If you love the Scottish countryside and enjoy a dram or two then this property, which sits within the heart of the Malt Whisky Tour, may be the home for you.
Knockside House is located to the east of Aberlour in Moray, and enjoys uninterrupted views across Speyside and Ben Rinnes.
Knockside was created from the conversion of a traditional U shaped stone built steading in 2004 and today comprises a large family home with flexible and well appointed accommodation provided over one and a half storeys.
Its history dates back much further though, as Knockside is believed to be the ancestral home of William Garrow, the famous 18th Century barrister who introduced the principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty’, a core principle of our justice system to this day.
Consisting of four bedrooms (one en suite), three reception rooms, a living room, sun room, annexe room for possible extra accommodation, kitchen, dining room and family bathroom, the house would be ideal for a growing family.
Features of the property include exposed beams, hardwood flooring, an open fireplace, a central courtyard, a ‘Paris Balcony’ and sprawling grounds.
The property sale will also include a separate cottage, which is currently being rented out as a holiday let as well as being used as additional accommodation for the house.
The cottage is set over a single storey and includes a porch, an open plan kitchen/living room, WC, bathroom and bedroom.
A wood burning stove in the sitting room and a fireplace in the bedroom give the cottage a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Knockside House enjoys beautiful views, which can be seen from all rooms, especially the master bedroom which overlooks the Knock of Allerchie and the Conval Hills.
Outside the new owners can take advantage of the generously sized gardens which include lawns, a patio, small pond, summer house with decked area, vegetable patches and a small orchard.
Also within the grounds are two car ports (currently used for wood storage and both with power supplies), a small tractor shed as well as a reformed original pig shed also used for storage.
The gable end of McKerron cottage also has a glassed greenhouse which has power and water supply.
Knockside House is currently on the market with Galbraith for offers over £475,000.