Mill Of Durn Portsoy, Banff, AB45 2YD
Price over £415,000
Aspc ref: 316675
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Grade B Listed Mill Conversion in peaceful rural location with many original features
Family accommodation. Oil fired C.H. Open plan living areas, First Floor Lounge, Dining Kitchen with flag stone floor, Laundry, Bathroom, Shower Room, Barrel Vaulted Kiln Office & 4 Double Bedrooms. Set in 1.25 acres of mature gardens including an orchard & milldam.
We offer for sale this former working mill, which is nestled in a rural location within the Banffshire countryside. Mill of Durn is placed only a short drive from the picturesque coastal towns of Portsoy, Banff and Cullen where shops, supermarkets, schooling and amenities can be found. The property is also within commuting distance of Buckie, Elgin and the station Town of Keith, the larger cities of Aberdeen and Inverness are approximately 60 miles distant. This Grade B Listed former working mill has been sympathetically converted by its former architect owner with an award winning design and has retained many of its original features including the mill wheel, grain chutes, exposed ceiling beams, former kiln with barrel vaulted ceiling, kiln window and exposed lime washed stonework, which will certainly appeal to those seeking an unusual home full of charm and character. Mill of Durn is a home offering family accommodation over three levels and having the benefit of an oil fired central heating system with reclaimed cast-iron radiators being found in the majority of rooms and two wood burning stoves. This would be an ideal purchase for those looking for a traditional property steeped in history, those with family looking for a sizable home or for anyone looking to enjoy rural living with the feeling of seclusion but not total isolation. The property has been decorated in fresh neutral tones and all fitted floor coverings, curtains, window blinds and light fittings are to be included in the sale price. Viewing is essential, highly recommended and the only way to fully appreciate the accommodation, location and historic features this home offers.
Entrance Hallway Enter through substantial double wooden exterior doors into the entrance hallway, which has windows facing south and east. Arched stone alcove with fitted display shelving. Exposed floorboards. Original wooden wall linings allowing access to the mill machinery. Double glass panelled doors leading to the dining hall.
Dining Hall 7.41 m x 4.67 m Two windows to south. This is an ideal entertaining space and is presently used as a dining room with sitting area. Original wooden wall linings concealing the mill wheel and machinery. Wood burning stove set on a raised hearth. Exposed floorboards. Three cast-iron radiators. Doors leading to the entrance hallway, dining kitchen and inner hallway. The staircase gives access from this area to the first floor accommodation.
Dining Kitchen 4.54 m x 4.32 m Double glass panelled doors from the dining hall. Window to north and double glass panelled doors to south allowing access up to the raised decking area. Recently fitted with a selection of base and wall mounted shaker style units in an oak effect finish with solid granite countertops. Features of the kitchen include range style cooker with 5 ring Calor gas hob and 2 electric ovens, integrated microwave, fitted wine rack and shelved corner display areas. Stainless steel one and a half bowl sink and drainer unit with mixer tap. Space suitable for dining table/chairs. Built-in cupboard with airing shelving and the hot water tank. Flagstone floor. Exposed ceiling beams with feature lighting. Cast-iron radiator
Inner Hallway This area has doors leading to the dining hall, laundry room, shower room and the reception/study. Fitted carpet.
Laundry 2.73 m x 2.42 m Window to west. Two double built-in cupboards with fitted shelving, providing plumbing and space for the washing machine and concealing the “Worcester” oil central heating boiler. Fitted wall shelving. Linoleum flooring. Cast-iron radiator.
Shower Room Fitted with a three piece white suite comprising:- W.C, corner wash-hand basin and shower cubicle with “Mira supreme” shower fitment. Wall linings to dado height. Vinyl flooring. Cast-iron radiator.
Reception/Study 3.98 m x 3.17 m Window to east. This area has doors leading to the inner hallway and the kiln office. Four built-in cupboards with fitted shelving. Arched stone alcove with fitted display shelving. Fitted carpet. Cast-iron radiator. Double wooden exterior doors giving access to the front of the property.
Kiln Office/Bedroom 5 4.56 m x 4.47 m Two windows to east. This former kiln oven has a barrel vaulted ceiling and is presently used as a large home office/study but could be suitable for use as a ground floor double size bedroom. Exposed floorboards. Cast-iron radiator.
Staircase A carpeted staircase with decorative wooden linings and glass panelling allows access from the dining hall to the first floor sittingroom.
Sittingroom 9.62 m x 4.73 m Window to south, velux roof window facing west and roof skylights facing south, east and 2 facing west. Exposed ceiling beams, concealed mill grindstones and former grain chutes. Fitted carpet. Two cast-iron radiators. Doors leading to the lounge, bedroom 2 and to the upper landing. Steps lead up to a mezzanine floor with the original double cast-iron doors allowing access to the master bedroom.
Lounge 5.10 m x 4.73 m Double glass panelled doors from the sittingroom Windows to north and south and 2 velux roof windows also facing south. Glass panelled door to west allowing access to the garden area. Two purposely built storage units in a cherry wood finish providing storage and display areas. Wood burning stove set on a raised tiled hearth. Fitted carpet. Cast-iron radiator.
Master Bedroom 4.87 m x 4.72 m Carpeted steps lead up from the sittingroom via the original cast-iron doors to the master bedroom. This former oat drying room has a window facing east and a kiln window. Exposed ceiling beams and former grain chutes. Fitted carpet. Cast-iron radiator.
Bedroom 2 3.96 m x 3.70 m Double size bedroom with window to east and roof skylights facing south and east. Large built-in cupboard with fitted shelving. Fitted carpet. Cast-iron radiator.
Upper Landing This area has doors leading to the sittingroom, bathroom, bedroom 3 and bedroom 4. Roof skylight window facing south. Fitted carpet. Cast-iron radiator.
Bedroom 3 3.97 m x 3.50 m Double size bedroom with window to east and roof skylights facing north and east. Fitted carpet. Cast-iron radiator.
Bedroom 4 3.60 m x 3.16 m Double size bedroom with (former hayloft window) window to north and Velux roof window to west. Fitted carpet. Cast-iron radiator.
Bathroom Velux roof window to north. Fitted with a new four piece white suite comprising:- W.C, wash-hand basin, whirlpool bath and separate corner shower cubicle with “Mira” shower fitment. The wash-hand basin is inset into a vanity unit providing storage cupboards below, which extend to conceal the W.C cistern. Decorative ceramic wall tiling to dado height and full height within the shower area. Pebble effect vinyl flooring. Central heating towel ladder radiator.
OUTSIDE Mill of Durn is set within approximately 1.25 acres of mature, well-established gardens. The garden to the front of the property has an area laid in grass and is bounded by the Burn of Durn. The gardens are well stocked with an abundance of mature plants, shrubs, trees and flowering bulbs. At the rear of the property in an elevated position the former milldam is a haven for birds and provides a welcoming habitat for a variety of wildlife. To the north side of the property the garden is again laid in grass where the present owner keeps chickens with a wooden chicken house. A productive vegetable allotment with greenhouse and small orchard stocked with a variety of fruit trees also lies to the north side of the property. A raised wooden decking area located outside the dining kitchen and close to the mill wheel enjoys a southerly aspect, providing an ideal spot for alfresco dining in the summer months and gives views over the rear garden area. A gravel/stone chip driveway lined with rowan trees gives access to the house and provides ample off road parking for numerous vehicles.
SERVICES Mains water and electric. Drainage is to septic tank.
ITEMS INCLUDED All fitted floorcoverings, curtains, window blinds and lightfittings. The range cooker in the kitchen. Greenhouse, tree house, wooden chicken house and wooden garden shed.
Directions Travelling from Portsoy towards Banff take the right turn posted “B9022 Huntly”. Travel along this road for 0.9 miles and take the turn on the right marked “road not suitable for heavy vehicles”. Mill of Durn is down this road over the small bridge.
Council Tax The property is registered as band G
EPC Banding EPC= D
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