51 Fife Street

Fife Street, Dufftown, Keith, Moray, AB55 4AP

Guide Price £500,000

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 4

  • 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms (En Suite)
  • Impressive traditional former Bank House
  • Many fine original features
  • Flexible accommodation
  • Excellent condition
  • Currently operating as a successful B&B
  • Private and secluded setting
  • Close to a wide range of amenities
  • About 0.86 acres (0.35 hectares)

51 Fife Street is an impressive grade C listed detached house located in a very private position off Fife Street in the desirable Speyside village of Dufftown. Located at the heart of Scotch Whisky country, the house has been renovated to a very high standard in recent years and the current owners have been running a very successful B&B from the property (Highland Spirit) with a clear focus on the house’s interesting local heritage. Part of the property formed the former North of Scotland Bank premises and manager’s accommodation whilst it also has strong links to the whisky industry. The house is constructed of rendered stone under a pitched slate roof and provides very comfortable and well-appointed accommodation over two storeys. On the ground floor, the front door opens to a vestibule and on to a hallway from where stairs lead to the first floor. A door to the left leads to the front reception room, a dual aspect room with a bay window and an open fire which could also be used as an additional bedroom if required. To the right is the dining room, another impressive dual aspect reception room with a wood burning stove. A passage with built in storage and access to the cellar, leads to the well equipped kitchen which has a good range of wall and floor units and various integral appliances. From the kitchen, a door leads to a substantial laundry room. There is also a WC / cloak room, a rear porch / boot room with access to the garden whilst completing the ground floor accommodation is the Bank Room – a magnificent sitting room with a fireplace and wood burning stove, a shelved alcove and a door to the former bank vestibule. A particularly interesting feature in this room being the former bank safe. On the first floor, a landing leads to four bedroom suites, each named after an element of the houses history.To the right is bedroom 1 (Exciseman), a fine dual aspect double bedroom with a fireplace and an ‘en suite’ shower room. To the left is bedroom 2 (Architect) which also has an ‘en suite’ shower room. Bedroom 3 (Coppersmith), also with an ‘en suite’ shower room whilst the Bank Manager Suite includes an impressive double bedroom, a magnificent shower room and a walk in cupboard / luggage store. A second floor has three attic rooms providing excellent storage space.The house appears to be in excellent condition and is very tastefully decorated throughout with a range of heritage colours. It beautifully marries a wealth of period features (cornicing, fireplaces, timber shutters, the original bank safe etc.) with excellent modern conveniences including superb kitchen and bathroom fittings. The house benefits from heritage double glazing and gas fired central heating whilst part of the renovation included adding as much insulation as was possible to ensure that for a traditional home, it is energy efficient.GARDEN AND GROUNDSOutside, the grounds extend to about 0.86 of an acre or thereby and which are no less impressive than the house. Enclosed mainly by a wall and secluded by various mature trees, the garden includes areas of lawn, well stocked beds and borders, various raised beds, a useful newly built store and ample parking for several vehicles on a private driveway. A traditional outbuilding, in need of repair, offers scope for development (subject to planning).