- Tenure: Freehold
- Three bedroom detached property of traditional build
- Well proportioned living accommodation throughout
- Of mostly neutral décor, offering the purchaser the opportunity to use their own creative flair
- Superb views from the rear of the property over the River Dee valley which attracts abundant wildlife
- Situated within the Cairngorm National Park, which provides a variety of sporting and leisure activities across all seasons
- Situated just 4 miles from Braemar and approximately 60 miles from Aberdeen International Airport
- A superb opportunity to purchase a wonderful family or second home which will provide an idyllic Scottish countryside retreat.
- EPC Rating = G
Charming three bedroom detached cottage lying within the picturesque Upper River Dee valley. Boasting beautiful mountain views, the property lies nearby to the historic village of Braemar.
Deeside is one of the most scenic and renowned parts of Scotland, with heather clad hills creating an impressive backdrop to the River Dee and its surrounding communities. Rising in the Cairngorm Mountains, the river runs east through Braemar, Crathie (where Balmoral Castle is located) and Ballater, and then past Aboyne and Banchory to its mouth at Aberdeen. The area has a wonderful range of outdoor activities, being located in the Cairngorm Mountains and with all they have to offer on the doorstep. This includes high and low level walking, mountaineering and off road cycling at all levels. There is also ample opportunity for winter cross country skiing, with downhill skiing at nearby Glenshee and the Lecht. Fishing, stalking and shooting are available by arrangement with local estates.
Braemar hosts the highest altitude 18 hole golf course in Scotland, while there are other golf courses at Ballater, Aboyne, Tarland and Banchory. Within the wider Aberdeen area, there is also Royal Aberdeen and Trump International to name but a few.
Elrig Cottage lies approximately 4 miles from Braemar, a thriving village known for its world famous Highland Games every September. Amenities include a selection of independent shops, a Co-op store with post office, and the recently refurbished Fife Arms Hotel and Spa, home to the Flying Stag pub. Other facilities include the newly opened Farquharson Arms pub, the Braemar Lodge Hotel, the Moorfield Hotel, and the Invercauld Arms which is being refurbished under the same ownership as The Fife Arms. There are numerous cultural activities in the village with the St Margarets Arts Trust running a full programme of events throughout the year. There is a strong community spirit in the village, a highlight of which is the annual pantomine. The local bus service runs to Aboyne, Banchory and Aberdeen. There is a primary school in Braemar, and secondary education is at Aboyne Academy.
Local landmarks include Braemar Castle, run by the community, the ruins of Kindrochit Castle, the ancient hunting lodge of King Malcolm, and 8 miles east of Braemar, Balmoral Castle, the summer residence of the Royal Family. Ballater, 15 miles east of Braemar, provides a wider range of shopping, with many shops bearing Royal Warrants due to the proximity to Balmoral Castle.
Aberdeen International airport provides many daily flights to London and other UK and European cities. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has greatly improved road travel around Aberdeen, with much improved access to the airport. There are regular rail services north to Inverness and south to Edinburgh and beyond, including a sleeper service to London. Aberdeen provides all the services and amenities expected of a major city, including business and leisure facilities, theatres, cinema, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There are private schools including Robert Gordon's College, St Margaret's, and Albyn, as well as an International School on the outskirts of the city. There are two universities, and several colleges of further education.
Located within the heart of the Cairngorm National Park with far reaching views across the Upper River Dee valley, Elrig Cottage is a delightful country retreat. Thought to be in the region of 100 years old, and never having been on the market before, the property is full of traditional charm while providing well proportioned living accommodation. For those searching for a property set in the splendour of the mountains and forests of the Cairngorm National Park, and surrounded by the Mar Lodge National Nature Reserve this is a rare opportunity not to be missed.
The main door leads immediately into the entrance hall, where the staircase with understair cupboard leads to the first floor living accommodation.
Within the spacious sitting room there is an open fire with granite surround and slate mantel. To either side of the fireplace there are shelved alcoves, while a deep silled sash and case window allows for views over the property frontage. Fully carpeted, there is ample space available for soft seating, while a further sash and case window overlooks the rear garden.
Overlooking the rear garden and across the Dee valley to the hills beyond, the well proportioned dining kitchen features a good range of fitted storage units and shelving. Fitted with a panelled ceiling, a work surface area beneath the large window incorporates a stainless steel sink with drainer. With good space available for a range of freestanding white appliances and a dining table and chairs, a sliding door from the kitchen leads into the rear entrance hall. Allowing access to the rear garden via a partially glazed door, there are a range of coat hooks and a shelved cupboard, making this the perfect boot room.
Enjoying dual aspect views over the front and side of the property, the principal bedroom is of neutral decor to complement the wooden flooring, while a fitted wardrobe provides both shelf and hanging space.
Ascending the staircase to the U shaped landing, elevated windows provide views to the woodland which lies to the front of Elrig Cottage. A store room accessible from the landing is fitted with vinyl flooring and houses the hot water cylinder, while a ceiling hatch allows access to the loft.
Bedrooms two and three are well proportioned rooms with plenty of space available for freestanding furniture. Of neutral decoration, both bedrooms include wooden flooring and fitted storage. Each bedroom boasts dual aspect views over the front and rear gardens, taking in both woodland and the dramatic far reaching views across the valley, with the River Dee just visible beyond.
Completing the living accommodation, the bathroom includes a white three piece suite with panel mirror over the wash hand basin and twin windows overlooking the rear garden.
Situated within generously proportioned garden grounds, the front garden is mostly laid with decorative stone chips. A set of wooden gates allows access to the driveway, which provides off road parking for several vehicles. The rear garden is mostly laid to lawn and lies on a gentle slope, while being attractively tiered in sections with a selection of mature trees, plants and shrubs. With beautiful views across the valley, the rear garden is the perfect tranquil setting for outdoor dining, while watching herds of red deer graze nearby with Ben Avon and Ben Macdui in the distance.
Square Footage: 1279 sq ft
From Aberdeen take the A93 to Braemar. Turn right into the village and cross the River Clunie bridge. Drive through the village to the Linn of Dee Road - keep bearing right if in doubt. After 4 miles you arrive at the hamlet of Inverey, and continue over the hump back bridge. This is Little Inverey, and Elrig is the third cottage on the right, no more than 200 metres after the bridge.
Braemar 4 miles
Ballater 20 miles
Aberdeen City 60 miles*
*Please note that all distances are approximate
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