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5 bedroom detached house for sale

The Anchorage, Alves, Elgin, Moray, IV30

Offers Over £775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Reception Rooms. 5 Bedrooms.
  • Recently renovated Georgian Manse
  • Steading and church
  • Private and accessible location
  • About 5.85 acres
  • Many original features
  • Biomass heating system
  • Sheltered wooded grounds
  • Walled garden
  • Planning for two dwellings

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Anchorage is an elegant, classical Georgian Manse dating from approximately 1835 and attributed to Elgin Architect William Robertson (1786 - 1841). South facing, the house is constructed of stone under a pitched slate roof and is grade 'B' listed. It sits in a charming secluded setting with a large walled garden lying to the east and more extensive wooded policies to the south and west ensuring great privacy and shelter.

The house has been comprehensively renovated in recent years to create a magnificent family home of exemplary quality. The renovation was completed to the highest of standards including completely re-wiring, re-plumbing, renovation and insulation of the roof and a new central heating system. Care has been taken to maintain all of the period features such as cornicing, fireplaces (2 with wood stoves), working timber shutters, window seats and tasteful decor that one would expect in a country house yet also incorporating modern and high quality kitchen and bathroom fittings. The house is well insulated and is heated using an energy efficient wood fired bio mass boiler (see services).

Outside, there is a delightful walled garden to the east of the house which is laid to lawn with various mature trees, flower beds and herbaceous borders. Garden buildings include a useful newly built triple carriage house style garage (about 4.8m x 9.0m). To the south and west of the house is a charming woodland plantation which includes a wide range of mature specimen trees and rhododendrons. The house is accessed over a sweeping tarmac and gravelled drive providing ample parking space for a number of vehicles. In total, the grounds extend to about 4.6 acres.

Lot 2 - The Steading (about 0.19 ha / 0.49 ac)
Comprises two grade 'B' listed attractive traditional one and a half storey stone and slate built outbuildings. Full planning consent and building warrants have been obtained to convert the steading into a substantial and most interesting detached house with a separate access from the public road across the former vegetable garden.

Located adjacent is the former Alves Parish Church with a paddock area (used historically as vegetable plots)

Lot 3 - Alves Parish Church (about 0.23 ha / 0.57 ac)
Comprises a most attractive Church dating from 1769 and which is also grade 'B' listed. Planning consent and building warrant have also been obtained to convert the building into a wonderful detached house with architecturally interesting and well laid out accommodation provided over two storeys.

The steading and Church offer a magnificent opportunity for buyers looking to create architecturally interesting and well considered homes. They offer great flexibility of design and future use and would be ideal for those looking to build themselves a wonderful family dwelling. The range of building offer huge potential and flexibility with the option to establish a "live and work" business from home or long term letting potential to provide a secondary income. Conversion to holiday accommodation offers another option of which there is a dearth in the area.

The paddock area to the rear has direct access to the road and also offers further potential for development (subject to obtaining all necessary consents).

EPC Rating = E

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 July 2015

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