Ardchoile, West Terrace, Kingussie

Offers Over £500,000

Property Type: Detached House
Bedrooms: 6
Postcode: PH21 1HB

  • Magnificent 6/7 Bedroom Victorian Villa With Spectacular Views Over The Valley
  • Many Period Features Retained
  • Woodland Location in Highly Desirable Residential Area
  • Approx. 0.5 Acre Mature Garden Grounds
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Postcode: PH21 1HB

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West Terrace is a beautiful, tree lined cul-de-sac, located at the South end of Kingussie.  It is a highly desirable residential area, being surrounded by woodland, elevated above the valley and enjoying views over the surrounding countryside to the Cairngorm Mountains.  Creag Bheag, a local peak, sits behind the house, where there are woodland walks, cycling trails and rock climbing crags.

“Ardchoile” is an imposing Victorian villa, set within approximately 0.5 acre garden grounds and enjoys spectacular views over the valley.  The property has a plethora of traditional features, both inside and out, including timber sash and case windows, bay windows to the front, decorative external woodwork, stained glass doorways, deep skirtings and facings, high ceilings with decorative coving, servant bells, picture and dado rails and traditional fireplaces in several rooms, to name a few.

Modern additions include secondary glazing, oil fired central heating, wood burning stove in the dining room and oil fired stove in the lounge.  There is also a recently fitted wet room on the ground floor.

This elegant period house, which has been a much loved family home for over 40 years, offers the potential for new owners to transform the interior to suit modern day living, yet retain the character of yesteryear. The generous rooms, with their high ceilings, are bright and airy and there are two attic rooms which would lend themselves to a variety of uses, including bedroom, study, games room, play room etc.

The extensive garden grounds are enclosed by post and wire fencing and mature hedging and consist of mainly woodland, with mature trees and shrubs.  There is a tarmacadam driveway, extensive parking and two timber garages at the rear.

“Ardchoile” is a rare opportunity to purchase a large family home with extensive garden grounds in a stunning location, which has a rural feel, yet is within walking distance of local facilities and amenities.

Outside

The front garden slopes down from the house and is planted with mature pine trees and shrubs.  There is an gravel seating area adjacent to the front door which is enclosed with post and wire fencing, flower/shrub beds and greenhouse.

The rear garden is enclosed with a mixture of post and wire fencing and mature hedging.  There are two timber garages at the side, one with workshop and log store.  The oil tank and central heating boiler are also located here. A timber outhouse is located adjacent to the rear door. Timber steps with handrail lead down from the side of the house to the rest of the front garden, which is planted with mature trees and shrubs.

INCLUDED

Fitted floor coverings, curtains & light fittings, greenhouse. Other items may be available by separate negotiation.

SERVICES

Mains electricity, water and drainage.

COUNCIL TAX

Currently Band G (£3,484 pa), including water rates.  Discounts are available for single occupancy.

HOME REPORT

A Home Report is available from www.caledoniaestateagency.co.uk

Energy Performance Certificate Rating: Band F

Entrance Vestibule - 6' 5" x 5' 8" (1.98m x 1.75m)

Double storm doors open into the vestibule, which has a Victorian design tiled floor and timber panelling to dado height. Two windows to the side overlooking woodland. Feature doorway with glazed entrance door and leaded glass top and side panels opens into the hallway. Pendant light.

Hallway - 12' x 7' 9" (3.66m x 2.37m) - & 3.26 x 1.27

Spacious hallway with doors leading off to lounge, dining room, rear hallway, shower room and study/store room/bedroom 7. Elegant pitch pine staircase with ornately carved newel posts, balustrade and handrail leading up to the first floor. Two telephone points and smoke alarms.
Central heating radiator and thermostat.

Lounge - 21' x 16' 9" (6.42m x 5.12m)

Bright and spacious room with large bay window to the front, giving views through woodland, over the valley to the mountains beyond. Smaller bay window to the side. Feature fireplace with pitch pine mantelpiece, tiled hearth and surround and housing an oil fired stove. Picture rail. Three piece ceiling chandelier. Built-in storage cupboard with shelving. Central heating radiator. TV point. Carbon monoxide alarm.

Dining Room - 17' 3" x 14' 9" (5.28m x 4.52m)

Similar to the lounge, with large bay window to the front and bay window to the side, enjoying views through woodland over the valley to the mountains beyond. Feature fireplace housing wood burning stove with tiled hearth and surround and pitch pine mantelpiece. Three piece ceiling chandelier. Built-in shelved storage cupboard. TV point.

Study/Bedroom - 7 12' 2" x 12' (3.73m x 3.67m)

Currently used for storage. Window to the rear overlooking the garden to woodland beyond. Built-in shelved storage cupboard. Central heating radiator. Coat hooks. Pendant light.

Shower/Wet Room - 7' 4" x 6' 4" (2.26m x 1.95m)

Purpose built wet room with waterproof flooring, white WC and wash hand basin and walk-in shower cubicle with mixer shower. Waterproof wall panelling in shower areas. Pine panelled to dado height. Heated towel rail. Central heating radiator. Extractor fan. Flush ceiling light.

Rear Hallway - 8' 8" x 3' 1" (2.66m x 0.96m)

Access to kitchen, utility room and store room. Understairs storage cupboard with shelving and housing the burglar alarm control.

Kitchen - 14' 9" x 13' 2" (4.52m x 4.02m)

Large dining kitchen with window to the rear, overlooking woodland. Fitted base and wall units incorporating spaces for free standing electric cooker, fridge and freezer. Wall tiling and splashback above worksurfaces. Built in storage cupboard with shelving. High level cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Two central heating radiators. TV and telephone points. Strip light. Ceiling mounted clothes pulley. Smoke alarm. Servants bell box at ceiling level.

Utility Room - 9' 4" x 7' 10" (2.86m x 2.41m)

Fitted base and wall units, incorporating stainless steel double sink and drainer with mixer tap. Space for free standing washing machine. Window with deep sill to the rear. Wall tiling on 4 walls. Central heating radiator. Flush ceiling light. UPVC glazed door to rear garden.

Landing - 8' 3" x 3' (2.52m x 0.92m)

Half landing with doors off to WC and bathroom. Stairs up to first floor.

WC - 9' 6" x 3' 2" (2.9m x 0.99m)

Pine panelling to dado height and wall tiling above. Window to rear with views to woodland. White WC. Pendant light.

Bathroom - 9' 2" x 8' (2.81m x 2.44m)

Spacious bathroom with pine linings to dado height and wall tiling above. Traditional style wash hand basin and bath. Heated towel rail. Central heating radiator. Large wall mirror. Hatch to loft space.

Bedroom One - 17' 1" x 12' 11" (5.23m x 3.94m)

Double aspect room with windows to side and rear overlooking woodland. Feature cast iron fireplace with slate hearth and pitch pine mantelpiece. Built-in storage cupboard with shelving and hanging space. Pendant light. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom Two - 14' x 12' 10" (4.28m x 3.92m)

Double aspect room with two windows to the front, overlooking woodland and giving views over the valley to the mountains beyond. Feature cast iron fireplace with tiled surround and pitch pine mantelpiece. Built-in wardrobe with hanging and storage space. Central heating radiator. Door to hallway.

Bedroom Three - 16' 4" x 15' 7" (4.98m x 4.75m)

Principal bedroom with two large windows to the front overlooking the valley to the mountains beyond. Feature cast iron fireplace with tiled surround and pitch pine mantelpiece. Window to the side overlooking garden. Telephone point. Pendant light. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom Four - 16' 4" x 14' 3" (4.99m x 4.36m)

Another double aspect room with windows to side and rear overlooking the garden to woodland. Feature cast iron fireplace with pitch pine mantelpiece. Built-in shelved storage cupboard. Central heating radiator. Pendant light.

Hallway - 11' 11" x 6' 10" (3.65m x 2.09m)

Window to the front with views over the valley. Door to Bedroom 2 and archway to landing. Staircase with pitch pine balustrade and handrail to second floor. Understairs storage cupboard. Pendant light. Smoke alarm.

Landing - 11' 11" x 6' 10" (3.65m x 2.09m)

Skylight to the rear. Doors to Bedrooms 5 & 6. Stripped pine floorboards.

Bedroom Five - 13' 2" x 12' (4.02m x 3.67m)

Pine lined, coombed ceilings and stripped pine floorboards. Two windows to the rear overlooking woodland. Two wall lights. Coat hooks.

Bedroom Six - 19' 7" x 14' 11" (5.98m x 4.57m)

Pine lined coombed ceilings and stripped pine floorboards. Two windows to the rear, overlooking woodland. Built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. Two wall lights. Walk-in cupboard (2.95m x 2.46m) with coat hooks and ample storage space.

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Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
The above particulars, although believed to be correct, are not guaranteed, and any measurements stated therein are approximate only. Purchasers should note that the Selling Agents have NOT tested any of the electrical items or mechanical equipment (e.g. oven, central heating system, etc.) included in the sale. Any photographs used are purely illustrative and may demonstrate only the surrounds. They are NOT therefore to be taken as indicative of the extent of the property, or that the photographs are taken from within the boundaries of the property, or what is included in the sale.

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