A most impressive traditional farmhouse believed to date from 1881 has just been launched on the open market through leading independent property consultancy Galbraith.
Located on the Moray coastal plain of Laich O’ Moray, Westerfolds House enjoys an accessible rural position between Duffus and Lossiemouth and is only four miles north of Elgin.
Constructed of attractive blond sandstone, the period features of the house have been carefully preserved to present fantastic accommodation over three storeys. Original wooden doors and panelling exist in the commanding hallway with an attractive cast iron balusters staircase giving access to the first and second floor. Tall corniced ceilings and ornate plasterwork can also be found throughout the property.
With south facing deep set bay windows in the impressive drawing room and dining room, both rooms are flooded with natural light and take advantage of the spectacular views over the garden, Laich and out towards the Brown Muir and Ben Rinnes. Open fire places and wood burning stoves make these public rooms warm and inviting whilst the sitting room offers another generously proportioned living space with doors directly out to the garden.
The grounds at Westerfolds House extend to about 7.95 acres in total and are no less impressive than the house. The magnificent garden has been laid out in such a manner that it offers various ‘compartments’ including fruit and vegetable beds, a more formal area with well stocked beds and borders, a sensory garden, extensive areas of lawn and pockets of mature and newly planted specimen trees.
To the south of the house lies a paddock of about 4.5 acres which offers potential to graze horses or other livestock. There is also a superb three-berth garage, log shed, car port and gymnasium, as well as a workshop and store adjacent to the house.
Rod Christie, partner and head of the estate agency team in Elgin, said: “Westerfolds House is a truly magnificent family home with an abundance of character and offering extremely flexible accommodation with four reception rooms and seven bedrooms. This is a highly desirable property located on the beautiful Moray coast.
“Given the scope and quality of accommodation on offer, along with outstanding grounds and a paddock, Westerfolds should appeal to many prospective buyers including those with equestrian or small holder interests and to buyers appreciative of the stunning countryside on our doorstep.”
The county of Moray is famous for its mild climate, has a beautiful and varied countryside with a coastline of rich agricultural land, prosperous fishing villages and wide, open beaches. This unspoilt landscape provides a wide range of leisure and sporting opportunities including fishing on the world-famous River Spey and the River Findhorn, skiing at The Lecht and Cairngorm range, sailing in the Moray Firth and an abundance of walking and biking routes.
Westerfolds House, Duffus, Elgin, is for sale through Galbraith in Elgin for offers over £900,000.