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Urquhart Church Bed & Breakfast
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Situated in a stunning location with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside this converted church is now a very stylish Bed & Breakfast.
This unusual B&B & unique family home has been extremely tastefully re-designed to provide the guests a very special, unforgettable vacation experience and the owner a very comfortable accommodation on two floors.
The church building dates back to 1843 and is a B-listed building. It is built in the perpendicular style of James Gillespie Graham and the character has been retained wherever possible. The cornice ceiling in the entrance vestibule, the uplifting two original front staircases leading to first floor are just two of the retained features.
The original Gothic-styled double door leads into the attractive entrance vestibule with access to the two stairwells on each side of the bell tower. The stairwells are giving access to ground floor accommodation, the office in the former vestry and stairs to upper landings; as well as further up into the bell tower.
From the upper landings original doors to the main lounge and dining room, a superb double aspect room with spacious sitting area featuring original exposed oak ceiling beams, pine panelling and big multi fuel stove. Steps to the raised gallery dining room with attractive balustrade.
Door to main hall with access to bedrooms 1-3, kitchen, shower room and rear stairs to the ground floor. The kitchen & breakfast room is fully fitted with special features like a Gothic-style cupboard serving the main private kitchen and for the B & B.
The shower room has WC, wash hand basin & shower cabinet with power shower. Master bedroom is a spacious, elegant room with fitted wardrobes and built-in cupboard. Door to en-suite bathroom with exposed walls and original leaded glass windows. Corner bath, WC, wash hand basin & sauna.
Bedroom two and three have fitted wardrobe. From the bottom of both original stairwells access to the lower hall (with doors to the 2nd lounge).
The second lounge has original features like wooden wainscotting. pillars of the former balcony and the original wooden floor, plus a fitted bar. Bedroom four could be utilised as an office/study. door to en-suite shower room.
Bedroom five has fitted wardrobe and door to the integral flat. Bedroom six has spacious en-suite bathroom with bath tub, power shower, WC and wash hand basin.
From the main hall on first floor, stairs leads into the rear of the building to the former place of the altar which has access to the apartment and doors leading off the rear vestibule as a separate main entrance for the flat.
Original spaces/rooms in the rear of the building. Former altar room with stone floor, lower part of the leaded glass windows of the master en-suite upstairs and original high wooden wainscoting plus two of the original pews.
Fantastic big Gothic-styled door to former vestry and from there into rear vestibule with former minister toilet. Lounge with original wooden wainscotting and refurbished original wooden floor. Opening through archway to kitchen. Storage room under staircase.
Kitchen fitted with base units and a modern sink unit. Access via separate door from the hall. Refurbished original wooden floor. Bathroom with three piece suite comprising w.c., wash hand basin and bath tub with shower over. Bedroom 7 has fitted wardrobe offering hanging and storage space. Refurbished original wooden floor.
Small utility room housing the hot-water boiler. The Bell Tower as the centre feature at the front of the building hosts. The entrance vestibule - The office with original fireplace - two storage rooms. Access to the tower roof for a fantastic and wide view into the Grampian Highlands and across the sea towards Caithness/Sutherland.
An elegant main lounge with adjacent raised dining room and attractive balustrade under the original church ceiling. AA self-contained or integral flat consisting of lounge, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
The property occupies garden grounds extending to 2 acres or thereby. The grounds offer some nice seating areas, a BBQ-/Bonfire-Place, a pond with a little running stream in the west overlooking the countryside, a little waterfall from the higher to the lower grounds, a fenced part of the garden as a sheltered and private place to rest called Garden of Eden and a path prepared as walk through the lower part of the grounds.
There are plenty huge oak, beech and pine trees as well as one Spanish chestnut tree, a natural combination of grassed areas, trees and borders and some flower beds especially in front of the building with roses.
Car parking is in front of the building with two lanterns illuminating the whole front place. There are two private driveways serving the property from two different public roads, one is prepared with gravel leading a couple of hundreds of yards with constant view of the church building over a former railway bridge to the forecourt of the property.
Central heating radiators throughout, telephone points throughout, mains water, mains electricity, private drainage and telephone.
Situated in a superb rural location approximately five miles east from Elgin close to both, the Grampian Highlands and the white sandy beaches and dunes of the Moray Firth. The location is half a mile from the village of Urquhart and presents open, uninterrupted views to the surrounding countryside.
Parrandier is at the heart of the area known as The Laich of Moray. The Laich lies in the shelter of the GRAMPIAN HIGHLANDS and is well-known for its dry and sunny climate.
Your spirits lift as you approach the edge of the small village of Urquhart and spy the inspiring 70 ft tower of the church. On top of a small hillock the church offers open, uninterrupted views of the beautiful countryside close to the Highlands and to the sea!
Full planning consent has been granted for three lodges for holiday let amidst the trees of the lower part of the grounds, each one with its own open uninterrupted views towards either the east, the west or the north-west from its own extensive terrace. The development has been started for the infrastructure of the the three chalets.
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