The Old Manse

Duthil, By Carrbridge, Highland, PH23 3ND

Asking Price £625,000

Bedroom Count icon 9

Reception Count icon 3

  • 3 reception rooms. 9 bedrooms
  • Flexible and well-appointed accommodation
  • Many fine period features
  • Wonderful family home with potential for use as a B&B
  • Beautiful walled garden and grounds
  • Accessible

SITUATION The Old Manse sits in an exquisite location in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, on the edge of the rural hamlet of Duthil and close to the charming village of Grantown-on-Spey. Local amenities are available in Grantown-on-Spey which has a number of shops, hotels, supermarket, doctor surgeries and primary and secondary schooling. Aviemore has an excellent range of shops and amenities as well as its railway station on the main Kings Cross to Inverness railway line. The Cairngorm Ski and Activity Centre offers year round activities including skiing, mountain biking, walking and climbing, while nearby Loch Insh offers a range of water based sports. Inverness, about a forty minute drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city, including its airport, while Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow are all within easy reach.The Cairngorm National Park was established in 2003 to protect its beautiful and unspoilt landscape and promote a balance between nature and community. The countryside is varied, from moorlands and mountains to lush glens and beautiful lochs. The Old Manse is ideally located to take advantage of the wide range of rural pursuits available within the Park which include skiing, ski touring, way-marked walks, cycle trails, hill climbing and shooting. Fishing is available on a number of local rivers and lochs and permits are available for salmon, sea trout and brown trout on the River Spey, which lies nearby. DESCRIPTION The Old Manse is an outstanding and very attractive former manse located in a stunning semi-rural setting in the hamlet of Duthil. It is constructed of stone under a pitched slate roof, providing spacious and well-appointed accommodation over three storeys. From the front garden, the house is accessed through a brightly lit vestibule which leads to the reception hall. A door to the right leads to a dual aspect drawing room with an open fire, whilst to the left is the dining room which also has an open fire. There is a wonderful sitting room with access to the garden and a spacious and well-equipped utility room. The breakfasting kitchen has a good range of wall and floor units and an electric Aga. A door from the kitchen leads to a passage with a door to an ensuite bedroom and completing the ground floor is a study and a WC. On the first floor, there is a family bathroom and 5 double bedrooms (2 en suite) whilst on the second floor there are three further en suite bedrooms. There is also an attic space above the sitting room and utility room ripe for conversion subject to the necessary planning permissions.The house appears to be in excellent condition and is very tastefully decorated throughout. The ground floor reception rooms and the first floor bedrooms are particularly appealing rooms and the property has many of the features one would hope to find in a house of this age and character, including tall corniced ceilings and fireplaces. The house is heated using oil central heating (in addition to an electric Aga in the kitchen) and it is connected to mains electricity and water and private foul drainage.GARDEN Outside, the grounds are no less impressive than the house. Extending to just over half an acre, with areas of lawn, well stocked borders, fruit trees and various raised beds, a greenhouse and a patio to the rear, all enclosed by a stone wall. The garage (the old coach house) is located just outside the gates.