Dunfermline House

Shore Road, Fochabers Area, Moray, IV32 7NS

Offers Over £675,000

1 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • 3 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms
  • Wonderful edge of village location
  • Grade B listed
  • Many fine period features
  • Flexible, extensive and well-appointed accommodation
  • Uninterrupted views over the Spey Estuary to the Moray Firth
  • Spacious garden with useful outbuildings
  • Off street parking for several vehicles

SITUATION Dunfermline House is an exceptional family home located in a stunning position overlooking the mouth of the River Spey on the edge of the quaint village of Kingston on Spey on the Moray coast. Moray, 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. Nearby, the historic city of Elgin provides a comprehensive range of shops and amenities. There are a number of good schools in the local area including Lhanbryde Primary (about 6 miles) and Mosstodloch Primary (about 4 miles) with schooling up to secondary level available in Elgin or Fochabers (Milne’s High School). World famous Gordonstoun Independent School is located in Duffus, about 15 miles away. Inverness (about 47 miles) has all the facilities of a modern city including its Airport (about 41 miles) which offers regular flights to the south and summer flights to many European destinations. Aberdeen Airport is some 61 miles to the east. A mainline railway station in Elgin provides easy access to Inverness, Aberdeen and the south.DESCRIPTION Likely to date from the early 18th century, Dunfermline House has a varied and interesting history having been involved in the fishing, shipbuilding and forestry industries, whilst most recently it has been used a family home. Having undergone significant renovations in the 2010s by the previous owners, the current owners have made further improvements to create what is undoubtedly one of the most desirable houses in the region. The accommodation, which extends in total to about 369 sq.m is provided over two and a half storeys and includes a wonderful sitting / dining room with a wood burning stove, a snug, family room with exposed timber beams, a characterful dining kitchen with an Aga and 5 bedrooms (master ‘en suite’). In addition, there is extensive ancillary accommodation including a gym / loft store. Dunfermline House is a magnificent family home of considerable character and with many wonderful features including reclaimed timber beams and flooring, flag stone floors, high quality kitchen and bathroom fittings, timber shutters, an Aga in the kitchen and under floor heating (ground floor) to name just a few. The kitchen, sitting room and master bedroom are particularly impressive whilst the views to the north and east over the Spey and Moray Firth are quite spectacular. A very appealing aspect of the house is that the south eastern ‘wing’ can be accessed either directly from the kitchen or through its own separate external doors giving it the option of providing superb additional accommodation to the main house or being used separately, e.g., as an Air BnB or for multi-generational living. The house is heated using oil central heating and has mains water and electricity.GARDENOutside, there is a generous sized garden which to the front has been landscaped to include areas of lawn with various beds and borders. To the rear is a more expansive area of lawn leading down to the high water mark. At the side of the house is a superb double garage with automatic up and over doors. A listed Barn (also grade B) is located to the rear and which previously benefitted from planning consent and building warrant for conversion into a three bedroom dwelling. This consent has now lapsed; however, the barn may well offer scope for development (subject to obtaining all necessary consents).