2.21m or 10'1" x 7'3"), is a single bedroom and provides versatile space. To the other side of the landing is access to a substantial and convenient storage area which also houses the water cylinder. Offering excellent privacy and versatility due to their separation, these rooms are optimal for teenagers or multi-functional use, such as games, gym, cinema rooms, or home working spaces.

Main Stairs & First Floor Landing

The main staircase gracefully ascends to the second landing, granting access to the principal bedroom suite, bedrooms two and three, and a well-appointed bathroom. Additionally, a loft hatch and a front-facing window enhance the functionality and natural light in this accessible and well-planned upper level.

Master Bedroom Suite

This lavish suite unfolds into a voluminous, illuminated bedroom area, spotlighting a striking decorative iron fireplace with a timber mantle, sophisticated tiling, and a slate hearth, all complemented by a front-facing window. Adjoining doors reveal a dressing room (4.8m x 2.38m or 15'9" x 7'10") that offers splendid amenity, featuring top-lit integral wardrobes and abundant hanging and shelved storage. A substantial window introduces a cascade of natural light, enhancing the room's brightness and airy ambiance. Twin doors usher you into the opulent en-suite (4.8m x 2.38m or 15'9" x 7'10"), presenting twin pedestal wash hand basins, a built-in bath, and a separate shower enclosure, crafting a tranquil retreat to luxuriate and decompress. The entire suite is a perfect blend of space and style, providing an exclusive haven.

Bedroom Two (4.36m x 2.37m)

A delightful double bedroom featuring a large picture window provides views to the front of the property, overlooking the gardens and extending to the serene woodland beyond.

Bedroom Three (4.36m x 2.27m)

A bright twin bedroom, featuring a window to the side of the house, that affords generous natural light, creating a welcoming and luminous space.

Bathroom (2.85m x 2.60m)

The family bathroom, both spacious and well-proportioned, provides a blend of functionality and elegance. It features a bath, equipped with an electric shower, glass screen, and full-height tiling, ensuring a modern and practical bathing experience. An opaque window to the rear of the house brings subtle light while maintaining privacy, complemented by a w.c. and a pedestal wash hand basin with twin taps, altogether crafting a bathroom that balances utility and aesthetic appeal.

The Squirrel Apartment

This splendid two-bedroom apartment, adjoined and accessible at the rear of the property offers further quality accommodation and different options. Boasting its own access, a garden featuring secure storage, and dedicated parking, it presents a fabulous option to either to utilise as a ready-to-occupy, multi-generational living space or as a potential rental income subject to the necessary consents.

Squirrel Sitting / Dining Room (3.77m x 3.30m / 3.77m x 2.72m)

An impressive open-plan living space that offers abundant room for comfortable seating along with a dining area with ample space for table and chairs. French doors open to the rear, revealing a private garden area— a perfect extension for summertime living. Additional doors provide access to both bedrooms and the hall, while a lockable double door can connect to the kitchen in the main house when needed. The layout exudes an airy and inclusive feel, allowing fluid transitions between indoor and outdoor areas, ensuring both privacy and connectivity.

Squirrel Hall

Offering access to the lounge/dining area, bathroom, and kitchen, ensuring a smooth flow between the primary living spaces. A separate cupboard discretely houses the gas boiler, maintaining an uncluttered space.

Squirrel Kitchen (3.92m x 2.48m)

The adeptly equipped kitchen presents a selection of base and drawer units, harmoniously paired with complementary worktops, providing both aesthetics and functionality. Featuring a sink with a drainer and mixer tap, along a washing machine and fridge-freezer, it capably meets culinary and storage needs. A door leads to the rear garden.

Squirrel Bathroom (2.79m x 1.99m)

A clean and stylish bathroom featuring a coordinated three-piece suite in crisp white, consisting of a bath equipped with an electric shower, w.c, and a pedestal wash hand basin. A window to the side of the house introduces natural light, enhancing the freshness of the space. This bathroom thoughtfully marries functionality with contemporary aesthetics, creating a refreshing and comfortable environment.

Squirrel Bedroom One (3.06m x 2.74m)

A delightful double bedroom that features a large picture window to the side, bathing the space in natural light. An integral mirrored wardrobe not only enhances the perceived spaciousness of the room but also provides substantial hanging and shelved storage.

Squirrel Bedroom Two (3.06m x 2.75m)

Another light double bedroom delights with a large window that drenches the room in natural light, creating a bright and airy ambiance. The integral mirrored wardrobe not only serves as a practical storage solution, offering ample hanging and shelved space.

Outside

Situated on a highly sought-after street within the charming and lively village of Carrbridge, this magnificent home is set within grounds that splendidly mirror its fantastic nature, extending to approximately 0.4 acres. The exterior features well-manicured lawns and mature planting, alongside off-street parking facilities for both the main house and the apartment separately. Across from the property, beautiful woodland walks through mature forests await, while additional river walks alongside the tranquil River Dulnain can be found to the rear. Ensuring ample privacy, the home is aptly shielded by mature trees and shrubs, creating a secluded oasis with numerous options for outdoor enjoyment. Further enhancing the outdoor living experience are provisions such as outside taps, a wood store, timber garage, summer house, and tool shed. Moreover, the Squirrel Apartment boasts its own privately fenced and easily accessible garden space, adding an extra layer of exclusivity to this beautiful property.

Timber Garage (7.0m x 4.0m)

This expansive timber garage, vertically clad and crowned with a pitched corrugated roof set on a sturdy concrete base, offers outstanding secure storage. Perfectly designed to accommodate garden tools, sports equipment, and even a vehicle, it merges practicality with a rustic aesthetic, ensuring all storage needs are met while maintaining a harmonious appearance with its surroundings.

Services

It is understood that there is mains drainage, water and electricity. There is gas central heating with radiators and additional wood burning stoves to the main reception rooms.

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

Entry

By mutual agreement.

Price

SOLD

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Strathspey House
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