Cressbrook Drumoak, Banchory, AB31 5AG

Price over £398,000


Aspc ref: 340510

4 Bedrooms 3 PublicRooms 2 Bathrooms 182 m2 EPC F

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We are delighted to offer FOR SALE this wonderful traditional DETACHED GRANITE FAMILY HOME in the village of Drumoak. This FOUR BEDROOM / 2 PUBLIC ROOM DWELLING sits in the original part of the village and benefits from open views to the south. The property retains many original features such as double height skirtings, cornicing and a traditional style conservatory has been added in the past in keeping with the style of the property. This two storey granite house with slate roof benefits from double glazing, gas central heating with radiators throughout and a stylish blue Aga in the kitchen and mature gardens.

Planning consent has been granted in principle for part of the existing garden as detailed outlined in red on the plan below. This is available separately. Further details are available from the selling agent with the plans available on the Aberdeenshire Council website ( reference APP/2014/3157.

The accommodation over two floors comprises: Entrance Vestibule; Main Hallway; formal Living Room; Dining Room; Conservatory with solid fuel stove; family dining Kitchen; Bathroom; Utility Room. On the first floor there are three double sized Bedrooms and a fourth bedroom, currently utilised as a Study; Bathroom. A large attic is accessed from the main landing.

Drumoak is situated between Aberdeen and Banchory on the A93 road, at the gateway to Royal Deeside. The wonderful Drum Castle is only minutes from the property boasting the castle itself with the stylish Mains of Drum centre with restaurant and shopping facilities next door. In turn, Crathes Castle is a short drive to the west therefore there is a wealth of culture practically on the doorstep. In the village are the essential amenities of a village shop, village hall, church and the Irvine Arms Hotel. Drumoak has undergone much expansion in recent years making this a thriving and popular rural community. Primary schooling is provided at Drumoak School with secondary education at Banchory Academy. Cressbrook is perfectly located for travelling into the City of Aberdeen, some 11 miles east, or alternatively to the expanding businesses at Kingswells or Westhill. Aberdeen Airport is within easy reach therefore transport to and from the city may be undertaken with ease.

Directions: travelling from Aberdeen on the A93 road in a westerly direction, continue through Milltimber and Peterculter. Continue following the road and the next village is Drumoak. The property is located on the left hand side of the main road, identified by the Stronachs sale board.

ENTRANCE HALLWAY Entry is taken by way of a solid wooden door with glazed side panels and fan light above. The floor is of traditional decorative tiling and there is an ornate ceiling cornice. There is a pendant light. A pitch pine, part glazed door leads to the Main Hallway.

MAIN HALLWAY This welcoming Hallway is spacious and provides access to all of the ground floor accommodation. The flooring is of solid oak adding warmth and tradition to this home. Decorative cornicing, 2 pendant lights and double radiator. An under stair store provides useful storage.

LIVING ROOM 18’2 x 14’10 (5.54m x 4.53m) A striking, formal living room with a lovely double glazed bay window to the front. A pitch pine fireplace with slate hearth and cast iron inset and decorative tiling provides a focal point. There is a shelved corner, ideal for TV or display purposes. With double height skirtings and ceiling cornicing, this room retains many original features. The floor is carpeted and there are two radiators. A glazed door leads to the Conservatory.

DINING ROOM 18’2 x 16’5 (5.55m x 5m) A further spacious room to the front of the property with large bay window. The double height skirtings, cornicing and decorative ceiling rose make this, again a room with a traditional, formal feel. A fireplace of pitch pine with cast iron inset and decorative tiles and gas fire provided a focal point in the room. The floor is carpeted and there is a double radiator.

CONSERVATORY 14’8 x 11’5 (4.48m x 3.48m) A wonderful, fully glazed conservatory provides additional living space allowing peaceful relaxation whilst enjoying the garden. A solid fuel stove is positioned in the corner of the space. Low level wall with wide tiled cills and tiled floor. With arched design windows and a glazed roof, this is a truly traditional design in keeping with the main house. Double, glazed doors lead to the garden.

KITCHEN 13’11 x 12’10 (4.26m x 3.91m) A truly family kitchen benefitting from dual aspect windows allowing natural light to illuminate this spacious room. Fitted with a range of wall and floor pine units with granite work surfaces and tiled splash backs. A blue gas fired Aga sits proudly in the centre of the kitchen adding to the character of the home. Integrated oven and hob. A wine rack has been fitted into the window recess making excellent use of the space. A suspended lighting panel sites above where a dining table would be positioned. Solid wood flooring again adds to the traditional feel.

BATHROOM Comprising a bath with electric shower over surrounded by wet wall panelling, WC and corner basin. A frosted glazed window overlooks the side of the property. The walls are pine lined to dado height.

REAR PORCH Accessed from the main hallway, this porch allows access to the garden by way of a part glazed door. The walls are lined and there is a concrete floor.

UTILITY ROOM Accessed directly from the Kitchen, fitted with a range of wall and floor units with stainless steel sink set under a window to the side. Plumbed for washing machine. Wall cupboards house the central heating boiler and hot water tank. Ceiling clothes pulley and pendant light.

BATHROOM Located at mezzanine level, this family bathroom comprise bath with electric shower over and wet wall paneling around, wash hand basin in pine vanity unit and WC. The bath is clad in pine and there is a mirrored medicine cabinet over the basin. The floor is of cork tiles.

MASTER BEDROOM 15’ x 14’11(4.58m x 4.55m) A lovely spacious room with dual aspect window to the front and side. The floor is carpeted and there is a double radiator and two pendant lights. Ceiling cornice.

BEDROOM 2 14’1 x 13’1 (4.3m x 4m) A further bright room with dual aspect windows overlooking the garden and beyond. The floor is carpeted and there are two pendant lights and a radiator. Picture rail.

BEDROOM 3 15’1 x 12’7 (4.6m x 3.84m) Overlooking the front of the property, this bedroom has shelved alcoves and carpeted floor, there are two pendant lights and a radiator.

BEDROOM 4 / STUDY 9’10 x 9’4 (3m x 2.85m) With a window overlooking the front of the property, this room has recently been used as a study with wall shelving but could equally be used as a single bedroom or nursery. The floor is carpeted and there is a radiator.

EXTERNAL The front garden is laid to gravel with mature trees and shrubs. A wrought iron gate allows pedestrian access from the pavement. A double garage is set alongside the main house with monopitch roof and electric door. There is security lighting. Off road parking is provided alongside the garage on a surfaced area. The rear garden is laid down to lawns with mature trees and shrubs and a circular patio area. This is an attractive area creating a private and safe area for children and animals alike.

Drainage is to a septic tank located within the garden grounds.

PLEASE NOTE – The western most area of garden which benefits from planning consent for a four bedroom property is being marketed and is available separately as detailed in red on the site plan below.

EXTRAS All carpets, curtains, blinds and light fittings are to remain in the property. All appliances in the Kitchen and Utility Room will remain as will the usual fixtures and fittings in the bathrooms.



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