Characterful former church hall, offering inviting and striking living accommodation in a delightful village location amidst the splendour of the Cairngorms National Park.
Tomintoul is a rural village which forms part of Glenlivet Estate and is centred around a picturesque square and surrounded by countryside. The largest village in the Glenlivet area, there is a post office and general store, art studios, independent shops including those for malt whisky, in addition to the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre. Primary education is available, with secondary education at Speyside High School in Aberlour. Situated within the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, Tomintoul is located along a scenic route between Grantown on Spey and Royal Deeside, while being about 7 miles from the popular Lecht Ski Resort Centre. There are many leisure pursuits available throughout all seasons, including estate shooting and stalking, fishing, hillwalking, golf, skiing and horseriding. This area of the Highlands and Glenlivet in particular is renowned on a global scale for the excellence of its whisky. Tomintoul is accessible from both Aberdeen International Airport (56.2 miles) and Inverness Airport (43.4 miles).
Under 15 miles away is the bustling town of Grantown on Spey, well served by a wide range of amenities including a cottage hospital and health centre. Sporting facilities include an 18 hole golf course, modern leisure centre, tennis courts, bowling green and salmon fishing on the famous River Spey. There are excellent local walks and direct access to long distance paths, including the Speyside and Dava ways.
Aberlour is an attractive village located in Moray on the south shore of the River Spey. The village has a thriving high street, with a regular bus service in operation to Elgin and Aviemore. The Speyside Sports and Community Centre and Speyside Swimming Pool provide local leisure facilities. There are many renowned distilleries in the area, including the Aberlour and Glenallachie distilleries. Walkers shortbread is also produced within the village, while the Aberlour Strathspey Highland Games are held every August.
The attractive Victorian town of Ballater is located in the heart of picturesque Royal Deeside and includes a wide range of local coffee shops, restaurants, specialist and everyday shopping, including the B Listed Ballater Railway Station with historical connections to Queen Victoria and the Royal Family. Balmoral Castle, the Scottish residence to the Royal Family, continues to attract local and global visitors alike. The Old Deeside Railway is an excellent cycling or walking route, while Lochnagar Mountain and the Loch Muick Nature Reserve provide breathtaking scenery.
Aviemore is a bustling holiday resort within the Cairngorms. With an excellent array of amenities catering for every need, it is popular with those seeking picturesque lochs, forests, mountain trails and ski runs. There is a main line railway station at Aviemore.
Grantown on Spey 14.1 miles
Aberlour 21.9 miles
Ballater 24.7 miles
Aviemore 27.5 miles
Aberdeen International Airport 56.2 miles*
*Please note that all distances are approximate
Originally the Catholic church for the village of Tomintoul, this unique property was understood to have been built circa 1924. Having hosted parish, community and educational events alongside musical soirées, the church hall was converted into a residential home in 2004. Extensively refurbished by the current owner from 2013, this is an inviting home which would either be suitable for a growing family or as a holiday home for those seeking to make the most of the scenic Cairngorms National Park, or sample the local delicacies along the whisky trails.
A wide panelled painted door leads into the spacious and welcoming entrance vestibule. Fitted with a tiled floor and partial wall panelling, an arched window overlooks the property frontage. A large wall mounted cupboard contains the electricity circuit breakers and meters, while an open doorway leads into the reception hall area. Within the hall a set of wooden slatted doors opens into the boiler room, which also houses the hot water cylinder and provides ample storage space.
From the reception hall double doors lead into the impressive sitting/dining room. Featuring a high vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams and three bespoke chandeliers, the original wooden flooring has been fully restored. With excellent space available for both relaxation and formal dining, this striking room benefits from plentiful natural light from the skylights and a deep silled window, while twin glazed doors allow access to the paved terrace beyond. Creating a warm and inviting ambience, the hwam stove is a welcome feature.
Partially glazed double doors with adjacent glazed panel open from the sitting area into the dining kitchen. Well equipped with an array of base and wall units, there are a range of integrated appliances, including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and double oven. It is understood that the freestanding tumble drier will also remain. A u-shaped laminate work surface with contrasting splash back tiling incorporates a 1.5 ceramic sink with drainer, in addition to a four ring induction hob with extractor fan above. Twin windows provide natural light and there is also zoned spotlighting.
An open carpeted hallway from the sitting room leads to the remainder of the living accommodation, while a ceiling hatch provides access to the loft space above.
The principal bedroom is a spacious fully carpeted room of neutral decoration with a large window allowing for views across to the neighbouring hillside. The principal bedroom also has a split level en suite shower room. Of contemporary design, there is a white two piece suite in addition to a fully tiled mains shower enclosure.
Double bedrooms two and three are both well proportioned rooms of neutral decoration and carpeting with deep silled windows overlooking the rear of the property. Both bedrooms enjoy the benefit of modern en suite facilities, with a shower room to bedroom two and bathroom for bedroom three. Double bedroom four is a good size and lies next to a further shower room, which includes a white two piece suite with double shower enclosure.
To the front of the property there is a gravelled area with low retaining wall beside the public footpath, while a paved pathway allows access to the main entrance door. To the side of the property a section of timber fencing provides privacy, while a gate opens onto the large paved terrace. The garden has been designed for easy maintenance and it is understood that the timber shed will remain.
Square Footage: 1948 sq ft
From Aberdeen, follow the A944 towards Westhill. At the traffic lights turn left onto the B9119, following this road through the village of Tarland. Turn right onto Burnside Road, and continue along before turning right onto the A97. Continue through Logie Coldstone towards Strathdon. On coming through Boultenstone, at the top of a rise turn left and continue along before turning left onto the A944. Proceed past Lonach Hall and though Bellabeg, as the A944 becomes the A939. Continue over Cock Bridge and onto the Lecht Road/A939. On approaching Tomintoul, turn left and then right onto Main Street. The Old Church Hall is located on the right hand side.