The Farmhouse, Lower Powburn Fordoun, Laurencekirk, AB30 1SS
Aspc ref: 329957
Fixed price £377,888
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5 Bdrm Detached Farm House. Ground flr: Porch. Hall. Lounge. Dining rm. Bathrm. Family rm. Kitch. Utility rm. Stair to 2 Bdrms. Mezz flr: Cloakrm with wc. 1st flr: 3 Bdrms 1 with former Maids rm off. Paddock (CT Band - E). Garden. Garage. Parking. Fixed price £377,888 Entry by arr. Viewing contact solicitors. (EPC band - E).
Set within mature and extensive garden grounds this traditional detached farmhouse enjoys a lovely rural setting surrounded by open countryside, yet is only minutes from the A90. The property offers spacious family accommodation which is in good order, retains some original features including open fireplaces and benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing throughout. On entering, the sun porch opens onto the wide and welcoming entrance hallway which in turn leads to the spacious lounge and dining room both with open fireplaces, bathroom and family room with log burning stove and access to the well appointed kitchen with utility room off. Two upper floor bedrooms are reached from a secondary staircase from the family room and are very adaptable in use. The master bedroom and two further double bedrooms are reached via the main staircase in the hallway which has a cloakroom at mezzanine level. Outside the garden grounds include an enclosed front garden with adjacent paddock and a delightful rear garden with lawn, ornamental pond, and pergola. Outbuildings include a steading with three co-joined areas with superb conversion potential, garage, large garage/store and cellar housing the oil tank and boiler.
Location The quiet Mearns village of Fordoun lies 7 miles south of Stonehaven adjacent to the A90 and within easy commuting distance of Aberdeen to the North and Forfar/Brechin to the south. Fordoun has a Primary School, playing field with Village Hall and recreational facilities. The local Redhall Arms Hotel serves the area is located in the centre of the village. Also nearby is Auchenblae and its 9 hole golf course, and Laurencekirk is a few minutes drive away with Mearns Academy, community centre and the recently reopened mainline railway station.
Sun Porch 10’8” x 7’2” [3.25m x 2.18m] approx. Glazed double doors give access to the double glazed sun porch which is laid with ceramic floor tiles and features a port hole style window to the hallway.
Entrance Hallway Reached from the entrance porch, the entrance hallway is wide and welcoming and laid with the same ceramic floor tiles giving a nice flow through. Traditional features include ceiling cornice and pitch pine internal doors and skirtings. Walk-in shelved storage cupboard and telephone point.
Lounge 17’4” x 14’11” [5.28m x 4.54m] approx. The lounge is a spacious and bright room with windows to the front and side. An open fireplace with picture tiles and wooden over mantel provides a nice focal point. T.V. and telephone points.
Dining Room 17’5” x 13’11” [5.30m x 4.24m] approx. The formal dining room overlooks the front and has a tiled open fireplace, alcove with cupboard below and ceiling cornice with centre plaster rose.
Bathroom 16’9” x 6’5” [5.10m x 1.95m] approx. The bathroom is fitted with a traditional style suite comprising w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, bath and separate shower cubicle with mains shower and sliding glazed doors. Two opaque windows provide natural light.
Family Room 16’0” x 14’5” [4.87m x 4.39m] approx. The family room is a cosy and informal room with multi-fuel burning stove on tiled hearth and three windows overlook the rear garden. A pitch pine staircase leads up to bedrooms 4 and 5. T.V. and telephone point.
Kitchen 13’11” x 10’6” [4.24m x 3.20m] approx. The kitchen is fitted with a range of cream wall and base units incorporating display cabinets, worktops and inset 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap and drainer. The electric cooker with halogen hob and integrated dishwasher are included. Two side facing windows.
Utility Room 10’10” x 7’6” [3.30m x 2.28m] approx.
Reached from the kitchen the utility room has exterior door access to the side, wall shelving and the washing machine and fridge/freezer will remain.
Mezzanine Floor Cloakroom At mezzanine level the cloakroom is fitted with a Victorian w.c. and wash hand basin.
Main Upper Floor Landing The main upper floor landing has a front facing window affording lots of natural sunlight and gives access to the master bedroom, bedrooms 2 and 3.
Master Bedroom 14’10” x 13’3” [4.52m x 4.03m] approx. This is a good sized double bedroom overlooking the front with a wall of built-in louvre fronted wardrobes. T.V. and telephone points.
Double Bedroom 2 14’11” x 10’10” [4.54m x 3.30m] approx. The second double bedroom also overlooks the front and has the former maids room off which has the potential to be turned into a dressing room or en suite.
Double Bedroom 3 12’9” x 10’4” [3.88m x 3.14m] approx. The third double bedroom has a window overlooking the rear and access hatch to the loft space.
Second Upper Floor Landing A pitch pine staircase from the family room leads up to this landing which gives access to bedrooms 4 and 5. A side window allows natural light.
Double Bedroom 4 14’5” x 10’6” [4.39m x 3.20m] approx. into eaves This double bedroom is currently used as a study and has two velux windows and a doorway gives access to full width storage space with a second door giving access to the room off bedroom 2.
Double Bedroom 5 13’8” x 10’3” [4.16m x 3.12m] approx. This is a versatile room with velux window and tiled fireplace. Telephone point and eaves access.
Outside At the front of the property there is a well maintained front garden enclosed by a low level wall and wrought iron gates, laid to lawn with stone chipped driveway and patio area. Adjacent to this is an enclosed paddock laid to lawn containing fruit trees and bushes. Beyond this is an allotment area with a functioning well. The delightful rear garden overlooks open countryside and is landscaped with lawn areas, ornamental garden pond with water feature, pergola and wood chipped pathway interspersed with an abundance of trees and shrubs. There is also a separate wooded area pertaining to the property. A range of outbuildings include a cellar housing the oil tank and boiler, Nissan style garage/workshop. Large block built outbuilding creating storage and garaging and a large steading building containing 3 co-joined areas which were once used as a cattery business and have superb development potential with the correct permissions granted for conversion to a dwellinghouse.
Directions Travelling south on the A90 from Aberdeen, pass the village of Fordoun by 1 mile then turn right at the sign post marked Auchenblae 3 miles. On exiting from under the rail bridge turn sharp left and Lower Powburn is on the left hand side with access just beyond the steading buildings as indicated by our for sale sign.
Notes Oil central heating. Double glazing. EPC=E. All floor coverings, curtains, blinds and light fittings (apart from the hallway) are included together with the kitchen appliances. Various items of garden and other equipment are also included. Potential for property to be split into separate plots/lots. Offers for large block built outbuilding, large steading building and/or areas of ground will be considered. Open to negotiation regarding boundaries of said plots’.
The date of entry is material and offers subject to survey, subject to finance or subject to the sale of the purchaser’s own property will not be considered.
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