A leading independent property consultancy with expertise covering a broad spectrum of property related services

Birkenbaud View

Wardend, Elgin, Moray, IV30 8RW

Sold


  • 2 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms

  • Spacious and flexible accommodation

  • Built to a high standard

  • Magnificent westerly views

  • Energy efficient with a bio mass boiler

  • Extensive and well maintained garden

  • Superb garage / workshop / outbuildings

  • Close to a wide range of amenities

  • Private yet accessible position

Birkenbaud View is an impressive detached house located in a highly desirable position at Wardend, to the south of Elgin. Sitting in an elevated position, the house enjoys breath-taking views westwards over the fishery, glider airfield and surrounding countryside and …

Birkenbaud View is an impressive detached house located in a highly desirable position at Wardend, to the south of Elgin. Sitting in an elevated position, the house enjoys breath-taking views westwards over the fishery, glider airfield and surrounding countryside and is arguably one of the most desirable locations in the county. The house is built of timber clad block under a slate roof and provides comfortable, spacious and well laid out accommodation over two storeys on the ground floor, the house is accessed by a glazed door opening into a magnificent hallway with a full height ceiling picture windows and a staircase to the first floor. To the left is a bedroom with an en suite shower room whilst to the right, an inner hall leads to the master bedroom with a walk in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. A dining room (which could also be used as a formal lounge) has double doors directly to the impressive open plan kitchen / living room. Measuring some 7.3m by 7.6m at its widest points, the wonderful room has a range of wall and floor units, a central island with a quartz worktop, various integral appliances, a walk in pantry, wood burning stove and a pair of glazed doors to the patio. Off the kitchen is a well-equipped utility room with an adjoining WC and which leads to a superb garage / boiler room / gym which houses the bio mass (log) fired boiler and hot water tank. On the first floor, the stairs open to a bright and airy sitting area. From here, a passage to the left and right leads to a guest suite with a bedroom, dressing room and en suite facilities; a walk in store room, a family bathroom; study / fifth bedroom and a further double bedroom.

The house has a wonderfully bright and airy atmosphere with large picture windows and glazed doors flooding the interior with natural light. It appears to be in excellent condition and is very tastefully decorated throughout with high quality kitchen and sanitary ware. The open plan kitchen / living room, master suite and first floor landing / sitting room are particularly appealing rooms with the flexible room layout allowing the house to be easily adapted according to requirement. The property is heated using a bio-mass (log) boiler with under floor heating on the ground floor.

GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Outside, the grounds extend to about 0.47 ha / 1.1 acres and are no less impressive than the house. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with the main aspect facing west to capture the breath-taking views. There is a substantial patio, raised beds, a children’s play area, a range of useful stores, an orchard and ample parking for several vehicles on a gravelled driveway. To the rear is a working area which is well screened from the house and garden whilst a superb two storey double garage (about 7.6m x 7.6m) with a roller door, various units and a floored loft provides excellent storage and workshop space.

SITUATION
Birkenbaud View is an exemplary house set in a peaceful yet very accessible position to the south of the historic city of Elgin and which enjoys wonderful westerly views over the Wardend Fishery and surrounding countryside. Elgin, with its famous 13th Century Cathedral provides an excellent range of amenities including good shopping shops with various supermarkets and boutiques, a Hospital, leisure centre, swimming pool and cinema. The area also offers some fine hotels, restaurants and local attractions. There are a number of good primary schools in Elgin and two secondary schools. Private schooling is available at Gordonstoun School, Duffus about 8.5 miles away.

The county of Moray is famous for its mild climate, has a beautiful and varied countryside with a coastline of rich agricultural land, prosperous fishing villages and wide, open beaches. This unspoilt landscape provides a wide range of leisure and sporting opportunities including fishing on the world famous Rivers Spey and Findhorn, skiing at The Lecht and Cairngorm range, sailing in the Moray Firth and walking. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the area including Elgin Golf Club which is located about xx miles to the north. Located about 20 minutes’ drive away is the ‘jewel’ of the Moray Coastline, the historic village of Findhorn with its sheltered bay providing excellent water sports and highly regarded Inns.

Inverness (43 miles) has all the facilities of a modern city including its Airport (35 miles) which offers regular flights to the south and summer flights to many European destinations. Aberdeen Airport is located about 66 miles to the east.