Crooksmill Lodge 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', Cairngorms National Park, together with many ancient monuments, castles, buildings and villages of historical significance.
Crooksmill Lodge is a fine detached house located in a pleasant and very accessible rural setting to the west of Keith. The house is constructed of rendered block under a pitched tile roof and provides spacious and flexible accommodation over one and a half storeys. The front door opens into a hallway with two storage cupboards. To the left is the inner hallway and to the right is the generously sized sitting room which is flooded with natural light, has bi-fold doors out to the patio and a multi fuel stove. From here access is gained to the breakfasting kitchen which has modern floor and wall units, an electric oven and hob, integrated dishwasher and fridge and a door to the inner hallway. The dining room is of a good size and leads to a bright and airy conservatory with glazed sliding doors. The master bedroom benefits from large built in wardrobes and a dressing room. A utility room with a sink and floor units and a bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation. Stairs in the inner hallway lead to the first floor landing which has a useful study area. Also on the first floor are three good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. Overall the house is in good condition, provides well proportioned accommodation and has a lovely bright and airy atmosphere.
Outside, the grounds extend to over three quarters of an acre and include a substantial patio, a tarmac driveway providing ample parking space for several vehicles, a greenhouse and a wooded bank which leads down to an idyllic setting on the banks of the Burn of Crooksmill overlooked by a superb timber summer house. A double garage of similar construction to the house provides further excellent storage space.