4 Bedroom Detached House for sale
Culsalmond Insch AB52.
Offers in Excess of £300,000
Individually Designed House
Potential For Further Development
Polytunnel Within Walled Veg Garden
Large Established Gardens
Acre Of Land In Total
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HouseSimple is pleased to present this 3/4 bedroom, detached country property near to Insch.
The freehold property benefits from 1 lovely reception room and 3 bathrooms, oil central heating, all double-glazed windows, parking for several cars, large original steading/outbuilding and cabins, extensive gardens, additional land, further development potential and stunning views.
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Entering the house from the front cottage garden through double-glazed French doors, you are in the spacious and light hallway, with doors leading off to all ground-floor rooms & staircase to first floor. There is a spacious under-stairs storage cupboard built in, that runs all the way under the whole stairs, which is very useful & fully accessible. It also has it's own interior light & double socket. This storage cupboard was previously used to house a secure gun cabinet, which being secured into the concrete floor as well as the interior wall, would pass the Police Scotland inspection for such installations safely hidden from view. The ground-floor is fully wheelchair accessible, as all doors both external & internal are wide enough to allow entry & movement around the house.
First on the left from the hallway is the ground-floor, third largest bedroom, which is light & airy, overlooking the front cottage garden to the stunning views of Bennachie & the view of Cairnhill. It is large enough for plenty of free-standing furniture, or to install a large fitted wardrobe system. This room being on the ground-floor would be ideal for anyone who cannot manage stairs, or could easily be used as a second reception room, or separate family room/dining room. It has five double sockets for numerous uses. There is also a SKY multi-room cable to this room, which could be reactivated for future use.
Second on the left from the hallway is the large country kitchen/dining-room, with double aspect windows looking to the rear & side. The side view looks over the surrounding fields to Tillymorgan Hill & local farms, while the rear view is to the original stone steading/outbuilding & paved/gravelled courtyard areas. The kitchen is fitted out with beautiful country design units in oak, with a large cream & black Rangemaster cooker & hood (5 gas burner hob & electric grill & 2 ovens), built-in Bosch dishwasher & white ceramic sink. There is plenty of room for a large kitchen table & chairs & currently there is a matching oak table & six chairs displayed to show this (available by separate negotiation).
From the hallway directly in front of you is a good sized utility room, which has the rear entrance to the property through the back door, from the courtyard area & driveway. The utility room is a light room with plenty of additional storage, stainless steel sink & plumbing for washing-machine & vented for tumble-dryer, both housed under a generous amount of worktop. There are worktop height isolator switches for appliances & a double socket. The window looks out to the rear parking area & steading/outbuilding. This room is warm enough to be able to dry & air laundry due to the separate boiler-room attached to it & an extractor fan. The boiler-room has its own door & is really indispensable for storing & airing numerous quantities of laundry, bedding, towels etc, as it is fitted out with slatted shelves to both sides above the boiler & hot water cylinder. There is also easy access to the wall mounted main consumer unit fitted at a child-safe height.
First on the right from the hallway, is the light & welcoming living-room, which looks out on two aspects to the front & side of the property. To the front are the stunning views of Bennachie & the valley between, & Cairnhill looking over the front cottage garden. To the side are the views over the other garden areas looking over to the Hill of Rothmaise. This room is bright & airy, while still conveying a feeling of being cosy, with the stone fireplace built from the original croft, as a focal point. Plenty of room for two 3-seater sofas & the socket layouts allow for various configurations of your furniture. It has five double sockets for numerous uses.
Second on the right from the hallway, is the spacious ground-floor family bathroom, with double aspect windows to the rear & side. This room is a large, light & airy room, housing not only a full 1700mm bath, but also a large walk-in door-less shower cubicle with Mira Coda shower. There is a large wash-hand basin & a WC that has been positioned in order to allow for a wheelchair to access it from the side. The walk-in shower is only a step up to allow easier access to it, especially if the bath is not able to be used by someone.
From the hallway via a wooden staircase are the first floor rooms leading off an upper landing area, which is a bright space with a Velux window looking down over it. The staircase is 900mm wide & would be able to accommodate a stairlift if required.
The landing leads off to both sides & on the left you walk into the second largest bedroom, which has double aspects to the front & rear. To the front the dormer window overlooks the cottage garden below & gives stunning views of Bennachie and surrounding areas. To the rear of the room is a Velux window which looks over the top of the steading/outbuilding to the surrounding fields. The room is really large running the full depth of the house from front to back & would easily accommodate any amount of free-standing furniture, or an extensive range of built-in wardrobe systems. It could easily be used as a bedsit, as there is ample room for a sofa, desk etc, as well as other furniture besides a king-size bed. Due to the size of this room, there is the future potential for it to be split into two separate bedrooms if required, both with access to the en-suite shower room. It has 5 double sockets for various uses.
This bedroom 2 leads on to its own spacious en-suite shower room, which is fitted out with WC, wash-hand basin & pivot door square shower cubicle, with a Mira Coda shower installed. A run of vanity worktop allows for various uses & an area of storage. There is a Velux window to the rear, looking out over the top of the steading & surrounding fields.
From the landing to the right you walk into the huge master bedroom suite, with the largest bedroom, bigger en-suite & access to the bedroom 4/study/dressing-room/nursery.
This master bedroom, just like the other upstairs bedroom, has aspects overlooking the same areas to the front views via a dormer window & the rear views via a large Velux window. This room is very large running the full depth of the house from front to back & would easily accommodate any amount of free-standing furniture, or an extensive range of built-in wardrobe systems. It could easily be used as a bedsit, as there is ample room for a sofa, desk etc, as well as other furniture besides a king-size bed. Due to the size of this room, there is the future potential for it to be split into two separate bedrooms if required, both with access to the en-suite shower room. It has 5 double sockets for various uses.
The master bedroom leads on to its own very spacious en-suite shower room, which is fitted out with WC, wash-hand basin & sliding door quadrant shower cubicle, with a Mira Coda shower installed. A run of vanity worktop allows for various uses & an area of storage. There is a Velux window to the rear, looking out over the top of the steading & surrounding fields.
The master bedroom also leads on to a smaller additional bedroom, which could be used as a child's bedroom (as previously used), a study (as currently used), a nursery, a large dressing room for the master suite, or just a large amount of extra storage. It is an ideal room for a baby/child if easy access is required from the master bedroom, due to the close proximity of this room, but while still having its own door to separate it. A study allows for office use off the master bedroom, without the need to go downstairs. This room has a front facing Velux window & a double socket.
Individual room sizes & features listed below.
Utility Room – 2.87m x 1.92m (9’5’’ x 6’4’’)
Range of newly fitted base & wall units, 1 & half bowl stainless steel sink with extendable tap, radiator, plumbed for washing machine, vented for tumble dryer, isolator switches for both appliances, double socket, DG window to rear, internal glazed window to hallway, extractor fan, ceiling light, switch for external light to rear.
Leading to boiler room / walk-in airing cupboard – 1.95m x 0.8m (6’4’’ x 2’6’’)
Housing an oil-fired boiler (Grant Euroflame), insulated hot water cylinder, additional immersion switch for hot water, wall mounted electric consumer unit, built-in slatted shelves for airing bedding/clothes & laundry storage, ceiling light.
Hallway with traditional wood staircase to upper floor.
Large hallway with double-glazed French doors to front garden & doors off to ground-floor rooms, smoke alarm, radiator, boiler controller unit & thermostat, coat hooks/storage, staircase to upper floor, glazed obscure window to utility room, two ceiling lights (operated by switches at both ends of hallway), switch for external light to front, switch for upstairs landing light, large walk-in under stairs storage (that has an internal light & double socket).
Living room – 4.72m x 3.95m (15’6’’ x 13’)
Double aspect double-glazed windows to front & side, radiator, open stone-built fireplace with slate slab hearth & mantelpiece, 5 double sockets, telephone point, aerial point, ceiling light. (Planning Permission was given in principle to convert the smaller window at the side to a door & construct a sun room off the living-room, taking full advantage of the views to the front & side).
Kitchen/dining room – 4.70m x 3.28m (15’5’’ x 10’9’’)
Double aspect double-glazed windows to rear & side, large range of country farmhouse style base units, wall units & drawers. Rangemaster range cooker (inc 2 electric fan ovens, electric fan grill & 5 gas hob burners), Rangemaster extractor hood (inc 2 lights & varying speeds), integrated Bosch dishwasher, 1 & half bowl white ceramic sink with swan-neck tap, 5 double sockets, 1 single socket, telephone point, aerial point, 2 ceiling lights. (Planning Permission was given in principle to convert larger rear window to an opening, through into a new constructed glass room adjoining the end of the steading & to create French doors off this room out into the courtyard area).
Ground-floor bedroom 3 – 4.70m x 3.74m (15’5’’ x 12’3’’)
Double-glazed window to front, radiator, 5 double sockets, telephone point, aerial point, SKY multi-room access point, ceiling light.
Family bathroom – 3.08m x 2.75m (10’1’’ x 9’)
Double aspect double-glazed windows to rear & side, white 4-piece suite (inc full 1700mm steel bath, separate door-less curved walk-in fully tiled shower unit with Mira Coda thermostatic shower, WC, large wash-hand basin), extractor fan, ceiling light, connection point for future under-floor heating.
Double-glazed Velux window overlooking staircase to front, radiator, single socket, smoke alarm, ceiling light.
Bedroom 2 – 5.75m x 4.14m (18’10’’ x 13’7’’)
Double-glazed dormer window to front & double-glazed Velux window to rear, radiator, 5 double sockets, telephone point, aerial point, ceiling light, loft hatch access, door to en-suite 2.
En-suite 2 – 1.96m x 1.92m (6’5’’ x 6’4’’)
Double-glazed Velux window to rear, white 3-piece suite (inc fully tiled square shower cubicle with Mira Coda thermostatic shower, Mira shower tray & pivot door, push-button WC, wash-hand basin), part-tiled over vanity worktop, radiator, extractor fan, additional shared power pump for both en-suite showers, ceiling light, matching chrome accessories.
Bedroom 1 – 5.75m x 5.10m (18’10’’ x 17’)
Double-glazed dormer window to front & double-glazed Velux window to rear, radiator, 5 double sockets, telephone point, aerial point, ceiling light, door to en-suite 1, door to Bedroom 4/study/nursery/walk-in dressing room.
En-suite 1 – 2.37m x 1.96m (7’9’’ x 6’5’’)
Double-glazed Velux window to rear, white 3-piece suite (inc fully tiled quadrant shower cubicle with Mira Coda thermostatic shower, Mira shower tray & sliding doors, push-button WC, wash-hand basin), part-tiled over vanity worktop, radiator, extractor fan, additional shared power pump for both en-suite showers, ceiling light, matching chrome accessories.
Bedroom 4/Study/Nursery/Dressing-room – 2.02m x 1.83m (6’8’’x 6’)
Double-glazed Velux window to front, radiator, 2 double sockets.
Large, unrenovated, original stone steading/outbuilding, currently being used as a workshop & storage with base units, power & light to all 3 separate internal areas, with wood burning stove to centre workshop area. 4 separate access points to the steading including wide access at the end that could be made into garage door access.
NOTE: Originally Planning Permission was granted for very large ‘U’ shaped house, involving demolition of the steading and construction of a house over the footprint of the original croft house and steading combined. Plans available to view, showing PP should therefore be granted to extend the house over the footprint of the steading in the future.
Large wooden cabin formally used as a chicken shed with nesting box, roosts & sliding door access, plus wire-fenced pen attached with separate access. A water point is close by the cabin & shed that could be branched off.
Mower/machine fibreglass shed with equal size wooden door access & slabs to front.
Walled vegetable garden with wooden shed, water tap access, various raised growing beds, compost bays & large poly-tunnel (inc additional water tap & slatted potting/work surface).
Additional large wooden shed sited base & remainder of shed in pieces to be erected.
Large established cottage garden to front of house.
Extensive grassed area, with various trees planted to the higher part of this area.
Oil storage tank at top of driveway, insulated LPG gas bottle shed attached to side of house inc 2 gas bottles, septic tank & inspection cover within grassed area, drilled borehole for private water supply within a sealed concrete ring in separate piece of land next to front garden, SKY dish to side of house, wooden picnic table/seating to side of house.
Slabbed/gravelled/tarred areas around the whole house allowing complete access.
Note: All external woodwork is in the process of being completely re-stained/varnished throughout.
Stunning open 360 views of surrounding countryside with Bennachie to south (front), Tillymorgan Hill to west, Rothmaise Hill to east, with fields & sky to rear.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, down a quiet access track to the house, there are only 5 properties in this postcode (1 of those is derelict). The fields surrounding the property are used for crops, sheep & cows. The unadopted access track joins the B992 road to Cadger's Lane, allowing access for this house & 3 other properties. It is used for postal deliveries as well as access for other deliveries & for access to adjoining fields by farm machinery. Please note that each property has full Right Of Access down this track, however it is not owned by any of the properties. Therefore, any maintenance of the track is no-one's individual responsibility & is just done as & when required like many farm-type tracks of this kind. The track is snow-ploughed during the winter months voluntarily by a local farmer.
There is a plethora of wildlife everywhere that includes deer (in the woods in front of the house}, hares & rabbits in the surrounding fields. For birdwatchers there is are various types of birds here including pheasants, partridge, yellowhammers, blue tits, great tits, coal tits, sparrows, swallows (resident each year in the steading), house martins, blackbirds, buzzards & kestrels.
This is a very reluctant sale of a much loved home and house-building dream over many years. It would make a lovely family home, or business base for someone, for a long time to come.
- Property Age: 11 years
- Council tax band: D (£1140.00 Per Annum)
- Chain position: Other
- Double Glazing: Throughout
- Heating: oil
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