9 bedroom detached house for salePalmers Cross House, Pluscarden Road, Elgin, Moray, IV30
- 9 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 7 bathrooms
- Separate flat
- Recently renovated
- Many fine period features
- Flexible and adaptable accommodation
- River frontage
- Stunning grounds including a magnificent walled garden
- Garaging and outbuildings
- Scope for wide range of uses including B&B, Guest House and boutique Hotel
Palmers Cross House is an elegant and most impressive detached house located in a stunning riverside location in Elgins west end.
The name Palmers Cross, signifies when the Palmers, who were pilgrims, who had been in Jerusalem, crossed the River Lossie on their way to Pluscarden Abbey from Elgin. Originally, the crossing was known as Palmers Fiurd.
The house is believed to date from between 1815 and 1825 and was built by well known solicitor Robert Young and was further extended and developed by Lt-Col Alexander Anderson of Nairn. It was sold to the Baird family in 1898 and was passed down through various family members and generations over which time the house was extended again. The Bairds were a successful military family and evidence of this is shown with the various coats of arms of the regiments in which the family served on the windows overlooking the stairs. Recently, the house has been restored and fully renovated returning it from various flatted apartments back into a stunning private residence with a separate self contained flat at the rear.
From the driveway, stone steps lead to an impressive columned portico and into the house through a spacious vestibule and reception hall with some intricate cornicing and plasterwork. Various doors lead to a bright and well lit drawing room, an ideal room to entertain large parties with a hardwood floor and a large bay window overlooking the grounds. Opposite is the dining room which also has a deep west facing bay window and an attractive open fireplace. Ideal for larger dinner parties, a door leads to a useful and fully equipped serving kitchen and from where a stone staircase also leads to the basement with an extensive range of cellars and stores. The main kitchen has a bespoke range of high quality wall and floor units together with marble worktops, various integrated appliances including a Rangemaster stove. French doors fill the room with natural light and open out to the garden. There is a cosy family / TV room which also has a door to the garden whilst a good sized utility room and shower room complete the ground floor. A stunning split level staircase with an ornate carved hand rail and balusters leads to the galleried landing which gives access to 4 bedrooms (master en suite) and family bathroom. A lower level landing accesses the remaining 5 bedrooms, 3 of which have modern en suite facilities and a second family bathroom. There is also a useful attic room proving ample storage. The recent renovation has been completed with great sympathy and care providing the best of modern living yet retaining a wealth of fine original features including; tall ceilings with ornate cornicing and plaster work, part panelled walls, some hard wood floors and attractive open fireplaces together with gas central heating and double glazed windows. The principal reception rooms and bedrooms are particularly impressive, many of which enjoy a breathtaking outlook over the grounds, walled garden and countryside beyond.
Located at the rear of the house is a superb self contained flat with a well equipped kitchen, sitting room with double doors to a side garden, shower room and 2 double bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom. The flat has its own separate heating system, garage, small garden and access and could be used either by staff or let out as holiday accommodation or on a longer term basis.
Garden and Grounds
Outside, the grounds extend to about 2.6 acres and include a magnificent walled garden which is internally partitioned by mature hedging and comprises various well stocked beds and borders, an orchard, fruit cages and a useful potting shed / garden store. The grounds also include areas of lawn which sweep down to the River Lossie and a great many mature specimen trees and rhododendrons which provide a stunning array of colour in the spring and summer months. Ample parking is provided on a tarmac drive whilst there are two separate garages with a 4 car garage (about 7.3m x 9.7m) serving the main accommodation and a second garage (about 4.1m x 7.3m) which could be used separately by the flat occupants.
Palmers Cross House will appeal to a wide range of buyers but principally to those looking for a substantial and impressive private home and to those looking to establish a business such as a Hotel, B&B or Guest House.
EPC Rating = E
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