3 Riverstone Cottages, Drumin, Glenlivet, Ballindalloch AB37 9DA
£280,000 Offers Over - Under Offer
- Outstanding views
- Close to a multitude of outdoor activities
- Peaceful rural location
- Within the Cairngorms National Park
- In the heart of Whisky Country
- B&B potential
Property SummarySituated in a truly stunning rural environment, this beautiful extended, character cottage, offers the opportunity to live in the heart of the Spey Valley and within The Cairngorm National Park, with rolling hills, forests and fast flowing rivers. Renovated to a high standard, this lovely 3-bedroom, semi-detached house offers exceptional accommodation with beautiful picture views. The deck to the rear of the property looks out over the River Livet to the hills and forests behind. All manner of birds and animals, including deer, squirrels, hares and hedgehogs, can be encountered in the garden.
The cottage comprises the original, traditional cottage, offering a sitting room, dining room and 2 bedrooms (both en suite) with a spacious, modern, dining kitchen and family bathroom, and a more recent extension with a large lounge, and further bedroom with dressing room and en suite.
The cottage has abundant character with restored pitch pine doors, wooden wainscoting, fireplaces and exposed beams. Original stone wall has been left exposed within the extension. Solar panels and double-glazing enhance the efficiency of this beautiful cottage.
With all the bedrooms being en suite and there being 2 external doors, there may be opportunity to run a B&B from the house.
Entering through a UPVC door with arch, glazed panel into the rear hall. Half-height wood-panel wainscoting. The floor is a combination of slate and marble tile. Convenient bench seat. Cupboards with electricity meters sit above the door with further double cupboards providing ample storage for coats and shoes. Doors to dining room, kitchen and family bathroom.
Kitchen (5.5m x 3.8m)
An irregular shape, this modern, dual-aspect kitchen, with bright ceiling-mounted light panels, has a wide range of lower and upper kitchen cabinets with a marble tile backsplash above the lower cabinets. Large free-standing, combination halogen/induction, range-style stove with an extractor fan above. Integrated dishwasher. Space for an American-style fridge/freezer. Vertical, modern radiator. Plumbed for washing machine. A one-and-a-half bowl, composite sink with stainless mixer tap sits beneath a window providing superb views over the river. A multi-fuel stove on a slate hearth provides a beautiful feature in the room and compliments the feel of the traditional cottage. Floor-mounted boiler in cupboard. Vinyl floor.
Recently renovated this spacious bathroom offers a 3-piece white suite comprising wash hand basin, toilet and bath. The basin is inset to cabinets with a fitted mirror with spotlights above and the toilet has a hidden cistern. The slipper bath, with feet provide a lovely feature as does old fashioned radiator with heated towel rail. Further heated towel rail. The double Velux windows in the coombed ceiling allow light to stream in. Pitch Pine door.
Lounge (6.1m x 6m)
Stepping down from the kitchen, this stunning, triple aspect room with wide patio doors leading to the rear garden and a raised deck overlooking the river below is filled with light. Light, wood floor. Feature stone wall. Carpeted stairs to the upper floor. Curtains and curtain pole.
Bedroom 1 (3.9m x 6m)
A spacious bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out towards truly beautiful countryside. Coombed ceilings provide lovely character to the room. A further window to the rear enhances the views and light to this bright room. Carpet. Two steps lead to a dressing room and en-suite.
Dressing Room (2.7m x 2.5m)
Window out to lovely woodland and fields. A built-in wardrobe with sliding fabric doors provides ample storage and hanging space. Wooden door to en-suite.
En-suite shower room
With a 2-piece white suite comprising toilet with hidden cistern and square sink inset to bathroom cabinet. Shower with mains shower. Wall mirror with lights above, heated towel rail. Laminate flooring. Built in cupboards, one containing hot water tank, provide further storage.
The original cottage front door leads into a character hallway with the sitting room to the left and the formal dining room to the right. Slate floor. Front door with glazed panels. Wood wainscoting. Pitch pine door to front sitting room.
Sitting Room (4.3m x 3.8m)
The cast iron fireplace on slate hearth, with a wooden mantlepiece provides a lovely feature to this cosy, cottage sitting room. The pitch pine door restored wooden floor and exposed beams further enhance the character. Three alcoves, with bookshelves to one wall. One alcove to the side of the fireplace, also with shelves. The bay windows to the front have fitted window seats around. Curtains and curtain rail.
Formal Dining Room (4.4m x 3.2m)
With exposed wooden beams, wood flooring, and a multi fuel stove on stone hearth with brick surround and wooden mantelpiece, this dual-aspect, dining room feels like a step back in time. An understairs alcove has been cleverly adapted for use as an office area. Curtains and curtain poles. Doors to front and rear halls. Carpeted stairs to upstairs.
Small landing with skylight window and access to attic space.
Bedroom 2 (4.4m x 4.2m)
A double, en suite, bedroom to the front of the cottage with bay windows and a deep window shelf. Restored art-deco type narrow fireplace. Carpet. Curtains and curtain rail.
En-suite (1.2m x 2.3m)
2-piece white suite comprising pedestal basin and WC. Shower enclosure with electric shower. Wall mounted medicine cabinet with mirrored door. Heated towel rail. Velux window. Laminate floor.
Bedroom 3 (3.3m x 4.4m)
A double, en suite, bedroom to the front of the cottage with bay windows and a deep window shelf. Carpet. Curtains and curtain rail. Pitch Pine door to en-suite.
En-suite (1.7m x 2.6m)
2 steps up from the bedroom, the en suite is an irregular shaped shower room containing a 2 piece white suite (WC and WHB) and a mains shower. Laminate floor. Heated towel rail.
To the front of the house a wrought iron fence atop a stone wall encloses the front garden which is predominantly laid to stone chips, with stone steps to a quiet road.
The side of the house has a privacy hedge enclosing the lawn area with flower beds and the drying line. Log store and large, modern coal scuttle. A paved path leads to the side door and around the house to the parking area and the garage, with a further stone chip path to the rear of the house. To the rear there is a lawn and a large area of wooden decking with a platform providing stunning views out over the River Livet to the hills and forest beyond. Mature trees. Exterior electricity and water. The oil tank is located close to the garage.
A large double garage with concrete floor and electric doors also houses the inverter for the Solar PV panels. Large additional log store and a further garden shed adjacent to raised compost beds. Ample parking for multiple cars. A modern wooden shed adjacent to parking area with perspex panels allows natural light in and provides great storage.