Garth of Finlarig

Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3NU

Offers Over £650,000

1.9 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • A fine example of an early 20th Century, C listed country house.
  • 2 Reception Rooms. 5 Bedrooms.
  • Sensitively upgraded accommodation.
  • Modern garage with studio and kennels.
  • Delightful grounds with formal gardens and kitchen garden.
  • Mature woodland with paddock and burn.
  • Beautiful framed views to the Cairngorms.
  • In the Cairngorms National Park.
  • About 0.8 hectares (1.9 acres) in all.

Garth of Finlarig is a handsome C listed house close to Dulnain Bridge in the Cairngorms National Park. The property is in a beautiful setting, sheltered by its wooded grounds and with stunning framed views to the Cairngorms.Garth of Finlarig is perfectly positioned to enjoy the Cairngorms National Park and both Rothiemurchus and the Cairngorms Ski Centre are nearby and offer activities in the surrounding countryside and on the mountain ranges throughout the year. In addition,the area has a wide network of way-marked trails, there are excellent inland golf courses within easy reach, and fishing is available on the world famous River Spey. The nearby towns of Grantown-on-Spey and Aviemore have a good range of amenities, including schooling up to secondary level, supermarkets, sports centres, independent retailers and restaurants. A mainline railway station and intercity bus routes are both available from Aviemore, while Inverness has all the services of a major city including its airport with regular links to the south and Europe.Garth of Finlarig is a significant, early 20th Century property and a fine example of an Arts and Crafts interwar house. Originally designed by the Scottish, country house architect, Arthur Balfour-Paul, the final design was completed by his colleague, Basil Spence, who introduced modernism along with more traditional features. The striking elements of the house include the two storey circular bay, bespoke timber finishes, the galleried staircase, and the interior off-centre design which extends the sense of space and draws the eye to the wonderful views.The current owners bought Garth of Finlarig in 2016 and have upgraded the house to create a delightful rural property. The improvements have been carried out with the necessary consents from Historic Environment Scotland and include reconfiguration of the back hall area with the removal of the 1970s back stairs, upgrading the dining and pantry kitchens, redecoration, and the on-going installation of secondary glazing.