Shelda House sits in a wonderfully accessible rural setting to the west of Keith (2 miles) in the picturesque and highly desirable county of Moray. Keith offers a good range of local services including a variety of shops, supermarkets, sports and leisure facilities, both primary and secondary schooling and a railway station. To the east lies Huntly (12 miles) which also has a good range of amenities and shops whilst Elgin to the west (15 miles) provides extensive further amenities. 6 miles to the west, lies the popular Speyside village of Fochabers. Aberdeen International Airport is about 47 miles away offering regular domestic and international flights whilst the city of Aberdeen (50 miles) is the 'oil capital of Europe' providing all of the facilities one would expect from a cosmopolitan city including excellent shopping and a superb choice of restaurants, galleries, sports facilities and theatres.
Moray (including the historic county of Banffshire) is renowned as being one of the sunniest and driest counties in Scotland and it has a wide range of excellent places to stay, eat and shop. The county is famed for its breathtaking scenery, long sandy beaches and wildlife and offers wonderful leisure and recreational opportunities. There are many golf courses accessible within a short drive, whilst the county also offers superb Salmon and Trout fishing including the highly acclaimed Rivers Spey, Deveron and Findhorn. A popular tourist area, local attractions in the region also include 'The Whisky Trail', 'The Speyside Way', Cairngorm National Park, together with many ancient monuments, castles, buildings and villages of historical significance.
Shelda House is a magnificent family home located about 2 miles west of Keith in a quiet rural setting. Architect designed and completed in 2008, the house is constructed of rendered block with stone facings under a pitched slate roof and provides spacious and very well appointed accommodation over two storeys. On the ground floor, a bright and airy hallway is a very welcoming and impressive reception area with a split level staircase leading up the first floor. From the hall, doors lead to a spacious sitting room with an attractive feature fireplace and wood burning stove. An impressive open plan kitchen / dining / living room is the heart of the house with high quality wall and floor units, various integrated appliances, an island unit, a wood burning stove and French doors and picture windows which flood the interior with natural light. From the kitchen, a door leads to the rear hall and a well equipped utility room. Also on the ground floor is a generously sized office / 6th bedroom, a WC, double bedroom and magnificent family / games room with a mirrored wall and French doors to the garden. On the first floor, a spacious landing / seating area has 4 good sized built in storage cupboards. From the landing, doors lead to a master suite with a double bedroom, dressing room and an 'en suite' shower room. A family bathroom and 3 further double bedrooms complete the accommodation.
Shelda House has been built and finished to a high standard with tasteful décor throughout and many fine features including an integral vacuum system, high quality flooring, kitchen and bathroom fittings. Benefitting from double glazing, high levels of insulation and a ground source heat pump, the house is energy efficient.
Outside, the grounds are equally as impressive as the house. Accessed through a pillared gated entrance, there is a substantial tarmac driveway, with a lawned turning circle, providing ample parking for several vehicles in addition to a superb car port which adjoins the house and accesses directly into the rear hall. Enclosed by a timber fence and low wall, the garden is secure for pets and children and is predominantly laid to lawn with a patio and various fruit trees. A quadruple garage of similar construction to the house provides excellent storage space (about 5.3m x 7.6m and 5.3m x 8.3m) with 4 automatic roller doors, power and lighting. Adjoining the garage is a delightful sun room (about 3.6m x 3.3m). A detached workshop measuring about 6m x 20m (external measurements), provides a wonderful premises to further establish a business from home and magnificent storage space.
To the rear of the house and accessed over a private grassed track to the side of the house is a paddock extending to about 3.8 acres and which provides superb grazing for horses or other livestock.