- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 3 receptions
***CLOSING DATE SET - FRIDAY 12TH JANUARY 2018 AT 11AM** A stunning B listed traditional home with an abundance of period features enjoying uninterrupted views over the mouth of the River Spey towards Spey Bay and the Moray Firth.
Dunfermline House is a distinctive B listed period home steeped in history and enjoying a magnificent semi-rural position on the edge of the coastal village of Kingston on Spey. The views over the local countryside and shoreline are stunning.
The property is understood to date from at least the mid 17th century and was comprehensively and sympathetically renovated in the early 2000s creating a truly magnificent, flexible home of grace and style which has retained all of its charm and a host of period features including fireplaces, hardwood flooring, raised skirting and window shutters.
The flexibility, proportions and layout of Dunfermline House will suit a variety of buyers, including those looking for a genuine lifestyle property in a semi-rural position yet convenient for all the local amenities including the airport and local schooling, as well as those looking for a beautifully appointed retreat in a picturesque location with the added option of further development.
Dunfermline House is approached via a gated driveway which leads to a large parking area. As you enter the driveway you catch a glimpse of the dramatic views and coastline which create a wonderful first impression of the surroundings, peace and tranquillity. Entrance to the house is via the front vestibule at which point the charm, attention to detail and impressive specification become evident. The current owners purchased the property around 2000 and have embarked on lovingly restoring this period gem with great care and attention, with modern additions such as underfloor heating, wood burning stoves and Aga, whilst at the same time managing to retain its original feel and character with exposed stonework, roof beams and impressive craftsmanship throughout.
The entrance hallway leads to a magnificent open plan sitting/dining room with a host of features which enjoys great views and attracts an abundance of natural light. There is a WC/cloakroom, family/living room and a large country house kitchen complete with a comprehensive range of storage units, centre island, larder, flagstone floor and Aga. Doors on each side of the kitchen provide access to the courtyard, patio and gardens.
The accommodation is arranged over three levels and the pine staircase leads to the first floor, where the beautifully appointed Master bedroom comes with a balcony, walkin wardrobe and en-suite. There is a family bathroom and a further two bedrooms on this floor. The staircase continues up to the attic level where there is a landing/hallway, leading to two attic bedrooms and a bathroom.
The South Wing of the house is accessed from both the main house and its own door from the garden into a hallway. This is a fantastic original part of the house which, on the ground floor, houses the utility/boiler room, wc and large workshop/wood store with door to decking area under the balcony. A staircase leads to the first floor where there is a large storage area/ studio with balcony and on the upper floor a study/gym/attic space. This area is ripe for further development, subject to the appropriate permissions, and is ideal for those working from home looking for a large home office/study or studio.
This property has 1 acres of land.
Detached double garage and workshop with remote up and over doors, floored attic storage above. Detached B listed barn with development potential, subject to the appropriate permissions, machine store, garden store and summer house. Cobbled courtyard, flagstone patio, in approximately 1 acre of grounds, laid to lawn interspersed with a variety of trees, plants and shrubs.
Dunfermline House is nicely positioned within Kingston on Spey, a small coastal village in Moray, Scotland. It is situated immediately north of Garmouth, at the western side of the mouth of the River Spey on the coast of the Moray Firth. In Garmouth can be found the Garmouth Hotel, with restaurant and the Speyside Coffee Roasting Company Café, and a hairdresser. The closest Primary School is in Mosstodloch, with Primary and Secondary schooling in Fochabers. Fochabers has an excellent range of facilities, including doctors surgery, hotels, shops, convenience store, post office, antique shops and garden centre. More comprehensive services and facilities, including a large leisure centre, can be found in the regional centre at Elgin, about 10 miles to the west.
The Moray Firth area and Spey Valley are renowned for having a relatively mild dry climate and excellent scenery. The property is situated at the mouth of the River Spey, which is world famous for its salmon fishing. The property is ideally situated for walking and The Speyside Way long distance path network passes only half a mile from the property.
From Elgin take the A96 in the direction of Aberdeen. Take the left hand exit at the roundabout on the approach to Lhanbryde and continue through the village taking the left hand turn signposted for Kingston. Continue on this road into the village of Garmouth and turn left at the junction by the Memorial Cross. Follow the road through Garmouth and continue to Kingston, where you will see the property situated on the right hand side.
- 2 Reception rooms and study
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom suite
- 4 Further bedrooms
- 2 Family bathrooms and 2 WC's
- In all 4, 445 SqFt
- Detached double garage and workshop
- 'B' listed barn and outbuildings
- Front and rear gardens
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