Birchfield Crossing sits in a peaceful yet accessible location at the heart of the Glen of Rothes, a few miles south of Elgin and near the world famous area of Speyside in the county of Moray. Day to day amenities …
Birchfield Crossing sits in a peaceful yet accessible location at the heart of the Glen of Rothes, a few miles south of Elgin and near the world famous area of Speyside in the county of Moray. Day to day amenities are available in Rothes (about 3 miles) which has an excellent range of local amenities including a primary school, a good range of shops and Hotels including the refurbished Station Hotel. The village has a thriving local community including excellent tennis, bowling and football clubs. Craigellachie (about 5 miles) also has good day to day amenities including the highly regarded Craigellachie Hotel, with The Copper Dog Grill, the Fiddichside Inn, The Highlander Inn and a range of independent shops. Aberlour, about 6 miles to the south, has a small supermarket, a bank, a health centre which is attached to the Fleming Cottage Hospital, a dental practice and pharmacy, a highly regarded delicatessen and various Hotels, pubs and coffee shops. Well regarded secondary schooling at Speyside High is available in the village whilst world famous Gordonstoun School (with local pick ups available) is located at Duffus, about 15 miles to the north. 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 7 miles) is an historic city and is the main commercial hub for the county. Elgin also has an excellent 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 provides 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.
Moray 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 breath taking scenery, long sandy beaches and wildlife and offers wonderful leisure and recreational opportunities. There are many golf courses accessible within a short drive including the attractive course in Rothes and as a popular tourist area, local attractions include ‘The Whisky Trail’, ‘The Speyside Way’, Cairngorm National Park, together with many ancient monuments, castles, buildings and villages of historical significance. There are many opportunities for various field sports and fishing for salmon and trout in the area including the world famous River Spey which flows to the east of Rothes.
Birchfield Crossing is a delightful detached cottage located in a secluded yet very accessible position in the Glen of Rothes, to the south of Elgin. Located on the edge of a former railway line, it is understood that the house was originally built for use by a rail worker at the Birchfield Halt, where passengers alighted for Rothes Glen House. Built from rendered stone and block under a pitched slate roof, spacious and well-appointed accommodation is provided over two storeys. On the ground floor, the house is accessed through the sun lounge, a bright and airy room with fine views. From here a door opens to the main hallway which has stairs to the first floor and doors leading to the principal accommodation. To the left is a double bedroom whilst to the right is the dual aspect lounge with an attractive open fireplace and a door leading to the dining kitchen. The kitchen has a good range of wall and floor units, a range cooker and ample space for a dining table whilst bi-fold glazed doors lead to a patio and the garden. Completing the ground floor is the utility room and a bathroom. On the first floor, a landing leads to two bedrooms, both of which enjoy the wonderful rural outlook and a shower room. From the landing, a Ramsay ladder accesses a spacious floored attic. The house has a lovely airy atmosphere with large double glazed windows flooding the interior with natural light. The kitchen / dining room and sitting room are both very appealing rooms and in general, the house exudes a very warm and welcoming feel. The house is heated using oil central heating.