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Grantown-on-Spey Morayshire PH26

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£850,000
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A majestic “A” listed historic Castle with a rich history set in approximately 35 acres.

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Castle Grant is an important “A” listed 16th century castle set in mature garden grounds which enjoys stunning open views over to the hills of Cromdale and beyond. The castle was originally known as Freuchie Castle when it was occupied by the Comyn family but in 1694 the Grant family became the principal owners. The castle was significantly extended in 1765 with the addition of the east and west wings. The design for this was carried out by the Scottish architect John Adam.

The Property Castle Grant has four main levels including a large basement and a two storey attic. On either side of the main castle are the east and west wings which form the u-shape and the raised inner courtyard. The main entrance to the castle is on the north elevation leading to the hallway. The current layout provides accommodation over the ground floor, first and second floors. The third floor, attic and second attic offer excellent further development potential subject to the appropriate permissions.

Over the years there have been many improvements and additions such as wood burning stoves, en suite facilities, modern bathrooms and a fitted kitchen. The property has retained many of its original features and elegance and these are evident in many of the period rooms which include a ballroom, drawing room and billiard room. Many of the rooms enjoy beautiful open aspects of the local countryside and views over the gardens and pond. In the last year the castle has undergone a significant amount of work as part of a renovation programme and this is very much ongoing work in progress, providing the potential purchaser with an outstanding development opportunity.

This property has 34.9642 acres of land.

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Outside

The property is situated in an area of mature parkland and surrounding woodlands and set in approximately 35 acres. There are several paths carved through the garden grounds, one leading to a large pond and wooded area.

Situation

The property is situated within the outstanding Cairngorms National Park where there are almost limitless opportunities for sporting and wildlife enthusiasts. The Strathspey Angling Association leases approximately six miles of double bank salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Spey and twelve miles of double bank fishing on the River Dulnain. There are also popular golf courses at Grantown on Spey, Nethy Bridge, Boat of Garten, Carrbridge and Aviemore. The Cairngorm Ski Area is approximately 30 minutes away and sailing, kayaking and windsurfing are available on nearby Loch Morlich and Loch Insh. A short distance north, the Morayshire coastline has a string of beautiful beaches and historic fishing villages.

Grantown on Spey is a fine example of Georgian town planning and is situated on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The town has a good range of individual shops and services, including hotels, restaurants, banks, a cottage hospital, health centre and a petrol station. There are daily train services to Inverness and the south from Aviemore, and Inverness Airport provides a variety of domestic and European flights.

Other Features

  • Small Country Estate
  • Historic 'A' Listed Castle
  • Set in mature parklands at surrounding woodland
  • Stunning views over local countryside
  • Within Cairngorms National Park
  • In all, approx. 13,110 SqFt
  • Reception hallway | Stairway | Hall | Cinema room | 3 x WC’s | Castle kitchen | Butlers room | Utility room | Store room | Breakfast room.
  • First Floor:
  • Landing | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom | Library | Drawing room | Ballroom | Sitting room | Self-contained guest wing with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, open plan lounge/kitchen.
  • Second Floor:
  • Upper landing | Lounge | Snooker room | 2 x Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and dressing room | 2 x Further en suite bedrooms.

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