This one-of-a-kind property is an incredible find and offers a rare opportunity to own and perhaps renovate a quirky stone-built house with extensive grounds at a very reasonable valuation.
Constructed in 1900 and with a generous floor area of 149 m2, this fabulous house offers exciting possibilities, not least due to the number of rooms. These include an entrance hall, two reception rooms, a large kitchen-dining room, a utility room, a bathroom, and four bedrooms, one of which is ensuite. Outside are two garages with light and power, a garden and a small paddock.
As with many village centre properties of this age, the property is accessed directly from the street, in this case, a wide-open square facing directly onto a famous clock tower.
The living room features double-aspect windows, high ceilings and a hearth which contains a woodburning stove. The room is spacious and has the potential to be a very comfortable family room, especially as it leads straight onto the kitchen.
With a sunny south-easterly outlook, the kitchen is well provided with floor and wall cabinets and a large area in the centre for dining table and chairs. The kitchen is fun and playful and has a striking backdrop of colourful tiles, making it a super place for gathering people together.
Accessed via an inner hall is a second living room decorated in red and white and benefitting from a large fireplace and hearth that is contemporary with the house.
A ground-floor bedroom, currently used as a leisure space, is located next to a small utility room with plumbing that has the potential of an ensuite bathroom, or these two rooms could be combined to create a convenient home studio or workshop space. The ground floor is completed with a bathroom with an electric shower over the bath.
The first floor has a large window on the landing that fills the space with natural light. The two smaller bedrooms are prettily shaped with storage and coombed ceilings that also have a good height. The principal bedroom has double-aspect windows and an ensuite shower room.
Outside, an enclosed patio leads to a garden laid with lawn and paving slabs, two garages, and an area of open grass enclosed by a stone wall and fencing.
This is a fascinating property in a unique setting and it benefits from being close to an area that is popular with holidaymakers from around the world. It offers excellent potential to create a family home that doubles as a small business premises, subject to appropriate permissions. Given its size, functionality and location, it would lend itself perfectly to someone who is craft or art-oriented, for example, a carpenter or potter.
Even if simply used as a home, 10 The Square, with the benefit of some decorative work, will make a very comfortable residence for a growing family. It is a fun and quirky building and one in which there are many intriguing things to discover and build upon.
Keith is a charming historic town in the Moray council area of northeastern Scotland. With a population of around 5,000, it is easily accessible by train or via the A96. It is located 55 miles from Inverness and 45 miles from Aberdeen, making it reasonably commutable, especially to areas not quite so far out, such as Forres, Elgin and Grantown.
Best known for its famous distillery and vibrant culture, including a strong emphasis on traditional Scottish music, economically, Keith was traditionally based in textiles and the whisky industry and these still draw people, making it an important tourist destination. Strathisla Distillery and Isla Bank Mills are particularly world-renowned. These along with exceptional wildlife, historic buildings and outdoor leisure make Keith an excellent location for anyone moving to the area with ambitions of running a tourism-based business, or simply to enjoy a quiet life.
Supporting the local agricultural community, events like the Keith Country Show and local gatherings, add to the strong sense of welcome, attracting people from the surrounding areas and around Scotland.
Local amenities are plentiful, featuring a variety of shops, schools and recreational facilities such as parks and a golf course. The town also offers essential services like a small hospital, doctors, dentists and pharmacies, making it convenient for day-to-day living. Keith is a fabulous area for anyone who enjoys history, the countryside, and the benefits of living in a quiet, dramatic part of Scotland that is easily accessible.
Services: Mains Water & drainage, electric and gas.
Council Tax Band: D
EPC Rating: E (46)
Entry Date: Early entry available
Home Report: Available on request.
Viewings: 7 Days a week accompanied by agent.
INCLUDED IN THE SALE:
All floor coverings curtains and blinds and all integrated kitchen appliances.
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.
It is important your solicitor notifies this office of your interest otherwise the property may be sold without your knowledge. Hamish strongly recommend 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.