Property Description – North College House
North College House is a wonderful, 16th century, B-Listed family home situated in the heart of Elgin, next to the Cathedral, overlooking Cooper Park. The property is one of Morayshire most notable residential homes, parts of which date back to the 13th century. The main house offers generous family accommodation situated over three floors and comprises of five stunning public rooms, five generous double bedrooms (3 en-suite), a well-appointed bathroom, family kitchen and home office. North College House has all the fine period features one would expect in a property of this age yet all the modern functionality of a practical family home. The mature garden grounds of North College House extend to about 1.7 acres and is enclosed by a stone wall and fence providing security and privacy. The grounds are mainly laid to lawn with various well stocked flower beds, herbaceous borders and mature trees which includes a Yew Tree which is believed to be over 400 years old. North College House offers ample off-street parking for up to 7 vehicles, a large 5 car garage and a further timber garage which provides additional enclosed and secure parking and useful garden storage.
North College House offers an adjoining, integral cottage, known as The Wing which is currently rented out on a SAT for £795 per month. The Wing is completely self-sufficient in that it has its own private driveway and entrance, although could easily form part of the main house as there is an interconnecting door from the sitting room. The Wing offers two further public rooms, a welcoming dining hallway, four further double bedrooms (3 x en-suite), a fifth bedroom / home office, a family bathroom and a generous family kitchen. The Wing has a south facing courtyard garden and further off-street parking.
The Practice Rooms
Adjoining North College House is a private clinic currently used by Moray Osteopaths. This single storey extension was added by the current owners and comprises of three separate practice rooms, a reception area / office, WC and store cupboard. This part of the building also has a separate access and would be an excellent base from which to further establish a business from home or with the appropriate consents and permissions be turned into an additional residence.
North College sits in a private yet central position in the historic city of Elgin, between Aberdeen (66 miles) to the East and Inverness (39 miles) to the West. Elgin, with its famous 13th Century Cathedral, provides an excellent range of amenities. It offers numerous medical practices and a Hospital, plus several highly regarded primary schools and two secondary schools. Private schooling is available at Aberlour House and Gordonstoun School, about 6 miles away, and Moray College campus forms part of the University of the Highlands and Islands. There are several supermarkets in Elgin, including an M&S Food Hall and a number of local and national shops. It is a short walk (5 mins) over the river Lossie from North College House to the world famous woollen mill, Johnston’s of Elgin, which is renowned for its Cashmere and fantastic café. Walking into the city centre (10min) there are several restaurants, additional cafes, pubs, a leisure centre and a cinema. Cooper Park, situated directly on the boundary of North College House, hosts numerous sporting pursuits including well-attended tennis, cricket and bowling clubs and a boating pond. Elgin library and the Biblical gardens are also situated in Cooper Park.
Elgin offers a regular train service which takes you further afield to Inverness (about 45 mins) and Aberdeen (about 1.30 mins). Inverness provides all the facilities of a modern city including an International Airport (31 miles). Whilst Aberdeen (Europe’s oil capital) is one of the UK’s wealthiest cities full of desirable shops and restaurants. Aberdeen also offers an International Airport (61 miles)
Elgin is in the county of Moray which is famous for its mild climate. Moray has a beautiful and varied countryside with a coastline of rich agricultural land, prosperous fishing villages and wide, open beaches. The upland areas to the south are sparsely populated and provide dramatic scenery, some of which forms part of the Cairngorm National Park. This unspoilt landscape provides a wide range of leisure and sporting opportunities including fishing on the world famous Spey and Findhorn rivers, skiing at The Lecht and Cairngorm range, sailing and walking. There are many highly regarded golf courses nearby including Elgin Golf Club, The Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth and also the two championship links golf courses in Nairn. Located about 20 minutes drive away is the ‘jewel’ of the Moray Coastline, the historic village of Findhorn with its sheltered bay providing excellent sailing, water sports and highly regarded Inns.
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Fixtures & Fittings
Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price. Other items may be available through separate negotiation.
Listing and Conservation
North College House is B-Listed.
Mains gas fired central heating, electricity, water and drainage.
Fibre Plus broadband services are available.
North College House
The Practice Rooms
Rateable Value £6,100 p.a.
North College House
Band D (Rating 62)
Band D (Rating 60)
The Practice Rooms
Band D (Rating 47)
Aberdeen 66 miles, Inverness 39 miles, Aviemore 46 miles
(all distances are approximate).