Woodside is a most impressive contemporary house located in a wonderful elevated setting and commanding spectacular views over Ben Rinnes and the Spey Valley. Designed by the vendors and Wittets Architects and built using state of the art building materials …
Woodside is a most impressive contemporary house located in a wonderful elevated setting and commanding spectacular views over Ben Rinnes and the Spey Valley. Designed by the vendors and Wittets Architects and built using ‘state of the art’ building materials by skilled local tradesmen, Woodside is arguably one of the finest properties in the area. The house has been designed to not only seamlessly fit in with the surrounding environment but also to create a spacious and flexible family home with opportunities to use all or part of the house as required. Extending to about 416m², the accommodation has been designed and built in such a way that the house can be used either as a substantial family home or utilising the wings as a granny annexe or potentially as a B&B. The house is built using a timber frame with ‘Pavatherm’ insulation and attractive Siberian Larch cladding under a slate roof and, at nearly 6 years old, the house has settled beautifully into its surroundings.
The accommodation is provided over two storeys and on the ground floor is accessed from a covered entrance into a spacious vestibule and into a stunning open plan hall / dining area. With a full height cathedral ceiling overlooked by a glazed gallery, the heart of the house is beautifully lit by natural light which floods in through large picture windows. Steps lead to a dining area and on to a wonderful sitting room with a full height ceiling and glazed gable opening up the panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. There is also an elegant (Rais) wood burning stove. A spacious dining kitchen, fitted by Riverside Kitchens is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the views and which is fully equipped with a wide range of integrated appliances and a large walk in pantry. French doors lead out to a decked seating area and the garden whilst an internal glazed partition leads to a cosy family room. A well equipped utility room and boot room provide great functionality whilst the ground floor is completed by 2 shower rooms, 3 double bedrooms and a ‘Jack & Jill’ Bathroom . The first floor provides a further four bedrooms between effectively three separate wings. The master suite is particularly impressive with a large double bedroom with a glazed seating area, ample built in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. The westerly wing has a large linen cupboard, a bathroom and 2 bedrooms whilst the northern wing has a walk in store, bedroom, play / games room and a generous sized home office, which could also be used as a bedroom if required.
The house is heated using electric under floor heating on the ground floor and, owing to its superb energy efficiency, there is no requirement for heating the first floor. The open plan nature of the hall, dining area and sitting room together with tall cathedral ceilings produce a wonderfully bright and airy atmosphere whilst the large picture windows and French doors open up the spectacular panoramic views. Other interesting and attractive features include high quality kitchen and bathroom fittings, Karndean flooring, oak doors and skirtings, a central vacuum system and air circulation to all rooms and heat recovery from the bathrooms, kitchen and utility room. Wiring for telephone, computer and TV is achieved by use of an all in one Voice, Data, Image system via a single cable with outlets in all rooms. There are also outlets for satellite TV in some rooms. The general layout of the house would allow it to be used as a high quality B&B as well as a fine family home.
Outside, the grounds are no less impressive than the house. Extending to about 4 acres, they include a well maintained garden with areas of lawn, a pond, well stocked beds and borders, an orchard, vegetable patch, greenhouse, garden store and various seating areas. A small paddock provides grazing for horses, ponies or other livestock. There is an attached double garage providing further extensive storage whilst an additional detached garage at the driveway entrance also has a lockable garage and car port. Ample parking for a number of vehicles is available on a tarmac driveway.