East Cliff is a unique and most impressive detached town house constructed of sandstone under a pitched slate roof. Likely dating from the mid to late 1800s, the house sits in a wonderful elevated position from which it commands a …
East Cliff is a unique and most impressive detached town house constructed of sandstone under a pitched slate roof. Likely dating from the mid to late 1800s, the house sits in a wonderful elevated position from which it commands a spectacular outlook to the north and west over Moray Golf Club and the Moray Firth.
From the driveway, the house is accessed through a verandah into a brightly lit vestibule and on to the reception hall with stairs to the first floor with a carved hand rail and balusters. From the hall, doors lead to an impressive drawing room with a large bay window with a barley twist timber surround which overlooks the golf course and Moray Firth. Adjoining this room is a large walk in storage cupboard benefitting from a window and natural light. A door leads to a sun room with large windows which also enjoy stunning views. Opposite is a cosy sitting room with a glazed door to the front patioed area of the garden. A truly magnificent, recently refurbished kitchen / living room includes a superb array of fitted wall and floor units, Madagascan marble work top, various integrated appliances including a ceramic hob, oven, grill, dishwasher and wine cooler as well as an American style fridge freezer. The kitchen opens to a spacious living room which has an attractive, matching marble fireplace and bi-fold doors which also lead into the sun room and allow for an abundance of natural light to flood the room. A door leads to a quiet, yet bright, spacious and atmospheric dining room. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a utility room / WC. On the first floor, doors from the landing lead to a master bedroom with a bay window which opens up the breath taking views, an en suite shower room and access to a seating area which mirrors the sun room below. There are four further bedrooms, all beautifully and individually decorated and appointed, a shower room and a generously sized bathroom with a roll top bath. From the landing, a fixed staircase leads to the second floor with two spacious attic bedrooms which would also be ideal for use as a home office, study or play room.
The house has considerable character and charm with many of the features one would hope to find in a house of this age and quality. These include tall corniced ceilings, fireplaces, high quality bathroom and kitchen fittings. Large windows ensure the house is flooded with natural light as well as making the most of the spectacular views. The drawing room, second bedroom, master bedroom and kitchen/dining/living room are particularly impressive rooms. Plans have been prepared and approved by the Planners to make various alterations to the property including the creation of a garage and a superb open gallery out of the sun room and seating area above. The house is double glazed and heated using gas fired central heating.
Outside, the rear garden is primarily laid to lawn and has a wonderful patio seating area. To the front of the house a verandah provides a wonderful place to sit, whist there is also a further area of lawn bordered by various mature plants. A monoblock driveway provides ample off street parking space.
Adjoining the house, but with its own separate access, is a fully refurbished, charming and very well equipped apartment, ideal for use either as additional accommodation for the main house; for use by live-in staff / carers; used as a granny annexe or it could potentially be let, either on a long term basis or as short term holiday accommodation and has indeed been utilised for rental income for a number of years, although it comes with vacant possession. The flat is excellently equipped with a hall, kitchen, WC and sitting room on the ground floor and a bathroom and 2 bedrooms on the first floor. It is also double glazed and has its own separate mains gas fired heating system.