Byways Turriff, AB53 8EJ

Price over £259,950


Aspc ref: 350306

4 Bedrooms 2 PublicRooms 2 Bathrooms 153 m2 EPC C

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Byways is the most delightful property, situated within the pleasant rural community of Birkenhills, approximately three miles South of Turriff on the A947.

This is a spacious family sized dwellinghouse, offering 4 bedroom accommodation (one with ensuite). The sitting room features a focal point fireplace, housing a log burning stove, this room also benefits from patio doors to front and a large picture window which provides the most stunning views over the surrounding countryside and French doors open out to the rear. There is a generous sized dining room with attractive wood flooring and a rich, earthy colour scheme which offers a pleasant room for formal dining.

There is an attractively presented kitchen, fitted with a range of base and wall mounted beech units and Rangemaster electric cooking range, gallery display unit and fitted breakfast bar. There is also a very useful utility/food preparation area, on open plan with the kitchen.

The property provides four bedroom accommodation, with the master bedroom, enjoying a generous amount of natural light by way of a French door opening and fixed window to the outside, the master bedroom has en-suite shower facilities.

Byways enjoys a pleasant site and has beautifully landscaped garden grounds, which have many interesting features - to include several patio and decked seating areas. An extensive seating area built into the terrace with purpose built fire pit. There is a beautiful brick built barbecue incorporating bread oven. There is a lightly wooded, informal walkway, along the back border and various areas in lawn.

The property is fitted with solar panels, with a quarterly dividend payment being paid each quarter, this currently covers the owners’ electricity costs. The heating is a ground source heating system, which is both kind on the environment and highly efficient. The heating also generates a dividend payment, both dividends will fall to be transferrable to the new owner.

The property is fully double glazed with oak effect UPVC double glazed windows and doors.

UTILITY AREA/ FOOD PREPARATION AREA 3.32m x 2.55m (10’8" x 8’3") UPVC exterior, stable type door to rear. Fitted with an extensive range of floor to ceiling storage units and base and wallmounted units, contrasting black marble effect worktops and tiled mosaic style tiled splashbacks above. Integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. Plumbed for automatic washing machine. Stainless steel 1 1/2 bowl sink and drainer, with window above. Ceiling downlighters. Access hatch to loftspace. Tiled floor.

KITCHEN 5.8m x 3.14m (19’ x 10’3") Attractively presented kitchen, fitted with a range of base and wallmounted beech fronted base and wallmounted units, incorporating wine rack, corner swivel pan unit. Breakfast bar, with seating for four. Dresser unit. Rangemaster electric cooking range, with double oven and grill, multi-ring hob, overhead splashback above and Rangemaster extractor hood. Attractive quarry floor tiles. French doors to front of property. Sonos integrated ceiling speaker. T.V point. Ceiling downlighters. Radiator.

MAIN HALLWAY UPVC exterior door, with glazed side panel. Tiled floor. Radiator. Ceiling downlighters.

TOILET Fitted with w.c., pedestal w.h.b., with tiled splashback above. Heated towel ladder. Ceiling light. Xpelair fan

DINING ROOM 5.57m x 3.4m (18’2" x 11’1") This is a lovely formal dining room, featuring a picture window to front. Dark wood laminate flooring. Ceiling cornice. Ceiling light. Radiator. Stable type interior door through to rear.

SECOND UTILITY AREA REAR EXTENSION 4.2m x 1.29m (13’7" x 4’3") Quarry tiled floor. Ceiling mounted clothes drying pulley. Window and door to rear. 2-panel window to rear. 3-way light. Dry source heating controls and compresser tanks.

SITTING ROOM 6.85m x 4.95m (22’4" x 18’2") This is a most attractive, welcoming and spacious sitting room. There is a plentiful supply of natural daylight by way of a set of patio doors to the front, floor to ceiling front facing window and French doors to rear. There are outstanding views over surrounding countryside to the front. Beautiful focal point fireplace, housing a log burning stove and impressive oak overmantle. High quality solid oak floor. Ceiling lights and downlighters. 2 radiators.

MASTER BEDROOM (EN-SUITE) 5.26m x 3.91m (17’2" x 12’8") This is a well proportioned double bedroom and features a large double glazed door opening, and fixed floor to ceiling window to side. Ceiling light with fan fitting. T.V and telephone points. Ceiling cornice. Radiator. En-suite shower room: Shower cubicle fitted with aqua panelled splashbacks, fixed waterfall shower head and separate hand held shower head. Heated stainless steel towel ladder. W.C. Pedestal whb. Ceiling light. Xpelair fan. Tiled floor.

BEDROOM 2 4.29m x 3.57m (14’ x 11’7") Window. Telephone point. Low level fitted corner, storage cupboard. Pendant light. Radiator.

BEDROOM 3 3.8m x 2.18m (12’4" x 7’1") T.V. point. Ceiling cornice. Ceiling downlighters. Radiator.

BEDROOM 4 4.09m x 3.55m (13’4" x 11’6") Window to side. Ceiling downlighters. Ceiling cornice. Radiator.

INNER HALLWAY A beautiful feature here is the stain glass window of a pheasant in flight. Wood laminate floor. Smoke detector. Pendant light. Hatch to loft space.

SHOWER ROOM 3.22m x 2.55m (10’5" x 8’3") Fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle with built-in seat/shelf. W.C., pedestal w.h.b with tiling above. Built-in cupboard. Tiled floor. Ceiling light. Radiator.

OUTSIDE The garden has been extensively landscaped and a considerable effort has been made to ensure that the garden is enjoyed to its maximum potential. The main garden wraps around the dwellinghouse to the rear and this incorporates a lawn and low maintenance areas presented with stone chips and mature shrubs and plants. There are two terraced levels, which are set in grass and a lightly wooded pathway provides a pleasant walkway along the top most boundary. There are many interesting features such as the circular seating area set into the terrace, which is sheltered with the high level weather boarding and seating surrounding the central fire pit.

Close to all the main door openings are patio and decked areas, which provide seating and entertaining areas at various points around the house.

The driveway has a "layby" parking area comfortably accommodating two vehicles and also continues on to a further parking area immediately at the house, this can accommodate several vehicles. There is a five bar gate at the house securely closing off the grounds beside the main house. There is a large timber constructed workshop, separate garden shed and tool store.


SOLAR PANELS - Solar panels have been fitted to the property, which currently pays a quarterly dividend, generating sufficient funds to comfortably meet the current proprietors electricity costs. Averaging around £2,000 per annum. The panels are owned outright and fitted during 2014. The current tariff is fixed for a 25 year period and will be transferrable to the new owner.

HEATING - Ground source heating system. The heating system also generates a dividend payment - paying out £531.96 per quarter. This again will be transferrable to the new owner and the dividend will be payable up to 2021.

SONOS MUSIC SYSTEM with speakers integrated into the ceilings of kitchen, hallway and dining room.

WATER/DRAINAGE The property has a private water supply - there is a 5000 litre holding tank, situated within the property. Private drainage.

LOCATION Byways enjoys an extremely pleasant setting, situated within the small rural community of Birkenhills where there is a strong community spirit and pride with regards to the appearance of the immediate vicinity. There is a community hall where orgainsed events take place. Birkenhills is approximately 3 miles South of Turriff where there are a wide range of shopping facilities, Primary and Secondary Schooling, Medical Practice, Cottage Hospital and leisure facilities which includes Sports Centre, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, outdoor Bowling Green & indoor stadium and 18-hole Golf Course. The property is within commuting distance of Aberdeeen City and suburbs.

Byways is ideally situated for enjoying the wealth of historical interest that Aberdeenshire offers with its various Castles, Distilleries and maginificent countryside and in particular is re-knowned for its rich farming heritage. The magical North-east coastline is within easy exploring distance, where there are several quaint fishing villages and lovely sandy beaches.

Byways offers high quality family sized living accommodation, which is further complemented with a beautiful landscaped garden, ideal for entertaining and play.

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Brown & McRae

10 High Street Turriff AB53 4DS


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