Nestled on the outskirts of Elgin in the beautiful county of Moray is Dunkinty House, an impressive detached country house enjoying a secluded position and set within nine acres of private grounds.
For sale through Galbraith,dates back to 1878 and forms a quadrangle around a charming enclosed courtyard.
The property provides extensive accommodation over two storeys with five large public rooms, up to ten bedrooms and extensive ancillary accommodation.
The house retains many fine period features you’d hope to see in a property of this grandeur including corniced ceilings, original open fireplaces, working timber shutters, servants’ bells and large sash and case windows overlooking the gardens and allowing natural light to flood the interior.
The drawing room is a bright and elegant room with double doors leading to the dual aspect sitting room and the generously sized dining room has an attractive open fireplace with a stone surround.
A superb breakfasting kitchen is at the heart of the house and leads to the recently added orangery.
On the ground floor there is also a separate laundry room, wine cellar, bathroom, gymnasium, tenth bedroom and dog room and there are also a number of useful outbuildings.
A passage on the split-level landing on the first floor leads to the main bedrooms with a magnificent master suite housing a large bedroom, adjoining dressing room and a magnificent bathroom.
Two further generously sized bedrooms have ‘en suite’ facilities whilst there are five further bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Rod Christie, handling the sale for Galbraith, said: “Dunkinty House is an exemplary and truly elegant Scottish country house in a highly desirable yet private location only one and a half miles from the centre of Elgin.
“With its own wine cellar, games rooms, gymnasiums, home cinema and tennis court, it is the perfect property for entertaining both guests and young children alike.
“One of the most appealing elements of the house is its flexibility. It is currently a wonderful family home however it can be occupied in part depending on requirement, as well as offering the potential to be used as a boutique hotel or guest house subject to planning.
“Properties of this nature and in such excellent condition don’t change hands often so we are anticipating a high level of interest in the property.”
Outside, the grounds are as impressive as the house itself. Extending to around nine acres, the gardens are beautifully enclosed by a combination of fencing, a wall and distillery ponds, with pockets of mature woodland providing shelter and privacy.
The garden has been designed to maintain its colour from spring well into late autumn with expansive areas of lawn being complimented by an array of colourful borders, a wealth of mature trees and a fruit orchard.
Elgin offers an excellent range of shops and amenities and the surrounding area also offers some fine hotels, restaurants and local attractions.
There are a number of good primary schools in Elgin and two secondary schools. Private schooling for children over eight years of age is available at Gordonstoun about six miles away.
The county of Moray is famous for its mild climate, has a beautiful and varied countryside with a coastline of rich agricultural land, prosperous fishing villages and wide, open beaches.
This unspoilt landscape provides a wide range of leisure and sporting opportunities including fishing on the world-famous Spey and Findhorn rivers, sailing and walking as well as skiing at The Lecht and Cairngorm range, around an hour’s drive away.
Inverness airport, 31 miles away, offers regular flights to the south and summer flights to many European destinations and Aberdeen airport is around 63 miles to the east.
Dunkinty House is on the market for offers over £995,000 with Galbraith.