An impressive town house occupying a commanding position above the Bank of Scotland overlooking The Square in Grantown on Spey.
The Bank House was built between 1865 1867 and is an imposing B Listed building in the centre of Grantown on Spey on the corner of the High Street and The Square. It was originally built as the bank manager's house for the Caledonian Bank which amalgamated with The Bank of Scotland in 1907. The building is within the conservation area of Grantown on Spey which is recognised as the first, and one of the best, planned towns in the Highland region. It is constructed from fine dressed granite under a slate roof.
The accommodation has been refurbished to a high standard and is well suited to comfortable family living, entertaining or holiday letting or a mixture of all three. Many of the original features have been retained and the large well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings evoke an air of grandeur befitting the period of the house. This quality is evident as you step into the rear hall from the spacious entrance vestibule on the ground floor where a wide staircase with hardwood handrail and ornate iron bannister leads up the first floor hall. The hall itself, which gives access to all the first floor accommodation, has two elegant arches and features hardwood walnut flooring which extends into both the living room and the dining room. The dining room is a particularly impressive room with a beautiful marble fireplace and slate hearth. There are double aspect sash and casement windows, picture rail, fine cornicing and ornate ceiling rose with chandelier. The windows in this room have working shutters, as do the master bedroom and living room and all the main windows in the house have been secondary glazed providing excellent sound and thermal insulation. While many of the original architectural features have been retained, the house has been sympathetically modernised and refurbished to transform it into a comfortable and versatile home. The kitchen features a Stoves induction hob with double oven, grill and slow cooker with extraction fan above, an impressive central island with oak worksurfaces, generous high and low level storage units, a large LG American style fridge freezer, integral microwave and dishwasher and double enamel Belfast sink.
The master bedroom has a large dressing room with built in wardrobes running the full length of the room. The main family bathroom is modern and luxurious, but fits the period of the house and has a feature deep copper bath, as well as a walk in shower, twin wash hand basins, a WC and hardwearing Karndean water resistant flooring.
Also accessed from the first floor hall is a guest bedroom with en suite shower room, a study with excellent views over The Square and a separate cloakroom with WC, wash hand basin and plumbing for a washing machine.
A doorway from the hall gives access to the staircase which continues to the second floor level where there are two further bedrooms with part coombed ceilings and dormer windows, a large living room/bedroom 5 which has Velux windows, a dressing room, bathroom with bath and power shower over the bath, WC and wash hand basin. A hidden doorway from the bathroom gives access to a large attic store which is floored and lined and has good natural daylight from a skylight dome window.
Outside there is a walkway to the back door and an allotted single car parking space within the bank's private car park.
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This distinguished property has been skillfully restored to its former glory, and with its prime position in one of Scotland's best loved towns lends itself to either being a permanent residence or a marvellous holiday let.Fiona Gormley