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5 bedroom detached house for sale

The Grange, Birnie, Elgin, Moray, IV30

Offers Over £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Grade 'C' listed
  • Many fine period features
  • Extensive and well stocked mature garden
  • Useful outbuilding with development potential

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Grange is an elegant former manse located in a wonderful rural position to the south of Elgin. The oldest section of the house is understood to date back to the 17th Century with substantial extensions added in the 1800's. Used for many years as the Manse serving the nearby Birnie Kirk, the house has been occupied by the present owners since 2003. Over this time, they have made considerable improvements to create a magnificent family home of rare quality. Spacious and very adaptable accommodation is provided over two storeys.

On the ground floor, a stone flagged vestibule accesses the main hallway with doors leading to a well lit study and on to a cosy family room / snug with a delightful open fire. The dining kitchen has a 4 oven oil fired Aga and hand built wall and base units built locally from Ash and Beech. The kitchen has many integrated appliances as well as a superb granite topped island unit. A door leads on to a good sized utility room / rear hall with a separate electric oven and plumbing for a washing machine. From the kitchen, access through an adjoining pantry leads to an impressive dining room with an exposed stone feature fireplace and wood burning stove. There is a separate rear hall / boot room and a door leading to what was once the original Sunday School classroom but what is now a delightful garden room (also used as a games room). Also on the ground floor is a cloak room, WC and a guest bedroom with a recently installed en suite shower room and a large walk in wardrobe.

From the hall and ground floor passage, two separate staircases lead to the first floor. Here, there is a magnificent drawing room with tall ceilings, an attractive open fireplace with dog grate and large windows that give it a lovely light and airy atmosphere. There is a master suite with a bedroom, en suite dressing room and shower room and an adjoining 'Jack and Jill' bathroom that can be used by various bedrooms as well as a second separate shower room. There are three further bedrooms. A coombed second floor includes three separate stores. The Grange is in excellent condition and is beautifully decorated throughout. The large windows flood the interior with natural light and it has a great many fine features befitting a country house of this quality which include: ornate cornicing, tall ceilings and attractive open fires in addition to high quality bathroom and kitchen fittings. The drawing room on the first floor, the breakfasting kitchen, dining room and snug / family room are particularly impressive, the bedrooms are all of an excellent size and the garden room could be put to a wide range of uses.

Accessed over a tree lined driveway, The Grange extends to a little over an acre and includes a delightful, part walled garden. The property is secluded by a number of specimen trees including mature Lime, Beech, Holly and Cedar. The garden includes areas of lawn, well stocked mature beds and borders and ample parking on a gravelled driveway. A charming walled and hedged garden has a small orchard, various raised beds and is a very peaceful place to sit and enjoy the Moray countryside. Located adjacent to the house is a superb traditional steading providing extensive storage space and which has planning consent for conversion into an additional dwelling house. The proposed accommodation includes: Hall, living room, kitchen, utility room, bathroom and 3 bedrooms (1 en suite). The relevant planning references are: 06/00438/FUL and listed building consent 06/00550/LBC. An extension to these original plans was granted in November 2012 (Ref: 12/01520/LBC). A second tarmac driveway very usefully serves the steading separately. The steading is constructed of rendered stone under a slate roof and it has an electricity supply. The various stores currently include 2 garages, log store, workshop, coal bunker and 2 stables.

EPC Rating = E


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24 October 2016

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