Dating from 1892, Ardchattan is situated in an elevated position commanding beautiful views over the Spey Valley. It is constructed of stone under a pitched slate roof and provides spacious and very well appointed accommodation over three storeys. The front …
Dating from 1892, Ardchattan is situated in an elevated position commanding beautiful views over the Spey Valley. It is constructed of stone under a pitched slate roof and provides spacious and very well appointed accommodation over three storeys. The front door opens into a vestibule and on to a hallway with stairs to the first floor. To the left is a generously sized sitting room with an impressive open fire. Opposite the sitting room is a dining room, a light and airy room also with an open fire. Glazed double doors lead to a breakfasting kitchen which has an excellent range of timber wall and floor units, a central island, a gas-fired Rayburn and various integrated appliances. As well as a door opening to a rear courtyard, double doors also lead through to a bright conservatory which gives access out to the garden. Part way up the staircase is a shower room. Continuing up the stairs to the landing, are four generously sized bedrooms, two of which have impressive views over the River Spey, and a family bathroom with a cast-iron rolltop bath. Stairs to the second floor lead to a useful storage cupboard and a two further bright and airy attic bedrooms. Overall, Ardchattan has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a number of fine features including tall ceilings, cornicing and open fireplaces. It is double gazed and has gas central heating.
The owners of Ardchattan are entitled to join the Craigellachie village Angling Association, which gives access to the Spey for fishing.
The house sits within a well-tended garden which extends to about 0.28 acres and includes a gravelled area, areas of lawn, an orchard with a number of apple trees and various mature plants and shrubs. A gravelled driveway to the front of the house provides ample space for parking in addition to the double garage. A coal shed to the rear of the house provides useful storage space in addition to a timber shed.
Ardchattan is located in the picturesque and highly desirable village of Craigellachie, an historic village located at the heart of Speyside. Craigellachie has good day to day amenities including a popular and sought after primary school, the Craigellachie Hotel with The Copper Dog Grill, a village hall for community events and sporting clubs, a Church, convenience store, Post Office, filling station and children’s play park. Aberlour, about 2 miles away, has a supermarket, health centre, 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 14 miles) is the principal town in the county and has a wide 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 provide 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.