East Brathens Cottage by Glassel, Banchory, AB31 4BU

Aspc ref: 350054

Price around £445,000

4 Bedrooms 2 PublicRooms 2 Bathrooms 184 m2 EPC E Council Tax Band TBC

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4 Bdrm Detached Dwellhouse in app 0.6 acres. Ground flr: Porch/Reception hall on semi-open plan. Lounge. Dining rm. Dining kitch. Bathrm. 1st flr: 4 Bdrms, 1 with ensuite shower rm (CT band - TBC). Garden. Parking. Price around £445,000 Entry by arr. Viewing 01330 822578 or 07711 577988 or contact solicitors. Below Home Report Valuation (EPC band - E).


A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase this sympathetically extended family dwellinghouse, in the much desired area of Brathens. Set in private secluded grounds, East Brathens offers rural country living, but with Banchory town centre less than 5 minutes away. The property offers substantial accommodation comprises an entrance porch on semi open plan with reception hall, a spacious dining area with bay window frontage and steps up to a well proportioned lounge with feature fireplace. A well appointed dining kitchen and family bathroom complete the ground floor. Upstairs, the master bedroom is further enhanced by an en suite shower room and there are three further light and airy double bedrooms, one of which is fully fitted for a home office. The established gardens extend to approximately 0.60 acre and feature areas of lawn with decorative borders and a raised sun deck. Viewing of this deceptively spacious family home is highly recommended to fully appreciate the location and accommodation on offer.

Banchory is 17 miles approx. drive from the city of Aberdeen with three access roads, making property on Deeside much sought after. The town maintains a comprehensive range of shops and several excellent hotels and restaurants. The primary and secondary schools have excellent reputations and incorporate community and sports centres and a swimming pool. Banchory has two private golf courses and a driving range in addition to the various other leisure pursuits such as fishing, riding, hill walking and skiing etc. which are available on Deeside.

Entrance Porch Entered via a uPVC door with decorative glazed sections, this bright entrance is glazed on three sides with display sill and enjoys a semi open plan layout with the reception hall. Recessed lighting.

Reception Hall  This welcoming hallway provides access to most ground floor accommodation. An extensive use of natural wood is evident in all doors and facings. Original staircase to upper floor. Telephone point.

Dining Room 19’4” x 10’2” [5.90m x 3.10m] approx. at widest. A fifteen pane door leads to a well proportioned formal dining area which features a large bay window overlooking the front of the property. A particular focal point is the centrally set inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove. Steps to either side of the fireplace lead to the lounge. Ceramic tiled floor. Television point.

Lounge33’10” x 16’7” [10.35m x 5.10m] approx.  Forming part of a substantial extension, this exceptionally light and airy room features windows on two aspects including sliding patio doors to the front sun terrace. A further feature is the centrally set inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove with raised hearth. Ample space for a range of furnishings. Laminate wood flooring. Recessed lighting. Telephone point. Further staircase to upper floor.

Dining Kitchen19’5” x 9’8” [5.95m x 3.00m] approx.  A well appointed dining kitchen fitted with a range of wall and base units incorporating ample roll front work surfaces, extensive splashback tiling and a 1.5 bowl Asterite sink with mixer tap and drainer. The integrated fridge, four ring halogen hob with extractor hood and double oven/grill will be included in the sale along with the Rayburn range with twin hotplates and double oven. Space for a washing machine. Large bay window frontage allows ample space for a breakfast table and chairs. Further window to the side. Laminate wood flooring.

Bathroom7’9” x 7’5” [2.40m x 2.30m] approx.  Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a wash hand basin set within a vanity unit, w.c. with concealed cistern and bath with electric shower over and glazed screen alongside. Fully aqua lined around the bath and shower area. Deep fitted understair cupboard houses the electricity fuse box and meter. Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating. Waterproof TV screen to remain. Opaque window to side. Heated towel rail.

Stairs to Upper Floor A wooden staircase with attractive wrought iron balustrade leads to the upper landing. A velux window allows a good deal of natural light into the area. A fitted cupboard houses the hot water tank and shelved storage space.

Bedroom 214’9” x 12’6” [4.55m x 3.85m] approx. A light and airy double bedroom overlooking the front of the property benefits from extensive fitted wardrobe facilities. Television point.

Bedroom 4/Home Office  14’9” x 10’5” [4.55m x 3.20m] approx. Accessed via the upper landing and from bedroom three, this centrally set room overlooking the front of the property is currently used as a home office and is fitted with extensive shelf and storage facilities incorporating a desk area. Connecting door to bedroom three. Dimmer switch. Wall mounted television bracket to remain.

Bedroom 320’7” x 12’5” [6.30m x 8.30m] approx. at widest.  A light and airy double bedroom with windows on two aspects benefits from triple fitted wardrobes with ample shelf and hanging facilities. Access to bedroom four/home office and further door to additional upper hall.

Master Bedroom 14’1” x 12’5” [4.30m x 3.80m] approx. at widest. A generous double bedroom overlooking the front of the property. This well proportioned room benefits from a triple fitted wardrobe and a further double wardrobe providing excellent shelf and hanging space. This room is further enhanced by an en suite shower room. Dimmer switch. Television point. Wall mounted television bracket to remain.

En Suite Centrally set and fitted with a two piece suite with separate fully tiled shower enclosure housing an electric shower. Tiled to dado height throughout including ceramic tiled floor. Xpelair.

Staircase to Further Upper Landing An attractive wooden staircase with wrought iron balustrade and banister leads from the further upper landing to the lounge. Velux windows allow ample natural light into the area. A fitted cupboard provides excellent shelved storage space.

Outside Located on the outskirts of Banchory town, the property sits within mature garden grounds extending to approximately 0.60 acre. A loc-bloc drive leads to ample off-road parking facilities for several cars. The established gardens are mainly laid to lawn and are screened by mature conifer hedging ensuring a high degree of privacy. A raised lawn features decorative borders stocked with a variety of plants and shrubs with a large timber sun deck providing the ideal location for outdoor entertaining. A pathway gives access to a range of timber sheds which will remain. External lighting and water tap.

Directions Located a short distance from Banchory Town Centre - travel west on Inchmarlo road and turn right signposted for Torphins/Inchmarlo Golf Club. Continue until reaching the top of the hill. As the road turns sharp left, take the right hand turning signposted for Brathens Business Centre. East Brathens Cottage is located on the right hand side as indicated by our for sale board.

Notes The property benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing throughout. Served by mains water with drainage to a septic tank which is located within the grounds. EPC=E. Protected by a security alarm. All floor coverings, curtains and light fittings will be included in the sale along with the range style cooker and integrated appliances. Further planning permission has been granted to form kitchen/lounge/dining room on the ground floor and two double bedrooms, one with en suite on the first floor. Details available from the Aberdeenshire planning department ref . APP/2011/4017.

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Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace

75 High Street Banchory AB31 5TJ


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