McEwan Fraser Legal are proud to bring to the market Malvern, an enchanting and historical grade B-listed building which has been a focal point of Portsoy since 1720; the three-story townhouse has been in the present familys custodianship since 1919.
The family accommodation, sited between Low Street and North High Street, is accessed via a door from the rear courtyard garden which opens to a captivating entrance hall and curved stairwell with finely detailed plasterwork. To the left is a large kitchen/dining room with Karndean flooring and a modern kitchen with gas hob, electric oven and good levels of cupboard storage. The room is flooded with natural light from the Venetian-style Fan Windows. Additionally, there is a beautiful feature open fire, plus Aberdeen Cupboard and the Glowworm high efficiency gas boiler.
On the right, is a comfortable and spacious family lounge with a sizeable storage cupboard under the stairs (which may offer a future possibility to connect the lounge with the ground floor).
Climbing the magnificent u-shaped stairwell with a wooden balustrade leads to the upper floor. There is a centrally located family shower room with toilet.
There are two large double bedrooms; one has two extensive walk-in wardrobes, and the second has a beautiful dressing area. There is a sizeable storage cupboard on the upper landing. The house is decorated in a fresh neutral tone with many period fixtures and fittings.
On the ground floor (accessed via Low Street) is a former Bakery & Shop which ran between 1852 and 1988; the original and impressive Scotch Oven is still intact, as well as the shop fittings from the 1960s. There are exploratory architectural drawings which describe the potential redevelopment of the ground floor Bakery to a two-bedroom self-contained flat within the existing footprint, which is circa 53m2 and completes the interior. Alternatively this could form part of the main house.
However, the pièce de résistance is the magnificent courtyard garden (circa 330m2) enclosed on three sides, forming an oasis where you can chase the sun all day long. You can access the courtyard garden from both Low Street & North High Street. There is a summer house and three separate seating areas, a fire pit, a stone patio, mature shrubs and flowers providing a seasonal colour palette. There is also potential (planning required) to remove the coal shed at the top of the garden to create off-road parking for two cars.
Malvern is a truly unique property with a thoroughly researched historical record, including the Jacobites, local shipowners and smugglers. You can throw a stone into the fantastic 17th Century harbour featured in several TV and film productions, most recently in the hit TV series Peaky Blinders and the recent remake of Whisky Galore.
Interest will be significant - viewing is essential and the only way to fully appreciate the quality and potential of this desirable property; you will not be disappointed.
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