- PROPERTY TYPE
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 reception room
- 1 bathroom
Built in 1863, Blacksboat Station served the village of Ballindalloch and was a stop along the scenic Great North of Scotland Railway line, which closed in 1965. The former railway line now forms part of The Speyside Way Scottish Highland walking trail.
Blacksboat Station is a charming and characterful property originally constructed as a Victorian railway station in 1863 and beautifully refurbished over recent years. Nestled in serene and picturesque surroundings it is approached via a small gravel driveway bordered by white picket fencing. The one-storey house retains its wonderful historic stone façade but inside it achieves a tasteful balance between the traditional and contemporary. The double front doors open immediately into a spacious and airy open plan living room and kitchen with high ceilings, a south-east aspect, and large deep-set windows that bathe it in plentiful natural light. Stylish touches such as oak flooring, shutters, and doors along with a AGA woodburning stove give this space an ambience of warmth and rustic comfort, whilst the views over the surrounding countryside are simply breathtaking. The thoughtfully designed three-sided kitchen fits effortlessly into this interior and helps to maximise upon the space and naturally segregate the living area whilst maintaining the open plan feel. It even allows for a comfortable breakfast bar ideal for casual dining. White shaker-style wall and floor cabinetry is complemented by butcher block worktops, a Belfast sink, and integrated appliances including an extractor hood, hob, dishwasher, double oven and washing machine. Moving past the kitchen, and you come to a bright triple-aspect principal double bedroom boasting a stunning countryside outlook. With built-in mirrored wardrobes, soft neutral wall finishes, oak shutters, deep-set windows, and carpeting this cosy and restful room is one in which you can imagine drifting off to sleep watching the night sky. Its walk-in en-suite shower room adds to this feeling of escape. Lying at the far end of the house is the second double bedroom which mirrors the principal in terms of décor and light, and like that room has a sense of tranquility with a triple-aspect allowing you to gaze out over the natural environment. It benefits from a modern en-suite WC with washbasin. Completing the accommodation is a modern and good-sized shower room with a WC and washbasin. Above the west bedroom is a mezzanine platform reached via a ladder used for storage or additional space for children
Gardens, grounds, and outbuildings
Blacksboat Station has a delightful seating area to the front of the property on what would have been the original platform and overlooking what is now the Speyside Way, one of Scotland's great walking trails that begins at the mouth of the River Spey. With a south-east-facing aspect, it is the perfect place to get lost in the natural beauty that surrounds this enchanting home.
There is a small car parking area to the side of the property. To the east is a shed used for garden storage.
A historic and picturesque village on the banks of the River Spey, Ballindalloch is known for its beautiful countryside setting, whisky distilleries, salmon fishing, and the majestic Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens and known as the 'pearl of the North' due to its stunning architecture and grounds.
The nearest train station at Elgin provides swift rail links to Aberdeen whilst Aviemore has rail services to both Edinburgh and London. Regular bus services from Elgin and Grantown-on-Spey connect towns across Moray. Inverness International Airport provides a range of domestic and European flights.
Daily shopping needs are well-met in Aberlour and the village of Tomintoul, said by some to be the highest village in the Highlands, which has a village store and a post office along with gift shops, cafès, restaurants, and pubs. Whilst Elgin boasts even more choices including well-known supermarkets, a leisure centre, and convenience stores. There is primary schooling in Glenlivet and Aberlour with secondary provision in Aberlour. Gordonstoun, the independent boarding and day school is a little over 28 miles away. The University of the Highlands and Islands has campuses in Elgin and Inverness, and there are universities in both Aberdeen and Dundee.
On the doorstep of the Cairngorms National Park and surrounded by outstanding unspoiled natural beauty, Balllindalloch enjoys an abundance of rural pursuits including scenic walk and cycle tracks, skiing and snowboarding at the nearby Lecht Ski and Activity Centre, and golf at a variety of courses including in the village itself and at Dufftown, Grantown-on-Spey, and Carrbridge. Stunning local estates such as The Ballindalloch and Glenlivet, offer opportunities for a wealth of field sports such as fly fishing, shooting, and stalking along with mountain biking and walking. The cycle tracks now form part of the new Moray Gravel Triangle. In an area world-renowned for its malt whisky production, the famous Cragganmore Distillery is the perfect chance to see the inner workings of a distillery, and is part of the South Speyside Tour which also includes the Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Tormore, Aberlour, Knockando and Macallan Distilleries.
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NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Elgin Station14.1 miles
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