Cromdale Lodge, Balmenach Road, Grantown on Spey, PH26 3PF
£595,000 Offers Over - Recently Sold
- Superb, large 5 bed detached house
- High energy efficiency
- In the heart of the Cairngorms National Park
- Minutes from Grantown on Spey
- Skiing, walking, watersports close by
- Incredible panoramic views from every window
Property SummaryA rare opportunity to purchase a stunning, large (242m2), five-bedroom, architect-designed home, built in 2014, sitting in grounds of approximate 2 acres. Situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park with stunning panoramic views, surrounded by mountains, forests and fast flowing rivers, with clean air, dark nights and small communities, Cromdale Lodge is ideally suited for a wide variety of families looking for a lifestyle opportunity.
Offering a large open plan living/dining/kitchen, utility room/boot room, shower room, bathroom, second living room, four double bedrooms, plus a self-contained suite with a bedroom/sitting room, shower room and kitchenette, this incredible house is within a few miles of the amenities offered in the town of Grantown on Spey, including schools, health services, fitness and leisure opportunities and shopping.
A contemporary and superb quality home, Cromdale Lodge is highly energy efficient and has been built with the Passivehaus standards of thermal performance in mind. It has been designed as a thermally efficient envelope with minimal glazing to the north to help reduce heat loss. The airtight construction, the high insulation levels and the reduced thermal bridging, all contribute to retain solar and user heat gains within the house. A wonderfully warm house, with underfloor heating on the ground floor, radiators upstairs and a stove on the upper level offering secondary space heating.
The house sits in approximately two acres of spacious gardens, with a mixture of lawn, orchard, wild meadow and vegetable gardens with an ample chicken coop to the side. Over 200 trees and shrubs have recently been planted, as well as daffodils for Spring colour. There is ample space for raised beds, a poly tunnel or a greenhouse.
Outdoor opportunities abound for all ages and interests; cycling, skiing, horse riding, running and walking. With 13 golf courses within the National Park, a golf course is never far away and with some of the cleanest rivers and lochs in Europe, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, paddlesports, rafting, wild swimming, gorge walking are all within close reach.
The Highland capital city of Inverness lies approximately 36 miles northwest and provides extensive retail, leisure and entertainment facilities in addition to excellent road and rail links south. Dalcross airport, offering daily flights to London and continental Europe is approximately 6 miles east of Inverness on the A96.
Primary and secondary schooling is provided in Grantown on Spey, only 4 miles (5 mins) away with daily transportation available from close by.
Entering through a wooden door, with glazed side panels, into a spacious vestibule (2.0m x 2.2m). With a tiled floor and large walk-in cupboard there is ample space to store outdoor shoes and jackets.
An oak door with 3 glass panels leads into the double height hallway with impressive Y-shaped, carpeted stairs leading to the upper floor. A storage cupboard houses the control unit for the underfloor heating with a further deep cupboard (2.0m x 1.4m), with shelves and a fitted work surface, currently being used as a convenient office space. Oak flooring.
Sitting/Dining/Kitchen (4.7m x 10.4m)
A superb, triple aspect, open plan sitting/dining/kitchen with panoramic views towards the mountains to the front, farmland to the side and forest to the rear. The modern kitchen comprises a wide range of lower and upper units with a Corian work surface. A one-and-a-half bowl sink with drainer sits below the three windows looking out to the orchard, meadow and stunning views beyond. Integrated dishwasher, double oven, hob, and extractor fan. Large American style fridge/freezer included in sale.
The dining area has ample space for a large dining table to seat 6, with double patio doors leading out to a large, paved seating area to the side of the house, looking towards the mountains. Oak flooring. Curtains and curtain poles.
The sitting area, to the front of the house, is wonderfully bright, with light from the kitchen windows the patio doors and the sitting room windows. Curtains and curtain poles. Oak flooring.
Utility Room (2.9m x 3.2m)
A single sink with mixer taps is inset to a work surface, with upper and lower cupboards. Plumbed for a washing machine with space for a tumble dryer.
A large, shelved cupboard and further wall mounted cupboards provide great storage space. Space for an upright freezer. Tiled floor. Half-glazed door to back garden.
Downstairs shower room (3.0m x 2.0m)
A bright shower room with a 2-piece white suite comprising WC, with hidden cistern, and modern square basin inset to a shelf with an LED wall mounted mirror above. A mirrored, wall mounted, corner cupboard provides excellent storage. Shower enclosure with mains shower. Window to rear. Tile floor
Downstairs Suite/Bedroom 1
This downstairs suite was designed specifically to provide an independent living space. Comprising a large bedroom/sitting room, shower room and fully fitted kitchenette, this wonderful suite would be great for multi-generational living, or to provide additional income, from the many tourists that visit the national park throughout the year.
Bedroom/sitting room (4.7m x 4.2m)
A bright room with a large triple window looking out across the front garden towards the hills beyond. A deep, large double wardrobe with mirrored doors provides substantial hanging and shelf space. Carpet and curtain pole.
Shower Room (2.3m x 2.5m)
A bright shower room to the rear of the house with a large opaque window providing natural light and ventilation. Containing a 2-piece white suite comprising WC, and modern wash hand basin inset to a bathroom cabinet with 2 drawers. The tiled splashback above the sink has a wall mounted LED mirror. A large shower enclosure houses a high-pressure rainfall shower. Tile floor.
Kitchenette (2.3m x 2.1m)
A compact, modern kitchenette with a substantial amount of storage space and integrated Neff hob, Miele oven and extractor fan. Integrated fridge freezer and one-and-a-half bowl, stainless sink, with drainer, and mixer taps. Wooden floor.
The upper floor provides a further 4 bedrooms, family bathroom and a superb second living space.
Open plan living room (5.0m x 3.6m)
With cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling gable windows and a ceiling mounted spiral light feature, this open plan living room is truly magnificent. Light streams in through the double patio doors which lead to a large balcony, with glass surround and wooden handrails, perfect to enjoy the incredible views at all times of year.
A deep laundry cupboard with double oak doors provides significant storage.
Bedroom 2 (4.0m x 3.5m)
A bright, double bedroom to the front of the house with windows looking towards the hills and triple, built in wardrobes, with sliding oak doors. Carpet. Roller blind.
Bedroom 3 (3.6m x 3.0m)
An ample double bedroom to the side of the house with lovely views across the neighbouring farm and the horses grazing in the fields. A deep, double, built-in wardrobe provides hanging and shelf space. Access hatch to the loft. Carpet. Roller blinds.
Bedroom 4 (3.4m x 3.5m)
A large double bedroom with lovely views over the rear gardens to the woods and hills beyond. Triple built in wardrobes with oak sliding doors provide hanging and shelf space. Carpet. Blind, curtains and curtain pole.
Bathroom (2.9m x 3.6m)
A lovely, contemporary bathroom with a 3-piece suite comprising free standing bath with a wall mounted waterfall faucet inset to a stone feature backsplash with shelving, WC and modern square basin inset to a bathroom cupboard with back splash and LED mirror. A large shower enclosure houses an electric shower. Tile floor, wall mounted towel rail and toilet roll holder.
Master bedroom/Bedroom 5 (4.7m x 6.6m)
Previously used as a third reception space, this superb, dual aspect, bedroom exudes tranquillity. With cathedral ceilings, approximately 5 metres high, and floor to ceiling windows looking out towards forest, mountains and farmland, this bedroom is stunning. 2 double built-in wardrobes, with sliding mirrored doors provide storage. The wood burning stove with an open flue to radiate the heat throughout the room set on a Caithness slate hearth, and the ceiling mounted chandelier, complete this wonderful room. Carpet. Blinds.
Gardens and outbuildings
The grounds of Cromdale Lodge extend to approximately two acres and provide a wonderful variety of manicured lawn, parking, paved patios, vegetable garden, orchard, wildflower meadow and woodland. The vegetable patch is completely fenced and over 150 trees have been planted, including apples, pears and plum trees
A storage unit, at the side of the house is fully insulated and fitted with a work bench and shelving.
The original plans included permission for a garage. There is a new concrete base with a dampcourse ready to build a substantial garden shed.
To the side of the house there is a large chicken enclosure, with high fences and a substantial wooden chicken coop.
Please note that using the post code to find this property will not take you directly to the property. Either follow the directions below, or use the what3words link: https://w3w.co/consoles.oatmeal.stew
From Grantown go over the River Spey follow the road signed to Aberlour. You will go past the rail museum on your LHS. Keep going for approx 2 miles and take the turning on the right to Balmenach. Go up the hill on the single track road and then when the road flattens out follow approx 300m.
From Cromdale, take Balmenach Road. As you approach the distillery, stay to the right (you will be able to see the blue frontage of Cromdale Lodge over the fields to your right), with the warehouses on your right and the distillery to your left. Balmenach Road takes a 90 degree right turn. Keep following the road to a T junction and turn right. Take the first road/track on your right and follow this to the end. You will pass a block of trees and a large modern house on the left. The road will turn sharply to the left and then left again to the house.