Balnamoon Cottage

Grange Crossroads, Keith, Moray, AB55 6ND

Offers Over £225,000

2.75 acres

Bedroom Count icon 3

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 1

  • 3 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms
  • Traditional farmhouse with spacious accommodation
  • In need of modernisation
  • Substantial steadings with development potential
  • Mature grounds with small holder potential
  • Secluded position
  • Close to a wide range of amenities
  • Acreage 2.75 acres (1.15 hectares)

Balnamoon Cottage is a delightful traditional dwelling together with a substantial stone built steading, located in a peaceful and very private position near Grange. Likely to date from the early 1900s, the house is constructed from stone under a pitched slate roof and provides accommodation over two storeys. Purchased in 1981 by the vendors’ family, the cottage was occupied until early 2022. By today’s standards, the cottage is in need of modernisation, however it offers a wonderful canvas from which any new owner can create their own very desirable rural home. On the ground floor, a sun room opens into the hallway from where doors lead to a living room to the right and a dining room to the left. A passage opens to a useful store room / pantry and a rear vestibule and utility. A family bathroom is located off the passage whilst a kitchen and a further sitting room (which could be used as a ground floor bedroom) complete the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms along with a smaller single room, a WC, a store and the former maid’s room.The house is double glazed and is heated using electric wall mounted heaters. It is connected to mains electricity and water with foul drainage to a private facility.GARDEN AND GROUNDSTo the rear of the house lies an attractive stone built steading with various stores and byres. The steading offers potential for further development (subject to obtaining all necessary consents). The property in total extends to about 1.1 ha / 2.75 acres and includes a mature garden, various mature trees and two small paddocks offering potential for those with small holder interests.SITUATIONBalnamoon Cottage is located in a secluded position about 5 miles north east from the popular town, Keith, in the county of Moray. Keith offers a good range of amenities including a variety of shops, major supermarket, medical practice, hospital and A&E, primary and secondary schooling and is also host to the Keith Show, a popular agricultural event and has many sporting clubs including an 18-hole golf course. The primary school at Grange Crossroads is about a mile from the house. There is a train station in Keith providing direct links to Elgin, Aberdeen and Inverness. The historic city of Elgin provides a comprehensive range of shops and amenities including large supermarkets and excellent shopping, a range of leisure facilities and a hospital whilst the surrounding area offers some highly regarded hotels, restaurants and historic local attractions. To the north, Cullen is a popular coastal village with a vibrant local community and a sailing / rowing club.The county of Moray (including the historic county of Banff) 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. The upland areas to the South are sparsely populated and provide dramatic scenery, some of which forms the Cairngorm National Park. The unspoilt landscape provides a wide range of leisure and sporting opportunities including fishing and kayaking on the world famous Spey and Findhorn rivers, skiing at the Lecht and Cairngorm range, and walking.To the east lies Huntly (about 15 miles) which also has a good range of amenities and shops whilst Aberdeen International Airport is about 50 miles away offering regular domestic and international flights. Aberdeen is the ‘oil capital of Europe’ providing all of the facilities one would expect from a cosmopolitan city including excellent shopping and a superb choice of restaurants, galleries, sports facilities and theatres.