Alma Cottage is a delightful traditional cottage located in a wonderful, elevated position on Moss Street at the heart of Elgin. Constructed of stone under a slate roof, the cottage provides spacious and very well appointed accommodation over two storeys. …
Alma Cottage is a delightful traditional cottage located in a wonderful, elevated position on Moss Street at the heart of Elgin. Constructed of stone under a slate roof, the cottage provides spacious and very well appointed accommodation over two storeys. With two separate accesses onto Moss Street, the house is accessed from the delightful garden and via a covered entrance and into a well lit vestibule. From here, a part glazed door opens to a spacious hallway where stairs with a carved hand rail and cast iron balusters lead to the first floor and doors open to the principle reception rooms. To the left is a very welcoming dual aspect sitting room with exposed timber flooring and a wood burning stove. To the right is a dining room/office, also dual aspect and with an open fireplace. This room could easily be used as a bedroom if required. An inner hallway with two large built in cupboards leads to a studio/4th bedroom whilst opposite is the third bedroom, also with a fireplace. A rear hall leads to a family bathroom and has doors to a rear courtyard and easy access to the studio/workshop/log shed. Completing the ground floor is the well equipped kitchen with fitted wall and floor units, various integrated appliances, a built-in larder cupboard and a fireplace with a wood burning stove. On the first floor, a half landing accesses two attic rooms whilst from the main landing, doors open to a shower room and two generously sized bedrooms with south facing dormer windows.
The house is tastefully decorated throughout. Large south facing windows flood the interior with natural light and in general, it has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. There are many fine original features one would hope to expect in a property of this age and character including fireplaces (two with a wood burning stoves), corniced ceilings, wash hand basins in the bedrooms and working timber shutters. It also has surprisingly good built in storage for a period house. It is heated using gas central heating and is single glazed.
Outside, there is a beautifully maintained and generously sized garden. Enclosed by a wall and benefitting from two separate accesses onto Moss Street (one of which we understand is suitable for wheel chair access), the garden includes areas of lawn, well stocked borders, a slabbed seating area and a useful and very charming timber garden shed. A car port provides excellent covered off street parking whilst there is a delightful stone and slate built adjoining studio / workshop and log store. The garden is of such a size that it may be suitable for the creation of additional accommodation on site (subject to obtaining all necessary consents).