ON THE market now is Milton Brae, a small holding located in an edge-of-village location near Miltonduff, to the south-west of Elgin.

The property comprises a farmhouse – likely to date from the early to mid-1800’s – a substantial traditional steading and grounds which in total extend to about nine acres.

The current owners purchased the property some 25 years ago and undertook a comprehensive renovation project to create what is now an idyllic family home. The farmhouse provides accommodation over two storeys.

To the rear of the house is an enclosed traditional steading. Constructed of stone under a pitched slate roof, the steading was originally built for livestock accommodation and grain and hay storage. In recent years, it has been used as a general store whilst it undoubtedly offers scope for development, subject to obtaining all necessary consents.

In essence, Milton Brae is a family home and which is located in a desirable and accessible position.

The grounds at Milton Brae extend to about 8.8 acres and include a paddock to the front (about 5.6 acres), a smaller paddock (about 0.8 acres) to the rear as well as various copses of maturing specimen trees. There is a garden surrounding the house with a wealth of specimen trees which were planted by the current owners.

The traditional steading would lend itself for conversion into additional accommodation with the potential for say four separate units (subject to obtaining all necessary planning consents). Similarly, the three paddocks may offer longer term scope for development (subject to planning). In the event of planning consent being obtained for any part of the property excluding the house and steading during a period of 25 years from the date of entry, the seller will be entitled to 30% of the difference between the current agricultural value and the value of the land with planning consent.

Milton Brae, Miltonduff, Elgin is for sale for offers over £810,000