Ballindalloch lies at the entrance to the Cairngorm National Park and is at the heart of Speyside, an area best known as the home of malt whisky.
Rod Christie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale said: “The Old Manse is a wonderful family home in one of the most beautiful settings in the north of Scotland. This property combines many of the attributes that buyers value the most - fine period features, private gardens, separate one-bedroom annexe and the potential for use as a B&B or residential let if desired. The current owners have created a magnificent, comfortable home while retaining all the charm of the original Manse.”
Dating from 1854, the house was originally built for use by the Minister of the Kirk adjacent, which was demolished in 1940. It is a category B listed building (along with the walled garden and steading) and provides spacious accommodation over three storeys.
The house is very tastefully decorated throughout. The ground floor reception rooms and the first floor bedrooms are particularly appealing rooms and the property has many of the features one would hope to find in a house of this age and character, including high corniced ceilings, original windows and fireplaces.
The accommodation includes: reception hall, sitting room, dining room, breakfasting kitchen, study, utility room, five bedrooms, dressing room, two WCs and two bathrooms.
There is a separate stone built steading which has been converted into a 4-berth garage with an annexe above. The steading accommodation includes a hall, WC, utility room / store room at ground level whilst on the first floor is a further WC, shower room, bedroom and a well equipped kitchen / living room. The annexe would be ideal for visiting friends or family, multi-generational living and could also be let on a long or short term basis.
Outside, the well-maintained and private grounds are no less impressive than the house.
Extending to about 0.86 acres, these include a magnificent walled garden with areas of lawn, well stocked borders and various raised beds. There is a delightful summer house from which to enjoy the spectacular views as well as a greenhouse, chicken run and a wooded copse which provides seclusion and shelter to the north.
The popular village of Aberlour is about 10 miles away, with a good range of shops, restaurants, and inns as well as highly regarded primary and secondary schooling. Further amenities are available in Grantown on Spey (about 16 miles). Inverness and Aberdeen airports are about 44 and 61 miles away respectively offering frequent flights to the South and Europe.
The Old Manse of Craggan is for sale through Galbraith for a guide price of £575,000.