There’s ‘snow’ place like home.
If you think Advie Manse, a magnificent former manse near Grantown, looks pretty bathed in autumn sunshine, just wait until you see what it looks like during the snowy days of winter.
The four-bedroom manse, which sits on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, is so beautiful that a picture of the snow-covered house can be seen on Christmas cards sold to raise funds for the Highland Hospice.
Built of traditional stone construction and in excellent condition throughout, it would make a wonderful family home.
The building includes an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, TV room, butler’s pantry, vestibule, laundry room, cloakroom and rear porch.
Upstairs, there’s a master bedroom with en suite bathroom; two further bedrooms – one with an en suite; a family bathroom and dressing room that could also be used as a fourth bedroom.
Within the grounds of the manse there’s a sauna, a spacious double garage, a separate office/library and range of dog kennels.
The manse and cottage, which are available at a guide price of £600,000, are next to each other, but are separated by a beech hedge and each has separate access driveways.
They are surrounded by beautiful grounds of about 12.27 acres.
The cottage is a comfortable and bright home, and currently provides ‘‘overflow’ accommodation to the manse. Alternatively it could be let as a holiday cottage.
The space here includes a sitting room, dining room, WC, kitchen, utility and rear porch, with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.
The grounds are a real feature of both properties with well-maintained lawns interspersed with colourful flower beds and borders surrounding the houses.
The gardens slope down gently into mature woodlands to the rear, and to the side of the cottage there is a greenhouse, a kitchen garden and a small orchard.
Grantown is around eight miles away and offers a good range of shops and amenities.
Christmas cards featuring the manse can be bought from the Highland Hospice, priced £2.99 for a pack of five.
Contact: CKD Galbraith on 01463 224343.