Kenstead House, Towie Glenkindie, Alford, AB33 8RN
Price over £375,000
Aspc ref: 332207
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This is an opportunity to purchase a unique 4 Bedroom detached well-proportioned dwelling house located in a unique rural setting on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park in the beautiful Don Valley. Towie is a small historical village with its own Church, Community Hall and an enclave of houses. It is situated less than a mile from the village of Glenkindie, which has a shop, post office and garage; a few miles from the village of Bellabeg - home to the famous Lonach Highland Gathering; 18 miles from the Lecht ski resort and approximately 18 miles from the Royal Borough of Ballater.
The property, which was built around 1907 and has spacious accommodation with a fresh appeal throughout, is built within 1/3 acre of land and lies adjacent to Towie Primary School, which serves the surrounding area. The school’s playing field borders part of the garden and the community can use the tennis courts and play area.
Entry to the property is by a wooden double gate that leads to a small courtyard. Being detached, there are areas of garden surrounding the house, each with its own seating and offering differing views. The gardens are mostly laid to grass, with areas for growing vegetables, fruit trees and a chicken run. Entry to the house itself can be gained via the Garden Room, which has a lovely outlook to the hills of the Cairngorm National Park, or via the main entrance into the Vestibule. The accommodation is in “move-in” condition, with some parts having been freshly decorated, and has high ceilings, central heating and double glazing throughout.
The accommodation comprises:
On the ground floor - vestibule, hall, living room, family room, dining room, kitchen, utility area, WC and garden room;
Half landing - large cupboard;
First floor – large landing, three double bedrooms, single bedroom, spacious shower-room; large family bathroom with airing cupboard. Loft space.
Outside - double garage, workshop (both with floored roof space, power and light), outside tap, pergola. Ample room for off-road parking
Vestibule: Enter by a solid wooden door with opaque side panels, top glass panel and glass inserts. Before entry to the main accommodation there is another door fitted with wood side and top panels and glass inserts. There is a large hall with a traditional sweeping staircase with wooden balustrade giving access firstly to then heading up to the half landing and large storage cupboard and then to the first floor hall, which enjoys natural daylight from a large original roof window.
Living Room: (15ft x 15ft, 4.57m x 4.57m). The living room is South facing and has a high ceiling with traditional ceiling plaster coving. This is a spacious room with a large double window overlooking the garden. The focal point of the room is the fireplace which houses the Hunter multi-fuel stove with stone hearth. The stove has a back boiler and links to the oil central heating system. On one side of the fireplace is an alcove and on the other there is a window to the West providing an abundance of evening sunlight to the room.
Family Room: (15ft 1” x 13ft 1”, 4.59m x 3.99m). As with the living room, this room is South facing and looks out onto the garden. It also has a window to the East, catching the morning sun. Traditional plaster coving and high ceiling.
Dining Room: (13ft 9” x 12ft, 4.18m x 3.66m). Access to the dining room can be from the main hallway or the kitchen. There are two windows which face East, overlooking the lawn and flower beds. In addition, there are French Doors leading to the Garden Room.
Garden Room: (15ft 1” x 11ft 8”, 4.61m x 3.56m). A recent addition to the property, this room appears to position itself right in the heart of the garden. An ideal place to admire the roses and the wildlife. Tiled floor. Door to outside of property.
Hall: Storage cupboard. Tiled floor.
W/C: With toilet and wash-hand basin.
Utility Room: Leading from the kitchen. Plumbed for washing machine. Stainless steel sink, cupboards and shelving. Tiled floor
Kitchen: (13ft 5” x 8ft 11”, 4.61m x 3.56m). A spacious dining-kitchen with a window which looks onto the entrance to the property. Corian worktops with an integrated sink. Plumbed for a dishwasher. Abundance of storage space. Siemans double oven/grill; Neff Induction hob. Tiled floor.
Returning to the main hall – staircase with pitch pine balustrade and half landing. .
Half Landing: Large useful storage cupboard with spotlight. Four further steps then give access to the landing
Bedroom I: (11ft 3” x 13ft 9”, 3.44m x 4.20m). North facing double bedroom;
Bedroom II: (12ft 6” x 13ft 3”, 3.82m x 4.04m). South facing double bedroom. Television point.
Bedroom III: (9ft 4” x 7ft 7”, 2.84m x 2.30m). South facing. This is a single bedroom which is currently used as a dressing room. Telephone and fax access points.
Bedroom IV: (12ft 6” x 13ft 3”, 3.80m x 4.04m). South facing double bedroom. Television and telephone points.
Shower Room: (11ft 4” x 6ft 2” 3.45m x 1.88m. West facing shower room has a Matki shower enclosure with a Daryl power shower with life-time guarantee. Down-lighters. The shower room provides access to the loft by running ladder. The loft is floored and insulated and has power and light.
Family Bathroom: (13ft 9” x 9ft 11”, 4.20m x 3.02m). North-facing. Villeroy & Bosch bath with Jacuzzi jets, power shower, and airing cupboard. Downlighters..
Other features: Oil fuelled central heating Hunter Multi Fuel Fire with back boiler
Courtyard to front
Double garage with floored upper area. Power and light.
Boiler room / storage shed
¾ of the surrounding ground is laid to grass. Orchard. Vegetable and fruit patches. Pergola with seating area. Seating areas to capture the sun during the course of the day.
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