Allachrow, Elchies, Craigellachie AB38 9SQ

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Property Details

  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Double Garage, Driveway, Garage, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Council Tax Band: E

Property Features

  • Outstanding open views
  • Peaceful rural location
  • Fantastic development opportunity
  • Substantial stone steadings
  • Adjacent to farmland and forestry

Property Summary

Sitting in an elevated position with outstanding views over Craigellachie, Allachrow enjoys a wonderful rural location at the edge of Forestry Commission woods. The property offers a character farmhouse and substantial U shaped steadings with incredible development potential.

The house has been extended to offer a large conservatory, dining kitchen, utility, wine cellar, WC, open plan sitting/dining room, 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom. The steading, separated into 3 distinct areas is substantial and could be developed to be a fantastic home, holiday homes or used for a business opportunity.


The main entrance to the house is to the front and provides access into a hallway providing access to the dining room to the right, the living room to the left and the stairs to the upper floor. The side entrance, next to the paved parking, is through the conservatory, into the kitchen. As the house has been used as a holiday home and left empty for extended periods, metal security grills have been installed to all ground floor windows and the door accessing the kitchen from the conservatory.

Conservatory (8.0m x 3.5m (approx. measurements at widest points))

A substantial, timber conservatory with incredible views out over the fields to the hills beyond. Tiled floor, wood-lined ceiling and an exposed stone wall with a wood-burning stove providing a feature to the room. Glazed door to kitchen. (The conservatory is an irregular shape)

Kitchen (5.5m x 4.5m)

Accessed via a glazed door from the conservatory, this large dual-aspect dining kitchen is fitted with a wide range of floor and wall-mounted white units with tiled backsplash and formica countertop to two walls.  The one-and-a-half bowl sink with mixer taps sits beneath a window looking to the rear of the property. Wooden floor. Aga, dishwasher. Space for fridge freezer. Glazed doors to utility room and sitting room.

Utility room (4.3m x 2.3m)

With a further door to the rear of the property, the utility room has a single sink with mixer tap sitting beneath a window. Plumbed for washing machine and space for a further freezer. Floor mounted cabinets. Linoleum floor. Door to WC.


With a two piece white suite (WC and wall-mounted basin) the WC has a further door to the wine cellar/storage.

Wine cellar/storage (4.0m x 2.0m)

A concrete lean-to extension with concrete floor and concrete block walls.

Sitting room (5.0m x 4.0m) + (2.8m x 3.8m)

The substantial L-shaped sitting room is to the front of the house and is open plan to the dining room. The main area, measuring approx. 5m x 4m has a window to the front and a large open fireplace with shelved alcoves to either side. Access to an understairs cupboard. Glazed door to kitchen and original wooden door to the hallway. Carpet. The additional area of 2.8m x 3.8m sits between the living room and the dining room.

Dining room (4.8m x 3.3m)

Open plan from the living room with a heavy curtain partition, the dining room is dual aspect with a window facing to the front and a further window to the side. A beautiful character fireplace with tiled surround, tiled hearth and a wooden mantelpiece, provides a feature. Door to hallway. Carpet. Curtains and rails.

A straight, carpeted staircase, with ornate wooden banister, leads from the hallway to the upper floor.

Upper floor

The carpeted upper landing has a Velux window to allow natural light in and provides access to Bedrooms 1 and 3 and the bathroom.

Family bathroom (2.6m x 3.8m)

A spacious bathroom with a four piece white suite comprising WC, bidet, pedestal basin and bath with panelled side. There is a separate shower. Two towel rings. Large Velux window. Carpet. Access to the insulated attic space.

Bedroom 1 (4.8m x 3.7m)

A substantial bedroom to the front of the house with bay dormer-type windows. Outstanding open views over fields to the hills in the distance. Double built-in wardrobes providing shelf and hanging space. Carpet. Three steps lead to a further bedroom/study to the rear of the house.

Bedroom 2/Study (5.5m x 4.6m widest)

Accessed via three steps from Bedroom 1, this room is currently used as a study. It has had a wood panelled partition wall installed splitting it into two areas. The size shown here is for the combination of the two spaces. With windows to the rear, this spacious room with coombed ceilings could be a perfect nursery or playroom or used as an office to complete the suite with Bedroom 1. The smaller area has a large Velux window.

Bedroom 3 (4.8m x 3.1m)

Also to the front of the house with lovely open views, this large bedroom has a feature cast iron fireplace (not in use) with a wooden mantelpiece. Character wooden door. Carpet. Curtains and curtain rail. Cupboard containing electricity fusebox.


The house and steadings sit in the centre of a triangular plot of approximately 0.4 acres. The ground is mainly laid to grass with mature trees. It is fenced to the rear and has a Forestry Commission track forming the boundary to the front.

A wide, paved parking area is to the side of the house with an area of lawn and flowers adjacent to the steading.


The U shaped stone steadings to the side of the house are substantial, with original features such as cobbled flooring and large, curved wooden doors. There is considerable potential for development, subject to obtaining the appropriate consents.

Currently the steadings are divided into 3 buildings:

Building 1 (20.0m x 11.6m x 4.6m): Accessed through large, curved wooden doors near the house, this L shaped building has a cobbled floor and high ceilings.

Building 2 (5.0m x 7.5m): currently used for storage and accessed through a pedestrian door, this area is concrete floored and has wooden shelving.

Building 3: with an open archway, this is a substantial building.


Drainage to a septic tankage, Electricity, & Telephone. Private water supply.

Heating: Storage heaters and electric heaters

Double Glazing: Throughout

Craigellachie is the home of McAllan Distillieries which can be seen in the distance from the house. The countryside is beautiful with the Spey river and rolling hills close to Allachrow. The house sits about 1.5 miles up a road which is primarily tarred with the latter part being a dirt track. There are several houses further down the hill so the house is not entirely remote. Primary Schools can be found in both Craigellachie and Aberlour and a Secondary School in Aberlour. A wider range of local amenities, transport, shopping, educational and social facilities are readily available in the nearby town of Elgin.