Netherton Of Balquhain Pitcaple, Inverurie, AB51 5HA
Price over £480,000
Aspc ref: 320564
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Traditional Stone built Farmhouse in Stunning Location
Generous Accommodation with Double Garage and Grounds. Upgraded Accommodation including Bespoke “Lethenty” Kitchen. Glorious Panoramic Rural Views. Mains water; Septic tank
We are delighted to offer to the market for sale, this fantastic four/five bedroom Traditional Stone built Detached Family home which has the best of both worlds with an idyllic rural setting enjoying sweeping views including Bennachie, yet only a few minutes’ drive from Inverurie. The well maintained and upgraded property retains the period features of high ceilings and skirtings, with traditional joinery doors, and yet offers the modern conveniences of central heating and double glazing. The lovely welcoming home also benefits from a bespoke farmhouse kitchen installed by Lethenty Cabinet Makers of Inverurie, refurbished bathroom and up to the minute en suite shower room, ensuring the discerning purchaser can move in with the minimum of additional expense.
The bustling, popular market town of Inverurie offers a full range of services with schooling at all levels, a wide selection of supermarkets and specialist local shops, medical centre, leisure centre, swimming pool, both bus and rail transport and community clubs and groups for young and old alike. The oil and commercial centres, and airport at Dyce and Bridge of Don, as well as Aberdeen City centre are all within an easy commute.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase such a wonderful family home set in the picturesque Aberdeenshire countryside so close to the town and early viewing is a must to appreciate all this home has to offer.
Reception Hallway (extending to 23’ x 8’ approx.): Entered by a traditional wood exterior door with glazed panels. The hallway is spacious and airy with high ceiling, light décor and fitted carpeting, and accesses the formal public rooms and stairway to the upper accommodation.
Lounge (22’ 3” x 13’ 5” approx.): This fantastic formal lounge or “drawing room” benefits from windows, dressed with blinds, to two aspects drawing in a wonderful flow of light. The stone fireplace with wood burner stove forms an attractive focal point for relaxation. The generous room easily accommodates a wide range of occasional and formal furniture. NB the mirror is not included in the sale.
Dining Room (14’ 8” x 14’ approx.): Again benefitting from windows to two aspects. This room has a truly period feel with exposed stone ingleneuk fire place with open fire, complemented by rich tone décor, making a most inviting room for family dining occasions and dinner parties alike.
Door from reception hallway leads to the:
Rear Hallway incorporating “boot room” (extending 12’ 4” x 10’ 8” approx.): A traditional exterior wood door with glazed panels from the garden. Window. Soft cream décor and stone flag floor.
Utility Room (12’ x 7’ 7” approx.): A fantastic addition to the family home this spacious room is fitted with a “Butler sink” with mixer tap set within solid wood unit with granite work tops. Window looking out to the garden. Fitted shelving. White goods are included.
Cloakroom (6’ 5” x 4’ 7” approx.): With a two piece suite. Light décor and stone flag floor. Extractor fan.
Family/Dining Kitchen (16’ 6” x 16’ 5” approx.): A dream of a kitchen superbly equipped with a bespoke fittings by Lethenty Cabinet Makers of Inverurie, with the units a mix of local Burr Elm and Lime timbers, and excellent runs of granite worktops, and tiled splashbacks. Exposed stone ingleneuk housing the “Esse” century programmable range cooker, which provides heating and hot water as well as cooking facilities. Two windows, fitted with blinds, look out to the countryside. The room comfortably accommodates a substantial dining table and chairs, as well as a sofa for relaxation. Other white goods included. NB the light fitting is excluded.
The staircase leading to the upper accommodation from the reception hall is carpeted and has a curving banister with open spindles. The upper hallway, with gallery style hand rail, and high level “porthole” window drawing in natural light, divides into two “wings”. On the left the hallway has extensive runs of storage cupboards and leads to:
Family Bathroom ( 8’ x 7’ 1” approx.): Generously proportioned and equipped with a victorian era influenced three piece suite in white. Deep bath with over bath shower, and separate “telephone handset” fitment, with shower screen. Fully tiled to the shower area and to dado level. Alcove with shelving. Modesty glazed window with blind. Soft sunny décor.
Double Bedroom 2 (16’ x 13’ 6” approx.): Spacious room presented in light décor with laminate flooring. Lovely countryside views.
The second “wing” accommodation provides:
Double Bedroom 4 (12’ 8” x 6’ 2” approx.): This room has a double fitted wardrobe. Fitted bookshelves. Light and bright and enjoying views over the garden. Bright décor with complementary carpeting.
Double Bedroom 3 (14’ 7” x 13’ 2” approx.): Very well proportioned room which enjoys panoramic rural views from the bay window. Coordinating carpeting and décor.
Study/Bedroom 5 (7’ x 7’ approx.): A wonderfully bright room again looking out to glorious countryside. The room is currently fitted out as a study/home office, but could equally serve as a child’s room.
Master Bedroom (14’ x 13’ 5” approx.): Fantastic double room with a bay window enjoying a stunning rural vista, complemented by the sunny décor. There is a double wardrobe providing excellent storage.
En suite shower room (6’ 7” x 5’ 10” approx.): Particularly generous with WC, wash bowl on stand, and shower cubicle, complete with “rainforest” style shower head, separate hand shower, and jets. Fitted shelving. Ladder radiator. Tiled floor. Window with blind.
Main Attic: The main attic is reached by a fitted Ramsey ladder from the landing at the top of the stairs and is partly floored and has a fitted light. It is a very large attic and houses the water tank.
Outside: The house is set within large well kept gardens, with mature trees. There is a double garage, with up and over doors, and side door access. In addition there is a room above the garage which offers wide scope for a variety of uses, such as games, hobby or craft room. Summer house, dog run and store included in the sale. There are generous areas of lawn, perfect for safe children’s play. Grownups are also well catered for with patio and stone chipping areas which can accommodate the largest of tables for al fresco meals and entertaining. There are also productive fruit bushes, and herb and flower beds, ensuring ample scope for the keen gardener.
Directions: Leave Aberdeen by the A96 travelling to Inverurie. Continue on the main road turning to the left at the last roundabout, continuing past Andersons furniture show room. Continue ahead a short distance taking the road to the right. Follow this road, curving round to the left and then up the hill. At the top of the hill turn right and Netherton of Balquhain is the first house on the right.
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