Grantown on Spey property ‘ripe’ for refurbishment to be auctioned

SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors is set to auction a former care home in Grantown on Spey in the Highlands.

Dating from the late 1800s, and known previously as the Palace Hotel, Grandview House has operated as a care home since 1989 until its recent closure.

With ‘extensive’ frontage to the High Street and occupying a central location close to The Square, Grandview House features 45 bedrooms, mainly single occupancy with en-suite facilities.

Grantown on Spey is one of the principal towns within the designated Cairngorm National Park area located 35 miles south of Inverness. The town lies within Spey Valley and is described by Shepherd Chartered Surveyors as ‘renowned as an all-year-round holiday destination’ with a ‘vast’ range of hotels and guests houses together with primary and grammar Schools.

It added that the town is also ‘renowned’ for its sporting facilities, which include an 18-hole golf course, ‘excellent’ salmon and trout fishing in the River Spey, and facilities for other water activities, tennis, and bowling. The Cairngorm and Lecht mountain range as well as other winter sport facilities are within easy travelling distance.

Neil Calder, partner in the Inverness office of Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, said, “The property is ripe for refurbishment and conversion, subject to securing the appropriate planning consents. While the property has most recently operated as a care home, other potential uses including conversion to residential flats, hotel, hostel or tourist accommodation may be possible.”