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Craigellachie, Aberlour, Moray, AB38 9QT


  • 5 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms

  • Magnificent rural setting with stunning views

  • Many fine features

  • Excellent condition throughout

  • Flexible room layout

  • Extensive and beautifully maintained garden

  • Useful outbuildings

  • Close to wide range of local amenities

  • Additional land available by separate negotiation

Guisachan sits in an idyllic elevated rural setting about 1.3 miles from the picturesque and highly desirable village of Craigellachie, an historic village located at the heart of Speyside. Craigellachie has good day to day amenities including a popular ...

Guisachan sits in an idyllic elevated rural setting about 1.3 miles from the picturesque and highly desirable village of Craigellachie, an historic village located at the heart of Speyside. Craigellachie has good day to day amenities including a popular and sought after primary school, the refurbished Craigellachie Hotel with The Copper Dog Grill, a village hall for community events and sporting clubs, a Church, convenience store, Post Office, filling station and children’s play park. Aberlour, about 2 miles away, has a small supermarket, health centre, dental practice and pharmacy, a highly regarded delicatessen and various hotels, pubs and coffee shops. With easy access to the Spey, Cairngorms and Moray coastline, the area has a rich and diverse range of services and amenities and is becoming a haven for arts, cultural and social events with many new independent shops in the area.

Elgin (about 15 miles) is the principal town in the county and has a wide range of amenities including various major supermarkets, a library, a good selection of independent shops, various sporting and recreational facilities and a train station providing direct links to Aberdeen and Inverness. Aberdeen and Inverness provides all of the facilities expected from modern and prosperous cities, with an excellent selection of shopping, retail parks and associated services, rail links and airports.

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 and as a popular tourist area, local attractions include ‘The Whisky Trail’, ‘The Speyside Way’ which passes nearby, Cairngorm National Park, together with many ancient monuments, castles, buildings and villages of historical significance. The local area is also renowned for its excellent sporting opportunities including fishing on the world famous River Spey nearby.

Guisachan is a very attractive detached house located in a stunning elevated position overlooking Strathspey. The house was built by highly regarded local builders Tullochs of Cummingston in 1991 and enjoys spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Constructed of rendered block with sandstone facings under a tiled roof, the house provides comfortable and very well appointed accommodation over a single storey. From the driveway, steps lead up to a verandah and into a welcoming vestibule and entrance hall. From the hall and adjoining passage, doors lead to a bright and airy sitting room with a fireplace and a deep bay window which opens up the wonderful views. A well equipped kitchen / dining room / sun room has a good range of wall and floor units, various integrated appliances, sliding glazed doors out to a patio and the garden and also enjoys a superb outlook over the garden and Speyside beyond. A useful utility room / rear hall has further storage units. From the hall, part glazed double doors open into a well lit family room / snug which could also be used for a variety of purposes. There is a very impressive family bathroom with high quality fittings including a magnificent feature bath. There are four generously sized bedrooms with the master suite having another deep set bay window, built in wardrobes and an ‘en suite’ shower room. The study which is also accessed directly from the hall could also be used as a fifth bedroom if required.

Guisachan has a lovely bright and airy atmosphere and is in excellent condition and tastefully decorated throughout. The sitting room, dining kitchen and master bedroom are particularly appealing whilst the room layout is such that it can be easily adapted according to individual requirement. The house benefits from double glazing and oil central heating.

Outside, the grounds are no less impressive than the house. Extending to a little under an acre in total, the beautiful and immaculately maintained garden surrounds the house and include areas of lawn with well stocked beds and borders, a patio, various seating areas and an abundance of mature trees, rhododendrons and shrubs which add colour throughout the year. Useful storage is provided by a double garage of similar construction to the house (about 6.2m x 5.4m) and a timber built garden shed (about 3m x 6m) which is divided into two separate stores. Ample parking space for several vehicles is provided on a private gravelled driveway. To the rear lies a delightful woodland of Scots Pine which give the property a feeling of seclusion and shelter.

In essence, Guisachan “Place of the pines” is a very attractive and highly desirable home. It will appeal to a wide range of buyers and especially to families and those looking for a sizeable second home at the heart of Speyside.