Birnie, Elgin, Moray, IV30 8RP

Offers Over £515,000

0.54 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 1

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • 1 reception room. 5 bedrooms
  • A modern house in a traditional style with character
  • Spacious and flexible accommodation
  • Generous garden
  • Drive-in garage
  • Peaceful yet easily accessible location

DESCRIPTION The front door leads into a glazed porch/sunroom with exposed roof timbers, and is open to the spacious hallway/library. Off the hall to the left is the lounge, double bedroom/gym/office and a bathroom. The spacious and bright lounge has an open fire, two windows and French doors to the garden. To the right and open to the hall is a large open plan kitchen/dining with seating area, under-stair cupboard and pantry. The kitchen has an Esse range with timber mantel, exposed timber beams and hand built dovetail solid wood kitchen units. Beyond the kitchen is a utility room with airing cupboard and doors leading to the garden and providing entry from the drive-in garage.Directly off the hall is a traditional pine staircase with arched window. Off the mid-landing and straight ahead is a cupboard and large double bedroom/snug with exposed timbers, wood burner and en suite shower room. To the right of the mid landing at first floor level is a spacious double bedroom with built in wardrobes and bathroom en suite. The en suite can also be accessed directly from the landing. There are two further double bedrooms, one of which could be used as a study. All upper floor rooms have good views over surrounding countryside and Sutherland mountains to the north in the winter.The ground floor is either tiled or timber flooring, and the first floor has exposed floorboards throughout.Overall, the house has a light and welcoming ambience, is beautifully presented and has a great deal of character. All of the rooms are very well proportioned, with a layout which offers a lot of flexibility. The house is well insulated, double glazed, and the oil Esse provides controlled central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators at first floor. The shower room has electric underfloor heating.There is a whole house heat recovery system for energy efficiency, and pipework has been installed to fit a central vacuum system.GARDEN Outside, the enclosed private garden extends to 0.54 acres and is primarily laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and a small vegetable plot. To the rear of the house there is a patio seating area. A gravelled driveway provides space for parking in addition to the drive-in garage. SITUATION Feddan is a most impressive house located in peaceful yet very accessible position to the south of the historic city of Elgin. Elgin, with its famous 13th Century Cathedral provides an excellent range of amenities including good shopping 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 10.5 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 is excellent walking directly from the house to woodland and moors with views to the Moray Firth, and further along the historical Mannoch Road leading to Archiestown. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the area including Elgin Golf Club which is located about 4 miles to the north. Located about 20 miles 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 (37 miles) which offers regular flights to the south and summer flights to many European destinations. Aberdeen Airport is located about 62 miles to the east.