Burnside is an impressive grade B listed house believed to date back to 1831. Constructed of rendered stone under a pitched slate roof, it was originally built for a ship builder and has been sympathetically modernised over the years to …
Burnside is an impressive grade B listed house believed to date back to 1831. Constructed of rendered stone under a pitched slate roof, it was originally built for a ship builder and has been sympathetically modernised over the years to create a characterful and comfortable family home. The main door opens into a hallway, to the left is a kitchen which has an oil fired Aga, a range of timber floor units and an excellent pantry. From the hallway, doors also lead to a W.C. and a family/dining room which is a bright and generously sized room with a wood burning stove. From here a door leads to a further hallway with stairs to the first floor and doors to a porch, a study/bedroom and a sitting room. The sitting room is a particularly impressive room with a tall ceiling, cornicing, timber window shutters and a wood burning stove. A W.C. completes the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor, the landing leads to a good sized bedroom with an open fireplace. Adjacent is a family bathroom with a bath and separate shower. Further down the hallway is the master bedroom which is also of a good size and has ornate ceiling cornicing. There are many fine features one would expect in a house of this age and character including fireplaces and cornicing. All of the rooms are well proportioned and the sitting room and dining/living room both benefit from wood burning stoves. The house is heated using oil central heating and it has part secondary glazed windows. A further bedroom completes the first floor accommodation.
The house sits within grounds extending to about half an acre. On the south side of the house there is a patio seating area and a beautifully maintained and productive walled garden which has a number of fruit trees and a large variety of plants as well as a greenhouse. On the north side of the house, the garden is primarily laid to lawn and is bordered by mature trees. There is space for parking several vehicles on a gravelled driveway while useful storage space is provided by garden sheds and a log store. To the side of the walled garden there is a further enclosed area of lawn.
Burnside is a most impressive detached family house located in a peaceful position on Burnside Road in the charming conservation village of Kingston on Spey on the Moray coast. Moray, famous for its mild climate, has a beautiful and varied countryside with a coastline of rich agricultural land, prosperous fishing villages and wide, open beaches. Nearby, the historic city of Elgin provides a comprehensive range of shops and amenities. There are a number of good schools in the local area including Lhanbryde Primary (about 6 miles) and Mosstodloch Primary (about 4 miles) with schooling up to secondary level available in Elgin or Fochabers (Milnes High School). World famous Gordonstoun Independent School is located in Duffus, about 14 miles away. Inverness (about 52 miles) has all the facilities of a modern city including its Airport (about 42 miles) which offers regular flights to the south and summer flights to many European destinations. Aberdeen Airport is some 62 miles to the east. A mainline railway station in Elgin provides easy access to Inverness, Aberdeen and the south.