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A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase this fine 4 bedroom country house situated within substantial grounds, providing commercial opportunities with a wealth of possible living and leisure arrangements. The property is nestled within the area of Millbrex and conveniently located near the village of Fyvie and Fyvie Castle.
On approaching the property a tranquil tree-lined private driveway invites you toward a fine country house and former manse within mature grounds, a separate 1 bedroom cottage, a range of outbuildings and equestrian/grazing land extending to 4.65 acres all set within a peaceful and pleasant rural but accessible location. With commercial opportunities, and reliable superfast broadband the setting provides for comfortable home/hybrid working.
Old Manse of Millbrex was built in 1835 with office-houses added a year later. The property presents Georgian splendour with later Victorian additions and maintains many of the original features including wooden shutters, cornicing, high skirtings and original internal doors. A fine and fully functional Louis XV/XVI style Carrera marble fireplace takes centre stage in the commodious living room which is dressed with fine dentil cornicing and a large bay window overlooking the principal south facing and walled garden, which is adorned by mature trees, plants and shrubs, with a private woodland area beyond. A granite stone chipped driveway and multiple parking areas offer ample parking space for several cars
and larger leisure vehicles.
Early viewing is highly recommended to truly appreciate the substantial
accommodation and outdoor space and facilities on offer.
The hall with ornate period features provides access to the downstairs facilities and first floor accommodation accessed by an original Georgian staircase.
The library offers a welcome retreat &can be used as an office or serving room.
The dining room offers ample setting space for family occasions/entertaining guests. A fully functional wood burning stove with marble fire surround provides a warm and comfortable space. The dining room overlooks the grounds with far reaching views. The wood burning stove is integrated into the heating system.
The inner hall leads to the dining kitchen offering ample wall and base units, Corian work surfaces, Belfast sink and space for dining furniture whilst enjoying dual aspect views across the courtyard &principal garden. A supporting utility room features cupboard space, Belfast sink, Corian work surface &space for a large fridge freezer.
A rear boot room with seating leads to the main utility room which is ideally placed away from the living areas housing the oil-fired boiler, with ample space for a free-standing washing machine &tumble dryer. Ceiling mounted clothes pulleys for drying. The electrical system is enabled to accept a backup generator. A rear staircase leads directly to the spacious studio which is flooded with natural light, this studio could offer space for general arts and crafts, an office or gym, or further bedroom accommodation with en-suite facilities.
From the hall, the sweeping staircase rises to the upper floor rooms. There are four well-proportioned double bedrooms all offering ample space for furniture. The front bedroom enjoys dual aspect views overlooking the principal and side gardens &countryside. The well-proportioned second double bedroom overlooks the side of the property. The third bedroom overlooks the side garden & countryside, with the fourth bedroom benefiting from a spacious modern ensuite shower room with access to 2 storage rooms. A modern family bathroom has bath and shower.
To the rear of the main house surrounding the spacious lawned courtyard with a range of areas for seating, are the extensive steadings &a self-contained cottage. To the rear of the steadings a generous area segmented into vegetable patches and two large polytunnels provides for a country house vegetable garden, there is also a purpose built duck run.
The stone built steadings comprise an impressive array of converted &original spaces including;
- Garage / Workshop with large double doors &full height ceiling into the eaves, and offers a secure storage/workshop area with power and light.
- Office / Cabin offers a large space that could accommodate 4 or more office desk spaces, with wood-lining &exposed stone walls it creates a cabin feel and sense of warmth which is complemented by a fully functional wood burning stove. The office has been recently fully connected by ethernet cabling providing
superfast broadband with further cabling to the main house &the gym.
- Log Store (former tack room), provides a further storage area currently used for log storage and features fully connected soil waste and water ready for external bathroom facilities.
- Barn (former stables) is accessed through large stable doors from the courtyard and double doors to the rear. This large space with mezzanine level (former hay loft) could be configured for a number of uses or conversion to form an additional two storey cottage subject to the proper consents.
- General Store is accessed from the courtyard and the rear, it provides a light and airy space for a number of uses.
- Gym / Multipurpose Studio, is a well presented and spacious studio area currently used as a gym and leisure space provides ample opportunities to extend the cottage or use for other purposes. The gym is flooded with natural light provided by the array of velux sky lights and the rear windows. The Gym features underfloor wet heating with its own heating controls, and overlooks the vegetable garden and countryside.
The charming self-contained cottage previously used for short and long term lets, provides a self-contained dwelling ideal for extended family members or commercial use with turnkey income opportunities. Believed
to be the old granary, the stone built cottage offers spacious accommodation over two floors with far reaching views over the grounds and paddock. To the ground floor there is a spacious double bedroom with ample storage space, a spacious hall, a bathroom and a further utility area plumbed for washing machine. The cottage has its own combination boiler, oil tank, and septic tank to the rear. To the first floor there is a purpose built kitchen area with cooker, hob, fridge and sink, and a further living area with a south facing juliet balcony.
To the front of the cottage is a lawned garden with a Bothy to the rear. The stone built bothy is in need of complete renovation.
As well as all of the garden areas already mentioned, two further garden areas flank either side of the driveway with mature trees and shrubs. Heading west through a further entrance opens up the
larger grounds. To the south is an oak tree peppered area of woodland configured as a secret garden with meandering walkways. To the north west a further large woodland area extending to approx ? acre made up
of ash and a series of mature pine trees, lead down to the western boundary.
The western Paddock extends to approx 2.65 acres with bar gates at the north-east and south-west extents. The paddock is secured by post and wire fencing with brick walls to the boundary with the lane. The paddock
was used for grazing livestock and could be configured for a variety of other uses. Old Manse of Millbrex and its land is surrounded by grazed former glebe land believed to be leased by the Church.
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