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Rothes, Aberlour, Moray, AB38 7AG


  • 5 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms

  • Spacious family home

  • Some works outstanding

  • 6 superb stables and 1 tack room

  • Excellent paddock and former sand based riding arena

  • Stunning views over the surrounding countryside

Sauchenbush sits in a stunning elevated position overlooking Strathspey and the Glen of Rothes. Day to day amenities are available in Rothes (about 2 miles) which has an excellent range of local amenities including a primary school, a good range …

Sauchenbush sits in a stunning elevated position overlooking Strathspey and the Glen of Rothes. Day to day amenities are available in Rothes (about 2 miles) which has an excellent range of local amenities including a primary school, a good range of shops and Hotels including the recently refurbished Station Hotel. The village has a thriving local community including excellent tennis, bowling and football clubs. Craigellachie (about 4 miles) also has good day to day amenities including the refurbished Craigellachie Hotel with The Copper Dog Grill, the Fiddichside Inn, The Highland Hotel and a range of independent shops. Aberlour, about 6 miles to the south, has a small supermarket, a bank, a health centre which is attached to the Fleming Cottage Hospital (15 beds), a 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 10 miles) is an historic city and is the main commercial hub for the county. Elgin also has an excellent 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 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 including the attractive course in Rothes 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. There are many opportunities for various field sports and fishing for salmon and trout in the area including the world famous River Spey which flows to the east of Rothes.

Sauchenbush is likely to date from the mid to late 1800s and has effectively been re-built and extended in recent years to create what is now a spacious family home. Accommodation is provided over two storeys. On the ground floor, the back door opens into a spacious utility area with a sink, wall and floor units, space for white goods and a shower room. A door leads to the kitchen/dining/family room which is generous in size with plenty of work surface space and quality fittings. The hall provides access to the wonderfully light triple aspect sun room which enjoys stunning views over Strathspey and the Glen of Rothes. It also has a door out to the garden. The spacious sitting room has an exposed stone wall with a stone fireplace. A dining room and a study complete the ground floor accommodation. From the hall, a solid oak staircase leads to the first floor. Here, the master bedroom is bright and airy with an en suite bathroom (see below). There are four further bedrooms, two of which are particularly generous in size and one of which has an en suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom. Solid oak doors and skirting boards and high quality bathroom and kitchen fittings have been used throughout. The house is double glazed and has oil central heating with under floor heating on the ground floor.

Although the vast majority of the works have been completed, there are some minor works outstanding including; installing the bathroom in the master bedroom en suite; some plasterwork on the staircase; framing out of a window, finishing off the fireplace hearth and flooring in the sitting room. The house is constructed partially of stone and partially of rendered block under a pitched slate roof

Outside, the grounds extend to about 10.3 acres and include a paddock and former sand riding area (about 50m x 30m). Superb stables constructed of rendered block under a box profile roof have 5 good sized loose boxes, a foaling box and tack room. Ample parking space for a number of vehicles is provided on the drive way to the front and side of the house.