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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Glenrinnes, Keith, AB55

Guide Price £349,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful tranquil area
  • Charming property
  • Country style kitchen
  • Sunroom
  • Four bedrooms
  • Private water supply
  • Private drainage
  • Well established gardens
  • Newly refurbished bathrooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

**All interested parties and offers will be considered**


Birchbank House a former community school house now converted to a lovely single story large 2400sf family country home situated in the idyllic rural community of Glenrinnes located in the beautiful Historic Banffshire countryside and surrounded by Grampian Mountains. The area offers peace and tranquility for those seeking a quiet life. There is an abundance of wildlife and many lovely walks as the property is on the doorstep of Ben Rinnes located directly opposite the property.

The River Spey offers salmon trout fishing for the angling enthusiast as well as kayaking and canoeing.  Located two miles from Birchbank House is the Dufftown Golf Club, and the nearby town of Rothes also has its own golf course.  There are ski centres at Aviemore and Lecht.

30 miles north of Birchbank House are miles of endless beaches and beach walks. Great for families, dogs and those wanting to find a tranquil spot to relax.

The nearby popular town of Dufftown, known as the Whisky Capital of the World, has a local butcher, chemist, two convenience stores, a selection of coffee shops, restaurants, gift and retail shops.  There is also a Medical Centre, small hospital and several churches.  

Dufftown is a lively town featuring several annual festivals including a well attended Dufftown Highland Games, and twice annually a Whisky Festival which attracts many foreign visitors.  

The town of Elgin is approximately 20 miles North of Dufftown and offers more extensive facilities including supermarkets, national retailers, cinema, theatre, university and both rail and bus stations. Aberdeen and Inverness airports are within reasonable reach, and offer both domestic and international flights.


Birchbank House is a charming four bedroom, single level, large detached country home positioned at the end of a quiet tree-lined drive with two other properties having access to their properties.  This attractive family home was the former Glenrinnes Rinnes Community School standing within a well-maintained and manageable plot of 1.8 acres (sts).  The property is approached off the B9009 from Dufftown.

Upon entering the home you step into a generous entrance porch with under floor heating which provides access to the large eat-in country style kitchen with walnut work tops and plenty of space storage of cooking utensils and lots of pantry space. From the kitchen you enter the main hallway providing access to the property’s other rooms which includes a newly installed bright and pleasant good sized laundry room, having a butler’s sink, open shelving and hanging space.  The rear sunroom is a bright and delightful room where breakfast can be enjoyed on those lovely bright days, or an early evening aperitif whilst watching beautiful sunsets, and includes a modern flame-effect wall heater and under floor heating.  The 25ft dining/family room is a lovely, warm and bright room with multi fuel stove surrounded by a sand-stone hearth and mantel. This room also provides excellent views of Ben Rinnes, the gardens and surrounding mountains.  

The newly refurbished bright large family bathroom has under floor heating, two hand basins, a large walk in shower, wc and airing cupboard.

The large master bedroom has fabulous views and a fully refurbished Victorian style bathroom, including a cast iron bath, large shower, sink, and wc.  There are three further double bedrooms, one with a shower/en suite and another bedroom currently used as a music room/Office.

The entrance drive to the property is substantial and includes a car porch and plenty of parking. The Gardens & Grounds to front of the property benefit from stocked raised beds, fruit trees, raised vegetable/fruit bush beds and a poly-tunnel giving the property a delightful frontage. The rear garden, which can be accessed via both sides of the property as well as from the house itself is predominantly laid to lawn and has a large pond, a bank of birch trees, a beautiful old oak tree and numerous other trees.

The current occupants have upgraded the property to a very high standard, using Farrow &Ball paints in several rooms.  A new gas boiler has been installed.  Prospective buyers can walk in knowing the home is in excellent order.

Private water supply, drainage and septic system.

The grounds to the property provide plenty of scope for those wishing to set-up a small holding of chickens, ducks and/or horses.

Excellent potential for a B&B.

There are two good size outside sheds as well as a carport for the storage of garden and maintenance tools as well as storage of a vehicle and/or ride-on mower.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
23 October 2017


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