4 bed House - Detached Under Offer
UNDER OFFER £250,000
UNDER OFFER - "Glenton," an exquisite four-bedroom detached property, nestles serenely in Tomintoul, proudly holding the title of the Highlands highest village. The residence sprawls over a generous 200 sqm, thoughtfully segmented into two sumptuously laid out floors of delightful living space. Upon crossing the threshold of the ground floor, you are welcomed by an entrance vestibule, which leads through to a cosy hall. Here, a sitting room beckons, enticing with the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Further exploration reveals an open-plan kitchen and dining area, where culinary and communal activities blend harmoniously. The ground floor also encompasses a practical utility, a refreshing shower room, a study / hobby room, and a flexible fourth bedroom that could alternatively be utilised as a productive home working space. Ascending to the first floor, the landing acts as a nexus to three further bedrooms, two of which boast the luxury of en-suite facilities, ensuring ample space and privacy for inhabitants and guests alike. Externally, "Glenton" extends its hospitality with off-street parking available to both front and rear of the property, providing additional convenience. The manicured and mature gardens offer a lush retreat, while a greenhouse beckons to those with a green thumb, and a patio provides a sublime space to entertain or simply while away the afternoons. With its amalgam of charm, functionality, and location, "Glenton" is positioned to suit a multitude of purchasers, from families to professionals, and those seeking the tranquil vitality of highland living. Energy Performance Certificate Rating C, Council Tax Band D
Tomintoul is the Eastern Gateway to the Cairngorms National Park and has the reputation of being the highest village in the Highlands at 1165 ft (350m) centred round a picturesque square and situated near the Lecht Ski Resort Centre on the scenic route between Grantown on Spey and Royal Deeside. It is the largest village in the Glenlivet area supporting B&B's, a post office and general stores, art studios, craft, gift and malt whisky shops.
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 area is surrounded by the mountain ranges of the Cromdales, the Ladder Hills and the Cairngorms, facilitating spectacular views, walks and other outdoor pursuits, including wildlife appreciation, salmon and trout fishing on the nearby River Avon, mountain biking on many trails and nearby bike Glenlivet and hill walking a plenty.
The nearby Lecht Ski Centre 2090 provides winter sports and in the summer has quad biking and go-carts.
Located in the heart of the Highlands, Tomintoul offers a number of convenient travel options for local, regional, and international travel.
Road: Tomintoul is well-connected via road with the A939, a major scenic route running through Speyside, providing easy access to both Aberdeen to the east and Inverness to the north.
Air: The nearest airports are Inverness Airport (approximately 43 miles away) and Aberdeen International Airport (approximately 56 miles away), offering both domestic and international flights.
Rail: The nearest railway station is Aviemore (around 27 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, Tomintoul falls within the Moray Council area, which provides a comprehensive education system. Primary education is available at Tomintoul Primary School, a small but well-regarded school located right in Tomintoul. For secondary education, pupils typically attend Speyside High School in Aberlour, which is approximately 21 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.
Stepping through the UPVC front door, one is immediately embraced by the warm and inviting ambiance of the entrance vestibule. The rich, oak flooring underfoot elegantly reflects the gentle illumination from the thoughtfully placed ceiling lighting above. On either side, windows allow natural light to gently permeate the area, creating a harmonious balance with the artificial light. To the side, a neat cupboard houses the electrical consumer board. Ahead, an additional door, complemented by a glazed side panel leads into the adjoining hall.
Welcoming you with its bright and airy ambiance, the hall of this home immediately impresses with its rich oak flooring that extends invitingly towards the stairs, gracefully leading to the first-floor accommodation and with storage underneath. Emanating from this central space, doors offer passage to the various rooms including a cosy sitting room, a versatile fourth bedroom or home working space, a practical store, and a sociable open-plan kitchen and dining area.
The sitting room, adorned with oak flooring and gentle ceiling lighting, bathes in the abundant light spilled through dual-aspect windows to the front, providing enchanting views across the sprawling landscape towards the distant hills. An additional window to the rear further illuminates the space with natural light, creating a bright and uplifting environment. The room’s pièce de résistance is undoubtedly the wood-burning stove, set upon a slate hearth and framed by a distinguished oak surround, providing a cosy warmth and as a charming focal point.
This beautiful, bright L-shaped room revels in the light from windows to the side and rear and French doors that usher you out onto a private patio area. Inside, the kitchen boasts a range of wall, base, display, and drawer units paired with complementary work surfaces. The welcoming warmth and functionality of a Rayburn not only enhances the kitchen but also supplies hot water throughout the house. Additional features include a one and a half bowl sink and drainer, an electric hob and oven with an overhead extractor, as well as spaces allocated for a dishwasher and under-counter fridge. Solid oak flooring and varied lighting—including ceiling, wall, and strip lights—add the final touches of elegance, while the ample space will easily accommodate a sizeable dining suite, ensuring a sociable experience. A door leads conveniently to the utility room, enhancing the functionality of the space.
The utility room features additional work surfaces and wall units, providing ample space for a washing machine, fridge-freezer, and tumble drier, ensuring practicality and streamlined living. Housing a Worcester oil boiler, heating controls, and a wall-mounted alarm keypad, the room blends functionality with peace of mind. The floor is adorned with durable laminate flooring and a UPVC and glazed door to the rear allows easy access to the outdoor area, with a further door conveniently leading to the shower room.
The shower room features a three-piece suite that includes a WC, wash hand basin, and a shower cubicle, enveloped with full-height tiling. Essential amenities like a shaver point and light cater to daily routines, while a window to the side invites in natural light, subtly complementing the laminate flooring and ceiling light. An extractor fan ensures the space remains fresh and moisture-free.
This versatile space, currently utilised as a study, presents a plethora of possibilities and could effortlessly be adapted into a hobby room or similar. Solid oak flooring lays a foundation of timeless elegance, while ceiling lighting ensures a bright and motivational atmosphere for focus or creativity. A window to the rear invites a cascade of natural light.
This room, currently utilised as a second reception room, offers a realm of possibilities and would seamlessly transition into an ideal double bedroom if desired or a bright and spacious home working space. Two windows to the front invite ample natural light in addition to ceiling lighting, enhancing the rich oak flooring that graces the space beneath.
The spacious landing is illuminated by a Velux skylight window, complete with blinds, ensuring that the space is bathed in a delightful, controlled natural light. An airing cupboard discreetly houses the water tank and there is carpet flooring. Ceiling lights sprinkle gentle illumination throughout and an access hatch opens to the loft space, offering additional storage. Finally, there are doors to all first floor bedrooms and a further door provides entrance to the Jack and Jill Master en-suite bathroom, offering a private sanctuary within this well-considered home.
A generous, bright double room awaits, blessed with a bay window and an additional window to the rear, ensuring a luminous environment enriched by natural light. A large double wardrobe provides not merely a storage solution but a wealth of space, offering ample hanging and shelving options to organise and store garments with ease. The floor, adorned with a plush carpet, adds a soft, luxurious touch underfoot, while ceiling lights provide a gentle, encompassing illumination. A door leads to a jack and jill en-suite bathroom, facilitating a private and convenient living experience in this thoughtfully designed space.
The en-suite bathroom epitomises both luxury and practicality with its four-piece suite, featuring a WC, wash hand basin, a bath surrounded by meticulous tiling, and a separate tiled shower cubicle. Two Velux skylight windows, fitted with blinds, usher in beams of natural light while allowing for privacy when desired. A heated towel radiator adds a touch of indulgence, ensuring warm towels and a consistently cosy environment. The dual ceiling lights cast a soft glow throughout, while a mirror, shaver point, and light complete the amenity. There is a further lockable door to the landing which can be locked to ensure privacy for the principal bedroom occupants or unlocked for the use of guests from the other two first floor bedrooms. Lastly, an extractor ensures the space maintains optimal freshness, rounding off the bathroom's thoughtful design.
This inviting double room boasts a bright bay window to the front, infusing the space with abundant natural light and creating a cheerful atmosphere. A double wardrobe provides plentiful storage, offering ample hanging and shelving space to accommodate a variety of storage needs. Luxurious carpeting underfoot and a gentle ceiling light above contribute to the room’s warm and welcoming aura. Additionally, a door leads to a convenient WC, which is equipped with a two-piece suite comprising a WC and wash hand basin. This auxiliary space is also carpeted and features a ceiling light, an extractor, and a wall heater, ensuring comfort and practicality in this well-appointed bedroom.
A bright and versatile double/twin room welcomes with a generous bay window to the front, presenting panoramic views of the rolling hills beyond. Storage is thoughtfully considered with two double wardrobes, each offering abundant hanging and shelving options to comfortably cater to varied storage needs. The plush carpet underfoot and a gentle ceiling light overhead collectively enrich the room’s ambiance, making it a serene retreat.
The exterior of the property promises both utility and aesthetic appeal. A generous gravelled parking area provides ample space for numerous vehicles, neatly bounded by a decorative stone wall and robust timber fencing, ensuring both visual appeal and functional demarcation. A well-curated front garden boasts established borders, interspersed with mature trees and shrubs, offering both privacy and a lush, welcoming entrance. For added safety and convenience, a security light is also installed. Moving to the rear, the garden reveals a harmonious blend of practical and leisure spaces. A paved area, surrounded by mature borders, trees, and shrubs, offers a delightful outdoor environment. A secluded patio area invites alfresco dining and leisure, while a large timber shed and greenhouse cater to storage and gardening needs respectively. Further off street parking accessed via a metal gate is provided and the presence of the oil tank is subtly integrated into the space, and practicalities are further catered to with the availability of a water tap and an additional security light, ensuring utility and safety in this charming outdoor retreat.
It is understood that the property has mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating provided via an oil fired boiler. Beneath the classically beautiful exterior of the kitchen Rayburn lies a highly efficient combined hot water heating and cooking system that creates mouth-watering dishes and piping hot water, just when you need it.
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EPC Rating C
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