An easily accessible Highland house, in a spectacular location with stunning views over the River Avon.
Glendalloch House is a fine country house occupying a delightful position with stunning views over the River Avon and to the Cromdale Hills beyond. Dating from about 1960 it is attractively built of block and harl, with a slate roof. It was built for a member of the family who owned the Glenlivet Distillery as their summer lodge, with the site being carefully chosen, and the house designed, to make the most of its position and views. It is believed that the sitting room was originally a boardroom for the business. The house was acquired in 2004 by the sellers from descendants of the original owners. The reception rooms and principal bedrooms enjoy the stunning views. It is a spacious house, ideal for entertaining, and is full of light. It retains traditional features such as cornices, in the reception rooms and main bedrooms. New boilers, radiators and the AGA were fitted in 2004, with the roof over the sitting room being replaced in 2009. The house faces south west, and sits well within its own lightly wooded grounds which lead from the minor public road down to the river, where there are trout fishing rights.
Gate stone piers with gates open on to a drive which leads down to a turning circle at the house. A covered entrance has a wooden front door which opens to a porch with inner doors which lead into a welcoming and spacious entrance hall with a walk in understair cupboard, mantel, staircase to first floor and a walk in understair cupboard. Off this is the drawing room with its bay window making the most of the magnificent views, together with a fireplace with carved wooden mantel and wood burning stove. The elegant dining room has a mantel, five wall lights and partially glazed door to a terrace overlooking the river. Beyond is the sitting room, which also makes the most of the views, and has a fireplace housing a wood burning stove. Off both the dining room and hall is the kitchen with fitted units and cupboards with two sinks, picture rail, four oven AGA and a shelved cupboard. Beyond the kitchen is a back hallway with two walk in shelved cupboards and two rear entrance doors. A bathroom has a bath, washbasin and WC, while a utility room has a sink, plumbing for washing machine and two Boulter Buderus boilers. There is a shelved larder. Also off the hall is a WC with washbasin, which gives access to a store room and on to an integral garage with concrete floor.
The staircase, with cast iron balustrades and a wooden handrail, leads up to an extensive landing with a picture rail and a shelved linen cupboard. Bedroom one has a fitted wardrobe. There is a separate WC as well as a bathroom with bath, washbasin and WC. Both bedrooms two and the principal bedroom have bay windows, to make the most of the views, and fitted wardrobes. The principal bedroom also has an en suite with bath, washbasin and WC. Bedroom four also has an en suite with bath, washbasin and WC, while bedroom five has fitted wardrobes.
Stairs continue on up to the second floor. Bedroom six has lovely views, fitted cupboards and there is a large walk in and partially floored attic.
There are extensive gardens and grounds. Around the house these are mainly lawn. A bank with areas of natural woodland including birch and aspen, leads down to the river, where there is a lovely walk. Behind the house is a wooden garden shed (6 m x 5.5 m) with concrete floor, power and light, together with two wooden sheds (3 m x 2.5 m) and (2.45 m x 3.6 m). Above the house and adjacent to the road is a Moderator seat, marking an original place of worship before the local church was built.
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The original architect and Glenlivet owner made a superb choice of site when they came to build Glendalloch House it really is the most magnificent spot and this welcoming home enjoys both space and light as well as the fabulous views.Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent