Balfour House Birse, Aboyne, AB34 5DD

Price over £550,000

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Aspc ref: 344138

8 Bedrooms 3 PublicRooms 4 Bathrooms 476 m2 EPC F

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IMPRESSIVE EIGHT BEDROOM DETACHED VILLA AND POLICIES LOCATED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE OF ABOYNE

Accommodation: Entrance Vestibule. Hallway, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Inner Vestibule, Cloakrooms, Pantry, Workshop, Games Room, Secondary Kitchen/Utility, Store, Box Room, Private Bedroom, Cellar. Upper Landing, Master Bedroom & En Suite, Six Further Double Bedrooms, Shower Room, Two further Bathrooms, Attic Rooms, Garden Grounds. Driveway. Tennis Court. Approximately 28 Acres of Land.

We are delighted to offer for sale this IMPRESSIVE EIGHT BEDROOM DETACHED VILLA AND POLICIES located minutes from the delightful town of Aboyne. The accommodation built in 1840 boasts many original features throughout such as ornate door surrounds, deep skirtings, attractive cornices and shuttered windows. This striking property is serviced by partial oil fired central heating. The property is entered via the welcoming entrance vestibule and spacious hallway, which lead onto all further accommodation. The double aspect lounge has a large side facing bay window and a front facing window flooding the room with natural light and an attractive feature log burning stove. The impressive dining room provides a lovely space for formal dining and entertaining, and has a feature log burning Fisher fireplace. Located to the rear, the kitchen has a wide range of wall and base units incorporating roll front worktops and an Aga cooker. To the right hand side of the property is the spacious additional kitchen plumbed for laundry and with a second Aga, and a games room, together with the cloakroom, pantry, workshop and store room which gives access to the private bedroom. The carpeted turned stairway is an impressive feature of the house, and leads to the upper floor accommodation. The master bedroom is a great size and benefits from an en-suite, fitted with a three piece suite with a shower over the bath. All further six main bedrooms are good sized with ample space for free standing furniture. There are two bathrooms and a shower room on this floor also, which complete the bulk of the accommodation. Outside to the front, the large driveway offers parking for several cars and there is a tennis court. To the side and rear, the extensive garden grounds are laid mainly to lawn interspersed by seasonal flowers and small trees. The property is also accompanied by approximetely 28 acres of land, 17.5 acres of which are currently on a short term let to a local farmer for grazing purposes, the remaining 13 acres being general amenity, however, they could just as well be used for equestrian purposes. Included in the sale price are all floor coverings, light fittings, blinds and most curtains, together with the white goods.

The property is approximately 3 miles from the village of Aboyne, and approximately 30 miles from Aberdeen City. The village has excellent amenities which include a Primary and Secondary School and Community/Sports centre. There are a number of outdoor pursuits and the Aberdeen Water Ski Club situated at the nearby Aboyne Loch. The beautiful surrounding countryside provides numerous facilities for fishing, pony trekking and Glen Tanar Country Park provides excellent walks. During the winter months skiing at Glenshee and the Lecht are within easy reach.

DIRECTIONS: Travel West from Aberdeen on the A93 road. On entering Aboyne, turn left down the road signposted ‘South Deeside’ and travel to the T junction. Turn left and continue over the bridge. Once over the bridge, turn left and continue along this road for approximately 400 yards, before turning right onto the road signposted ‘Balfour’. Travel along here for approximately 2.3 miles and turn right at the opening marked with the Burnett and Reid for sale sign. Continue on this track for about half a mile until you reach the property on your left.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE: Hardwood double doors lead into the inviting vestibule, which gives access to the hallway.

HALLWAY: Large welcoming hallway providing access to all further accommodation. Large and impressive staircase leading to the upper floor.

LOUNGE: 24’1” x 15’0” approx. Spacious room with a large side facing bay window and front facing window flooding the room with natural light. Feature log burning stove.

DINING ROOM: 24’1” x 15’0” approx. A large and impressive room, perfect for formal dining and entertaining. Large rear facing bay window and feature log burning fireplace. Built in cupboard fitted with shelving.

KITCHEN: 14’6” x 13’11” approx. Good sized room with a rear facing window. Fitted with a wide range of wall and base units. Aga cooker. Built in pantry style cupboard fitted with shelving.

INNER VESTIBULE: Hardwood exterior door with glazed panel inserts.

OUTER CLOAKROOM: 7’4” x 5’0” approx. With storage for boots and coats

INNER CLOAKROOM: 7’6” x 5’0” approx. Rear facing window. Fitted with a two piece white suite comprising wash hand basin and w.c with the original Victorian Burlington style high level cistern.

BUTLER'S PANTRY: 6’0” x 5’0” approx. A fully shelved walk in pantry

WORKSHOP: 10’8” x 10’0” approx. Good sized room with a rear facing window. Fitted with a range of wall and base units, and workbench.

GAMESROOM: 15’8” x 15’3” approx. Good sized room with a front facing window and alcove with shelving. Housing the boiler, and with the original servants' bells.

SECONDARY KITCHEN: 15’10” x 14’2” approx. Utility room. Rear facing window. Aga cooker. Drying pulley. Door providing access to a good sized cellar. Door providing access to back stairs. Door providing access to rear corridor and rear entrance to house.

STORE: 9’10” x 6’5” approx. Front facing window. Fitted with base units. Plus under stairs storage.

BOX ROOM: 9’7” x 5’0” approx. Rear facing window. Fitted with the original stone shelving.

BEDROOM: 11’4” x 6’4” approx. Located up a private stairway, this room would be ideal as a study or children’s play room. Front and side facing windows.

CELLAR: Two rooms accessed down granite steps.

From the main hallway, an impressive turned stairway and handrail lead to the upper floor.

UPPER LANDING: Impressive bright and spacious landing providing access to further accommodation. Side facing window.

MASTER BEDROOM: 15’8” x 12’0” approx. Particularly spacious master bedroom with a front facing window. Feature fireplace.

EN-SUITE: 11’0” x 6’ 8” approx. Front facing window. Fitted with a three piece white suite comprising wash hand basin, w.c, bath and shower. Tiled around bath.

DOUBLE BEDROOM: 14’6” x 14’1” approx. Rear facing window. Built in cupboard fitted with hanging rail and shelving. Wash hand basin. Feature fireplace.

DOUBLE BEDROOM: 15’0” x 14’6” approx. Rear facing window. Feature fireplace. Ample space for free standing furniture.

DOUBLE BEDROOM: 13’3” x 9’0” approx. Front facing window. Built in cupboard fitted with shelving. Feature fireplace.

SHOWER ROOM: 8’7” x 5’7” approx. Side facing window. Fitted with a three piece white suite comprising wash hand basin, w.c. and shower cubical. Tiled to one wall.

LOWER LANDING: Corridor with natural light from two front facing windows leading to:-

BATHROOM: 15’6” x 5’3” approx. Rear facing window. Fitted with a three piece suite comprising wash hand basin, w.c., and bath. Built in cupboard fitted with shelving and housing the hot water tank.

DOUBLE BEDROOM: 14’4” x 9’8” approx. Rear facing window. Feature fireplace. Wash hand basin.

DOUBLE BEDROOM: 16’0” x 15’1” approx. Front facing window. Feature fireplace.

DOUBLE BEDROOM: 13’1” x 10’6” approx. Rear facing window. Feature fireplace. Alcove storage fitted with hanging rail and shelving.

BATHROOM: 9’11” x 9’7” approx. Rear facing window. Fitted with a three piece suite comprising wash hand basin, w.c. and bath.

ATTICS: A stairway leads to the attic comprising three good sized rooms (14’ x 14’, 11’ x 10’and 10’ x 9’ approx.) leading off a central room (10’ x 10’ approx.). A door leads to the roof space.

GARDEN: To the front: Extensive driveway providing parking for several cars. Tennis court.
To the side: Hen run with shed. Drying green area. Wood store. Garden shed. Covered storage area.
To the rear: Impressive garden grounds laid mainly to lawn interspersed with seasonal flowers. Oil tank. Green house.

LAND: The property is accompanied by approximately 28 acres of land suitable for either equestrian or other agricultural purposes.

COUNCIL TAX: Band G

EPC BAND: Band F

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