Charming terraced stone cottage in iconic Speyside Village

  • Offers Over £190,000
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Key Selling Points

  • Three bedroom cottage
  • Rural village location
  • New roof in 2014
  • Rewired 2008
  • Gas central heating
  • Double glazing
  • Band A council tax
  • Early entry available
  • Accompanied viewings by appointment only
  • Home report available on request

Description

Conveniently located in the heart of a spectacular Spey Valley village and less than 100 metres from the world-famous River Spey, this beautiful cottage has outstanding character and many of the desirable features associated with properties of this type. Constructed of stone in 1856 and offering a generous amount of living accommodation and a substantial enclosed rear outside space, this lovely home demands to be viewed.
Typical of village centre cottages of this age, the property is accessed directly from the street. Opening into a sunny hall decorated in pale neutrals, the space has a feeling of openness and light while retaining all the character and charm of a delightful country home.
A cosy sitting room has good height ceilings for a property of this period, lending the room a sense of space. A large tiled fireplace and hearth is the focal point of the room and features a cast iron grate and wooden mantle. The sitting room has all the elements of a gracious space and will make a lovely retreat in which to relax.
The kitchen is very well laid out and has many wall and floor cabinets with wooden doors and knobs. Partially tiled and with a dark grey worksurface and offset sink, the kitchen is both an interesting shape and practical. A rear utility room off the kitchen, leads to the exterior via an attached outbuilding.
The delightful ground-floor bedroom, at over 4.5 m long, also has a good deal of space, plenty of room for furnishings and a generous ceiling height. With a double aspect to both the front and rear of the house and set at the end of the hall, the bedroom enjoys privacy, along with plenty of natural light.
A substantial two-door shower room is also at the end of the hall, which can be directly accessed from the ground-floor bedroom or the hallway. With a walk-in shower, WC and hand basin, deep window ledge and electric towel rail, this room has a great deal to offer, either as an en-suite or general-use family shower room.
A straight carpeted staircase opens onto the first-floor landing and two very charming bedrooms, each with a delightful coombed ceiling. It is easy to imagine these spaces decorated and furnished in a comfortable but elegant modern Scottish aesthetic. Large cupboard spaces complete the first floor offering generous storage.
Outside is a good-sized outbuilding attached to the property and a substantial outdoor area enclosed by fencing and gates. The space offers parking facilities, as well as the opportunity to create a garden, terrace or space for polytunnels and greenhouses. 35 High Street has clearly been a much loved and happy home and with the right touch and care, it will continue to be so. It is a place that will suit a small family or couple but many other prospects could be considered depending on the new owner’s wishes.

ABOUT ABERLOUR
Approximately halfway between Inverness and Aberdeen and 12 miles from Elgin, the picturesque village of Aberlour is in the heart of whisky country and a spectacular natural landscape.
While the town may be best known for its whisky which is famous around the world, the village and environs also has a thriving and close community. Due to its relative proximity to two of the major urban centres in the North of Scotland, nearby tourist destinations and just over 30 minutes from Forres Enterprise Park, Aberlour enjoys a wealth of employment with companies such as Walkers Shortbread and of course the distilleries. There are many opportunities for entrepreneurs, as well as many agencies providing business advice and guidance, along with the economic and development support of the area through Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Education is well served in and around the village with a number of local primary schools and the highly regarded Speyside High School and Gordonstoun is about 30 minute’s drive from the village.
Despite its small population of just over 1000, Aberlour is well provided with a range of services including a medical practice, buses to Inverness, Elgin and Aberdeen, and local leisure facilities. There are many independent shops and small supermarkets. Larger shops and services are in Elgin. Aberlour offers a great community, along with good business and work prospects, local services and schools, and stunning outdoor leisure facilities including fishing, walking, cycling and riding. All important elements needed for a healthy work-life balance and with its outstanding environment and idyllic charm, Aberlour is a fabulous place, to not only visit, but also to live.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Services: Mains Water, Electric & Gas
Council Tax Band: A
EPC Rating: E (48)
Entry Date: Early entry available
Home Report: Available on request.
Viewings: By appointment only, 7 days a week, accompanied by agent.

INCLUDED IN THE SALE:
All floor coverings curtains and blinds.

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING LEGISLATION
As with all Estate Agents, Hamish is subject to Anti Money Laundering Regulations. These regulations require us as selling agents, to perform various checks on the property buyers and any offer presented to us must be accompanied by the current address, date of birth, and of proof of funds for all purchasers and of any family members who may be gifting deposits. From time to time, certified photographic evidence of the buyer’s identity and proof of address may also be required. We are unable to progress any sale to completion, until these requirements have been fully satisfied.

INTEREST:
It is important your solicitor notifies this office of your interest otherwise the property may be sold without your knowledge. Hamish strongly recommends that you discuss any particular points regarding the property which are likely to affect your interest in the property with them prior to viewing. Interested parties are advised to notify their interest, in writing, with Hamish as a closing date for offers may be set. The seller reserves the right to accept an offer made privately prior to any closing date and further, the seller is not bound to accept the highest, or indeed, any offer. These particulars, whilst believed to be correct do not and cannot form part of any contract. The measurements have been taken using a sonic tape measure and therefore are for guidance only.

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