The Tombae Chapel House and Church sit in a stunning setting and very tranquil setting on the Glenlivet Estate, an area which covers the two broad straths of the Rivers Avon and Livet and lies between the Ladder and Cromdale ...
The Tombae Chapel House and Church sit in a stunning setting and very tranquil setting on the Glenlivet Estate, an area which covers the two broad straths of the Rivers Avon and Livet and lies between the Ladder and Cromdale hills. With open expanses of heather covered hills, woodlands and clear rushing burns, here lies arguably some of the finest scenery in the Grampian Highlands. This unspoilt landscape provides a wide range of leisure and sporting opportunities including fishing on the world famous Spey and Findhorn rivers, sailing and walking. Tomintoul (about 8 miles) provides useful amenities including shops, cafes, a public house, doctors surgery and primary school whilst Dufftown, about 13 miles to the north also offers a good range of day to day facilities. There is also a well regarded primary school and doctors surgery in Bridgend of Glenlivet (about 5 miles). A wider range of facilities are available in Aberlour (about 16 miles) and Grantown on Spey (about 22 miles), whilst the city of Inverness, with its rail and airport links, lies about 54 miles to the northwest. There are a wide range of rural pursuits available locally including waymarked walks and cycle tracks, skiing at the nearby Lecht Ski and Activity Centre and golf at Grantown, Ballindalloch, Dufftown and Carrbridge.
The grade C listed Chapel House at Tombae dates from 1872 and is constructed of rendered stone under a pitched slate roof. Formerly used as the Chapel House for the nearby Church of Incarnation, the house provides spacious accommodation over two storeys. On the ground floor, a vestibule open to the hall where stairs lead to the first floor. From the hall, doors open to a sitting room, living room and dining room which in turn opens to a galley kitchen. Completing the ground floor is a bedroom accessed from the sitting room. On the first floor, a half landing leads to a bathroom and separate WC whilst from the full landing, there are four generously sized bedrooms and a large linen store. The house is heated using electric wall mounted heaters and open fires and would benefit from renovation. Adjoining the house are various useful outbuildings.
Outside, the garden is predominantly laid to lawn and is enclosed by a stone wall and various mature trees.
Located adjacent to the Chapel House is the former Church of Incarnation, a magnificent grade A listed, stone and slate built Church which until relatively recently was used by the Diocese of Aberdeen as a place of worship. Constructed from rendered stone under a pitched slate roof, the church is no longer in use and provides great scope for development (subject to obtaining all necessary consents). Within the Church are various rooms, the largest of which being the nave contains 2 rows of 15 wooden pews and is overlooked by a gallery with the original organ. Various other vestrys, and stores complete the accommodation which is essentially provided over two storeys.