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Cruachan, Orton, Fochabers

£265,000 Offers Over
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bath/shower rooms: 2
  • Parking: Off Road Parking, Single Garage
  • Outside Space: Garden
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Property Features

  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Five double bedrooms
  • Study
  • Two bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Mature gardens
  • Garage
  • Oil central heating
  • Double glazing

Property Summary

Spanning two floors, Cruachan is a spacious family home nestling within 0.6 acres of lovely mature gardens. The dwelling house was previously two separate properties, with the upper floor used as a ‘granny flat’ and consisting of a lounge, double bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. At present, the upper floor is no longer used as a granny flat by the owners. There is potential for prospective purchasers to utilise the flexibility of the upper floor rooms in a number of ways, such as restoring back to a granny flat, conversion to B&B accommodation, or retaining as a five-bedroom family home.

Cruachan is located in a peaceful rural location, close to the west bank of the River Spey and the historic village of Fochabers with the popular Baxters Highland Village, Christies Garden Centre and Gordon Castle all a short drive away. Fochabers provides a good range of services, with a wider range of facilities and amenities available in Elgin, approximately 10 miles’ distant.

From the gravel drive, the front door opens to the spacious porch with a further door to the L-shaped hall and doors leading to the lounge, kitchen, bathroom and three double bedrooms. The well-proportioned lounge has a pine mantelpiece housing the electric fire, ample room for a range of furniture, and good natural light provided from the large window with views to the front garden and fields beyond. The large fixed double bookcase situated in the lounge is included in the sale. Further doors lead to the carpeted staircase and access to the upper landing, and to the spacious dining room with a window to the rear and views towards the Spey Valley, and a door to the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of base and walls units, a generous amount of matching work top surface and further storage from an airing cupboard. There is a fridge, washing machine and free-standing cooker all of which are included in the sale. From the spacious kitchen, doors lead to the hall and to the rear vestibule with a larder, and access to the rear garden. The deep shelved larder was converted from a guest WC into extra storage and the plumbing is still in place.

The five double bedrooms, three of which are located on the ground floor, are fully carpeted, with four bedrooms benefiting from built-in wardrobes and each with space for free-standing furniture. The second upstairs’ double bedroom is currently used as a second office/storage room. On the upper floor what was previously the kitchen is now used a study, and benefits from excellent storage provision from a range of base units and a desk under the west-facing window. There are two family bathrooms, consisting of a WC, wash hand basin and a bath with flooring laid to vinyl. The upper floor bathroom also benefits from an enclosed, tiled shower cubicle with a Mira electric shower unit.

Outside, there is a gravel drive with parking for several vehicles leading to the garage and the entrance porch. The front garden is predominantly laid to lawn and features a fish pond, a garden seat, a mixture of plants and shrubs, and a hedge boundary providing natural privacy. The garden seat is included in the sale. To the side of the dwelling house, there is a further generous size area of garden featuring a variety of fruit trees including apple, pear and plum, a lawn section, a vegetable patch and a fruit cage. To the rear is a lawn drying area with a hedge boundary and views of the rolling fields and forestry beyond. Behind the rear hedging and down a path is a hidden secluded lower garden. Running the full length of the rear boundary, this secluded gem is the ideal place to enjoy the unrestricted views of the countryside and hills beyond in quiet, tranquil surroundings.

There are two wooden garden sheds, a greenhouse and a garage with power and light. Further storage is provided from an adjoining space to the garage block.

Contact Selling Agents on (01343) 544077