Backharn has two reception rooms, 5/6 bedrooms and a wealth of useful ancillary accommodation, including a second kitchen, drying room and gun room, as well as two bathrooms, two shower rooms and cloakroom, all finished to a very high standard. Of particular note are the open plan kitchen / family room and the drawing room, which have full-height ceilings and share a two-way wood burning stove.

There is a wonderful covered veranda on the eastern side of the house and a large sheltered patio to the west.

Backharn | Front

Rod Christie, a partner with Galbraith, said: “Backharn sits in one of the most idyllic and desirable positions in the Cairngorm National Park.  It is close to all of the activities that Grantown, Aviemore and the area has to offer and yet is utterly peaceful and tranquil with barely any other manmade structure or dwelling visible from the property.  

“Constructed in the style of a traditional steading, Backharn provides spacious and well-appointed accommodation over essentially a single storey and offers much of what you may find in a sizeable country home but without the associated repair or running costs.  It surely must rank as one of the most appealing properties in the Highlands.”

Surrounding the house is an area of heathland interspersed with naturally generating Scots Pine and other native tree species, parcels of mature coniferous woodland of about 31 acres (12.83 ha), with a charming duck pond and grazing land of about 23 acres (9.35 ha) suitable for horses or other livestock.

Backharn | Pond

A separate parcel of land forming part of the Blairdow Woodland, is situated at the entrance to the public road (B970) which is about 21.9 acres (8.87 ha) comprising mature Scots Pine trees and a further delightful lochan.

The landholding extends to about 87.1 acres (35.25 hectares) in all.

There is scope for development of the former mill in the grounds if desired, (subject to obtaining all necessary consents) and there is also a useful timber store/ workshop, a garage, garden stores and kennel.

The property is situated about four miles from Nethy Bridge and four miles from Grantown on Spey while the city of Inverness is 36 miles.

Backharn is for sale through Galbraith for Offers Over £1,800,000.