Beautifully presented house with cottages and gardens.
Barmuckity House is a most attractive stone-built farmhouse with a date stone of 1866. It is a beautifully presented house with good sized reception rooms and bedrooms, so is ideal for both modern family living and for entertaining. The sellers have owned the house since 1996. Since then, they have fully refurbished the house, including re-plumbing, re-wiring and overhauling the roof. More recently they have refurbished the kitchen and the bathrooms. The conservatory which links to the garden was added in 2007 and at a similar time the windows were refurbished by Ventrolla.
It is a substantial house, which was originally part of a local country estate. The house now benefits from biomass central heating, so is efficient to run, and is of course very convenient for all the amenities that Elgin has to offer, and ideally placed for the nearby A96. While modernised internally the house still retains much of its period character and features including cornicings in the principal rooms. Situated adjacent to the new business park, which will include offices to the front, the house will be much protected by its own surrounding woodland grounds.
There are a pair of semi-detached farm cottages at the back of the house, with one currently being used as the farm office. A tarred drive flanked by mature trees, leads up to tarred parking in front of the house, and there is a back drive past the cottage to the rear of the house. A wooden front door with a glazed overlight opens to an entrance vestibule with an inner glazed door to a fine hallway with a walk in understair cupboard and staircase to the first floor. The spacious drawing room has a bay window, fireplace with wooden mantel, shelved press, two picture lights and linking doors to the sitting room, together with French doors, making it ideal for entertaining. The sitting room has a bay window, a glazed door to the garden, fireplace with stone mantel and woodburning stove, and two picture lights. The dining room has three wall lights, picture light, fireplace with wooden mantel and a shelved press. An inner hallway with display shelves with cupboards below and back stairs, links to the kitchen. Off this is a tiled wet room with a rainfall shower, washbasin with vanity unit and WC, together with a sewing room or study. The fabulous fully fitted bespoke kitchen has painted oak wall and floor units with granite and wooden worktops with a sink. Fitted Siemens appliances include a fridge, dishwasher, microwave and a four oven AGA. There is a centre island unit with storage and a breakfast table, along with oak flooring. Beyond is the Mozolowski & Murray conservatory which has underfloor heating, a sandstone floor, and Sanderson roof and window blinds. Also, off the kitchen is a partially tiled rear lobby with back door and a utility room which has plumbing for a washing machine, space for tumble drier, sink and a shelved larder cupboard.
From the hallway a staircase with cast iron balustrades and wooden handrail leads to the landing with hatch and attic ladder to partially floored roof space. Arranged off the landing are four bedrooms. Bedrooms one and two are double aspect with bedroom one having a fitted dressing table and wardrobe, and bedroom two having a wardrobe. Bedroom four also has a shelved cupboard, while the partially tiled bathroom has a spa bath, shower cubicle, washbasin, WC and storage cupboard. Adjacent is an under eaves linen cupboard. The back stairs lead to bedroom five and a shower room with washbasin, WC and walk in cupboard.
Lying to the south of the house, and linked by the conservatory, is a lovely enclosed garden with paved seating areas, flower and shrub borders, along with cherry, apple, plum and bramble trees. In front is an area of mixed native woodland, planted some ten years ago, which include spruce, larch, birch and rowan. To the side of the drive are further areas of planting, and to the side of the house is a further area of garden with a wooden summer house (3 m x 3 m approx), dog kennel and run, and further fruit trees including apple and plum, at the back of the garage.
The wooden garage has a box profile roof, two automatic up and over doors, power and light. Adjacent to the back door is a useful shed, previously the boiler house, and an open fronted store. The cottage, which is
currently used as a farm office, is harled with a box profile room and is double glazed. Accommodation includes a kitchenette with sink, bathroom with washbasin and WC, office (former living room) and three storage rooms (previously bedrooms), with fitted wardrobes. Adjacent is a further farm cottage with sun room, utility, kitchen, shower room and two bedrooms and which is in need of renovation.
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"Barmuckity House is a splendid family home with both entertaining space and a practical layout for modern life. Its pretty gardens and the development potential of the former farm cottages will also appeal to a variety of buyers.Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent