5 bedroom detached house for saleCraigellachie, Aberlour, Banffshire
- Elevated position with stunning views
- Entrance vestibule
- 4 Reception rooms and study
- Dining kitchen
- 2 En suite bedrooms
- 3 Further bedrooms and family bathroom
- Double garage
- Extensive grounds including pond
Fiddich Lodge is a fantastic rural property, set within attractive and mature garden grounds of around 4 acres, in a picturesque position close to the River Spey. The house was originally built circa 1992 and the current owners have upgraded and extended the property to make the most of the panoramic views and flexible on the level layout. The property is presented in fantastic decorative order throughout and this wonderful, bright and spacious home provides great flexibility which will suit a variety of buyers.
Fiddich Lodge is approached by an impressive grey granite gated driveway. The driveway sweeps past the house towards the detached garage and beyond to the front of the house. At this point you get a feel for the wonderful surroundings, privacy and views.
Access to the property is via the vestibule which leads to the inner hallway. Internally the property flows well and provides great flexibility and space. The large open plan kitchen/dining area is located at the end of the hallway and comes with a variety of wall and base storage units, floor tiles and integrated appliances. There is plenty of space for a large dining table and chairs. The utility room is located off the kitchen and conveniently has a door to the front which in turn creates a boot/outdoor clothing room. The sitting room is beautifully presented and has French doors leading outside as well as a feature fireplace and inset living flame fire. For more formal occasions the dining room is the ideal place for entertaining. This opens up into a stunning sun room which is finished to an exceptional standard throughout and enjoys panoramic views through 6 large windows. The specification includes a magnificent cathedral style ceiling and large marble floor tiles. The use of glass floods the room with light and creates a fantastic room to relax and unwind and enjoy the views. The en suite master bedroom enjoys a panoramic view with french doors leading onto a canopied decking. There is also a guest bedroom with en-suite facilities, three further double bedrooms, study/office and a family bathroom.
EPC Rating - E
The house was clearly built to capture the views over its beautiful surroundings in an area of Scotland renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, with rolling heather clad hills rising up from the River Spey. The area is also famed for the range of outdoor pursuits with a wealth of opportunities for the field sport enthusiast with pheasant and grouse shooting available for rent locally in addition to red and roe deer stalking and fishing on the Spey. Winter sports are easily accessible at either the Lecht Ski Centre or Cairngorm Mountain Resort, alternatively the beautiful beaches on the east coast are all within a short drive.
Located within the charming little village of Craigellachie, home to two malt whisky distilleries, the property is within close proximity of the primary school, hotel, pubs and filling station/store.
Aberlour itself boasts a host of amenities including primary and secondary schooling, medical centre, community centre and a range of local shops and eateries. There are golf courses at Grantown-on-Spey, Ballindalloch, Dufftown and Rothes. Speyside is the home of malt whisky and this area forms part of the Malt Whisky Trail with many distilleries with visitor centres close by. Transport links are excellent. The main A95 public road through Aberlour connects to the south with the A9 at Aviemore and to the north with the A96 at Elgin. Elgin has a more comprehensive range of facilities, including larger supermarkets, professional services and a variety of leisure facilities. Both Aberdeen and Inverness Airports offer a range of daily flights to London, as well as other domestic and international routes.
A gated drive leads to the stone chipped driveway and to some useful outbuildings which include the garage and workshop. A granite cobbled staircase at the side, leads to the house and gardens which include a variety of trees, plants and shrubs and duck pond.
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