Wallfield House is a very impressive house located in a secluded yet accessible rural setting to the west of Elgin. Completed in 2012, the house was designed by Lippe Architects (Inverurie) and built by well-regarded local builder Russell Construction using …
Wallfield House is a very impressive house located in a secluded yet accessible rural setting to the west of Elgin. Completed in 2012, the house was designed by Lippe Architects (Inverurie) and built by well-regarded local builder Russell Construction using rendered block and stone under a pitched slate roof. Spacious and very well appointed accommodation is provided over two storeys.
On the ground floor, a vestibule opens to a spacious hallway with stairs to the first floor (with a large under stair cupboard) and access to a walk in store / boiler room. Glazed double doors access the elegant lounge with French doors to the garden / patio and an elegant fireplace with a wood burning stove. A ground floor guest bedroom (bedroom 4) has a large built-in wardrobe with a door to a ‘Jack and Jill’ Bathroom with high quality fittings and travertine tiled floor and walls. A passage with glazed doors leads to a dining room and on to the hugely impressive open plan kitchen /dining / family room. With a full height ceiling with exposed Oak beams, the kitchen has high quality Ashley Ann fittings with various integrated appliances, a central island with a granite worktop and boiling water tap, an electric Aga (AIMS), 2 pairs of glazed doors leading to separate patios and a wood burning stove. A further passage leads to a walk in pantry and on to a WC, boot room / rear hall and a well-equipped and generously sized utility room. On the first floor, a well-lit landing / seating area has double doors to a large store which is currently used as a home office. A master suite has a double bedroom, walk in wardrobe / dressing room and an ‘en suite’ shower room. A large linen store provides excellent storage space whilst there are two further bedrooms, one with its own ‘en suite’ shower room whilst the other enjoys access to a further high quality ‘Jack and Jill bathroom’. Back in the landing, a loft ladder accesses a substantial floored loft which runs the full length of the house.
The house appears to be in excellent condition and is very tastefully decorated throughout. The open plan kitchen / dining / family room, lounge and master suite are particularly impressive rooms whilst each of the bedrooms are of a generous size. Large windows and French doors flood the interior with natural light giving the house a lovely bright and airy atmosphere whilst the floor layout is such that the accommodation can easily be adapted according to individual requirement. The house has many fine features including an excellent array of built in storage space, high quality kitchen and bathroom fittings, oak doors and finishes and slate flooring. Being well insulated and benefitting from under floor heating on the ground floor and double glazing, the house will be energy efficient.
Outside, the garden and grounds are no less impressive than the house. Enclosed by a stone wall (part of which forms the original walled garden for Newton House) and a timber fence which provide both shelter and privacy, the garden is mainly laid to lawn and includes 2 large patios, ideal to take in the morning and evening sun. The remains of the original potting shed / bothy and a former ice house provide scope for development (subject to planning) whilst a detached double garage and workshop provide further extensive storage space together with scope to develop the loft space.