£470,000 Offers over
** £30,000 below home report valuation **
This exceptionally spacious, substantial detached family home is surrounded by a beautiful, easily maintained, mature garden extending to around an acre with stunning view over farmland of the Vale of Alford towards Bennachie. The property further benefits from an adjacent, fully fenced grass paddock with water trough extending to 2 acres, ideal for equestrian or small holding use.
This highly versatile 4 / 6 bedroom property is set in an elevated position. The ground floor accommodation comprises; Entrance Vestibule, Main Hallway, Living Room, Dining Room / Bedroom 5, Dining Kitchen, Utility Room, Storage areas, two Double Bedrooms and Cloakroom WC. Accessed via a further hallway there is the Master Bedroom with En-Suite, Family Bathroom, Conservatory, further Bedroom and Office/Bedroom 6. The lounge, conservatory, and four bedrooms all have spectacular uninterrupted panoramic views over the front garden towards Bennachie. Upstairs is a particularily large versatile room with six Velux windows and a separate storage area which has previously been used as a family room/office. However, it could be utilised to provide further bedrooms or even a separate annex subject to appropriate consents. The property benefits from beautiful views over the countryside whilst also offering a supremely private location and benefitting from all the services provided in nearby Alford.
Externally is a double garage, large shed with integrated kennel, greenhouse and woodshed.
The property is fully double glazed and benefits from a multi fuel stove in the lounge, with heating on the Total Heating Total Control tariff which gives cheap electric heating and water 24 hours a day.
The property has the potential for other uses, such a self-catering annex or bed &breakfast (subject to any necessary permissions). There is no onward chain and early entry is available.
The property will benefit from fibre broadband from 01 May 2020.
A glazed door with glazed side panel gives access to this spacious vestibule. Fitted carpet. Inner glazed door to the hall.
28'3 x 5'11
This expansive hall gives access to the main parts of the home. Fitted carpet. Hatch to the floored and insulated loft space with Ramsey style ladder.
20'8 x 13'5
A spacious room with a large picture window to the front offering stunning views across farmland to Bennachie. The focal point is an inset multi-fuel stove with granite hearth creating a warm, welcoming room. Fitted carpet.
A partially glazed door with side window gives access to the rear and to the driveway/garage. Tiled floor with sunken matwell and walls partially tiled to dado height. There is a large walk-in store which is shelved and provides useful storage space.
25'6 x 14'1
A spacious room with a fully fitted kitchen and dining area at the far end. The kitchen area is fitted with beech effect wall and base units, tile splashbacks. Two fridges and freezers, dishwasher, double oven and hob are to remain. Space for electric fire. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap and window to the rear. The dining area benefits from dual aspect windows to appreciate the beautiful views.
9'11 x 9'6
A good sized utility room fitted with oak effect wall and base units. Stainless steel sink with drainer. Washing machine to remain. Ceiling pulley for airing clothes. Cupboard housing the electricity meters and fusebox.
Dining Room / Bedroom 5
15'5 x 13'9
A glazed door gives access to this good sized room which is currently utilised as a dining room but has in the past been used as a bedroom. Window to the side. Fitted carpet.
13'5 x 9'9
A lovely bright double bedroom, with large window to the front. Fitted wardrobe. Fitted carpet.
15'6 x 12'6
A further good sized double bedroom with a window to the front. Fitted carpet.
The inner hallway leads to the western wing. Large, double storage cupboards. Fitted carpet.
From the inner hallway, six steps lead down to the lower level accommodation. Under the hall is a large storage space. This spacious hall gives access to all of the western part of the property. A wooden staircase leads from the hallway to the Family Room. Fitted carpet.
Office / Bedroom 6
9'8 x 9'7
A multi-purpose room which is fully fitted with wall and base units offering excellent storage. Double french doors lead to the rear of the property. This room could with ease be put to a variety of uses.
14'3 x 13'5
A beautifully bright room for enjoying the outdoors from the comfort and warmth of indoors. Fully glazed with a fitted carpet. Double doors lead directly to the garden.
14'11 x 11'8
This spacious room boasts fantastic views over the garden to Bennachie. Large fitted wardrobes with mirrored sliding doors. Dual aspect windows. Fitted carpet. Door to En-Suite.
En-Suite Shower Room
8'8 x 6'0
Comprising a white wash hand basin and WC set into a vanity unit. Shower cubicle with electric shower. Tiled to dado height. Heated towel rail. Karndean flooring.
9'9 x 9'6
A large bathroom fitted with a four piece suite. Large frosted window to the rear. Heated towel rail.
11'6 x 9'2
A further good sized double bedroom with a window overlooking the garden. Fitted carpet.
26'7 x 21'3
Saving the best until last, this truly expansive space is wonderfully suited to almost any use. Six Velux windows and fitted carpet. This is a truly multifunctional room with the potential to be converted into further bedrooms, an office or a games / hobby room, or a seperate annex.
Leading from the Family Room, this room offers further storage space.
The double garage is accessed from the large gravel driveway which offers parking for several vehicles.
The property is set within extensive, mature gardens with a variety of trees, plants and wildlife. The garden is fully enclosed making it a fantastic space for children and animals alike. There is a large shed and integrated dog kennel (21'0 x 8'9). Greenhouse and outdoor tap. Productive fruit trees and vegetable beds. With ponds, quiet nooks and crannies for relaxing, this garden is excellent for entertaining and enjoying the countryside.
The 2 acre paddock has a water trough and would be ideal for equestrian or small holding use. The field is currently rented out, with the potential for this to be carried on should the new owners wish to do so.
Located in the heart of Upper Donside the village of Alford is located some 26 miles from Aberdeen with a journey time of approximately 40 minutes to the centre. Alford is also ideally placed for even shorter commutes to the airport at Dyce, Westhill, the new Prime Four site at Kingswells, Inverurie and Deeside. The new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has substantially reduced commuting times to other commercial areas surrounding the city such as Dyce, Bridge of Don, Tullos, Altens, Portlethen and Stonehaven.
The village also benefits from a new community campus comprising of primary and secondary schools, swimming pool and library, GP surgery, dentist, a good range of local shops including a butcher, baker and COOP, hotel, bistro, post office, bank, garage, petrol station and 18 hole golf course. A second bank van visits weekly. There is also an option of primary schooling in the village of Tough. There are several walking and mountain bike trails in the surrounding countryside. The Lecht and Glenshee ski slopes are within easy reach and afford good walking and skiing in winter.
The property is served by mains electricity, private water supply (with a possible connection to the mains available on the nearby public road) and a septic tank.
The property will benefit from fibre broadband from 01 May 2020.
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